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Meet the crew

The brooks family is happy to welcome you aboard!

Colin "The Captain" & Vivienne "The Boss"

Colin and Vivienne “Viv” Brooks met in 1990 whilst working with a local charity near their home town of Winchester. Their passion for living on water began 15 years ago when they started narrow boating across England’s beautiful waterways.

In 2016, they bought a narrow boat, ‘Julianna’, which the couple call home for several months of the year. Indeed, their adventure with LV14 SULA began during a visit to Gloucester Docks in May 2019.

Cruising alongside the extraordinary Lightvessel, they spotted the ‘For Sale’ sign attached to the wheel house. “Now that would be a good craic!”, said Viv, turning to Colin… and the rest, as they say, is history!

Wilfrid & Boz Ship Dogs

Wilfrid, affectionately known as “Wilfey” to his Instagram followers, is a Show Cocker Spaniel. He lives onboard with ship mate Boz, the rescue Border Collie, and their humans! Wilfey loves to watch the world go by through the ship’s portholes. Boz is the latest addition to the family and is a bundle of joy. He has taken to life on the water and is happy not to have to deal with pesky sheep anymore!

"LV14 SULA is a defining landmark here at Gloucester Docks & we love chatting with inquisitive passers-by!"

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