Ever since moving aboard back in April 2013 we have not been able to make our minds up on buying a battery operated hoover. We have been using a small 230 volt hoover and to use that we have to dig it out from under the dinette where its stored then start the engine and switch on the inverter. When you use it the lead doesn't reach from one end of Inca to the other so all in all it was a real pain to use.With living on a boat and having 2 dogs its essential to have a good hoover , so after looking at loads of online videos and reading even more reviews we decided to take the plunge and buy a Dyson DC59 Animal. I must admit that we are both very highly impressed with it. It seems to have more power than our 230 volt hoover and that's only 12 months old and is 1600 watts .
The battery lasts for 26 minutes on normal power which is plenty of time, and if you use it on max it lasts for 6 minutes, but we cant see much of a need to use it on max as it has so much power on normal mode. For a boat it is absolutely perfect as it is small and easy to store. It comes with 4 attachments that are easy to use. We are now even fighting over who hoovers up , but i expect i will soon loose interest in it and her Ladyship can take over. There is however one massive drawback with the Dyson and that's the price…. …. at £300 its a lot of money, only time will tell if it is worth the money.You can see why James Dyson is a billionaire. Hopefully we should get many years of use out of it. So i guess that's no Christmas presents for us this year or probably the next few years .