Not only did The Boat Listing go live on CanalPlanAC two weeks ago. At the same time we introduced opensearch.
It's all a bit technical behind the scenes, but what it means for you is that on several browsers you can now add a canalplan searcher to the quick search bar where you might now have Google and Wikipedia and similar.
How to do it varies from browser to browser, but as an example for Firefox all you need to do visit any page on canalplan.org.uk and click on the downwards arrow at the left of the browsers search box and select "add CanalPlan AC". You'll then be able to select this at any time and type in a place, waterway, feature or boat and get the canalplan search results for it.