Narrowboat Hire

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Boats on the canal

Our wide range of canal holiday hire boats means there’s one right for you. To ensure your comfort and enjoyment every canal boat is fully equipped with all the furnishings, equipment and utensils you are likely to need.
When you collect your canal holiday hire boat everything will have been looked after for you – an engine that has been serviced, a thoroughly cleaned interior and exterior and a fresh supply of bed linen.
You can check our Online availability database to see immediately if a canal boat is available.
And you can look for Late booking boats on our Lates search page.
Or, if you have some flexibility about your requirements, send us your details in the email form at the bottom of the boat pages. We will suggest some alternatives quickly by email.
Check out our Canal Holiday Information….

Every Canal Holiday Hire Boat Has:- (except day hire boat)

Propane gas, diesel, VAT and car parking are included in the price

  • Complimentary Starter Pack – Washing up Liquid, matches, scouring cream, toilet roll etc.
  • Comprehensive inventory (see below for example inventory)
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Central heating from radiators
  • Shower (two on Scarlet Rose)
  • Joey has a 5ft bath (with a shower over).
  • Fresh water flush toilets
  • A four ring cooker with grill and oven
  • Good sized fridge with freezer compartment
  • Radio/CD player
  • Shaver socket,
  • 12 volt cigar lighter socket for phone chargers etc.
  • USB charger points
  • An inverter that supplies 230 volt sockets although power is limited on some boats (see individual boat specification)
  • Flat Screen Digital TV tuned into Freeview stations (although good reception may be restricted in some places along the canal) with DVD player
  • There is a duvet (Hollofibre), duvet cover, bottom sheet and pillow with pillow case for each bed. Each bed also has a blanket and an underblanket.
  • Cerise and Ivory Class Boats have duvets etc. as above on the double beds. The single bunks each have sleeping bag, liner, blanket and pillow with pillow case.
  • Extra pillows available
  • We can usually provide a bunk side to stop not-yet-mobile babies from falling out of bed
  • Safety Equipment
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fire blanket
    • First Aid Kit
  • Life jackets available on request

Specimen Inventory​
See boat descriptions for extra equipment.

GALLEY EQUIPMENT
1 Kettle
2 Frying pans
1 Meat dish
3 Saucepans & lids
2 Roasting tins
1 Mixing bowl
1 Colander
1 Casserole
1 1 Pint jug
1 ½ Pint jug
1 Measure jug
1 Bread board
1 Bread/carving knife
1 Carving fork
2 Wooden spoons
1 Potato peeler
1 Fish slice
1 Potato Masher
1 Tin opener
1 corkscrew
1 Washing up brush
1 Cheese grater
1 Whisk
1 Sink tidy
1 Set Tea/coffee/sugar
2 Kitchen knives
1 Pyrex plate
3 Ashtrays
1 Pair of tongs
1 Pair of kitchen scissors
1 Bread bin
2 Table spoons
1 Milk jug

GENERAL EQUIPMENT
1 Floor mop
1 Dustpan & brush
1 Broom
1 Bucket
1 Deck mop
1 Swing bin
1 Washing up bowl
1 Oven glove
1 Shower mat
COMPLEMENTARY STARTER PACK
Washing up Liquid, matches
Scouring cream, toilet roll etc

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
1 Lifebuoy
1 Boarding plank
1 Boat hook
3 Mooring spikes
1 Club hammer
2 Double windlasses
1 Water hose with standard
Tap Fitting
2 Mooring ropes
1 Set vinyl waterproofs
1 Instruction manual
2 Door mats
1 Set boat & BWB Keys
1 Boat pole

TABLE EQUIPMENT PER PERSON
2 Knives
2 Forks
1 Teaspoon
1 Dessert spoon
1 Soup spoon
1 Tea plate
1 Dinner plate
1 Soup bowl
1 Mug
1 Cup & saucer
1 Egg cup
1 Tumbler
1 Wine glass

PER BOAT 
1 Butter dish
1 Sugar bowl
1 Cruet set
1 Tea pot
1 Coffee pot
1 Toast rack
1 Fruit bowl
1 Tea strainer

BEDDING PER BERTH
1 Blanket
1 Single/double duvet, cover
& bottom sheet or 1 Sleeping
Bag & liner (Cerise & Ivory
Rose class Only)
1 Pillow & Case
1 First aid kit