Welcome

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Welcome to Rose Narrowboats

Escape to a slower pace of life….

 

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

20% OFF

Full week holidays starting on a Saturday/Sunday

in September and October 2018

on Firefly, Cameo or Concerto 

Any offer or discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

SPECIAL OFFER

SAVE UP TO 35% off a short break

SAVE UP TO 41% off a full week 

on our 10 berth boats, Albertine and Sundance

Reduced to £895 for a short break (Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday)

£89.50 each for a 3/4 night break (if 10 people share)

and £1195 for a week hire

£119.50 each for 7 nights (if 10 people share)

for all available dates during the 2018 hire season.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT

20% OFF

Short Break holidays

(Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday)

in September and October 2018

on Rainbow, Cascade, Fanfare 4 or Fanfare 6

Any offer or discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Rose Narrowboats

Bridge 30

Trading since 1972 we are one of the oldest established narrowboat hire fleet companies and excellence in hiring canal boats is what we continue to be best known for today.

Hire Fleet

Fanfare at Hillmorton Locks
Fanfare with Bridge 30

From our boatyard in the heart of the English canal network we operate a fleet of quality narrowboats ranging in size from 2-10 berth. All our boats are available to hire almost all year round, from 2 days up to 3 months or anything in between. Our location also means we are the perfect starting point for a wide variety of routes, all with their own features.

All our boats including the Day boat ‘Rosette’ are self-drive. We give full instruction of how to operate your boat so even if you have not been on a boat before you will find it very easy.

Please check out our ‘New to Boating’ page.

Day Boat

Rosette Day Boat Hire

As well as our hire fleet we also have a popular self-drive day boat. The Oxford Canal in this area offers a great day’s boating for any occasion or gathering of up to 12 people. With a choice of travelling North or South from our base you can enjoy the stunning scenery with the choice of pubs to have lunch or bring along your own picnic.

Boatyard

Rosette and Shop

With a team of highly skilled engineers, painters, carpenters and electricians employed at the yard we can carry out any kind of work from minor repairs to major refits, upgrades and new boat builds.

Using our slip-way we are able to carry out any out of water maintenance such as hull blacking, steelwork repairs, stern gear replacement and surveys.

Mobile Repair Service

Workboat 3

From our fully equipped mobile workshop we are able to offer a prompt and professional breakdown and repair service covering a wide area of the country. As well as standard breakdowns and servicing we can do major repairs including welding. No job is too big or too small. We are Achilles registered, guaranteeing high quality work with an environmentally and safety conscious approach to everything we do.

Decorative Painting and Traditional Chandlery

Traditional Paintwork

We are the only UK based manufacturer of traditional water cans and handbowls available either unfinished or fully painted in house. We can also supply traditional ironwork by Keith Thomas, a blacksmith based here.

We have a well, stocked shop holding everything from souvenirs, food and boating essentials to all the parts you need to build or repair a boat. We also sell the traditional paintwork items that we manufacture.

Commercial Workboat Hire and Repair

Slough pushing a hopper

Keeping canals well maintained is important to us, and we have a dredger, a fleet of tugs and various general, purpose workboats available for hire with or without operators. We have full facilities to refurbish and maintain commercial fleets. We are pleased to have Canal & River Trust as one of customers for whom we carry out reactive repairs, servicing and maintenance work.