The extra space a widebeam provides in comparison to a traditional narrowboat is a feature that many people are attracted to. Traditionally, a narrowboat is 6ft in width, whereas a widebeam offers at least an extra few feet of space, ranging between 9ft-12ft in width. We have several widebeams to hire, located across the United Kingdom, all the way from the Kennet & Avon Canal in Southern England to the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.
The River Thames
‘Geanna’ & ‘Georgia’ are both luxury widebeams located at our Reading base on the River Thames, available for both short breaks and weekly hire. ‘Geanna’ is 62ft long and 12ft wide, sleeping up to 8 people maximum, with 3 en-suite bathrooms! ‘Georgia’ is the same size as ‘Geanna’ and offers two cabins, one double and one with bunk beds, ideal for a family getaway.
Marlow- The River Thames
‘Sancerre’, sleeping up to 6 people, is a 60ft by 11ft widebeam located at Marlow on the River Thames. ‘Sancerre’ has been fitted out with lots of mod-cons including, Bluetooth, Wi-FI and an audio system. There is also an electric bowthruster for easier manoeuvring and mooring. The master cabin has a king-size double bed with an en-suite, with double doors opening out onto the bow for alfresco dining. ‘Sancerre’ is available for both short breaks and weeks.
The Grand Union Canal
‘Serenity’, is one of our smaller widebeams, located on the Grand Union Canal at Milton Keynes, available for weekly Saturday hire. ‘Serenity’ is 55ft long and 10ft wide, sleeping 4, ideal for a couple’s getaway or for a small family. She is fitted out to a very high standard with a touch of added luxury, including a very handy wine cooler, flat-screen TVs in both the saloon and the cabin and an iPod dock!
The Kennet & Avon Canal
‘Larkspur’ is 65ft long x 10ft wide, located at Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon Canal, available to hire for 6 night breaks from a Saturday morning until Friday evening. ‘Larkspur’ sleeps 6 , with one double cabin and one twin cabin and a comfy sofa bed in the saloon. Also in the saloon area is a solid fuel stove- ideal for cosy evenings on board!
London – Grand Union Canal
Located on the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal at Iver, ‘Pendragon’ is 57ft x 10ft, perfect for family groups, sleeping up to 6. There is one master cabin, with a double bed and excellent storage space and a second cabin with bunk beds. There are a few added extras on board: a heated towel rail in the bathroom; a widescreen projector in the saloon and a Bluetooth Boombar speaker for music. ‘Pendragon’ is available for weekly hire from Saturdays.
The Falkirk Wheel
‘Sanderling’ is located at the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, giving access to both the Forth & Clyde and the Union Canals. ‘Sanderling’ is 60ft long and 10ft wide, sleeping up to 8 people. There is one master cabin with a king-size double bed. The second cabin has 4 bunks- perfect for families with children. ‘Sanderling’ is available to hire for short breaks, weeks or longer from Fridays or Mondays.
To find your perfect widebeam to hire, visit our website www.waterwaysholidays.com. Search using our widebeam filter or alternatively, call us on 01252 796400.