Traditional boats & sailing yachts for hire on the UK Canals & Norfolk Broads

Unique skippered hire aboard ‘Hawkesbury’

Don’t forget our traditional narrowboats, sailing yachts and motor cruisers for boating getaways!

UK Canals

Converted narrowboat: ‘Hawkesbury,’ cruising the Trent & Mersey Canal from 1937, is the last ‘Big Woolwich’ and former cargo carrying vessel. Available for skippered hire; you even get a “boat dog”!

This leaves you free to soak in the rural sites along the bank, taking the controls if and when you like.

Tug styled narrowboats: ‘Larch,’ from Middlewich and ‘Anjou’ from Whilton, traditional styled cargo carrying boats. These boats have a large flat decking section at the front- with a stowage area underneath.  The long flat front provides a perfect spot for all parties to enjoy, taking in the summer sun and picnicking off the boat.

Norfolk Broads

Motor Cruisers: ‘Merlin’ from Chedgrave and ‘Juliette’ from Martham: Traditional all wooded boats, particularly handy for those wanting to catch the rays whenever possible as they include  sunshine hatches over saloon and galley, collapsible side sections and a centre cockpit with all-weather protection.

Sailing Broads yachts: Available for Norfolk Broads boat hire is ‘Zoë’ from Horning, built in 1897. The only Victorian counter stern yacht on the Broads and exhilarating to sail. She sleeps two people, so ideal for a couple with a little yachting experience.

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