Unique canal boats

Built and hired from the heart of England

Special occasions

Celebrating something special?
This is no ordinary holiday.


Follow our sample
itineraries or design your own.

New to narrowboating

Fear not!
All training is included.


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brochure from Union Wharf

What they say

Our guests tell you
what made their holidays unique.

Narrowboat builds

Bespoke boats built
for private clients.


A luxury canal boat hire includes all the elements of a romantic mini-break including magnificent beds, rainfall showers and design-forward interiors. A narrowboat hire offers a quirky alternative to holiday cottages.

Novices are always welcome and we will offer as much help as you need to wave you on your way. We will teach you how to operate a narrowboat and even suggest itineraries. The famous Foxton Locks is a popular stopoff point, or you might prefer the tranquility of the Wistow Rural Centre & Maze.

With unique interiors, modern tech and well-placed antiques, we hope you will experience our beautiful waterways in boutique hotel style. 


Choose your hire boat

Luxury canal boat hire for honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays

Many who choose a luxury Boutique Narrowboat holiday are celebrating a special event. Our barge mini breaks make an idyllic retreat for couples marking a milestone birthday or celebrating a special anniversary.

We also welcome those who are looking for a UK honeymoon with a difference. Romance and seclusion are important, as well as a sense of adventure.

Full training is given on your first afternoon aboard. No previous experience is necessary and you don’t require a special licence.

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Bespoke narrowboat builds

As well as building luxury canal boats for our little hire fleet, we also build narrowboats for private clients.

A Boutique Narrowboat is beautiful, contemporary and finished to an exceptional standard. The engineering is designed according to our client’s requirements. Propulsions include solar, hybrid and electric engines, as well as traditional diesel.

Our boat shells are commissioned from British fabricators to our designs and then fit out by our team in Leicestershire.

Each boat is unique and designed entirely around your needs. We invite you to start a conversation with us to find out if we are the boat builders you’ve been looking for.

Find out about our boat builds



Narrowboat build

Narrowboat build Our latest luxury narrowboat build, Marbled White, began life last year as a beautiful steel shell from reknowned manufacturer, Elton Moss. The Cheshire based company worked with us to build a bespoke hull; Read more…