Narrowboat build from Boutique Narrowboats

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; we specified a 12mm base plate to help with stability and longevity, and cut outs Read more…

honeymoon or minimoon special occasion canal boat

Special occasions

The Boutique Narrowboats are often booked for all sorts of special occasions – anniversary surprises, birthday weekends and even the odd minimoon. How lovely! What better way to celebrate a special occasion, than with a gentle adventure learning new skills together and enjoying luxury on the English waterways? Planning a Read more…

Boutique Narrowboat for hire Kathleen May barge holidays

Barge holidays

Barge holidays are one of Britain’s most loveliest staycations. Unlimited wildlife, shared experiences, waterside pubs. But purists will insist these are narrowboats, not barges. What is the difference between a narrowboat and a barge holiday? Narrowboats are uniquely British. They were designed to navigate the canal networks of England, Wales Read more…

Day boat hire gift

A day boat hire gift can make a perfect present for the man who has everything. Often a day boat experience is purchased as a birthday present for a husband or boyfriend. We are frequently told that many people have “always wanted” to try their hand at narrowboating and a Read more…