The New Boutique Narrowboat – Paper Kite

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Our new luxury canal boat, Paper Kite, is a 47 foot narrowboat being built by us at Boutique Narrowboats during 2024. Everything on Paper Kite is being designed especially for our guests – from the beautiful lines of the prestigious Tim Tyler hull, to the interior carpentry in our bespoke style. The design drawings on this page give a flavour of the layout.

This canal boat is the perfect small size for novices but is big on comfort. The king size fully-sprung mattress is permanently set up the in the bow of the boat, so there is no need to make up the bed every night. The bathroom features a roomy shower with designer basin. The kitchen, although petite, is perfectly-formed, with a small combination oven/microwave and an undercounter fridge with icebox. A little induction hob does away with the need for gas on this canal boat.

  • King size bed | Sized for novices | Large shower
  • Kitchen with combination oven/microwaveoven | Fridge | Induction hob
  • Wi-Fi | TV | Breakfast bar | Central heating | Double glazed
  • Gas-less boat | New for 2024

New Canal Boat

Canal boat specification

  • 47′ long x 6’10” wide
  • Brand new Tim Tyler hull, fit out by Boutique Narrowboats
  • Maximum headroom 6’5″
  • Cruiser stern
  • King size bed is 31″ (78cm) from the floor to top of the mattress.
  • Pump-out toilet
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing

New luxury canal boat build for 2023

new canal boat design by boutique narrowboats

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Boat operation

  • No experience required.
  • Comprehensive boat safety induction.
  • Training on handling the canal boat and mooring up.
  • Navigating locks, bridges and tunnels.
  • Help with choosing routes.
  • Emergency assistance round-the-clock.
  • Fully licensed and insured for hire.
  • Accredited Safety Certificate.
  • Life jackets and safety equipment on board.

Each hire includes a full handover on your first afternoon aboard, to show you how to operate Paper Kite and navigate the waterways. Many of our guests are novices and we hope that a holiday on our Boutique Narrowboat will encourage a life-long love of the canals.

Things to know

  • We are at Union Wharf Marina, 1a Canalside, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7UW.
  • Holidays start on a Monday or Friday at 2pm and finish on a Monday or Friday at 9.30am.
  • All fuel included.
  • No booking fees.
  • Free car parking.
  • Beginners welcome (training included.)
  • Paper Kite is pet-free.
  • £50 Damage Waiver included.
  • Your dates secured with a 30% deposit.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday begins.
  • Payment via credit/debit card, Paypal or bank transfer.
  • Full Terms and Conditions here.