March 4, 2019
By Beacon_PR

UK Canals welcome New Hire Boats for 2019

Waterways Holidays, the one-stop shop for UK canal holidays, is forecasting a great year ahead, with nearly 40 new narrowboats being added to the 1800 already available to hire at

“The amazing summer last year drove demand for holidays afloat,” says managing director Nigel Richards, “and has given operators the confidence to expand their fleets.”

New narrowboats available to hire through Waterways Holidays include:

Purbeck – A neat 48-feet boat fitted out to a high standard for a couple. The spacious saloon area features comfortable armchairs, the ensuite shower room comes complete with toiletries, and the shiny new galley has everything needed for self-catering. WiFi, TV/DVD/Radio/CD, hairdryer and USB/phone charging points are all provided. Based at Braunston on the Grand Union Canal, a seven-night holiday starts at £820.

York – The perfect boat for families or two couples this two-cabin boat has flexible single/double berths and can sleep +2 children on saloon seats. Like all modern boats York comes with radiators for heating and ‘all mod cons’. It is based at Sowerby Bridge on the Rochdale Canal/Calder and Hebble Navigation in the Pennines. Hire is fully-inclusive of fuel, damage waiver etc, and the boat is pet-friendly at no extra charge, from £1000 for seven nights.

Aurora – For large parties, this 70-feet boat has four cabins (mix of double and twin berths) to sleep eight adults in comfort with +2 children feasible on convertible saloon seating. It is the perfect boat for couples spending the weekend on the South Oxford Canal, cruising from Napton. There are two shower/wc rooms and a superb galley. A three-night weekend for eight to ten people costs from £1414.

All boats are provided with buoyancy aids. Prices/availability correct at date of issue.

Waterways Holidays: 01252 339023,






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