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Aqua Narrowboats

Luxury Canal Boat Hire – Narrowboat Builders – Marine Repairs

Welcome to Aqua Narrowboats, specialists in luxury 5 star canal boat hire & holidays, narrowboat builders of the highest quality with a marine repairs service offering narrowboat engineering, electrics and refurbishments. A company concentrating on growing British talent to produce beautifully crafted bespoke canal boats by a team of skilled marine engineers and boat builders.

Our luxurious fleet of narrowboats for hire is almost entirely owned by sponsored boat owners who have requested high specification boats for their own personal use, therefore you are able to hire the most beautiful boats on the canals – see narrowboat holiday reviews on our Facebook Page. Based at Mercia Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal, we have a range of canal networks for you to enjoy your narrowboat holiday including the Four Counties Ring, the Black Country Ring, the Leicester Ring, plus many there and back routes. The canals have many attractions and places to eat along the way making your canal boat hire experience an adventure. Checkout our canal routes page for more details on places to visit.

Prices for 2016 narrowboat hire and holidays are now available, check the brochure prices and special offers page – the best deals are always available for early canal boat bookings.

If you are looking for a new bespoke narrowboat to your exact specification then we are here to make your design a reality. We specialise in a personal service: a custom made bespoke canalboat package, with all costs and optional extras given in your quotation, (basic prices can be found at the ‘new boat sales’ page), to a layout and design of your choice. This enables you to think about your narrowboat design and prioritise features to fit your budget. To view the quality and craftmanship of our bespoke boats look at the gallery page, better still make an appointment to visit us, just call Tel 01283 701041. Our past customers are more than happy to provide references when you are ready to progress with your narrowboat build.

See below for the lead times of canal boats for sale/ building schedule & reviews published in Canal Boat & Waterways World magazines of our latest bespoke narrowboats.

Narrowboat for sale:
Aqua Life –
Currently seeking sponsor for our 2013 built, luxury 5 star, 4+2 hire boat see our sponsorship page. £72,000.00 ono Back on the market – buyer could not complete, lots of 2016 bookings already!
Aqua Vido - Brand New Hire Boat:
Currently seeking sponsorship for 2016 season, 4+2 berth, Luxury 5 star hire boat.  Sorry Now Sold to  New Sponsor.

Narrowboat Building Schedule - As of 27/07/15

Currently in build: July 2015:
Dolly Blue - Private Bespoke 60ft Semi Cruiser Stern Narrowboat. (see our Facebook page for photos)

September 2015 slot:
Booked – Private Bespoke 40ft Semi Cruiser stern narrowboat
December 2015 slot:
Booked - Aqua Beatha – New 58ft Luxury Hire Boat for our hire fleet (sold to sponsor)
April 2016 slot:
Booked – Private Bespoke 60ft Semi Cruiser stern narrowboat. 
July 2016 slot:
Booked – Private Bespoke 60ft Cruiser stern narrowboat.
October 2016 slot: 
Booked –
Private Bespoke 57ft narrowboat.
February 2017 slot:
Booked - 
New Hire Boat 2+2 Berth: Currently for Sale As Sponsorship Opportunity.
May 2017 slot:
Booked –
Private Bespoke 65ft narrowboat
August 2017 slot:
Currently Free

Follow the progress of all our current and past boat builds by visiting our Facebook page or the gallery. All of our previous customers are happy to speak with potential new bespoke boat build customers – just contact us for details.

Aqua Narrowboat Builder Reviews