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Many companies build boats, we build Boaters!

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We're fully booked until 2023, sorry.


We're a small(ish), family run company specialising in "Narrowboat Experiences".

Our main business is offering longer term (anything from 1 to 12 months) 'self-drive' holiday hire of very high quality narrow boats (often referred to as canal boats or barges) within the UK Inland Waterways Network.  Long term hire provides far more than you'll ever get from a couple of weeks conventional 'holiday hire', it provides you with an often life changing experience.

This is why, in the following pages we prefer to say "Narrowboat Experiences" rather than just 'hire'.

This doesn't mean we're against 'a couple of weeks conventional holiday hire', quite the contrary, we're offering that too with a new trial from our Sheffield base, find out more here.

We're totally customer focused, being long term customers ourselves of various hire companies prior to setting up Sheffield Narrowboats, so we know what we like - and strive to provide what you, as a customer, will need to get the most from your holiday - short or long - and make it truly memorable.


All long-term boats are FULLY BOOKED until 2023
Please Contact us to be informed of additional availability if we add new boats.

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