Balliol is a 57ft (17.1 m) long narrow boat with a cruiser stern with seats on which to sit at the rear whilst you steer or just sit and enjoy the scenery. Inside you will find well planned accommodation with plenty of flexibility to suit the needs of you and your crew, from 2 to 8.


Depart Fri or MonSleeps 2-8

Layout Options

All fixed beds are made up to your requirements before your arrival.

OPTION A: 3 DOUBLES (6 PEOPLE)

OPTION B: 1 DOUBLE AND 4 SINGLES (6 PEOPLE)

OPTION C: 4 SINGLES (BUNK BEDS) AND 2 DOUBLES (8 PEOPLE)

More options available. Ring for more information.

Boat Details

Entering the boat via the rear stairs you will come into the first of the sleeping cabins in which you can choose to have; two single beds, four single beds as bunk beds, or one double bed. We have also fitted a wardrobe in this bedroom with hanging space and shelves.

Exiting this cabin, you move into the first of two bathrooms, containing a shower, wash basin and flush toilet. This walkthrough bathroom is the full width of the boat giving ample space. You then move into the second bedroom, again with plenty of storage for clothes, which can be arranged to have a double bed or two single beds. The second bathroom follows along the corridor, with a spacious shower, wash basin and a flush toilet. Both showers are fitted with shower doors and storage for all the bathroom bits.

You then enter the living section of the boat which is fitted with a large four burner stove, good size fridge with a freezer compartment and ample work surface. All our kitchens are very well equipped so cooking on board is not a chore but part of the fun of spending time on your boat. Our kitchens have lots of storage for all the food that always goes along with you, and Balliol’s new kitchen is no exception. We have also included a small breakfast bar at which you can sit and eat or just relax and watch the chef of the day create dinner.

The lounge area is fitted with an L shaped sofa, which can be made up into a comfortable double bed. The lounge has large windows so you can sit inside and still enjoy the passing countryside. A large dining table is supplied around which you can all eat, or a small table on which to rest a gin and tonic and a few nibbles .The TV is located on the wall and has a radio and DVD player included Finally you exit the boat on to a front deck where you sit in comfort and peace while enjoying the oxford countryside drift past you.

Each cabin has a door to ensure privacy at night and both bathrooms can be accessed without entering other people’s cabins if you need the use of bathrooms during the night. The boat is fitted with a diesel central heating system making it very warm and cosy even on chilly spring or winter evenings. Also included is a 240 volt system so charging phones and laptops is not an issue. The wall sockets also have USB ports again making it straight forward to charge electrical appliances.

All the beds are very comfortable and will be made up prior to your arrival with your chosen layout.

We have designed the interior of Balliol to make it an ideal boat for both families and a group of friends.

Whats Provided, and what to bring

Our boats are well-equipped with what you need for the boat, your bedding and most everyday utensils etc.

What's Provided

Towels are provided free of charge for overseas customers, and are available for £5 per person for UK bookings (please let us know if you require these when booking).

What To Bring

balliol Features

• Length 17.1m / 57ft
• Cruiser stern
• Airy light boat
• Ample storage and hanging space
• Separate w.c. and washbasin
• 240 Volt Inverter Fitted

Our Availablity

Call to book on 01865 554343.

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Our Customer Reviews

We felt like welcome guests from the time of booking until our return. Will was awesome at showing us around the boat and giving us instructions. We can’t wait to...

- Trinity

24/05/2024

If there was an excellent box, instruction, reliability and staff would get a tick.

- Jamie & Nikki

04/05/2024

Absolutely loved our time on Nuffield, a very relaxing way to meet people and see sights.

- The Gray family

03/05/2024

Excellent service… special shout out to James for advice on where to moor… lovely team.

- Edmund & Yaiza

03/05/2024

We enjoyed every moment of it, thank you. ☺

- Edmund & Yaiza

04/05/2024

An incredible weekend away. Cary’s and her team were very knowledgeable and helpful when planning our trip. I couldn’t recommend more and looking forward to returning

- Lauren D.

05/03/2024

My partner and I just spent a week on Magdalen. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was lovely having the log burner as it was late October. Cary’s...

- Jane O.

05/11/2023

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the...

- Chris G.

31/10/2023

We spent a week on the Exeter. Very comfortable boat. A special thanks to James who explained how everything worked and made us feel comfortable hanlding the Exeter (one of...

- Kees v.

22/10/2023

We had such a good time! Such a lovely team to help you off on your holiday. We were a couple with a 7-month-old. Tricky first day learning how to...

- Edmond O.

17/10/2023

Julesa lovely holiday. Big thanks

- Jules

31/07/2023

Piroska we have had a wonderful trip on this boat. Thank you

- Piroska

25/07/2023

Lucy lovely trip on the river Thames, lovely staff, lovely boat. Thank you

- Lucy

25/07/2023
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