Cruiser stern canal boat


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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.

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 chief 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 .

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

All of our Comfortable Boats Include:

  • Fully equipped galleys.
  • Cooker, refrigerator, radio/CD, hair dryer, telephone charging point on all boats.
  • Bed linen provided and all permanent beds made up.
  • Radiator central heating all boats.
  • Wood burners on selected boats.
  • Choice of traditional, semi-traditional or cruiser sterns.
  • FREE Fuel.
  • FREE Colour TV & DVD.

Layout options

Balliol can have up to 3 double beds and/or up to singles spread over 3 cabins.

We’ve shown some possible layouts below.

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







Short break prices

  • Prices in £ (UK Pound Sterling) are for a three night weekend or four night midweek break.
  • For longer periods please contact us on 01865 554343 to discuss a special price.
  • Price includes: Fuel, (diesel & Gas), bedding, TV, hairdryer, car parking, route map, cleaning pack.
  • PETS by prior arrangement at £35 each.
Our Boats: Brasenose Balliol Nuffield Trinity Keble
Berths  2 – 12 2 – 8 2 – 8 2 – 5 2
Length (feet) 70′ 57′ 55′ 50′ 33′
2018 short breaks starting
Fri 5th Jan – Mon 26th March £1095 £795 £795 £595 £395
Fri 30th March – Mon 21st May £1495 £1095 £1095 £795 £395
Fri 25th May – Mon 25th June £1695 £1195 £1195 £895 £495
Fri 29th June – Mon 27th Aug £1895 £1395 £1395 £995 £495
Fri 31st Aug – Mon 24th Sept £1695 £1195 £1195 £895 £495
Fri 28th Sept – Mon 29th Oct £1395 £895 £895 £695 £395
 Fri 2nd Nov – Mon 31st Dec £1095 £795 £795 £595 £395

Check availability and reserve this boat

Check to see if this boat is available using the calendar below. You can then reserve the boat by calling us on 01865 554343 (+44 1865 554343 from outside the UK) or using our online booking request form. You will be asked to provide your credit card details and we will confirm your booking once we have successfully charged a £150 deposit to your card.

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Can’t find the boat you want on the dates you want?
Call us on 01865 554343 to see if we can find you an alternative!