Cruiser stern narrowboat | Sleeps 2 – 10 | Tuesday and Saturday start, full week and short breaks

The boat with everything… inside and out!

Exeter Overview
Detailed Description
The back deck is a cruiser stern design on which you have a fixed seat housing the gas cylinders which are used for heating and cooking. There is also room to put a fold up chair so plenty of room for relaxing and alfresco eating.

A large sliding hatch gives easy access to the interior of the boat. Descending a couple of steps you enter the spacious living area, comprising firstly, the well equipped galley/kitchen, in which you will find full size cooker, fridge with freezer and plenty of storage space. Following is a dining area, where you can eat, play games or just sit and watch the world go by. This will also convert into a double bed or two singles. The fixed seats will also extend, so that the area will happily seat a large hungry crew at dinner time. Moving forward is the lounge in which there is a settee for relaxing, or a place to catch up with your favourite TV programme or DVDs or just to watch the flames in your own boat sized wood burner, ideal for winter breaks along the Oxford canal. The settee will also convert into a double bed if required.

Along the corridor is the first of the two bathrooms equipped with shower, wash basin, and a flush toilet. Again there is plenty of storage for all those bathroom bits. The bathroom is designed to be ensuite to the following bedroom.

The first bedroom as with all of our narrow boats is a very flexible space. You can chose to have 1 fixed double bed or 2 singles beds, one  on each side of the narrow boat or 4 single beds in bunk bed form, great for the kids.

The second bathroom again en-suite  to the front bedroom, is very spacious being across the width of the boat, comprising shower, half inset basin and low level flush toilet as you would have at home.

The last room is the master cabin with a 4 foot 6 inch wide bed; this cabin has ample storage for clothes.

Through the front doors you will find your selves on the front deck, this has low level built in seats all the way round, giving you plenty of outside relaxing space. We provide a table for sundowners and outside eating.

Join Michael from the College Cruisers team for a detailed tour of Exeter in the video below.

Exeter Features
  • Length 65ft, 19.8 metres
  • Cruiser stern with fixed seating
  • Kitchen and lounge at back of boat
  • 4ft 6 inch bed in master cabin
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • 240 volt inverter
  • wood burner
  • large front deck with lots of seating.

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
Exeter joined the fleet in 2012. She can have up to 3 doubles and 6 singles over three cabins. We’ve shown some possible layouts below.

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






What's provided and what to bring

Our boats are well-equipped with most everyday utensils etc. The following is a list of all the things you will find on board your boat. We have tried to provide you with everything we think you will need for your canal holiday. Please let us know if we have missed anything!

Outside your boat you find the following:
2 mooring stakes
2 piling rings
2 windlasses
3 ropes [1 each end and 1 in centre]
Hose pipe [for filling water tank]
Boarding plank
Life ring
Opener for water cap and toilet cap
Keys for boat ignition, back door, and British Waterways key, (this is for locked water points, operation of lift bridges)
Set of waterproofs (for lucky person steering in the rain)

On the boat we provide:
Salt and pepper
Washing up liquid
Kitchen cleaner
Dish cloth
Pan scrubber
Fly spray
Air freshener
1 toilet roll per bathroom
Picnic blanket (please do not take soft furnishings outside)

In the kitchen you will find:
Kettle with whistle
3 saucepans with lids: small, medium, and large
Frying pan
Non stick saucepan
Stockpot (that can be put in oven for casseroles)
Baking tray
Pizza tray (please do not put pizzas direct on to oven shelves)
Knifes, forks, spoons, teaspoons for each person on board (plus spare)
2 serving spoons
Bread knife
2 sharp knives
General kitchen utensils
Corkscrew and bottle opener
Mixing bowls
Casserole dishes
Measuring jug
Chopping board
Pan stand
Dinner plates
Small plates
Cereal /pudding bowls
Mugs with saucers
Various serving dishes, all ovenproof
Wine glasses
Drinking glasses
Plastic beakers (for little people)
Egg cups
Fruit bowl
Teapot, milk jug, and sugar bowl
Glass jug
Thermos jug
Place mats

On your beds we will provide:
Double /single duvet (all hypo-allergenic)
Pillows: 2 each, on double beds (more can be requested)
Mattress protector on each bed
Fitted sheet

Towels are provided free of charge for overseas customers, and are available for £3 per person for UK bookings (please let us know if you require these when booking).

For more information about what to bring – including an downloadable packing list – please follow this link: What’s provided and what to bring.

Take a video tour of Exeter

"We had a wonderful time on Exeter. Mike gave us wonderful instruction and Sheila was so sweet with us."

Per and crew – August 2019

"We had a lovely holiday on Exeter and will definitely recommend this to friends and family."

The Overmeire family – April 2018

"Thank you for a very enjoyable week."

Derek and Linda – April 2019

"Delightful experience from start to finish!"

The Collins family – April 2018

"Exceptional service and helpful advice when needed. Great service and support. Thank you."

Tracey – Feb 2019

"Really enjoyed the holiday."

Andrew and Sara Lewis – March 2018

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