Our boats are very well-equipped.  We aim to provide the things we want to find onboard when we holiday on the boats.  But do also look at our list of what to bring.

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 boat holiday. Please let us know if we have missed anything!  If you have a special need please get in touch and we will see what we can do!

OUTSIDE YOUR BOAT

  • 3 mooring pins
  • 2 piling rings
  • Hammer
  • 2 windlasses
  • 3 ropes [1 each end and 1 in centre]
  • Hose pipe [for filling water tank]
  • Boarding plank
  • Pole
  • Hook
  • Life ring
  • Opener for water cap
  • Keys for boat ignition, back door
  • Canal and River Trust key, (this is for locked water points, operation of lift bridges)
  • 2 sets of waterproofs (for lucky person steering in the rain)

 

INSIDE EACH BOAT

  • Boat Manual for your boat telling you how everything works
  • The Boaters’ Handbook from CRT
  • 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)

 

ON YOUR BEDS

  • 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 £5 per person for UK bookings.

IN THE KITCHEN

  • 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 sharpe knives
  • General kitchen utensils
  • Cork screw and bottle opener
  • Grater
  • Mixing bowls
  • Casserole dishes
  • Measuring jug
  • Chopping board
  • Pan stand
  • Dinner plates
  • Small plates
  • Cereal /pudding bowls
  • Mugs with saucers
  • Various serving dishes, all ovens proof
  • Wine glasses
  • Drinking glasses
  • Plastic beakers (for little people)
  • Egg cups
  • Fruit bowl
  • Teapot, milk jug, and sugar bowl
  • Cafetiere
  • Glass jug
  • Thermos jug
  • Place mats

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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