Our Boats

We are very proud of our hire fleet with boats suitable for all groups from two – twelve. You are welcome to visit any time, but remember our boats could be on hire, so please phone first to ensure the craft you wish to view is available.

 

 

Union Canal Carriers Hire Boats

Our boats are built here in Braunston by craftsmen that know their trade. The hulls are built on traditional fine lines, making them easy to handle. The interiors are designed by a cabinet maker, ensuring excellent use of space and quality fittings. We believe that outdoor space is important, which is why our all our hire boats have large front decks with seating and tables, alongside our semi trad rear decks where children and dogs can safely join it the fun.  They are fully equipped, and immaculately maintained ensuring you have an enjoyable safe holiday.

 

 

Our Three Barney Boats

Many people consider the Barney boat to be the modern “Classic” narrow boat.  A simple and straight forward layout with exceptional amounts of storage space including a useful front cover to the foredeck. Suited to all comers, but especially popular with boating enthusiasts for its many practical, classic features. These include the extended hatchway giving a two person steering position, a slow revving engine, solid fuel fire (fuel included), superb handling characteristics as well as the attractive traditional painted decorations. Wrekin, Cheviot and Malvern are some of our busiest boats in the fleet so please book early to avoid disappointment.  These boats are only available to hire at Union Canal Carriers.

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Arbury – New for 2021

6

From £1165 per Week

Start days Monday and Friday.
Arbury is a very light and spacious 4 - 6 berth boat with 2 bedrooms. She has a cruiser stern with a safety rail around the back deck, 2 full bathrooms, central heating and a light open interior thanks to the galley's skylight. A perfect family getaway!

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Purbeck

2

From £850 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
Purbeck is our first reverse layout boat designed as a couple’s romantic escape. With a cabin at the front that can be either a fixed double or 2 singles, a large airy bathroom, a well fitted galley, free standing arm chairs in the saloon and a choice of either a fixed double or 2 fixed singles in the bedroom.

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Ouzel II

From £140 per Night

The Day Boat is available March - October every day 9am - 6pm *
Union Canal Carriers day boat ‘Ouzel II’ is a great fun day out with a difference, ideal for entertaining up to 12 people and a pet is welcome too.

*depending on day light hours.

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Blackdown

8

From £1235 per Week

Starts days - Friday and Monday, Saturday and Tuesday.

Blackdown is a lovely well-designed boat thoughtfully fitted out with a stunning light interior and flexible layout, making her well suited to families, small groups and couples alike.

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Pennine

12

From £1140 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Pennine is one of two 12 berth boats, with plenty of room for everyone. The semi-traditional design gives the boat an inviting atmosphere, and the windows create an open feel and provide the opportunity for stunning views.

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Chiltern

12

From £1140 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Chiltern is the second 12 berth boat, perhaps providing an opportunity for two families to come together. Large front and rear decks with seating perfect for socialising, creates a huge outdoor space with plenty of room for everyone to soak up the sun!

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Berwyn

9

From £1095 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Berwyn has a flexible interior accommodating 6 people in three cabins and 2 people in the saloon with the capability in the rear cabin to make room for an extra child by turning a single bed into bunk beds.

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Brecon

8

From £1095 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday, Saturday and Tuesday.
Brecon is a lovely comfortable boat fitted out with a light airy feel and a flexible layout making the boat suitable for family or couples alike. You will find all the equipment you need for the perfect stay.

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Wenlock

8

From £1195 per Week

Start days Friday and Monday.
Wenlock is the perfect getaway narrowboat for families, with a fixed double bed in the rear cabin, 2 bathrooms, 2 cabins each with bunk beds for the children and the convertible settee in the saloon provides an additional double.

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Laughton

6

From £1115 per Week

Start days Saturday and Tuesday.
Laughton is a gorgeous ash finished boat that sleeps 4-6, she has a semi-traditional stern, central heating and a light open interior thanks to the galley opening skylight. Laughton is a perfect family get away!

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Brendon

6

From £1020 per Week

Start days Friday and Monday.
Brendon is a stunning semi-traditional narrow boat with more than enough room for 6 people. There is the potential to turn one of the single beds into a set of bunk beds providing space for another child, making it an ideal family holiday boat.

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Clent

4

From £885 per Week

Start days Saturday and Tuesday.
Clent is a gorgeous four berth boat sleeping 2 people in the rear cabin on either a fixed double or 2 singles and 2 on the convertible settee in the saloon.

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Selene

4

From £885 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday.
Selene is a generous sized four berth boat with a golden-pine interior and a cruiser stern back deck. Selene is perfect for a refreshing get away, ideal for a couple or small family.

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Mendip

4

From £825 per Week

Start days Saturday and Tuesday.
With enough room for one double and 2 singles, Mendip allows for a spacious experience suitable for four people. An extra bed can be fitted for a child, turning a single bed into a set of bunk beds.

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Clee

4

From £825 per Week

Start days Monday and Friday.
Clee is a gorgeous 41ft narrowboat with a lovely semi-traditional stern with seating and a large front deck for all to sit out and enjoy the countryside. Clee has the extra advantage of stables doors at the front giving you the option to open the top for ventilation, or keeping pets and younger ones inside.

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Cotswold

4

From £790 per Week

Start days - Friday and Monday.
Cotswold is a conveniently sized four berth boat with a cruiser stern, perfect for couples and small families. You will find all the equipment you need for the perfect stay.

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Malvern

4

From £740 per Week

Start days Monday and Friday.
Malvern is the largest of our Barney boats but still agile and easy to manoeuver into those smaller moorings outside the pubs. Malvern is a four berth narrowboat sleeping up to 4 adults. Malvern has the extra advantage of stables doors at the front giving you the option to open the top for ventilation, or keeping pets and younger ones inside.

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Cheviot

3

From £705 per Week

Start days - Saturday and Tuesday.
Cheviot is one of Union Canal Carriers smallest Barney boats, the quaint interior and compact size makes cheviot perfect for a couples get away. Cheviot is suitable for 2 or 3 people.

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Wrekin

3

From £705 per Week

Start days for Wrekin - Monday and Friday.
Wrekin is a lovely comfortable boat fitted out with a traditional feel, perfect for couples, but with room for up to three people. Wrekin has a traditional back deck but with a hatchway giving space for two people to steer. Wrekin has the extra advantage of stables doors at the front giving you the option to open the top for ventilation, or keeping pets and younger ones inside.

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