Dan’s Boating Pages

Welcome to my website covering some of my interest in inland boats!



Past Fleets

- Broads - Thames
- Canals - Other

My Holidays

Cruiser Styles

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Norfolk Broads Holiday Hirefleets:
Alpha Craft of Brundall
Barnes Brinkcraft of Wroxham
Blakes (Booking Agent)
Bridgecraft of Acle. Agent’s website
Broadland Boat Hire Resource
covering several fleets
Broom Boats of Brundall
City Boats of Thorpe St. Andrew
Faircraft Loynes of Wroxham
Ferry Marina of Horning
Freedom Boating Holidays of Horning
George Smith & Sons of Wroxham
Herbert Woods of Potter Heigham
Horizon Craft of Acle
Horning Pleasurecraft of Stalham
Hoseasons (Booking Agent)
Le Boat of Horning
Ludham Bridge Boatyard of Ludham Bridge
Maffett Cruisers of Loddon
Maffett Diesels of Loddon
Martham Boats of Martham
Maycraft of Potter Heigham
Moonfleet Marine of Stalham
Pacific Cruisers of Loddon
Posh Boats of Horning
Richardsons of Stalham
Royall & Son of Wroxham
Sanderson Marine Craft of Reedham
Silverline Marine of Brundall
Summercraft of Wroxham
Swancraft of Brundall
Waterways Holidays (Booking Agent)

Norfolk Broads Day Hire Companies:
Bank Boats of Wayford
Barnes Brinkcraft of Wroxham
Boulter Marine of Horning
Bridgecraft of Acle. Tel - 01493 750378
Broads Tours of Wroxham
Buccaneer Boats of Brundall
City Boats of Thorpe St. Andrew
CC Marine of Beccles. Tel - 01502 713703
Ferry Marina of Horning
Fineway Leisure of Wroxham
Freedom Boating Holidays of Horning
George Smith & Sons of Wroxham
Herbert Woods of Potter Heigham
H.E Hipperson of Beccles Tel - 01502 712166 
Hunters Yard (Half-Decker Yachts) of Ludham
J.B. Boats of Horning
King Line of Horning

Ludham Bridge Boatyard of Ludham Bridge
Martham Boats of Martham
Martham Ferry Boatyard of Martham
Maycraft of Potter Heigham
M.C.Marine of Wroxham
Moonfleet Marine of Stalham
Norfolk Boats of Horning
Oulton Broad Day Boats Tel - 01502 589556
Pacific Cruisers of Loddon
Phoenix Fleet of Potter Heigham
Serenity Charter of Horning
Waveney River Centre of Burgh St. Peter
Whispering Reeds Boatyard of Hickling
Wroxham Launch Hire. Tel - 01603 783043

Canal Hirefleets:

Alvechurch Boat Centres -Various locations
Andersen Boats of Middlewich
Anglo Welsh - Various locations
Aqua Narrowboat Hire of Kings Bromley Marina
Arlen Hire Boats of Tulketh Brow
Ashby Boat Co of Stoke Golding
Bath Canal Boat Co of Bath
Beacon Park Boats of Llanfoist Wharf
Bettisfield Boats of Bettisfield
Black Prince - Various locations
Boating Days of Acton Bridge
Braidbar Boats of Higher Poynton
Bridgewater Marina near Worsley
Bronte Boats of Hebden Bridge
Brook Line of Dunhampstead
Calcutt Boats of Napton
Cambrian Cruisers of Pencelli
Canalbreaks of Hillmorton
Canal Boat Cruises of Riley Green
Canal Cruising Co of Stone
Canal & Tipi Experience of Burghfield
Castle Narrowboats of Gilwern
Charnwood Boat Hire of Pillings Lock Marina
Chas Hardern Boats of Beeston
Cheshire Cat Narrowboat Hire, Nr Nantwich
Chesterfield Canal Boat Co, Nr Gainsborough
Claymoore Navigation of Preston Brook
Clifton Cruisers of Clifton
College Cruisers of Oxford
Copt Heath Wharf of Solihull
Country Crafts of Llangynidr
Countryside Cruising Holidays of Endon
Countrywide Cruisers of Brewood
Crest Narrowboats of Chirk & Stoke-on-Trent
Decadence Afloat of Nottingham
Dragonfly Narrowboat Hire, Near Hurleston
Foxhangers Canal Holidays of Devizes
Galleon Marine of Odiham
Hapton Valley Boat Hire of Reedley
Harmony Narrowboat Hire of Evesham
Heritage Narrowboats of Scholar Green
Hire-a-Canalboat of Sawley
Jacaranda Narrowboat Hire near Tattenhall
Kate Boats of Warwick & Stockton
Maestermyn Cruisers of Whittington
Marine Cruises of Swanley, Kings Bromley & Falkirk
Middlewich Narrowboats of Middlewich
Mid Wales Narrowboats of Whittington
Moonraker Narrowboat Company, near Bath
Moor Time Narrowboat Holidays of Whixall
Napton Narrowboats of Napton & Autherley
Norbury Wharf of Norbury
Oxfordshire Narrowboats of Lower Heyford
Peak Forest Cruisers of Macclesfield
Pennine Cruisers of Skipton
Portharb Holidays of Worcester
Reading Marine Co of Aldermaston
Red Line Boats of Goytre Wharf
Road House Holiday Hire of Gilwern
Robin Hood Boats of Sawley
Rose Narrowboats of Stretton-under-Fosse
Saisons of Whilton
Sally Boats of Bradford-on-Avon
Shire Cruisers of Sowerby Bridge
Sileby Mill Boatyard of Sileby
Silsden Boats of Silsden
Snaygill Boats of Skipton
Starline Narrowboats of Stourport-on-Severn
Tillerman Boats - Various location
Union Canal Carriers (Adventure Fleet) of Braunston
Valley Cruises of Nuneaton
Valley Cruises of Stratford-upon-Avon
Viking Afloat - Various locations
Water Babies of Forton
Water Farm Boat Hire of Lancaster
Welsh Lady Cruisers of Whittington
White Horse Boats of Devizes
Willow Wren Cruisers of Rugby
Wyvern Shipping Co of Linslade

Countrywide Cruisers “Sir Galleron”. 2006

Anglo Welsh’s “Minshull”. 2006

Foxhangers “Foxtrot” 2005

“Countess II” from Maestermyn. 2006

Wyvern’s “Maple”. 2006

Shire’s “Devon”. 2004

Brook Line’s “Dancingbrook”. 2007

Pennine’s “Stirton”. 2008

“Brinks Harmony 3”. 2007

Alvechurch Boat Centres - Falkirk base
Black Prince Holidays - Falkirk base
Caley Cruisers of Inverness
Capercallie Cruisers of Falkirk
Le Boat of Laggan
Marine Cruises - Falkirk base
West Highland Sailing of Laggan

Other UK Waterways:
Bridge Boatyard of Ely (Cambridgeshire)
Black Prince Holidays, Ely Base (Cambridgeshire)
Fox Narrowboat Holidays of March (Cam’shire)
Farncombe Boat House of Farncombe (River Wey)
Guildford Boathouse of Guildford (River Wey)
Nene Valley Boats of Oundle
York Marine of Bishopthorpe

Napton Narrowboats “Liberty”. 2004

Black Prince’s “Katie” (Lautrec class). 2007

Canal Cruising’s “Lillian Ginger”. 2004

Union Canal Carriers “Cheviot”. 2004


Aghinver Boat Co of Aghinver
Carrick Craft - Multi-Based
Flagline of Athlone
Le Boat - 3 bases
Locaboat of Ballinamore & Ballinasloe
Manor House Marine of Killedeas
Riversdale Barge Holidays of Ballinamore
Silverline Cruisers of Banagher
Waveline Cruisers of Glasson

One of Carrick Craft’s “Kilkenny” class. 2007

A Silverline 52ft. 2007


Ad Navis (Agent)
Anjou Navigation of
Boat Rentals France (Agent)
Camargue Plaisance of Carnon & Homps
Cris Boat 22 Bases
France Afloat of Vermenton
Le Boat- Various bases
(Incoroporates Connoisseur & Crown Blue Line)
Minervois Cruisers of Le Somail
Nautic Various Bases
Nicols Various Bases

Owners Sites & Model Information:

Black Prince Narrowboats/Holidays
Elysian, (by Appleyard Lincoln & Co)
F.B. Wilds (Caribbean’s etc)
Freeman Cruisers
Hearts Cruisers
Safari 25 owners site
Safari 25 History

Brokerage/Boat Sales:

Cruiser sales:
Apollo Duck - Owner & trade placed adverts
- Agent, Norfolk Broads
Boat Inland of Cambridgeshire
Boats & Outboards - Owner & trade placed adverts
Broadland Boat Sales - Agent, Norfolk Broads
Broadland Yacht Brokers - Agent, Norfolk Broads
Broads Boat Sales - Agent, Norfolk Broads
Broads Edge Marina of Stalham
Boatshed Norfolk - Brokerage franchise
Boatshed Dartmouth - Brokerage franchise
Boatshop 24 - Owner & trade placed adverts
Bushnell’s Boat Sales of Wargrave
Jones Boatyard of St Ives
Le Boat - Ex hire across several countries
Norfolk Boatshed - Agent
JPC Direct - Agent, Norfolk Broads
Newark Marina of Newark
Norfolk Boat Sales of Wroxham
NYA - Agent, Norfolk Broads
Richardsons of Stalham, Ex hire sales
Rowan Craft of Geldeston
Sutton Staithe Boatyard of Sutton Staithe
Thames Boat Sales - Multi-based
Val Wyatt Marine of Wargrave
Walton Marine - Multiple waterway bases
Waterside Marine Sales of Potter Heigham
York Marine of Bishopthorpe

Brokerage/Boat Sales:

Narrowboat sales:
ABC Leisure Group - Multi-based
ABNB of Crick
Anglo Welsh- Multi-based, ex hire craft
Apollo Duck - Owner & trade placed adverts
Black Prince - Multi-based, ex hire craft
Blue Water Marina of Thorne
Boat Finder Brokerage of Northwich
Boats & Outboards - Owner & trade placed adverts
Braunston Marina of Braunston
Devizes Brokerage of Devizes
Lee Valley N’boat Brokerage of Cowling & Hertfordshire
Narrowboats Ltd of Wincham Wharf
Narrow Boat Sales of Alvecote
Norbury Wharf of Norbury Junction
Nottingham Boat Sales of Nottingham
Rugby Boat Sales of Hillmorton
The Used Boat Co - Multi-based
Trinity Marinas of Hinckley
Venetian Brokerage of Cholmendeston
Virginia Currer Marine of Iver
Walton Marine - Multi-based
Whilton Marina of Napton & Nr Daventry

River Thames Hirefleets:

Anglo Welsh of Eynsham (“Oxford” Base)
Calmer Cruising of Nr Marlow
Caversham Boat Services of Reading
Cotswold Boat Hire of Lechlade
Kris Cruisers of Datchet
Le Boat of Benson & Chertsey
My River Cruising of Reading
Oxfordshire Narrowboats, Lechlade Base
Swancraft of Benson Waterfront

City Boats Semi-Covered Diesel class. 2011

Waveney River Centre’s six seater dayboat class. 2011

Ludham Bridge’s “Blue Diamond”. 2011

Broads Tours Standard Day Launches & Day Cruiser classes. 2011

Herbert Woods
“Supreme Light 1”

Maffett’s “Merlin”. 2009

Other & Recommended websites:

Boats of the Norfolk Broads
Broadland Image Bank
Broadland Memories
Norfolk Broads Area Photos

Boating Forums:

Inland Waterways


Caversham’s “Caversham Royal 3”. 2011

Swancraft & Le Boat, Benson. 2011

Bridge Boatyard’s “Sunseeker 1”. 2004

Le Boat’s Nort-sur-Erdre base. 2006

Le Boat’s “Calypso 22”. 2006

Richardson’s “Broadsman 2”.2011

Richardsons “Corsica 1”. 2012