Adelaide Marine, Norwood Green, London: Last year with a hirefleet - 2001.
Anglo Welsh - Still a multi-based operator today, who remember’s these bases:
Anglo Welsh, Aynho base: Long running Anglo Welsh base on the South Oxford, last year 1994
Anglo Welsh, Bollington base: First year 1989, last year 1993. The Cheshire base was moved to New Mills Marina for 1994
Anglo Welsh, Bristol base: First year around 1996, last year 2003. Operated in Bristol harbour.
Anglo Welsh, Dundas base: Last year 1994, although Anglo Welsh have two bases now on the Kennet & Avon, I think the one marketed as Monkton Combe is this base again, after a several year gap.
Anglo Welsh, Lower Heyford base: First year around 1997, last year 2001. Boats operated alongside the Oxfordshire Narrowboats fleet for Anglo Welsh.
Anglo Welsh, Market Harborough base: Last year as a base around 1987, though ran as the head office until 1995. Head Office moved to Bristol for 1996.
Anglo Welsh, New Mills base: First year 1994, last year 2006or7. Several of the last years saw this base only operating’one way’ craft to/from Trevor.
Anglo Welsh, North Kilworth base: First year 1992 (Formerley North Kilworth Narrowboats), last year 1999. Anglo Welsh back for 2008 at North Kilworth after a several year gap.
Anglo Welsh, Silsden base: First year: 2003, last year around 2004/5. Boats operated alongside & by Silsden Boats fleet.
Anglo Welsh, Welshpool base: Last year around 2003.
Bijou Line of Penkridge: Last year around 1995.
Black Prince Narrowboats, Multi based hirer, briefly went into recievership in 1987, quickly changed hands and emerged as Black Prince Holidays - still going today
Black Prince, Blisworth base: Last year 1982. Site became Blisworth Tunnel Boats.
Black Prince, Lower Heyford base: From around 1980 to 1988. Became Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Black Prince, Longport Wharf base: Took over from Twinram for 1984, last year also 1984. (Boats kept but moved to other bases)
Black Prince, Napton Marina: First year 1988, last year 1998, with a year out sometime inbetween. Operated for Black Prince alongside the Gordons Pleasure Cruisers (Napton Narrowboats from 1990) fleet. The current Black Prince base at Napton is at Wigrams Turn Marina (first year 2005)
Black Prince, Oxford base: First year 1983, last year 1987. Became Orchard Cruisers.
Black Prince, Silsden base: First year was 1985, last year 2002. Now home to Silsden Boats
Black Prince, Stenson base: Took over from Clayton Line for 1984, last year 1985
Black Prince, Welford base: Last year 1987.
Black Prince, Whaley Bridge base: First & Last year 1986.
Black Prince, Whixall base: Once their head office this large marina is now in British Waterways hands. Black Prince’s Llangollen base has been at Chirk since 1991.
Blisworth Tunnel Boats of Blisworth: Changed hands a few times in later years, last year with hirefleet 2006.
Blisworth Tunnel Boats of Shardlow: Offered as another base from 2001, last year around 2003.
Braunston Boats of Braunston: Last year 1997.
Bridgewater Boats of Berkhampstead: Last year 2002
Brinks Boats of Worsley: Moved to Boothestown for 1997, last year 2001.
British Waterways Hirefleet, Nantwich Basin: Rebranded & colours changed for 1992 as Nantwich Canal Centre (which in turn closed at the end of 1993)
Canalboat Holidays, (previously Concoform Marine) of Weedon: Last year 2006.
Challenger Stealth Hire of Hillmorton then Market Drayton & Brundall: Last year 2007. Challenger went into recievership in early 2008.
Cheshire Boats of Anderton: First year 1992, last year 1993.
Clare Cruisers of Anderton: Last year 1991. Rebranded to Cheshire Boats for 1992, they closed at end of 1993.
Club Line Cruisers of Coventry: Last year with hirefleet 2006,
Dartline: Multi based operator: Bases at Bunbury, Tardebigge & Norbury Junction. Last year 1997. Taken over by Anglo Welsh during ‘97, boats changed to Anglo Welsh for 1998.