Holiday boat hire for families – Spotted Wren

Sleeps 4

Spotted Wren is a brand-new ABC narrowboat which arrived at Union Wharf in 2019.

Beginners are very welcome to try a short break and you can bring your dog, too. With a full kitchen, free WiFi and a choice of layouts, this boat is an ideal narrowboat for small families.

  • Pets welcome
  • Full kitchen with microwave | Central heating
  • Free WiFi (up to an allowance | All bedding and towels included
  • Choose from various bed layouts with 1 dinette double + 2 singles OR 1 doubles



Boat specification

• 47’ long x 6’10 wide narrowboat

• Semi-traditional stern

• Electric flush pump-out toilet (we do the pumping out)


Boat operation

  • No experience required.
  • Comprehensive boat safety induction.
  • Training on handling the boat and mooring up.
  • Navigating locks, bridges and tunnels.
  • Help with choosing routes.
  • Emergency assistance round-the-clock.
  • Fully licensed and insured for hire.
  • Accredited Safety Certificate.
  • Life jackets and safety equipment on board.


Ready to book?

Holidays start on a Monday or Friday 2-4pm and finish on a Monday or Friday at 9.30am.

You can book this boat via the ABC website by using the search box at the top of the webpage and select Union Wharf from the drop down menu.



Things to know about Spotted Wren

  • We are at Union Wharf Marina, 1a Canalside, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7UW.
  • Holidays start on a Monday or Friday between 2-4pm and finish on a Monday or Friday at 9.30am.
  • A fuel deposit is payable at the time of booking and any difference to the amount used will be charged/repaid as appropriate.
  • Free car parking.
  • Beginners welcome (training included.)
  • First pet is free and any additional pets are £30 each
  • Your dates secured with a 25% deposit.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday begins.