Tying up a Boutique Narrowboat

Boutique Narrowboats, Lesley Ann and Chalkhill Blue, both have cleats at the bow and stern. The best kind of knot to use on these is a Locking Hitch, which Aaran demonstrates below.

Run the ropes at 45 degrees from your boat and be careful not to cross the towpath itself.

Narrowboat Beginner Guides

We are delighted that more and more narrowboat novices are enjoying the canals around Market Harborough. We are putting together a series of Beginner Guides to help you prepare for your holiday and find a few solutions to common problems en route.

It is also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Canal and River Trust’s Boaters’ Handbook before you arrive.

We offer all kinds of narrowboats, from Day Boats to Boutique Narrowboats and boats suitable for families. All our hires involve full training and we welcome complete beginners.