Canal Boat Hire and Holiday Business



– Located on a lockless canal
– Luxury boat offering Day trips or Holidays
– WIFI onboard
– Fantastic reviews
– Amazing website with an online booking system
– Cheap rent (only £3000 per year!)
– Situated in the beautiful town of Market Bosworth on Ashby Canal
– Free car park  next to the marina

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    Business Description:

    Silk Letting is delighted to bring to the market a luxury canal boat hire and holiday business. Situated in the historical town of Market Bosworth this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a unique business at a competitive price. This lifestyle business currently owns and hires out a single bespoke high-quality narrowboat for unaccompanied canal holidays. The business provides a luxury narrow-boat holiday experience for people wishing to visit the beautiful countryside and canal networks across the Midlands.  As well as holidays they also offer boat hire and narrowboat hire in Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Coventry, Staffordshire, and the West Midlands countryside. Specialising in bespoke holiday packages and hire to ensure an unforgettable experience, this business thrives to offer fantastic holidays and day trips at an amazing price. The business provides friendly and professional service as well as providing customers with safe and professional training on all aspects of boating. The business has built up an outstanding reputation and has fantastic reviews on Google, TripAdvisor and Yell which has contributed towards the continued growth of the company and resulted in the business being featured in the County Lifestyle and Leisure magazine. The business also features on the first page of Google when looking for canal boat holidays resulting in the website having many clicks and views. Unlike any other canal boat businesses, our client’s canal boat is located on a lockless canal which makes the driving of the boat extremely easy and straightforward for customers allowing for a peaceful and pleasant journey. The business also has a fantastic website in which it receives all of its bookings and gives customers all the information they need for their canal boat holiday.  The business already has many booking for 2021 so this is a perfect opportunity for someone to take over an already established business. The business has also received permission from the marina to increase the fleet, there is a fabulous opportunity for the new owners to expand the business and increase the revenue.


    This business is situated in the beautiful town of Market Bosworth on Ashby Canal. The business is easily accessible by car with the M1 and M42 being in close proximity allowing for people all over the country to access the business. There are also great public transport links with a bus stop located outside of the marina and Market Bosworth train station being a 4-minute walk from the marina.  The business is within a short walk of the town centre which has shops and local amenities. The business also benefits from a car park being located next to the marina which allows for customers to leave their cars there for the duration of their trip.
    – Near to the M1 and M42
    – Train station 4-minute walk from the marina
    – Bus stop outside of the marina
    – 0.8 miles from the town centre
    – Close to local amenities


    The business provides trips on the Ashby canal from Shakerstone, Hinckley, Snarestone, Nuneaton, Market Bosworth, Congerstone, Stoke Golding to Rugby, Tamworth, and the Coventry basin, Hawkesbury Junction and the Atherstone flight. This is one of the closest Narrowboat hire companies to Hawkesbury Junction and the Atherstone flight and all areas of the Canal network can be accessed by joining the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction.  There are endless possibilities of where customers can travel whilst using the boats with Coventry, Atherton and Braunston being accessible, there are also many things to do whilst navigating the Midlands canal network such as the endless list of pubs and restaurants.
    The business offers a wide range of holidays and day trips, no matter what length of the trip they offer the best-equipped boat to ensure a peaceful and pleasant trip. The business also ensures that customers are fully trained in driving the boat before they embark on their journey down the canal.
    Full training on how to drive the boat is provided
    – Holidays
    – Day Trips
    – Fully equipped boat

    Canal Boat, fixtures and fittings: 

    The Midland Mallard is a flexible six berth narrowboat (63ft) long with various optional layouts and is suitable for groups from two up to six people. The boat has central heating and hot water provided throughout the boat and there are two bathrooms containing two toilets, showers and hand basins on board.  The boat is fully equipped with a kitchen containing an oven, hob and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, and a microwave.  All kitchenware and utensils are provided for each hire.
    The lounge area on the boat has comfortable seating for six, with a large central table and an extra pull-down seat for two.  The boat also has a brand new digital smart television with Netflix and YouTube. There is also a DVD player and CD player / Digital (DAB) radio player with Bluetooth.  WIFI will also be provided using a MIFI device.  There are also ample plug sockets available on board with USB sockets.
    The boat has four single beds which can be joined to create a standard double bed giving all possible layouts. There are doors between the bedrooms ensuring privacy when required and a travel hairdryer and straighteners are also provided on the boat.
    – 6 berth narrowboat
    – WIFI onboard
    – Suitable for two people up to 6 people
    – Fully equipped boat with kitchen and lounge area
    – Two bathrooms
    – Smart television
    – 4 single beds can be pushed together to make double beds.
    – Hairdryer and straighteners are provided



    Annual rent: £3000
    Length of Lease: Rent for the dock is paid each year, there is no lease agreement


    Reason for Sale:
    The business is regrettably up for sale due to our client relocating. This has presented a fabulous opportunity for someone to acquire a well-established business that already has bookings for 2021.


    Reasons to buy the business:
    – Great location
    – Rented by customers
    – Well-equipped canal boat
    – Unique business
    – Amazing website with an online booking system
    – Low running costs


    This is an incredible business opportunity to purchase an established business which is a great base to build upon and as such early viewing is highly recommended as this business is not to be missed.

    Contact Sharon at Silk Letting Ltd on 0161 507 9791 to secure your viewing today