Bromley Youth Trust - Rosanne Narrowboat

Home Mooring:

The Wyvern Shipping Company Ltd

Rothschild Road


Leighton Buzzard


Tel: 020 8325 0187


Bookings: 37A Sutherland Avenue, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3HE

Rosanne is a cruiser-style narrowboat (not a barge or longboat, so you can leave the Viking hats at home!). She is 70 feet long and 7 feet wide. This is the maximum size that will pass through all the locks on the extensive English canal system. Many locks will however take two narrowboats the size of Rosanne side by side.

Taking Rosanne out with your group may seem a little intimidating so Bromley Youth Trust provide familiarisation days when you can get the feel of the tiller whilst accompanied by an experienced skipper, before embarking on a cruise with your group.

There is plenty to do, particularly operating locks and mooring temporarily before entering. There are meals to be prepared and the boat to be kept clean and tidy. When the boat is moored there are towpath walks and places to visit.

Canal cruising is fun and there are educational and social benefits to be gained from taking a group of young people away to an environment that’s completely different from what they’re used to every day. The pace of life on the canal is relaxed and a trip on Rosanne allows young people to experience what it is like to live together, to work as a team and be empowered with responsibility.

Rosanne sleeps thirteen in single berths and is ideal for a group of up to 10 young people (the minimum age allowed is 8 years old) and three adults. Pillows are provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bags and pillowcases.

Rosanne is fitted with central heating, a shower and two flush toilets. The galley has a full size gas cooker and fridge. We also provide you with all pans, crockery, cooking utensils and cutlery.

Engine fuel and gas are included in the hire fee. Details of our current hire charges can be found on the Resources page.

Rosanne has a full complement of buoyancy aids, provided in a selection of sizes.

In short, the boat is fully prepared for your trip. You only need to take your personal effects and food.


Hillingdon Narrowboats Association

The Boathouse

Royal Quay

Summerhouse Lane



Tel: 01895 823 582

Text: 07860 857877


Hillingdon Narrowboats Association operates several community canal boats on the Grand Union Canal, for use by local residents and community groups of all ages, at a cost they can afford.

What could be better than a lazy day or evening cruising with friends or family, along the Grand Union Canal to the beautiful village of Denham?

Or a chance to delve into the exciting urban life of Uxbridge, through the interesting landscapes of the Colne Valley, which contains leafy woods, mills and lakes. Bring your own food and drink for a relaxing day!

All of our boats are available for hire by any type of group, and we can provide steerers if required. Everyone can enjoy a cruise and enjoy the fun of helping operate 70ft-long narrowboats along the canal and through some of the country’s deepest locks.

Over 90% of our visitors are local residents that come from a wide variety of groups including school groups, youth clubs and adventure playgroups, local businesses, organisations for people with learning difficulties, Scouts and Guides, groups from hostels, care homes and young offenders.

HNA brings affordable boating to everyone in the community – call us today to organise a trip. Book with us to add a refreshing twist to your community event.

We offer steerer training at various levels, from basic crew courses to qualifications such as the NCBA-accredited Competent Crew Course (CCC) and Certificate in Community Boat Management (CCBM), as well as the Community Boat Leadership Programme (CBLP) which is designed for under 18 year olds. Please contact us for details and prices.


Jubilee Venture Narrow Boat

Jubilee Venture is a 14 metre (47 ft) Narrow Boat which is owned and run by Wakefield District Scouts.

It is moored in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and is available for hire by Uniformed Groups.

It can carry 15 people for day trips, and for overnight use there are 10 berths. It has hot and cold running water, and a four ring cooker with grill and oven.

A toilet and life jackets are also on board.


L N B P at Braunston

Tel: 01732 820132


Boating for the Community.

We provide the narrowboat, based on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire, and a fully experienced and qualified skipper, or use your group, with its own adult leaders, as crew to run it.




The Northeaster Narrowboat is a community narrowboat project based at Thurmaston, Leicester.

This 42ft Narrowboat is fully equipped for groups of up to 12 people, including leaders, to use for day, evening or residential trips.

If you are involved with a group or organisation which caters for the needs of young people or if you are a member of a community group for adults then you could have the opportunity to experience a day trip, evening trip or a residential cruise on the Northeaster.

It is a valuable, stimulating and exciting experience for young people and this 11 berth narrowboat (12 for day trips) is available for your group to hire.

If you prefer to just enjoy Leicestershire’s inland waterways then we can provide a volunteer skipper for your group so you can just relax and enjoy the experience.


Union Canal Carriers Ltd

Bottom Lock



NN11 7HJ

Tel: 01788 890784

Fax: 01788 891950


2-12 berth narrowboats for hire

 Easily accessed from the motorway network

 Unrivalled choice of routes

 Family run business

 All boats Visit Britain graded

 Weekly, Shortbreak and Day hire

 Choice of start days