Choose Wessex Narrowboats - the narrowboat specialists - for a tranquil bargain narrowboat holiday on the fully restored historic Kennet and Avon Canal.

We are the premier Kennet and Avon canal narrowboat hire fleet and bespoke boatbuilders. At our modern marina and boatyard, at Hilperton, Wiltshire, UK, our dedicated and friendly staff offer good moorings, a hire fleet of modern, well-equipped, canal holiday narrowboats (Weekly & short break hire), ranging in size from two to twelve berths and a luxurious broad beam narrowboat style barge . We also have two 30 ft narrowboats (dayboats) which we hire out by the day. We are within cruising range of cities of Bath, and Bristol. The canal and locality offer many amenities and places to see.

We provide full canal narrowboat brokerage, servicing and repair facilities and we build our own luxury hire boats. Some lucky people also get to own an individually designed and hand-built narrowboat.


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Company Profile -

Wessex Narrowboats are operated by ABC Leisure Group Ltd to complement its existing hire fleet, marina and boatbuilding operations. The Wessex hire boats are booked through ABC boat hire. You can find out more about us at