Hire Boats

Our Location

Yorkshire Narrowboats hire boats are located at Sprotbrough Lock on the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation. Positioned on one of the loveliest spots of the canal, next to The Boat Inn on the Don Gorge, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This area is popular with walkers, cyclist, fishermen and bird spotters. We are incredible lucky to have such a glorious location. Meaning that our guests needn't travel far to enjoy a care-free picturesque holiday.

In one direction we are 2 hours sail away from The Pastures Lodge, a pub and gourmet restaurant, accessed from the canal through a little gate. In the other direction we are 3 hours sail away from The New Inn, a lovely canal side pub that has seating outdoors and good pub food, a real treat to visit.

All of our guests are unique and want different things from their holiday therefore we are always on hand to offer our advice and experience for those who want it.

Our Standards

The other arm of our company is Boat Building. This means not only to we have highly skilled individuals to maintain our boats but we are also able to build our own boats. Sapphire is one of our canal boat for hire and has been built by Yorkshire Narrowboats. We strongly believe that she may be the best narrowboat on hire in the country and she also doubles as our show boat for our bespoke boat builds. Her hull is a top of the range Tyler Wilson, Josher Bow and she is fitted out with solid oak with the best fixtures and fittings.

What to expect

All of our boats are fitted out to the highest standards and euipped with the best supplies. As part of the holiday hire you will be supplied with all the holiday essentials that you would expect.

Entertainment is supplied. The TV’s are hooked up to a top of the range satellite aerial on the roof of the boat. Giving you the best chance of a good signal. In the perfect conditions the TV should be able to receive Freeview. However due to the remoteness of the canals and also the surroundings it is not always possible to get a signal.

Music can be played through the televisions in the lounge and the bedroom. There is a Bose DAB radio with an ipod doc located in the lounge. However, it is your responsibility to bring any leads or components to attach your own equipment to the items supplied.

All of our boats are equipped with a selection of DVD’s, CD’s, Books and Games.


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