Charter 60ft "Box of Delights" Canal Boat In Guildford Surrey, United Kingdom

Canal Boat
60 ft
6 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Experience the great day on the water in Guildford Surrey, United Kingdom by boat! Charter the 60 feet "Box of Delights"  Canal Boat for up to 6 people. Rate as low as $132 per day (minimum of 5 days).


• Full Week March 11-25 (Sat to Sat): £880
• Short Breaks March 10-24 (Fri to Mon): £660
• Short Breaks March 13-27 (Mon to Fri): £660

• Full Week April 1-May 13 (Sat to Sat): £1,220
• Short Breaks March 31- April 21 (Fri to Mon): £960
• Short Breaks April 3-24 (Mon to Fri): £960

• Full Week April 29- May 13 (Sat to Sat): £1,220
• Short Breaks April 28- May 12 (Fri to Mon): £880
• Short Breaks May 1-15 (Mon to Fri): £880

• Full Week May 20 (Sat to Sat): £1,480
• Short Breaks May 19 -26 (Fri to Mon): £1,140
• Short Breaks May 22-29 (Mon to Fri): £1,140

• Full Week May 27 (Sat to Sat): £1,580
• Short Breaks May 19 (Fri to Mon): £1,140
• Short Breaks May 22 (Mon to Fri): £1,140

• Full Week June 3-24 (Sat to Sat): £1,480
• Short Breaks June 2- 23 (Fri to Mon): £1,060
• Short Breaks June 5-27 (Mon to Fri): £1,060

• Full Week July 1- July 8 (Sat to Sat): £1,480
• Short Breaks June 30- July 7 (Fri to Mon): £1,060
• Short Breaks July 4-11 (Mon to Fri): £1060

• Full Week July 15- July 22 (Sat to Sat): £1,580
• Short Breaks July 14- July 21 (Fri to Mon): £1,140
• Short Breaks July 17-24 (Mon to Fri): £1,140

• Full Week July 29- Aug 26 (Sat to Sat): £1,650
• Short Breaks July 28- Aug 25 (Fri to Mon): £1,140
• Short Breaks July 31-Aug 28 (Mon to Fri): £1,140

• Full Week Sept 2- 9 (Sat to Sat): £1,460
• Short Breaks Sept 1-8 (Fri to Mon): £1,060
• Short Breaks Sept 4-11 (Mon to Fri): £1,060

• Full Week Sept 16- 23 (Sat to Sat): £1,240
• Short Breaks Sept 15-22 (Fri to Mon): £900
• Short Breaks Sept 18-25 (Mon to Fri): £900

• Full Week Sept 30- Oct 28 (Sat to Sat): £860
• Short Breaks Sept 29- Oct 27 (Fri to Mon): £860
• Short Breaks Oct 2-30 (Mon to Fri): £860

What To Expect Onboard:

The "Box of Delights" is a 60-foot luxury narrowboat which has been fitted out to a very high specification. The rear cabin is accessed from the stern deck. Here you find a permanent double bed with overhead storage cupboards and reading lights. There are further storage cupboards and full-length wardrobes close by.

The bathroom has a full sized, tiled shower room with plenty of hot water. The vanity unit contains a ceramic wash basin with cupboards beneath.There are a towel rail and a WC with an electric flush. The center cabin has bunk beds making the boat a real family craft. There are a side cupboard and more wardrobes providing plenty of storage space.

The fully equipped, kitchen includes a full sized gas cooker with oven, four burner hob, and a separate grill. There is a fridge, microwave, toaster and sink with cupboards under and overhead with granite worktops. Between the kitchen and the saloon, there is a raised dinette which has side hatches on both sides of the cabin offering good views over the outside world. The dinette converts to a double berth.

The salon includes an L-shaped seating area and solid fuel stove. To the right, there is a TV cupboard and additional storage cupboards. Here you will find a flat screen TV, DVD player, radio, Xbox games console, and iPod dock.

Double doors open onto the front of the boat where there is seating. This is the ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by. "Box of Delights" is fully carpeted apart from the kitchen and bathroom which have vinyl flooring. Full central heating by radiators is provided and the electrical supply is 240v so you can recharge your mobile phone on board. The cabin sides and ceilings are lined in solid ash which gives a warm and luxurious feel. Box of Delights is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses etc. All cabins are light and airy. All bedding and towels are provided.


• All diesel, gas and electricity
• All bedding and towels
• Secure parking for two cars right by the boat
• Life jackets / buoyancy aids
• Full instruction on boat handling and guidance as required
• Welcome pack – tea, coffee, sugar, milk etc


  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Length: 60 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Hire

A booking is a legal agreement. Submission of a completed booking form is an offer by the Hirer to hire the boat and is only valid when the Company confirms the booking in writing. A non-refundable deposit
of 20% of the hire fee is payable on confirmation of the booking and proof of identification is required prior to the hire period. All crew names should be on the booking form. The Hirer is responsible for the whole of the Hire Fee, the balance of which is due six weeks before the hire date. The owners have a policy of continual improvement and reserve the right to alter craft and/or equipment without giving prior notice. Hirings commence at 2 pm unless otherwise agreed. The boat must be returned to the owner’s moorings and vacated no later than 10 am on the day of return.

Group bookings, age limits and unsuitable hirers

Persons under the age of 21 or sole individuals may not hire the boat. Changes of the crew are not permitted during the hire period except by prior agreement with the Company. The Company may at its discretion cancel the booking and refuse to hand over the boat to any person or group who in its opinion is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of age, ill health, disability, inexperience, suspected influence of
alcohol or drugs or any other reason. In this event, the Company will refund any monies paid and the
The contract shall be discharged without further liability on either party. The Company may repossess the
boat at any time if in the opinion of the Company the Hirer is unsuitable for the reasons given above or if
the Hirer is not behaving responsibly or if the boat or any persons are at risk. In this event, the Hirer
shall remain liable to pay the Hire Price and no refund shall be due.

Hirer's Responsibility

The Hirer will be shown over the boat and its equipment and given full instructions on handling the boat.
After this, the Hirer becomes responsible for the boat and its equipment. We use all reasonable care to
ensure that the boat is in good condition when handed over, but no responsibility is accepted for loss of
time, non-fulfilment of programs or expense through the defect, breakdown or accident to the boat,
equipment or machinery. Particular care should be given to the correct operation of locks (refer to information provided) as the Hirer is responsible for any claims made by British Waterways or the National Trust for loss of water or damage to property. In the event of curtailment of the holiday through accident or illness of the Hirer, the Company will help with transport and take over the responsibility for returning the boat to the base. We cannot accept responsibility for delays or limits to cruising due to British Waterways or the National Trust directives. No return of Hire Fees can be made in these circumstances.

The Hirer must check the boat and its contents and equipment immediately after taking possession of the
boat and notify the Company of any alleged deficiencies or shortcomings before the boat leaves the base.
The Hirer must sign the Handover Form upon taking the boat over and the Hirer will be responsible for
any items that are subsequently found to be missing or damaged. Any shortcomings subsequently
discovered must be notified to the Company by telephone immediately in order to give the Company the
opportunity to take any necessary remedial action.

Availability of craft

The Hire Period is as shown on the booking confirmation. The Hirer must notify the Company of any likely delay in arrival as soon as possible by telephone. If due to circumstances beyond reasonable control the Company is unable to provide the Hirer with the boat booked or a suitable alternative, the Company will refund all Hire Charges paid in full, but the Hirer shall have no further claims. Events such as but not limited to damage of the narrowboat due to fire, flood, explosion, storm or other weather damage, accident, criminal damage, mechanical fault, flooding, shortage of water, obstruction, damage or closure to the waterway may deem it unavoidable to cancel the booking. The boat must be returned by the Hirer no later than 9.30 am unless otherwise agreed in writing and the Hirer is responsible for allowing enough time to ensure prompt return. The boat must be vacated by 10 am. In the event of a delay, the Hirer shall be liable to pay the sum of £45.00 per hour or part hour of the delay in returning the boat or giving possession and to indemnify the Company in respect of all other expenses and losses it may sustain by reason of such delay. This condition is strictly enforced in the interests of subsequent hirers. Where the Company has to recover a boat and return it to the base, the Hirer shall be liable for all the costs involved, except where there is a delay due to weather conditions resulting in river closures. Where operational circumstances make it necessary the Company reserves the right to require the boat to start from or return it to a place other than its normal base of operation. In such circumstances, the Company will where necessary provide transport to the original base. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to return the boat to its normal base unless otherwise agreed by the Company in writing. If the Hirer fails to do so except for unavoidable cause the Hirer will be liable to pay the Company the cost of recovering the boat.

Maintenance, Repairs, Damage and Breakdown

The Hirer shall have no claim on us as a result of any breakdown or failure of the boat, its engine or
equipment. Where such a breakdown is caused by the negligence of the Hirer, we reserve the right to
claim upon the Hirer in respect of expenses involved in rectifying the matter.

The Hirer shall notify the Company immediately by telephone in the event of breakdown, damage, theft or
loss and shall provide full details and comply with the Company’s instructions. The Hirer must not
undertake or have undertaken any repairs, adjustment or service without the Company’s prior approval.
Any repairs or replacements by the Hirer without the Company’s approval will not be accepted and the
Hirer shall be liable for any costs incurred to rectify such repairs, adjustment or service to the Company’s

No responsibility will be accepted by the Company for loss of time or expenses occasioned through
accidental damage to the boat while in the Hirer’s charge. No liability can be accepted for loss or damage
or expense which occurs as the result of any defect or breakdown occurring during the Hirer’s cruise
unless this is caused by proven reason of the Company’s failure to adequately maintain the boat in a fit
state and condition or are caused by the acts or defaults of the Company or its employees.

The Hirer shall be responsible for getting the boat off mud banks or other grounding and for removal of
weeds, rope and other matter from propellers. The Hirer shall notify the Company if any of these
operations cannot be carried out without risk of accident or damage.

Restricted cruising

We accept no liability and shall not be bound to make any financial adjustment in the event of cruising
waters being restricted through repair work, floods, drought or fuel becoming restricted or rationed or any
other cause beyond our control. If the boat has not left its owner’s mooring the Hirer will receive a full
refund of the Hire Charge.

Fuel, Gas, Water and Moorings

The price of the hire includes one full tank of fuel, all gas, and water. The boat is handed over ready
fuelled, with a sufficient gas supply and full water tank. The cost of any moorings and water supply are
the responsibility of the Hirer.

Insurance and returnable deposit

The Company holds British Waterways Boat Safety Certificates and is covered by current Licences and Insurance. The Company insures the boat and its equipment and inventory against public liability risks. The Company’s insurance does not cover personal accidents or loss or damage to personal effects, Hirers and their crews are advised to take out their own personal insurance cover. The Company’s policy excludes damage arising from speeding, rudder or stern gear, tv, aerials, chimneys, malicious or intentional damage, the waterway, late return of the boat and returns to the boat in an unclean condition. The Hirer will indemnify the Company from and against all costs, damages, expenses, liability, and claims howsoever arising from the negligence, neglect or fault of the Hirer to the extent that they are not covered by the Company’s policy.


The Hirer undertakes to report and may be requested to pay for any equipment lost, broken or stolen or
damaged. Unsuitable substitutes will not be accepted.

Hirer's property

The Company will endeavor to return any property left behind on the boat if claimed and following
receipt of payment for postage and packing. Property not claimed within two months from the Hire end
date will be disposed of by the Company.


The toilet is hired out with an emptied waste tank. Care should be taken with the correct use (please
refer to the manual) as failure to comply with and resulting in necessary repairs will be at the expense of
the Hirer. If the toilet becomes blocked please call the Company who will make necessary repairs. Should
the fault be found to be misuse by the Hirer or crew a call out fee of £80 shall be payable by the Hirer.
The toilet may need a pump out during your trip depending on usage, the cost will be at the Hirer’s


The boat is hired out with a full tank of diesel included in the hire cost. This should be ample for one
week’s cruising. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to check the fuel levels and if necessary refuel using
Fame-free diesel if possible from an authorized boatyard at the Hirer’s expense.

Safety and other Rules

The Hirer agrees to comply with the following rules at all times for the health and safety of the persons on
the boat and other persons and for safeguarding the boat and other property:

• To only carry those named on the Booking Form and not to allow on the boat at any time more than
the maximum number of berths and under no circumstances more than 8 persons.
• Not to tow other craft or allow the boat to be towed except under professional assistance in the event
of a breakdown or emergency
• Not to cruise between sunset and sunrise. The boat is only equipped for cruising during daylight
• To observe all speed limits, not to race and not to cruise at a speed which creates a breaking wash or
disturbs or inconveniences other waterway users
• Not to take or have on the boat without the Company’s prior written permission any dinghies, canoes,
portable heaters, bicycles, vehicles, lighting equipment, electrical appliances (other than razors),
inflammable liquids or substances, gas cylinders, barbecues, car batteries, firearms or any other
items which might create dangers or hazards.
• Not to use the boat for business purposes
• To give way to laden or unladen cargo boats, sailing craft, rowing boats and other human-propelled
• Not to take the boat on tidal waters and not to go through Teddington Lock or beyond
• Observe all bylaws, navigational limits or instructions, and advice of the Canal & River Trust and the
National Trust and other navigational authorities and the Company
• No animals are allowed on board the boat
• Please do not smoke inside the boat


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Head

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Meet Julie


From Farnborough

Member Since Mar 2014

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