Rose Narrowboats Collage


You are welcome to come to our premises to see any of our boats at almost any time but please email us first  to check if the boat you would like to see is available (it may already be out on hire) and also to make sure we are available to help (we are extremely busy on our change over days).
Alternatively you may want to visit us at one of our events.


Braunston Boat Rally 2019

Rally & Canal Festival

Saturday and Sunday 29-30 June 2019

10:00 – 17:00

Events include:

Rally of surviving historic Braunston & Grand Union CC boats, with daily parades. Plus Trade Exhibitors, Canal Societies, Music, Food, Bar and FUN!

This is the 17th of the hugely popular working narrowboat rally – the UK’s largest! Well over 80 historic boats gather and take part in parades with commentary – stirring stuff!

ROSE NARROWBOATS will be attending this event.

We will have one of our hire boats Concerto available for you to walk through and see all the facilities inside and discuss your holiday requirements with our staff.

This year we will also be joining in the parade of boats with our Tug – Oxford No.1

Rosette Day Boat Hire

Heritage Open Day


Rose Narrowboats

Sunday 15th September 2019 -11.00am to 16.00pm

If you have ever fancied a holiday on a boat on the canal but not sure what it is all about or a little nervous of how to operate a boat, then come down to us and check out our boats. See what facilities are on board and try your hand at steering (under supervision) on our day boat ROSETTE.
Trips subject to availability. Trips last 30 to 40 minutes. Last trip at about 15.00pm.

Some of our Historic Boats will be on display plus lots more!!!