About the Boat

We maintain our boats to the highest standard with no compromise on cleanliness.

The Midland Mallard is a quiet flexible six berth narrow boat (63ft) long with various optional layouts and is suitable for groups from two up to six people. The boat has central heating and hot water provided throughout the boat with two way radios for communication whilst steering the boat.

Midland Mallard Boat Layout
Midland Mallard Boat Layout



The above diagram shows the option with four single beds.  Single beds can be joined to create a standard double bed giving all possible layouts.  Bed linen will be provided based on your layout request.  There are also doors between the bedrooms ensuring your privacy when required.  A travel hairdryer and straighteners are also provided as conservation of energy on a boat is always advisable.


On board there are two bathrooms containing two toilets, showers and hand basins. Please bring your own bath towels as these are not provided.  Having two bathrooms ensures you can separate by parties or by gender if you so wish!  Please also remember to bring only 2 ply toilet paper – two rolls will be provided.

Midland Mallard Bathroom layout.
Midland Mallard Bathroom layout.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker containing oven, hob and grill, fridge with freezer compartment, and a microwave.  All kitchenware and utensils are provided for each hire.

Midland Mallard Kitchen.
Midland Mallard Kitchen.

In the lounge area there is comfortable seating for six (at least) with a large central table and an extra pull down seat for two.  A brand new digital smart television with “Netflix and YouTube” are provided. A DVD player and CD player / Digital (DAB) radio player with Bluetooth are also provided through our Kenwood Audio System.  WIFI will also be provided using a MIFI device.  There are also ample plug sockets available on board with USB sockets (with a maximum capacity of 2 kW) this is ample for cruising the cut.

Midland Mallard Lounge area.
Midland Mallard Lounge area.


Provided for Each Hire at a Glance

  1. Two bathrooms both with showers and toilets
  2. Insurance damage waiver
  3. Full Tank Diesel Fuel
  4. Digital Smart TV. With DVD player Netflix and YouTube
  5. Kenwood Audio Stereo with Bluetooth and DAB
  6. WIFI
  7. Android Tablet with CanalNav App
  8. Central Heating
  9. Hot water provided by a calorifier
  10. Hairdryer
  11. Hair Straighteners
  12. Propane Gas for cooking
  13. Bathroom products
  14. Cleaning products
  15. Tea and coffee with an extra little treat
  16. Toaster
  17. Microwave oven
  18. Fully equipped Galley
  19. Bedroom linen
  20. Handover procedure approved by the Canal and Rivers Trust
  21. Preparation of boats for rental
  22. Repair and maintenance
  23. Copy of Boaters Handbook
  24. Relevant maps of the canals
  25. Operational training
  26. Signed checklist for operation of the boat
  27. Steering training (with emphasis on speed and bridges)
  28. Bridge guide and places of interest
  29. GPS
  30. Two way radios for communicating whilst steering
  31. Copy of the Pearson’s guides for navigating the various canal networks

Contact details with 24 hour service and support.


If you have any special request or requirements, please let us know.

Happy cruising from Midland Mallard!

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