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 “Für Anfänger auf dem Kanal”

Another Great Holiday on Fjord Monarch

Für Anfänger auf dem Kanal. Wir waren Ende April 2015 für eine Woche mit einem Narrowboat (Fjord Monarch) von Andersen Boats aus Middlewich unterwegs. Die etwa 2 stündige Einführung mit Begleitung zur ersten Schleuse hat die Angst vor diesem langen Boat genommen. Das Boat war bei Uebernahme sehr sauber und einfach perfekt für 2 Personen. Die ganze Crew von Andersen war sehr zuvorkommend und hat all unsere Fragen geduldig beantwortet. Man fühlte sich gleich zuhause.

Wir fuhren Richtung Manchester und haben jeweils bei einem Dorf oder Pub angelegt. Dies war perfekt und wir fühlten uns sicher. In Sale blieben wir 2 Nächte und von dort fuhren wir jeweils mit dem Tram nach Manchester. Unterwegs mit einem Narrowboat ist sehr gemütlich und trotzdem verging die Zeit wie im Fluge. Leider gab es unterwegs keine wirklichen Sehenswürdigkeiten; meistens nur Natur, ein Atomkraftwerk in der Ferne, eine Chemiefabrik und mehrere kleine Orte. Wir haben diese Route gewählt, weil es nur 2 oder 3 Schleusen und 2 Tunnel hatte. Für Anfänger eine perfekte Strecke und in der Vorsaison nicht zuviel Verkehr auf dem Kanal.

Die Rückgabe war ebenfalls problemlos. Der bezahlte Preis beinhaltete alles wie Diesel, Versicherung und Reinigung. Die Narrowboats von Andersen sind sehr gut unterhalten, unser Monarch war ganz neu. Nochmals besten Dank for a great holiday an Andersen und die ganze Crew.

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For beginners on the channel. We were in late April 2015 for a week with a Narrowboat (Fjord Monarch) of Andersen Boats from Middlewich road. The roughly 2 hour introduction with accompaniment to the first lock has taken the fear that long boat. The Boat was very clean upon acceptance and perfect for 2 people. The whole crew of Andersen was very accommodating and answered all our questions patiently. We felt at home the same. We drove towards Manchester and have each created at a village or pub. This was perfect and we felt safe. In Sale we stayed 2 nights and from there we drove each by tram to Manchester. Traveled with a Narrowboat is very cozy, yet the time went by very quickly. Unfortunately, there was no real road attractions; mostly just nature, a nuclear power plant in the distance, a chemical plant and several small villages. We have chosen this route, because it had only 2 or 3 locks and 2 tunnels. For beginners a perfect track and in the preseason is not too much traffic on the canal. The return was also without any problems. The price paid included everything as diesel, insurance and cleaning. The Narrowboats of Andersen are very well maintained, our monarch was brand new. Thanks again for a great holiday at Andersen and the whole crew.

Thank you Rolf 🙂

A canal holiday offers a new adventure every day…..

Hausboot mieten in EnglandAn amazingly special and memorable style of holiday, narrowboats allow you the opportunity to wake up somewhere new each day. By choosing the route of your choice, canal boating also allows you to experience the serenity of a rural location or the excitement of a brand new town or city to explore.

A family business with heaps of experience in offering canal boating holidays and day trips, Andersen Boats are 5* rated on TripAdvisor and have recently won Hoseason’s Best in Britain for UK Boating Holidays.

Both family friendly and dog friendly, Andersen’s boating holidays are available between mid-March and early November and can be taken along a wide range of canal routes. “We have a large choice of boats to choose from and build each of barbridgepubour narrowboats ourselves from the sheets of metal and wood up to ensure that you will have a truly unique and hassle free canal boating experience.”

Based in Middlewich, Andersen Boats enjoys a prime position with many different route options to choose from including Chester, Manchester and the ever popular Llangollen canal which boasts a picturesque backdrop, and many more.

“We offer full training for those who have never boated before – it really is simple and only requires two adults or more to operate the locks and steer the boat. We have taught many people how to operate our boats and are always thrilled when they come back to discover a new route”

This year (spring, summer or autumn) why not get your self a great holiday deal with us and experience everything a great canal holiday offers! Click here to find your self a holiday to remember….

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Our New Canal Boat Fjord Monarch is ready to hire!

….but be quick she is selling fast

We have been building a new canal boat for a while but now she is ready, Fjord Monarch is now the latest addition to our narrowboat fleet for 2015. She is a 62feet long 4 berth canal boat with 2 double beds, 1 fixed and the other you make up in the dining area. Take a look at the pictures and you can see we have taken every care to design and build something special for you to enjoy our canals in. See below what people have thought on Facebook and if you want to get more details or search for a holiday click here.

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Hoseasons 2014 Best in Britain UK Boating

Canal boat holiday offersAndersen Boats has been awarded two top tourism awards by domestic holiday giant Hoseasons for UK Boating Holidays.

The Middlewich-based boatyard won in the Best in Britain and Best on the Canals categories at Hoseasons’ ninth annual Gala Awards evening – an awards ceremony showcasing the very best of the firm’s 62 boatyards across the UK.

Commenting after the award was presented at the five-star Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in South Wales, David Hough – one of the family team at Andersen Boats said: “We’re delighted to win these awards. Every member of the Andersen Boats team is dedicated to making sure our customers have a great holiday experience, so it’s nice to know their hard work is appreciated. We love what we do and we’re looking forward to welcoming even more guests onto the water during our next season in 2015.”

Andersen Boats Best in Britain for Boating Holidays

The awards come in the same year that Hoseasons is celebrating its 70th anniversary, as well as a new logo and brand identity to reflect its move towards the more luxurious end of the UK holiday market.

“Winning these awards means Andersen Boats is among the best in our entire UK portfolio,” said Simon Altham, Managing Director for Hoseasons.

“Their commitment to quality on the water is exactly what we have in mind when we say we offer our customers a better place to stay. We wish them all the best for another successful year in 2015.”

Andersen Boats’ awards were presented by Gail Mandel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Exchange & Rental – the parent company of Hoseasons.

The awards are broken down into region and type of holiday experience and presented to Hoseasons operators that have achieved the highest scores in customer satisfaction surveys.

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Canal boat holidays, offers with Andersen Boats


UK canal boat holidays, fun in 2015 with Andersen Boats…

Canal boating adventures

For a 2015 canal boat holiday in the UK, why not take advantage of this great early booking deal… £150 off 7 nights bookings or the first week of multi week bookings & £75 off short break bookings… with the amazing places and adventures they have to offer. These offers can be used with our already amazing 10, 11, 14 or 21 night discounts. These offers are automatically calculated on all holiday quotes given via our holiday search page.

We want you to get the holiday you want with a great early booking deal…. so why not take a look using our holiday search page http://www.andersenboats.com/holiday-search.php or call us on (+44) (0)1606 833668

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From cruising around one of the varied and hugely enjoyable Ring Routes or taking in the breath taking sights of one of our other routes such as the Llangollen Route, with its amazing countryside and must be seen views from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009. Take a look at our routes here.


Handover Tuition

You can be sure of a first class handover and tuition from skilled staff, accredited by the British Marine Federation for Hire Boat Instruction and Handover Procedures. So you will know you are in safe hands.

Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome on all our boats, with up to 3 pets FREE. Registered assistance dogs will always be accepted free of charge on all our boats subject to availability of suitable accommodation.

Fuel and Parking Free

Fuel is fully inclusive in all online prices and quotes given via email and phone… so no extra charges when you return from your holiday with us.


The whole experience was something so new to all of us. It was a fantastic “old fashioned” working together holiday which we will remember forever!

It is a lovely, relaxing holiday even if the weather isn’t perfect. You meet some lovely people and see some amazing places. We’re going to book again for next year.

Trip Advisor - Andersen Boats

Andersen Boats - making summer canal holidays to remember for over 40 years

Summer canal holiday fun with us…..

We have got great summer canal holiday offers on this August on our remaining availability…. so why not book a holiday by clicking here or call us on (+44) (0)1606 833668

Summer canal holidaysThis summer why not take advantage of the great weather 🙂 and enjoy a summer canal holiday…. with the amazing places and adventures they have to offer.

From cruising around one of the varied and hugely enjoyable Ring Routes or taking in the breath taking sights of one of our other routes such as the Llangollen Route, with its amazing countryside and must be seen views from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009.



“Well what can we say! First trip on a narrow boat and a little nervous re some of the practicalities. However we were greeted warmly and shown around the boat. What a lovely boat too! Seemed to be far superior to some of the other hired narrow boats we saw. This is a family firm that take pride in their work. Once familiarised with the boat we were taken through two locks, before being left to it, ensuring we were confident with working the canal locks before departure. The boat had everything we needed and was a real home from home for our weeks holiday.” Reviewed 26 May 2014 5 Star – www.tripadvisor.co.uk



We are a family with over 40 years experience of making magical holiday moments which are as exciting, full of adventure and relaxing as you want them to be….. though most importantly….. always completely different from the everyday world!
Our boats have one of the best reputations on the canals, read about us on Trip Advisor and see what others say… book a holiday with confidence!

Built by us for quality and comfort

“Along the winding canals which weave through some of the loveliest areas of England and Wales you’re free to decide each day exactly what to do and when. Free to cruise along picturesque waterways at a gentle pace and free to go ashore to explore countryside, villages, castles, manors, and historic towns.”

Handover Tuition

You can be sure of a first class handover and tuition from skilled staff, accredited by the British Marine Federation for Hire Boat Instruction and Handover Procedures. So you will know you are in safe hands. 

Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome on all our boats, with up to 3 pets FREE. Registered assistance dogs will always be accepted free of charge on all our boats subject to availability of suitable accommodation.

Fuel and Parking Free

Fuel is fully inclusive in all online prices and quotes given via email and phone… so no extra charges when you return from your holiday with us.


The whole experience was something so new to all of us. It was a fantastic “old fashioned” working together holiday which we will remember forever!

It is a lovely, relaxing holiday even if the weather isn’t perfect. You meet some lovely people and see some amazing places. We’re going to book again for next year.

Trip Advisor - Andersen Boats

10% off summer canal holidays…

Summer canal holidays

Enjoy a canal holiday, boating this summer with Andersen Boats.

This summer why not enjoy canal holidays, with the amazing places and adventures they have to offer. From cruising around one of the varied and hugely enjoyable Ring Routes or taking in the breath taking sights of one of our other routes such as the Llangollen Route, with its amazing countryside and must be seen views from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, awarded World Heritage site status by Unesco in 2009. A hundred and twenty feet above a river, in an iron trough no wider than the width of you boat, crossing the aqueduct is tantamount to flying through mid air!

Book a holiday here or call us on (+44) (0)1606 833668

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