Gold Trusted Service Award
Gold Trusted Service Award
Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boat
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
Buoy
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • Buoy
    No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.

Our Budget Fleet

These boats are our "much-loved classics"

Although the decor is more traditional and the features and fittings are basic, they are clean, superbly maintained and are equipped with all the essentials.

2+ Passengers

Budget

From €658

per boat for 7 nights

departing 24 Oct 2025

Capri Deckplan

Sleeps up to

3

Cabins

1

Bathrooms

1

4+ Passengers

Budget

From €998

per boat for 7 nights

departing 25 Oct 2025

Curlew WHS - deck plan

Sleeps up to

6

Cabins

2

Bathrooms

2

6+ Passengers


8+ Passengers


10+ Passengers


Unsure which boat to choose?

Compare our boats to find the right one for your crew type and size, thanks to our guide and advice.

Compare our boats

What our customers say...

Dave Gardner (Corvette)

Quotemark The arrival experience from all staff was excellent, the explanations and questions answered were superb. The boat was better than we expected in that it was very easy to use and maintain with all mod cons on board.  Quotemark

5 Star

Paul Cassar (Classique)

Quotemark Brilliant service and super fun on the water. Our boat was very comfortable and spacious and fully functional. Highly recommended. Simply great fun with experience and friendliness.  Quotemark

5 Star

Tom Bar (Cirrus B)

Quotemark Great service, vessels and prices! All you need for a couple! Modest small boat but super comfy and intimate :)   Quotemark

5 Star

Take a look inside...

*Images are Artist Impressions

     

Available in all our destinations in Europe

You can cruise our Budget boats in all of our stunning European destinations.

Our other boats

In addition to our Budget fleet, we offer a range of boats to suit, including Comfort & Comfort PlusPremier, and our exclusive Luxury range. Regardless of the category you choose, you will enjoy exceptional standards of customer service, fleet maintenance and technical support with all our boats.

     

Emerald Star - Download our new magazine