The boat hire company that has been operating longer than any other on the canals. In fact, well over 65 years.

Now the oldest hire company on the canals, the company is still operated by the Wyatt family and our staff. We offer a wealth of experience and give a warm and friendly service, as standard, with special attention for our overseas visitors and novices. We are a pet friendly company, ideal for walking holidays and visiting Staffordshires Heritage and the surrounding areas.

Our picturesque boatyard is in Stone, a small and compact market town that is easily accessible by road and rail, and that is at the centre of the canal network, offering a wide choice of routes.

We have ample open air parking and we take every precaution to ensure the security and safety of your vehicle. All vehicles are left at the owners’ risk.

For more information about our canal holidays, please browse our website, using the menu above.

You will find an extensive amount of information here, so most of your planning can be done right from the comfort of your own home. Of course, if you would like to visit our boatyard to take a closer look at the boats or to discuss canal holiday routes and cruising holiday prices, please feel free to visit us on Monday to Friday between the 8.30 and 5pm (during the season) or Saturday between the hours of 10am and 2pm (during the season).

If a visit is less than convenient, you can always contact us using the online form for further information.

Special Offers & Savers.

  • Early Booking Saver – 5% off a Weeks holiday if booked by 31st Dec. 2014
  • CAMRA Members 10% SAVER on full priced Shortbreak/Weeks holidays.
  • Join IWA and save 10% of your full priced Shortbreak/Weeks holiday.
  • Buy 2 Weeks Get 3rd Week FREE (cheapest of the 3 weeks) or book 6 weeks pay full price for 4 weeks get 2 weeks FREE.
  • Book 2 weeks get 2nd HALF PRICE (cheapest week).
  • Book 10/11 nights get 10% OFF.
  • See our Terms and Conditions’ only one offer/saver can be applied to you holiday.