Marine Cruises at Stoke on Trent marina   Canal boat hire from Stoke on Trent Marine Cruises  
Offering well equipped canal boat hire with a wide choice of canal holiday routes from our convenient base.

Canal boat hire from Marine CruisesYour canal boat hire holiday starts immediately you arrive at the boatyard when our friendly staff give you help and instruction on how to get the best from your boat.

Marine Cruises are proud to introduce our purpose built hire boats designed with you, our valued customer, in mind. All are professionally fitted to the highest standard to provide both the comfort and accessories you expect from a first class canal boat hire fleet operator. We have been designing and fitting boats for some years now and are delighted that we can offer you the chance to enjoy your holiday on one of the best designed and equipped canal boat hire fleets on the canal system.


On all boats the seating in the lounge area can be made into 2 single beds. (Kimberley class makes into a double.)
Double Glazed front windows
Double beds 63" x 4" with interior sprung mattresses
Full central heating with radiators and airing cupboard
Carpeted throughout (Except kitchen and bathroom areas)
Colour TV / DVD
Radio / CD player
All boats have Heart of England grading 4 star.
(Star ratings run from lowest 1 star to 5 star.)
Full size shower
140 gallon stainless steel water tank
4 ring cooker, oven, grill
Electric Fridge with freezer compartment
12v cigar lighter plug point for mobile phones, camcorders
Macerator toilets to discrete tanks
Cruiser sterns


The canal boat hire fleet from Marine Cruises

Kimberley class Length 58ft Headroom 6' 3" min. New in 2005    
  Berths 4/6 Doubles 3 + 1 optional double in lounge  
  Or - Doubles 2 Singles 2 in aft cabin + 1 optional double in lounge  
Suzanne class Length 62ft Headroom 6' 3" min. New in 2005    
  Berths 6/8 Doubles 2 Singles 2 + 1 optional double in lounge  
  Or - Doubles 1 Singles 4 + 1 optional double in lounge    
Lucy class Length 69ft Headroom 6' 3" min. New in 2006    
  Berths 6/8 Doubles 3 + 1 optional double in lounge  
  Or - Doubles 2 Singles 2 + 1 optional double in lounge  
  Or - Doubles 1 Singles 4 + 1 optional double in lounge  
  Or - Doubles 0 Singles 6 + 1 optional double in lounge  
Hayley class Length 70ft Headroom 6' 3" min. New in 2005    
  Berths 8/10 Doubles 3 Singles 2 + 1 optional double in lounge  
    Doubles 2 Singles 4 + 1 optional double in lounge  
Ashtrays (2)
Tea Plates
Dinner Plates
Cereal Bowls
Tea Cups
Egg Cups
Wine Glasses
Beer Glasses
Water Jug
Serving Spoons
Dessert Spoons
Soup Spoons
Dessert Knives
Table Knives
Dessert Forks
Table Forks
Cutlery Tray
Bread Knife
Carving Knife
Carving Fork
Cooks Knives (2)
Wooden Spoon
Fish Slice
Solid Spoon
Slotted Spoon
Potato Masher
Tea Strainer
Can Opener
Bottle Opener
Fruit Bowl
Cheese Grater
Ice Cube Tray
Enamel Plate
Bread Board/Glass Chopping
Mixing Bowl
Pudding Basin
Frying Pan
Pedal Bin
Toast Rack
Butter Dish
Sugar Bowl
Milk Jug
Pint Jug
Cruet Set
Potato Peeler
Tea Pot
Glass Oblong Roasting Dish
Place Mats
Bread Bin

240v shaver point (shaver only)
Hair Dryer
12v socket
Cigarette Lighter
Electric Lighting throughout
Colour Television/DVD player
Radio/DC player
Full size gas cooker, four
rings, grill and full oven.
Fridge - under counter larder
fridge with small freezer

Oven Gloves
Tea Towels
Dish Cloth/Scourer
Matches (if required)
Washing Up Liquid
Cream Cleaner
Washing Bowl
Dish Drainer
Coat Hangers (3 p.person)
First Aid Kit
Toilet Rolls
Toilet Brush/Holder
Shower Curtain
Bucket plus Floor Cloth
Dust Pan & Brush
Carpet Sweeper

Duvets & Covers
1 Pillow per person *
Interior Sprung Mattress
Mattress/Pillow Covers
Full set Bedlinen

100 gallon fresh water tank
Running hot and cold water by
automatic pump to wash basin,
shower and sink.
Flush pump-out toilet & Shower
Towels (1 Bath size p. person)

Boarding Plank
Boat Pole
Boat Hook
Water Hose
Life Ring
3 Mooring Spikes
Club Hammer
2 Double Windlasses
Deck Mop

Over 6' 1"

Water cooled with single lever

Central heating boiler and hot
tank with airing cupboard

NB: Boats in the same class
are similar in all essential
respects although details may
vary from boat to boat

* 5.00 per windlass - returnable deposit

* Extra pillows on request