Narrowboat Sponsorship Prices
You are able to book 2 weeks holiday in advance during the hire season for your own use (including Easter holidays and October half term) and 4 weeks holidays during the off peak season (including Xmas and February half term), giving a total of 6 weeks use a year. You will own the narrowboat and the inventory so at the end of the four year contract there is no disruption to you as the owner. The price includes a range of optional extras (valued at over £13,000 on a bespoke build) as well as all inventory items, electrical goods and all soft furnishings. Sponsorship narrowboat prices (inc VAT) effective from 1st March 2020 are as follows:
Narrowboat Running Costs
As part of the canal boat sponsorship agreement we ask for your narrowboat to be part of the fleet for 4 or 5 years. Aqua Narrowboats will market and administer the bookings, and turn your boat around for each narrowboat holiday. We will pay 80% of your Canal and River Trust licence and mooring fees. We also pay for your narrowboat to be insured for hire purposes.
Canal Boat Maintenance
Aqua Narrowboats will keep your narrowboat maintained to a high standard by our marine repairs team, as we like to ensure our customers receive the best canal boats and the best service. This will include labour towards: servicing and engine repairs, attending call outs to customers, canal boat hull blacking and paint maintenance.
Sponsored owners contribute 20% towards the costs of the Canal and River Trust licence and mooring fees which will be deducted as part of your returns. You will be given an annual allowance of £400 towards replacement items for your narrowboat. If this allowance is exceeded the owners will contribute the outstanding amount, however the labour costs will be provided by us free of charge.
Mid-Reverse Layout with central galley
Kingsize Crossover – Twin Berth
Kingsize Crossover – Twin Berth
|Included as standard|
|Walkthrough bathroom to include shower, WC & basin|
|Saloon area with TV cabinet and storage|
|Galley with granite worktops, hob/ oven|
|Blinds & soft furnishings|
|Optional extras included for free|
|Large settee/ flexible dinette converts to double bed|
|Extra TV in one of the bedrooms (58ft narrowboat only)|
|Inventory including kettle/microwave/kitchen equipment/crockery &cutlery/hairdryer/bathroom accessories etc.|
|TV/DVD/CD Radio in saloon|
|Hospital silencer for quieter cruising|
|Upgraded semi cruiser stern with lockers & with apron|
|Upgraded macerator toilet|
|Upgraded Victron battery monitor|
|Bow Lockers with seating|
|Optional extras you can purchase – prices include product & fitting|
|Double glazing upgrade||£4500||£4500|
|Bathroom with corridor||£1000||£1000|
|Deluxe engine panel||£350||£350|
Benefits and Returns
- 2 weeks from April to October (worth up to £3000)
- 4 weeks holiday November to March (worth up to £3200)
- Free Monthly engine services
- £400 replacement allowance
- Free repairs labour
- Free winterisation
- Weekly checks and cleaning in season
- Returns emailed and paid monthly within season.
- Stay up to date via website, Facebook and E-Newsletters.
- End of 4 year contract boat prepared for handover or sales.
Your Financial Returns
- 38% of Hire Revenue years 1 & 2
- 32% of Hire Revenue years 3 & 4
Please note that the information contained on this website does not constitute financial advice. Prospective owners are recommended to seek their own financial advisor and reach their own conclusion before entering a narrowboat sponsorship agreement.
Financial returns to the owner
(based on 2018 occupancy rates for a 4-6 berth narrowboat)
|38% hire payments (approx.)||£10580|
|Less mooring fees (20% contribution)||£513|
|Less license fees (20% contribution)||£381|
|Total Estimated Returns:||£9686|
Benefits & Contributions paid by Aqua Narrowboats
|80% mooring fee||£2052|
|80% license fee||£1524|
|Repairs and maintenance (labour costs)||£2000 (approx.)|