Holiday Hire Is Only £170 per Night For Up To 8 People All Year... No price hikes in mid or high season!

2022 COVID SECURE UPDATE - 4th January 2022

REMAINING COVID SECURE - The procedures we've implemented override our standard Terms & Conditions and the service we previously provided.


  • Certainty in uncertain times. So. Looking forward to our 2022 boating season. In the unfortunate event that you are unable to take your holiday due to UK Government imposed restrictions beyond your control, any payments you made will be refunded. Just as we did in 2020 & 2021.



We already have a stringent cleaning and sanitisation routine but we are adding to this.

  • We will ask guests to provide all their own bedding and pillows for the beds they occupy. This means duvets and covers or sleeping bags and pillows and cases. This will continue into the 2022 boating season but will be continuously reviewed.

  • We will continue to provide freshly laundered mattress protectors and bottom sheets for these beds.

  • We will continue to provide freshly laundered towels for everyone aboard.

  • At the end of your cruise, we ask you to place all the towels, used or not, into a black bag which is tied closed.

  • Between hires we steam clean & fog sanitise the entire boat interior, soft furnishings and mattresses before you occupy Maddison.


  • During the handover procedure the Skipper (main hirer) will be shown the controls of steering and powering the boat.

  • Other members of the party will be shown the interior of the boat e.g. Kitchen, bathroom, heating etc. Face coverings are your option inside the boat.


If you require tuition out on the water, we have the following procedures:

  • The Skipper (main hirer) and supervisor will occupy the rear deck. Other crew members are welcome to join us outdoors.

  • At locks, we will accompany other crew members to instruct their operation of the locks and canal side structures.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you do have any concerns whatsoever, please contact us.

Phone - 07477643432 Email -

Best wishes from our family to yours.

A Warm Welcome Aboard

Hello and welcome to our website for our family boat, Narrowboat Maddison.

Here's where you can start your canal boat holiday adventure.

"Spending time with family and friends on the canal is one of the UK's best kept secrets"

Whether you’re a seasoned boater or new to canal boating and want to experience a barge holiday aboard our family boat, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to get afloat at an affordable price and experience the joys of the UK Canal Network.

With our base in Penkridge on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, you have access to some fantastic canal routes. It's perfect for a peaceful and enjoyable canal boat holiday with your family and friends.

Narrowboat Maddison has her own video.

Narrowboat Maddison

Maddison is fully equipped with everything you need whilst you cruise and explore the canals. She's your home-from-home afloat, giving you a very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing canal cruise. Take a look.

Located in Penkridge on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal gives you access to some wonderful canal holiday routes. From countryside to industrial heritage. The choice is yours. It's perfect for an adventure on a boating holiday with family and friends who want to enjoy the UK canal boating holiday.

Why We Offer "Maddison" For Hire

We're just ordinary family people who happen to own a boat that we created and love. We take pride in maintaining Maddison to the highest level, making sure everything is up to our own standards. Our aim is to support the Inland Waterways and spread the word about the joys of boating and introduce affordable UK Boat Hire to people who want to experience a canal adventure, whether it's your first time afloat or a you're seasoned boater.

As a family we enjoy spending time together, So we answered a question we had asked ourselves years before!

"Why should anyone be asked to pay more for a holiday with your family just because it's high season and the sun is out, the schools are on a break or it's Bank Holiday"

That's why when we retired and had the time and flexibility to dedicate our time to Maddison, we made a conscious decision to offer our boat to you, keeping the hire fees the same all year round.

Our base & Contact details

Maddison is moored at Otherton Boat Haven. Penkridge, Staffordshire, England. ST19 5NX.

Her mooring here is where you'll start your canal boat holiday and where you will return her to.

Click here on Jones Family Cruising or on the map for directions. Alternatively, use the Post Code ST195NX on your Sat Nav.

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Call or WhatsApp on 07477643432

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Business Hours

Monday to Friday - 9am : 8pm

Saturday - 10am : 5pm

Sunday - 10am : 5pm