Welcome to Classic Narrowboats

ABC Leisure Group have been appointed as your Management company by the trustees Hutchinson & Co Trust Company.


ABC Leisure Group Limited has been building and operating a hire fleet and providing full marina services to canal users for over 35 years, with a thorough experience of everything to do with narrowboats and boating holidays.

We are unique in that we own and operate 10 strategically placed marinas and a boat building operation which means we can, if required, personally provide almost all the services needed for the operation of a canal boat during its entire life.

ABC Leisure Group has run the Timeshare operation called the Canalboat Club for over 8 years, so has great experience in running a Timeshare Club.

ABC Leisure Group have appointed Abacus Reservations Ltd. to look after you on a day to day basis , so Abacus will be your point of contact. Abacus can be contacted via e-mail info@classicnarrowboats.com and telephone - 01395 443363.

ABC Leisure Group operates 300 multi use boats for traditional hiring, timeshare, corporations and boat syndicates and well as owning and operating a number of marinas. If you would like to know more about ABC Leisure Group, please do visit our comprehensive website, www.everythingcanalboats.com.



Download the November 2016 Classic newsletter here.

Download the 2016 Classic newsletter here.

Download the latest letter from ABC Leisure Group here for more information.


The boats will be moored at Alvechurch and Gayton marinas.

Alvechurch in Worcestershire and Gayton Marina is in Northamptonshire.


Portia- An 8 berth boat based at Gayton.


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The 8 Berth Layout
The Portia 8 Berth Layout


Cymbeline - An 8 berth boat based at Alvechurch.


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The 8 Berth Layout
The Cymbeline 8 Berth Layout


Ophelia - A 6 berth boat based at Alvechurch.

Malvolio - A 6 berth boat based at Gayton.


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The 6 Berth Layouts
The Ophelia and Malvolio 6 Berth Layout

We hope that you will have many happy holidays with Classic Narrowboats and Classic Cruisers now that they are being run by ABC Leisure Group.



Email us for further information info@classicnarrowboats.com


Abacus Reservations Ltd, PO Box 57, Budleigh Salterton. Devon. EX9 7ZN

01395 443363