Sally 55ft, 2 Berth

Sally has been under the care of the Furniss’s family for a number of years. Originally my uncle commissioned her to be built. She has been used by Peter and Bev for a number of years cruising much of the Inland waterways in England and Wales. They recently decided to draw their boating days to an end and offered Sally to ourselves, as parting with her was going to be such a wrench for them. They wished to keep her in the family if possible. We are now offering Sally for Long term Hire from 1 month up to 9 months allowing others to enjoy the waterways as Peter and Bev have.

Sally is a 55ft 2 berth narrowboat providing comfortable accommodation for extended cruising, she has a modern smooth and quiet low emission Beta marine engine. With a modern reverse layout the lounge area is at the stern and includes a cosy solid fuel stove for those cooler days. The galley includes a full size fixed cooker, fridge and all the inventory you could need. The bathroom houses a shower, wash hand basin and cassette toilet. A double bed and wardrobe are in the front cabin. She has a very efficient oil fired heating system providing plenty of heat and hot water. There is a 3KW invertor on board supplying 240V main power with solar panels to provide extra charging when you choose to cruise for shorter days.

Everything that is practical to make your holiday as enjoyable and comfortable as possible has been built in including a flat screen TV/DVD player, radio and CD player. The boat has large bow and stern cockpits for enjoying outside dinning or just taking in the views and relaxing in the pleasant countryside.

Narrowboat Sally layout
Sally Layout

Main Features

  • Modern quiet smooth engine
  • Full size double bed, interior slung mattress
  • Full central heating and hot water
  • Flat screen TV and DVD
  • Radio/CD player
  • Full Size shower
  • Solar Panels providing charging on shorter cruising days
  • Solid Fuel Stove


Your Rental

We operate from the 1st March until the 28th November. Rentals are for a minimum of one month increasing in monthly increments. Rental starts on the 1st of the month and finishes on the 28th of the last month of hire.


Prices Start at £1,850 per month in low season months, rising to £3,750 per month in high season. At the time at which the booking is made a deposit of £1,000 is taken, the balance payment is due two months prior to the start date of the rental. A damage deposit of £1,000 will be taken at the same time as the balance payment. The damage deposit will be refunded within 7 days of the end date of the rental minus any deductions that have to be made in the unlikely event of any damages or losses to the boat or its inventory. All payments must be made via BACS. cash, card or cheque payments cannot be received.



2023 availability in July, August, October and November.

We are now taking bookings for 2024 and 2025!

For a tailored quotation on the long term rental you have in mind contact Steve.


The boat will be provided with a full tank of fuel, through the duration of the rental you will be responsible for keeping the fuel topped up (we recommend every two weeks) and the boat must be returned at the end of the rental with a full tank of fuel.


The boat will be fully serviced and maintained between rentals to strict guidelines set out in our operational procedures, on longer rentals we will arrange to meet up with you to carry out routine servicing. A 24/7 call out service is provided.


Our boats are fully licenced with the Canal and River Trust for commercial use, along with commercial Boat Safety Certification, commercial insurance, annual gas landlord checks and annual Fire Safety inspection. We are a member of British Marine the trade body representing our industry, they regularly audit us on our maintenance and safety procedures along with the standard of our Hand Over procedures covering customer training. You can book a holiday with Long Term Canal Boat Hire having confidence knowing that you are in the best possible hands.

Your first time?

Even if you are a novice to canal boating you will be surprised at how easy it is to skipper the boat. We give you full practical instruction on both steering the boat and working the locks. We have no set time for this and we won't leave you until you are confident of how to handle the boat. We are renowned for our dedication in our boat handover instruction in particular for novices, this doesn’t stop after the first day of hire, Myself and Steph are always on hand at the end of the phone for support and advice.