Club Members
Countrywide Cruisers Canal Boat Holidays (Staffordshire, England)
Wyvern Shipping Narrowboat Hire (Bedfordshire, England)


The Blue Riband Club name has stood for the very best in narrowboat holidays on UK canals for over thirty years. The Blue Riband Club comprises two owner-operated hire boat companies who guarantee to give you the highest standards of both comfort and service.

All our narrowboats are annually inspected under the 'Visit Britain Quality Assurance Classification Scheme'. This means that all Blue Riband boats are graded one to five stars and the more stars allocated to a boat reflects the quality of facilities and boat space per person.

So come canal boating with the Blue Riband Club and discover the freedom of English and Welsh canals, secure in the knowledge that you have got a top quality boat from a top quality family narrowboat hire company.

Explore the real countryside, far from the tourist crowds, from a choice of conveniently sited bases.

Visit the Blue Riband Club member's websites to see more details, check boat availability and book an unforgettable narrowboat holiday.

Advice for Overseas Visitors

Countrywide Cruisers Canal Boat Holidays (Staffordshire, England)

Base at Brewood, Staffordshire on the Shropshire Union Canal
Tel: +44 (0)1902 850166. Website:

Countrywide Cruisers Canal Boats for Hire
Wyvern Shipping Narrowboat Hire (Bedfordshire, England)

Base at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire on the Grand Union Canal
Tel: +44 (0)1525 372355. Website:

Wyvern Shipping Holiday Canalboat


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