About us

A family run business for over 45 years based on the beautiful River Lea at Stanstead Abbotts and Hertford.

Formed by two canal enthusiasts (Pat and John Milton) in 1974, the Company’s foundations were established on the River Lea in Hertfordshire until the present day with their daughter (Nicola) and son-in-law (Mark) now heading up the business.

Nicola has been involved with boating since the early 1970’s and following Mark’s retirement from the police in 2020 decided it was the perfect time to let Pat and John enjoy their well earned retirement. Pat and John’s other daughter (Sally) ran the brokerage side of the business for many years until moving to Scotland.

In their spare time Nicola and Mark enjoy a very active lifestyle with their children and are regularly running, walking and cycling along the towpath. Nicola is also a qualified UK Athletics Coach in Running Fitness and a Pilates Teacher. Prior to taking over the business Nicola successfully ran her own fitness business and Mark had a long career within the police.

The family has always enjoyed a happy relationship with boating and are passionate to continue this and support the tireless work it took over many years to establish the business to it’s present success.

Initally, the main business of the Company was operating passenger boat trips aboard the ex. Fellows Morton & Clayton Josher “Holland” but over the years the business expanded to include hire boats, fit-outs and repair work, retail sales, boat brokerage and two marinas.

Currently we are able to offer leisure moorings, retail sales and boat brokerage only.