About

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 and their home were soon established on the River Lea in Hertfordshire until the present day with their daughter Nicola, son-in-law Mark and family now heading up the business.

Nicola has been involved with boating for around 50 years and following her husband Mark’s retirement from his career with the Metropolitan Police decided it was the perfect time to take over the reigns from Pat and John and let them enjoy their well earned retirement.

Pat and John’s other daughter, Sally, use to run the brokerage side of the business but now lives in Scotland with her husband, Andy, who previously worked for British Waterways as an enforcement officer.

The family has enjoyed a long and happy relationship with boating since the early 1970’s with Pat and John working tirelessly 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 and residential moorings, retail sales and boat brokerage only.