This classic style narrowboat is combined with modern facilities to make our 2 berth 6-sleeper a joy to handle. With a moderately equipped galley, bathroom, televisions and comfortable saloon these are ideal for a relaxing getaway.
There are 2 cabins with fixed double berths, sleeping 2 to a cabin. The saloon sofa and dining table double up as the other double berth sleeping 2.
This narrowboat has 2 heads. The first head has a sit in-hip bath with shower, toilet and basin, whilst the second incorporates a shower, toilet and basin.
Flexi-Club on the Thames is a fleet of well presented narrow boats whose origins lay in the style of traditional narrow boats used on the inland waterways to carry cargo at the time of the industrial revolution.
This type of holiday will allow you to visit some of Englands picturesque towns, villages and historic places along the River Thames and on the canal network. You will find, the easy going pace of life afloat tranquil and relaxing. Narrow boats will afford you a unique experience and introduction to a traditional part of English country life. You can cruise the Thames at your leisure, enjoying the tranquil surroundings. There are regular stops on the way where you can moor your boat and enjoy a glass of wine or try your hand at English ale at one of the many pubs, a sunset BBQ on the river bank or a walk into the local villages and towns and experience the many tourist attractions.
As you head out along the Thames, you will begin to identify with your fellow boaters and friendly Lock Keepers. Local people enjoy the tow path for walks, many of whom will always give a friendly wave.
Guests are able to use the narrow boat in its entirety.
If you need to contact us at any time, please do not hesitate to phone or email.
Telephone: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Boat Manager, Clive Reynolds: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (please call if you are delayed)
Training is given to all guests and when you are happy and feeling confident, you may take command of your little ship and begin your adventure.
Accommodation on board narrow boats is understandably compact. The seating areas have storage space under them but this is limited. We therefore encourage guests to pack lightly in small suitcases or bags that can be stowed away easily. For safety reasons, please ensure that you pack at least one pair of non-slip trainers/shoes for being on deck and for boat handling activities, these are especially important when the weather is wet to prevent slips and falls. Ladies might like to include a suitable pair of gloves for handling ropes. A waterproof and warm jacket/wind breaker for English weather conditions will see you in good stead.
**Please note that during the winter season (1st Nov 2016 - 16th Feb 2017) the cruising season is closed. The narrowboat will be utilised as static accommodation and be required to remain in the marina.
What your booking fee includes:
Basic hire charge, VAT, full boat inventory, bed linen, towels, car parking in the Marina, induction and tuition.
Cruising season (17th February 2017 - 31st October 2017). You are required to pay in cash on arrival, a fee of GBP90 per week for fuel. At the end of the hire period, the value of the remaining fuel will be calculated and the difference will be refunded to you (or extra fuel charged as used).
A compulsory non-refundable damage waiver of GBP50.
A security deposit of GBP150. This will be returned to you providing there are no breakages/damages.
All the above additional charges are payable on the day by credit card.
Your holiday contract has been accepted on the understanding that you have read and accept the Conditions of Hire as provided with the booking form.
Based in Surrey at Penton Hook Marina, Flexi Club on the Thames narrowboats are owned and managed by First Group.
First Group is a dynamic company with a head office based in Durban, South Africa.
First Group is passionate about providing the highest levels of service excellence to property developers, hotels, resorts, and self-catering properties.
As managing agents for over 60 properties locally and internationally, First Group offers a wide variety of accommodation and conferencing options for both business and leisure travellers.