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lovely 56ft narrowboat Vita!
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0118 978 0717 / 07566 815456
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Hiring our Narrowboat

Please Note:
We take full week bookings from Monday or Friday at 2.30 pm finishing on a Monday or Friday at 9.30 am.

Short breaks are from Friday from 2.30 pm to Monday at 9.30 am or Monday from 2.30 pm to Friday at 9.30 am.

River Wey - Cartbridge Basin Marina
River Wey - Cartbridge Basin Marina
what we offer

Explore Our Narrowboat

Please check out our boat layout below; we offer two fixed double berths with shower rooms and there is a pull out double in the saloon

Bedroom 2
Dining Area

Cruise the beautiful River Wey on our lovely 56′ cruiser stern narrowboat, Vita …

Unwind on a lovely, tranquil narrowboat break on Vita in the South of England on the River Wey, adjoining the River Thames. Treat yourself to a taste of life in the slow lane on the River Wey, just a little over 60 minutes away from London, close to Guildford and not far from Windsor.

 “We had a great break recently on Vita. A very warm welcome when we arrived at the marina. The boat was spotless and well equipped; the welcome pack was a nice touch. The week we had on board was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the river Wey and all its delights. Many thanks we totally recommend and we will be back”. Jane Evans.

“Our week was among the best we’ve had on the waterways, and we’ve been boating for many years!  The boat handled easily and was really well equipped. The wildlife on the Wey was wonderful and we’ll definitely be recommending your company to our boating holiday friends”. James W

‘We loved your boat and had a really wonderful experience. We will definitely recommend your boat as it was so well equipped and well laid out’.  Sue and Roger


 Click Here for a short 5 min film of Vita cruising on the beautiful River Wey

Vita‘ is an amazing, easy to drive and very clean narrowboat. She provides comfortable and warm accommodation for up to 6 adults – with two fixed double bedrooms – each with its own adjacent bathroom.  A third double is provided by a comfortable pull out bed in the central area.

Vita has the best thought-out design for a genuinely comfortable stay on a boat and this is why: In the daytime, when traveling along there is enough room to seat everyone outside.  Either at the front end of the boat which has a small open area with seating (great for 2 or 3 kids) or at the spacious ‘cruiser’ stern with seating for 3 or 4 adults. (A lot of hire boats can’t do this, leaving people stuck inside). 

In the evening, adults can put the kids to bed in the quiet fixed double bedroom at the front, with its privacy door. Adults can then continue to socialize at the rear with the seated open air area but keeping access to a bathroom and the kitchen/lounge without disturbing the kids. In a lot of hire boats in practice you have to all go to bed at the same time or speak in whispers! 

We’ll teach you all you need to know about navigating a narrowboat without rushing you. And we will stay with you until you are happy to go on without us. You’ll learn how to use the river’s historic locks, how to rope the narrowboat, to moor-up (or park it) and use the engine to control your speed. Don’t worry, you’ll be navigating like Lord Nelson in no time at all!

The River Wey is a tranquil delight hidden away in the heart of rural Surrey. It’s been used as navigation since the 17th century, with one of its deepest unmanned locks operating since 1653!  Enclosed by woodland bursting with spring bluebells and water meadows alive with summer blooms, the river is home to kingfishers and a variety of birds – you may even see the occasional roebuck deer if you’re very quiet…

Fans of waterside pubs will be delighted to know there are many refreshment opportunities along the Wey, including The Weyside and The White House at Guildford, The Anchor at Pyrford Lock, The Minnow at Weybridge and many others you’ll find listed here and here.

You’ll discover riverside villages such as Send, Pyrford and Ripley or the larger towns of GodalmingGuildford and Weybridge with opportunities to visit the shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.


The River Wey is owned and maintained by the National Trust (whose exhibition centre you can visit at Dapdune Wharf). There is plenty to enjoy as you gently wind along its 20-mile navigable stretch with its 16 locks.

Considering its location and proximity to London, you’ll be struck by the tranquillity of the River Wey. In fact, it’s that combination of easy accessibility and peace and quiet that makes a narrowboat break on the Wey so very appealing.

“You put your watch in a drawer and forget about time”  


Our aim is to provide the best service we can to our guests. We are a small family business with one carefully maintained boat at this marina; we always try to provide a more personal service than a fleet hire provider when people book Vita.

We are on-call throughout your holiday by phone or email or text if there is anything you need to know or want help with. At 56ft Vita is a 4 + 2 Berth cruiser stern narrowboat which is both cosy and carefully laid out. Built with the highest quality materials, she is fitted out in oak and solid ash, with clean and elegant lines.

She offers our guests two well equipped bathrooms and two fixed double bedrooms at either end of the boat, giving that all important feeling of privacy.

With an extra double bed in the dining area, she can accommodate up to 6 people. She comes with essentials such as, TV, DVD/CD player, games and books to read.

Please contact us on 0118 978 0717 or 07566 815456.

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