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Waterstart: used for our Canal Roots trips

Broad-Beamed Narrowboat

Length 55ft"(16.76m) Beam 10ft" (3.04m) Draught 2ft”

Construction Date- 2004

Waterstart is a modern canal boat which can be hired for skippered day trips. Buffets can be provided to meet your needs. Waterstart is moored at the museum but regularly spends blocks of time in Thorne and Selby. The boat is ideal for teaching boat handling skills and can be used for schools and youth groups for confidence building and life skills activities. Book for family days out and special occasions, social and therapeutic days cruising the yorkshire canals, or for training and educational purposes.




A Humber Keel dating from the early part of the 20th Century. Sobriety was built in 1910 at Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
These sturdy vessels were built to manoeuvre the coal filled compartment boats, known as tom puddings, from the West Yorkshire coal fields to Goole.
Waterstart is a modern broad-beamed boat which is used to deliver quality volunteering opportunities for people of all ages.
Waterstart can be hired for skippered day trips.
A converted lifeboat, Telethon Louise provides the Waterways Museum's tour of Goole Docks, including No.5 Boat Hoist.
Built in 1957 SERVICE is Sheffield size (61’x15’6”) and carried cargos for
Ernest V. Waddington Ltd of Swinton, South Yorkshire
Half day and evening trips last up to 4 hours.
Full days are up to 7 hours, daylight permitting.