Booking now! Brand-new additions to Anglo Welsh’s high-spec Constellation fleet

Anglo Welsh’s New Luxury Narrowboat Fleet Hits the Water

Anglo Welsh’s top-of-the-range Constellation Class was launched in 2016 to rave reviews and tremendous feedback from narrowboat experts and holidaymakers alike. The great news for 2017 is that our high spec fleet is doubling in size, with five brand-new Constellation boats poised to grace canals across England and Wales.

First out of the dry dock are the 67 ft, 6-berth ‘Pegasus’ at our Great Haywood base in Stafford and the 65 ft, 4-berth ‘Hydra’ at Tardebigge in Worcester. Both are available for hire from 14th April, just in time for some luxury Easter cruising.

As the latest evolution of Anglo Welsh’s customised fleet, the Constellation Class narrowboats boast upgraded facilities and beautifully finished livery. ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Hydra’ join the 12-berth ‘Andromeda’ based at Bath, the 12-berth ‘Delphinus’ at Oxford, the double act, 6-berth ‘Cassiopeia’ and 4 berth ‘Carina’ at Bunbury, ‘Aquarius’ at Trevor and ‘Aquila’ at Wootton Wawen.

Like the rest of the Constellation fleet, the handsome blue ‘Pegasus’ and ‘Hydra’ were built by one of Britain’s oldest established boat builders following Anglo Welsh’s own bespoke specs. The popular consensus is that they are among the finest narrowboat hires available anywhere on the UK’s waterways.

Below deck, high spec light ash interiors and reflective white ceilings create a spacious feel, and as an added bonus, the Constellation Class is highly adaptable, with double beds easily converting into singles and vice-versa. All Constellation boats have two bathrooms with full-size showers.

Watch this space for news of four more Constellation Class Boats coming to Anglo Welsh’s strategically located canal bases in 2017.

Anglo Welsh’s high-end Constellation Fleet is very popular! To book one of these brand-new narrowboats, contact our friendly Booking Team on 0117 304 1122.


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Anglo Welsh’s Class of 2016 oozes ‘Star’ Quality

New canal boats for hire in England and Wales

Anglo Welsh Announces 6 New Narrowboats!

Many canal devotees love to enthuse about vintage narrowboats, and understandably so, but here at Anglo Welsh few things get our pulses racing more than a spanking new hire boat, especially when it’s suited and booted to our very own specifications.

In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to narrowboat connoisseurs waxing lyrical about our Bond Class boats. But to paraphrase a 007 movie trailer, ‘Bond is back, and it’s better than ever’. In fact, it even has a new name! Ladies and gentleman, we proudly present the Anglo Welsh Constellation Class – six brand-new narrowboats that are all set to make a big splash in 2016 and beyond.

As the latest evolution of our customised fleet, the Constellation Class combines the proven layout of the Bond Class with upgraded facilities and striking new livery. And we’ve tried to spread the joy around! The 12-berth ‘Andromeda’ is based at our Bradford on Avon base, the 12-berth ‘Delphinus’ at Oxford, the 6-berth ‘Cassiopeia’ at Bunbury, and the 4-berth trio ‘Aquarius’, ‘Aquila’ and ‘Carina’ at Trevor, Wootton Wawen and Bunbury respectively.

“The Bond Class has been an incredibly popular hire over the years,” says Wootton Wawen base manager Alistair King, but we’ve really pushed the boat out … excuse the pun … with the Constellation. Built by one of Britain’s oldest established boat builders using Anglo Welsh’s own bespoke specs, they’re among the finest narrowboats you’ll see anywhere on the UK’s waterways.”


“Below deck, light ash interiors and reflective white ceilings create a really spacious feel, and as an added bonus, the Constellation Class is highly adaptable, with double beds easily converting into singles and vice-versa. ‘Aquila’ enjoyed its maiden voyage in March and we’ve already received great feedback. The only thing we can’t agree on is the pronunciation, though for now we’re going for ‘Aquila’ rhyming with ‘Tequila’!”

As well as being built to order, the Constellation Class was also ‘christened’ by the Anglo Welsh team. So why Constellation? “Despite the fact our narrowboat fleet already includes a boat called ‘Enterprise’ the name has nothing to do with ‘Star Trek,” confesses Alistair with a smile. In fact, stargazers will have already spotted that Aquarius, Aquila, Carina, Cassiopeia, Andromeda and Delphinus are all named after constellations. “Apparently Aquarius even means water-carrier in Latin,” adds Alistair, “though I prefer to think of it as an amphibious people carrier!”

To which we can only add, the Constellation Class is undoubtedly the new ‘star turn’ on the UK’s waterways and we’re confident that these magnificent boats will carry people on some memorable canal journeys!

To book one of the new Constellation Class narrowboats, please contact our dedicated Booking Team on 0117 304 1122.

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