Welcome to Bettisfield Boats.

Bettisfield Boats is based in the small village of Bettisfield in Shropshire, situated on the popular and picturesque Llangollen canal.

We offer individually tailored canal boat holidays in our 2 berth,3 berth and 2+2 berth canal boats.

We are a young and enthusiastic couple who love being on or near the canal and want to share our passion with the rest of the world. We own our own 60 ft canal boat, Tilly Timewaster and have enjoyed chugging her round most of the canal system.

We openly support the Considerate Boater principals and the Shropshire Union Canal Society.

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We're happy to help.

If you do have a holiday date in mind, check our availability calendar.


Nick and Emma - Our history

Nick Markl and Emma Watson are delighted to have purchased Bettisfield Boats back in March 2011 and have already enjoyed six wonderful seasons sharing our boats on the Llangollen canal and have met some lovely people.

After working in the leisure industry for over 15 years we do really understand just how important your holiday really is. We both look forward to welcoming you aboard Kingfisher, Heron and Swan.


Maintenance time again 2016 / 2017

Now the end of our 2016 season is here, its time to perform our magic on the girls again. We booked Ellesmere dry dock again for the last week in November so the TLC can begin.

Swan is having major surgery. We are changing her Stern Gear and retuning her propeller. While she is out of the water we will of course be giving her bottom a scraping and 3 coats of blacking. She is also having her roof painted to complete her makeover.

At our wharf we are working on both Kingfisher and Heron.

  • Kingfisher is getting a new sink in her bathroom and a new coat of interior paint throughout.
  • Heron is having a full interior paint job too.

All the boats will be having their paint touched up here and there to make them look pretty again for the 2017 season.


On yer Bike!!

We now also have bicycles available to hire for 30 per bicycle per week.

His and hers cycles

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