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 seven 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 2018 / 2019

Now the end of our 2018 season is here, it's time to work on Swan in Ellesmere dry dock.

She is having her bottom scraped and three coats of blacking reapplied. While she is out of the water, we will be painting her roof and touching up the sides to complete the make over.

At our wharf, we will be giving Swan some TLC so she too looks shiny and ready for the 2018 season.

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