Home James

Exciting news in April

Home James, luxury narowboat hire, will be arriving at Thorn Marine April and will be available to hire from July, we will update this page and pictures as we have more information

Home James

Home James was built in 2005 and is a top end luxury narrowboat . Designed to accommodate 4/6* people in comfort.

The boat is equipped with everything you should need including;

  • Full size cooker
  • Fully equipped galley (kitchen)
  • Dinette (converts to a short double bed)*
  • Lounge seat (converts to double bed)
  • Fixed double Bed
  • Safety equipment
  • Shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Bedding
  • Central heating

*The dinette double bed is a short double and it only designed to accommodate children


Prices and Important information

The cost of the hire varies depending on the time of year, see below.

A short break 3:00pm Friday until 10:00am Monday or 3:00pm Monday until 10:00am Friday (Midweek Breaks get and extra night free)

The cost includes Insurance, Fuel, Gas and linen


Prices Are based on the Month your holiday starts.


We are based on the Bridgewater Canal in Stockton Heath, just outh of warrington.  With easy access to the Motorway network.

Click here for our location details


There two Main routes you can take


You will pass through Grapenhall, Thelwall, Lymm, Outrington, Dunham Massey, Altringcham, Sale, Trafford Park, Castlefield.


Heading through villages of Walton, Moore, Daersbury, Preston Brook, Acton bridge, Anderton, Northwich and Middlewich.

If you are on a Midweek break, you can also add it a visit to Worsley and Leigh if heading to Manchester or Down on to the Weaver Navigation if heading to Middlewich

See below for more information about recommended stops and places of interest.


Never driven a boat before don't worry we've got you covered!

Every hire begins with a comprehensive handover that meet industry standards

We will cover;

  • Safety
  • Equipment locations
  • Boat handling, mooring and turning
  • Emergency actions
  • Maps and timings

We will then take you down the canal for some practical training.


Booking and Availability

We do not yet have any facilities to book only we are hoping to introduce this soon, the best way is to give us a call on 01925 265129 or email us on bookings@thornmarine.co.uk. You can also visit our Facebook page. Please do not message us on Facebook as we have found it to be very unreliable and messages have disappeared in the past.

Home James does not have an bookings yet as she is due to arrive next week, 15th April, we need to do some work on here and hope to have it available from the second week in June.  Please contact us for more information.

Terms and Conditions

Please check our terms and condition and booking conditions

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Places to visit

View a selections suggested stops and places of interest

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Got Question Check here or get in touch

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What Next?

Have you also thought about Day Hire?

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