Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

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Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Narrowboat Day Hire

Our purpose built, all weather narrowboats Rumble, Fumble and Jumble are ideal for a family outing, birthday, anniversary or reunion parties, or a business day out with a difference.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Servicing

From engine repairs and replacements, welding, stretching, complete refits, anti-fouling, bottom blacking & repainting, Sileby Mill Boatyard is your one stop shop!

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Moorings

We have a variety of long term secure non-residential moorings both on and offline, including some for wide-beam boats. We can sometimes facilitate short term moorings.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

The boatyard and chandlery will be open for all services 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday from 29th March’ although we will continue with a one in one out closed gate policy for the time being.
All visitors must please wear face coverings whilst in any indoor space and observe all other Covid19 prevention measures as appropriate
Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.
Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Sileby Mill Boatyard is an independent family run business established in 1985 on the site of a watermill dating back to the 9th century A.D. The mill, now a residential building, still retains the original wheel chamber and fittings. The boatyard was set up in its current form in 1985, and has evolved much since then, the current owners celebrating 22 years of service this year. We offer a full range of boatyard services including day hire on our purpose built all weather narrowboats, a well stocked chandlery, moorings, and a busy slipway and servicing division.

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Day Boat Hire

Explore the beautiful River Soar in Leicestershire

On a day trip from Sileby Mill you can explore the beautiful River Soar in either direction.  Head south and you will pass Watermead Country Park and through some delightful and surprisingly remote countryside with abundant wildlife.  Birstall makes a good lunchtime destination with a large riverside pub, or you can press on a bit further towards Leicester.

Head north and you will meander through lush water meadows, past the villages of Mountsorrel and Barrow. Loughborough seen from the canal is an interesting mix of industrial heritage and housing with a canalside pub.

The Canal and River Trust have declared their intention to open the navigations for day boat hire from April 12th. This opens up the availability of our dayboats Jumble Rumble and Fumble for hire. Social distancing is practically impossible aboard our boats, therefore we can only take bookings from individual household groups consisting of no more than 6 people per boat until May 17th. From then until June 21st any 6 people (rule of 6) or 2 households per boat. From June 21st any mixed group up to 12 people. These rules may change at short notice.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.
Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Engine Changes, Welding & Repairs

In our fully equipped boatyard

We have full facilities for removing your old engine and fitting a new one, and usually do 4 or 5 each year.  Our preferred supplier of engine is from Beta Marine, but we will happily fit any engine of your choice.  A written quotation is given for each job, together with a realistic completion date.

We are experienced in all aspects of boat fitting, and have undertaken complete stripouts and refits, new kitchens, bedrooms, cratches, hatches etc, as well as structural repairs on wooden and GRP boats.

Engineering /Maintenance

We are working as best we can, and are offering a restricted service. Please call with your requirements

Boat Moorings

Long term non-residential & short term moorings.

We have a variety of long term secure non-residential moorings both on and offline, including some for wide-beam boats. We can sometimes facilitate short term moorings if you need to leave your boat somewhere safe for a while.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.
Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Painting, Bottom Blacking & Anti-Fouling

In our fully equipped slipway and drydock

For bottom blacking and paintwork we can accommodate narrowboats up to 72′ long on our adjustable trailer. We have a variety of levels of service including a budget DIY option, should you wish to undertake the work yourself.

For topside repaints narrowboats are usually slipped and pulled into our undercover paint dock. Dave, our resident full time painter then gets to work, usually 7 days a week until near completion.  Any signwriting, scrollwork and artwork you require is done by the highly talented and experienced ‘Letterknight’.

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Testimonials from some of our many happy clients

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Boatyard Services

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Engine Changes & Repair

We have full facilities for removing your old engine and fitting a new one, and usually do 4 or 5 each year.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Welding

From a small fender loop to a complete hull overplate, with everything in-between.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Repairs & Refits

We are experienced in all aspects of boat fitting, and have undertaken complete stripouts and refits.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Bottom Blacking & Antifouling

We can accommodate narrowboats up to 72′ long with no extra charge for ‘V’ bottoms!

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Paintwork

We offer a excellent quality results at a very competitive price, using Craftmaster Coach Enamels by default.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boatyard Chandlery

Our Chandlery is an Aladdin’s cave of boating ephemera, from chrome and brass fittings to obscure spares

Latest News From Sileby Mill Boatyard

Sileby Mill Winter Opening Times (November to March)

WINTER OPENING HOURS

WINTER OPENING HOURS from 1st November 2020 to 28th March 2021 inclusive. Monday-Friday 9:00-16:00 Saturday 9:00-13:00 AFTERNOON CLOSED Sunday CLOSED ALL DAY “The gate is shut so please phone when you arrive and someone will let you in, we are…
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Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Opening Times

CHANDLERY Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm Sunday – closed DAY HIRE open everyday 9am – 5pm (full and half day hire, advance bookings only) “The gate is shut so please phone when you arrive and someone will let you…
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Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.
Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Boatyard is a full service boatyard, with a Dry Dock, Workshop, Chandlery, Moorings & Boat Hire Facilities

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Day Boat Hire

On a day trip from Sileby Mill you can explore the beautiful River Soar in either direction.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Sileby Mill Boat Sales

Searching for your ideal narrowboat?  We only sell the best quality boats.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Moorings

Long term non-residential moorings, including some for wide-beam boats.

Sileby Mill Boatyard- Narrowboat Day Hire, Chandlery, Moorings, Repairs and Servicing.

Boat Repairs

Engine, interior and structural boat repairs in our fully equipped dock.

Sileby Mill Boatyard, Mill Lane, Sileby, Leicestershire

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