Escape the Rat Race
'Liveaboard' a narrowboat for as long as you like. We have a diverse range of boats available by the month, at a far lower cost than long term holiday hire. We were the first to specialise in long term canal boat breaks and have a track-record of caring for clients for over 11 years.
Our service is fully legal, and all of our boats are properly insured and licensed, as well as being professionally prepared and maintained. We provide you with everything you need to enjoy your cruise and our fee (normally payable monthly) covers this care.
Whether you are looking for an extended Narrowboat holiday, or to live on a narrowboat permanently, we can serve you. Bookings range from 4 months upward.
ETTR gives you as much, or as little, help as you need. They put no restrictions on where you can sail and are even flexible on the drop off point. We covered 600 fabulous miles with barely a hitch. When we did have the occasional problem, Alex arranged immediate solutions, either a boat yard or their own mobile engineer, Clive who amazed by always finding us in even the most obscure locations. His knowledge of canal boats and the canal system is extraordinary. We fully expect use ETTR in the future and recommend them to anyone.Geoffrey and Lauren - Pegotty, June 15
So grateful to Escape the Rat Race for facilitating my 'escape'. Catalyst has been wonderful to liveaboard, and Alex was quick to respond to any issues or queries I had.Simeon - Catalyst, December 14
I've loved being on the boat and will miss you guys! It's been an amazing experience and I suspect I will end up back on the water at some point.Sam - Christine Emma, August 14