The Common Kestrel canal boat operating out of Gailey

Sleeps a minimum of 2 people

Sleeps a maximum of 4 people

Boat location : Gailey in Staffordshire  View

Boat length : 48 feet

Boat Class : Kestrel

Boat type : Cruiser Stern   Read more

Beam : Narrow   Read more

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Boat Layouts

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Galley / Saloon Position:   Stern

Number of Cabins:   1

On-board Facilities

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Television on board  Pet Friendly  Mains electric sockets on board  Carpets on board  Compact Disc player on board  Coffee maker on board  DVD player on board  Mains electric sockets on board  Hairdryer on board  Linen on board  Microwave on board  Safe on board  Toaster on board  Towels on board  Vacuum cleaner on board  Wifi on board  


Number of Showers:   1

Number of Toilets:   1

Number of Baths:   0


Here is a brief overview of The Common Kestrel canal boat operating out of Gailey


Design : The Kestrel is a 49ft long, 4 berth cruiser stern narrowboat. It has a quiet water-cooled diesel engine with simple to use controls.

Features : There is full radiator central heating on the boat. A 150 gallon water tank supplies the hot and cold running water. There is a double-filtered drinking water system. There is carpeting in the saloon and bedroom.

Saloon : Radio/CD player; colour TV/DVD player.

Kitchen : The kitchen is fully equipped and has a 4 burner gas cooker with grill and oven; refrigerator; sink and drainer; saucepans; cooking utensils; crockery and cutlery appropriate for the number of berths. There is plenty of storage space and work surfaces.

Berths : As this is a 4 berth boat, there is a choice of a double berth or two singles in the rear cabin. An optional dinette/double or two single berths are available in the saloon. There are wardrobes located throughout the boat (see layout options) for storing clothes.

Bedding : Freshly laundered bedding is supplied for each crew member, as per your requirements. Additional bedding is available upon request. Towels are also supplied - one medium sized towel per crew member, and one hand towel per bathroom.

Bathroom : The bathroom comes complete with a wash hand basin, electronically operated flush toilet, and a shower. A 240v shaver socket is also available.

Electric : The Kestrel has a 2kw Inverter that supplies 240 volt electricity to certain appliances and sockets on the boat. (Please note: if you decide to use any of your own electrical appliances, you do so at your own risk).

Welcome Pack : A welcome pack is provided, consisting of : 1 bottle of washing up liquid, 1 dish cloth, 1 tea towel, 1 floor cloth, toilet roll & bin liner. Helmsman's waterproofs & umbrella.

Additional Information: Tuition, and buoyancy aids, are supplied free of charge. A safe is supplied on the boat (except on boats based at Gailey), as are helmsman's waterproofs and an umbrella.

Holiday Routes

Routes possible from The Common Kestrel canal boat operating out of Gailey
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Gailey Staffordshire countryside Few Locks 4.00 13.25 4
Great Haywood and return from Gailey Rural 4.00 15.00 24
Gnosall and return from Gailey Few Locks 5.00 20.00 4
Birmingham and return from Gailey City 5.00 26.50 48
Black Country Museum and return from Gailey City 5.00 19.00 42
Four Counties ring from Gailey Rural 8.00 to 11.00 55.00 94
Black Country ring from Gailey Stag/Hen 8.00 42.50 79
Market Drayton and return from Gailey Few Locks 8.00 30.00 14
Stourport and return from Gailey Rural 8.00 38.00 58
Black Country Museum and Gas Street Basin in Birmingham from Gailey City 8.00 27.00 48
Wedgwood factory and return from Gailey Weeks Holiday 8.00 31.00 48
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Boat Availability

Here is our availability for The Common Kestrel canal boat operating out of Gailey
Canal Boat Holiday


Holiday From : Monday 19th June 2023 @ 2:30 pm

Holiday To : Friday 23rd June 2023 @ 9:30 am

Nights Aboard : 4

Boat Name : Common Kestrel (Common Kestrel)

Boat Class : Kestrel

Start Marina : Gailey Wharf

County : Staffordshire


Was : £1,349.00

Save : £324.75

(Discount - ABC25%)

Now £1,024.25

Prices quoted include : Basic hire charge, damage waiver, fuel deposit and boat/lock training. If discounts are available, they are applied to the basic hire charge only.
Optional extras may apply. Please see the booking form for more information.


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Pets are permitted on the Common Kestrel Canal Boat


The boat images shown depict the style of boat and may not be the actual boat offered. The colour and boat layouts may vary. If you need specific advice on boat layouts, please contact us.

The specification of boats, their accommodation, facilities and equipment in the brochure, the information provided is intended as a general guide but the Company [and/or] the Boat Owner shall not be liable in the event of any differences in the boat supplied and reserves the right to make modifications. Layout plans are for guidance only and are not to scale and may have steps which are not shown. If the hirer’s party includes any infirm persons the Hirer should make relevant enquiries at the time of booking. The Company and/or the Boat Owner reserve the right to change boat specifications without prior notice