All the courses a narrowboater would ever need
The Narrowboat Skills Center offers a complete range of training courses to cover all aspects of owning, maintaining and using your narrowboat. Whether you want to learn how to purchase that ideal boat, gain a helmsmanship or crew qualification, fit out your own boat, keep it well maintained, paint it like a professional or even signwrite and decorate it with Roses and Castles we have the course for you.
All of our courses are held in our own classroom at Debdale Wharf and our instructors are leaders in their fields with many years of both professional and teaching experience. We deliberately keep our class sizes small to ensure that everybody gets the maximum from their time with us.
We have one and two day helmsman and crew courses available, either on our own dedicated training vessel the Gwendoline May, or if you prefer, on your own boat to make certain that you can use your boat safely and get the maximum enjoyment from your investment.
Courses for Narrowboaters by Narrowboaters
We've recruited some of the best individuals and companies in the business, so you can be sure when you learn with us, you're benefitting from a wealth of real-world narrowboating experience
From the prospective boat buyer right through to the seasoned narrowboater, we have courses suited to everyone.
Check availability and book the course of your choice with our easy to use on-line booking system.
Located at Debdale Wharf Marina in the heart of the East Midlands we're at the centre of the canal network.
Our Postal Address and Contact Details
Debdale Wharf Marina, Debdale Lane, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0XA
Monday-Friday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm Weekend 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Mornings, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Afternoons, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm