Welcome to Marine Services (Chirk) Ltd

Based at Chirk Marina on the Llangollen Canal, Marine Services (Chirk) Ltd. is a family run business – with some members having over 30 years of experience in the narrowboat industry. We specialise in canal boat repairs and maintenance, with a team of highly knowledgeable engineers on site, and we also operate our own luxury narrowboat holiday hire fleet, Crest Narrowboats.

Due to our fantastic location, we are ideally situated to run a narrowboat hire fleet, and we are proud to have recently been featured on More4′s Great Canal Journeys, in which Timothy West and Prunella Scales explored the Llangollen Canal on one our Crest Narrowboats fleet. In fact, Chirk Marina is placed in between 2 famous aqueducts built by Thomas Telford – Chirk and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the latter being the tallest bridge of its kind in the UK. What’s more, in 2009 UNESCO granted the 11 mile canal corridor on which we are placed World Heritage Status, an accolade reserved for the likes of the Taj Mahal and the Statue of Liberty.

Other services at our Chirk base include:

  • Diesel pump.
  • Temporary moorings.
  • Long-term moorings charged on a per foot basis.
  • Cassette disposal and pump out facilities.
  • Repairs and maintenance.
  • Paint work.
  • Hull blacking.