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Newbury Boat Company
Ham Manor Marina
London Road
RG14 2BP
Phone: 01635 42884
Mobile: 07810 501045


Emma and Derek Fearnley - Newbury Boat Company Marina

Derek and Emma Fearnley became the new owner / operators of Newbury Boat Company during 2010, taking over from Bill and Sue Fisher, Emma’s Parents. They have worked within inland waterways associated businesses for the last 55 and 35 years respectively. Together, they ran the highly regarded and award winning hotel boat company Inland Waterway Holiday Cruises, with the narrow boat pair, Snipe and Taurus and barge Gallinago. Derek and Emma are both MCA Boatmasters and hold an extensive list of RYA qualifications. They have an in depth knowledge of the inland waterway network.

Derek has also worked in most other areas of the industry from restaurant boats, to commercial carrying in the north east, also dredging and flood alleviation work. Emma was brought up alongside the Kennet and Avon navigation, and has of course been associated with Newbury Boat Company almost all her life. After gaining an honours degree at University, a chance meeting lead to Emma working with Derek on the hotel narrow boats, and soon a partnership in marriage and business resulted in a blossoming for the company.

Derek and Emma’s success as a business partnership is well proven; they have won awards for Hotel Boat Operator of the Year and also a Green Award for Tourism. They endeavour to maintain the exemplary reputation Newbury Boat Company has developed for good customer service and an immaculately kept marina.

Derek and Emma look forward to welcoming you to Newbury Boat Company not just as owners, but also fellow boating enthusiasts.


We operate under the British Marine Federation Yacht Harbour Association Standard Berthing License Terms and Conditions