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The Wessex Rose – About The Boat

Cruise aboard the very latest in luxury, design, quality and innovation. The Wessex Rose is one of the most luxurious wide beam hotel boats in England, offering spacious accommodation for up to six people in three en-suite cabins, all of which can be configured as either twin or double rooms.

Purpose built and fitted out by specialist boat builders, the Wessex Rose was planned and crafted specifically as a hotel boat. The revolutionary design includes innovative ideas and the latest modern day equipment providing a unique vessel for carrying up to six passengers on England’s inland waterways with all the comforts, luxury and quality of a modern day floating hotel.

The hull was crafted using British steel by Tyler Wilson who have a long history in canal boat building and an eye for pleasing lines. The interior was created by Milburn Boats, a family company with a strong reputation for quality, dedication and exceptional craftsmanship.

Designed specifically around the sizes of locks and bridges, the Wessex Rose is 69ft long, 12ft 5in wide and weighs around 50 tonnes.

Her many features for your enjoyment and comfort include:



  • Based on a Humber Keel hull design
  • Roof top deck with furniture and flowers
  • Lighting and access hatch
  • On board Wi-Fi
  • Ample 240v sockets in all areas
  • Light oak panelling and trim throughout
  • Hardwood flooring with under floor heating to all areas
  • Increased insulation/sound proofing to cabin walls

The Saloon

  • Fully opening front and side panoramic double glazed windows
  • Large automatic tilt and slide sun roof
  • Upholstered chairs
  • Feature stove
  • LED lighting
  • Adjustable dining table
  • Library & games

Three Guest Cabins with

  • King size double or twin beds with pocket sprung quality mattresses for maximum comfort
  • En suite bathroom including powerful shower, flushing toilet and heated towel rail
  • Under floor heating with individual cabin thermostats
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryer

  • 240v sockets
  • Luxury bedding & Egyptian cotton sheets
  • High quality fluffy white towels, robes and slippers
  • LED room lighting and individual reading lights
  • Double glazed opening window
  • Wardrobe, shelves, drawers & dressing table
  • Lit vanity mirror

The Galley

  • A fully equipped catering kitchen
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Wine cellar


  • Water from engine, hurricane diesel heater & electricity
  • Under floor “wet system” to saloon, galley & corridor via engine & hurricane diesel Heater
  • Under floor “electrical system” to cabins with individual thermostatic control
  • Lockgate stainless steel diesel feature saloon heater


  • 90hp Barus marine diesel engine
  • Skin tank cooling
  • Twin alternators
  • Hospital silencer


  • ASR Anglian hydraulic pumps & motors operating at 200 bar pressure
  • Hydraulic driven main propeller with variable trust
  • Hydraulic driven bow thrusters producing 100kg thrust


  • Beta 11 Genset (10,7Kva)
  • Skin tank cooling
  • Hospital silencer


  • Victron 24/5000/120 inverter/charger
  • Victron blue power monitor
  • VE.Net battery control
  • 8 x Rolls 4000 series batteries giving 700Ah at 24v
  • Over 1.5 kilometres of wiring!


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