Charnwood Hobbit for Crick 2024....... has arrived!

7th February 2024

The first day of February 2024 coincided with the arrrival of the first of our all electric 'Charnwood Hobbit' range. 

The 'Hobbit' comes in a range of four boat lengths: 27ft, 32ft, 37ft & 42ft, and is very similar in concept to that of an all electric car, giving around 2 days of cruising before needing a charge, whether by returning to base or planned excursion to a Marina charge point. As an alternative, the cruising range can be extended with on-board solar and/ or generator.

Of course, as a bespoke boat builder, there is always the option for a conventional diesel engine, if preferred.

'Arfer' has arrived!
Darren's on the case!

The 'Charnwood Hobbit' range was developed for keeping the comforts of modern boating within reasonable costs, both in terms of original purchase and ongoing running costs, including mooring/ licence fees. 


Leading from the front the 42ft Hobbit comprises:

L shaped dinette (convertible to double bed) TV/ DVD and diesel stove

Galley with storage, hob/ oven, sink and fridge 

Walk through shower room with 800mm quadrant shower, washbasin and cassette toilet

Versatile area: seating/dinette, convertible to two single beds or large double


Like all our boats, the 'Charnwood Hobbit' range are Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) compliant.

Now affectiontely known as 'Arfer', this cheeky 42ft narrowboat wasted no time in making herself at home, and with Darren on the case will soon be fitted out and ready for her Crick debut!

For further details about 'Arfer' or any of our 'Charnwood' boat range, call Chris Williams direct on 07963 974 793 or email