Einsteins Fox

4 - 7 Berth Narrowboat, Platinum Fox Class

 Einstein’s Fox is the newest 5* boat to join the Foxhangers fleet, an exact replica of our Platinum 5* boat Darwin’s Fox, Einstein’s offers the greatest amount of privacy and comfort aboard a narrowboat. Ideal for two couples and larger groups.

Einstein’s Fox has a central saloon and open plan galley which is unique to all our boats, meaning the 2 permanent sleeping cabins are privately positioned at either end of the boat.  These sleeping cabins have flexible features that ensure comfort is enjoyed no matter the make-up of your party. The rear double can be easily converted from a standard double bed to a ‘king size wide’ double bed using almost the full width of the boat. A simple solution for those who enjoy the luxury of extra sleeping room.  The forward cabin can be configured 1) as a double with a single above.  2) purely a double, the single above is retracted.  3) Two bunk beds with a single opposite.

An optional third sleeping cabin can be easily created by converting the double dinette in the saloon whilst still keeping a secondary sociable seating area.

Furnished with a light and modern pastel coloured interior combined with Oak panelling below the gunwale and Oak flooring. All mod cons standard to our boats are included such as central heating, 240v electrical system, fully equipped galley with microwave oven and unique to this boat an additional drinks fridge.  There are TVs in each cabin, the saloon, the master double and the secondary cabin.

Equipped with a powerful Hydraulic Bow Thruster, the semi-traditional stern which has an elevated steering position for greater visibility and improved weather protection in the steering cockpit.  Popular with dog owners, the lockable doors provide the bonus of an ideal pen for dogs.  Though there isn’t a guard rail to protect the steerer around the back deck. There is seating for 2 to 3 people when cruising.  CLICK HERE and take a quick tour of her twin sister on YOU TUBE


Standard breaks for this narrowboat:

Until Sat 29th June, 2024

  • Weekly & fortnight breaks (4pm Saturday afternoons to 11am Saturday morning)

From Mon 1st July, 2024

  • Weekend breaks (4:30pm Fridays to 11:00am Mondays)
  • Midweek breaks (4:30pm Mondays to 11:00am Fridays)
  • Weekly, 10/11 day & fortnight breaks (4:30pm Mondays/Fridays afternoons to 11:00am Monday/Friday morning)


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This boat is 4 - 7 Berth

Different layouts with a maxmimum of 1 king bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed and 1 set of bunk beds

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Darwins Fox Boat Plan

The Stern Deck

This is a “semi-traditional” style deck which as well as being the place where the boat is driven can also be a sociable area for 3-4 people to sit even when cruising. The overall higher standing platform makes viewing easier when at the helm. Note this style does not have a safety rail behind the tiller.

The Master Double Cabin

Furnished with a King-sized bed that features an innovative design that you simply pull out at night to convert from a standard double to King-sized wide double. This cabin and the other en suite sleeping cabins are positioned at opposite ends of the boat, meaning privacy and a peacefulness night’s sleep are assured. This cabin has its own TV, plenty of hanging and wardrobe storage, drawers, a vanity unit and under bed storage.

The Aft Shower and Toilet Room

The walk-through bathroom spans the full width of the boat and maximizes every inch of space. With granite surfaces, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, the latest onboard toilet technology in a separate cubicle for maximum privacy, you will be wishing your bathroom at home was like this!

The Galley Kitchen

Narrowboats galleys don’t get any more luxurious than this, fitted with granite work surfaces, a Tassimo coffee machine, a milk frother, wine rack, microwave and two domestic sized electric refrigerators suitable for drinks or food. Dining of all culinary standards can be achieved as the gas cooker has a two-shelf oven with separate grill and a four-ring hob along with the generous storage and kitchen equipment provided.

The Fwd Shower and Toilet Room

The second walk-through bathroom spans the full width of the boat and maximises every inch of space. With granite surfaces, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, the latest onboard toilet technology in a separate cubicle for maximum privacy, you will be wishing your bathroom at home was like this!

The Saloon and Double Dinette

A comfy ‘L’ shaped seating area with 2 tables provides a relaxing space for the crew to enjoy when not out boating. The 22” inch Bluetooth TV and soundbar allows connectivity from your portable streaming device. There are also additional folding chairs that can be used for inside or outside dining.

The Double/Triple cabin

The Double/Triple cabin Positioned peacefully at the front of the boat with access to the bow deck and an en-suite bathroom, this flexible sleeping cabin can be configured as: A double bed (sleeping 2) 2 twin beds (sleeping 2) 2 twin beds with a bunk above (sleeping 3). This cabin also has its own TV, plenty of hanging and wardrobe storage, drawers, a vanity unit and under bed storage.

The Bow Deck

A lovely outside sociable area with permanent seating that wraps around the bow comfortably seating 4/5, and when accompanied by the folding table alfresco dining can also be enjoyed.

Darwin's Fox Layout 1 Darwins Fox Bed Layout 3 Darwin's Fox Layout 2
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2 Macerator Toilet

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2 large showers

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3 TV's

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240v Power

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Drinks Fridge

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240v Hairdryer

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Reviews (11)

We had the most wonderful holiday on Einstein. From the very start, with the comprehensive website, the very efficient booking process, as well as the follow up information provided by Foxhangers, it was simply all first class. The boat was superbly equipped - well worth the premium price compared to the rest of the fleet - the handover process very complete and adapted to the experience of the skipper/crew and the information on board was on point as well. When we had a mechanical issue, the Foxhangers response team was efficient, from reporting the issue to the engineer coming out promptly with a replacement part, allowing us to continue our holiday without disruption. Having done 5 different narrowboat holidays, the whole experience with Foxhangers was by far the most comprehensive we have witnessed - thank you to the whole team.

Captain Cpt Darren Wilson, Einsteins Fox October 2023

My wife, me and 2 friends took out the boat Einstein's fox, a 65 ft boat. It is perfect for 2 couples with separate shower, bathroom and bed with the kitchen in the middle. The boat itself was immaculate, clean and well stocked with utensils and equipment. We had a little problem with a shower. We called, Foxhangers responded immediately and we were very promptly on our way. Terrific service. All in all a great experience seeing small towns with wonderful old pubs and very good food. Highly recommend Foxhangers.

Captain Cpt Jane Sanderson, Einsteins Fox September 2023

We have holidayed on narrow boats since the late 70's, with grandparents and parents owning a boat at sometime and hiring them at other times and by far Foxhangers is the best hire firm we have ever used. The booking was easy. They phoned the week before to check bedding and anything else we needed and it was the little touches as well for instance there is a copy of the canal boat water ways map book which is essential but they usually cost £12 to £15 and a complimentary box of chocolates and bottle of wine. Everything was well organised and the staff could not be more helpful and friendly. This was especially needed when my mother had a stroke whilst on the boat and all the staff went above and beyond to make sure the ambulance got to her quickly and nothing was too much trouble after that. The Caen flight is a must and we met so many people from all over the world who were fascinated by the locks and wanted to chat and help out. Although the weather wasn't fabulous we had a wonderful holiday.

Captain Cpt Andrea Hewins, Einsteins Fox July 2023

Einstein’s Fox is a superb boat and well designed with cabin and shower room at either end which was ideal for us as 2 couples. Everything had been thought of and the boat is well equipped and beautifully fitted out. The whole holiday went so smoothly - of course a sunny week made it even better - and dealing with locks and mooring in the evening were made that bit simpler by using the bow thrusters! The dogs loved their holiday too and the advice on pubs etc from you was really helpful. It’s a long time since we were on a narrowboat but we realised what a tremendous holiday it is on the beautiful Kennet & Avon canal watching heron, swans, ducks, owls and all the super wildlife. Thank you Foxhangers!

Captain Cpt Chris Laidlaw, Einsteins Fox June 2023

I've canal boated all my life but hire them myself for holidays rather than own. I really fancied trying a different canal system and thought the Kennet & Avon would be a great canal to try and came across Foxhangers. We had Einstein’s Fox and set off for Bristol. The hire boat company are super organised and professional, calling me a week before our holiday to ensure that the boat would be set up correctly for our family's requirements. The boat was lovely, equipped with more than you might expect for a boating holiday with little luxuries such as 2 fridges, coffee machine & a little fold up table at the bow for evening drinks & nibbles & our shopping had been thoughtfully put onto the boat ready & into the fridges. We luckily found moorings where we wanted along the way & ate out at some lovely canal side pubs. We encountered some lovely boaters along the way, some on Foxhangers boats and others privately owned, there was no negativity from anyone at all & despite the challenges we had a great holiday. Would I hire here again? Definitely yes, we will book 2 weeks and head down the other way tackling Caen Hill.

Captain Whitfield, Einsteins Fox April 2023

We had a lovely holiday on Einstein Fox. The booking process was easy and the staff extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was well equipped and the bow thrusters certainly helped in difficult manoeuvres. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Captain Cpt M Jenner, Einsteins Fox October 2022

Hi it was amazing holiday the boat was lovely the bow thruster was a great idea And took a lot of stress out of manoeuvring Whilst some people think it's cheating but I think Why struggle when you van press a button lol I had lots of comments about the boat Thruster envy all good fun . Canal was great we headed to Bath Lots of lovely friendly people using the Canal whether walking or actually on the water. Thanks for a great holiday I would recommend it to anyone Proper de stress and good fun

Captain Cpt Martin Paulton, Einsteins Fox June 2022

What an incredible week we’ve just had on the beautiful Einstein Fox. Loved the bow thruster, first time we have had one, makes such a difference rurning round! Lots of luxuries you don't normally get on a hire boat, like 2 fridges, so you don't have to play fridge Jenga and can keep the beer and wine cool! Granite work tops, decent coffee machine and super milk frother. Underfloor heating, although we were fairly lucky with the weather. Lovely comfy mattresses, great shower rooms and no smelly toilets! Thank you so much, without doubt, the best canal boat company we’ve ever holidayed with.

Captain Cpt Lesley Clarke, Einsteins Fox May 2022

'Einstein Fox' is a beautifully fitted craft, ideal for boaters who would like to upgrade their experience on the Kennet & Avon canal. Similarly, the Foxhangers staff are helpful and supportive, whatever your needs. Highly recommended.

Captain Cpt Paul Rutherford, Einsteins Fox May 2022

We had a wonderful week on Einsteins Fox. The boat is extremely well equipped, luxurious really, all fittings being of a very high quality - the kitchen even has two fridges. At 65ft long, Einsteins Fox is on the large side, but it is fitted with Bow Thrusters enabling us to manoeuvre with relative ease. As two of us were novices we decided to travel West from Foxhangers, thus avoiding Caen Hill Locks. Wise decision by our Skipper! Though the canal was quite busy we were able to find peaceful moorings each evening as well as convenient moorings for lunch at the nearby pubs. Unfortunately we did have a gearbox breakdown. However Foxhangers were immediately responsive and communicative over the issue. Both Andrew and Ray their engineers, kept us informed and ensured that the interruption to our holiday was kept to an acceptable level. All aspects of our communications with Foxhangers was both efficient and friendly and I will not hesitate to book again when we return to the Kennet & Avon - maybe to tackle Caen Hill Locks!!

Captain Midshipman Gary Sykes, Einsteins Fox May 2022

We just wanted to write and say what an incredible week we’ve just had on the beautiful Einsteins Fox for her maiden voyage! Although a big boat, she was a joy to handle with the addition of a bow thruster and everything on board is so well thought out. All the little luxuries and underfloor heating meant that even the sub-zero night-time temperatures and the couple of rainy days we had were more than comfy and enjoyable. Two big decent fridges made life so easy and having a proper coffee on deck first thing in the morning whilst watching the wildlife was just wonderful. Super comfy big beds, great showers, I could go on and on, but it’s safe to say we didn’t want to hand her back at the end of the week, we will be back. Thank you so much to the office team that were always helpful with any queries and to the lovely team that greeted us for handover and welcomed us back at the end of our holiday too - lovely, kind and patient people. Without doubt, the best canal boat company we’ve ever holidayed with. Thank you for giving us such a brilliant week again!

Captain Hannah & Mark , Einsteins Fox April 2022