About Us

Training and Support for Boat Owners

Hello, I’m Dan MacIntyre-Jones. I’ve been working on boats of all sorts for the last twenty years.

It all started when I was five when I spent a week aboard a narrowboat  on the Oxford Canal (this would be about 1978 – it was very basic!) From that moment I was hooked on boats and boating life.

Since then I’ve travelled most of the waterways in the UK. I bought my first narrowboat in 2001, since then I have run a boat moorings; a busy hire fleet and a boat training centre on the River Nene in Northamptonshire.

After two decades of boat hire and hundreds of happy holidays for our brilliant customers, my family and I were looking for a change.  In 2023 the training centre will relocate to South Wales on the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which is small, but perfectly formed with all the features needed for a great training location. 

Training and Support for Owners of Boats of all Sizes

In 2022 I qualified as a Boat Safety Scheme examiner and in 2023 I will qualify as a  Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor.

At Brecknock Boat Services we are delighted to be able to offer a range of training, examination and support for owners of boats of all sizes. Be sure to explore our site to find out more about our work – or explore our resources area to find other information that might be useful to you on your voyage as a boat owner. 

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Be sure to reach out and contact us today! 

Explore Our Services

BSS Examination Certificates

Requirement for craft using most of the rivers and canals of the UK's inland waterway network.

RYA Training Centre

Learn to sail and build your confidence while learning how to skipper a sailing boat and manage it's crew.