Nigel Hamilton has worked in the Hospitality Industry for more than 3 decades, in the UK and overseas.

For the last 20 years he has specialised in Boating Tourism, including founding and operating award winning hotelboat company H & H Narrowboat Hotels.

Lift bridge, Froncysyllte

Simon Thomas C 2006 British Waterways IMG_2071

He has direct experience of: 

  • managing inland canal moorings
  • Hire Boat Sponsorship
  • canal day boat hire
  • charter and trip boat operations
  • Startup consultancy
  • Operational Consultancy
  • Feasibility consultancy
  • Hotel planning permissions
  • Tourism policy
  • Navigation Authority governance
  • Canal restoration societies
  • Charitable tourism sector
  • Waterside visitor attractions
  • Business diversification within tourism sector
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • 3,4 and 5 Star Hotel Management

Trade Associations

Nigel Hamilton is currently :


  • Chairman of The Association Pleasure Craft Operators
  • Chairman British Hire Cruiser Federation

Nigel is also a qualified:

  • MCA Boat Master
  • Commercial Mediator
  • Personal Licencee 
© Nigel Hamilton 2016