River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”

Universal Marina, United Kingdom

GuestsMax 4 Guests
BoatEntire boat rental
Double Bed1 Double Bed
Single Bed2 Single Beds
Favourite Favourite 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star 7 reviews



Max 4 people , 2 cabins
1 double bed / 2 single beds
Min 1 night / Max 7 nights
Check in 4 p.m. / Check out 1 p.m.

Stay on a boat in Warsash, United Kingdom

37’ Steel Cruiser moored in quiet location on River Hamble, ideal romantic breakaway in luxury, intimate accommodation.


Light and airy interior with extensive glazing, cherry wood with turquoise and blue decor. Tastefully appointed with a sense of luxury.
Aft master cabin with double bed (door for privacy).
Forward cabin with two singles or a double bed (door for privacy).
Galley, dinette and lounge located midships.
Aft deck is elevated and protected from the prevailing weather - a great vantage point for alfresco dining or socialising.


Shore power (220VAC outlets in main cabin, lounge and galley), pressurised hot and cold water supply to galley and bathroom, internal spotlights throughout vessel, hairdryer, gas hob and oven, fridge with integrated freezer, coffee machine and frother, toaster, kettle, extensive range of cutlery/crockery/glassware/cookware, HD TV with Freeview, Radio/CD, WIFI, integrated heating, Cobb BBQ, large sunbathing platform with hot and cold freshwater shower.


Shower facilities, restaurant, paddle board tuition/hire, fly-fishing tuition and excursions, wellbeing centre, riverside trails for walking and cycling, birdwatching.

The Area

Hiking trails, woodland reserves, midway between Southampton and Portsmouth, 10 miles from Southampton Airport, wide range of shopping centres in close proximity.

What's special about this boat

“ESCAPE” is our family boat and has been tastefully and thoughtfully outfitted, and moored in a tranquil, beautiful part of the River Hamble. We hope to share this experience with you, and are willing to discuss any bespoke requests to make your visit special.


Universal Marina

Crableck Lane

About the marina/waterway

Universal Marina in Warsash offers visitors access to a restaurant, paddle-board tuition/hire and wellbeing centre. It is an ideal location to start your exploration of this beautiful river with miles of foot and cycle paths. As the River Hamble is a tidal estuary it offers excellent birdwatching opportunities.


  • Offers trips/charters (skippered)
  • Cooker (cooking allowed)
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Smoking allowed
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player/Radio
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Welcome pack
  • Bedding/Towels
  • Electricity 24/7
  • Walk-on access
  • Crew on board
  • Food and drink included
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Additional Cot Hire
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Free car parking
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Walking distance to town
  • Shops
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Disabled access
  • BBQ
  • Paddlesports hire
  • Boat hire
  • Select



Overall Rating:

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Magnificent "Escape"

may 2019

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Richard & Lisa truly have the most lovely Cruiser in the beautiful "Escape". Absolutely spotlessly clean and tidy, lovely furnishings and attention to detail. Excellent hosts made my two daughters and I very very welcome and completely at ease. What a wonderful boat in equally wonderful location. Huge THANK YOU. Danny & Girls.

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
lovely boat

may 2019

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

This was our first experience of beds on board- and a very good one. It was a pleasure to meet Lisa and stay on Escape. She and Richard genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay. ( The Hamble is a full of ultra modern boats which is fascinating, but you soon sense that that it has a long history and you can find out about the maritime archaeology represented by the old hulks that line the banks.)

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
Great boat and location

jun 2019

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

My wife and I stayed for one night on this boat. We met the owners Richard and Lisa who were great and showed us everything we needed to know. The boat was spacious, comfortable and with great views of the river. The owners left us food and drink provisions which was very good of them. The marina has a very good coffee shop and bistro. We walked the 2 miles to Warsash which is a lovely walk along the river. I highly recommend it for a relaxed break. Next time I’ll bring my kayak as this is an ideal location and for paddle boarding too.

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
Escape on the Hamble.

jul 2019

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Superb boat, exceptionally clean and tidy. Lots of room to unwind, my wife and I particularly liked the elevated flybridge with spectacular views of the estuary. Hosts were also excellent. Will certainly be back for a future visit.

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
‘Escape’ fabtastic experience

aug 2020

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Our break on ‘Escape’ could not have been made any more relaxing!! It was a super peaceful 24hours. We met Richard on arrival whom was super welcoming and lovely, he showed us all we needed to see and know and made us instantly feel at ease. He allowed us to share his wonderful family boat which was very modern and homely. We also arrive a little late in the evening due to work commitments and he was understanding and allowed us a slight later check out time which was most definitely appreciated. Thank you again for all and allowing us to make memories! We will definitely be returning! Kind Regards Laura and Thomas x

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
‘Escape’ at Universal Marina

jul 2020

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

My husband , son and I stayed on ‘Escape’ for 2 nights as a birthday gift. Richard and Lisa are excellent hosts... available to us 24 hrs And with a very prompt reply to our questions. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The boat itself is spacious, exceptionally clean , with lots of home comforts . The location in the marina is beautiful with amazing , uninterrupted views from the top deck out over the marina whilst we enjoyed the sunset and a vino. Richard and Lisa even left us a goodie basket with snacks/ tea/coffee and the fridge was piled with milk , snacks and drinks. On board you have everything you need to entertain , full kitchen equipment , barbecue , fishing gear , life jackets etc. In the marina you can hire kayaks and paddle boards and there are some beautiful walks. You can stroll along the waterside path both ways to different marinas. There is also a little ferry 20 min walk away which takes you to the beautiful little village of ‘Hamble Le Rice’ with lots of bars and restaurants.

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”
The Magnificent "Escape"

jul 2020

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

The "Escape" really is a beautiful luxurious boat in an equally lovely location. Plenty of space on board for my two Daughters and i, super facilities and even a generous welcome hamper of supplies on arrival!!! Great location as a base for walks, days out and adventure. Excellent Hosts made for a wonderful experience, thank you so much Richard and Lisa + Beds on Board. Very best regards Danny, Indie and Emmy.

River Hamble - Dutch Cruiser “Escape”

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