Our Family Team

Sue, Steve and family moved to Ireland in 1999, and were drawn to the Carrick on Shannon area by the proximity to the beautiful river Shannon and all its activities. Buying and restoring a boat was our initial interest on the river, that has now expanded to running this small cruiser hire business with three very different vessels, No Fixed Abode, Tranquility and The Gadget. We aim to provide a fun adventure for all the family on our comfortable, well equipped easy to handle boats at an affordable price.


Has had an interest in boats all his life, from competitive water skiing as a teenager to restoring a 1920’s admiralty launch for his honeymoon! With a background in diesel engines, Steve now looks after Rentourboats fleet along with many other cruisers on the River Shannon, including local passenger vessels. Steve provides most of the training for our customers, giving you all the expertise you need to confidently operate your cruiser and navigate the river.


After spending their honeymoon on the River Shannon, Sue was hooked on Shannon cruising. She has a passion for the river and now helps everyone to get the most out of their Shannon adventure. The voice on the end of the phone for booking, customer care, organisation, information, Sue will help you in any way she can. Usually the first face you will meet on arrival to Tara Marina, to be welcomed and shown around your floating home at the start of your river holiday.


Is restoring his own vintage timber boat which he purchased last year and also works with Steve maintaining, repairing and restoring boats, mainly working out of Tara Marina. Carl is always on hand to help with any breakdown or technical issues. He also gives hands on training and navigation advice, as well as sometimes welcoming and helping guests on arrival.


Felicity runs her own business cleaning and maintaining boats on the river, as well as providing a a turnaround service before and after people come to use their boats, operating from three of the main marinas in the local area. Keeping everything ship shape and sparkling, Felicity manages the turnarounds of our Rentourboat fleet throughout the season.