Canal & narrow boat vintage engines, repairs & parts
We list suppliers and reconditioners of vintage marine type engines & gearboxes.
Working narrowboats were traditionally pulled by horses, mules or donkeys but during the 20th century early diesel engines and steam engines came into use. Rather than working just one narrowboat they were usually worked in pairs, the motor boat which had the engine towing a 'butty boat'. Steam engines found only limited use but diesel engines became standard, evolving from water cooled single cylinder 'semi diesels' like the Bolinder to multi cylinder true diesels like the Lister JP2 and the National, and air cooled engines like the Armstrong Siddeley Meganser. Click the engines above to hear the sounds of some traditional engines at work.
A slow revving reliable vintage engine is very popular with some boat owners today, provided there's space in your boat for an engine room, room beneath the boat for a large propeller and a fairly roomy wallet! A fully restored vintage engine will cost well over £10,000. There is a thriving market in replacement parts and repair services for vintage canal boat engines. Russell Newbury still build slow revving engines to a 1930's design.
Canal Transport Services, over 40 years experience, engineering services, traditional engine installation and sales, canal carrying and workboats for contract hire.
Suppliers & repairers of Vintage & classic canal boat engines, gearboxes & mechanical equipment
|A.D. Engineering,||Lincs/Notts||Vintage engine repairs, rebuilding, restoring. Replica steel Narrowboat shells built. On site services, cover U.K.||07976 email@example.com|
|Canal Transport Services, - SEE TOP||Norton Canes Dock, Walsall||Engineering services, traditional engine installation||01543 374370||
|Classic Maritime Diesels||Anson Engine Museum, Bridge 15, Macclesfield Canal||Marine engine erectors & repairers. 'Gardner' vintage engine specialists. Gearbox rebuilders.||07712 052 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gardner Enthusiast||Oxford||Gardner engine parts and advice.||01865 email@example.com|
|Gardner Spares||Canterbury, Worldwide||Gardner Engine spares online.||01227 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marine Power Services||Poole, Dorset||Vintage and modern marine engine suppliers and restorers||07971 email@example.com|
|Marine Engine Services Ltd.||Uxbridge||Lister Petter marinisers, engines spares & accessories for Lister & Petter diesel engines old and new.||01895 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|R N Diesel Engine Co.||Manufacturer Russell Newbery Diesel Engines||01327 email@example.com|
|Tony Redshaw Vintage Diesels||Braunston||Engines and engineering services. Fabrications and repairs||07843 604722||
|David Schofield||North Wilts||Stuart Turner spare||01793 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tangent Engineering||N. Ireland||Restoration of Gardner Engines||07825 email@example.com|
|The Oil Engine Co.||Welshpool||Vintage Marine Engines & Vintage Marine Engine Club, Vintage Engine book||01938 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vintage Marine Diesels||Lister JP etc engines and new spares, Gardner L and LW, Lister HRW series. Norton Canes Docks.||01543 email@example.com|
|Walsh's Engineering Ltd||Manchester||Gardner Vintage Engines||0161 firstname.lastname@example.org|