Canal Boat Builders, Narrowboat Builders & Boat Fitters

Most canal boat builders specialise in all steel hulls with diesel engines to a variety of styles. Many have ‘off-the-shelf’ standard canal boat styles which usually allow for some interior customisation. This can keep costs and prices lower and reduce the normal wait time. Some firms will build replicas to traditional styles such as working narrow boats, tugs, inspection launches, barges or Dutch barges. Many also offer fitting out and refitting services. 


  • Boat builders may offer a range of completion, from only hull or hull and cabin ‘bare shells’ through ‘sailaways’ which have engines fitted, to ‘fully fitted’ and ready to cruise. Some buy-in the shells and specialise in fitting out. The Recreational Craft Directive sets standards for professionally built craft.
  • Buying a new boat is a major investment and should be treated with appropriate care and caution. You should ensure that you have agreed exactly what you are getting for your money, make regular payments as work progresses rather than large advance payments and ensure that you have a documented procedure for dealing with disputes. See our Boat Buyers Advice section.
  • Prices depend on a number of factors including the size of the boat, materials used, quality and complexity of the fit-out. A simple 20 foot cruiser may start at under £30,000, a 70 foot narrowboat fully equipped to a high standard could cost well over £150,000.
  • Many buyers engage a marine surveyor to oversee the design and construction process.

Canal Boat Builders, Narrowboat Builders & Boat Fitters

A P Boatbuilding

A P Boatbuilding based at Alvecote Marina. Our experienced team of craftsmen specialise in the repair and restoration of traditional wooden canal craft, from cabin doors to complete rebuilds.

Boutique Narrowboats

Boutique Narrowboats designs and fits out luxury boats for its hire company. Now you can work with the design and build teams to create your own exclusive boutique narrowboat within your personal budget.

Braidbar Boats

Braidbar Boats. have been building some of the finest boats for 40 years. We have an invaluable library of knowledge and skills to produce bespoke boats that are as individual as you.

Brinklow Boat Services

Brinklow Boat Services for modern replicas, repairs, fit-outs, lengthening and all service installations, historic restoration, coach painting, scumbling, signwriting. Longest established team with all services.

Elton Moss Boatbuilders

Elton Moss Boatbuilders are part of the Carefree Cruising Group. We build quality narrowboats. Either choose from our standard build range or we can build to your own bespoke specification.

Foxhangers

Foxhangers believe our in-depth canal boat industry knowledge, years of experience & attention to detail help us to develop the ultimate good value yet luxuriously appointed, modern, well crafted narrowboats.

Kate Boats

Are you looking for a company to build your dream boat? Kate Boats is a family firm, specialising in quality narrowboats, built to our high standards, fulfilling your design needs.

Pintail Boats

Pintail Boats will transform your boating dreams into a reality, every aspect is craftsmen built in-house from shell to completion, so we will create a bespoke boat as individual as you.

The Northwich Boat Company

The Northwich Boat Company specialise in bringing you outstanding quality narrowboats at a very competitive price. All of their boats are "Hand crafted in Cheshire". Choose from fully fitted or sailaway ranges.

Canal Boat Styles

Cruiser style has decks fore and aft with a central cabin.
Trad(itional) style has a fore deck & a small 'counter' deck at the stern.
Semi-trad has an additional sheltered area at the stern for crew.
Tug style usually has a longer front deck & portholes instead of windows.
Wide beam boats may be wide 'narrowboats' or Dutch Barge style.

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Canal Boat Builders
A J Beer
Leicestershire
Boatfitting, Fitouts, marine electrics, plumbing, heating
01455 445306
A P Boatbuilding
Robey's Ln, Tamworth B78 1AS.
Boat Builders
07971 065358
ade@apboatbuilding.co.uk
http://www.apboatbuilding.co.uk/
A to Z Marine
Newark
Boat repairs, boat building
07583 970102
AB Narrowboats
Botany Bay, Chorley PR6 9AE.
07715 550986
ABC Leisure Group
Various locations
Boat Building and Sales
0330 333 0590
AC Marine
Walton Marina, Walton Bridge Rd, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1QW.
Boat Builder, barge Specialist
AD Engineering
Lincoln
Steel shells and replica shells
07976 569595
Adam Park Boatbuilders
Staffordshire
01782 523372
Admiral Narrowboats Ltd
Otherton Boat Haven, Penkridge
Narrowboat & Dutchbarge builder
01785712515
Alchemy Boats
Oxford
Bespoke narrowboat builders
07771834586
Amber Boats
Evesham
0138 6768500
Aqua Narrowboats
The Boat House, Tomlinson Business Park, Woodyard Ln, Foston, Derby DE65 5BU.
Boat Builders
01283 585718
Aqualine Marine
Findern Ln, Willington, Derby DE65 6DW.
Boat building, fitting
(0)1283 707 357
Aquarius Canal Boat Builders
17 Malt St, Liverpool L7 3LL.
Custom builds, refits, and sales
0783 506 4428
Armada Waterside
Harborough Magna, Rugby
Overplating, blacking, refits, boat building
07880 660660
B A Marine & Leisure
Midlands
Boat refurbishment
07891 933629
B.H. Boats
West Midlands
New Build Fitouts/ Refurbishment
07974808277
Barnowl Narrow Boats
Brierley Hill, West Midlands
07725 008033
Bates Boatyard
Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal, Puttenham, Herts
Wooden boat restoration & new build + DIY
01296 632 017
Beacon Boats
Leicestershire
Narrowboat builders
07949 984656
Benchmark Boats
Nottingham
Spec and bespoke narrow and widebeam boats
07903 887616
Bespoke Kitchens
Featherstone, west Yorkshire
Kitchens for canal boats
01977 790651
Bettisfield Boats
Llangollen Canal
01948 710 465
Birmingham Boats Co. Ltd
Birmingham
Hull Manufacturing and Sailaway Services
0121 706 3216
Black Pearl Narrowboats
Brownhills
Bespoke narrowboat shells
01543 379693
Blue Haven Marine
Hillmorton Wharf, North Oxford Canal
Boat fitting
01788 536002
Bluewater Boats Limited
Ladbroke, Warwickshire
01926 811699
Boat Fit Europe
mobile - UK & Europe
07786521295
Bob Cleveland boat interiors
Richmond Bridge London
Boat joinery, fitting, interiors
07905 273268
bobcleveland@btinternet.com
https://www.boat-fitter.com/
Boutique Narrowboats
Union Wharf, Market, Market Harborough LE16 7UW.
Design and build boutique narrowboats
01858 432123
https://www.boutiquenarrowboats.co.uk/
Braidbar Boats
Lord Vernons Wharf Lyme Road Higher, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1TH.
Bespoke boat building
01625 873471
general@braidbarboats.co.uk
https://www.braidbarboats.co.uk/
Branson Boats
Peterborough
Steel pre cut kits and bespoke design service
01733 211966
Brinklow Boat Services
2 and 4, The Wharf, Smeaton Ln, Rugby CV23 0PR.
Boat building, fitting
01788 833 331
http://www.brinklowboatservices.com/
Bulls Bridge Docks
Southall, Middlesex
Boat maintenance and builder
07815931697
Burscough Boat Company
Burscough
Bespoke boats hull only to fully fit
01704 891675
C E Greaves Boat Fitters
Surrey and The Thames
Internal Fitting out of Canal Boats
01932 429751
C M W Engineering Limited
Nottingham
0115 9708777
C N M Boat Builders Ltd
Widnes Cheshire
Narrow & wide beam builders, shell to full fit
07947565203
C&H Narrowboats
Kimbolton
Narrowboat fitters
01234 709759
Canal Boatbuilders Association
Members Nationwide
Trade Association
0844 8009575
CanalDoctor
Floating (Midlands and south-east)
Narrowboat re-fits and decorating
01279 831565
Canalside Joinery Services
Staffordshire
Narrowboat fitter
07979 342054
Castle Boat Builders
Nottinghamshire
01909 478250
Clearwater boats
Nottingham
Boat repairs and boat building
07583 970102
Coventry Boat Fitters
Coventry
07577513814
Crafted Boats Ltd
Worcestershire
Specialist Boatbuilders & Repairers
01527 876438
Cumbria Narrowboats Ltd
Kendal
07902 274849
Cunliffe Boat Builders Ltd
Stoke on Trent
Boat Builder
07517 618433
D.M.W. Boatfitters
Stratford Canal
Canal boat fitting and repairs
07973951245
Darkesteelboats
Stilton, Peterborough
01733 240580
Darren Aldridge Boat Fitting
Glascote Basin Tamworth Staffordshire B77 2AH
Boat Builder, Boat Fitting
07557 790678
Darren Roberts Narrowboats Ltd
Lincolnshire
Narrowboat Fitters
07860 598436
David Harris Boatbuilder
Dadfords Wharf, Wordsley
07950 097788
Dean Wherry Boats
Warwickshire
Narrowboat Fitter
07909 924575
Dilnot Ltd.
Ilkeston Derbyshire
Boat fitters and suppliers of new boats
07967483626
Dragon Narrowboats
Shropshire
01691 773891
Dream Narrowboats
Kingslock, Middlewich
07817935639
Driftwood Narrowboats, builder & fitter
Swanley Bridge Marina
07779651305
DVM Marine
Winsford, Cheshire
01606 597305
Eastern Caravans & Boats
Billing Aquadrome, Northampton
01604 408312
Edgley’s Hull Repairs & Replating
Cheshire
Hull Repairs & Replating
07747441241
Elton Moss Boatbuilders
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
Boat Builders
01270 760 160
sales@eltonmoss.com
http://www.eltonmoss.com/
Eurobarge Ltd. Narrow,
Northampton
Widebeam and Dutch Barges
00420 724 400499
Evans and Sons
Stafford
01889 270426
Evolution Boats
Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
07788 502639
Fibreline Boats
Gwent
01495 313400
Flanders Marine Service
Oostende Belgium
Builder of luxemotors
032 49631 9302
Foxhangers
Lower Foxhangers Farm, Rowde, Devizes SN10 1SS.
Boat Builders
01380 827808
http://www.foxhangersboatbuilding.co.uk/
G. T. Boatbuilders
Staffordshire
01785 282026
Gateway Marine
Bootle Merseyside
Canal boat fitters, maintenance, repairs
0151 933 0404
Grant & Livingston Ltd
Canvey Island. Essex
Wide Beam & Narrow Boat Hulls
01268 696855
Granthams Bridge Boat Services
Hillmorton, Rugby
07812 039110
Greens barge building
Milton Keynes
Boat carpenter/ general boat building
07864 352171
GRP Narrowboats
Gwent
01495 313400
H.M.S. Narrow Boats
Brundall, Norfolk
Narrow and work boat builders
01603 714506
H.T Fabrications ltd
Leicester
0116 2761814
Hamilton Narrowboats
Pitstone Wharf, Bucks
Boat Builder / Fitter
01296 662047
Harveys Joinery & Boatbuilders
Mancetter
01827 711117
Heritage Boat Builders Ltd
Evesham Marina
01386 768500
Hillmorton Canal Centre
Hillmorton Locks
Boat fitting services
07812 039110
Inchgreen Marine Services,
River Medway
Boat repairs & refurbishment
01634841900
Industry Narrowboats
Staffordshire
01785 824897
J-Star Boat Services
Essex
Traditional Wooden Boat Builder
07799401650
J. D. Boat Services
Wolverhampton
01902 791811
J. L. Pinder & Son
Bromsgrove
01527 876438
K.B.Marine
Rugby
Boat fitout & repair
07880853542
Kate Boats
The Boatyard, Nelson Ln, Warwick CV34 5JB.
Boat Builders
01926 492 968
cheryl@kateboats.co.uk
http://kateboats.com/
Ken Field Boatbuilders
Walsall
01922 453397
Kings Lock Boatyard
Middlewich, Cheshire
01606 737564
Kingsground Narrowboats
Oxon
01869 233444
Kinver Boat Services Ltd
Kinver
Furniture & Fitting
01384 878205
Lambon Boats
Worcestershire
01299 253111
Leyland Narrowboats
Blackburn
01254 600590
Lime Farm Marina, Steel shells
Rugby
01788 570131
Liverpool Narrowboats
Liverpool
0151 2075927
LSK Boatfitters, Boatfitters bespoke joinery
Cheshire/ Staffordshire
07949194170
M G Boat Fitters Ltd
West Midlands
Narrowboat fitters & cabinet makers
07877 635377
Mark Vardey
Taunton
01984 632321
Marque Narrowboats
Staffordshire
01785 851308
Measham Boats
Derbyshire
01530 416098
Mel Davis Boatbuilders
Mansfield
01623 748592
MGM Boats Ltd
Leicester
Narrowboat Builder
0116 264 0009
Milburn Boats Ltd.
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Boat Fitters
01327 702 164
Nantwich Canal Centre
Nantwich, Cheshire
01270 625122
Napton Narrowboats
Southam
01926 813644
Neil Thompson Boats
North Norfolk
01263 741172
Nelsons Boats & Marine Services
Co-Down NI.
Classic Boat restorations
02891883403
New Holland Steel Barges
Wisbech
Belgium Spits builder
01945 871077
Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding
Stafford
01785 282 227
Norton Canes Boatbuilders
West Midlands
01543 374888
Nottingham Boat Company
Ratcliffe on Soar
Boat builders/ Manufacturers
01159 728125
NRM Narrowboats
Selby, Nr York
Narrowboat builders & bespoke fit-outs
07743 898432
Old Wharf Canal Boats
Stourbridge, West Midlands
07968 990865
Olympus Narrowboats
Northwich, Cheshire
01606 44672
Orchard Marina Boatbuilders
Northwich, Cheshire
01606 42082
Orion Narrowboats
Dudley
01384 401464
Otherton Boatbuilders
Staffordshire
01785 712515
P&P Yachtbuilders SA
Poland
Narrowboats and Luxemotors
(+48) 696 554 347
Pacific Boats
Northwich, Cheshire
01606 47078
Paul Widdowson boat builders
Mansfield
01623 835777
Pendle Narrowboats
Burnley nr Manchester
Bespoke boat builders
01282 614943
Perkins Narrowboats
Nottingham
0115 9231210
Peter Nicholls Boatbuilders
Northants
01788 891823
Pickwell and Arnold
Todmorden, Rochdale Canal
Boat builders & repairers
01706 812411
Pintail Boats
Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth LA6 2JN.
Boat Builders
07980607070
info@pintailboats.co.uk
http://www.pintailboats.co.uk/
Piper Boats Ltd
Stoke on Trent
01782 510610
PMC Yachts
Poland
Boatbuilder , wide beam barges
487692978
Premier Narrowboats
Henley in Arden
0121 777 0697
Price Fallows
Shrewsbury
Narrowboat Builder
01743 448344
Prior Boats Ltd
Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove
Boat Fitting
07876191397
R & S Boats
Warwickshire
Boat fitters
07816548316
R W Davis & Son Ltd
Gloucester
01452 740233
Reeds Boats Ltd
Kiveton Park, Sheffield
01909 515555
Richards Narrowboats
Henley in Arden
Boat fitting from sailaway to fully fitted
0121 777 0697
RLL Boats
Keynsham nr. Bristol
01179 869860
Roger Fuller (Boatbuilders) Ltd,
Stone Staffordshire
Boatbuilder, Boatfitter
01785 817506
Saber Narrowboats
Manchester
0161 7893023
Scottish Canal Cruising
Grangemouth
01324 870042
Select Repair Solutions
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Specialist repairs boat interiors
07977 530322
Shire Narrowboats
North Wales
07825817444
Simply Skiffs
West Sussex
rowing boat and tender builder
07786725783
Sirius Marine Services
Stourport on Severn
Dutch Barge, Narrow & Widebeam
01299 871048
Skater Marine
Garston Merseyside
0151 494 3236
Soar Valley Steel Boats
Chesterfield
01246 274125
Sol Seeker Narrowboats Ltd
Harewood Farm, Andover Down, Andover SP11 6LJ.
07827 377913
South Holland Marine & Fabrication Ltd
Spalding
01406 365763
Springwood Haven Boatbuilding
Nuneaton
02476 393676
Staffordshire Fabrications LTD
Staffs
Bespoke shell builder
01543 379693
Standard Narrow Boats Limited
Nottingham
07823 88 75 88
Star Line Boats
Nuneaton
024 7634 4766
Stenson Boatbuilders
Burton on Trent
01283 701933
Steve Priest Boatbuilder
Leamington Spa
01926 815486
Stillwater Narrowboats Ltd
Derby
01283 732888
Stockton Dry Dock Company
Warwickshire
01926 814441
Stockwith Engineering
West Stockwith, South Yorks
07974206033
Stoke on Trent Boatbuilding Services
Staffordshire
01782 813831
Teddesley Boat Company
Staffordshire
01785 714692
Thanetcraft Ltd
London
Aluminium boatbuilders
020 8894 5218
The Little Boat Co
Lincolnshire
07989 126848
The Northwich Boat Company
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
Boat Builders
01270 760 160
http://www.thenorthwichboat.com/
The Replica Luxemotor Company Ltd
Caernarfon
01276 855282
The Sailaway Boat Company
Newark
Boat Builder
07474 668885
Three B’z Boat Builders
Polesworth
Boat Builder
07454 831188
Tony Gallimore Boats Ltd
Nuneaton & Coventry (Warks), Measham (Derbyshire)
Boat Builder, Repair, paint work, fit out, rebottom, hull survey
02476372167
Trafalgar Canal Boat Company
Sheffield
0114 2751389
Trinity Boats
Dunhampstead, Droitwich WR9 7JX.
Boat Builders
01905 779048
Triton Boat Fitters
Manchester
0161 7284220
Ursus Marine Service
Holland
Dutch Barge & Wide Beam kits
31 (0)515 460407
Vardy Bros. (Taunton)
Luton
01984 632321
W. A. Shrubb Narrowboats
Whilton Northants
Bespoke Narrowboat Fitting
01327 704153
Walker Services
Aynho, Oxon
Narrowboat fitters
07798 567883
Warwickshire Fly Boat Co.
Leamington Spa
01926 812093
Warwickshire Narrowboats
Warwickshire
01788 832449
WD Boatbuilders Ltd
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Widebeam & narrow boats shell to completion
01977 790651
Wedgwood Narrowboats
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
01606737564
Welsh Craft Narrow Boats
Wrexham, North Wales
01978 754446
Wessex Narrowboats
Wiltshire
01225 769847
Wharf House Narrowboats
Braunston
01788 899041
Wilderness Compact Trailboats
Chippenham
01249 712231
Wildwood Marine
Gloucestershire
Boatbuilding Services and Repairs
01453 834771
Will Trickett Boats
Wiltshire
Replica Dutch barge builders
01380 828006
Woodworks Boat Fitting
Nottinghamshire
Boat Fitting
01623 860 553
Worcester Steel Boatbuilders
Redditch
01527 522703
X R and D Boatbuilders
Nottinghamshire
01623 863576

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