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.

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.

David Kemp

David Kemp Boat Building Specialising in restoration work on historic craft as well as bespoke and replica new build narrowboats. All woodwork and steelwork undertaken as well as traditional painting and signwriting. 


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
Boatfitting, Fitouts, marine electrics, plumbing, heating
A P Boatbuilding
Robey's Ln, Tamworth B78 1AS.
Boat Builders
07971 065358
A to Z Marine
Boat repairs, boat building
AB Narrowboats
Botany Bay, Chorley PR6 9AE.
ABC Leisure Group
Various locations
Boat Building and Sales
AC Marine
Walton Marina, Walton Bridge Rd, Walton-on-Thames KT12 1QW.
Boat Builder, barge Specialist
AD Engineering
Steel shells and replica shells
Adam Park Boatbuilders
Admiral Narrowboats Ltd
Otherton Boat Haven, Penkridge
Narrowboat & Dutchbarge builder
Alchemy Boats
Bespoke narrowboat builders
Amber Boats
Aqua Narrowboats
The Boat House, Tomlinson Business Park, Woodyard Ln, Foston, Derby DE65 5BU.
Boat Builders
Aqualine Marine
Findern Ln, Willington, Derby DE65 6DW.
Boat building, fitting
Aquarius Canal Boat Builders
17 Malt St, Liverpool L7 3LL.
Custom builds, refits, and sales
Armada Waterside
Harborough Magna, Rugby
Overplating, blacking, refits, boat building
B A Marine & Leisure
Boat refurbishment
B.H. Boats
West Midlands
New Build Fitouts/ Refurbishment
Barnowl Narrow Boats
Brierley Hill, West Midlands
Bates Boatyard
Aylesbury Arm, Grand Union Canal, Puttenham, Herts
Wooden boat restoration & new build + DIY
Bath Canal Craft Ltd.
Narrowboat fit outs
Beacon Boats
Narrowboat builders
Benchmark Boats
Spec and bespoke narrow and widebeam boats
Bespoke Kitchens
Featherstone, west Yorkshire
Kitchens for canal boats
Bettisfield Boats
Llangollen Canal
Birmingham Boats Co. Ltd
Hull Manufacturing and Sailaway Services
Black Pearl Narrowboats
Bespoke narrowboat shells
Blue Haven Marine
Hillmorton Wharf, North Oxford Canal
Boat fitting
Bluewater Boats Limited
Ladbroke, Warwickshire
Boat Fit Europe
mobile - UK & Europe
Bob Cleveland boat interiors
Richmond Bridge London
Boat joinery, fitting, interiors
07905 273268
Boutique Narrowboats
Union Wharf, Market, Market Harborough LE16 7UW.
Design and build boutique narrowboats
Braidbar Boats
Lord Vernons Wharf Lyme Road Higher, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1TH.
Bespoke boat building
01625 873471
Branson Boats
Steel pre cut kits and bespoke design service
Brinklow Boat Services
2 and 4, The Wharf, Smeaton Ln, Rugby CV23 0PR.
Boat building, fitting
01788 833331
Bulls Bridge Docks
Southall, Middlesex
Boat maintenance and builder
Burscough Boat Company
Bespoke boats hull only to fully fit
C E Greaves Boat Fitters
Surrey and The Thames
Internal Fitting out of Canal Boats
C M W Engineering Limited
C N M Boat Builders Ltd
Widnes Cheshire
Narrow & wide beam builders, shell to full fit
C&H Narrowboats
Narrowboat fitters
Canal Boatbuilders Association
Members Nationwide
Trade Association
Floating (Midlands and south-east)
Narrowboat re-fits and decorating
Canalside Joinery Services
Narrowboat fitter
Castle Boat Builders
Clearwater boats
Boat repairs and boat building
Coventry Boat Fitters
Crafted Boats Ltd
Specialist Boatbuilders & Repairers
Cumbria Narrowboats Ltd
Cunliffe Bespoke Boats Ltd
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4PA.
Boat Builders & Fitters
D.M.W. Boatfitters
Stratford Canal
Canal boat fitting and repairs
Stilton, Peterborough
Darren Aldridge Boat Fitting
Glascote Basin Tamworth Staffordshire B77 2AH
Boat Builder, Boat Fitting
Darren Roberts Narrowboats Ltd
Narrowboat Fitters
David Harris Boatbuilder
Dadfords Wharf, Wordsley
David Kemp
Dadfords Wharf, Bridge Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands. DY8 5YU
Restoration work on historic craft as well as bespoke and replica new build narrowboats
07772 309950
Dean Wherry Boats
Narrowboat Fitter
Dilnot Ltd.
Ilkeston Derbyshire
Boat fitters and suppliers of new boats
Dragon Narrowboats
Dream Narrowboats
Kingslock, Middlewich
Driftwood Narrowboats, builder & fitter
Swanley Bridge Marina
DVM Marine
Winsford, Cheshire
Eastern Caravans & Boats
Billing Aquadrome, Northampton
Edgley’s Hull Repairs & Replating
Hull Repairs & Replating
Elton Moss Boatbuilders
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
Boat Builders
Evans and Sons
Evolution Boats
Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
Fibreline Boats
Flanders Marine Service
Oostende Belgium
Builder of luxemotors
Lower Foxhangers Farm, Rowde, Devizes SN10 1SS.
Boat Builders
01380 827808
G. T. Boatbuilders
Gateway Marine
Bootle Merseyside
Canal boat fitters, maintenance, repairs
Grant & Livingston Ltd
Canvey Island. Essex
Wide Beam & Narrow Boat Hulls
Granthams Bridge Boat Services
Hillmorton, Rugby
Greens barge building
Milton Keynes
Boat carpenter/ general boat building
GRP Narrowboats
H.M.S. Narrow Boats
Brundall, Norfolk
Narrow and work boat builders
H.T Fabrications ltd
Hamilton Narrowboats
Pitstone Wharf, Bucks
Boat Builder / Fitter
Harveys Joinery & Boatbuilders
Heritage Boat Builders Ltd
Evesham Marina
Hillmorton Canal Centre
Hillmorton Locks
Boat fitting services
Inchgreen Marine Services,
River Medway
Boat repairs & refurbishment
Industry Narrowboats
J-Star Boat Services
Traditional Wooden Boat Builder
J. D. Boat Services
J. L. Pinder & Son
Kate Boats
The Boatyard, Nelson Ln, Warwick CV34 5JB.
Boat Builders
01926 492968
Ken Field Boatbuilders
Kings Lock Boatyard
Middlewich, Cheshire
Kingsground Narrowboats
Kinver Boat Services Ltd
Furniture & Fitting
Lambon Boats
Marsh Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8UH.
A family run business that has been building boats for nearly 100 years
01603 782212
Leyland Narrowboats
Lime Farm Marina, Steel shells
Liverpool Narrowboats
LSK Boatfitters, Boatfitters bespoke joinery
Cheshire/ Staffordshire
M G Boat Fitters Ltd
West Midlands
Narrowboat fitters & cabinet makers
Mark Vardey
Marque Narrowboats
Measham Boats
Mel Davis Boatbuilders
MGM Boats Ltd
Narrowboat Builder
Milburn Boats Ltd.
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Boat Fitters
Nantwich Canal Centre
Nantwich, Cheshire
Napton Narrowboats
Neil Thompson Boats
North Norfolk
Nelsons Boats & Marine Services
Co-Down NI.
Classic Boat restorations
New Holland Steel Barges
Belgium Spits builder
Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding
Norton Canes Boatbuilders
West Midlands
Nottingham Boat Company
Ratcliffe on Soar
Boat builders/ Manufacturers
NRM Narrowboats
Selby, Nr York
Narrowboat builders & bespoke fit-outs
Old Wharf Canal Boats
Stourbridge, West Midlands
Olympus Narrowboats
Northwich, Cheshire
Orchard Marina Boatbuilders
Northwich, Cheshire
Orion Narrowboats
Otherton Boatbuilders
P&P Yachtbuilders SA
Narrowboats and Luxemotors
Pacific Boats
Northwich, Cheshire
Paul Widdowson boat builders
Pendle Narrowboats
Burnley nr Manchester
Bespoke boat builders
Perkins Narrowboats
Peter Nicholls Boatbuilders
Pickwell and Arnold
Todmorden, Rochdale Canal
Boat builders & repairers
Pintail Boats
Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth LA6 2JN.
Boat Builders
07980 607070
Piper Boats Ltd
Stoke on Trent
PMC Yachts
Boatbuilder , wide beam barges
Premier Narrowboats
Henley in Arden
Price Fallows
Narrowboat Builder
Prior Boats Ltd
Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove
Boat Fitting
R & S Boats
Boat fitters
R W Davis & Son Ltd
Reeds Boats Ltd
Kiveton Park, Sheffield
Richards Narrowboats
Henley in Arden
Boat fitting from sailaway to fully fitted
RLL Boats
Keynsham nr. Bristol
Roger Fuller (Boatbuilders) Ltd,
Stone Staffordshire
Boatbuilder, Boatfitter
Saber Narrowboats
Scottish Canal Cruising
Select Repair Solutions
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Specialist repairs boat interiors
Shire Narrowboats
North Wales
Simply Skiffs
West Sussex
rowing boat and tender builder
Sirius Marine Services
Stourport on Severn
Dutch Barge, Narrow & Widebeam
Skater Marine
Garston Merseyside
Soar Valley Steel Boats
Sol Seeker Narrowboats Ltd
Harewood Farm, Andover Down, Andover SP11 6LJ.
South Holland Marine & Fabrication Ltd
Springwood Haven Boatbuilding
Staffordshire Fabrications LTD
Bespoke shell builder
Standard Narrow Boats Limited
Star Line Boats
Stenson Boatbuilders
Burton on Trent
Steve Priest Boatbuilder
Leamington Spa
Stillwater Narrowboats Ltd
Stockton Dry Dock Company
Stockwith Engineering
West Stockwith, South Yorks
Stoke on Trent Boatbuilding Services
Teddesley Boat Company
Thanetcraft Ltd
Aluminium boatbuilders
The Little Boat Co
The Northwich Boat Company
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
Boat Builders
01270 760160
The Replica Luxemotor Company Ltd
The Sailaway Boat Company
Boat Builder
Three B’z Boat Builders
Boat Builder
Tony Gallimore Boats Ltd
Nuneaton & Coventry (Warks), Measham (Derbyshire)
Boat Builder, Repair, paint work, fit out, rebottom, hull survey
Trafalgar Canal Boat Company
Trinity Boats
Dunhampstead, Droitwich WR9 7JX.
Boat Builders
Triton Boat Fitters
Ursus Marine Service
Dutch Barge & Wide Beam kits
Vardy Bros. (Taunton)
W. A. Shrubb Narrowboats
Whilton Northants
Bespoke Narrowboat Fitting
Walker Services
Aynho, Oxon
Narrowboat fitters
Warwickshire Fly Boat Co.
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire Narrowboats
WD Boatbuilders Ltd
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Widebeam & narrow boats shell to completion
Wedgwood Narrowboats
Booth Ln, Middlewich CW10 0JJ.
Welsh Craft Narrow Boats
Wrexham, North Wales
Wessex Narrowboats
Wharf House Narrowboats
Wilderness Compact Trailboats
Wildwood Marine
Boatbuilding Services and Repairs
Will Trickett Boats
Replica Dutch barge builders
Woodworks Boat Fitting
Boat Fitting
Worcester Steel Boatbuilders
X R and D Boatbuilders

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