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Boutique Narrowboat builds for private clients

Bespoke narrowboat build slot June 2022.

Thousands of you have followed us from our first baby steps into the world of narrowboat hire; from the design and build of our first preloved boat in 2016 to our expansion into marina ownership just three years later.

We now have a mini fleet of holiday and day hire boats. Together with our small team, we have designed and fit out most of these ourselves because we love to design and fit out boats. They are reliable and robust enough for novice hirers, eco-friendly where possible, built with attention to detail and with a strong sense of style. All within an appropriate budget.

We are frequently asked who designs and fits our boats and asked for advice on the same. It feels that the time is right to branch out…

 

Narrowboat builds

We have a build slot for a brand new narrowboat starting in June 2022.

We will be fitting out a brand new hull which is being built especially for us. There are very few limitations at this stage. But within the next few months we need to make some basic decisions:

  • Length
  • Propulsion (diesel, electric, hybrid, solar etc)
  • Engineering and battery systems
  • Style
  • Layout
  • Purpose (liveboard, holidays etc)
  • Budget and quality of finish

Later will come a few more choices:

  • Interior design
  • Materials
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Storage
  • Appliances

As the fit out progresses, we will be looking at:

  • Wall and floor finishes
  • Furniture
  • Design details
  • Exterior paint and signage

We would love to work with a client on this project. We know how to create modern, design-led boats for the hire market, but we are interested in exploring whether our design ideas would also help those looking for a bespoke narrowboat build on which to live or enjoy leisure time.

Our aim is not to create an “off the shelf” caravan boat, but to design and build a narrowboat for a specific client, whilst using our experience of the hire industry to advise and guide where it would be helpful to do so. Interior design and luxury elements are hugely important in the fit-out of our Boutique Narrowboats and we are keen to work with a client for whom these are also valued.

If you are considering having a bespoke narrowboat built especially for you, we invite you to get in touch to see if we might be a good match.

Hope to speak to you soon!

Sharon Peach and Aaran Chapman

More about bespoke builds

 

Luxury Narrowboat builds at Union Wharf including Woodland Grayling

 

Narrowboat builds such as our Hire boat chalkhill blue at Market Harborough

Lesley Ann narrowboat design and build

 

 

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BOUTIQUE NARROWBOATS

UNION WHARF MARINA

1A CANALSIDE

MARKET HARBOROUGH

LEICESTERSHIRE

LE16 7UW