Nick Thorpe Boat Building

We are a family run business based in Hixon, Stafford.
I started as a apprentice in 1991 for two of the highest regarded boatbuilders in the industry.
Over the years I've thoroughly enjoyed learning and developing my boatbuilding skills, and I strive for complete satisfaction for my clients as well as myself. In 2004 I decided to bite the bullet and go it alone, with the help of my wife Wendy in the office. This means I now build quality narrowboats that I proudly put my own name to.

Quality Narrowboats, Built to Your Specification

Everything is overseen by myself and nothing is overlooked. Each boat is built to the client's specifications and to my own designs on traditional lines. Please call us for an informal friendly chat about your narrowboat.

Complete Narrowboat building and fitting service

After recently relocating to our new premises, we can now offer more to the customer.

Award Winning Boats

A Nick Thorpe narrowboat was voted best in show at the Crick Boat Show in June 2012.
Congratulaions to MGM Boats Ltd for the wonderful fit out and also a big thank-you to all the people who cast their votes.

Click on the pictures to see "Snail's Pace"


Call now on 01889 270 040 to discuss your project requirements.

Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding - Narrowboats in Staffordshire

Call now on
01889 270 040

Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding - Narrowboat Specialist