Nick Thorpe Boat Building

Narrowboat Building and Fitting Services

As well as steelwork we can prepare your boat to sail-away standard in-house. This would include:

  • Ballast
  • Flooring
  • High quality windows/ports
  • Engine to suit size of boat fully installed and commissioned with starter/battery/control panel/bilge pump
  • Mushroom vents
  • Fore and aft vents
  • Vented Morse Control box on cruiser type narrowboats
  • Anodes
  • Cabin details / twisted handrail

Over standard sailaway, we can also offer:

  • Battened and spray foam insulation
  • Stainless steel water tank supplied and fitted
  • Electrics first fix for 12V and 240V by qualified engineer

Engine Fitting

We work closely with Barrus and Beta Marine for our modern diesel engines. All engines are fitted and commissioned at our premises. If you have a personal engine preference, we can accomodate that.

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

Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding - Narrowboats in Staffordshire

No cost steelwork options

Integral handrail, well deck / tug deck, rubbing strakes welded, side doors, windows / portholes, steel back & front doors, vented gas bottle locker and much more.
Customise your new boat to exactly how you need it.

Engine fitting

We work closely with Barrus and Beta Marine for our modern diesel
engines. All engines are fitted and commissioned at our premises.
If you have a personal engine preference, we can accomodate that.

Sailaway Boats

Sailaway services include ballast, floor rails, floor ply, windows, portholes, roof ventilation, low level ventilation, engine fitting.
Contact us for more details

Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding - Narrowboat Specialist