Made For Living, Build For Cruising.



Our Mission Included

Our mission is to manufacture inland waterways craft suitable for living aboard and holidaying, with uncompromising attention to detail and quality, using only the best modern equipment. Enabling us to manufacture boats with the ultimate, positive reputation for reliability quality and comfort. With high quality customer services and first hand backup information to help our customers get the most from their brand new chosen boat from day one.
We offer up to 17 years guarantee on selected floors, 10 years on selected galley furniture, 5 years on selected bathrooms, 5 years on Vetus engines, 3 years on our exterior paintwork and 2 years guarantee against faulty workmanship. All other equipment is supplied with the standard manufacturer’s guarantees.

With Our Narrow Boats

Our barges, wide beams and narrow boats are built to order and for sale from stock supplied with official R.C.D. (Recreational Craft Directive) documentation, built to conform to strict European safety guidelines as supplied by the British Marine Federation.

Designed to maximise control, safety and manoeuvrability our boats are easy to handle by all, from the un-experienced with just a little training, to the full time experienced boater. Incorporating a powerful and reliable Vetus engine (guaranteed for 5 years), backed by Vetus running gear (guaranteed for 3 years) at the very heart, and mixed with a well-designed hull that cuts through the water. If you add a Vetus bow thruster (see our extras page for prices), you will have the ultimate in controllability.

And Wide Beams

Exterior finish. The hull is first professionally sand blasted and then sprayed with epoxy primer. Above the water line we then apply two coats of two pack high build primer and finally two pack gloss top coat to give you the ultimate protection with a long lasting shine. Below the water line we apply two coats of pitch epoxy, which we estimate will increase the haul out and blacking periods by at least two to three years. All our boats are supplied and fitted with sacrificial anodes.
Our experienced technicians have in excess of 40 years boat building and live aboard experience. This wealth of experience has been, and is an important asset. The end product is a reliable, practical, safe and user-friendly boat for both new and experienced boaters.

Our boats are ready to launch, supplied with soft furnishings and a cruising kit. All you will need is a license, insurance, cutlery and bedding. For your peace of mind, a hand-over is included. We will accompany you on your maiden voyage giving simple understandable information on how to drive your boat and use its equipment.


This letter is just to thank you so very much for everything that you have done for us, before, during and after purchasing our narrowboat "Knott inn".

Kevin and Debbie Knott


We would certainly recommend you to anyone else looking to buy one of your boats and would be happy to speak to anyone in this regard.

Anthony and Sally Read


The design and build is first class and the price very fair. I would highly recommend them if you want a well-built boat.

Phillip Pitcher


Congratulations to you Les and your team for helping to make our dream into a reality in the shape of "Knott Inn".

Kevin and Debbie Knott


Get in touch

Company No: 07910197
VAT No: 129 0169 23
Phone: 0115 972 8125
Mobile: 0773 932 2212
Chandlery: 0785 020 8559

Registered Address:
Nottingham Boat Company Ltd
Redhill Marina
Ratcliffe on Soar
NG11 0EB