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Our quality is the difference and we would like you to be as proud of your boat as we are. If you’re think about building a boat for pleasure or to live aboard, we’re the business.

Unit 130 | Broughton Industrial Estate | NG22 9LD | Telephone: 07474668885

boat-builder@hotmail.co.uk

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Hi, were The Sailaway Boat Company, we’re on a mission to make a more affordable way for you to owning a truly tailored hull without compromising of the finer details. 
About Us

We are quality steel boat builders and are one of the longest established bespoke boats manufactures in the UK with over 20 years in the business specialising in high-quality boat shells to the trade and general public.

From Josher riveted narrowboat hulls to 12ft wide beam shells, we can supply to any stage of completion. All our boats are designed around individual requirements and can be completed to any level to suit the customer’s personal requirements and more importantly budget including many features our competitors will charge extra for come as standard. The interior of our boats can be designed around your individual requirements, and we have lots of experience of working with first-time boat owners.

WIDE BEAM

Narrow Beam

Dutch Barge

Our quality is the difference!

Not all boats are created equal and we would like you to be as proud of your boat as we are.

Our Boats

If you are looking for a beautiful handcrafted boat, yet at a price you can afford, we have the knowledge and the experience to bring your dream to reality.

Whether it is just a hull, or a hull plus the engine, or all the way up to a fully fitted and finished live-aboard ,  we can provide you with a barge that we can be both take pride,.

Built by British craftsmen, who love to create. Using high-quality materials. Our aim is to provide you with a boat to last, a boat to enjoy, all at an affordable price

NARROWBEAM

Cruiser Stern

Traditional & Semi Traditional

Tug & Working Boats

Replica & Inspection

Slim & Traditional Dutch Barge

Specialist Live aboard

Disability & Bespoke Designs Welcome

WIDEBEAM

Cruiser Stern

Traditional & Semi Traditional

Tug & Working Boats

Replica & Inspection

Slim & Traditional Dutch Barge

Specialist Live aboard

Bespoke Designs Welcome

DUTCH & BESPOKE BARGES

Luxemotor

Dutch Tjalk

Traditional Wide Beam

River Barge

Canal Barge

Crusing Houseboats

Custom & Business Boats Welcome

We can build different styles from traditional narrowboat style to our bespoke barge style, even full fitted dutch barges so whether for inland waterways or more adventurous cruising, we will have the right style for you.

Why choose us?

British Craftsmanship

Looking for a barge made in Britain? You’ve come to the right place ! Our Company takes pride in keeping business local. We’re truly proud of our pedigree as British manufacturers of canal barges at a time when the vast majority of other shells are imported.

Recreational Craft Directive (94/25/EC) Compliant

All our boats conform to the current Recreation Craft Directive (RCD) All our builds are overseen by an independent marine surveyor, are fully warranted, and come with a complete set of certified documents as required by the RCD (EU Recreational Craft Directive). Safety First!

SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT!

One of the truly great benefits which make us stand out from all of our competitors is the strength and support of our Aftercare team who are dedicated to looking after you and your boating needs.

Our History

Hello, were The Sailaway Boat company, we’re on a mission to make a more affordable way for you to owning a truly tailored hull without compromising of the finer details.  If you’re thinking about building a boat for pleasure or to live aboard, we’re the business.  We take pride in our customer service and we aim to make your boat building experience with us the best you’ve ever had.

Our Story

Looking for a truly handcrafted bespoke boat shell? For over 20 years; The Sailaway Boat Company have been offering its customers an affordable way of constructing of high-quality narrowboats and bespoke wide beam boats. Reasons to buy with us – We’ve got style and substance!

Our Success

The success of our business strategy requires us to build on our proud foundation of high-quality craftsmanship by focusing on three simple things: Understanding where you as a customer are coming from & our staff taking the time to get to understand exactly what you are looking for. Secondly our goal for perfection by using a blend of old-fashioned craftsmanship and modern day manufacturing processes achieves a bueatiful flowing lines. Lastly but as eqully important is a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.

Our Quality

Not all boats are created equal: Our quality is the difference and we would like you to be as proud of your boat as we are. At the Sailaway Boat Company you’ll find a friendly business that knows and loves boats inside out with our wealth of experience that goes into every boat; ensuring great client satisfaction and many proud years of boating pleasure.

Our Philosophy

Here at the Sailaway Boat company we have a very simple philosophy; Produce beautiful canal boats. That’s it,  no bells and whistles, no hidden extras we just want to produce exceptional boats at realistic prices.  Get inspired! Owning a new boat has never been more affordable.

Want to know more about what we can do? We’d love to hear from you

At The Sailaway Boat Company; we specialise in bringing your passion for narrow beam alive; whether you are looking for something suited for holidays or something to live aboard all our narrowboats are truly tailor made to suit your exacting specifications.

We believe that no two boats should be the same and a human touch can make all the difference. Here at the Sailaway boat company we continually strive to develop our narrowbeam design and improve quality and handling of our hulls. We take the time to get know you so we can help you plan and build a magnificent narrowboat hull for you.

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Here at the Sailaway Boat Company, it’s no longer is it a question of creatively trying to fit the kitchen sink into the wardrobe and going without the modern life necessities. We’ve seen first-hand how tastes have changed over our years of boat building. Over recent years we have been attracting lots of interest with our wide beam hulls, it’s even why we recently moved locations to placate our customers demand.

So whether you are looking for something suited for living aboard or where you want upgrade and have the extra space and flexibility, we’re the business for you.

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Here at the Sailaway Boat Company every barge is bespoke designed and built to our clients personal requirements. They can be built to category B, C or D of the recreational craft directive and come complete with warranty, owners manual, all necessary documentation.

We have been producing bespoke Dutch Barges for many years at any stage of completion from just a steel hull to a fullyfitted barge. As bespoke barge builders we offer Dutch Barges in any length and width to suit individuals.

 

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We provide high quality bespoke boats to the public and trade.

"Every time we visited we were amazed and delighted by the genuine quality of craftsmanship and enthusiasm from the whole team that ended up with the boat we always wanted."

Mr & Mrs McClure - 2017

"We would like to say a big thank you for completing our new house boat on time. We also appreciate the care that was put into the finish and also the support, help and advice you gave us, this being our first live aboard."

Patrick & Wendy - London

“Terrific value for money and really first class quality, delivered on time and under budget... Couldn’t have asked for more, Thanks to Neil and his staff”

Mr Williams - Southport

LOOKING FOR A TRULY HANDCRAFTED BESPOKE BOAT SHELL? 

We’re on a mission to make a more affordable way for you to owning a truly tailored hull without compromising of the finer details.  If you’re thinking about building a boat for pleasure or to live aboard, we’re the business.

For over 20 years; The Sailaway Boat Company have been offering its customers an affordable way of constructing of high-quality narrowboats and bespoke wide beam boats. Reasons to buy with us – We’ve got style and substance!

Services

We offer a wide range of quality products and there is always a knowledgeable member of staff on hand to help.

From the smallest nut and bolt to a brand new engine can be ordered to your exact specification.

  • Engine Installation
  • Window Installation
  • Engine servicing and maintenance
  • Fault Finding and Repairs
  • Marine Finance
  • Electrical & Mechanical Issues
  • Cosmetic Repairs

Best in British Craftsmanship

Not all boats are created equal: Our quality is the difference and we would like you to be as proud of your boat as we are. At the Sailaway Boat Company you’ll find a friendly business that knows and loves boats inside out with our wealth of experience that goes into every boat; ensuring great client satisfaction and many proud years of boating pleasure.
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