Narrowboat on canal - JD Narrowboats Ltd

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We specialise in narrowboat bespoke fitout and sailaways.

Here's a little more information about J.D. Narrowboats' build and sailaway services:

Choice of style

  • Traditional, cruiser (with optional wide-back end) and semi-trad.
  • Self draining roof and a cambered front deck (for optimum drainage).
  • Generous basic spec including an integral diesel tank, gas locker, escape holes, tiller assembly and engine beds


  • All steelwork completed
  • Engine installation (Beta or Isuzu)
  • Ballast and basic floor laid
  • Full internal battening and sprayfoam insulation
  • Steel front and rear doors
  • Sliding hatch
  • Windows and porthole
  • Ventilation

Deluxe sailaway

  • Interior lined with oak or ash-faced plywood
  • Door facing lined in timber
  • Hatch trims
  • Front, rear and side door locks
  • Wiring tails
  • Windows, portholes and doors fitted and positioned to suit each individual customer
  • Bulkhead fitted
  • 135l stainless steel water tank
  • Full and bespoke fit-out

All productions are complete to the highest standard and we only use the finest steel (10-6-5-4mm), finished with a fire-retardant spray foam to current BS Standards (certificate issued with boat). All work is inspected and certified by a fully qualified Marine Surveyor before leaving our workshop.

To see what J.D. Narrowboats can do for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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