Mission statement

With a mission to bring more people to the canals and waterways, offering a gateway to a lifestyle of freedom with no compromise to comfort, we, Les and Jeanette Robinson set up a company doing just that and Nottingham Boat Co Ltd was formed.

Each boat design is built with comfortable living and affordable luxury in mind, ensuring all standards of modern living can be met, from king size beds to heated towel rails, intelligently designed storage and push button controlled central heating. Our boats are, as a minimum, luxurious. life on jupiter


Our narrow boats and wide beams are for sale with everything you will need, including official R.C.D. (Recreational Craft Directive) documentation. We build our narrow boats and wide beams using strict European safety guidelines as supplied by the British Marine Federation.

Our narrow boats and wide beams are designed to give ultimate control, safety and manoeuvrability when cruising. With a powerful and reliable Vetus engine and running gear at the very heart. From bow to stern, the stunning lines of our narrow boats and wide beams are built to minimise maintenance. Below the waterline our narrow boats and wide beams are finished in pitch-epoxy, extending the haul out and blacking periods by up to two years. Above the waterline, brush finished in high quality coach paint, which creates a high build, high gloss, traditional look, making our boats stand out from the crowd. The beautiful insides, usually finished in ash, are simple and effective, maximising practicality, warmth, and storage space with classic elegance.

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.

All of our boats are ready to launch and supplied with all soft furnishings and a cruising kit. All you will need is a licence, insurance, cutlery and bedding.

For your peace of mind, one of our technicians will assist you when getting to know your new boat and its equipment, and accompany you on your maiden voyage. Standard with your boat is a 1-year warranty (see above for details of our special offer), with all the relevant equipment warranties supplied by the manufacturers.

luxurious saloonThe spacious Saloon is furnished with a dinette and foldaway table; the dinette converts into a double bed. The flat screen TV has Freeview and an integral DVD player. There are 2 central heating radiators. All of our stock boats are fitted with an engineered Oak floor through out.
spacious work surfaces in standard narrow boat galley The luxury galley is equipped with 40mm solid Oak worktops / copious amounts of storage space including a tin draw / Belfast sink / hob, oven & grill unit / fridge freezer / washing machine & microwave oven.
heated towel rail in standard narrow boat bathroomThe large private bathroom is fitted with a complete vanity unit and sink, a large fully tiled 800 x 800 shower cubical, bi-fold doors and a thermally controlled mixer tap. The cassette toilet has a rotating seat to maximise space when not in use.
spacious standard narrow boat bedroomThe comfortable bedroom has a ¾ double bed 4ft x 6ft 3in (standard mattress size), that includes a 6ft x 2ft long term storage space with lids at the back and 3 very large drawers in the side, which give masses of storage. The bedroom also has a radiator, an overhead locker, a full length wardrobe and a TV cabinet. A second wardrobe is optional.