Manufactured in the UK.

Vetus engines and navigation lights are standard on all of our boats.


Nottingham Boat Co Ltd (Standard Narrow Boats) are a new narrow boat and wide beam, boat builder, based at Redhill Marina, Ratcliffe-On-Soar, Nottinghamshire, NG11 0EB. Manufacturing new fully fitted, cruiser stern narrow boats and wide beams in the United Kingdom, for living aboard and holiday use.

Fire in position and fitted awaiting a final clean
Dinette from forward end


For sale or for viewing.

Narrow Boat Under Construction: Dynasty 6 berth, narrowboat, as reviewed in the Canal Boat magazine December 2013 issue. Ready for Crick Boat Show 2014 see you there.

Wide Beam Barge Under Construction: Jupiter Class, 60ft x 12ft Barge style wide beam, completion end of August 2014. Ready for the August Bank Holiday, Red Hill Boat Show 2014 see you there.

If you are interested in buying or viewing either of these boats.

Call: 0115 972812 or 07823 88 75 88

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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.


  • We received fantastic and very professional care, advice and attention throughout

    Mrs K.  Reading

  • We would certainly recommend you to anyone else

    Mr and Mrs R

  • We feel very proud of our boat and have received many admiring comments

    Mr and Mrs R

  • The Cygnet 50 sets the bar high for boats under £70,000.

    Waterways World

  • We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Standard Narrowboats to anyone.

    Mrs K.  Reading

  • Good quality painting, woodwork and equipment

    Waterways World

  • Excellent value

    Waterways World

full size cooker in standard narrow boat galley

The 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.

luxury interior from  boat builder standard narrowboats

full size cooker 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.

The 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.

luxury interior from  boat builder standard narrowboats
luxury interior from  boat builder standard narrowboats

The 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.

It would be our pleasure to make a boat to your specifications, please see our contact details, if you would like to arrange a meeting and discuss this further.

Soft furnishings, complete cruising kit and pole and plank are included in the price, as is the VAT.