Welcome to Bickerstaffe Boat Company

Buying a narrowboat made easy

Here at Bickerstaffe, we do things differently

There are no build slots, with deposits taken months in advance. Instead, we’ve developed what we think is a pretty perfect design, built to the highest standards and fitted out with everything you’ll need.

The boat you buy is the one you see, in our workshop and ready to be launched.

Our Boats

With a Bickerstaffe boat, you can be confident of getting a beautiful boat which will work, on every level.

Our standard 57ft cruiser stern boats start with a shell custom-built to our exacting standards. Back at our workshops, they receive individual attention, with the interiors hand-built and finished to our high standards. Every detail is planned to help make cruising the waterways a pleasure.

With you every step of the way.

We Design

Man welding
Boat workman
Man checking reading
Man inspecting Vetus engine

We Build

Man cutting wood
Man spraying wood
RYA logo
Man sanding wood
Man fitting carpet

We Train

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We Support

Man sailing boat
People enjoying drinks on their boat
Boat docked in canal
A cooker
Gas hob cooker
Electrics distribution panel
A tap
A cooker
A lever
A tap
A door knob
An oven control
Seat lining
Seat side
Top of a radiator
A vent
Shower controls

We’re confident that a Bickerstaffe narrowboat can compete with anything on the market, and we know that they are perfect for a first-time boater.

If you think a Bickerstaffe boat might be the one to fulfil your dreams, come and have a look. We’d love to meet you. Contact Us

Become part of the family

For us, customers are first and foremost, and people who buy a Bickerstaffe Boat become part of the Bickerstaffe family.

Our boutique approach means we’re never too busy to keep up with how you’re getting on! We’re with you from the launch onwards, whenever you need us, for as long as you want.

Find Us

Boat Owners, Boat Builders, Boat Trainers
Our workshops are situated in West Lancashire.