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I want a boat built but I don't know who to go to? Any recommendations in the Hampshire area? Thanks

Asked by: sara  | 8.19pm, Thursday 21 May


WW says:

Your best bet is to visit the Crick Boat show this weekend and talk to the boat builders and look at their offerings.

Rupert Smedley  | 9.46AM, Friday 22 May

Assuming you are thinking about a narrowboat, I do not know of any builders in the Hampshire area. The nearest ones are likely to be along the Kennet and Avon Canal. For example, Wessex Narrowboats is part of the ABC group and advertises that it builds bespoke boats at Hilperton.
If you want a wider choice, you will find the greatest concentration of builders around the Midlands. Rupert's suggestion to visit the Crick Boat Show this weekend is an excellent one. However, if this is too short notice, you will find a full list of boatbuilders throughout the system in the Waterways World Annual 2015 available from WW and some shops at £6.99. If you take out a year's subscription to WW on direct debit, you get a copy free. It also contains advice on running costs, buying a boat and lots more.

Graham Booth  | 4.27PM, Friday 22 May


Readers say:

Thank you very much for your answers.
I wish I knew about the boat show earlier - im new to this boating stuff.
I will hunt down a builder somewhere. Thanks again

sara  | 7.39PM, Friday 22 May

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