The Bickerstaffe Boat Company Become part of the family.

Welcome to the Bickerstaffe Boat Company’s website providing you with information our family owned boat building business. After over 25 years in the automotive industry we (Kevin and Susan Kenny) brought together a small team of craftsmen and began building the first of, what has proved to be, our highly popular narrowboats.

We at The Bickerstaffe Boat Company have a genuine passion for building narrowboats - boats that are not only beautifully designed and made but also include just about everything you need, right down to the ropes and fenders. The design and specification used in each of the small number of boats built every year has been refined over many years. Our teams boating experience has been gained both as boat owners and boat builders and this shows in every boat we build.

But when you buy a Bickerstaffe boat you don’t just get a high quality and well designed narrowboat, you also become part of a growing community of owners who enjoy the support and service provided by our family run Lancashire based team.

All boat builders will offer guarantees and after sales service (and we are no different) but becoming part of the Bickerstaffe ‘family’ goes much further. A community of owners has developed organically, not an owners club set up by the boat builders but a group of owners who share the enjoyment of owning a Bickerboat. They share the enthusiasm and passion for the boats with team that has built them for you.


We put just about everything into our boats so you don’t have to, and we also take the stress out of buying. We simply sell what we have available. All the boats are built to the same high specification and include as comprehensive an inventory you can expect to find on any boat.

More additions to the family

An example of one of our recent boats featured in Towpath Talk magazine and what follows is an extract from the review…..

"Having looked over one of the boats and seen a number under construction it seems that the team at Bickerstaffe could well be onto something. The boats seem to represent good value for money and, given the amount of thought that has gone into the design and layout mixed with the equally good track record of the supply chain, the boats should prove to be really good value for money. With a number of interesting developments due this year it will be equally interesting to see if this new way of offering boats will continue to be as popular as initial indications seem to show."

So if you are considering investing in a floating home or a narrowboat for holidays why not become part of our family of customers. Give us a call to see when the next boat will be ready for you to see. Arrange to call and see us and have a cuppa and a chat or follow the links on this page to see what boats we currently have available for sale.


We are also on social media so follow us to keep up to date with the progress of the latest boats and see what the other owners are up to.

Or give us a call on 07801 632215

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