We specialise in narrowboat bespoke fitout and sailaways.
Here's a little more information about J.D. Narrowboats' build and sailaway services:


Choice of style

Traditional, cruiser (with optional wide-back end) and semi-trad.

  • Self draining roof and a cambered front deck (for optimum drainage).
  • Generous basic spec including an integral diesel tank, gas locker, escape holes, tiller assembly and engine beds


  • All steelwork completed
  • Engine installation (Beta or Isuzu)
  • Ballast and basic floor laid
  • Full internal battening and sprayfoam insulation
  • Steel front and rear doors
  • Sliding hatch
  • Windows and porthole
  • Ventilation

Deluxe Sailaway

  • Interior lined with oak or ash-faced plywood
  • Door facing lined in timber
  • Hatch trims
  • Front, rear and side door locks
  • Wiring tails
  • Windows, portholes and doors fitted and positioned to suit each individual customer
  • Bulkhead fitted
  • Bespoke fitted highly durable plastic water tank
  • Full and bespoke fit-out

All productions are completed to the highest standard and we only use the finest steel (10-6-5-4mm), finished with a fire-retardant spray foam to current BS Standards (certificate issued with boat). All work is inspected by a fully qualified Marine Surveyor before leaving our workshop.