Here is a list of some of the various companies associated with the inland waterways:-

sherwood boats

Based on the outskirts of Nottingham building quality Narrowboat's and Wide Beam boats to customer specifications.

Passenger Lift Services

Passenger Lift Services provide a range of wheelchair access utilising lifts and ramps mated to a 'bulk head' and designed specifically for your bespoke installation.

abc boats

Robert Naghi - Traditional boatpainter & Signwriter.

abc boats

Suppliers of Marine & Mobile heating and power equipment.


RoyScot Larch is able to provide finance for whatever type of inland waterways boat you want to buy, be it a narrowboat, Dutch barge or purpose-built houseboat. We provide finance for both those wishing to live aboard their boat and for those with leisure use in mind.

abc boats

The Marine Division offers some of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, whether you are a leisure boater or a commercial operator, we have a range of high quality marine engines, boats, parts and accessories to suit all requirements. We use both the Shire and the Shanks engines in some of our boats.

abc boats

VETUS occupies a unique opposition in the marine leisure business, particularly as the company develops and sells only its own branded items. We use Vetus engines in some of our boats.

abc boats

Wilson Hall Ltd is a Nottingham based Plumbers Merchant specializing in the extensive Plasson range of water fittings and MDPE pipe. Plasson joining systems are regarded as the highest quality, most dependable compression fittings worldwide with 44 million top-quality fittings produced annually..

boat safety scheme

The Boat Safety Scheme promotes safety on the inland waterways in respect of boats, their installations and components.


An encyclopedia of the canals and rivers of England and Wales, including historical data, provided by Jim Shead, Waterways Writer and Photographer.