Handcrafted Custom-Built Canal Boats and Barges

Bespoke barges, canal boats, wide beam barges, Dutch style barges. Live a board, Narrow boats. Handcrafted for our discerning clients.

From your first contact with Pendlewood you will realise we are different. We will build your dream barge or canal boat to your exact specifications. With passion and care, our approach is both professional and friendly.

Your barge will be handcrafted from solid timber, sourced from sustainable forests.Not mdf.

Quality beyond compare from the choice of non rusting fasteners to the handmade furniture and fixings we never compromise on the quality or sustainability of your barge.

We use the latest state of the art 3D design technology so you will have clear vision of the finished project.  We are experienced in working with architects and design professionals and have expertise in accommodating all of your individual design requests, delivering your exclusive barge on time on budget and to your agreed specification.

As a reputable company we have financial stability. Recognised for excellence and customer service and growth through the current economic climate, we have gone the extra mile to give our clients exceptional service, culminating in being awarded the BIBA award 2010 for best small business of the year. We are pleased to say that we are in the finals for 3 business awards in 2012.Including best customer service for 2012.

Wide beams, canal boats and Dutch barges are made in our modern workshops that are fully equipped with the latest technologies. Where traditional time served craftsmen make your dream become reality. Built around you, your family and your dreams.

By being assigned your own interior designer and project manager who will oversee all stages of the build project, you are kept informed at the key stages of the handcrafting process. Traditional or contemporary, as experienced boat builders the Pendlewood team will guide you through this life enhancing process. Helping you choose fabrics and timbers that will make your canal barge a true home.

Whichever canal boat you choose from

•              Contemporary, live aboard, wide beam barge, canal narrow boat, wide beam canal barge, narrow boats,  Dutch barge style narrow boat, canal boat, live aboard, leisure craft, bespoke barges, traditional barges, Thames style barge, canal barges, canal boat building

 Rest In the knowledge your dream is in safe hands

 All our canal boats are inspected by an in dependant boat surveyor to conform to the RCD Recreational craft directive.


Handcrafted canal barges in sunny Lancashire. Barges designed and hand crafted in the UK with pride and passion.


Custom Built Narrow Boats and Canal Barges by Pendlewood