Pat Buckle Narrowboats on the river Nene


It's now the end of September 2014 and our new Pat Buckle 60-foot narrowboat Endeavour has just completed 110 hours including a 5-day cruise up the Nene followed by an 11-day return trip to Stratford-upon-Avon from its current mooring at Nether Heyford. The boat has performed brilliantly, in every respect. Our requirements were quite specific but we discovered quickly that the second-hand market was unlikely to produce the boat we wanted at a price we could afford. Pat's approach was a breath of fresh air. From the start, he completely understood our needs and, using his vast experience, he then worked patiently with us to come up with a final design. The boat we had designed together was then delivered according to specification and at the price we had agreed. Mr. & Mrs. J. Fox-Smythe

Voted 'Outstanding Value for Money'  Waterways World 2O1O

 Hello, I'm Pat Buckle, and welcome to my web site.

Thinking of having a boat built? Call me any time on 07970 210670 for free advice with no obligation. I love boats and boaters and have years and years of experience. Or fill in our enquiry form.

Only £9OO (inc VAT) per foot on narrowboats 5O feet and over with our standard spec.

Unique RISK FREE buying scheme.

Legendary 'no quibble' after sales service.

Bespoke boats now at the same price as production models!


Low cost moorings available.


Low cost DIY fitout and long term storage. Please ask for a quote.

As most boaters know, I've been building narrowboats, wide-beams and barges here at Stibbington, near Peterborough, on the river Nene continuously since 1981. 

I've lost count of how many I've built - it's hundreds. Check out the used narrowboat market!

To book a visit to our yard to discuss your requirements please click here.

" Superb quality and a cracking price. Thank you Pat." George Deane, Feb. 2008

Newly completed narrowboat fitted out personally by one of our staff in his spare time. Check out the video.


" Martin the shipwright is one of the best I have ever met" Paul Taylor, Jan. 2012












Here near Peterborough on the lovely river Nene we will build you a boat suitable for your needs, whether recreational or liveaboard, narrow or wide beam. We guarantee it will be terrific value for money, delivered on time and on budget with a full 5 year warranty.

"Terrific value for money and first class quality, delivered on time and under budget."  Pat. Beese, June 2011.

"Our thanks to Pat for building our dream boat." Ann & Bob Tomlin, April 2009

" You know, more builders should adopt Pat's no risk build scheme." Jack Evans, Sept. 2007