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Elton Moss Boat Builders

Builders of award winning custom built canal boats

Canal boats built with integrity and owned with pride

At Elton Moss boat builders, we’re proud of our boats and our heritage.We specialise in building custom designed boats to customers exacting standards and high quality, high specification “standard layout” boats. A particular speciality is wide beam and barge style live aboard boats.


Well established canal boat builder

Established in 2003, Elton Moss are one of the top canal boat builders in the UK, with a reputation for producing solidly built boats that our customers are proud to own and use for many years.Our reputation is due in no small part to the fact that we have built all of the boats managed by our sister company, Carefree Cruising, for shared ownership boating. Each of these boats cruise for an average of 46 weeks per year, which is over 2,000 hours cruising. Add into the mix 12 different share owners, all with different cruising styles and attitudes, and then you’ll start to see just how good our boats need to be to ensure Carefree Cruising.


High quality boat building standards

Isn’t it comforting to know that your Elton Moss boat will be built in the same factory, to the same quality standards and by the same staff as the Carefree Cruising share boats? For more information about how we could build your dream boat, please contact us here.

Narrow Boats

At Elton Moss Boatbuilders we specialise in bringing you outstanding quality narrowboats at very competitive prices

We offer a superb selection of fully fitted narrowboats all built to suit your lifestyle and dreams. Imagine cruising the entire waterways in a quality vessel of distinctive character, with smooth classic lines as the world drifts by in your Elton Moss boat, simply the envy of the cut.

Wide Beam Boats

Elton Moss have specialist skills in building wide beam boats.

Our wide beam boats are designed to meet the demands of those requiring a ‘little’ more space than the traditional narrowboat can offer without suffering any compromise on the quality and finish of the boat.

Our Mayfair wide beam still offers the same excellent quality of craftsmanship and level -of fit-out that Elton Moss has become renowned for over the years but also gives you the option of you own floating waterside apartment with exclusive and ever changing views on either the Waterways and Rivers of Britain or even those along the waterways of Europe.

Barge Style Boats

Our barge style live aboard boats are a particular speciality

If you want the comfort and space that a wide beam provides but also desire the look and feel of a Dutch barge then look no further. The Kingsley family of barge style boats offer the same excellent quality of craftsmanship that Elton Moss is renowned for whilst giving you stylish features normally associated with Dutch barges.

Our happy customers

Here are two examples from our many successful case studies of satisfied clients supplied with high quality, beautiful  canal boats.

Amelia Pond

Elton Moss had a can-do attitude. Due to my disability and need to use a wheelchair, we had some very specific requirements, Elton Moss weren’t phased by any of them.”

Stefane Richards, boat owner

Good Company

“When I was in the factory I took a little piece of the lining and its so thick. It isn’t just the woodwork, its how it has been put together, and all the other things that go into the build of the boat. I think the quality speaks for itself.”

Geoff Pickerell, boat owner

Other services in the Elton Moss group of companies

Kingslock Boatyard

Expert boat repair and maintenance

We provide a full range of boat maintenance and repair services for narrowboats and wide beam boats. Services include repainting, blacking,  jet washing and full services. We can carry out all types of insurance repair work.

Boatfinder Brokerage

Efficient used narrowboat sales

A leading broker specialising in selling canal and river boats from home moorings as well as marinas, anywhere in the UK for narrow boats, wide beam boats, Dutch barges, river barges and houseboats.

Carefree Cruising

Luxury shared ownership scheme

Own a share in one of our boats. Carefree is the home of exceptional quality luxurious shared ownership narrowboats. We currently have 19 syndicates under management, all of which have been managed by us from their start.