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Our approach is quite simple, quite logical and quite effective

…We Meticulously Plan, Design & Build Canal Boats

The Fit Out Pontoon’s approach is truly unique, our business is split into two independent divisions; our design studio specialises in canal boat design projects catering for both private and trade clients and our production facility focuses on building bespoke canal boats.

Our canal boat design division is proud to be the UK’s leading Canal Boat Design Consultancy. Excelling in the translation and communication of customer ideas, The Fit Out Pontoon produce industry standard 2D & 3D designs ready for manufacture. Customers range from our build clients, to private & trade clients, those looking to buy/design sailaways and even those looking to plan a refit.

All our potential build clients initially go through our ‘All-In-One’ Design service which provides the perfect foundation for a successful build. Our boat building facility is geared more towards the high-end bespoke narrowboat and widebeam projects, however The Fit Out Pontoon work a number of trade build partners allowing us to cater for a wider range of build projects suited to varying budgets.

Our Narrowboat & Widebeam Design Services…

Narrowboat & Widebeam Canal Boat Plan, Side & End View Drawing Templates


Invalueable for anyone designing and planning their own canal boat layout, they’re the perfect aid for designing/drawing to scale. Simply select your canal boat criteria and we’ll produced, print and send you a series of 1:25 scale plan, side & end views matching your requirements.

Narrowboat & Widebeam Design Layout Planner


A professional canal boat design service which provides the ultimate foundation for managing your build/production process. We illustrate concepts in a simple, yet comprehensive manner. Eliminate client/builder misinterpretation, maximise production efficiency and prevent costly mistakes.

Tradition Narrowboat Paint Schemes


A colour scheme design service for new builds and canal boats in need of repaint. Using a digitally re-created version of your boat we’ll experiment with different layouts and colour schemes until we arrive at the perfect solution, then we’ll print you a high resolution visual to take away with you.

3D Canal Boat Rendering


Using 3D Studio Max software we take the realisation and the refinement process to a whole new level unachievable through any other design means. Created as clay models or full colour renders with textures, finishes and lighting we can export as jpeg images or full HD video walk throughs

Our Narrowboat & Widebeam Building & Fitting Services…

Wide beam, Widebeam Builders - Whitewashed Cabin Sides
Wide beam, Bespoke Widebeam Builders - Modern Contemporary Kitchen / Galley


Located on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire The fit Out Pontoon’s team of experienced boat builders and fitters transform fantastic designs from concepts into realities. All our narrowboat and widebeam fit outs begin with our industry leading design consultations where we’ll take your ideas, develop and refine them and tranlate these into manufacture drawings for our team of builders and fitters to work from.

Buying a canal boat is a substantial investment, one we feel our clients should direct. Our aim is to design and build dream boats individual to client styles, tastes and requirements. We love creating truly unique spaces and because of this we don’t have rules or restrictions, we’re open to anything! If you’re in the market for a bespoke canal boat you might well have just found the perfect builder.

Our Narrowboat & Widebeam Sailaway Design & Support Service

Narrowboat & Widebeam Shells & Sailaways


Back in 2014 The Fit Out Pontoon set out to dramatically improve the buying experience of canal boat shells/sailaways. We developed and introduced a tailored sailaway service consisting of a 1-2-1 design consultation, planning advice, a three stage design and development process and the production of two technical drawing sets one for the boat builder with just the detail they require and the other illustrating the fully fitted boat detail to help manage the entire fit out process.

As an independent canal boat design consultancy we’ve directed over 180 boat builds. We know all the options, which of these will best suit your needs, how they are installed and any associated considerations. Combine this with our industry leading design and illustration skills and we’re sure you’ll agree we’re positioned perfectly to plan, and manage the design of your canal boat shell or sailaway.

Our sailaway design service is recognised throughout the boat building industry. The Fit Out Pontoon have frequently worked with many of the UK’s leading boat builders, production builders and bespoke builders, helping communicate customer ideas and concepts through our industry leading technical drawing skills.