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 and our production facility focuses on building bespoke canal boats.

The Fit Out Pontoon are proud to be the UK’s leading Canal Boat Design Consultancy. Excelling in the translation and communication of customer ideas, we produce detailed 2D & 3D designs ready for manufacture. We cater for both private and trade clients and cover the full spectrum of design projects from full fits, sailaways and even those looking to plan refits.

The Fit Out Pontoon are geared more towards the high-end bespoke narrowboat and widebeam projects. We’re inspired by the more interior design lead projects, those looking to challenge tradition and create something truly unique. For clients looking for more ‘conventional’ fit outs we work with a number of specialist build partners.

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…

Book shelving and childrens area on widebeam fit out
Shower room on widebeam canal boat


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 Service

Narrowboat & Widebeam Shells & Sailaways


This service offer sailaway buyers the ultimate foundation to successfully manage the buying, planning & fitting out process. Start your canal boat project with The Fit Out Pontoon not only will you perfect the planning and design process, you’ll continuously save valuable time and money throughout the fit out process, maximising your chances of fitting out within budget. Our Sailaway Design & Planning Service brings you the instant benefits associated with having expert first hand knowledge of the canal boat design, planning and fitting out processes. Our ‘Sailaway Design & Planning Service’ has been developed to ensure you avoid those innocent yet inevitable mistakes made from lack of knowledge and/or experience.

The Fit Out Pontoon’s ‘Sailaway Design & Planning Service’ will help you finalise the specification, importantly ensuring the on-board equipment is aligned with your intended usage. We’ll take you through our comprehensive canal boat design process which includes unlimited layout & development drawing revisions. Once the design is finalised we’ll produce you a 1:25 scale detailed production drawing including the specification, layout, electrical & plumbing schematics, full dimensional detail and a separate 2D paint scheme illustrating exactly how you’d like the boat to look externally.

“Invest in our ‘Sailaway Design & Planning Service’ and benefit from substantial savings on your canal boat equipment. As canal boat builders we have trade accounts throughout the industry and are happy to pass on trade discounts for bulk orders of canal boat equipment.”