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Canal Boat Consultants, Designers, Builders & Fitters

The Fit Out Pontoon Ltd. is the UK’s leading Design Consultancy which excels in translating and communicating customer ideas into industry standard designs ready for manufacture. Quality and customer satisfaction lie at the heart of our business which is why some of the industry’s top names work alongside us to provide you with a full consult, design and build service, whatever you should need for your next boat.

Whether you’re a customer of ours or not, we’re here to guide you through the entire canal boat buying process, which is why we decided to share our extensive knowledge with you. Our ‘Planning Section’ houses over 200 pages of freely accessible canal boat information covering absolutely everything you’ll ever want to know!

So without further ado you’ve got plenty of information on here to digest and keep you going for while. When you’re ready, we’d love to hear from you because it would be our pleasure to play any part, small or large, in realising your canal boat dream.

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 Shells & Sailaways

Narrowboat & Widebeam Shells & Sailaways


With our sailaway design service you can be sure to recieve all the help and support required to plan you canal boat right up to its fully fitted stage. We’re very proud to be UK’s leading canal boat design consultancy and as such will take great care in ensuring we’ve planned your canal boat project to the Nth degree, because we know your canal boat can only be as good as it’s design!

The Fit Out Pontoon know all too well the decisions associated with buying a canal boat shell or sailaway can only be made with a detailed plan of the fully fitted boat and it’s internal layout. For example window, vent and hatch positions should absolutely compliment the internal layout, the sockets and switches need to be planned and positioned accordingly. Pipework and wiring runs need to be accomodated and thought through… Hopefully you get the idea! Click the link below and we’ll take you through our process in a little more detail.