Read what our clients have to say…


Our third boat from the same boatbuilder should tell you all you need to know. Mike and his team are a pleasure to work with . Yet again they listened to us, worked with us and guided us to produce a first-class narrow boat that exceeded expectations. Cannot recommend highly enough!”
– Chris and Sue Nicholls

Boat 304,



We thought having a narrow boat built would be quite stressful but Mike, you and your team have made it a very pleasant experience.  Our 58ft Semi Trad is absolutely brilliant and thanks to your expertise in guiding us and interpreting our wishes so well, you have produced something beyond our dreams.  We cannot recommend you highly enough!


—Dave & Jill

Boat 301,



We are so grateful to Mike and the team at Stokeboats for putting their skills and adaptability to work to produce the boat we had been dreaming about for years. Our visits to Longport were a pleasure. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The end product is a boat which continues to draw admiring comments from passers by on the canal, visiting friends, neighbours at the marina and even the engineer who did the first service, who was full of praise for the technical excellence of the build..

Many thanks again


—Brian and Jacqui

Boat 300,



Lyneal Trust has been working with Stokeboats to build accessible holiday boats and passenger boats, for people with a very wide range of disabilities and Illnesses, since 1985 and they are now building our fifth boat for delivery in April 2018. Our boats have quite unique requirements but Stokeboats show tremendous expertise in working through the design challenges and our latest vessels demonstrate just how innovative they are. The boats have a tough life and each one will carry literally thousands of people over the years, each one taking home very special memories of their experience. We keep coming back to Stokeboats because of they listen to us and turn out a top quality product which matches the aspirations we have for our clients who, as a consequence, are able to enjoy canal based holidays which would otherwise be impossible for them."


—Peter Wright, Trustee, Lyneal Trust, Shropshire

Boat 299,