Read what our clients have to say…




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,



We had previously bought two painted sailaways from Mike and the team at SOTBB (boats 203 and 234). Both were excellent and it was a pleasure to fit them out. We always said we would come back one day for a fully fitted boat recognising the quality of the interior fit out Mike and the team produce. We were not disappointed when we did. Boat 293 was exactly what we asked for, was on time and on budget and we have been delighted with it. We have always found everyone in the team really friendly and helpful and they are committed to producing a first class product.


— Dave and Sue

Boat 293,



A friendly and trustworthy builder, open to new ideas and with excellent craftsmen. Value for money and delivered on budget. We really got the boat that we wanted.


— Dave & Nessa

Boat 284,



This is a good company to work with and they build a good boat. Our detailed specifications were fulfilled and the job completed on time. It met our expectations and more!


— Terry & Jackie

Boat 285,