Read what our clients have to say…




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,



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,

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