A. P. Boatbuilding

Expert Repair and Restoration of historic narrowboats and canal craft



On behalf of The Narrowboat Heritage Foundation.
A. P. Boatbuilding have been involved with The Narrowboat Heritage Foundation since its creation. Currently at the yard we have the ex Mersey Weaver wooden motorboat 'Dane', recently rebottomed with new chine planks, kelson, stem post and soon to receive two new bow planks, gunwales, decks, new back cabin and engine room. Follow this work and view pictures on our Twitter account @apboatbuilding.


On behalf of The Black Country Living Museum.
For the last 2 years we have been working closely with the Black Country Living Museum , helping to maintain and repair their traditional wooden boat collection. Currently their Birmingham dayboat 'Birchills' is at our yard being fitted with a new stern end and cabin. Follow this work and view pictures on our Twitter account @apboatbuilding.

The regular maintenance work on SATURN, GREENMAN and continued maintenance of the SOUTH MIDLAND FLEET are all supported by A.P. Boatbuilding.


The Narrowboat Heritage Foundation also own Clee and are looking forward to having a complete rebuild. 

Adrian is also assisting The Black Country Living Museum with the refurbishment plans for Stour, another of their exhibits.

Contact Us

A. P. Boatbuilding

The boatyard

Robeys lane



Staffordshire B781AS

Telephone 07971 065358

Email ade@apboatbuilding.co.uk

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