The most important person in this process is you and so we make sure to involve you at every stage. From your boat being uniquely designed by our designer, to our carpenters creating samples of any unique element, stage visits and weekly blog posts of your project.
Our designer and project manager spends time individually designing each boat around you and your needs. Your style, your lifestyle and of course your budget, making every effort to reach the best design to match all of these considerations. The designer produces hand drawn sketches, mood boards and colour swatches in order to give you a full picture of the build at the preliminary stages.
Once the design has been agreed the hull will be commissioned with Tyler Wilson Boat Builders, iconic hull craftsmen. If we were to break down the build schedule it would be approximately 6 to 8 weeks for the hull, 10 to 12 weeks for the internal build and 2 weeks for the external painting. Giving a complete build schedule of about 20 weeks from start to finish. Within this time you will be offered 4 stage visits, the first once the hull has been delivered to us, up to two during the internal build and then the final one on the day the boat if craned into the water.
If you would like to make an appointment to have a look at our lastest boat and workshop we would be more than happy to meet you. Your initial appointment is quite informal, we will show you around, discuss your ideas and provide you with some approximate prices. Following that initial appointment if you are happy to progress and buy a boat from Yorkshire Narrowboats we would request a £1000 deposit to secure your build slot and start the design process. You will then be invited to a more formal appointment where we will sit down with you and discuss your requirements and budget.
We then operate a paying schedule of staged payments, depending on the work completed, of 10%, 35%, 35%, 15% and the final 5% on completion. These payments all coincide with the stage visits during the build, apart from the first 10% which will be invoice once the design is agreed and signed off.
All new boat sales come with a 12 month warranty on part, plus we offer 2 free services to follow at 6 months and 12 months.