Colecraft Narrowboats
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Tue Apr 2, 2013 at 8:13pm

About Colecraft Boats

Because we have quite a large selection of used Colecraft narrowboats for sale at Whilton Marina at the moment I thought it appropriate to write a short blog about them.

Colecraft are regarded as one of the best builders of quality steel inland waterway craft in the UK.  Colecraft are a family company who have been established for about 35 years and they are located only about 18 miles away from Whilton Marina in the village of Long Itchington near Southam in Warwickshire.  During that time Colecraft have been building quality steel Narrowboats.  Many their boats are designed and built to custom for individual customers.  Colecraft can build any size of narrow boat, wide beam boat, sailaway narrowboat, butty, barge, trip boat or working boat.  They also supply many other narrowboat builders with steel shells ready for them to fit out.  Colecraft use design software to design their boats to individual customer requirements and they are happy to build to any stage of completion from just an unfitted steel narrow boat hull to finished to a luxury fitted out boat.

Colecraft were commissioned to build the ten water taxis for the London 2012 Olympics which were used to transport passengers along the River Thames to the Olympic site.

If you want to buy a second hand Colecraft narrowboat we always have quite a selection in stock and we have eleven for sale at the moment, these are:

Butterfly is a 1983, 26ft, Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Colecraft priced at £12,950

Promethius  is a 50ft Cruiser style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1994 priced at £34,950

Wasenshi  is a 55ft Cruiser style narrowboat built by Colecraft Boatbuilders in 2004, priced at £34,950.

Peace  is a 50ft traditional style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1985 priced at £22,950

Norwood  is a 1999, 47ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Colecraft, priced at £26,950

Connie is a 57ft cruiser style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1993 and fitted out by Bridgewater Boats priced at £29,950

Georgia is a 70ft traditional style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1987 priced at £29,950

Brindley is a 30ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1987, priced at £10,950

Rivendell is a 55ft Cruise style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1982 and fitted out by Rugby Boatbuilders priced at £23,950

Smine Too is a 1997, 57.7ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Colecraft and fitted out by Viking Afloat, priced at £29,950.

The Rakes Progress is a 62 ft trditional style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1988 and fitted out by Rugby Boatbuilders, priced at £34,950


R johns | Tue Dec 12, 2017 at 5:10pm
Please keep me advised on any Colecraft Narrowboats 50-60 ft after 2008 Many thanks Ray johns
Whilton Marina | Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 3:56pm
Thank you for your comment Ray, to keep up to date with Colecraft narrow boats that are newly up for sale visit our website - and register for boat updates.
Annie Jones | Sat Oct 20, 2018 at 6:14pm
Please can you keep me updated on any Colecraft 57-60ft semi-trad Narrowboats. Many thanks
Whilton Marina | Mon Nov 12, 2018 at 1:45pm
Hello Annie, You can subscribe to our database to receive email updates on new boats for sale at our marinas by copying this into your browser: or register via our homepage.
Chris Panter | Wed Jul 31, 2019 at 8:18pm
I have a 2005 61.5 ft colecraft to sell I'm passing your way in the next couple of weeks so will call in for an valuation
Whilton Marina | Mon Aug 12, 2019 at 3:05pm
Hello Chris, yes please call in on route for a valuation, alternatively email us or call the office to make an appointment for us to view the narrowboat you are thinking of selling.

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