Services for Private Boat Owners

Rose Narrowboats Collage

We offer a full range of services to boat owners from diesel and pump out to a full repaint. As a small company we depend on our reputation and ensure that all work is carried out to highest standard.

Boat Hull Blacking – why not treat your boat to a trip out on our slipway for a hull blacking? We hot pressure wash and apply two coats of International Intertuf – brand leading hull blacking for narrowboats including a free stern gear check. New anodes can also be fitted if required. Gloss paintwork on gunwhales and counter bands can also be done.

Please ask us for a quote.


Paintwork – we offer a full repainting service in our heated paintshed. We have capability to strip your boat right down to bare metal, giving you peace of mind that your paintwork is sound from primer up and boat looking as good as new!


Repairs and Servicing – As well as being able to do these at our Boatyard we now have Mobile Workshop Facilities


Engineering – from a basic service to a new engine and anything in between! We can also undertake steelwork repairs and alterations, stern gear overhauls or replacements. Running a large fleet of our own boats gives an invaluable insight into preventative maintenance, fault finding and rectification.


Electrical – as Ampower Services, we have a huge experience of new electrical installations, rewires and upgrades. Make charging problems a thing of past with one of our Ampower Advanced Battery Managers. We are also a Mastervolt energy shop and dealer, giving us access to best electronic technology available for your boat.


Heating and appliances – Solid fuel or diesel heating installation and services. We are Gas Safe registered, and can carry out installation, repairs and servicing to any lpg appliance or central heating system.


Inside your boat – our skilled joiners, cabinet and furniture makers can carry out any alterations you may require in a style to match your fitout. Our polisher can n blend new timber in so new woodwork matches almost seamlessly. We build a small number of bespoke boats, and normally have an example of our craftsmanship in progress for you to view. We are able to supply flooring and soft furnishings, not to mention all or equipment necessary for your new saloon, galley, bathroom or bedroom.

Cratches and covers – we specialise in design and fitting of deckboards and top quality covers.

Cleaning – we offer a valeting service from £200 so you can get on with important bit of boat ownership – going boating!

Boat Safety Scheme – BSS examinations and compliance work carried out.

Marine Surveys – We have our own Engineer who is a fully qualified Marine Surveyor.

PLEASE NOTE:- Surveys can only be carried out at our premises.


Anything else you need doing that we haven’t mentioned? Email us!

Fitting a new Beta 43 engine
Re-footing workboat
Rubbish around propeller 2
Workboat Margaret No.7

Workboat “Margaret No. 7”

Privately owned workboat “Margaret No.7” came to Rose Narrowboats for some work.

To see more of the work we did please click on the button below.