Welcome to Swan Boat Builders, creators of beautiful, high-quality, bespoke widebeams and narrowboats. For the first three years, the team concentrated on building narrowboats but then the call of the widebeam came, a call they were very happy to answer.

We’ll be showcasing a very exciting build at Crick this year! Tickets available now. Click the banner for more details.

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August 2021

Coming soon to Channel 4!

Scheduled for Tuesday 20 July 2021

Colin had a very clear vision of what he wanted to make his dream of the perfect life on the water a reality: lithium batteries, solar panels, an engine upgrade, smart controls - and much more. This proved to be a great project for the entire Swan team, but it was also a challenging one. As soon as Swan finalised the specification, a very exciting email arrived: Channel 4 wanted to feature one of their narrowboats on My Floating Home - so their priority was to send the whole team for elocution lessons for their fantastic Liverpool accents! Then they’d need to bring the stylists in for hair and make-up! From start to finish, the filming process was an amazing experience for the team and for Colin too. There were some hiccups along the way - with a global pandemic getting in the way! 

For more about Tickin’ Along, click here.

To read about Colin’s experience, click here.