Welcome to Swan Boat Builders Limited.


Swan, based in Aintree, Liverpool, produces high-quality narrowboats and widebeams. They are close to the famous River Mersey and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, and just a stone’s throw from the legendary Aintree Racecourse. Visiting the workshop is easy, thanks to major motorway links being only ten minutes away.


In 2017, the company was founded by Ian Kinvig, who had many years’ experience of boat building and cabinet making. His aim was to take the basic principles to another level, improving the quality of the fit-out and adding personal touches to set his builds apart from others. At the forefront of his vision are quality, a fair price, customer service, and back-up. With this vision, he can make many people’s dreams of being on the water come true. Of paramount importance is forming a close relationship with customers, giving them what they actually need and want. This vital connection is maintained from the first meeting to the exciting launch day – and beyond.


Every boat is a labour of love, tailored to the customer’s specification and budget. But it doesn’t end there. Customers become lifelong friends and part of the ever-growing Swan Family, where you can be sure of getting support whenever you need it.