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On the route of the historic Kennet and Avon Canal Will Trickett Boats Ltd are creating the most exciting and innovative canal, river and sea going craft available to the market today. In over a decade of building Dutch barges, Will Trickett Boats Ltd has grown to be one of the countries most respected canal and riverboat builders.

Every aspect of the boat’s construction, from the welding of the hull to the interiors is produced at our yard in Wiltshire by local craftsmen. Specialising in building steel kit boats, we have long established relationships with highly respected Dutch Barge designers Nick Branson and Andrew Wolstenholm. (This ensures you can be confident with the standard of build.)

Will Trickett Boats can offer customers a vessel any size and to any level of completion, from hull construction through to finished project. All our finished boats are truly unique. We take pride in offering a design and build service that is second to none. Many members of the team at Will Trickett Boats have long established connections to the waterways, and therefore there is a wide range of valuable insight and innovation in the design and use of our boats.

The latest barge created by Will Trickett Boats “Jour de Fete” has recently won the prestigious “Best New Build Barge” 2009, as voted by member of the Dutch Barge Association (DBA Award Winner).

About Will Trickett

Will is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with a passion for the inland waterways and the boats that cruise them. Having lived afloat for many years, he has a practical understanding of the all round boating experience.

When not constructing exquisite barges, Will has a range of interests – mostly engineering based. This has led to his many appearances on Channel 4’s ‘Scrap Heap Challenge‘ television programme where he has won the Scrappy Races Series and competes as an ‘All-Star’ competitor and technical expert.

For more information please visit http://www.trickettboats.com


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