Boat Works and Repairs

Boat Works and Repairs

Here at Alvecote we can offer you a range of services and repairs in our designated boat service basin with under canopy workshops. Our engineering team have a wealth ofexperience in all marine systems from vintage engines to modern day electronics. All work carried out is to BSS standard and you rest assure your boat will be looked after while it is in our care.

“were very happy with how we found OT, fire lit & nice & warm, water & fuel tanks full, gas ok, & best of all a spotless engine bay.” N/B Oasis Too Share boat  -  engine installation


Should you breakdown while out and about, then ring us on 01827 898585 and we will get an engineer to you as soon as possible with our breakdown assistance van.


Engine Servicing

Engine Replacement

Electrical work 12v and 240v

Plumbing and Heating

Boat Painting

Dry Dock

Eberspacher Servicing

Welding and Fabrication

Internal Alterations

BSS Survey and work undertaken

Wooden Boatbuilding Repair and Maintenance


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Matthew and your team once again. We arrived at Alvecote with a despondency of issues and you not only resolved them all but also restored our faith in the boat and the sprit of the canal. It just goes to show that good service does still exist”   

Mr S. Bird – New Owner passing by with stern gear issues.


We also Specialise in Historic Boats. With a wealth of knowledge and understanding on how they should look. We offer Traditional boat painting, with an understanding of fleet liveries, signwriting and decoration.

Recently Ade Polglase has set up a wooden boatbuilding and repair yard on the bank at Alvecote. This area is long established with wooden boatbuilding tradition, just a mile down the canal in polesworth is the site of the former Lees & Atkins yard. Boats were built here for many well known carriers.

In the other direction, just a mile and a half was the Barlows yard and boat docks at Glascote. So it does seem quiet apt that wooden boatbuilding has returned to the area.