Marine & Inland Waterways
Steel Fabrication

With 30 years of experience in marine & inland waterways steel fabrication, Staffordshire Fabrications is an acknowledged market leader in the design and fabrication of narrowboat shells and hulls. We are proud of our reputation for quality services and supply both commercial and private clients with the boat that they require.

In addition to narrowboat shells, Staffordshire Fabrications has also been involved in the design and fabrication of houseboats.

Marine - blue barge boat in evening
Welding - large orange sparks flying

Our previous projects include floating dry docks, working pontoons, and other products for the inland waterway industry.

Our products are entirely bespoke and manufactured to the highest standards using the latest CNC equipment and welding techniques. The Marine Sector is just one of many that Staffordshire Fabrications is proud to provide quality solutions too, and we ensure all boats and other equipment are produced to the required industry standards.

Our Services

As a leading name in steel fabrication for the marine & inland waterways sector, Staffordshire Fabrications can offer a full range of solutions in bespoke boats and other equipment. Our 20,000 sq. ft factory is equipped with the latest machinery, and our operatives are highly skilled and trained. Our services are used by commercial and private clients who need bespoke boats or equipment for inland waterway use.

CNC Solutions

The latest machinery at Staffordshire Fabrications provides CNC milling, turning, sawing, and gas profiling solutions. CNC is the most accurate and efficient method of forming steel for fabrication and produces highly accurate results to very fine tolerances.

Welding and Metal Fabrication Services

Inside our 20,000-square premises are several welding stations where skilled operatives work to high standards using MIG and TIG welding equipment. With many years of experience, our team is among the best you will find in the UK.

Press Braking

Our Press Braking equipment can handle lengths up to 3000mm and provides as much as 150 tonnes of pressure. It is used for making everything from small parts to large sheets that may be part of a narrowboat shell.


Once we complete the boat design, we can offer a prototyping service in-house, which is especially useful for commercial clients who may want more than one item. In all cases, you can rely on the expertise of the Staffordshire Fabrications team to fabricate a quality item for inland waterways usage.

Talk To Us

If you have a project in mind for the marine sector, please get in touch, and one of the Staffordshire Fabrications team will be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements.

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