We first met Simon and Sandy early in 2014 after responding to an advert for a boat they had already built called Meg A Star. We liked the look of the pictures, so decided to make the 150 mile journey to Dewsbury to view it. Although the boat wasn’t exactly what we were looking for, the quality and finish of the build was exceptional, and we decided to buy it there and then.

We sailed the 215 miles back to Milton Keynes over the top of the Pennines, on nine different canals, the boat behaved impeccably
for the whole journey, and we were very impressed.

In 2015 we approached Simon about building a second boat similar to Meg A Star, but with everything exactly to our specifications.
Simon agreed and we visited him and Sandy several times during the build to discuss various details with them. We have always found Simon very accommodating, and has many good ideas and suggestions, it’s great that you are talking straight to the main man who is passionate and enthusiastic about his work. We named the boat Meg A Star 2 and even had her painted in the same livery.

I would strongly recommend anyone who is thinking of having a boat built to contact Simon. He is he is an honest, down to earth, hard working, straight talking superb craftsman, and we wish him every success for the future.

Dave Richman

MegAStar 1,2





We can’t recommend Megastar Narrowboats enough. Simon is a straight talking, straight up Yorkshireman, like Ronseal, does what it says on the tin. From day one Simon was full of enthusiasm, ideas & information. You’re invited to Poland with him to see the hull in build & always welcome at Dewsbury to see the fit out in progress whenever you want. The craftsmanship in the build is second to none & you certainly won’t find more for your money. We had a couple of teething problems after the Crick boat show, both due to third party products but Simon was down the next day, other end of the country to sort them. Megastar Narrowboats built us a boat more beautiful than we ever imagined we would ever own. We’ve stayed in touch with Simon, no question is a stupid question & a friendship has been born. It’s a massive decision to have a boat built, an even bigger decision to choose the builder, you can’t go wrong with Megastar Boats.

S Runnells
Wandering Star


Best boatbuilder there is for me and we consider ourselves very lucky to have become and owner of one of Simon’s boats.
D Jones
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