I was always interested in building things, wood being my favourite material!
Little did I know that the dens I made from old doors that I found at the top of my aunts Sally’s garden, to making bird and milk boxes to sell at nine years old, would lead to me to here today.
After securing a place on a carpentry & joinery course, I left college with my city & guilds in advanced craft and during the four years of training I was lucky to have been trained by a very talented joiner, Billy Hurcombe, to who I owe a lot!
By the age of 20 I took my first managers job that required me to head a team of five, it was a hands on role at a bespoke joinery company making windows, I was the only joiner. Over the years, we grew this to a team of 30, making products from small one off windows to specialised joinery for old fashioned grade one listed buildings, where quality had to be second nature and of the highest standard.
I stumbled across boats while on holiday, I met a couple who had a narrowboat and when invited for a weekend on their narrowboat, I fell in love with the relaxed pace and the way the world looked trundling along sat at the tiller.
We decided to build a narrowboat because couldn’t find a ‘fit-out’ I was happy with. “You Could say I got the bug!” Since the first build our reputation for building canal boats of the highest standard has grown.
We are so proud to now be in a position to take one of our narrowboats to display at the Crick Boat-Show after being invited to share the stand along side of our hull supplier.
Our Company Mission
Megastar Narrowboats mission is to grow its presence as one of the market leading canal boat builders, offering the highest quality with customer satisfaction at its heart and great after care should you ever need us.
The MegAStar Promise
MegAStar Narrowboats will use only the finest quality materials to build you a canal boat of the highest standard.