A narrowboat shell simply means that you buy the basic shell and nothing more. There is no engine, no electrics, no tanks – Nothing.

Below are the specs for a typical 50ft cruiser stern shell

  • Length: 15.24m

  • Base Plate Framing: 100 x 75 x 8mm. (nominal 635mm centres)

  • Hull Sides: 6mm

  • Cabin Sides: 5mm

  • Roof: 4mm (with 75mm curvature)

  • Knees & Stringers: 60 x 60 x 8mm (Nominal 635mm centers)

  • Cabin Roof Bearers: 25 x 25 x 2.5mm box section (Nominal 300mm centers)

  • Rubbing Strakes: 50 x 13mm. Convex-four at bow, three at stern including two full length.

Integral, Main tank: Nominal capacity 225 litres pressure tested with vent and flame guard fitted.

Integral, below self draining well deck. Minimum capacity 850 litres.

Forward locker of a size to contain three 13kg cylinders (not supplied) with retainers.

The weed hatch is a quick release type.

50mm dia. stock with tapered top, single bolt fitting. Balanced blade. 38mm dia. Swans neck.

These are fabricated in steel.

Bow tee stud, two stern dollies. Welded steel cants to bow. Traditional style handrail. Window apertures cut and stern gear supplied to customers specification.

The hull will be given two coats of Bitumen based paint up to the top rubbing strake. All other surfaces will be primed.

We no longer build the shell’s on site at Alvechurch, however we can organize the build and delivery for you.

Please Note

The shell does not come fitted with any engine or drive gear, so ideally you would request it to be delivered to the location where the engine and drive gear will be installed.

Example Shell Layout

All boats are supplied with documentation in accordance with the European Pleasure Craft Directive and UK Boat Safety Scheme requirements.