About Us

We are a family run concern with over 40 years experience in the narrowboating industry. The business was formed by Ian Goode in 1969 when he started building hire boats for Hoseasons. In 1974 Ian bought the current site here at Debdale Wharf and was joined by his son Mike. Business expanded to include the building and repair of private boats, with Mike rapidly establishing a reputation for company’s high quality craftmanship and engineering expertise.

A major extension was completed in 1996 to form the current marina complex which can now accommodate approx 150 berths on secure, straight, linear style staging made of galvanised steel. In addition to the water berths, we also have a large hardstanding area with electricity and water points nearby, ideal for fit out ashore or longer term storage.

The narrowboat marina is set in 20 acres of quiet, secluded, rural countryside 25 minutes cruising from Foxton Locks, on the Leicester section of the Grand Union Canal with 14 miles of lock free cruising.

We are proud to be able to offer the widest range of services for your narrowboat in our section of the Grand Union. In addition to our marina moorings and hardstanding area, we have our own engineering workshop in which our skilled, qualified engineers can carry out all of your boat maintenance and repair requirements, including boat mechanics, gas, electrics, carpentry, plumbing and boat fit-outs or refurbishment. Hull blacking can be done here and we are one of the few places able to black the base plate as well as the sides. We can black for you or you can book a DIY weekend.

There’s very little you can’t get done here at Debdale Wharf and we encourage you to explore our website to learn more about what we have to offer. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do give us a call, we’ll almost certainly be able to help. We look forward to hearing from you.