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Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

Fit­ting out a nar­row­boat from scratch is a com­pli­cated busi­ness – cer­tainly more so than many peo­ple seem to think. That’s why get­ting it right first time is dif­fi­cult. Joe at Jem Boats has made it look easy, though, pos­si­bly be­cause he’s used to boats (al­beit much big­ger ones) and how things work.

The fit-out is of great qual­ity and there’s some ex­cel­lent join­ery and crafts­man­ship on show. It’s not of­ten you see hand­made fur­ni­ture like this in a boat, and the whole boat has a style about it too.

And yet the price gives you change from £100,000. That’s good value in any­one’s book.

This boat has a lot go­ing for it, and to look at it you re­ally wouldn’t know it was built by some­one just start­ing out on their boat build­ing ca­reer. It looks as though Jem Boats has a sparkling fu­ture ahead.

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