ENGLAND’s oldest production boat builder Broom Boats has partnered with respected narrowboat builder Tyler Wilson to create an exciting new type of narrowboat.
Branded as Tyler Broom, the new range will be marketed and sold by Tingdene Marinas and Boat Sales.
The first Tyler Broom boat will be launched at the Crick Boat Show May 26-29 and will be a 58ft narrow beam semi-traditional stern model.
At a time when many narrowboat builders have moved production out of the UK to address rising costs, Tyler Wilson have fervently stuck to their principles of British-built hulls using only the best quality steel.
Equally, Broom Boats have a long heritage of building hand-crafted boats from their base in Norfolk and are famous for their uncompromising quality.
This partnership of two of the most renowned British boatbuilders is a celebration of the skills held in the British marine industry, and a commitment to future growth.
With the rising cost and limited supply of affordable housing across the UK, there is an opportunity to present an inventive and affordable solution. Living on the water, or indeed having a boat as a weekend getaway is becoming increasingly popular, and people who have never before considered owning a boat are being drawn to the many benefits.
Matthew Harvey, MD of Broom Boats commented: “The Tyler Broom product range marks an exciting new venture for us. By utilising Tyler Wilson’s expertise with the steel work, we can concentrate our core boatbuilding and engineering skills on building a fantastic boat.
“With interior layouts designed by us in-house, and materials hand-picked to create a high quality contemporary finish, we are confident we can bring a fresh approach to narrowboats and the way people use them.”
Neil Mallandain, sales director of Tingdene Marinas and Boat Sales added: “We have worked with Broom for many years, and are delighted to be collaborating with them on this project. This modern and contemporary twist on the traditional narrowboat offers both individuality and the freedom to explore, coupled with practicality.
“We are expecting it to be incredibly popular, particularly with those who have never considered a narrowboat to offer something so stylish.”