About Us

3 Time Winners
Favorite Boat - 3 Time Winners
Crick Boat Show 2014/2015/2016
Silver Melody
Silver Melody
Favourite Boat – Crick Boat Show 2016
Favourite Boat – Crick Boat Show 2015
Favourite Boat – Crick Boat Show 2014

What We Do

Boating Leisure Services build award winning, high quality, luxurious, narrow boats and provide a comprehensive range of maintenance services to keep your boat in prime condition.

We carry out electrical and mechanical servicing, repairs and upgrades, carpentry and painting, and provide Boat Safety Scheme testing.

We take pride in a our work, be that building a boat or looking after yours. Our goal is to provide a service that is second to none at a reasonable price and take the view that "good enough" is not – it has to be right.

We are British Maritime Federation members.

Company History

Boating Leisure Services has been maintaining boats since 1998 when Gary Manning founded the company to provide on-site servicing for boats – something we still do today; Gary was joined by Dave Flower in 2003. In 2010 Boating Leisure Services took workshop space at Heyford Marina; adding the marina's boats to our customer base.

In 2012 the marina owners began a narrow boat build – Midnight Trace – employing Boating Leisure Services to install the engine and electrical systems. Finished to a high standard, Midnight Trace went on to take 2nd place as Favourite Boat at the 2013 Crick Boat Show.

After Midnight Trace it was decided that Boating Leisure Services would take on future builds and in 2013/14 we built Shackleton; she won the Favourite Boat Award at the 2014 Crick Boat Show and sold at the show. In 2014/15 we built Columbus, which like Shackleton incorporated new technology and novel features to make life on board luxurious and was finished to the same high standards; Columbus won the Favourite Boat Award at the 2015 Crick Boat Show.

In 2015/2016 we built two commissioned boats, Serendipity and Silver Melody; both building on our previous experience to provide the highest quality and luxury. The owners of Silver Melody kindly allowed us to show her at the 2016 Crick Boat Show where she was voted Favourite Boat – an unprecedented 3rd consecutive year for us; no other boat builder has won this prestigious award three years running.

  1. Silver Melody
    Favourite Boat
    Crick Boat Show   2016
  2. Columbus
    Favourite Boat
    Crick Boat Show   2015
  3. Shackleton
    Favourite Boat
    Crick Boat Show   2014
Our Address
Boating Leisure Services
Heyford Fields Marina
Bugbrooke Road
Nether Heyford
T:01604 833599
M:07970 746156
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On Site
Boating Leisure Services Ltd
is registered in England and Wales
Registration number 08521882
VAT number: GB 167 3262 02
Registered Office
Maynard Heady
Matrix House
12-16 Lionel Road
Canvey Island