Build your own home with our Sailaway range of Canal Boats
For anyone looking to be part of the building process of a Wide Beam or Narrow Beam Canal Boat, Collingwood have just the solution in one of its Sailaway Ranges. We at Collingwood have one of the most versatile schemes available in Britain. Our range starts at 40ft up to 70ft all available in 6’10”, 9’, 10’, 11’ or 12’ widths. Whichever you choose, professional drawings will be created for your convenience and approval.
How much do you want to spend?
Commissioning a new boat is an investment and budget plays a big part in your choice. With our Sailaway range, you have a say in the building and interior design of your boat. This includes location of windows and bulkheads as well as bathroom, galley and bedroom locations
Our Sailaway range comprises 3 formats: Sailaway Basic, Sailaway Lined and Sailaway with Additions.
For those on a limited budget yet with confidence and good DIY or Professional skills a Sailaway Basic is the perfect start. With a Sailaway Basic, Collingwood will install the engine of your choice and the hull comes with mushroom vents, windows, doors, ballast, sub floors, insulation and a sealing coat of primer. From then on you are in full control of electrics, plumbing, heating and trimmings. Our design team at Collingwood will, of course, be with you all the way in order to ensure that door locations, vents, windows and other important issues are considered when building the hull.
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Things to bear in mind when considering a Sailaway Basic:
Who will undertake the electrics, plumbing and painting?
Who will undertake the purchasing of all product and equipment requirements?
Who will undertake the transport and craning of the vessel when it needs to be moved?
When deciding on which Sailaway to commission, consider you skill level and bear in mind time scale.
The Sailaway Lined Range, the next step up, comes fully lined – this means that cabin sides, ceiling, front and rear bulkheads are oak or ash veneered with solid wood trimmings. 12V and 240V tails are also included in order that you may have a head start on electrics. Bear in mind that you will need to install the AC/DC electrical control panel. Another feature of the Sailaway Lined is the exterior being professionally painted including coach lines as standard, the average retail price of this alone can be upwards of £6,300. Our design team at Collingwood will, once again, be with you all the way in order to ensure that you get exactly what you want. A professional drawing will always be produced for your convenience.
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Now to the most popular of our Sailaway Range: Sailaway with Additions. Investing in a Sailaway with Additions means that over and above a Sailaway Lined you get a 240v ring main with 6 double sockets together with a fully installed 12v lighting circuit with quality LED lights in all rooms. Heating is also included in this package. Your room partitions are also fully installed by us. Further extras can be added to suit your requirements and budget.
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Designing your Canal Boat:
We at Collingwood are here to guide you through the full process of design. We’ll help you design your boat to suit your needs be-it understanding what you need the boat for, its length, width, windows, all doors, vents, bulkheads (partitions), electrics plumbing, galley and anything else you feel you need – regardless of whether we fit or you fit. This design is very important to ensure your total satisfaction.
When undertaking a project such as a Sailaway, there are a whole host of issues that need careful consideration.
Your window location plan needs to be precise to ensure that enough light comes into then vessel regardless of which room they are to serve. Window design and material are also to be decided.
Your front, side and rear access points need suit your needs – side (port or starboard), centre, port (left) or starboard (right).
Your mushroom vents, whether fan assisted or standard need to be precisely positioned for your own comfort and for Boat Safety Certificate requirements.
If you boat is lined, we need to know the positioning of electrical sockets and room bulkheads.
If you choose the additions pack, we need to know radiator positioning, paint colours, coach line colours, galley requirements, wood burning stove requirements (if any) and your personal interior design wishes.
How long will this all take:
Collingwood Boat Builders are known in the industry as having some of the quickest delivery times. Our extensive boat yard has, at any one time, over 30 boats at various stages of completion. Sailaway basics have a turn around time of 8 to 12 weeks from ordering. Lined or additions take a little longer.
Build slot availability is something we can discuss at the time of ordering.
In order to be allocated a build slot for your vessel, we will do this with a £1,000, non-refundable payment. This ensures that we have a start date for your vessel. Upon starting the build, we will require a further £6,000 with the balance due just prior to delivery.
Delivering your vessel:
Collingwood Boat Builders will organise the delivery of your craft to your preferred location in the UK. We have two of our own dedicated delivery vehicles based in Liverpool at our yard. Depending on your preferred delivery location we will give you an accurate quotation. On average, the cost us around £1,000. Once delivered, you will, in most cases be responsible for the organising of the cranage together with costs. Most marinas have facilities for transferring your craft from our vehicle to your chosen water.
All our Sailaways conform to the current Recreation Craft Directive (RCD). Should you sell your completed vessel within 5 years you will need to carry out the fit-out of your boat in line with the current RCD + Post Construction Survey requirements and organise the relevant paperwork to support this on sale. If you would like to a little bit of research into the RCD please speak to one of our design team.
For those new to boating: every four years you will need to get a Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Certificate in place. With this in mind it’s worth taking some time to familiarise yourself with the BSS.
We at Collingwood very much look forward to discussing your requirements.