Our experienced engineers, painters and cabinet makers are available for all types of maintenance and repair work to your boat

foxhangers marine engineer services

With decades of experience in building and maintaining canal boats, our engineers have a good working knowledge of most engines, heating units, and marine equipment.

Narrowboat Slipway and Dry Storage

As an alternative to the drydock experience, our specialist narrowboat slipway and hydraulic boat lift trailer offers a more flexible approach to getting your boat worked out of the water. Suitable for narrowboats up to 70’ in length and upto 23 tonnes in weight, you will have up to a week to work your vessel on dry land in our compound which has running water and electricity.  We only charge for the number of days you are on dry land for, meaning there will always be time to deal with most unexpected jobs, but comfort in knowing you won’t pay unless you need it. Our storage compound is suitable for owners DIY work and Marine Surveyors engaged by you are allowed, but non-Foxhangers engineers or contractors engaged by you will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and you will need our written approval.

Slipway and Storage Charges

Slip Out (only on a Tues, Weds or Thurs): £525

Slip In (only on a Tues, Weds or Thurs):  £175

Dry Storage:  £55 a day, or £275 a week

1 day out and back in (for hull survey):  £525

Hull Blacking

In addition to hauling your boat up the Slipway we can also offer professional hull side blacking which we commit to; from hull sides scrapping off algae and loose paint, pressure washing to remove rust and remaining algae, rotary wire brushing using a grinder to remove any remaining rust and to give a key for the new bitumen to adhere to.

The Hull Side Blacking Charge is from £11.15 per foot of boat length  (Includes pressure wash, 2 coats of Bitumen). * Base plate work not included. This cost is in addtion to the Slipway in/out charge but includes 1 weeks hard standing storage.

Boat Painting

We have a covered paint dock ideal for above waterline narrowboat and wide-beam painting. As of January 2023, we no longer have a tenant boat painter hiring the dock and the paint dock is therefore available for private hire between April and October.

Joinery & Design

  • Specialising in joinery to a cabinet making standard.
  • Our workshop has specialised equipment and a dedicated team of highly skilled, time-served and experienced craftsmen, who strive for perfection and the highest standards required.
  • We will visit your boat for a free (no obligation) assessment of your requirements. We can accommodate your mooring requirements whilst works are completed.
  • Come to us for all your joinery needs; be it doors, cratches and other external features lining out, floors and bulkheads.
  • Internal fittings and furniture; seating areas, bedrooms, shower rooms and kitchens with appliances.
  • Units to contain telecommunications, audio and televisions.
  • Top-boxes to contain solar panels to generate electricity.

Marine Electrical Service

We have an electrician available for fault finding, electrical installations or upgrades.


Mechanical Engineering & Plumbing/Heating

We have several engineers available for any plumbing or mechanical work.

We have close links with the major engine and heating suppliers and we are able to source and fit most types of boat equipment, etc. Give us a call to discuss your requirements.  Our workshop unit is located within the Lower Foxhangers Farm complex just a few hundred yards from the bottom of Devizes Locks. With extensive experience in building and maintaining canal boats, our engineers have a good working knowledge of most engines, heating units, etc. Whether it’s a straightforward engine service or major repair work, we shall be pleased to undertake an initial inspection and provide a no-commitment quotation. Foxhangers Enginners Marine Services

  “We would like to thank you again for the work you carried out and the support you have offered.” Steve and Liz







We are agents for Webasto, carry lots of spares for Beta, Isuzu, Lister and Mikuni and have strong links with Barrus. We deal regularly with suppliers such as PRM Newage, Hurth, Eberspächer, Victron, Sterling Power, Tecma, Sealand and can source most electrical, heating and standard boat fittings.

Whatever your requirements we look forward to your call.

  “I would highly recommend Foxhangers Marine Services. The work was done with minimal disruption and when it was finished the boat was left in a very clean and tidy state. I would not hesitate to use them again.” Gail Burt