Welcome to Overwater Boats!  


Overwater Boats - Introduction:

At Overwater Boats we aim to help you build your own boat! We offer a range of boat building courses including canoe building, coracle building and paddle making.

We also offer boat storage; bespoke boat building, refurbishment and repair. 

Overwater Boats is based near Appleby-in-Westmorland in Eastern Cumbria, not far from the Lake District National Park. Located in a former saw mill which has been updated ~ we have a large versatile space ideally suited for boat building & courses.

Boat Storage:

We have outdoor storage space for about 20 boats, indoor storage is available for boats on which we are carrying out refurbishment and repair work. For more information please Contact Us or visit the Boat Storage page.


Boat Building Courses:


Always wanted to build your own boat but lack the space or don't know how to get started? Come on one of our boat building courses and learn on the job with expert tuition, and leave with your own boat at the end of the course. We offer a range of courses including: canoe building, sailing canoe building, coracle building, sea kayak building, paddle making, and courses in boat building skills & techniques. For more information please visit the Boat Building Courses page.


Boat Building, Repairs and Restoration:


We offer bespoke boat building and repair and restoration services. Recent commissions include a wooden canoe, repairs to 3 GRP racing kayaks, and restoration work on Ruadh, a David Boyd Piper Class dayboat. For more information please Contact Us or visit the Boat Building page.

We regularly update our Projects page with information including pictures of recent commissions.


For more information please contact Mark Aplin:
    Telephone: 07966 631 335
    Or use the Contact Us form

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