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DWR Boat Services 

Tel: 07766 218850

Welcome to David Ritson's website, which is intended to provide some
photograhic examples of the work he can complete on your narrowboat.

David trained at the International Boat Building Training College, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft and qualified in City & Guilds in yacht, boat building and ships joinery - gaining a diploma with distinction from the college in 2002. He specialises in carpentry modifications and repairs to narrowboats such as small alterations, making new doors, cupboards, slides etc., replacement deck boards, cratch boards and interior furniture. 
If it’s made in wood or can be made in wood, David can usually complete it. Operating a mobile service from his workshop in North Kilworth (not on the canal side), David specialises in working at local marinas that he has arrangements with, within a 20 mile radius of his workshop. These include but are not limited to Yelvertoft, Crick, Brinklow, Dunchurch Pools, Wigrams Turn and Ventnor Marinas.



Tables fixed for dining, or folding
for occasion use, with inlays if required.


Dinettes / Seating

Seating to match the existing style of your boat with access doors for storage.


Cratch Boards and Planks

Fully finished, made to measure cratch boards with opening wings if required.


Cupboards and Drawers

New cupboards to maximise available space made to match the existing boats’ style.



Open steps made in hardwood or boxed in for storage, removable or fixed.


Side Hatches

Side hatch door relines and provision of glazed inner doors or Perspex sheets.


TV Surrounds

TV surrounds including storage for books, CD’s and maps.



New shelves in cupboards or on show, shaped to fit your boat, with upstands.


Bed Extensions

Modifications to provide larger beds with pull out bed extensions.


Corian / Tristone Worktops

Approved supplier and fabricator for Corian and other solid surface worktops.


Deck Boards

Replacement deck boards in ‘Hexagrip’ including insulation and lifting rings.



A selection of photos from a variety of customer requirements, includiing traditional work and before and after.