Search

Brunall boatbuilder in new partnership with narrow boat manufacturer

PUBLISHED: 14:44 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:44 20 March 2017

The 2017 London Boat Show. Paul Pardon, sales executive at Broom Boats on a Broom 35 Coupe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The 2017 London Boat Show. Paul Pardon, sales executive at Broom Boats on a Broom 35 Coupe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archant

A Norfolk boatbuilder is weathering the storm of rising production costs in the UK by joining forces with another firm.

Broom Boats in Brundall has announced a partnership with narrowboat builder Tyler Wilson, based in Sheffield.

The new company, Tyler Broom, represents a commitment by both businesses to keep their manufacturing operations in Britain while combating rising costs.

Matthew Harvey, managing director of Broom Boats, said: “The Tyler Broom product range marks an exciting new venture for us. By utilising Tyler Wilson’s expertise with the steel work, we can concentrate our core boatbuilding and engineering skills on building a fantastic boat.

“With interior layouts designed by us in-house, and materials hand-picked to create a high quality contemporary finish, we are confident we can bring a fresh approach to narrowboats.”

The first Tyler Broom boat, a 58ft narrow beam boat, will be launched at the Crick Boat Show on May 26-29.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Insight

The brightest stars in our business community were recognised last night as the winners of the EDP Business Awards 2017 were revealed.

Consumer borrowing is growing at 10% a year and inflation has hit 3%, meaning that the Bank of England’s decision on interest rates was the most eagerly-anticipated for years. BETHANY WHYMARK explores the potential impact on savers and borrowers.

Green 100

cover

Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition

Read

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor

|

Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor

|

Business Most Read

Awards

Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100