Manufacturers of Pleasure and Live-Aboard Craft.

Who Are We?


Finesse Boats was founded in 2016 by Ricky Lee, Son-In-law of industry leading shell builder Jonathan Wilson. Based at Victoria Boatyard in Sheffield alongside the family workshop of Jonathan Wilson Boatbuilders on the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal the site has dedicated workshops for fabrication, paint, upholstery and engineering. With dedicated attention to detail and the driving force being quality all aspects of your bespoke builds are covered ‘in house’ and incorporated into the award winning Jonathan Wilson hulls.

Winners Of The 2019 Crick Boat Show Favourite Widebeam

Whats happening?

Latest News

Is Now The Time To Go Electric?

With new laws preventing the use of red diesel in private pleasure-craft set to come into force this year and Westminster discussing the future of inland boat propulsion after 2025, …

Sheffield Keels

Our ‘Sheffield’ class is based on classic British broadbeam barges.  She has a huge internal volume and is an ideal live aboard as she will happily cruise the wide beam …

57ft Semi Trad For Sale

Our 57ft semi trad narrow boat that we exhibited at Crick and that is featured in June’s addition of Canal Boat Magazine will be for sale after next weekends open …