Wilderness Trailboats

Beaver 23

Welcome to Clearwater Boats new and exciting project, we are proud to announce the relaunch and manufacture of the classic Wilderness Beaver 23. This quirky GRP narrow boat is the perfect solution for those wanting the freedom to tow and enter the canal or river network at any point in the country or even into Europe should you wish. At 23 feet long with a beam of 6' 10" it is the perfect size for navigations both home and abroad, weighing in at around the 2 ton mark it's also easy to tow.

  • Sturdy stable GRP construction


  • Choice of colours


  • Fitted out to suit your requirements

  • Solar power included

  • Choice of petrol or electric outboard

    Click Here for details of electric

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Tillie M

The Wilderness Beaver 23 comes in a choice of 2 tone pastel colours and is eye catching and bright when out on the network, the colours are impregnated at build so will never fade like traditionally painted boats. Large Panoramic windows mean the inside is light and airy and with a whopping 6'2" headroom feel spacious and roomy. There is a large water tank and an 'instant heat' hot water system to provide running hot and cold water. The toilet is a porta potti style with cassette.


The Gold Range

The forward saloon comprises 2 tables and seating which easily transform into either 2 single or 1 large double berth (the tables can be stowed away to provide comfy seating). There is a further single berth to the rear all of which are 6' 4" in length so there's no need for scrunched up sleeping. The Kitchen has a hob, oven, fridge and fitted cupboards. The bathroom comprising shower, toilet and hand basin.

The Silver Range 

Two modern comfortable single beds, a drop down table with two chairs. Fully fitted bathroom comprising shower, toilet and hand basin. Kitchen with fridge, hob, sink and cupboards. 


The Beaver comes as standard with a 10HP petrol outboard (tiller controlled electric start) but can be upgraded to an electric outboard for cleaner cruising. Solar power is supplied and fitted as standard to help maintain the onboard battery bank. We can supply the trailer as well (at additional cost) so you can collect and driveaway. We believe this boat gives you the convenience and savings associated with caravan style holidays but with the freedom to explore the relaxing canal and river networks both home and abroad.

Shell Only (Self Fit)

For the more adventurous we can offer the Beaver 23 just as a shell for you to customise and fit out to your own requirements. We can cut the window openings for you or leave the sides solid, it's entirely up to you.


Contact us today for more details


Trailboat associated links


Wilderness Boat Owners Club

Check out the images and tales from the Wilderness boat owners club

Cruising the cut

Cruising the cut

Check out the video as David (cruising the cut) Interviews the man behind the original concept of the wilderness trail boat family.

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The Build

Follow this link to keep up to date with the build.