For all on-board LPG Gas requirements call Chris on 07963 974 793

Ovation Boat Services was established by Chris Williams in 2005, supporting on-board gas systems as well as Boat Surveying and Boat Safety Scheme Examinations.

Gas services include specifying to help ensure compliance, full installation, alterations, service and repair.

Primarily operating in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire; Ovation Boat Services has built up a large customer base of boat owners and trade customers across the Midlands. Clients include all major marinas along the River Soar (Leicester Marina, Meadow Farm Marina & Pillings Lock Marina) and on the Trent & Mersey Canal (Sawley Marina, Shardlow Marina, Mercia Marina.)

Photograph of Chris Williams of Ovation Boat Services

Chris initially trained as a Boat Safety Scheme Examiner and Marine Gas Engineer before additionally training as a Small Craft Surveyor. Chris has many years boating experience on the inland waterways having caught ‘the bug’ when at school on the local council’s youth & community boats. As a boating enthusiast, Chris has restored and owned a number of boats including living aboard for a number of years.

All advice is free and independently given and can be discussed with Chris on 07963 974 793

Information on Boat Surveying and Boat Safety Scheme Examinations can be found at

Ovation Boat Services Ltd
Mill Lane
LE12 7UX

Company reg: 07327026
Registered office as above

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Gas Safe Register

“Chris, this is to tell you that I was very satisfied with your safety inspection of my boat last month. You were prompt, thorough, helpful and courteous. I would recommend you to any boat owner needing a safety inspection or the modifications required to meet the safety regulations.”

Robert Hawkins


“Clear information provided in advance of the test date. Chris arrived on time, as agreed, with the examination carried out in a professional manner. All paperwork was completed on my boat, so that my certificate etc was handed to me on the spot. I recommend Chris to other boaters with confidence, knowing he will offer a good service.”

Beryl McDowall


“Chris, thanks for your prompt and efficient service, your info about the BCC is invaluable as this was our first experience of such matters. Thanks for your humor as well! Will gladly recommend your service to all. Thanks once again.”

Neil Skerry


“Work well done will be in touch when boat safety due.”


If you require a Boat Survey or Boat Safety Scheme examination call Chris on 07963 974 793 or visit -