Selling Your Boat


If you are considering selling your boat then

give us a ring 01788 891373

and we’ll be pleased to chat things over with you


was established in 1988 and over nearly 30 years on we have achieved a reputation for professionalism second to none.

There are many good reasons why you should seriously consider instructing us to sell your boat.

We have a proven record for high and quick turnover of boat sales founded on our prominent location, an excellent and efficient purchasing procedure for our buyers backed up by our comprehensive boatyard facilities and services, and attentive, caring staff.

Braunston with its historic canal workshops and marina is a tourist destination in its own right and our sales very much benefit from this. We are so well known that buyers come to us not only from all over the UK but also from Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Some of our satisfied clients are owners who either had their boats for sale at other brokers but which failed to move with little interest shown, or had been through unsuccessful, time-consuming and frustrating attempts to sell privately.

Please note we only accept steel, iron or aluminium narrowboats for brokerage and only on a sole agency basis. We do not buy boats for cash as we believe this creates a serious conflict of interest. Neither do we sell boats from their home moorings; your boat will need to be brought here (if necessary we can arrange this for a reasonable charge).

Our brokerage fee is a competitive and subject to a minimum charge of £1,000 plus VAT, payable upon sale completion.  For this our sales service includes:-

**     Free valuation for sale
**     Free mooring for as long as your boat is with us for sale provided we remain satisfied the asking price is realistic.

**     Publicity in the major monthly canal papers and magazines.

**     Comprehensive details, including a clear plan and numerous internal and external photographs, on our website.
**     Colour-printed sales details sheets with four photographs and plan.
**     Immediate viewings on demand 7 days a week.
**     Test drives by arrangement, steered by an experienced staff member.
**     Boats checked regularly
**     Any agreed pre-marketing repairs or cleaning are carried out quickly at competitive price.
**     2 dry docks facilitate early pre-purchase surveys

**     Sales aids include help with survey, BSS certificate, CRT licence, after purchase repairs, alterations, blacking etc. and, subject always to availability, a mooring in our marina if wanted. We also offer the buyer a ‘walk-through’ of their boat explaining where and what everything is. Once under offer we closely manage each sale to bring about its completion as soon as possible.

**     For your complete protection, all payments for your narrowboat are held, strictly segregated, in our Brokerage Client Account.
**   Prompt payment of sale proceeds, less commission and any previously agreed other expenses, by bank transfer unless you request otherwise.


So, if you are thinking of selling your narrowboat, please:

Telephone us now on

01788 891373