Why Sell Through Us?
When the time comes to sell your narrowboat there’s plenty to think about. We can offer maximum buyer visibility and expert support.
Reasons to sell through Whilton Marina:
Free, no-obligation valuation of your boat
If you’re looking to sell, but wondering how much your canal boat is worth we can either come out to see your canal boat to value it or give you an indication of a guide price.
Fair price for your boat
We’re the UK’s biggest narrowboat broker with 130+ boats for sale at any time in two great locations; Cheshire and Northamptonshire. So we’re experts in understanding how much your boat is worth and what buyers are prepared to pay. We’ll work hard to get you the best possible price for your boat; we just take a commission when it’s sold.
We go the extra mile to boost your chances of a fast sale.
We’ll give your boat its own page on the website. Our website has thousands of visitors each month that are looking to purchase a canal boat just like yours.
You’ll even have access to a personalised client login area. So you can go online whenever you like to see how well the marketing process is going. No other inland waterways sales operation offers this service.
We also advertise in social media and all the major trade publications, making sure that your boat’s unique qualities are promoted to buyers.
We have the biggest mailing database on the inland waterways, with more than several thousand active buyers registered. So whether you’re selling a £9,000 or £90,000 boat we know who’s going to be interested.
We send prospective buyers targeted e-mails based on boat price, length and stern type; it’s like a boat matchmaking service.
We’re located on the Grand Union Canal, sandwiched between the London-Midland railway and the M1 motorway so we have great access to transportation links, making it easy for people to come and see all the canal boats that we have for sale. Our team is on-site seven days a week, 51 weeks of the year. We work hard to make your sale hassle-free.
Free moorings whilst your canal boat is being marketed
There are no hidden costs of marketing your canal boat at Whilton Marina. We provide free moorings for the entire time your boat is being marketed for sale.
Licensing is not necessary when your canal boat being marketed
As our marina is offline and privately owned you don’t need to license your canal boat whilst it is being marketed. You Just need to insure your boat and we’ll do the rest.
Competitive sales-based commission
We are sure that you will agree our brokerage terms at 5% + VAT are highly competitive for the service we offer. (minimum charge £1,250 + VAT).
Three different ways to sell your canal boat
- Cash offer for your canal boat: We could purchase your boat outright and sort out all the paperwork. Find out about our cash for your canal boat by clicking here.
- Brokerage: Let us sell your canal boat for a small fee. Find out more about this service by clicking here.
- Part Exchange: We are happy to arrange a part exchange your narrowboat for another boat we have for sale at either of our marinas.
Once you’ve decided to utilise our services, what happens next?
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation valuation – you could be pleasantly surprised.
If you are thinking of selling your narrowboat, Why not visit Whilton Marina or Venetian Marina in Cheshire to see what we have to offer.