Blog Posts: April 2011
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Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 4:21pm
We care for 164 narrowboats which are currently moored at Whilton Marina with another 16 canal boats in our sales area at Wigrams Turn Marina in Warwickshire.
Wed Apr 27, 2011 at 10:02am
100,000 cubic yards of earth was removed to build Whilton Marina!
Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 8:58am
At Whilton Marina when your narrowboat is for sale with us, you don't have to pay mooring fees!  For more details on selling your boat with us click here.
Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 3:38pm
We have just uploaded a video clip of one of our Ruby Range Narrowboats.  Take a look on our twitter or facebook. 
Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 2:39pm
Here at Whilton Marina we are getting exciting about the Crick Show 2011!  Only five more weeks till the show opens.  Let's hope that the weather is warm and sunny like it has been recently!If you still haven't got your tickets then click here. 
Sat Apr 23, 2011 at 2:26pm
Before Whilton Marina was built it was a cricket field and an orchard!
Fri Apr 22, 2011 at 4:59pm
Whilton Marina has 43 piers and all are constructed in galvanised steel, equating to approximately 7,000 feet of mooring space.
Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 1:16pm
We have an automated e-mail database with over 2,000 customers looking to buy a narrowboat.  Everytime a new narrowboat comes in for sale, registered customers on our database get an e-mail!  So if you are looking to buy a canal boat then you can register here!
Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 4:38pm
Congratulations to a Mr and Mrs Massey who are April's winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition.  They are the proud  new owners of Narrowboat Hannah.  The Whilton team hopes that they enjoy their new boat.  They received their Prize from Clare Hewitt who is based at our Wigrams Sales Office in Warwickshire! 
Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 8:40am
Whilton Marina is open 7 days a week from 9am till 6pm in the summer and 9am till 5pm in the winter.  We don't even close for lunch!  Not only that, we are open all bank holidays (except Christmas and Boxing Day) and close over the Christmas period.  So if you are looking for a new or used narrowboat why not come and see us this bank holiday weekend either at Whilton Marina or at Wigrams Turn Marina! 
Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 11:50am
Whilton Marina owns a sister company called Cosgrove Leisure Park, which is one of England's finest leisure parks. Located on the picturesque South Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire border and set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland featuring twelve lakes and two rivers. To find out more about Cosgrove Park take a look at their website!
Mon Apr 18, 2011 at 11:03am
Whilton Marina used to import from Norway & retail Fjord luxury powercruisers during the 1970's
Fri Apr 15, 2011 at 10:21am
Whilton Marina employs 10 sales and 5 engineering staff members with a combined total of 150 years worth of boating experience in the Narrowboating Trade!  We also have regular Boat Safety Examiners and Gas Engineers on site.Our aim is to make buying or selling a narrowboat a pleasurable experience for all of our customers. 
Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 11:59am
101 Things You Never Knew About Whilton Marina - Blog 3/101 Here at Whilton Marina we have two slipways which are dedicated for surveys, blackings and maintenance work.  So if you are thinking of selling your narrowboat through us, then a survey can be done here before it goes up for sale, or if you are thinking of buying a narrowboat then a survey can be done as part of the sales process.We also have a list of surveyors that are located close to Whilton Marina in our Guide to getting afloa....
Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 10:08am
101 Things You Never Knew About Whilton Marina - Blog 2/101The late Sir Stanley Unwin (a famous comedian from Long Buckby in Northamptonshire) lowered the flag to enable the start of the construction of Whilton Marina.  Over 125,000 tons of earth was moved, excavating to a depth of 30ft over an area of six acres!For more information about the life of Sir Stanley Unwin click here. 
Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 9:27am
As part of our 40th Anniversary and on the run up to the Crick Boat Show 2011 we are blogging, facebooking and twittering about 101 things that you never knew about Whilton Marina!  Today we are going to start off with number one which is: The Marina is still owned by the Steele family.  The late David Steele dug the Marina out in the October of 1970 and completed it in May 1971!   See the press cutting of the opening of the Marina ....
Sat Apr 9, 2011 at 11:26am
With only 7 weeks to go until the Crick Boat Show 2011 we are proud to announce our stand details and the boats they will be taking.  Theses are as follows: Our stands will be located in the Kingfisher Marquee KF11 - K15 and our boats will be located on piers F17 and F18. We will also be taking two boats from our Ruby Range.If you still haven't got your tickets to the Crick Boat Show 2011.  Then click here.We hope to see you there! 
Fri Apr 8, 2011 at 1:26pm
Narrowboat Silkwood and Valencia have both been reduced in price!Silkwood is now priced at £39,950 reduced from £42,950 (2000, 52ft Traditional Style Narrowboat built by George Blades)Valencia is now priced at £19,950 reduced from £21,950 (1990, 40ft Traditional Style Narrowboat built by Springer)Why not come and have a look at the Canal Boats today in the beautiful sunshine here at Whilton Marina!
Wed Apr 6, 2011 at 1:58pm
This week the following Narrowboats have had a survey:Autumn (£37,950) is a 57ft, Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Liverpool Boats in 2006.Imedit (£34,950) is a 60ft Traditional Style Narrowboat built by Base in 1997.Ariadne (£25,950) is a 42ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1984.Ubique (£32,950) is a 55ft Traditional Style Narrowboat buit by Sagar Marine in 1986.Lowertown Lad (24,950) is a 60ft Traditional Style Narrowboat built by To....
Fri Apr 1, 2011 at 10:41am
On Wednesday Sue and I dressed the new Ruby 39ft Narrowboats that we have on display here at Whilton Marina.I got absolutely soaked as it was pouring down with rain.  I was glad when we were finished as I had the job of going up and down the stairs with all the boxes!Take a look at Sue unpacking the boxes below!