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Mon Mar 7, 2022
LIFE ON CONTENTED - PART TWOOver the years we have made Contented our own home. She is no doubt completely different from when we were handed the keys. We have learnt that where th....
Mon Jan 31, 2022
LIFE ON CONTENTEDWhere do I begin…. I suppose at the very start of our journey to our new lifestyle………. My name is Jules and I am a sales assistant....
Tue Feb 23, 2021
Why are boats namedThere are many reasons why boats are named, but they are mainly named for identification and communication purposes. They are also often named for sentimental, t....
Mon Oct 19, 2020
What is a Boat Licence?If you want to keep and use any type of  boat (even a Kayak or a canoe) on the Inland Waterways of the UK, including the canals and rivers, you will nee....
Sat Apr 20, 2019
Narrowboat Johan Customers Blog In September 2018 narrowboat Johan was advertised for sale with Whilton Marina. A young couple came to view this boat shortly after being adver....
Mon Mar 4, 2019
Read our top reasons why narrowboating can help you live a more healthy lifeNarrowboating can help you to live a more relaxed and healthy life. Provided that you embrace the lifest....
Tue Nov 27, 2018
The countdown has begun to the big day and we are celebrating by having a Narrow Boat Sale!We are getting into the Christmas spirit by reducing the prices of our narrow boats; mean....
Tue Mar 20, 2018
Spring is Coming and So is the Narrowboat Season!Winter is beginning to disappear and Spring is most definitely in the air! The days are lengthening and becoming slightly warmer an....
Fri Feb 16, 2018
 Why Moor In A Marina?In the process of buying a narrowboat or wide beam?  You need to think about the main factor first, where are you going to keep your shiny new boat?....
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Are you looking fora narrowboat?Then youneed to visit Whilton marina. We have a large selection of used narrow boatsfor sale from in all price ranges. This means we should have a b....
Mon May 29, 2017
Buying a narrow boat can be avery exciting experience, but it’s also a very big investment and not somethingthat should be rushed into. A bit of planning and research will go....
Mon Jan 23, 2017
1Will you like it?It's a good idea for “boating newbies” to hire before they buy. This gives them a real feel of what it's like to spend time on a narrowboat. Spending ....
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Winter Cruising, who's on board?We always adviseanyone new to boating who is considering buying a narrow boat to try beforethey buy. By going away for a few days or taking a week&r....
Wed Jun 22, 2016
If you have decidedto take the plunge and buy a used narrow boat this year, good for you! However ifyou are a little hesitant because you are new to boating and not sure what yoush....
Wed Mar 23, 2016
Everything We Think You Should KnowAbout Wide BeamsWe want toshare with you everything we know about wide beams, so if you are consideringbuying this style of canal boat then this ....
Mon Jan 4, 2016
We often speak to people who have a dream to buy a narrow boat, but they come up with every excuse in the book as to why they can’t realise their dream. This is a real shame ....
Mon Nov 23, 2015
Narrow Boat Surveys There are threedifferent types of surveys that a narrowboat can undergo. In this article wewill look at each type of survey and why it is important and necessar....
Mon Jun 1, 2015
Viewing a narrowboat at Whilton marina is a simple andpleasurable experience. Our sales office and marina is modern, clean and easyto get around. Everything has been designed to ma....
Wed Mar 11, 2015
If you areconsidering buying a narrow boat then now is a great time to take the plunge. But before you start looking atyour local marina consider what purpose the boat is going to ....
Mon Oct 27, 2014
We are asked this question at least once a day at the marina -"How much do we need to spend to get a good quality liveaboard?"Buyers are keen to know what sort of finances they nee....
Mon Oct 13, 2014
As brokers we come across many narrowboats that we would class as “project boats”. But what leads us to label a narrowboat as a project boat?If a boat is….. Old ....
Mon Sep 22, 2014
A Narrowboat! At the beginning of each academic year the search for new student accommodation starts across the UK. It is recommended to start searching as soon as possible for a p....
Tue Aug 26, 2014
We have written a lot of articles advising you of the pros and cons of buying a narrowboat, however we haven’t discussed the Widebeam in any detail before. Whatever type....
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Don't Buy Till You Have Read This!Read our top ten tips on things you should know before you buy a narrowboat.    1 It’s a great way of life, but it’s no....
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Hiring A Narrowboat Before You BuyIf you are contemplating buying a narrow boat but have never experienced a day on the water before, then we suggest that you hire a narrow boat to....
Tue Jun 10, 2014
Do you fancy living in the trendy and idyllic waterway area of Little Venice in Maida Vale, London W9?Well if you do and you have buckets of money this isn’t going to be a pr....
Tue May 27, 2014
Things To ConsiderIf you are in the process of buying a new narrow boat you are going to need to find moorings. If you like the idea of mooring in a marina there are certain things....
Mon Apr 14, 2014
There are around 35,000 people who own a narrow boat on the UKs canal system, so what’s the big attraction?Living AboardIf you live on a boat you are known as a “liveab....
Wed Apr 2, 2014
We are talking about narrow boats just so you are clear! 57 is not the magic number!  There is a myth that a 57 foot narrow boat is the maximum length that can travel the whol....
Thu Feb 27, 2014
A Brand New Narrow boat Or A Used Narrow boat?Buying a narrow boat is a big investment and careful consideration should be given to what type of boat will be right for you. Just li....
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Which Style Is Going To Best Suit You?When you come to buy a narrow boat you will soon discover that there are a variety of styles on the market and lots of things to take into con....
Thu Jan 16, 2014
Noticing A ChangeWe have noticed a trend in the past 18 months of young people purchasing narrow boats from us with the intention of cruising to London and living on the canal syst....