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Mon May 23, 2022
Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Jubilee narrowboat style! Fast approaching is the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. On the 6th February 2022 Her Majest....
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 Nov 23, 2021
Whilton Marinas Famous Crane Hercules Over the years we have expanded the marina and in 2018 we took the latest step with the acquisition of our new fantastic motorised liftin....
Wed Sep 1, 2021
Celebrating the changes at Whilton Marina through five decades!As Whilton Marina celebrates 50 years in Business this year (2021), we thought we'd look at the changes that have hap....
Tue Jul 6, 2021
Weedhatch Explained.A weedhatch is a device used to gain access to the propeller and shaft, saving you from having to get in the water whilst on the inland waterways  A n....
Mon Mar 8, 2021
Hatches, Vents and Cratch BoardsThere are various ways of getting extra light and ventilation in to your boat, below are just a few…..Houdini HatchesHoudini hatches are fitt....
Tue Feb 9, 2021
Using a centre ropeA correctly deployed narrowboat centre line can make a massive difference to your cruising pleasure and safety particularly if you are a solo cruiser.Having a ce....
Mon Jan 25, 2021
Stern TypesThere are three stern options on a narrowboat, Traditional, Semi-Traditional and Cruiser Style.  Here we explain the difference between them in order to help y....
Tue Jan 5, 2021
We are excited to announce our 50th Anniversary in 2021!More news coming soon on competitions and offers that we'll be having throughout the year to help us celebrate our 50 years ....
Wed Dec 2, 2020
Our gifting ideas for those narrowboat friends who can be difficult to buy forIf your list of friends or family to buy Christmas presents for includes someone who lives aboard a na....
Mon Nov 23, 2020
Winter stoppages on the canal system.With winter fast approaching its time to pre plan our journeys around the waterways. One of the most attractive things about boating is the fre....
Tue Sep 8, 2020
Waterways Wildlife - Birds HeronHerons have long legs with particularly long toes, useful when wading on soft mud. Their wings are broad and rounded, often markedly ....
Tue Apr 28, 2020
Basic tips for maintaining your narrowboatOwning a canal boat can be a great experience, but you'll need to know at least the basics for maintaining your boat. If you look after yo....
Tue Dec 10, 2019
Christmas on a Narrowboat Christmas isjust around the corner! After having an eventful summer the last thing you're thinking about is Christmas. Does anyone else feel it has come a....
Mon Sep 2, 2019
The Inland Waterways AssociationThe Inland Waterways Association is a charity that protects and restores Britain's 6,500 miles of canal and river waterways. The IWA organise l....
Mon Aug 12, 2019
Common Flowers Along the TowpathIt's summer time, we thought it would be a great time to write about the wild flowers found on the waterways and towpaths of the UK.Rosebay Willowhe....
Mon Jul 22, 2019
It's a great time to Realise Your Dream and buy that narrowboat, It's our peak time of year for boat sales and there couldn't be a better time to buy with this fabulous warm w....
Mon Jul 15, 2019
Looking for activities to do with the family that are free and will occupy the kids, whilst also getting outdoors and away from the computer, TV and games console screens? We've go....
Tue May 28, 2019
The recent campaign by Sky News to reduce plastic waste highlights how important it is to to look after the planet and cut down on the amount of plastic we use and throw away.When ....
Sat Apr 6, 2019
Man made canals have only been in existence for around 200 years, but the challenges of crossing rivers has been there for very much longer.The humble brick canal bridge is a part ....
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 Jan 15, 2019
Fabulous New Facilities now available at Whilton Marina!Weare very excited to announce that Whilton Marinas new workshop and boat liftingfacilities are now complete. We now have a ....
Tue Jan 1, 2019
Kick-start your New Year resolutions early and buy that canal boat you've always dreamed of owning!What better excuse to buy that narrowboat, than its good for your health? With th....
Mon Dec 10, 2018
When you buy a boat from us keep In touch, you could win a prize!Whilst you are cruising along the waterways don't forget we'd love to follow your journey.Like us on our social med....
Mon Nov 12, 2018
What is Good Mental Health Good mental health is not only feeling happy. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental ....
Sat Oct 20, 2018
It's October already and it's nearly that Spooky time of year! So we thought we'd share our top five ideas for halloween aboard your boat!Halloween is an annual event celebrat....
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 Jan 3, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!HELLO JANUARY WE HAVE BEEN EXPECTING FOR YOUAs a rule January in the UK means its going to be cold, wet and rather depressing, but it does have its good points as we....
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 Aug 31, 2016
This is a true story written by the new (and old) owners of a narrowboat that we have just sold called Berengaria. You'll need to get your handkies out and make yourself a cuppa, a....
Tue Aug 2, 2016
Our Waterways Have a Great Deal to Offer When it Comes to Entertainment and RelaxationIf you're at a loose end this summer holiday and are looking for something to entertain the wh....
Tue Jul 12, 2016
The story of Henry’s Tow Path Bench at Whilton LocksHenryGrantham was the last lock keeper at the Whilton and Buckby Flight of locks,near Whilton Marina on the Grand Union Ca....
Wed Jun 1, 2016
Looking Back At The Families Living& Working on The CanalLet’s have alook back at our inland waterways and discover more about the interestingpeople who lived and worked ....
Wed Apr 1, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it would be like cruising the canals ofthe world? Where would you start if you could transport your vessel, or morerealistically hire a narrow boat to e....
Mon Feb 2, 2015
If you have dreamed of owning a narrowboat and also runninga business from it, then Whilton marina can help you find the ideal boat. Runninga business from your narrowboat is not o....
Wed Jan 28, 2015
Britain Faces Artic Conditions ThisWinter Are You and Your Narrow Boat Ready?!It seems weare heading towards a cold snap.It has beenreported that we are in for a very cold period s....
Tue Nov 25, 2014
We Will Sell Your Narrow boat!Despite the gloomy winter weather, we arestill selling narrow boats, with nineteen  boats successfully sold in the last month and ....
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 29, 2014
How Time Flies!We thought we would have a look back at some of our You tube videos today.  It only seems like yesterday that we took the plunge and decided to start making som....
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....
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Here is your don't forget list!We love collating a list, so we decided to share the essentials that every boater should have on board. You will save yourself a lot of anguish ....
Tue Sep 2, 2014
Dates For Your Diary - 6th and 7th September 2014Wow it’s the 20th anniversary of the Shackerstone Family Festival. The festival has been running for the past 19 years in the....
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....
Fri Aug 8, 2014
Get ready its festival time again!The Blisworth Canal Partnership community is a non-profit organisation run by 8 directors working with local people who are passionate about the c....
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....
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Thinking Of Selling?With the boating season in full swing, now is a great time to sell your narrow boat, we have a huge database of potential buyers waiting to buy.  So if you....
Tue Jun 17, 2014
1.Slow Is Better Than FastOnly the boater understands that a slower pace of life outways the madness that most people experience every day in the fast lane. Travelling along at 4mp....
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 Jun 3, 2014
Get Narrow Boat Insurance It's ImportantYour narrow boat is a large investment and just like any other investment you should protect it with an insurance policy.  Accidents an....
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 28, 2014
6 Great Ways To Get Fit For FREE Living On Your Narrow BoatOwning and living on a narrow boat in itself can be a healthy way of living. Jogging along the towpath Living on a n....
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Are you are thinking about selling your narrow boat and using a brokerage company? don’t sign on the dotted line till you read this article!Choosing the right brokerage compa....
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....
Sun Mar 16, 2014
Happy St Patricks Day!  Wear a four leaf cloverFour-leaf clovers are rare and are therefore considered lucky so wear one with pride today. Legend has it that Saint Patrick use....
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....
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Love Is In The Air With Valentine’s Day upon us and love ones preparing romantic gestures for one another, show why not show your boat some TLC this weekend?Maintaining your ....
Sat Jan 18, 2014
Storage Solutions For Small SpacesFor anyone who owns a narrow boat or is thinking of purchasing a boat will recognise straight away the limitation of space. So clever storage idea....
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....
Wed Oct 9, 2013
Its Time to winterise your narrowboatIts that time of year again- Autumn, the leaves on the trees on the banks of the Grand Union Canal are beginning to turn some lovely shades of ....
Mon Jul 15, 2013
Advice on Keeping Cool On A NarrowboatThere's been a distinct lack of blogs recently because we have been so very busy buying and selling narrow boats.  It's our peak time of ....
Wed Jun 5, 2013
Thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Crick Boat Show this year, and thanks to everyone who entered our competitions.  We had a fantastic response with over ....
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Springer built steel canal boats from the late 1960's until the early 1990's. They were one of the most prolific builders of narrow boats  and there are still many Spring....
Fri Apr 5, 2013
Come to Venetian Marina's Open Day 14 April 2013Our sister company Venetian Marina are holding an open day on Sunday April 14th 2013 starting at 10 am until 4 pm to launch the....
Tue Apr 2, 2013
About Colecraft BoatsBecause we have quite a large selection of used Colecraft narrowboats for sale at Whilton Marina at the moment I thought it appropriate to write a short blog a....
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Getting busier selling our narrow boatsWell although the weather is still a trifle chilly, but we are sure that Spring is only just around the corner.  The ducks in the m....
Mon Feb 18, 2013
Whilton Marina is located on the Grand Union CanalFound just below lock 13 of the Buckby flight, near Daventry in Northamptonshire.  The Grand Union Canal stretches 137 miles ....
Wed Feb 6, 2013
Narrow boats owners begin to look forward to the spring The days are lenthening and those of you who own narrowboats will be beginning to look forward to the spring and being ....
Mon Dec 24, 2012
Wishing you all a Very Happy ChristmasWe will be closing for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Monday 24rd December 2012 at 1pm and will re-open on Monday January 2nd at 9am. ....
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Seasons Greetings Narrowboaters!Whilton Marina would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and a proserous new year.  We will be closing for the Christmas and New Y....
Tue Nov 13, 2012
It was our Chief Narrowboat movers birthday today and he bought us in not one, but three, fabulous birthday cakes especially made by Sandra at The Lockgate Cafe at Whilton Marina.T....
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Below is Mr. Fredrick Hollinshead, standing proudly at the tiller of his newly purchased Narrowboat Laura. After many years away from the canals, Fred is hoping to take his Grand-c....
Mon Sep 17, 2012
We have been rather busy selling narrow boats lately and thought you would like to see the photographs that we took of our most recent narrow boat purchsers. Mr....
Fri Sep 7, 2012
Long term moorer's of ours Mr and Mrs Smith have just had their boat repainted by Darren Williams the canal boat signwriter. Darren specialises in high quality hand painted signwri....
Fri Aug 31, 2012
So today is the last day of the month and it is already feeling quite autumnal!   Despite this summers bad weather, this month we have sold a total of 25 canal boats....
Wed Aug 15, 2012
Whilton Marina will be closing it's narrowboat sales office at Wigrams Turn Marina on Friday 24th August 2012 and any boats that are not sold by then will be transferred over to Wh....
Tue Aug 14, 2012
Toni one of our narrowboat sales team at Whilton Marina retired last week.  Everyone gathered for his leaving do at his local; The Plume of ....
Thu Aug 9, 2012
Woops, Andy and Dave got caught out in the heavy downpour of rain yesterday.  They went to move some sold narrowboats out of the sales basin yesterday to get them ready f....
Tue Jul 31, 2012
We have had a mad rush of sales lately and have sold quite a lot of narrowboats. These are some of the latest customers who have purchased narrow boats from us, we thought you woul....
Tue Jul 24, 2012
It's great when satisfied customers appreciate the help the sales team here at Whilton Marina have given by helping them through the process of buying a narrowbwboat.  Thank y....
Thu Jun 21, 2012
Over the last few weeks we have been very busy selling lots of boats, so we haven't had much chance to blog but here are our updates:Firstly we would like to thank all of our staff....
Thu May 17, 2012
Crick Boat Show 2012We will be attending this years Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire from the 2nd to the 5th of June 2012. We'll be in the Kingfisher Stand KF11 to18.&....
Fri Apr 6, 2012
Narrowboat Broker Whilton Marina donates a Wine presentation pack to the charity Sightsavers to use in their prize draw.  Sightsavers is a charity that believes that no one sh....
Wed Mar 14, 2012
As you may already know. Whilton Marina Ltd purchased Venetian Marina at the end of 2011. Since purchasing the marina we have wanted to invest in the marina's infrastructure. This ....
Fri Mar 2, 2012
Over the next two years, the company plans to improve the marina infrastructure by fitting new piers, repiling the water’s edge, electric to all piers, a new water syste....
Thu Feb 23, 2012
The picture below is an old advertisement of Venetian Marina. Question: Can you guess which edition of Waterways World the Venetian Marina advert was published in, we are look....
Sat Feb 18, 2012
The Cafe at Whilton Marina is due to re-open in the first week of March.  It is currently being refitted.  The Cafe will open under new management.Keep your eyes peeled f....
Tue Feb 7, 2012
So February is now upon us! We've got another Narrowboating competition on both of our facebook sites (Venetian Marina and Whilton Marina). This months Caption Competition is: Gues....
Mon Feb 6, 2012
It was a beautiful day at Venetian Marina on Friday the 3rd February, so I thought that I would take the opportunity to take some lovely narrowboating pictures!  The pier....
Thu Feb 2, 2012
Congratulations Amy Rooney for winning this month's caption competition (via our Venetian Marina facebook page). There were lots of good answers to the caption competition (see pic....
Sat Jan 28, 2012
Towpathtalk has started to add Whilton Marina's Youtube videos to their website!! Each month Towpathtalk will be bringing a video from our youtube channel about Narrowboating. Ther....
Fri Jan 27, 2012
Business Opportunity at Venetian Marina, Cholmondeston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DD: (2000 sq ft approx). Contact Ian Robertson for more info: ian@robertsonsurveyors.co.uk or 01782....
Thu Jan 26, 2012
Apologies for the lack of updates recently! Despite it only being January we have been very busy! We have sold a lot of boats and our stocks are getting low.  Don't forget tha....
Fri Jan 13, 2012
The Whilton Marina Chandlery opening date has been pushed back to the 4th February 2012.  Bim and Tom at the Chandlery hope that you will join them for a cup of tea or co....
Fri Dec 16, 2011
Whilton Marina expands business with Venetian Marine purchase Whilton Marina, the leading narrowboat specialist, has expanded its business with the purchase of a marina in Cheshire....
Fri Dec 16, 2011
Whilton Marina Sale office and Caravan Compound will be closed from:1pm on 24th December until 9am on the 2nd January 2012.We wish all of our Customers a Merry Christmas ....
Thu Nov 17, 2011
WIN WIN WIN in our Facebook Competition..!!! For your chance to win some Whilton Rock Sweets and a Whilton Marina Mug all you have to do is guess how many times we've all fallen in....
Sat Oct 29, 2011
This month's Facebook and Twitter Competition is as follows:What do all of these people have in common - Winston Churchill, Mr Bean, Ronnie Barker and Lord Charles? All you need to....
Sat Oct 22, 2011
Photo of October's Wine and Windlass Winner:The purchaser of Narrowboat Doris Alice, Mr Medcraft has won this month's wine and windlass prize! He received his price from Whilt....
Sat Oct 22, 2011
Facebook Competition Prize Winner:Congratulations to Pete Buckingham - You are the winner of our Picture Competition. Please send your contact details to abby@whiltonmarina.co.uk t....
Thu Oct 20, 2011
Today we have drawn October's Wine and Windlass Winner.  The purchaser of Narrowboat Doris Alice, Mr Medcraft has won this month's prize!  Hopefully we will have pic....
Thu Oct 6, 2011
Today we have added a couple more narrowboating videos on to our youtube channel.  You can also see them via our website.  We have video clips from a narrowboat engine, h....
Thu Sep 29, 2011
All you need to do is 'like' our facebook page and correctly identify exactly what the image below is (funny captions may also warrant an additional prize). Win....
Fri Sep 16, 2011
This month's Whilton Wine and Windlass Winners are the Lloyd family.  They are proud new owners of Narrowboat Redshank.  Whilton Marina's Andy Robinson presents them with....
Wed Sep 7, 2011
Help us reach our goal of 250 facebook fans and 300 twitter fans by 6pm on Friday 23th September and we will enter all of our fans into a prize draw to win a random and crazy ....
Sat Aug 20, 2011
Congratulations to Mr Gordon Ward of Leicestershire who won the IWA Festival1st prize of £250 worth of Midland Chandlers vouchers.  Whilton Marina's Ray Pizer prese....
Wed Aug 3, 2011
106 people entered out IWA Festival Prize Draw, the winners have now been drawn.  Congratulations to the following people:1st Prize WinnerMr Gordon Ward who won £25....
Thu Jul 28, 2011
In the run up to the IWA Waterways Festival and as part of our 40th Anniversary we are promoting a fabulous offer on our new Ruby Range narrowboats. We are continuing the special p....
Sat Jul 23, 2011
With less than a week left to go to the IWA Waterways Festival in Burton Upon Trent Whilton Marina are proud to announce their plans for the show!We'll be exhibiting on stand A38 a....
Sat Jul 23, 2011
Congratulations to Mr P Gates who has won the second prize in our free Crick Boat Show prize draw.   He came into the office today to collect his prize from Whilton Marin....
Sat Jul 23, 2011
Did anyone see the documentary called 'The Golden Age of Canals last night'?  It was great to look back at the history of the IWA.  If you missed the programme, it's defi....
Thu Jul 21, 2011
The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village isn't far from Whilton.  You can even get to it by boat!
Wed Jul 20, 2011
The west coast train line borders the marina with trains travelling from London to Birmingham!
Wed Jul 20, 2011
July's Wine and Windlass Winner was a Mr Stephen Jenkins.  He is the proud new owner of Narrowboat Gentle Breeze!  Photos to follow.
Fri Jul 8, 2011
Whilton Marina has two linear residential moorings!
Wed Jul 6, 2011
As part of our 40th Anniversary we are currently offering a free shuttle service for anyone who is selling a boat with us*.  So if you bring your narrowboat to us fo....
Tue Jul 5, 2011
We have two slipways to do blackings on the boats that we sell at Whilton and Wigrams!
Fri Jul 1, 2011
The first pub north of Whilton Marina by canal is the New Inn at the top lock! Lovely day for sitting out in the pub garden and narrowboating!
Thu Jun 30, 2011
The Stoke Bruene Canal Museum is only 6 hours away by Boat!
Wed Jun 29, 2011
The closest winding hole to Whilton Marina is in Weedon, Northants! 
Sat Jun 25, 2011
Whilton Marina now have a youtube channel.  The videos show the common questions that we get asked about Narrowboats.  We'll be adding more.  Feel free to ask us any....
Fri Jun 24, 2011
Whilton Marina to London Canal Museum takes 52 hours, which is approximately a full weeks cruising!
Thu Jun 23, 2011
The heaviest boat ever to leave Whilton Marina weighed 40 tonne!
Wed Jun 22, 2011
We have three cygnets at Whilton Marina.  Take a look at the pictures they are very cute!   
Wed Jun 22, 2011
As from today you will be able to look at our webcam of the Marina sales basin.
Fri Jun 17, 2011
We have lots of fruit trees here at Whilton Marina which grow plums, pears, apples and damsons!
Thu Jun 16, 2011
A pied wagtail bird has been nesting in the tractor that we use to haul out the boats! Its still feeding its chicks when the tractor is moving!
Wed Jun 15, 2011
Congratulations to a Mr and Mrs Chambers who are this months winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition. They are the proud new owners of Narrowboat 'Unlocked'. The Whil....
Wed Jun 15, 2011
Each pier at Whilton Marina has its own water point! Very handy if you are mooring here!
Tue Jun 14, 2011
The Grand Union Canal is the longest canal on the inland waterways system and Whilton Marina lies on it!
Sat Jun 11, 2011
All the narrowboats that we have for sale are on our website and 'tweeted' on twitter and posted on facebook! 
Fri Jun 10, 2011
Our Wigrams Sales office is on the juncton of the Oxford and the Grand Union Canal!
Thu Jun 9, 2011
Our 3rd Prize Winner of our Crick Boat Show prize draw was a Julie Willder from Buckinghamshire.  She has won a years subscription to Canal Boat Magazine!  Happy Reading ....
Wed Jun 8, 2011
Due to the continued success of our Crick Boat Show Special on the Ruby range of narrowboats, we are extending the sale to include some of our second hand narrowboats.  Take a....
Wed Jun 8, 2011
Whilton Marina lies on the Grand Union Canal - this is the longest Canal on the system!
Sat Jun 4, 2011
This morning Ms P Holmes came to collect her first prize of £250 worth of Midland Chandlers Vouchers!  She was absolutely delighted and will put the money....
Sat Jun 4, 2011
The Whilton Marina office used to be in the chandlery building!
Fri Jun 3, 2011
So we are back to tell you some more interesting facts about Whilton Marina!We are open 51 weeks of the year!  We are only closed over Christmas...!
Sat May 28, 2011
Yesterday we put up our tent at the Crick Boat Show.  Here is the before and after pictures!  We are going to put the finishing touches to the tent this morning then we a....
Fri May 27, 2011
So its the day before the Crick Boat Show....Just a reminder that Whilton Marina is only 6 Miles away from the Crick Show (by car) and Wigrams Turn Marina is only 8 miles away (by ....
Thu May 26, 2011
There will be three promotional girls coming to the Crick Boat Show with us.  They will be giving out sweets and competition flyers and will be able to direct you to our stand....
Wed May 25, 2011
Congratulations to a Mr and Mrs May who very appropriately are this months winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition. They are the proud new owners of Narrowboat Wren. The W....
Wed May 25, 2011
Look out for the Whilton Marina Marquee at the Crick Boat Show.  Come and see us there! Lets hope we don't need to use it because of rain and that the weather is nic....
Tue May 24, 2011
We'll be taking two Ruby Range Narrowboats to the Crick Boat Show.  These are currently at a discounted special rate whilst stocks last (click here).  Majdi from the fact....
Mon May 23, 2011
At the Crick Boat Show we will be running a competition (anyone can enter and its free)!  All you need to do is go to our stand or speak to a member of staff to fill in a form....
Sun May 22, 2011
Watch out for the Whilton Marina postcard at the Crick Boat Show!  We will be giving them out at the show!
Sat May 21, 2011
With just less than a week to go till this years Crick Boat Show, we would like to announce some of the things that we're going to be doing at the show.  E....
Fri May 20, 2011
We have a large population of ducks at the Marina and we have one very large duck in particular who likes eating Waitrose's Madiera Cake!
Thu May 19, 2011
As it is our 40th this month the Daventry Express have done a feature on us! In the article Whilton Marina's Andy Robinson explains what a trail blazing idea Mr Steele had to ....
Thu May 12, 2011
In the run up to the Crick Boat Show and as part of our 40th Anniversary we are promoting a fabulous offer on our new Ruby Range narrowboats (44ft and 39ft). Anyone who buys one of....
Tue May 10, 2011
Out of the 16 people who work at Whilton Marina only two of us haven't fallen in yet!   
Sat May 7, 2011
We currently have 102 narrowboat at whilton Marina either for sale or going through the sales process!  16 of these canal boats are at Wigrams Turn Marina and a coup....
Sat May 7, 2011
With only 3 weeks today until the Crick Boat Show opens lets hope that the weather isn't like it is today - lots of rain! Whilton Marina is only about 6 miles away from the Crick S....
Thu May 5, 2011
We currently have 3 Barney Boats for sale here at Whilton Marina.  This is 5% of the total amount of Barney Boats as there were only 60 ever made!If you're in to Bar....
Thu May 5, 2011
As mentioned in yesterdays blog we are collecting our first boat from Scotland!Take a look at a few of our pictures of the boat movers trip along the Caladonian Canal.Can you see t....
Thu May 5, 2011
Only 23 days to this years Crick Boat Show!  Here at Whilton Marina we are getting more and more excited about it!We are proud to announce that all of....
Wed May 4, 2011
Whilton Marina's first ever narrowboat collection from Scotland is currently crossing the Falkirk Wheel as we speak.  Pictures are to follow...For more information about ....
Thu Apr 28, 2011
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
100,000 cubic yards of earth was removed to build Whilton Marina!
Tue Apr 26, 2011
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
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
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 i....
Sat Apr 23, 2011
Before Whilton Marina was built it was a cricket field and an orchard!
Fri Apr 22, 2011
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
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&....
Wed Apr 20, 2011
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 Whilto....
Wed Apr 20, 2011
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 ....
Tue Apr 19, 2011
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 Buckinghams....
Fri Apr 15, 2011
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 regula....
Thu Apr 14, 2011
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....
Wed Apr 13, 2011
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 ....
Tue Apr 12, 2011
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 y....
Sat Apr 9, 2011
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 ....
Fri Apr 8, 2011
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 bu....
Wed Apr 6, 2011
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) i....
Fri Apr 1, 2011
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 w....
Sat Mar 26, 2011
Today Whilton Marina was one of the cryptic answers to the Treasure Quest featured on BBC radio Northamptons 9am till 12pm show.  Annabel Amos came to the Marina to inter....
Fri Mar 25, 2011
We have a new Caravans and Motorhomes wanted for Cash sign!If you're interested in selling your Caravan or Motorhome for Cash please give us a call here at the marina office (01327....
Wed Mar 23, 2011
If you want a project boat to work on like Guy is come and look at our 55ft Narrowboat Shell built by Floating Homes priced at £15,950!
Fri Mar 18, 2011
All the Spring flowers have started to come out here at Whilton Marina!  Finally winter seems to be drawing to a close.  Take a look at a couple of photos that we have ta....
Fri Mar 11, 2011
Whilton Marina and Waterways World Crick Boat Show M1 sign is now up!  You can see the sign going northbound on the M1 between Junction 16 to Junction 18.With just o....
Thu Mar 10, 2011
Did anyone see that programme 'The Boat That Guy Built' on BBC2 last night?  Here at Whilton Marina we are really interested in the show but would like to see more footage of ....
Wed Mar 9, 2011
As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we are offering a special price on narrowboat brokerage at 5% plus VAT for the rest of 2011.  Now you really can afford the b....
Fri Mar 4, 2011
What a lovely day it is to come and look at some Canal Boats.  Visit us at either Whilton Marina or Wigram's Turn Marina this weekend.  We are open from 9a....
Sat Jan 29, 2011
Five Narrowboats arrive...Four at Whilton Marina.  These are as follows:Misty Blue is a 2002, 57ft Traditional Style Narrowboat priced at £39,950 built by Les ....
Sat Jan 22, 2011
This month a Mr Ian and Mrs Elizabeth Denness won the Whilton Wine and Windlass Competition.  They are the new proud owners of Narrowboat Quo Vadis.  The Whilton team hop....
Fri Jan 21, 2011
Belle Epoque is a superb example of a widebeam. The widebeam boat is currently on offer and is priced at £99,950. For further details please view the brochure online  or....
Fri Jan 7, 2011
Hi all, We have been on Facebook for a while but we are going to be updating the group more often in the future.  So if you have access to Facebook, why not become our friend?....
Thu Dec 23, 2010
Buy a Narrowboat from Whilton Marina in 2011 and you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win our fabulous prize!As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, ea....
Tue Dec 21, 2010
Not long left for you to grab those bargins from Whilton Marina's Christmas Cracker.  The Offers end on Christmas Eve at 1pm!  So why not grab a frozen Narrowboat today b....
Thu Dec 16, 2010
Our sales offices at Whilton Marina and Wigrams will be closed from 1pm on Friday 24th December and re-open on Sunday 2nd January 2011 at 10am.
Tue Nov 23, 2010
Henry Grantham was lock keeper at Whilton Locks, on the Grand Union Canal for 40 years.  Always with a pipe in his mouth and with his sole companion at his side Rex, a cream A....
Thu Nov 18, 2010
We have had a few price reductions on our Narrowboats in order to sell them quicker, these narrowboats are listed below: Edward Elgar is a 60ft Semi-Traditional style nar....
Wed Nov 10, 2010
Two new Whilton Marine 44fts arrive at Whilton Marina! Here is a picture of one of them being craned out of the container.  The two new Narrowboats are similar to th....
Wed Nov 3, 2010
We have had two price reductions on our Narrowboats in order to sell them quicker, these narrowboats are listed below: River Otter, reduced to £49,950, 62ft Traditional ....
Tue Sep 7, 2010
We cruised to the Cropredy Music Festival last month, the South Oxford is mainly a contour canal and is outstandingly beautiful if a little shallow in places. Cropredy is a really ....
Tue Dec 2, 2008
I have just been on to the marina to put a new Boat Safety Certificate on to a boat that a customer has just purchased from us, for the record I am not a boat safety examiner it wa....
Sun Nov 30, 2008
Welcome to the Whilton Marina Blog. We have decided to launch a Blog on our website with the aim of keeping all our customers up to date with useful information about the inland wa....