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Mon Dec 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Keep In TouchWhilst you are cruising along the waterways don't forget we'd love to follow your journey.Like us on our social media sites to share your travel posts and stories to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Whilton Marina Chandlery voucher.Dont forget to start your story off with a #realiseyourdreamsThis months winner is -  Rick Westonread ricks story below - #realiseyourdreamWe purchased Clarinnish, a 57 foot narrowboat from Whilton Marina back in April 2017. What ....
Tue Nov 27, 2018 at 1:38pm
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; meaning NOW is a great time to #realiseyourdream and buy yourself ​that dream narrow boat. The Sale will run ​until 5pm on 23rd December. So to make the most of this promotion you need to start browsing our website for boats that match your requirements. The sale start​ed at the end of November and the boats are ....
Mon May 14, 2018 at 10:30am
We will be exhibiting at The Crick Boat Show 2018If you are looking to buy a narrow boat but you are unsure where to start your search,a great place to begin is the Crick Boat Show!The show is held over the three days of the May Bank Holiday weekend and you will be able to visit lots of narrow boat brokers stands, so if you're looking to buy a narrowboat it's a great place to start because you'll be able to compare lots of narrow boat specifications in one place.We will be exhibiting with our si....
Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 8:05am
DING DONG MERRILY on HIGH it's DECEMBER!FOLLOW OUR TOP TIPS TO A GREAT CHRISTMAS ON BOARDIf you are thinking about spending the Christmas holidays on your boat you need to be prepared and remember that Christmas aboard will be a bit different to a Christmas holiday spent on the land.Be mindful that there is obviously limited space on board and therefore a large gathering isn't going to be possible, but meeting friends and family at another location is probably the best choice....
Tue Oct 31, 2017 at 7:59am
KEEPING WARM ON YOUR NARROW BOAT!FOLLOW OUR TOP TIPS TO KEEP WARM ON YOUR BOATIt's important that your boat is kitted out with a good heating system that will provide adequate heat and hot water, or you may find that your boat is inhabitable over the winter due to the fact it's too cold to stay aboard.If you haven't serviced your heating system then now is a good time to give it some TLC, especially if you intend to use your boat over the winter.Here are some h....
Mon Oct 16, 2017 at 12:39pm
New On Site Narrowboat Maintenance Workshop and Wise 40 tonne Boat Lifting Hoist Coming Soon...We are very excited to announce plans to improve our narrow boat refurbishment facilities at Whilton Marina. Construction has already started of the purpose built 9,000 sq ft Narrowboat Mainitenance and Repair Workshop, the new wharf and boat lift, which will facilitate an improved working environment for our engineering and welding teams. We expect the new development to be completed in Spring 2018.Th....
Sun Oct 1, 2017 at 4:00pm
IT'S TIME TO WINTERISE YOUR BOAT!FOLLOW OUR TOP TIPS FOR WINTERISING YOUR BOATIf you are not going to be using your narrow boat again thiswinter, then before the frosts and cold weather arrive you should winterise her. This needs to be done to protect the boat over the winter months while you go ashore.  If you are staying aboard then you can still give her alittle TLC by checking your radiators, keel and water systems; you may need toadd some additional anti-freeze to keep them in goo....
Fri Sep 1, 2017 at 4:13pm
AUTUMN IS HERE ALREADY!LOOKING AFTER THE KIDS The kids may be going back to school this month, but lets take a look at how best to look after the little ones when they are near the waterways. Half term will be here before we know it and and for many of us it will be one of the last holidays we take this year on the canal.Taking children on a narrow boat holiday is a great way to spend quality time with your kids, but for everyone to have a relaxing time its worth making sure that everyone k....
Mon Jul 31, 2017 at 11:23am
ADVICE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO RENT OR HIRE OUT THEIR BOAT!THE STATIC LETTING LICENCEThe Canal & River Trust is introducing a new letting licence to ensure the safety of the increasingnumber of people living on rented boats.  From 12 June 2017 boat owners will be able to apply for a Static Letting Licence for static boatswhich will cover all types of boat rentals, including long-term renting, Airbnb-style short breaks, andovernight stays. The boat owner will need to have a perma....
Fri Jun 30, 2017 at 7:10pm
BOATING HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR DOG!WANT TO GO NARROWING BOATING WITH FIDO? If the answer is YES ,then you will want to read our guide to narrow boating with your four legged friend. There's nothing worse than setting of for your holiday knowing that you are leaving your four legged friend behind in kennels for the week, so do bring him with you, boating holidays were made for you and your four legged pal!  A GUIDE TO NARROW BOATING WITH YOUR DOG.   What to pack....
Fri Jun 2, 2017 at 7:17pm
LOVE AND ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR! ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT TYING THE KNOT?Interesting fact; June is still the most popular month to get married, followed by August, July, May, and September. The goddess Juno was the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in marriage and childbearing, so a wedding in Juno's month was considered most auspicious.Now let's be honest planning a wedding is no easy task! When it comes to your big day, it’s very important that you sit down....
Mon May 15, 2017 at 10:30am
1.Take A Free Boat Trip The London Narrow Boat Project are offering free 30 minute boat trips every day of the Crick boat show. The first trip starts at 10.10am and each trip lasts 30 minutes taking you along the Grand Union Canal. You can book your trip at the Trip Boats marquee on the Quayside when you arrive at the show. A small donation to the project would be appreciated. 2.Seminars Suitable for all as no one ever knows all there is to know about boating or owning a boat. A s....
Tue May 2, 2017 at 12:27pm
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BOATING!ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUYING A NARROW BOAT? If the answer is YES then you will want to grab a coffee, find a quiet place to sit and continue reading this article! There are over 35,000 boat owners in the UK with the numbers growing year on year. There are so many people attracted to this life style and many more wanting to be part of it, are you about ready to jump onboard?  A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO NARROW BOATS.   Things you should know b....
Fri Mar 31, 2017 at 7:09pm
APRIL SHOWERS WON'T STOP US!AT LONG LAST SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND WE CAN TRULY START ENJOYING OUR BEAUTIFUL WATERWAYS.No matter what the weather us boaters are happy come rain or shine, it's basically a case of having to be, as you never know what the weather will throw at you in the UK. But lets keep our fingers crossed that we will indeed get some sunshine this year to compliment our Spring cruises.GREAT WEATHER FOR DUCKS AND BOATERS!!  A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HANDLING A NARROW BOAT....
Mon Mar 6, 2017 at 12:49pm
SPRINGING INTO MARCH! AT LONG LAST SPRING HAS ARRIVED!.....With over 2,000 miles of inland waterways to explore in the UK and Northern Ireland are you ready to set sail? Well after the long winter we are sure the answer is YES! but before you cast off onto our liquid highways, you need to make sure your narrow boat is in tip top condition before you embark on your first adventure.  THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH   Its time to de-winterise your narrow boat It doesn't seem two minutes ....
Tue Feb 7, 2017 at 9:44am
The UK’s largest narrow boat brokers, selling over 250 narrow boats a year, Whilton Marina based in Northamptonshire and Venetian Marina in Cheshire has appointed Burton-based diesel injection firm Key Diesels engine supplier and repairer. The deal will see Key Diesels providing remanufactured and refurbished units to the respective marinas. Whilton and Venetian marina became frustrated at the lack of reliable specialists on the waterways. The two marinas chose Key Diesels as their preferr....
Wed Feb 1, 2017 at 10:27am
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!IT MAY BE THE SHORTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR BUT, THERE'S STILL PLENTY TO DO.....So we survived January and we are heading into the month of February, also known as the month of love. Lets spread the love this month amongst our friends and family and not forgetting our beloved narrow boats too!  THINGS TO DO THIS MONTH   Carry Out These Simple Safety ProceduresThis month is as good as any to give your boat a little TLC. Maintaining your vessel is not someth....
Tue Jan 3, 2017 at 9:50am
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 well. The canals are at their quietest so for those who fancy a few days cruising (weather permitting) then now is a great time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the waterways.During January many of us make New Year Resolutions, but how many of us actually stick to them? Well research shows that only a very small amount do....
Tue Jul 12, 2016 at 11:31am
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 Canal. Henry often won the ‘best keptlocks ’ award and was a well known character locally and on the canal network.His family hadworked on working canal boats, carrying cargo around the midlands and Henrygrew up working alongside his parents on their boats.  When Henry's father also called Henry (1st) an....
Wed Feb 24, 2016 at 11:42am
PRODUCT RECALL - LPG Gas Regulator Novacomet Branded BP1803We have had notification of a Recall of LPG Gas Regulator Novacomet Branded BP1803 for more information on this product read the poster by clicking the above link. Recall Helpline 0800 088 5545 or see their website by clicking here
Wed Dec 9, 2015 at 12:45pm
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; meaning NOW is a great time to invest and buy yourself ​that dream narrow boat. The Sale will run right up to Christmas Eve at 1pm when we close for the Christmas holidays.So to make the most of this promotion you need to start browsing our website for boats that match your requirements. The sale start​ed on the 1st Decem....
Tue Dec 1, 2015 at 9:32am
Our Christmas Cracker Narrowboat Sale 2015 is NOW ON!The sale starts 9am on Tuesday 1st December and Ends 1pm on Christmas EveThe Huge Narrowboat SaleIf you've been thinking about buying a narrowboat and it's always been your dream, why wait? Our fabulous sale is now on and now is an excellent time to buy one!Thenarrowboat sale will run until we close for Christmas at 1pm onChristmas Eve. After which the price will revert back to it's original selling pricewhen we re-open on the 2nd January 2016....
Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 11:30am
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 some “helpful and interesting” videos for our subscribers.As well as our website, blog and other social media platforms like Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook we have found using You Tube to share our experience and knowledge an enjoyable and useful way to connect with our customers.The first video we did was ....
Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 9:00am
Spring is in the AirFirst signs of SpringAt last, the first signs of Spring are beginning to show. It seems suddenly that the whole canal bank is awakening, with snowdrops and daffodils beginning to open and ducks are starting to pair up. It won't be long before the birds will start nesting. Spring is literally just around the corner. Its the time of year when narrowboaters are starting to look forward to the summer boating weather ahead and would be narrow boaters start earnestly searching for ....
Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 1:01pm
Narrowboat Sale Extended Until 31st January 2014 Due to popular demand our Christmas Narrowboat Sale has been extended until the end of January 2014.  With many of our narrowboats in the sale it's an excellent time to buy.  So if your New Years resolution is to buy a narrowboat, come and see us soon!The sale must end on 31st January, so if the boat of your dreams is on our narrowboat sale page, don't miss out! If we don't have the boat you are looking for remember our sister c....
Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 8:33am
Christmas Narrowboat Sale   Our superb Narrowboat Christmas Sale starts on Saturday 30th November 2013. With many of our narrowboats included in the sale, it's an excellent time to buy! The narrowboat sale will run until we close for Christmas at 1pm on Christmas Eve. The price will revert back to it's original selling price when we re-open in January 2014. So if you are thinking of buying a narrowboat, don't to miss out on our fanatastic Christmas Narrowboat promotion! This year we have ....
Wed May 1, 2013 at 4:07pm
During the past week quite a few of our vendors have reduced the price of their narrowboats to try to achieve a faster sale.  These reduced price narrow boats are as follows:Brindley is a 30ft cruiser style narrowboat built by Colecraft in 1987 which has just been reduced to £7,950.Joli Meanders is a 57ft traditional style narrowboat built by G J Reeves in 2005 which has just been reduced to £39,950.Golden Slumbers is a 51ft cruiser style narrowboat built by Midland Canal Centre....
Tue Jan 8, 2013 at 11:10am
Our January Narrow boat SaleWe would like to wish all of our customers a 'Happy New Year!  And if you are in the market to buy a narrowboat then you're in luck!Due to the success of our Christmas Cracker Narrowboat Sale we are continuing our sale but adding some more boats to the sale! Having sold lots of canal boats in our Christmas Sale our January Sale is set to be even bigger! We've added more boats to our sale with some being reduced by up to £5,000!!! Our January Sale will ....
Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:49pm
Christmas Cracker Narrowboat Promotion Update We are very happy to report that our Christmas narrow boat sale is going extremely well so far and we have taken deposits on six of the sale boats at Whilton Marina. However if you are looking to buy a boat, we have plenty more still available in the sale at incredibly good value. so if you are looking to buy a narrowboat don't delay come and see what's available before they are all snapped up! And don't forget if you visit Whilton Marina to look at ....
Tue Dec 4, 2012 at 3:28pm
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 Year holidays on Monday 24rd December 2012 at 1pm and will re-open on Monday January 2nd at 9am.Narrowboat SaleOur Narrowboat Promotion will be running all through December until we close on the 24th, and there are still plenty of narrow boats available in the sale at fantastic prices.  Our winter warmer will also ....
Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 2:08pm
Our Christmas Cracker Narrowboat Sale starts on Saturday 1st December 2012.  The sale will run until we close for Christmas at 1pm on Christmas Eve when the price will revert back to it's original selling price.  So if you are thinking of buying a narrowboat, don't to miss out on our cracking 'Christmas Cracker 'promotion! With many narrow boats reduced to 'cracking prices'.   As many of our customers travel a long distance to Whilton Marina to look a....
Tue Oct 9, 2012 at 12:18pm
Some narrowboat bargains that have recently been reduced in price are; Mehalah is a 57ft traditional style narrowboat built in 1989 for sale at Whilton Marina was £26,500, now £22,500.Excalibur is a 50ft cruiser style narrowboat built by Kinsground in 1998 for sale at Whilton Marina was £34,950, now £27,950.Bombardier is a 2007, 57ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by East West Marine. Bombardier is lying at Whilton Marina was £52,950, now £49,95....
Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 5:25pm
We've been very busy over the last few weeks selling narrowboats!  Last month we sold 19 canal boats.  Don't forget we are still offering a reduced rate to sell your narrowboat for you at 5% plus VAT and a minimum charge of £1,250 plus VAT.  Take a look at this link to find out more.Our new Narrowboat sales base at Venetian Marina has been selling quite a few boats and it has been getting very busy.  We've now got around 15 boats for sale up there (and increasing!)....
Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 2:04pm
If you are looking for a small Narrowboat, Firefly is a 1999, 25ft Cruiser Style Narrowboat built by Hallmark. Firefly is lying at Whilton Marina and has just been reduced to £14,950.Golden Eagle is a Cruiser style Narrowboat built by Liverpool Boat Company in 2004 for sale at Whilton Marina and has been reduced to £49,950Aglaia is a 60ft traditional style narrowboat built by CNM Boatbuilders in 2007, For Sale at Whilton Marina, the has just been reduced to £44,950.Na....
Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 11:26am
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. Venetian Marine is one of the premier marinas in north-west England - featuring a workshop, chandlery, tea rooms and gift shop. When company founder John Dean retired in December 2011, Whilton Marina bought the site for an undisclosed sum – reinforcing its position as the UK’s largest and most succes....
Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 12:43pm
The Whilton Marina Chandlery is closed for refurbishment and will re-open, under new management, approximately Monday 23rd January 2012.  It will be managed by two experienced marine engineers.Sorry for any inconvenienced caused.
Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 1:49pm
We've added a few more videos on our Youtube Channel.  We now have 39 videos on our channel which anyone can view.  The videos range from explaining the different stern types, a typical narrowboat engine, the marina being dug out by David Steele in 1970/71 and emptying a cassette toilet.  If you've got any more suggetions or even burning questions that you have always wanted to know about Narrowboat/Widebeams then let us know so we can see if we can do a video clip on it!  E-....
Thu Oct 6, 2011 at 3:25pm
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, how to start a narrowboat, the different styles of narrowboats, an inverter on a narrowboat, using a webasto, using a pumpout and many more!Some news on our boats:Narrowboat Windrush 1997, 60ft Traditional Style, priced at £44,950  is due to arrive at Whilton Marina this weekend.  So she w....
Sun Nov 30, 2008 at 11:49am
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 waterways narrow boats and everything related to enjoying the boating life. Our new website has been live now for 12 months and our aim is make it as user friendly as possible for people who want to buy in to the boating experience. We also want the site to provide a good source of information for people who are thinking....
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