Buying a Narrowboat
If you are thinking about buying your very own a narrowboat, finding one that meets your requirements can prove extremely frustrating. As the UK's largest narrowboat broker, our aim is to make the whole buying process simple, and as easy to understand as possible.
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Why Buy from Whilton Marina?

If you want maximum choice and expert support, it’s time to talk to us

Whilton Marina is the biggest narrowboat brokerage in the UK.  We’ve been in the business since 1971 and our team has helped thousands of buyers realise their dream when buying a narrowboat.

Choice of boats


Always a large selection of boats available to view in one convenient central location, reducing the need to travel. At any one time we have typically 120 narrowboats on display, with boats in all prices.  We’ll help you find the right boat for you – whatever your requirements and budget.

It’s a good idea to pop in and see us.  That way you can look around, touch things and really experience what’s on offer – people tell us it makes a big difference.  You don’t need an appointment, just browse around and let us know when you’re ready to talk. 

Technical expertise

We aim to make buying a boat as simple and hassle-free as possible.  If you have any questions about boats or the buying process, remember we’re here to help.  Our team is on hand to support you seven days a week, 51 weeks of the year. Whether you’re new to boating or have many years of experience, we can talk you through the technical details and explain what’s important.  Stern types, engines, running costs… it’s all in a day’s work, so ask away. Once you’ve found the perfect boat, we can advise you on survey options if appropriate.  We’ll then work with all parties to agree a deal that is fair and reasonable to everyone.  

Narrowboat advice on YouTube

View video tips on stern shapes, boat operation and much more on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/whiltonmarina    

Matchmaking service

Whilton Marina has the biggest database on the system.  When you register with us, we’ll send you targeted e-mails based on the boat price, length and stern type that you want.  

Two months Free Membership for River Canal Rescue

We are delighted to offer with every boat sold two months free membership for River Canal Rescue for added peace of mind in the early months of ownership.

Offer Includes: 2 free call outs* (2 hours engineering time)  Covers engine & propulsion problems only

*parts are chargeable, Excludes free recovery and no crew relay.

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