Viewing A Narrowboat At Whilton Marina
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Mon Jun 1, 2015 at 2:38pm

Viewing a narrowboat at Whilton marina is a simple and pleasurable experience. Our sales office and marina is modern, clean and easy to get around. Everything has been designed to make your visit enjoyable, with as much or as little help on hand as you need from us.

The Sales Office

The marina has a great location, being based in the Midlands and on the Grand Union Canal, it has easy access for visitors visiting from all over the country.

Directions: Finding the Marina by Road

Whilton Marina is just off the A5, 3 miles north of Weedon. Close to junctions 16 and 18 of the M1. Access by road is very easy and we have plenty of free parking.

Follow this link to get directions

Finding the Marina by Boat:

Whilton Marina is at the bottom of the Long Buckby flight of Locks on the Grand Union main line canal. There are plenty of canal side visitor’s moorings.

Once you have arrived at our marina come into sales office. This is the hub of our business where we help people realise their dreams, whether they are buying or selling a narrowboat. You will be able to view the display boards showing all the boats we have for sale. If you have any questions you can discuss your queries with a member of our fully trained staff and ask any questions you may need answering. Don’t be shy when it comes to talking to the team, we are a friendly bunch and want to help you find the right boat.

In the Sales Office we show case all the narrow boats we have on sale. They are displayed in price order, making it easier to find boats that match your budget. We advise that you look at boats at the top of your budget and below your price range. This will give you a good idea what you can get for your money.

It costs nothing to look at our boats and you don’t even need to make an appointment. We won't pressurise or hassle you, so please feel free to visit us as many times as you like and if you need our help all you need to do is ask!

The Key Management System

Once you have browsed the display boards and found the boats you are interested in viewing, we will register you onto our key management system. This is a quick and easy process; we just need to take a few basic details from you including your mobile phone number.

This will enable us to keep track of where the keys are. This information is used to update the vendors area of our website where owners of the boats for sale can log in, and see how many times their boat has been viewed.

The system will also remember your details, so the next time you request to view any boats you just need to give us the telephone number that you registered with. We usually give out three sets of keys at a time, so once you have been booked onto the system and have the keys which have the boat numbers on them; you will be given a colour coded map to help you find the boats on the marina.

Black - Boats for sale
Red – Boats under offer*
Blue – Boats sold*
*Note; these boats are not available for viewing.

Outside the sales office you can see the marina opposite the entrance, taking a small flight of stairs you will precede down to the marina itself.  

You will notice that in all the windows of the boats that there is a QR reader, use this to download the boats pdf brochure. It’s often the case you will come across a boat that takes your interest that you missed in the sales room. Simply zap the QR reader with your mobile device to see the brochure for that boat, and when you come back into the office you can request the keys for the boats.

Also in the window you will find some basic information about the boat:

  • Boat Name
  • Price 
  • Builder 
  • Length 
  • Engine Type

So that’s it – now it’s just a case of you viewing the boats and hopefully finding the boat of your dreams!  

Watch our you tube video which explains the process and shows you around....