Boatfinder Brokerage: brokers of the finest quality crafts, new builds and boat design servicesBoatfinder Brokerage: brokers of the finest quality crafts, new builds and boat design services

Boatfinder Brokerage Services

Boatfinder Brokerage is a leading broker specialising in selling canal and river boats from home moorings as well as marinas, anywhere in the UK. Our service will help you to buy and sell narrow boats as well as wide beam boats, Dutch barges, river barges and houseboats. If you don't see what you're looking for then please register with us so we can send you details of boats that meet your requirements as soon as they become available.

65ft x 12ft Kingsley Barge £265,000+VAT

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This is the first of it's kind category C, Eco-Kingsley. Based on the best selling Elton Moss Boatbuilders' Kingsley barge range this boat is built to Category C regulations meaning it can be taken out into coastal waters and if conditions are appropriate can cross the English channel to explore Europe's waterways. It has also been built with a number of key 'Eco-friendly' features including electric propulsion, a ground source heating system and a large solar panel array. [ More info about this boat ]

70ft x 12ft Unique Live-aboard Wide Beam £129,995

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Pushmi-Pullu presents a fabulous opportunity to own a unique live-aboard spec floating apartment, based on a former trip boat. With a wonderfully light and airy interior in the forward areas of the boat and a lovely open plan saloon and galley area, this boat must be seen to be fully appreciated. She is fully equipped for a life afloat, including a washing/dryer, full size fridge freezer and range stove. She was last blacked in June 2020 and has a BSSC until October 2024. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft x 10ft Wide Beam £115,000

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Four Seasons presents a fantastic opportunity to own a one owner beautifully fitted and well-designed high specification floating apartment. With a wonderfully light and airy interior, this boat must be seen to be fully appreciated. She is fully equipped with every convenience required for a life afloat, including a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and separate freezer, or would serve as a luxurious holiday home. Viewing is highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

New 57ft Cruiser Stern £105,995

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Just arrived, the Delamere design is a new model from the well-known and respected Elton Moss Boatbuilders. She has been built with the integrity and quality expected from this reliable builder. For a £10,000 deposit you can secure this beautiful boat for £105,995 (retail price £109,995) and have her ready to cruise away as soon as you are able. Call us for further information or to book a viewing. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft Trad Stern Tug Style Narrowboat £85,000

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Zephyr is a beautiful bespoke 2002 two-owner tug style narrow boat with classic lines and a separate engine room with classic Lister 2 cylinder engine providing that traditional working boat sound. She is very well equipped as a live-aboard boat with a very clever and versatile forward deck area that can serve as an al fresco dining room. The interior is superbly fitted out with great attention to detail. Repainted 2018 by Andy Russell. Viewing is highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

56ft 11in Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £79,995

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NEW LISTING: Intrepidus is a wonderfully bespoke high spec live-aboard narrowboat, from Narrowboats of Stafford. She has been fitted out to a high standard with some clever and luxurious design touches by Heartwood narrowboats and offers 3 berth accommodation that could easily be extended to 4. She was their Crick Show boat for 2009. She had a full professional re-paint by respected painter Andy Russell in 2017 when she was also blacked. Viewing highly recommended. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

60ft Trad Stern Narrowboat NEW PRICE £69,995

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Gwladys Again is a beautifully presented 2005 60ft trad stern narrow boat that has been subject to a comprehensive improvement programme both inside and out and looks like a much younger boat. There is a cratch and new cover to the front, a Houdini hatch to the galley and two sets of side doors in the saloon. Gwladys Again was fully repainted in July 2019 and was last docked for blacking in March 2019. The BSSC is valid until July 2025. Viewing highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Cruiser stern Narrowboat £69,995

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NEW LISTING: Frances I'Anson is a lovely, well appointed cruiser stern narrowboat. She is a one-owner boat that has been well maintained, she was last out of the water for blacking in April 2019 when she also had new anodes and a full external repaint by Trent Valley Marine. Frances I'Anson offers well planned and beautifully constructed 4 berth accommodation that would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use. Viewing highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

58ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £68,000

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NEW LISTING: Nauti Nauti is a fabulous live-aboard spec narrowboat. Offering 2+2 berth boat with a fixed double and additional new sofa bed in the saloon. She has been fitted out in a contemporary style with new flooring throughout and has been very well maintained. The boat was last surveyed in 2019. Viewing is highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

58ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £65,000

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Deposit received

NEW LISTING: Swing Dancer was built by the well regarded Eurobgare SRO in 2013 as a versatile 6 berth holiday boat for use in the Czech Republic. She has a powerful Canaline 52hp engine and Vetus bow thruster. She is fully equipped with UK sourced equipment such as Webasto central heating and a Sterling inverter and benefits from two bathrooms. Swing dancer would make an ideal family holiday boat or live-aboard. Viewing is recommended. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

70ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995

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Deja-Vu is a handsome two-owner bespoke trad stern narrowboat by respected builders Peter Nicholls with a beautiful high quality traditional fit out. She is accessed via the bow doors and side doors (not from the rear), giving a very comfortable full width bed and is absolutely ideal as a spacious liveaboard home. Notable features include the dedicated dining room that could easily be converted to a second bedroom. Fully repainted and blacked with 2 pack epoxy in 2018. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £52,000

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NEW LISTING: Kiwi is a handsome 2008 60ft live-aboard spec trad stern narrow boat. She offers well planned and beautifully constructed 3 berth accommodation (easily extended to 5 berths) that would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use. There is a cratch and cover to the front, two pigeon boxes and two sets of side doors. Kiwi has been repainted by the owner in stages over 2019 and 2020. The boat was last docked for blacking in September 2018. The BSSC is valid until October 22 Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

60ft x 12ft Wide Beam Sailaway £52,000

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NEW LISTING: A keenly priced brand new wide beam sailaway, ideal for the more ambitious DIY fitter and available for immediate purchase. This particular example comes with an upgraded de-luxe stern with enclosed taff rail and a 95 kgf Vetus bow thruster. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Call us for new delivery timescales. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

57ft Cruiser Stern Sailaway Narrowboat From £49,995

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A fabulous opportunity to secure your new sail-away narrowboat, sooner rather than later. We have a cancelled order, currently in build by the very well regarded Northwich Boat Company, available for you to choose your own level of fit, see details. [ More info about this boat ]

45ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £45,995

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Deposit received

NEW LISTING: Nautilus is a lovely 2008 45ft 4 berth narrow boat, with well planned and beautifully presented four berth accommodation. She has been well loved and cared for by the current owners. She was last out of the water for blacking in April 2021. The BSSC expires in October 2024. She would make a versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £35,000

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Deposit received

Constanze is a handsome 2002 50ft trad stern narrow boat built by Floating Homes. She has well planned four berth accommodation, including a sofa bed in the saloon. She has been used as a live-aboard boat for continuous cruising and would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. This boat comes with the added benefit of a new Boat Safety Certificate. Viewing recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

47ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £30,000

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Jenny Wren is a compact 47ft narrow boat with a boatman's cabin and engine room. She has been maintained with care and subject to an extensive repair programme by the current owner (which includes new chimney and stove pipe, new flooring, engine service and new alternator, refreshed bathroom area and new sofa bed). She was last out of the water for blacking in July 2020 and the BSSC expires in July 2024. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]

40ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,995

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Thistle Dubh is a quirky, compact trad stern narrowboat. The versatile interior features a bed settee allowing for 4 berth accommodation. The exterior paintwork is now in need of some attention, and this is reflected in the price. She was last docked for blacking in 2017, and she has a BSSC to October 2024. A survey from 2017 is available. She would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. Mooring available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]

Top quality canal boats and narrowboats built to order

As part of our new service we have developed good relationships with a number of reputable boat builders who can hand craft your new dream boat with care. The following are examples of boats which have previously been built for customers. Please contact us for help in designing your new boat and choosing a compatible builder.

Kingsley Barge Range From £165,000+VAT

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BUILT TO ORDER: Talk to us to order your new 60' x 12' New Kingsley style barge (other lengths and widths are available). Quality steelwork with optional collapsible mahogany wheelhouse, beautiful oak fit-out with a two bedroom reverse lay-out. Powered by a Canaline, 60hp marine diesel engine with a PRM hydraulic gearbox. [ More info about this boat ]

Mayfair Wide Beam Range From £132,500+VAT

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BUILT TO ORDER: New 60' x 10' 'Mayfair' Cruiser style Wide Beam boat (other lengths and widths are available). High quality steelwork with side doors and a cruiser stern by Elton Moss Boatbuilders. Beautiful fit-out in oak comprising of diagonally laid tongue and groove and oak faced panels to a reverse lay-out offering 2 bedroom accommodation. Powered by a Canaline 52hp marine diesel engine with a PRM hydraulic gearbox. [ More info about this boat ]

58ft 'Windsor' Trad, Semi-Trad or Cruise From £119,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: High quality steelwork with side doors and superb paint finish by Elton Moss Boatbuilders. Stylish modern fit-out in Oak, offering luxurious 2 berth accommodation (extendable up to 6 berths with the addition of the optional dinette and a convertible sofa in the saloon). Powered by a Canaline 42hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine. [ More info about this boat ]

64ft 2 bedroom Narrowboat From £117,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: New Anderton 64ft Cruiser stern narrow boat (other lengths and stern types are available). Quality steelwork with side doors by The Northwich Boat Company. Beautiful fit-out in oak offering comfortable two bedroom accommodation with up to 6 berths with an optional dinette. Powered by a Canaline 42hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine. [ More info about this boat ]

58ft Kensington From £114,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: These stunning boats incorporate everything customers tell us they want: Reverse layout Semi-Trad with a light, high quality modern fit-out, large inverter, built-in modern appliances, raised dinette with side doors. It's all here in a very competitively priced package with a list of optional extras to suit your life-style. Trad and cruiser sterns are also available. Moorings available. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Marbury Narrowboat From £106,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: New Marbury 57ft Cruiser style narrow boat. Quality steelwork with side doors by Northwich Boat Company. Stylish fit-out in oak offering comfortable 4 berth reverse lay-out accommodation. Powered by a 385hp Canaline marine diesel engine. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Trad Stern 'Anderton' From £106,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: New Anderton 57ft Trad stern Narrowboat (other lengths and stern types are available). High quality steelwork with side doors by The Northwich Boat Company. Beautiful fit-out in light oak offering comfortable accommodation. Powered by a Canaline 38hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine. [ More info about this boat ]

50ft Luxury Narrowboat From £99,995

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BUILT TO ORDER: This is a beautiful boat, hand crafted by Northwich Boat Company who specialise in producing outstanding quality narrowboats at very competitive prices by building "Standard Layout" boats, giving consistent quality and outstanding value for money. [ More info about this boat ]

Boatfinder buyer success stories

Our unique and exceptional service works better than any other brokerage service for many reasons. 80% of boats sold by us sell to the first viewer, although the boats will have been seen by prospective buyers on our DVD by as many as 60 people per week. No other broker could possibly show your boat to that many people. These are just a few examples of how well our service has worked for canal boat and narrowboat buyers and sellers.

ResolutionSOLD

Rob Beeken and Karen Johnstone said: We are most happy with our purchase of "Resolution" and we intend to use the boat at every given opportunity in the foreseeable future. We are most grateful to Boatfinder Brokerage for all the help and assistance involved during the purchase of Resolution. It's the best thing we ever did

Inheritance SpentSOLD

Mike Bush said: I have been extremely pleased with the friendly and professional service offered by Jacqui, Vanessa and Simon during the purchase of my new boat "Inheritance Spent". The initial viewing via the walk through video is superb, as is the brochure, and saves a lot of wasted time looking at other boats that may not be suitable. I phoned and emailed many times with queries, all of which were answered immediately or by the next morning. They acted in a friendly but genuine manner ironing out all my little problems with zero hassle. I will definitely recommend Boatfinder Brokerage Services to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Saffina 3SOLD

Glyn Francis said: Thank you for your excellent service which has made the purchase of our boat, "Saffina 3", run smoothly. I have been particularly pleased with the quick response to the queries that I have had. Your use of e-mailing has been excellent providing very quick response. When I e-mail late in the evening I have been surprised by the replies first thing in the morning, as if you don't go home at night. Thank you once again.

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Can't see what you are looking for? Our canal boats, narrowboats, and barges usually sell very quickly and we have other boats coming onto the market all the time. Register with us to let us know what type of vessel you are looking for and we will send you priority alerts about suitable boats matching your requirements as soon as they come onto the books.