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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Deposit received

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 ]

65ft x 12ft Cruiser Stern Wide Beam £175,000

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Malbuck presents a fabulous opportunity to acquire a one-owner, nearly new, beautifully designed and fitted floating apartment with a very high specification. She is a two double-bedroom six berth boat. She is fully equipped with every convenience required for a life afloat, including a washer/dryer, fridge and separate freezer, or would equally serve as a luxurious holiday home. This boat must be viewed to be fully appreciated. [ More info about this boat ]

70ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £149,995

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Landsend is a fabulous one-owner, family live-aboard spec narrowboat with three separate bedrooms from the well-known and respected Knights Narrowboats offering up to 7 berth accommodation. She has been fitted out in a contemporary style and is in almost new condition. She is ideally specified as a live-aboard boat with a wealth of high-quality equipment on-board that is too extensive to fully list. Last blacked Aug 21, viewing highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft x 13ft Dutch Barge Reduced £149,000

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Seabreeze presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire an as new (never used) one owner modern Dutch barge at a fantastic price. She has been beautifully constructed by Bluewater boats and then fitted out with care by her first owner. She was painted externally by the owner in 2019 when she was also blacked. With a beautifully 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. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft x 12ft Square Cruiser Stern Wide Be £129,995

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NEW LISTING: Patti Ann presents a fantastic opportunity to own a one owner, beautifully fitted and well-designed high specification floating apartment, ideal for full time residential use. She has two separate cabin bedrooms providing five fixed berths, combined with the sofa bed in the saloon allowing her to sleep up to seven people. The rear utility room could also easily be adapted to make a study/office area or even a third bedroom making her an ideal family live-aboard boat. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

65ftx11ft Euro-cruiser Stern Wide Beam Reduced £129,950

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Oyster has been fitted out in a modern, contemporary, reverse layout style, ideal for full time residential use. Divided into five cabins, the forward bedroom is ready for your own king-size bed (bed in photos not included) and the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon could increase the accommodation if needed. GAS FREE boat, cooking is by a diesel fired range, which which will also heat the cabin. This boat must be seen to be fully appreciated. [ More info about this boat ]

60ft x 12ft 6in Euro-cruiser Stern Wide £110,000

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Sold

NEW LISTING: Sofia presents a great opportunity to acquire a partly completed high specification floating apartment, built as a sail-away by Collingwood boatbuilders in 2019. She has been designed as a one-bedroom four berth boat and could be completed as a luxury live-aboard wide beam. The owner has recently had a post construction assessment completed to ensure the boat is RCR compliant before sale. This boat must be seen to be fully appreciated. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

57ft x 12ft Euro-cruiser Stern Wide Beam £108,000

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Deposit received

This presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a two-owner, beautifully fitted and well-designed high specification floating apartment. She is a two bedroom four berth boat, but this could easily be extended to six berths with a sofa bed in the saloon. She is fully equipped with every convenience required for a life afloat, including a washing machine, fridge and separate freezer, or would equally serve as a luxurious holiday home. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Enhanced Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £94,995

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Sold

NEW LISTING: Mary D's is a fabulous live-aboard spec narrowboat from the well-known and respected Knights Narrowboats offering up to 6 berth accommodation. She has been fitted out in a contemporary style and is in as new condition having only 340 engine hours on the clock. A similar brand-new boat would cost over £125,000. Viewings to see the quality of fit out and finish are highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

57ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £79,995

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Thetis is a truly stunning working boat style trad stern narrowboat built by Steve Haywood in 2014. She is a three-owner boat that has been very well maintained and cared for and is currently being used as a secure and private live-aboard. Thetis features a classic Gardner engine in its own engine room and a traditional Boatman's cabin. She looks almost new inside. She was last out of the water in December 2019 for blacking and has 4 anodes and a galvanic isolator. BSSC to [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £69,995

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Deposit received

Bonny Boat is aptly named as a lovely live-aboard spec semi-trad stern narrowboat. She was completed in 2012 by Stillwater Narrowboats and offers well planned, beautifully constructed 2 berth accommodation that could easily be extended to 4 berths with the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. She would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use. She was last blacked in November 2021 and the hull is protected by 4 anodes and a galvanic isolator. Viewing is recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

58ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £68,000

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Sold

NEW LISTING: Cariad and Cariad Bach is a lovely well cared for, two owner 58ft Cruiser style stern narrowboat and 10ft Butty. She has spacious two plus two berth accommodation. She was last out of the water for blacking in October 2021 and benefitted from a full external repaint in 2008 with the roof repainted in 2018. The Butty tender has benefitted from a recent full repaint and 2pac blacking in 2022 The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until March 2026. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

58ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995

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Deposit received

Dragonfly was built by the highly regarded Elton Moss Boat Builders in 2006. A former luxury shared narrowboat she has received regular engine servicing and blacking has been completed annually as part of the winter maintenance schedule. Last blacked in December 2021, gunwales repainted in June 2022 and hull survey completed in February 2022 with no recommendations made by the surveyor. She has a Boat Safety Certificate valid until April 2026. Viewing is highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995

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Sold

NEW LISTING: We are delighted to offer Matilda, a lovely 2001 57ft Trad narrowboat built by Evans & Son and Tim Tyler. Beautifully presented by the current owners. Beautiful repainted by the highly regarded boat painter Andy Russell. She really does look like a new boat both inside and out. Viewing is highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

55ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £59,995

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Sold

Clarice is a lovely well cared for, two owner 55ft traditional style stern narrowboat. She has spacious two plus two berth accommodation. She was last out of the water for blacking in May 2021 and benefitted from a full external repaint in 2008. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until October 2025. A survey from May 2021 is available. She would make a versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Viewi [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Semi-Trad stern Narrowboat £55,000

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National Express is a semi-trad stern narrowboat by respect builder G & J Reeves. She is a two-owner boat that has been well maintained, she was last out of the water for blacking in August 2021, the engine was serviced in September 2021 and she has benefitted from an external repaint by the current owner in June 2022. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until October 2025. She offers spacious 4 berth accommodation that offers potential for a new owner to make their own mar [ More info about this boat ]

44ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £55,000

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Sold

NEW LISTING: Coming soon. Zandvoort is a lovely very well cared for, three owners 44ft cruiser style stern narrowboat. She has compact two plus four berth accommodation. She was last out of the water for 2 pack epoxy blacking in May 2021 and benefitted from a full external bare metal repaint in May 2021 with Andy Russel sign-writing. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until July 2025. Serviced November 2021. A survey from June 2015 is available. She would make a versatile starter boat. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

53ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £54,995

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Joint Affair is a beautiful 1998 53ft narrow boat, built by respected builder Tim Tyler. She benefits from having had a new Beta Marine engine fitted in 2017 with approximately 2,200 hours. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2019 with 2-pack epoxy. The BSSC expires in April 2025. She would make a lovely, versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]

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

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Sold

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.

58ft Cruiser stern Narrowboat £49,995

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Sold

NEW LISTING: Karubeanna is a lovely, well-appointed cruiser stern narrowboat that has been well maintained by her current owner. She was last out of the water for blacking in April 2020 and has a Boat Safety Certificate valid until August 2025. Karubeanna offers well planned 4 berth accommodation that has been constructed with care by the first owner to a good standard. She would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use. Viewing is recommended. Moorings available by separate nego Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

45ft Trad Stern Narrowboat New Price £49,995

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Sold

Alice is a beautifully updated 45ft narrowboat with a very tidy and cleverly laid out interior, that has benefitted from a comprehensive interior refresh. The exterior benefitted from a full repaint in 2020. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2021, and the anodes were also replaced in 2019. The BSSC to January 2024. This boat represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented starter boat that would be well suited for holidays. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Cruiser Stern Sailaway Narrowboat From £49,995

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Sold

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 ]

47ft 2in Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £39,995

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NEW LISTING: Indulgence is a handsome 47ft 4 berth narrow boat, built by John Pinder in 2000. She has well planned and beautifully presented accommodation and has been well loved and cared for by her current owners. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2-pack epoxy in December2017. The BSSC expires in September 2026. 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.

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 £205,000+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 £155,000+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 £134,995

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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 ]

58ft Kensington From £129,995

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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 ]

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.