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 ]

60ft x 13ft Dutch Barge £160,000

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Seabreeze presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire an as new (never used) one owner modern Dutch barge. 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 ]

70ft x 12ft Live-aboard Wide Beam Reduced £119,995

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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 washer/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 12ft Euro-cruiser Stern Wide Beam £99,995

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Deposit received

Bluejay presents a fantastic opportunity to own a one owner, beautifully fitted and well-designed high specification floating apartment. She is fully equipped with every convenience required for a life afloat, including a washing dryer, fridge and separate freezer, or would equally serve as a luxurious holiday home. This boat must be seen to be fully appreciated. [ 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 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.

65ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995

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Sold

Northern Bull is a very handsome and well cared for, one owner semi-trad stern narrowboat built by Piper Boats. She was completed to a high standard by her current owner in 2009, for live-aboard use and is fully RCD compliant. She was last out of the water in March 2019 for blacking. She also benefitted from a professional exterior repaint in 2018. BSSC to March 2023, Viewing is recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]

55ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £59,995

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NEW LISTING: 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 Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

52ft Trad Stern Tug Narrowboat £58,950

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Era is a very handsome looking 52ft tug who's fit out has been a labour of love for the current owner. Unfortunately family and work commitments mean he is unable to complete the work, so she is being offered as a part finished project with a lot of equipment and materials included to complete her. She has a beautifully detailed shell including recessed panels, solid brass portholes, side doors with top hatches and a pigeon box. BSSC expires in December 2024. [ More info about this boat ]

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.

58ft Cruiser stern Narrowboat £49,995

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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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Deposit received

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 ]

45ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £44,995

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Deposit received

Out of the Blue is a well-loved 2005 45ft narrow boat, built by West Coast Marine and Stirling Narrowboats, and completed by the first owner. The exterior paintwork is now in need of some attention, and this is reflected in the asking price. She was last out of the water for blacking in October 2017. The BSSC expires in June 2022. She would make a lovely, versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £39,995

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Deposit received

NEW LISTING: Lola is a well loved 57ft cruiser stern narrowboat. The saloon features a clever modular dinette with additional chairs that can be configured as a double bed or two single beds giving versatile 4 berth accommodation. She had a new Canaline engine installed in 2010 which is showing just over 1,000 hours. She was last out of the water for blacking in September 2020 and has a Boat Safety Certificate valid until May 2022. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate n Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

51ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,995

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Sold

Cordelia is a handsome, compact 51ft 2+2 berth trad stern narrow boat built by David Piper. The comfortable and versatile interior features two single bed settees in the saloon allowing up to four berths. The exterior paintwork is in need of some TLC and the rear cabin bedroom requires finishing. As such, Cordelia would suit a buyer looking for a partly complete project to make their mark on and this has been reflected in the asking price. [ More info about this boat ]

40ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboa £24,995

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Icovellauna is a compact 40ft 2+2 berth semi-trad stern narrow boat built by Steelcraft Ltd that would suit a buyer looking for a project to make their mark on and has been priced to reflect this. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2015. Beta 38hp, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine (fitted in 2013, with just 740 hours). The BSSC expires in July 2022. 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 ]

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 ]

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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