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 ]

60ft x 10ft Wide Beam NEW PRICE £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 ]

New 57ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £89,000

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NEW LISTING: Ready now for delivery, a brand new narrowboat designed and built by Boatfinder Brokerage. This is the first boat of her kind, a modern live-aboard boat for 1 or 2 people or leisure boat for more. A beautifully equipped contemporary narrowboat with the space and flexibility to put your own stamp on her. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

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 £79,000

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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 ]

Lined with additions pack 57ft Semi-trad £75641

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NEW LISTING: A brand new built to order sailaway narrowboat by The Northwich Boat Company, lined in a modern grey and white panel and including their additions pack. She is built to accommodate a reverse layout and has the popular semi-trad stern. She comes with a 38hp Canaline engine coupled to a PRM 125 gearbox, 2kW inverter, diesel fired central heating and 3 radiators, calorifier and plumbing. Stainless steel water tank and starter battery. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

58ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £74,995

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NEW LISTING: Time To! is a lovely live-aboard spec cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2016. She is a two-owner boat that has been used very sparingly. The two-seat dinette allows for 3 berth accommodation that could be increased to 5 berths with the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. The boat was last out of the water in 2018, when she was blacked. BSSC is valid until July 2024. Her owner has kept her in pristine condition. Viewing recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

58ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £69,995

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Deposit received

NEW LISTING: Jasmine is a lovely well cared for one owner live-aboard spec cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2009. The dinette and sofa bed in the saloon allow for 6 berth accommodation. The boat was last out of the water in June 2021, when she was blacked, had new anodes fitted and benefited from a hull survey. The BSSC is valid until May 2025. So she is good to go and ready to cruise away. Viewing is highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

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.

New 57ft Semi-trad lined sailaway £68391

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NEW LISTING: A keenly priced built to order lined sailaway narrowboat, with a semi-traditional stern, ideal to fit out yourself and put your own mark on it. These boats come lined out internally and with a 38hp Canaline engine coupled to a PRM 125 gearbox, chrome finished portholes and windows, stainless steel water tank and starter battery. 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.

68ft 10in Trad Stern Tug Narrowboat £64,995

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Against All Odds is a beautiful 2012 two-owner tug style narrow boat with a separate engine room and classic Kromhout 3 cylinder engine. She is very well equipped as a live-aboard boat with a corner bath and shower (supplied with plenty of hot water by two calorifiers), a washing machine and separate fridge and freezer. There are four solar panels to the roof to keep the batteries topped up. She was last out of the water in January 2019 for blacking. Viewing recommended. [ More info about "Against All Odds" ]

57ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £54,995

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NEW LISTING: Leonard is a beautifully presented 1998 two-owner narrow boat that has been maintained with care and looks like a much younger boat. There is a cratch and cover to the front a Houdini hatch to the galley and side doors with a top hatch and steps in the galley. Leonard was last docked for blacking in July 2020 and was last surveyed in July 2019. He represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a lovely live-aboard boat. Viewing recommended. Moorings by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

New 57ft Sprayfoam Sailaway £53,591

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A keenly priced brand new cruiser stern narrowboat sail-away, ideal for the more ambitious DIY fitter available to order. These boats come with a 38hp Canaline engine coupled to a PRM 125 gearbox, chrome finished portholes and windows, stainless steel water tank and starter battery. Contact us for further details [ 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.

57ft Cruiser Stern Sailaway Narrowboat From £49,995

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Deposit received

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 ]

58ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £49,995

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The Mary Evelyn is a well loved one owner 58ft trad stern narrowboat. She has clever four berth accommodation that easily be extended to six with the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until June 2021. The owner has undertaken a series of upgrades including a new Webasto boiler, new batteries and a new battery charger. The engine and gearbox have also just been serviced. [ More info about this boat ]

57ft Trad Stern Narrowboat DEPOSIT 49,995

Boat 120223
Deposit received

Ragged Robin is a beautifully presented 1998 narrow boat that has been maintained with care and having had a full repaint in 2019, looks like a much younger boat. There is a cratch and cover to the front and two Houdini hatches to the galley and bedroom as well as side doors with a top hatch and steps in the corridor opposite the galley. Ragged Robin was last docked for blacking in May 2019 and has a BSSC to November 2024. Viewing recommended. [ More info about this boat ]

50ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat DEPOSIT £44,995

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Deposit received

NEW LISTING: Water Gypsy is a lovely, well cared for 1989 50ft cruiser stern narrow boat. She has well planned four berth accommodation. She has been well maintained by her current owner having just been blacked in May 2021 with new anodes. She also benefitted for and engine and gearbox service and a gas boiler service in May 20201. She would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. The BSSC expires in February 2022. Viewing recommended. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £44,995

Boat 120226

Constance is a beautiful 1999 two-owner narrow boat, the current owners having had her since 2001. She has well planned two berth accommodation that would be easily extended to four berths by the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. She has been well loved and cared for with the exterior having a full repaint in 2007 and the engine was last serviced in 2020. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2019 when she had new anodes. The BSSC expires in July 2023. [ More info about this boat ]

50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £39,995

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NEW LISTING: 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. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

40ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,995

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NEW LISTING: 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. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

45ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £22,500

Boat 120239

NEW LISTING: Elemental is a classic 1979 45ft 2 berth cruiser stern narrow boat built by Doug Moore that would suit a buyer looking for a project to make their mark on, and has been price to reflect this. She was last out of the water for blacking in June 2021 and it has been recommended that the ridder be replaced. This boat comes with the added benefit of a new Boat Safety Certificate that expires in March 2025. She would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.

57ft Trad Stern Kingsground Narrowboat SOLD

Boat 120230
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Hunza is a truly bespoke live-aboard, built to precision on a Pro-Build hull and fitted by time served craftsmen from the award winning Kingsground narrowboats. Hunza's current owner designed her as a luxurious and spacious live aboard and has maintained her with care. Hunza has recently benefited from a series of useful upgrades. She had a full professional re-paint in 2019 and has been blacked at the same time. Must be viewed. [ 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 £135,000+VAT

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BUILT TO ORDER: 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 ]

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: Exclusive to Boatfinder! 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 ]

Mayfair Wide Beam Range From £112,500+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 ]

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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