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.
New 58ft Square Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £189,500
Brand new, fabulous 58ft square stern narrowboat in build with Bickerstaffe Boat Company. She is being built to a full live-aboard specification in a light and airy contemporary style. She offers flexible 2+2 accommodation with the raised Pullman dinette and there is a spacious saloon with space to make your mark upon the boat with your own furniture. Available to view by appointment. [ More info about this boat ]
60ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £124,995
Armstrong is a fabulous, live-aboard spec narrowboat from the respected Boating Leisure Services using a Tyler Wilon shell and offering 4 berth accommodation. She was the 2018 Crick Show boat and also featured in an issue of Waterways World magazine that year. She was last out of the water for blacking in June 2022. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until May 2026.Viewings to see the quality of fit out and finish are highly recommended. Mooring available. [ More info about this boat ]
58ft x 12ft 6in Dutch Barge £115,000 Reduced
Thow'd Fettler presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a one owner modern Dutch barge. She has been beautifully constructed by D Mawdsley Boatbuilding and fitted out as a 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. She is built to a category C specification. [ More info about this boat ]
57ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £109,995 Reduced
Once Upon A Dream is a fabulous one-owner, live-aboard spec narrowboat from Cain Narrowboats Ltd using an S Jackson and Sons shell and offering 4 berth accommodation. She is just 5 months old with 200 hours on the engine and is covered by the builders RCD Declaration of Conformity. She has been painted in a stunning combination of BMW Thundernight Purple and BMW Blue Bay Lagoon 2-pack metallic paint. Ready to cruise away. Viewings highly recommended. [ More info about this boat ]
Brand New 57ft Lined Sailaway £89,995
A rare opportunity to buy a brand-new fully painted sailaway narrowboat built by The Northwich Boat Company, lined in a modern grey and white panel. She is built to accommodate a reverse layout and has the popular square back cruiser stern. She comes with a 38hp Canaline engine coupled to a PRM 125 gearbox, stainless steel water tank and starter battery. [ More info about this boat ]
62ft Trad Stern Narrowboa £74,995
NEW LISTING: Pendelvin is a fabulous 2004 Orion narrowboat with traditional Boatman's cabin and engine room housing a classic Gardner engine. She was blacked in 2 pack epoxy in June 2020 and benefits from having had a full professional exterior repaint in the same year by Trent Valley Marine. Galvanic isolator. The BSSC expires in November 2024. She offers a beautifully constructed full live-aboard spec. with up to 5 berths that will leave you wanting for nothing whilst cruising in style. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.
57ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat Reduced £65,000
Morning Dew is a much loved two owner reverse layout cruiser stern narrowboat. She was completed in 2012 by Cain Narrowboats and offers well planned, beautifully constructed 3 berth accommodation that could be easily made 4 berth by 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 March 2021 and the hull is protected by 4 anodes and a galvanic isolator. Boat Safety Certificate valid until June 2024. [ More info about this boat ]
58ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995
Gratitude is a beautiful, well cared for 2001 live-aboard spec trad stern narrowboat from Colecraft and Barry Hawkins offering 4 berth accommodation. She had a beautiful back to bare metal repaint in 2019 when she was also last blacked with 2 pack epoxy. This boat will make an exceptional holiday or live-aboard boat. The BSSC expires in April 2025. Viewings to see the quality of fit out and finish are highly recommended. Mooring by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]
Brand New 57ft 6in Sailaway £59,950
NEW LISTING: A keenly priced brand-new square cruiser stern narrowboat sailaway, ideal for the more ambitious DIY fitter and available for immediate purchase. This particular example will come with a 38hp Canaline engine coupled to a PRM 150 gearbox, chrome finished portholes and windows, stainless steel water tank and starter battery. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.
30ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £54,995
NEW LISTING: Elizabeth is a beautiful 2021 example of the renowned Aintree Beetle. She is a one owner boat that was commissioned with over £10k of additional extras over a standard Beetle and has been lovingly maintained. She is a very cleverly laid out leisure boat for 2-5 people maximising use of the available space as well as incorporating much storage. She was last blacked in Feb 2023. Viewing is highly recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. Please phone 01270 760799 for more info.
55ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat Reduced £54,995
Melody Too is a one-owner narrowboat from Dursley and Hurst boat builders based on a Narrowboats of Staffordshire shell and offers up to 4 berth accommodation. She would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use. It is believed she was last out of the water for blacking in 2019 and the BSSC expires in January 2028. Viewing recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]
55ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat £46,995
Queen of Wands is a well-loved 55ft narrowboat built in 1991 by Pat Buckle. She was last blacked in 2023 and has a BSSC until March 2024. The versatile interior is bright and airy with painted panels and offers up to 6 berth accommodation. A hull survey from October 2023 is available on request. She would make an ideal starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Mooring available by separate negotiation [ More info about this boat ]
70ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £42,995
Yeltsa is a classically handsome 1978 trad stern narrowboat by respected builders Hancock and Lane with a beautiful traditional fit out. She is accessed via the bow doors and side doors (not from the rear), and is ideal as a spacious liveaboard home. Notable features include a separate u-shaped dinette that could easily be converted to a second bedroom, spacious saloon and a classic 2-cylinder Russell Newbery engine. Viewing recommended. Mooring by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]
42ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £34,995
Annie May is a well-loved 42ft, narrowboat, built in 1992 that has benefitted from an extensive programme of upgrades with the current owner. This includes a full exterior re-paint in October 2023, updated electrical systems, all new water and bilge pumps and an interior refresh. She just been out of the water for blacking in February 2024. BSSC expires in 2025. She would make a versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. [ More info about this boat ]
36ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £32,000
Charley Mae is a lovely 36ft, 4 berth narrow boat, she was built in 2005 by Floating Homes and fitted out to a high standard by Eastern Caravans and Narrowboats Ltd. Charley Mae has a cleverly laid out and versatile interior and has been well loved and cared for by the current owner. She was taken out of the water in July 2022 for storage and was last black in May 2023. The BSSC expires in October 2025. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. [ More info about this boat ]
44ft Trad Stern Narrowboat Reduced £29,995
Black Grouse is a handsome 44ft trad stern narrow boat, built in 2012 by Paul Widowson and the first owner. The cleverly laid out interior offers 2+2 berth accommodation with two sets of side doors and new double-glazed windows. The BSSC expires in June 2026. She was last blacked I n2019 with two-pack epoxy. She would make an ideal starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. A survey from 2017 is available on request. Viewing recommended. [ More info about this boat ]
50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,995
Noah and his Wife is a classic 50ft 3 berth narrow boat by Colecraft was built in 1984. She has well laid out and versatile 3 berth accommodation that could easily be converted to 4 berths and 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 April 2026. She would make a versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Moorings available. [ More info about this boat ]
44ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat Reduced £29,995
Bardsea is a compact 44ft 2 berth semi-trad stern narrow boat built by J L Pinder that has been subject to a comprehensive series of improvements. She was last out of the water for blacking in August2022 when the exterior was also repainted. The BSSC expires in July 2026. 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 £205,000+VAT
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
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 £139,995
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 £132,995
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.
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
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.
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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