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

Sell your canal boat or narrowboat quickly and easily through Boatfinder Brokerage Services

At Boatfinder Brokerage Services Ltd we are a team of friendly, dedicated professionals who offer a first class, comprehensive and high quality service for selling your canal boat, narrowboat, houseboat, or Dutch barge.

No Sale No Fee *

Whether it's a narrow boat, (be that Cruiser Stern, Trad or Semi-Trad, Dutch style narrow beam, or tug), wide beam boat, house boat, or Dutch barge we have the experience and the service needed to sell your boat quickly and easily. We also know from personal experience that choosing the wrong broker can be an expensive mistake so we've created a unique and special service to help you sell your boat fast.

Keep control of your boat or let us manage it for you

We also specialise in selling boats from their home moorings or whilst out cruising as well as from our partner marina bases. Many boat owners (particularly those who live-aboard) would prefer to keep control of their boat and continue to use it whilst it is on brokerage, whether the boat is on their own moorings or out cruising. Our service is ideally suited to allow you to do this.

Alternatively, our dedicated partner marinas allow you the option of placing your boat on one of their free brokerage moorings* where it will be looked after in a secure environment. Together with our marina partners we can then manage viewings of the boat for you (we never allow unaccompanied viewings of boats).

Our approach to selling boats is far more targeted and we use our extensive knowledge of boats, years of sales experience and the latest technology to ensure the highest possible success rate.

Platinum boat-selling service

Our exclusive, all encompassing professional sales and marketing service is designed for quality canal boats, narrowboats, and Dutch barges. Our sales success at this level is unsurpassed and our results speak for themselves. Our boat-selling service includes:

  • An interactive 3D video tour of your boat's interior available to view online
  • A full walk-through video tour available on our website and YouTube
  • A highly detailed 8-page colour brochure
  • A large dedicated presentation on our web site
  • Full listings on popular web sites
  • National advertising in the top waterways magazines and on social media
  • A targeted sales programme
  • A constantly updated database of customers looking for canal boats
  • Vetting of all potential buyers, to avoid time-wasters
  • Viewings arranged to suit you
  • Handling of all negotiations
  • Preparation and management of formal contracts and bills of sale
  • A secure Client Bank Account for the safety of funds
  • Friendly, personal assistance through every stage

This has been proved time and time again to be the most successful way to sell a top quality canal boat. 80% of all canal boats on this service sell to the first actual viewer. This really cuts down the time and inconvenience for you.

* Terms and Conditions apply

Boatfinder selling 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.

Nauti Nauti SOLD

Paul and Lisa Cookson said: On behalf of Lisa and I we would like to thank you in supporting us with the sale of Nauti Nauti. From the moment that I first met Martin when he came to value the boat I knew that we were in safe hands. He is a real asset to your team, very professional. A big thanks to Sam too, again she has been extremely helpful when we have spoken to her. We met Steve and Wendy on Saturday at the handover. It was lovely to see them so excited. We hope they enjoy the boat. Once again, thank you.

Yuri Gagarin SOLD

John Kelly said: Martin and his team provided an excellent service, selling my boat quickly and professionally. Martin spent a full day surveying and photographing Yuri Gagarin, pointing out items which I needed to address and making the process better for myself and for the prospective buyer. The sales process itself was smooth, ultra quick and communications were courteous and timely. I have no hesitation in recommending Boatfinder Brokerage to both buyers and sellers of quality craft. First Rate!

Toucan Do It SOLD

Brian and Anne Otway said: What a pleasure it is to put into print that our whole experience from the first call to Sam, enquiring about the task of selling the boat, the visit by Sam just days later, and the inspection and survey including the write up by Martin was like a breath of fresh air. Everything went forward like a dream. No broken promise, no delays in communications, the whole package was first class. Thank you all at Boatfinder for a first class job.

Tamsin SOLD

Frazer Dukes said: I would like to thank you for the speedy and efficient service which you provided me during the recent sale of my narrowboat. From the initial telephone conversation with Martin to the receipt of payment and handover the process was seamless. The very detailed interview with Martin to discuss the history of the boat and the photos and video of all the main features produced an excellent sales brochure and DVD.

Little Bear SOLD

Roger Wickson said: My wife and I would like to thank Vanessa and all at Boatfinder who helped to sell Little Bear. I have been very impressed by the quality of your work, your helpfulness and friendliness. Little Bear was the second boat you have sold for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to sell, or indeed buy, a boat.

Demijon SOLD

Trish Anderson said: I sold our boat using Boatfinder, they were very diligent, courteous and professional at all times. From when I handed the boat over to them to put on the market they kept in contact, updating at each process. I could not believe how quickly it was sold, everything just sailed through. First class service. I would thoroughly recommend using Boatfinder Brokerage to buy or sell your boat.

Thinking of selling your boat?

If you want to sell your canal boat, narrowboat, or Dutch barge, and want the peace of mind of a truly comprehensive, professional, and first class service to take care of all of the details for you, contact Boatfinder Brokerage Services today, give us details of your boat, and we will make it happen.