Information for the prospective Buyer.

All our boats are privately owned and we are not a boat dealer. We offer a brokerage service.
Our job is to assist both the owner and purchaser through the sale, to look after the interests of both parties and ensure that the sale goes as smoothly as possible.

We offer a very comprehensive service which includes handling all aspects of the sale such as contracts, surveys, trials, secure client accounts for holding funds, checking for debts, checking ownership and producing bills of sale.

We are members of ABYA, the brokers association and operate under their strict code of practice, including a full disclosure policy for information relating to any boat.

Some of the basic steps along the road to a successful purchase!


We are pleased to allow you to view any of our boats and help with advice and information wherever we can.
We can also call the boat owner if there are any questions that we cannot answer. If you do find the right boat,
the first step is normally to make an offer, as most owners are a little flexible on their asking price.
We feel that it is not our place to influence what you may offer or what the owner
may accept but will conduct any negotiations openly on your behalf.


Once a price is agreed and if you are happy to proceed, we will then ask you to sign a purchase contract,
which is (if you choose) subject to a survey and a river trial if you have not already had your trial. We would also ask
for a deposit of 10% of the agreed price. This will be deposited into our Marina clients account,
where it is secure and under our control, so that in the event of you not being satisfied
with your survey or river trial, we can return it to you in full.


We strongly suggest that you have a survey. Although we can give you the benefit of our
experience and whatever information is available, a survey confirms the condition of the boat and enables
you to make an informed and correct decision. Our job as the broker is to try and avoid
problems for our customers, and we feel that a survey goes a long way to ensuring that.


It is important to note that you would be responsible for survey fees and any lift out fees, whether you purchase
the boat or not. We also recommend that you carry out your river trial first, before you incur any expense.
If you have no particular surveyor in mind, we can supply you with a list from the surveyors association,
YBDSA and ask you to make a choice. When you have chosen & booked your surveyor we would then liaise with them to organise a survey lift date.
An independent surveyor will look after your interests alone and the report will be your property.

Survey Report

When you have the survey report and have discussed any issues with your surveyor, you will inform
us of your decision whether to proceed or not. If you are not happy to proceed, we will accept your cancellation
and refund your deposit in full. Please note that in our experience, there are always some small faults,
particularly on older and less expensive boats. However, if there are any substantial faults found and you
would still like to purchase the boat, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction in price.
We are here to help with advice and options if necessary.


We are pleased to accept cards, bank transfers, cheques and limited cash transactions for deposit payments. Final payments by bank transfer. When the full purchase price is received in our client’s account, we will be pleased to hand over the boat.


We are pleased to offer moorings for all our brokerage boats.


Any brokerage fees charged are the responsibility of the vendor and not the purchaser.


We are pleased to recommend GJWDirect for your insurance needs – click the link below for a quote.

We are here to offer a professional service and advice for customers whether buying or selling.
Please feel free to ask for more details about how the brokerage may help you