Thinking of selling your Narrowboat
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Sat Jan 8, 2022 at 1:50pm

A Buoyant Market.



2021 was a challenging year for all, but it was still very successful for the sale of narrowboats.

We were selling right up until Christmas and this has continued into the first week of 2022, indicating the market is still buoyant, despite being in the depths of winter.

Why Sell Through Us?

If you have decided that it is time to sell your narrowboat, you will want to ensure that you get the best possible deal. Whether you need a quick, no hassle sale or want to get the best possible price, it is worthwhile talking to us at Venetian Marina, weighing up whether to sell your boat privately or to use us as a broker?

Here are a few reason why you should consider us:

Free, no-obligation valuation of your boat.

If you are looking to sell, and wondering how much your canal boat is worth we will give you a free no obligation valuation appointment, we'll take down details of your boat, view your boat and give you an indication of a realistic market guide price.

Fair price for your boat.

We are the UK’s biggest narrowboat broker with upto 130+ boats for sale at any time in two great locations; Cheshire and Northamptonshire. We are experts in understanding how much your boat is worth and what buyers are prepared to pay. We’ll work hard to get you the best possible price for your boat; we just take a commission when it’s sold.

Professional Marketing.

We go the extra mile to boost your chances of a fast sale. We’ll give your boat its own page on our website. The website has thousands of visitors each month, who are all looking to purchase a canal boat just like yours. You’ll even have access to a personalised client login area, so that you can go online whenever you like to see how well the marketing process is going. No other inland waterways sales operation offers this service. We advertise on Apollo Duck and social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and in trade publications such as Waterways World and Towpath Talk, making sure that your boat’s unique qualities are promoted to buyers.

 Matchmaking Service.

We have the biggest mailing database on the inland waterways, with more than four thousand active buyers registered. So whether you’re selling a £9,000 or £90,000 boat we know who is going to be interested. Our unique matchmaking service sends the buyer targeted emails of boats for sale, based on the price, length and stern type.

Maximum Footfall.

We’re located on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, located within the Cheshire Ring and Four Counties Ring. Our team is on-site seven days a week, 51 weeks of the year. We work hard to make your sale hassle-free.

Free moorings whilst your canal boat is being marketed.

There are no hidden costs when marketing your narrowboat at Venetian Marina. We provide free moorings for the entire time that your boat is being marketed for sale.

Competitive sales-based commission.

We are sure that you will agree our brokerage terms at 4% + VAT are highly competitive for the service we offer. (minimum charge £1,500 + VAT).

Three different ways to sell your canal boat.

We can sell your narrowboat on brokerage, make you a cash offer, or you can part exchange your narrowboat with a boat from either of our marina's.

For more information on brokerage, cash offer or part exchange, then contact us for a free valuation. There’s no obligation.

01270 528251

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