Why Sell Through Us?

Why Sell Through Us?

If it’s time to sell your narrow boat, make sure you get the best possible deal. Whether you need a quick sale or want to get the best possible price, it’s worthwhile talking to Venetian Marina.

Weighing up whether to sell your boat privately or use a narrow boat broker? Here’s why you should consider us:

Free, no-obligation valuation of your boat

If you’re looking to sell, and wondering how much your canal boat is worth we will make you a valuation appointment to come out, view your boat and give you an indication of a guide price.

Fair price for your boat

We’re the UK’s biggest narrowboat broker with 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. Our website has thousands of visitors each month that are looking to purchase a canal boat just like yours.

You’ll even have access to a personalised client login area. So 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 and 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 several thousand active buyers registered. So whether you’re selling a £9,000 or £90,000 boat we know who’s going to be interested.

Our unique matchmaking service sends buyers targeted emails of boats for sale based on the price, length and stern type that they’re looking for.

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 of marketing your narrowboat at Venetian Marina. We provide free moorings for the entire time your boat is being marketed for sale.

Competitive sales-based commission

We are sure that you will agree our brokerage terms at 5% + 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 go to the sell your boat info at the top left of this page

Want to know more

Then why not contact us for a free valuation. There’s no obligation and you may get a very nice surprise!