Canal Boat & Narrowboat Sales & Boat Brokers

We list specialist canal boat and narrowboat brokers and shared ownership schemes. We include the boat broker’s base. But note that some boats for sale may be at a different location.

Most marinas have second-hand narrow boats and canal cruisers for sale. Check our marinas & boatyards pages for additional vendors.

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Purchasing a canal boat is a significant financial commitment. Choosing from the various options can be overwhelming. This is even more difficult if you’re new to owning a canal boat! You must consider designs, layouts, conditions, and equipment. So how do you choose?


Cost is often the determining factor. So, if you have a limited budget, consider second-hand boats. You can compare boats at brokerages and speak with owners at marinas. This is a great way to get an idea of what you like and dislike. Remember that there are yearly running costs in addition to the purchase price. These include mooring, license fees, insurance, maintenance, fuel, and heating.


To find the perfect boat, you need to do a lot of research. We have lots more pages of information in our “Canal Boat Buyers Guide” section. It covers what to look for when buying a new or used canal boat.

How to Find Boat Brokers & Canal Boats For Sale

See our comprehensive listing of top canal boat brokers to find narrow boats for sale. We also list shared ownership schemes.

Key Facts about Buying A Boat

  • Prices can vary greatly. You can pay as little as a few thousand pounds for a fibre-glass cruiser. You won’t pay much more for an ex-hire steel narrowboat. But you can pay over £150,000 for a fully fitted, full-length narrowboat. Especially from a famous builder.
  • All boats need a valid Boat Safety Certificate. This is a check that the engine and services in the boat are safe. However, it does not mean that the boat is in good condition. You should get a professional survey done on any boat you consider buying. We have advice about buying a canal boat. We also include the RCD regulations affecting newly built boats.
  • If you are thinking of buying a canal boat to live on, see our Liveaboards section for advice.
  • In shared ownership schemes, each boat has several owners, often 12.  Each owner pays a share of the maintenance and other running costs. In return, they get a number of weeks a year of use of the boat.

Top Narrowboats, Barges, Cruisers & Canal Boat Brokers

Boat Finder Brokerage

Boat Finder Brokerage Services Buying, selling, advice: unrivalled service: detailed colour brochure and video tour via web site on each boat or by post: free breakdown assistance, free moorings.

Marine Services (Chirk) Ltd

Marine Services at Chirk Marina on the Llangollen Canal and Stoke on Trent Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal offer a range of quality boats for sale. Boats also wanted for brokerage.

Moons Bridge Marina

Moons Bridge Marina family run and operated, offers a range of canal cruisers for sale. Based on the Lancaster Canal just north of Preston and within a few minutes drive of the M6.

Our Listings

We provide contact telephone and email details free of charge for canal based companies, click for details.
Please note: We provide all contact details as an information service. We rely on traders to keep us informed about these listings so we can't guarantee that details are accurate or up to date. Please see our Terms of Use.

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Canal Boat Sales
ABC Leisure Group
Various locations
Boat Building and Sales
Crick, Northants
Boat Brokerage
AH Asset Solutions Ltd, Boat Auctioneers
All UK
Andrew Howard
Aquarius Canal Boat Builders
17 Malt St, Liverpool L7 3LL.
Custom builds, refits, and sales
Bill Fen Marina
Middle Level Navigation
Boat Finder Brokerage
Boat Brokerage
01606 872878
C-JEN Marine, Towable Boats
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Canal Boat Sales
Belmont, Grand Canal, Ireland
Stroud, Glos.
Cash for Narrowboats
Cowroast Marina
Grand Union Canal, Tring, Herts
Devizes Marina Brokerage
Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes, Wiltshire
Direct Boat Sales Ltd
Dream Maker Narrow Boats
Chorley J8 M61
Evesham Marina Brokerage
Evesham, River Avon
Farncombe Boat House
Godalming River Wey
Great Haywood Boat Sales
Great Haywood, Stafford
H. Breedveld
Hapton Boatyard
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Harvey’s Boats
Tamworth Staffs
Industry Asset Services Ltd
All UK
Boat Auctioneers
Lancaster Canal Boat Sales
Lancaster Canal
Lea Valley Narrowboat Brokerage
North Yorks & Herts
Marine Services (Chirk) Ltd
Llangollen Canal
Sales & brokerage
01691 774558
Marine Technologies
Blaenavon, S.Wales
Moons Bridge Marina
Lancaster Canal
Canal boat sales
01772 690627
Narrowboat Sales Ltd
Coventry Canal
Narrowboat Seller
England & Wales
Nationwide Boat Sales Ltd
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Norbury Wharf Ltd
Shropshire Union Canal
01785 284292
Northern Narrowboats
Thorne, South Yorks
Pyrford Marina Narrowboat Brokerage
River Wey, Surrey
S B Narrowboats
Grand Union
Sol Seeker Narrowboats Ltd
Kennet & Avon Canal, Newbury
Sotheby’s Brokerage
Watford, Hertfordshire
Swanley Brokerage
Nantwich, Cheshire
The Boat & Outboard Centre
Nateby, Garstang, Preston
Tingdene Boat Sales
Venetian Marina Brokerage
Nantwich, Cheshire
Virginia Currer
River Thames, Windsor
Warwickshire Fly Boat Co.
Stockton, Grand Union canal
West London Boat Brokerage
West Yorkshire Boat Sales
Whilton Marina
Grand Union Canal, Nr Daventry
Willowtree Marina
Yeading, West London
York Marine Services
Near York, River Ouse

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