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Established Yacht Charter Business in

Isle of Skye Yachts is a well respected and established yacht charter business and RYA training centre that also provides a range of boatyard services. The business has been operated by the current owners for in excess of 15 years and over...

Location: Isle Of Skye, Highland, Scotland

For sale under: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Boat Yards, Marine Services Businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses, Marine Franchises

  • L/H Price
  • £315,000
Cruise Boat Car Parking Business,

CRUISE BOAT CAR PARKING BUSINESS, ACCESSIBLE LOCATION, OUTSKIRTS OF SOUTHAMPTON. Offering car parking and transfer to cruise boat terminals. Occupying an approx. 1.5 acre site with space to accommodate 250/300 vehicles. Luxury prefabricated...

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Coach/Bus/Taxi Hire Businesses, Taxi Hire, Car Parks, Airport Transfer Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £200,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £400,000
Well Established Highly Profitable

Central Business Sales is delighted to offer to the market a unique opportunity to purchase a very successful and highly profitable narrowboat hire business, with an excellent reputation and great reviews on social media. The long...

Location: Edinburgh City, Scotland

For sale under: Boat Yards, Yacht & Boat Brokerage Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses, Holiday Lettings

  • Asking price
  • £395,000
Boatyard Business & Freehold Interests

The largest boatyard in the South West is now for sale with First Peninsula acting as sole agents for the owners. We are delighted to have been instructed and expect that there will be high levels of interest, the asking price is £1,250,000...

Location: Saltash, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Yacht & Boat Brokerage Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards

  • F/H Price
  • £1,250,000
NORFOLK BROAD STORE, TEA ROOM &

Rarely do I come across a business that is so difficult to describe because it is so potentially perfect and this is one of those rare occasions. Situated on the riverside by the northern Norfolk Broads, a thatched general store serving...

Location: Norfolk, England

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Boat Yards, Tea Rooms

  • F/H Price
  • £249,950
  • Price Reduced
Boat and Yacht Repair and Maintenance

This business for sale is based in a very busy marina on the south coast and provides multiple services for yacht and boat owners in and out of the marina. Working mostly on 20ft - 60ft boats the scope of works includes (not exhaustive):...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Chandlers

  • L/H Price
  • £70,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £145,000
Boatyard & Crane Hire Business

Long established boatyard & crane hire. The only boatyard with commercial slipway access for lay-up facilities on North Cornwall coast. Very well equipped. Turnover £386,355. Net Profit £84,355. Business growing extremely well but still...

Location: Cornwall, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Plant Hire Businesses, Crane Hire Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
Boat Hire, Moorings, Canalside Cafe,

Aspire is pleased to offer for sale this boat sales, moorings and hire business with cafe, ideally situated on the banks of the Lancaster canal in Catforth, Preston. The premises are set within a highly desirable rural trading location,...

Location: Preston, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Ice Cream Parlours, Boat Yards, Marinas and Boatyards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £30,000
Freehold Land and Motor Boat Hire

Central Business Sales is delighted to offer to the market a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a thriving lifestyle business with a large freehold plot that has had planning approved for a 2 storey 3 bedroom house and an office unit...

Location: Argyll and Bute, Scotland

For sale under: Boat Yards, Development Sites, Marinas and Boatyards, Land (Commercial), Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £215,000
Historical River Boat Company Inc.

Turner Butler are delighted to offer the market a truly unique and historical river boat business that represents both a lifestyle opportunity and profitable business all in one. The business provides both public and private river boat...

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Leisure businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £125,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £50,000
ISLE OF WIGHT WATER TAXI SERVICE

Rare opportunity to acquire long established "boat to land" "land to boat" and "boat to boat" transfer operator offered for relocation with regional reputation & client base & lots of further potential or outstanding acquisition for...

Location: Isle of Wight, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Taxi Hire

  • Asking price
  • £95,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £42,000
BOAT MOORINGS & REPAIRS COMPANY IN

Rare opportunity to acquire long established family-run Ltd Co operating on 5-day week from large waterside rent-free site with slipway to moorings & extremely well fitted workshop & ancillary facilities with widespread reputation & regular...

Location: Exmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Marinas and Boatyards

  • L/H Price
  • £350,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £72,418
SPECIALIST DIESEL AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS

An excellent commercial location - Very long established & highly regarded Bosch approved diesel injection systems & components specialist - maintenance & repairs of diesel injection systems for all manner of private and commercial vehicles,...

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Other Service Businesses, Garages, Motor & Transport businesses, Mechanical Services

  • L/H Price
  • £215,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £289,134
Bespoke Fabrication & Welding Services

Retirement sale after many years of highly regarded stainless steel & aluminium specialist - fabricating stainless steel bespoke kitchen, cooker hoods, marine fittings handrails etc. - operating from superbly fitted industrial workshop &...

Location: Plymouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Metal manufacturing companies, Other Manufacturing companies, Bathroom & Kitchen Retailers, Boat Yards, Fabrication Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £70,000
Marine Fastenings & Fixings Wholesaler

Retirement sale of a well-established enterprise. This business provides it’s wholesaling and distribution services for a long standing and still expanding repeat and referral trade customer base of chandlers, boatyards, marinas and hardware...

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England

For sale under: Wholesalers, Boat Yards, Wholesale / Distribution businesses, Motor & Transport businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £39,950
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £35,000
Boat Hire & Charter Company - Skipton

Boat Hire & Charter Company Skipton, North Yorkshire Turnover: £200,000 per annum Lock Up Premises Established since 1970 Retirement Sale Leasehold: £595,000 + SAV Ref: P5565

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Boat Yards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £595,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £200,000

Buying a UK Boat Yard: The Basics

Buying a boatyard can be a dream come true for any aspiring entrepreneur with a love of all things nautical. Before you purchase a boatyard, you need to think carefully about your own skill level, the kind of services you hope to offer from the boat yard premises, and the appetite for that service in the local area.

When you buy a boat yard business as a going concern, you buy a business that is fully operational and is already taking money. This can be beneficial in many ways, but if you want to take the business in a certain direction, you need to ensure that the boat yard is appropriate for the usage you have planned, and that you will have a suitable local customer base. For instance, you might be more interested in the pleasure craft side of the business, but if your business is located close to a centre of maritime industry, then commercial vessels will make up the majority of your earnings, and unless it’s a particularly scenic area or an established leisure area, there’s slim opportunity to build a business that derives the majority of its earnings from pleasure boats. Equally, if your interest lies in heavy-duty commercial boats, you might be able to buy and adapt a leisure-focused boat yard, but you need to ensure that the slipway, workshops and craning equipment are fit for purpose. 

When running a marine business, you need to ensure that all of the equipment is carefully maintained and compliant with HSE regulations and that your insurance is comprehensive and protects you against injury of guests or staff, as well as damage to any boats while on-site. Talk to the business seller about what’s required, and consult your local council if in any doubt.