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Boatyard For Sale.

Family run business on South West Coast. Retirement sale. Busy city centre location on the sea. Long lease with break clauses. Turnover in excess of £100k with scope to increase. 50 tonne all terrain crane. Storage for 50+ boats. Moorings and pontoons...

For sale under: Boat Yards, Leisure businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards

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  • L/H Price
  • £175,000
Canal boatyard in West Midlands

A full service boat yard at heart, this business benefits greatly from its central location. Since it started over 30 years ago the business has provided a range of services including building over 200 boats of its own design. Other income streams...

Location: England, West Midlands

For sale under: Boat Yards, Motor & Transport businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

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  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £446,000
Long leasehold profitable marina and

Oxford canal – town centre location with1,300 ft of moorings fully let/occupied – part leisure, part residential including a covered berth and a service berth with pump-out, fuel pump, etc. Office, chandlery, workshop and car parking. Profitable...

Location: England, Oxfordshire

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

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  • F/H Price
  • £325,000
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 experiences...

Location: England, Worcestershire

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

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  • F/H Price
  • £125,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £50,000
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Boatyard & Crane Hire Business

Long established boatyard and crane hire. The only boatyard with commercial slipway on the north Cornwall coast. Very well equipped. Turnover £245,000. Net Profit £62,000. Genuine scope for business expansion (including re-introduction of boat...

Location: England, Cornwall

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

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  • L/H Price
  • £400,000
Boat Yard & Marina based Plymouth

Long established boat/trailer storage/repairs & sales specialist run from secure circa 1.1 site with circa 990mtrs of river frontage & lots of further potential or ideal investment prop with commercial/residential development options in superb sought...

Location: England, Devon, Plymouth

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

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  • F/H Price
  • £3,500,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £300,000
Maritime Training Services based Brixham

Rare opportunity to acquire well established RYA & MCA approved operator with Seafish recognition pending run from fully fitted & equipped serviced office & training room facilities in ideal coastal setting with lots of further potential & early...

Location: England, Devon, Brixham

For sale under: Boat Yards, Training Centres, Outdoor Adventure Businesses, Training & Education Providers

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  • L/H Price
  • £124,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £57,144
Holiday Boat Hire Business - Oswestry

Holiday Boat Hire Business Oswestry, Shropshire Turnover: £500,000 per annum Lock Up Premises Repairs & Services Boats Retirement & Limited Company Sale Freehold: £960,000 Ref: P5483

Location: England, Shropshire, Oswestry

For sale under: Boat Yards, Car/Van Hire Businesses, Coach/Bus/Taxi Hire Businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses, Tourism Services

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  • F/H Price
  • £960,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £500,000
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: England, North Yorkshire, Skipton

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

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  • 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.