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 I had a great response from potential buyers which resulted in 3 offers for my business. 

Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Leasehold Price: £480,000
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Business Description
Superb Tourist Location
Town Centre Site
Seasonal Business
Hours To Suit Owner
Huge Scope For Further Development
Freehold Maisonette Available Nearby
EPC - Not Required

This business is situated in Skipton, a market town in North Yorkshire also known as the Gateway to the Dales. The town has numerous tourist attractions which includes the Settle to Carlisle railway running through the town, as well as Skipton Market and the famous Skipton Waterway Festival. This festival utilizes the Leeds / Liverpool Canal, which runs through the town and is held Skipton canal basin. 2014 Skipton was voted the best place to live in Britain.

They praised the area’s ‘buzzing’ high street dominated by independent shops, pretty and reasonably priced property, 900 yearold castle and beautiful surrounding countryside, as well as the Leeds and Liverpool canal running through it. It was also the winner of the prestigious ‘2009 Great High Street of the Year award. A wonderful historic market town situated in North Yorkshire, right in the heart of beautiful scenery. It’s not hard to see why Skipton is such a popular tourist destination

At the heart of the canal basin is Skipton Boat Trips. Included in the sale price are the 4 boats utilised by the business. These consist of 2 wide beam Trip Boats which are much larger than the normal narrow boats with seating capacities of 56 people and 50 people. The boats also
have on board galleys for catering during the day, a bar, toilets and also central heating for the chilly days. The 2 day boats are the more traditional narrow boat design and are hired out by the day. All the Boats are fitted out to a very high standard. Bookings are handled by the booking office on the quayside, with prominent signage and signposting.

This business has a secure leases with the Canal & River Trust. This all adds up to a tremendous package and a serious lifestyle business should new owners want to run it in this way. Indeed, as the current owners are looking to retire, this is the way in recent years it has been run yet it has still developed tremendous profits. Alternatively, should new owners want to take a more businesslike approach, then what are already impressive trading figures will undoubtedly soar even higher.

The booking office was the original pay office for the canal companies which used to carry cargo along the waterways. There is also a kitchen used for catering for the boats.
Presentation is of the highest order. 4 boats are included in the sale, it has extensive customer lists, as well as all fixtures and fittings, plus everything you need to run this

There is also possibly available a freehold maisonette if needed nearby.

Full list will be supplied on request
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Tenure: Leasehold

Location Details: Skipton

Leasehold Term: Rent: £5,000 + VAT

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Listed by: Blacks Business Brokers Limited
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