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Katie Crompton (Sept 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £109,000 Price Reduced
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Business Description
Leasehold hire business for sale £109,000

• Established since 2006.
• On the Lancaster Canal – no locks.
• Enviable reputation with numerous positive reviews.
• Business sale includes two Narrowboats, all manufactured by South West Durham Steelcraft.
• Turnover of £69,000 trading from March to October.
• Potential for all year round hire of boats.
• Does short break hire and weekly hire.
• Full on-line booking system and website.
• 2 leasehold moorings at – rent of £209 each per month.
• Weekly changeovers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
• Short break changeovers on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Aspire ( Business and Company Sales Specialists ) are delighted to offer for sale this highly regarded Narrowboat Hire business based on the Lancaster Canal in Lancashire. The business is easily accessible by car and bus from both Preston and Lancaster, however it could be relocated anywhere along the canal if desired. The Lancaster Canal is particularly popular for customers as it is lock-free, 41 miles long and benefits from winding through areas of outstanding scenery with stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Morecambe Bay.

The narrowboat hire business has been established since 2006 and has built up an enviable reputation with much repeat trade and positive feedback from customers. Currently the business is operated at a pace to suit the owner and is open for hire from March until October each year, generating turnover of £69,000. There is certainly the demand for a longer opening season if required. The business owns two narrowboats – a 44ft with 4 berths and a 54 ft with 6 berth both built by the renowned manufacturer ‘South West Durham Steelcraft’ and fitted with Beta Marine engines. Both have been meticulously maintained and benefit from a high standard of fixtures and fittings throughout. The business offers week long hire packages as well as shorter breaks. One significant advantage is that the business has a very informative website as well as a full online booking and payment system.

The Narrowboats briefly comprise of:-

• 44 foot Narrowboat, 4 berth with galley and lounge.
Bedroom - Cabin with fixed double bed, wardrobe, bed-linen for 4 people.
Bathroom – separate shower room with cassette toilet, towels for 4 people.
Galley – galley style kitchen with 4 ring gas hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, all necessary crockery and cutlery.
Lounge – sofa converts to 2 x single beds if required.
Boat has 12v cd / radio, TV, DVD player, hairdryer, 3 pin sockets suitable for charging mobile devices.
Heating supplied by wood burning stove in lounge area.
Water is heated by the boat’s diesel engine.

• 54 foot Narrowboat, 6 berth with master double cabin.
Master bedroom – Cabin with fixed double bed, dressing table, TV, wardrobe, bed linen / duvets.
Bathroom – Shower Room with fresh flush toilet, towels for 6 people.
Galley – galley style kitchen with 4 ring gas hob oven and grill. Fridge with freezer compartment, microwave oven, breakfast bar, crockery / cutlery.
Lounge and Dining Area – corner lounge which converts to a double bed. Separate pulman dinette which converts into an additional double bed.
Boat has 12v cd / radio, TV, DVD player, hairdryer, 3 pin sockets suitable for charging mobile devices.
Heating supplied by diesel central heating throughout the length of the boat.
Water is heated by the boat’s diesel engine.

It should also be noted that Aspire is also selling Pendle Marine at Catforth ( also on the Lancaster Canal ) on either a leasehold basis at £30,000 or freehold. Pendle Marine has 12 moorings with the business which would be an ideal alternative base for this hire business or offer scope for future expansion.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase such a well established and highly regarded Narrowboat Hire business offering plenty of scope for future growth. Early discussions with Aspire, in confidence, must come highly recommended. Ref. 1961.
Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Aspire

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