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PRE-OWNED BOAT BROKERAGE MARINE BUSINESS

Founded in 1993, family operated and under current ownership since 2003, this boat brokerage business is located on the South Coast of England and enjoys an enviable reputation for offering a hassle free, knowledgeable and friendly boat...

Location: Hampshire, England

Search categories: Yacht & Boat Brokerage Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Chandlers, Boat Yards

  
Teignmouth

Iconic Ferry Business of Interest to Maritime Enthusiasts. Crossing Rights & 37 Pax Ferry on Licence from Teignbridge Council. 11 Pax Ferry an Asset of the Business Included in the Sale. Both Ferries Extensively & Lovingly Refurbished....

Location: Teignmouth, Devon, England

Search categories: Tourism Services, Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Marine Services Businesses

  
ISLE OF WIGHT WATER TAXI SERVICE
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: East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Search categories: Boat Yards, Taxi Hire, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards

  • Price: £95,000
  • Annual Turnover: £42,000
  
MARINE NAVIGATION ENGINEERING SYSTEMS COMPANY IN ABERDEENSHIRE

Rare opportunity to acquire highly regarded subsea hydro-graphic Dynamic Positioning Systems design & manufacturing specialist operating from extremely well fitted industrial workshop & office premises in excellent commercial coastal...

Location: Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Search categories: Garden Machinery Businesses, Engineering companies, Engineering businesses, Boat Yards, Electrical Engineering

  • L/H Price: £495,000 (Ltd Co sale) Open to genuine offers
  • Annual Turnover: £150,000
  
INDEPENDENT MARINE CRAFT BROKERAGE IN PLYMOUTH

Well established & highly regarded Ltd Co offering superb range of new & quality used ribs/inflatable & super yacht tenders etc from well maintained boatyard display area on low rent in sought-after waterside position with national &...

Location: Plymouth, Devon, England

Search categories: Sports Shops, Boat Yards, Motor & Transport businesses, Leisure businesses, Chandlers

  • L/H Price: £49,950 (LTD Co sale)
  • Annual Turnover: £165,171

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.

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