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Wildlife / Glass Bottom Boat tour business in the Highlands of Scotland

The business is located on the West Coast of Scotland and is on famous North Coast 500 route. We operate out of Gairloch Harbour offering trips in the rapidly expanding tourism sector. Business has been successfully operated for the last 10 years and the Owner is looking to retire. It is the type of business that would suit someone looking for a lifesyle change but has the potential to develop as more visitors are...

Location: Gairloch, Highland, Scotland

Search categories: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Boat Yards, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £38,000
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FOR SALE – MARINA WORKSHOP, SERVICING AND RETAIL BUSINESS

Leasehold: Offers invited 2016 Turnover: £600,000 This is a retirement sale. Springwood Haven Leisure Ltd is the profitable retail, repair and servicing business of Springwood Haven Marina, Nuneaton. It includes Onboard Energy, a leading distributor of off-grid energy solutions. • Modern workshop, 2 x enclosed wet docks and slipway • Purpose-built chandlery and office complex with potential for alternative...

Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

Search categories: Marinas and Boatyards, Marine Services Businesses, Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • Asking price
  • Price on Application
Specialist Mechanical Marine Engineer

Mechanical marine engineer undertaking annual services, inspections & testing of lifeboats, rescue boats, davit systems, winches, boats & raft release systems. Service provision includes load testing, fall wire changes/rigging work, as well...

Search categories: Mechanical Engineering, Marine Services Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards, Boat Yards, Miscellaneous businesses

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  • Offers Invited
Boatyard & Crane Hire Business

Long established boatyard and crane hire. The only boatyard with commercial slipway access for lay-up facilities on North Cornwall coast. Very well equipped. Turnover £240,000. Net Profit £42,000 with genuine scope for business expansion...

Location: Cornwall, England

Search categories: Boat Yards, Boat Building Businesses, Marine Services Businesses, Plant Hire Businesses, Crane Hire Businesses

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  • Offers Invited
Maritime Training & Assessment Company

Business Type: Maritime Training & Assessment Company Area of Business: UK / Europe / International Financials: • Annual Turnover: c. £190k pa • Adjusted Net Profit: c. £92k pa Key Features: • Specialist provider of Maritime Education,...

Search categories: Boat Yards, Marinas and Boatyards, Training & Education Providers

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £190,000
Established Marina and Commercial Boatyard with development potential

Great Yarmouth: 6.5 miles, Lowestoft: 7.5 miles, Norwich: 17 miles - Family run marina on the Norfolk Broads - 3 pontoons, 144 berths with water, electricity & swipe-card entry - Main office, shower/toilet block and temporary workshop -...

Location: Norfolk Broads, Norfolk, England

Search categories: Boat Yards, Yacht & Boat Brokerage Businesses, Marinas and Boatyards

  • F/H Price
  • £1,650,000
Boat Hire, Moorings, Canalside Cafe, North Lancashire, For Sale

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

Search categories: Cafes, Ice Cream Parlours, Boat Yards, Marinas and Boatyards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £30,000
Historical River Boat Company Inc. Freehold British Registered Vessel

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

Search categories: Boat Yards, Leisure businesses, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £125,000
  • Price Reduced
  • Annual T/O
  • £50,000
Under Offer: FREEHOLD CANAL MOORINGS NEAR HEBDEN BRIDGE

Rare opportunity to acquire circa 1 MILE of Rochdale Canal bank currently offering 15 individual moorings with electric & water supplies & space for additional lets in delightful rural setting near popular tourist market town. Comes with...

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England

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

  • F/H Price
  • £249,950
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, Boat Yards, Electrical Engineering

  • L/H Price
  • £595,000
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

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

  • Asking price
  • £95,000
  • Price Reduced
SPECIALIST DIESEL AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS COMPANY IN AYLEBURY

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

Search categories: Boat Yards, Other Service Businesses, Garages, Motor & Transport businesses, Mechanical Services

  • L/H Price
  • £215,000
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

Search categories: Boat Yards, Boat Hire / Charter Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £595,000

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.