When you see a boat we have on our listing please give us a call. Ask us if we have any additional information about the boat, its service history, when the boat was last blacked, how many owners and any additional photographs, etc.
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Arrange a viewing
If you find a boat you are interested in and the information we have given you is of interest, the next step is to arrange a viewing and see the boat for yourself. We recommend you contact us first to make sure the boat is still available and to avoid any disappointment. We are open for viewings from Monday – Friday between 08:00 and 17:00 and Saturdays by appointment, so hopefully we can arrange a mutually convenient time for the viewing.
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Make your offer
So, if you like what you have seen and once the boat has ticked all the right boxes, then it’s time to make an offer! It is not our place to influence what you offer, or what the owner may accept, merely to conduct the negotiations. All offers will be put to the vendor and we will inform you of the decision as soon as it is made,. Once the negotiations are over, and your offer is accepted by the vendor, you will need to place a deposit of 10% of the agreed price. We recommend that you make the offer subject to survey and/or river trial.
Once the boat is formally under offer to you and dates have been agreed for the survey and/or completion, we will not accept any other offers and will assist you in completing the purchase, providing the dates are met.
You will be asked to sign a binding Sale Agreement contract (subject to satisfactory survey). The contract specifies the conditions of the sale and how and when the balance of the purchase price will be paid.
Used boats are sold without a warranty, so it is our strong recommendation you have a full pre-purchase survey carried out. The survey will give you a better indication of the condition of the boat and enables you to make an informed decision, based on the findings. If there are any repairs or faults discovered during the survey, we will discuss these with you and if we need to, we will liaise with the vendor to discuss matters further. You will be responsible for the survey cost, and this will be payable to the surveyor direct. You will also be responsible for any lift-out fees in advance of the lift out for the survey. We aim to look to complete the purchase within 2 weeks of the survey being completed.
For completion of the sale, you will need to pay the balance of the agreed price to us. For this transaction we accept bank transfers (Straight transfer, CHAPS or BACS) or bankers drafts. Pleas note, we require cleared funds 24 hours in advance of the completion date, before the keys are handed over and the boat becomes yours.
You will be responsible for insuring your boat from the date of completion, so make sure you search on-line/ring round and get some quotes in before deciding on an insurer. Boat insurance is relatively inexpensive considering the sums of money involved in your investment, however levels of cover do vary, so chose wisely. We do have several companies who we deal with, so we will be happy to give you some recommendations.
We are happy for you to stay a couple of days whilst you get acquainted with your new boat. Should you require moorings, we do have leisure moorings here at the marina and we will be happy to secure you a mooring with us if we have availability.
You will need to licence your boat for the waterways as soon as you complete the sale. Depending on where you are intending to keep the boat, you will need a short term licence for the River Avon along with a licence from the Canals and Rivers Trust, if you are moving the boat to the canal system, or off of the River Avon. We will be happy to point you in the right direction.