Wincham Wharf Boat Sales Specialists in New & Used Narrow & Widebeam Boats
Wincham Wharf Boat SalesSpecialists in New & Used Narrow & Widebeam Boats


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  • Robin (Friday, February 16 18 03:30 pm GMT)

    When I decided to buy a narrowboat, I knew very little about them. I did some searching online and decided what minimum features I wanted and then I went to Narrowboats at Wincham. There I found both Dave and Liam extremely helpful and patient. Fortunately, they had a boat which ticked all the boxes but that's not the end of it. Dave was able to arrange for the boat to be taken out of the water for the survey and then for some work to be done. Both Dave and Liam were then helpful in negotiations about the price because of the work that was needed. All in all, the whole process was made very straightforward and stress-free.

  • Terry Basley (Friday, December 15 17 05:28 pm GMT)

    Excellent service from Liam and Dave. Apart from the purchase, they also organised the cranage, hull blacking, and gave recommendations for insurance.

  • D Stanforth (Friday, December 15 17 03:12 pm GMT)

    Had offers on the boat as soon as it had been put in water after being blacked, thanks to Liam and David the boat sold before being put on the open market.
    Sale was trouble free.

  • Jane Bowles (Thursday, December 14 17 12:26 pm GMT)

    A very big thank you to Liam and the whole team at Narrowboats Ltd. They went way beyond the call of duty to enable the smooth purchase and ready the NB Jador for me. I have many years of sailing behind me but narrowboats are quite different.there is so much to learn and experience aboard my second home. Thank you once again for everything.

  • Ray & Helen Robinson. (Monday, October 23 17 03:56 pm BST)

    Having just completed the sale of our narrowboat " Robin " we would thoroughly recommend " Narrowboats Ltd " for their professionalism.David has been excellent, friendly, efficient and a good communicator which has made for a smooth and trouble free sale. Many thanks.

  • Nicolene Evans (Monday, October 09 17 08:23 pm BST)

    I would like to opportunity to thank Liam and his team for the excellent service on the purchase of our slimline widebeam through Narrowboats LTD. We are very pleased with our purchase and the sale was very straightforward. Liam's effort and determination completing the sale was top notch. Thanks again for all your help and support.

  • K Neil (Monday, October 02 17 10:39 am BST)

    Great Service from both Liam & David. They arranged for a crew and quotes for work to make the boat a live aboard prior to my offer as well as organising all of the work to tie in with my delivery date. I asked Liam for a 'whole' package of work, transport and information and he provided all before his estimated timeline. They also negotiated the price several times on my behalf to the vendor and I was very pleased with the outcome and service.

  • Gerard Hastings (Sunday, October 01 17 10:24 am BST)

    When I bought my widebeam from Narrowboats Ltd, I was a complete novice. I hadn't even sailed in a boat. So I was feverous and apprehensive. Dave and Liam guided me through the whole process every step of the way. They were helpful and sensitive to my requests, changes of mind and indecisive situation. They helped me with various queries and were a mine of information at all times. Now I am living on board they still give me follow-up calls to see that everything is going well and I feel comfortable about calling them for additional support now and again. The decision to buy a houseboat was the right one for me. I should have done it years ago. I'm very proud of my new home and grateful for the support offered during the process of purchasing her. I would recommend this amazing team to anyone considering buying a boat. Thanks guys - you've made all the difference.

  • Debra Lindsay (Tuesday, September 26 17 03:57 pm BST)

    Having purchased a beautiful new Pioneer we have been very pleased with not just the service whilst planning/purchasing but the aftercare too. We are now living the dream thanks to Narrowboats Ltd and their amazing value Pioneer concept. We have had the boat a fair while now and recently had a slight problem with an interior panel which was promptly attended to and repaired as good as new. They attended the boat at our mooring over 70 miles away - distance wasn’t a problem. This was excellent aftercare service and we would highly recommend them

  • Nathan Julien (Monday, September 25 17 05:45 pm BST)

    Narrowboat limited helped me buy my first boat about 5 months ago and I have nothing but good things to say about them! From first contact to date they have been nothing short of amazing! Helping me with the sale and even giving me advice over the phone about any problems I've had on the water. They really did make buying a floating home a easy as buying a new tv!

  • Peter Owen (Wednesday, September 20 17 10:00 pm BST)

    Friendly and helpful sales team, the purchase and transportation of my 60' x 12' Collingwood sailaway went smoothly.
    Have now owned/sailed the vessel for several months on the Leeds & Liverpool. I am gradually fitting out interior, intending to move aboard full-time after sale of house. She regularly receives compliments and admiration from passers by and other boaters we meet on the cut.

  • Steve T (Saturday, August 26 17 11:45 am BST)

    Many thanks to Liam and his team at Narrowboats LTD for their help in selling my narrowboat for me as I had to move off it for health reasons. They were extremely helpful throughout the sale and kept in touch all the way. I would recommend them to anyone thinking of selling or buying as I bought my first boat from Liam 4 years ago! All the best Steve.

  • Paul Radcliffe (Nb Hannah) (Wednesday, August 09 17 04:05 pm BST)

    Highly impressed with the friendly, professional attitude of the staff at Narrowboats Ltd. Boat sold within 5 weeks of going on sale. Whole process very smooth and efficient. Would recommend.

  • M Rickatson (Memory Maker) (Tuesday, July 25 17 10:52 am BST)

    The largest single purchase in my life other than a house.

    But what a truly fantastic experience I was kept informed weekly with photos of the build visited the builder several times but nothing prepared me for the final breathtaking result.

    I could not be happier with my 57 x 11 widebeam, the quality, craftsmanship and attention to my requests was perfect in every way.

    I would not hesitate to recommend Narrowboats limited,and Collingwoods to anyone.
    We had a very small number of delivery hiccups as can be expected with any new Boat but all fixed without question quickly and professionally I would be a reference anytime.

  • Eddie Narrowboats Bodacious (Tuesday, May 09 17 04:10 pm BST)

    Narrowboats Ltd have been brilliant throughout the sale of my boat. I would not hesitate to use them or recommend them. They dealt with all of the sale from valuing by boat for paying me out hassle free. They did an excellent job of valeting the boat and sorted a few minor jobs prior to making the sale. All in all I'm very very pleased.

  • Terry Mills (Daisy) (Tuesday, April 11 17 10:55 am BST)

    Both members of Narrowboats could not be more helpful., As a total novice they were forthcoming in every aspect of the sale and helping me purchase my license etc.

  • Paul Tothill (Sunday, February 12 17 09:09 am GMT)

    Many Thanks for the quick and painless sale of our much loved "Sunset Song" We hope the new owners have as much joy from her as we did over the last 12 years.

  • Martyn sculpher (Friday, February 03 17 02:43 pm GMT)


    We purchased our first boat from Wincham Wharf Boat Sales in October 2016.
    We are currently moored at Wincham Wharf and will be until May when the Leigh Branch 'Vickers Hall Bridge No 56 works are completed allowing access to the 'Ribble Link' to Lancaster.

    The 'customer experience' we have met far exceeds our expectations.

    The services we sought, supplied by the Narrowboat Ltd Team, have been nothing short of quality. Friendly and executed in a professional manner. Always there and 'hands on'.

    Survey supplied by Narrowboat surveyors. (Independent).
    We had our Cratch Cover replaced. Quality.
    The hull blackened. Quality.
    Upholstery. Quality.
    On site Engineers. Qualtiy.
    Moorings, Standard price per lenght. Quality

    We would like to say a big personal thanks to Liam, Dave and Geoff.


    Martyn And Nadia


  • Chris Cobb (Wednesday, February 01 17 02:15 pm GMT)

    A big thank you to Liam and David for pulling out the stops for me in getting my beautifully fitted out 57ft Collingwood widebeam on time. Excellent service and outcome. I thoroughly recommend Narrowboats Ltd.

  • Vince Young (Thursday, January 19 17 11:07 am GMT)

    After meeting Liam at Barrowboats Ltd I agreed to sell our Narrowboat through them.

    I found Liam and his staff to be very courteous and profession, most importantly giving me updates and feedback from potential buyers which was a great help.

    I am pleased to say that within 8 weeks my boat was sold in a pleasent, hassle - free transaction. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all concerned at Narrowboats Ltd and would highly recommend their services.

    Good luck in the future all,

    Vince: Knutsford.

  • Ian Bellis (Lovely Jubbly) (Monday, December 19 16 10:15 am GMT)

    Dealt with Liam from start to finish. Bought the boat several years ago from Liam and sold the boat again through narrowboats. A fantastic service, thanks once again.

  • S. Heels (Tuesday, November 08 16 12:32 pm GMT)

    Everybody has been amazing from start to finish. Very polite and friendly.

  • Mr. Walker (Wednesday, November 02 16 04:42 pm GMT)

    Very swift service which was trouble free!!

  • Mr. Latham (Wednesday, October 12 16 08:54 am BST)

    Boat was delivered for sale 11th August 2016 and was in the water for approx 3 weeks. I was advised to have it taken out of the water as it gave an underwater view of the boat and a more complete and
    easy access to view the boat. This had the desired effect and the boat was sold on the 23rd September 2016. I found both Liam and Dave very helpful and professional throughout the sale and I would
    not hesitate in recommending Narrowboats Ltd to anyone selling or purchasing a narrowboat.

  • John & Pat Holmes (Thursday, September 29 16 12:04 pm BST)

    Having purchased one of 'Narrowboats' Pioner craft from Wincham Wharf and dwelt on her for the last three months Pat & I can endorse the product as being a lovely environment within which to
    live. She completely fulfils our expectations and we'd like to pass on our thanks to the team for all their assistance.

  • Robin Whittington (Thursday, September 22 16 12:03 am BST)

    I recently sold my 10yr old narrowboat, on which I had lived since she was built. In the I main I dealt with Liam,the manager at Narrowboats Ltd, who turned up to value the boat when he said he would
    ( another broker didn't turn up at all!). This was a good start that lead to a fairly problem free sale after about 2 months. Liam himself is an enthusiastic, empathic, and pleasant man and all the
    staff I dealt with were very helpful and good communicators. From my experience I'd be happy to recommend their services to anyone selling a narrowboat.

  • Lynn & Paul (Tuesday, July 19 16 12:57 pm BST)

    Would like to thank Liam for all his help with the purchase of our very first Narrowboat Sycamore which is an ex Hire Baot, which we purchased in December 2014 and having it transported via road to a
    more local place to us, and we didn't have to lift a finger only the phone, he was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process and kept us uptdate every step of the way, it has now
    been successfully converted and refurbished into a lovely home.

  • Andrew (Monday, July 04 16 09:45 am BST)

    A sincere thanks to Liam & Geoff at Narrowboats Ltd for all their support and efficiency in selling my narrowboat Prince Rilian. Bless you for going the extra mile and bringing the sale to a
    happy conclusion.

  • Colin (Wednesday, June 01 16 05:46 pm BST)

    Bought my very first narrowboat through narrowboats ltd and the guys there could not have been more helpful and friendly I would recommend them to any one

  • laurence barnacle (Thursday, May 12 16 09:43 pm BST)

    many thanks to Geoff and liam for there help in purchasing my nb nifty fifty,very good service and they do go the extra mile to see you get what you want,my best wishes to all at narrowboats ltd,

  • Mel Godwin and Mike Arnold (Saturday, May 07 16 09:03 am BST)

    Dear Liam, Jeff and John
    My dad and I just wanted to thank you all so much for assisting us with the purchase of Pukeko. It's fair to say, the purchase wasn't without it's challenges but your patience and understanding
    helped us to get there in the end. For this, we are eternally grateful. We'd like also thank you personally, Liam for you time and and understanding, especially for for always being friendly and
    professional during the many phonecalls we made to each other. Jeff and John for taking my dad out on the boat and for providing a first class induction to our new boat. We would highly recommend
    your service to anyone who is wishing to purchase a narrow boat and we wish you all the best for the future. Thanks again, for everything.

  • David Pye (Monday, April 11 16 05:35 pm BST)

    Many thanks to Liam and Geoff for dealing with the sale of my narrowboat.The whole process was dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.I was kept updated on progress regularly and my sale
    was completed in two weeks.Well worth the commission fee for such a fast and hassle free sale.

  • Walter & Carole (Wednesday, April 06 16 07:26 pm BST)

    What a team Liam,Geoff and John,full of confidence and very good at what they do,sold our boat within 3 weeks.Cannot thank them enough,well done lads.

  • Wendy Myers (Monday, April 04 16 12:29 pm BST)

    Really pleased with the very quick sale of our boat - Liam initially viewed and valued her- she was put on the website as we travelled to wincham wharfe which in turn meant that several people were
    interested before we arrived!
    The first person to view the very next morning after our arrival and she was sold - must be the quickest sale ever.
    Many thanks to Liam and the rest of the team for an excellent service

  • Paul houghton (Thursday, March 31 16 11:49 am BST)

    This was our first boat and we came to the idea as complete novices. We had been looking at boats for about 8 months and apart from the fact that we didn't see anything we particularly liked we
    didn't seem to get much in the way of input or interest from the places we went to look. That was until we came to Liam and his team where the situation was completely different. They took a real
    interest in us as customers, listened to what we were looking for, made suggestions and answered all those stupid questions that novices ask with honesty and enthusiasm. They never pushed anything
    and let us progress at our own speed and were always available and ready to respond to queries by email or phone and they guided us through the process very calmly and gently. A great team but the
    star has to be Geoff who obviously has a passion for boats and boating and went out of his way to share his knowledge and experience with us. What a star. We have our first boat now, have undertaken
    a major maiden voyage to get it back home to Lancashire and we are very happy. Very grateful to Liam and the team at narrow boats ltd for helping to make a retirement dream come to life

  • Bob collins (Sunday, March 27 16 07:11 pm BST)

    Narrowboat Tao.
    I would like to say a huge thank you to Liam, Geoff and john for all there help and support in the purchase of Tao, these guys could not have been any more supportive, after my initial viewing we did
    everything else through phone and email up till the day I collected the boat in under a month, even getting me pictures of the boat suspended in the air by a crane thanks Geoff. I'm looking forward
    to my new home on the water thanks to all of you guys.
    Kind Regards Bob.

  • jeff beck/just cruise (Wednesday, March 16 16 08:55 pm GMT)

    being a wildlife photographer i had always pondered buying a boat just to get to parts of the canal/river i couldnt access on foot,so when the divorce was started i took the plunge.great all round
    experience.geoff showed me around the cruiser and answered all my questions.liam and geoff also sorted out my permanent mooring/shore power i live aboard and soon to be exploring the trent
    and mersey and weaver.also would like to thank the lads in the boat yard for the work on the boat.thanks again to geoff and liam and also john in the office.i deffinatley would recommend narrowboats

  • Sue (Tuesday, February 02 16 03:16 pm GMT)

    I collected my lovely boat Betty today. The service has been exceptional, polite and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Narrowboats Ltd to anyone thinking of purchasing a boat they really went the
    extra mile. Thanks again all, Sue.

  • Tom and Kate (Friday, January 08 16 07:26 pm GMT)

    We took 18 months of planning of how we were going to purchase a narrowboat
    After a visit to Narrowboats we found our perfect boat
    We decided to take the plunge and purchase a new boat off Liam at the Crick boat show
    We both wondered if we would be okay handling and living on a boat
    Liam and Geoff explained everything in detail from the engine to the loo how it works and the costs involved
    After selling our house we moved onto a brand new 60ft x 9ft Pioneer We were able to phone day night if there were any problems Liam sorted things out at a speed of 4 mph Geoff was a bit faster John
    has now become part of the team his knowledge of boats helps even where the best logs are for sale at a good price
    We have been living on board for 9 months we have had a few problems you soon learn to sort them out with a feel of achievement
    We recommend Narrowboats Ltd to anyone thinking of purchasing a boat
    If you visit the office take some milk with you Liam always offers you a drink but he apologies for not having any milk
    Good luck and best wishes for 2016

  • Phil Heath (Saturday, December 19 15 12:39 am GMT)

    Because of unforeseen and potentially disastrous personal circumstance, plus being pretty close to retirement age. I thought I would fulfil an age old dream of owning and living aboard my own
    narrowboat. With time short and finance tight, two things quickly became apparent to me: I didn't know nor understand enough about the whole process, and I wasn't getting much help from the people
    you'd expect it from. That would be the numerous brokers and boatyards I visited throughout the UK.

    On my first visit to Narrowboats Ltd. I met with John. It was not the usual “the boats over there, here's the keys”. Rather, the most memorable thing from that first visit was, that I was listened
    to. We discussed my experience, my circumstance, my hopes and abilities. It was nearly an hour before John suggested we'd better look at some boats. I'd already formed the opinion that I was dealing
    with a company that was well above the norm. Little did I know at that time, just how good this company was.

    Liam took over from John, and explained to me whole buying process. What would be required of me, what I needed to do, what pitfalls I could expect, but more importantly what the company would do for
    me. Did I mention there was a boat that fell in love with? I left the office several hours later than expected well on the way to buying a boat.

    Of course buying something such as a boat is never going to be a simple straightforward procedure. But I can say that Liam and the team kept me informed every step of the way, budgets were never
    exceeded, and everything was delivered as promised.

    I can only say to finalise that Narrowboats Ltd (and in particular John , Liam and Charles) have to be the most reliable company I have ever worked with. They didn't sell me a boat, they worked to
    make my dreams come true. Many companies do go that extra mile for their customers satisfaction, few will actually build the road to make it happen.

  • Ken Tobin (Thursday, November 12 15 03:31 pm GMT)

    Took a while in the building but ended up with a beautiful boat admired by many. Many thanks to Narrowboats for there helpfulness and patience! Liam and the team made our dream come true.

  • Barry Tomlin (Thursday, November 05 15 03:40 pm GMT)

    Our Narrow boat Dunston was a very individual design, It needed the right buyer, We are pleased to say that Narrowboats Ltd stuck to their task, and eventually found the right buyer, we received very
    good service from all the staff pleased with their commitment. Tank you

  • Angela Perkins (Wednesday, November 04 15 01:39 pm GMT)

    When I decided I wished to own a narrowboat I was a complete novice. I had no idea where to buy one. Someone, canal side, suggested Narrowboats Ltd. I walked into their office as a complete stranger
    and bluntly stated that I wished to own a boat. Could they help? It could have so easily been a reckless decision - but immediately I was put at ease by Liam's professional dialogue, carefully
    explaining the process.

    12 months later I am the proud owner of a brand new, truly beautiful 55 Footer.

    Throughout the journey from the start of the build to completion I have been patiently listened to, accommodated, sensibly advised, regularly updated, not cajoled in any way - but wisely pointed in
    the best direction where necessary by the relevant personnel. At the same time I have especially been made to feel part of a team working to produce the very best result.

    And so it has been. The quality of 'Opus One' far surpasses my expectations in every way. During the short time that I have cruised I have had many admiring comments from complete strangers on the
    towpath as well as friends who have been on board.

    Narrowboats Ltd- New Concept Boats have tried their utmost, and succeeded in producing the boat I have a long dreamed about. Many thanks to all of you for your professionalism. Angela Perkins.

  • Barry (Saturday, October 03 15 09:38 am BST)

    I sadly had to sell Roma as I could no longer do the maintenance needed
    Liam was so helpful,a credit to the company,he and Geoff kept me informed regularly till she was sold,whats even better her new owners love her as much as I did!.it was great meeting them thanks you
    all so much

  • Nat Maurice Jones (Thursday, September 17 15 04:12 pm BST)

    Good Afternoon all at Narrowboats Ltd,

    I wanted to write and thank you very much for the helpful and professional
    way in which you dealt with our purchase of the narrowboat 'Scotch Mist'.
    I was most impressed by your attention to detail and for meeting and taking
    me to view. You answered all my queries and nothing was too much trouble.

    Thank you also for assisting me last week when I had to find a mooring
    whilst moving the boat to the Venetian marina, I am indebted to you.

    With Kind regards,

  • Liz (Wednesday, August 05 15 12:34 pm BST)

    Good afternoon Geoff and Liam.
    Just found your page on on Facebook and thought I'd send you a quick update on Roma.

    Myself and Gavin are now living on her full time (with the addition of Darla, an ex-farm dog who just didn't know how to herd sheep).

    Last month we dry docked her for the first time, stripped her back to bare metal and gave her a lovely new black and midnight blue colour scheme and four coats of hull blacking (we had lots of people
    wanting to help and not enough brushes!). My Dad also spent the whole week welding and patching any parts that looked a bit worn or tired so she went back into the water looking nice and

    We fell in love with Roma's interior before we bought her so haven't changed that much. Though this week we have replaced the flooring and have had some lusciously deep carpets fitted (something I
    could never afford for the width of a house!) and have re-insulated the bedroom walls. Soon we plan to extend the bathroom width-ways so there is no longer a walkway, just sliding doors straight
    through to the bedroom and turn the leaky shower tray into a wet room which will give us a bit more space (and room for a bigger bed).

    I'd love to send a message and some photos to Barry Fell, whom we bought her from, once she's finished but I've lost his email address. Do you still have it? If so could you pass this message onto
    him please?

    It was a bit of a leap of faith but it has certainly paid off. We are absolutely loving life afloat and thank you so much for helping us find the perfect boat.

  • Claire and Robbie (King Arthur) (Tuesday, June 02 15 05:04 pm BST)

    The team were very good and informed us all the way through the sale. We have had an overall excellent service and they were always at hand to answer any questions we had (night or day!). We would
    definitely use this company again.

  • King Arthur (Tuesday, June 02 15 02:50 pm BST)

    We have had a very happy experience with Liam buying our boat. He was extremely helpful and nothing has been too much trouble. The sale/purchase has gone through like a dream.
    Thanks again for everything.
    Ingrid & Darren

  • Janice and Des (Friday, May 01 15 01:16 pm BST)

    Thank you Geoff & Liam for all your help when we bought Maranatha. You always acted in a totally professional, thorough and friendly manner.

  • Graham Heald (Friday, April 24 15 02:40 pm BST)

    The decision to sell our family boat was a hard one.

    The boat was looked after by Narrowboats Ltd with all the services you encounter. A complete repaint was carried out and the boat was sold within a month. Well done Geoff & Liam and best of luck
    for the future. Graham, previous owner of The Hixon.

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Boat details listed on this website are believed to be accurate, but cannot be guaranteed. They are based on information provided by the vendor and a visual inspection by Narrowboats Ltd. We recommend that prospective purchasers satisfy themselves as to the condition and specification of the boat, with an independant pre-purchase survey.

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