Calcutt Boats

Selling your Boat

Thinking of selling your narrowboat, what do you need to think about?

How can you get the best possible deal?

What are the advantages of dealing with a broker?

What time of year is the best to sell?

How long does the average sale take?

Talk to Calcutt Boats today on 01926 813 757  for expert advice to help answer these questions.

What we can offer:

  1. Family run business that offers a friendly honest, polite, and personal service.
  2. Helpful advice.
  3. Sales brochure with a full technical specification and clear layout plan.
  4. Full set of interior and exterior photographs to be used for marketing.
  5. Free mooring whilst on brokerage (licence and insurance need to be maintained).
  6. All viewings are accompanied by one of our knowledgeable team.
  7. Viewings available 7 days a week, with no need for an appointment.
  8. Boat cleaning services for interior and exterior available.
  9. Use of onsite slipway at a reduced rate for survey.
  10. Full engineering services available on site including hull blacking.
  11. Competitive commission rates (see table below).

If you decide to use our services what will happen next?

  1. We get you to fill in the request to act form which will give us a full specification on your boat (don’t sign it at this point).
  2. We arrange to do a free walk through valuation to confirm the market value.
  3. We discuss this value with you and agree the amount we are going to put the boat on the market for.
  4. If you are happy to proceed, you now sign the request to act form.
  5. We produce all the adverts, marketing to buyers online, on-site, and through trade advertising.
  6. Once a purchaser has been found, we’ll support you in negotiating a deal.
  7. Once the sale is complete we will transfer the funds to your nominated bank account less any charges and commission.

Scale of commission (subject to VAT)

  1. Up to £9,999                          –      £800
  2. From £10,000 to £19,999      –      8%
  3. From £20,000 to £29,999    –      6%
  4. From £30,000 to £59,999    –      5%
  5. From £60,000                         –      4%


To enquire about our services please complete the form below.