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What Our Customers Say

Please find listed below what a few of the genuine buyers and sellers think of our service.

The following reviews are genuine reviews and details the name of the buyer or seller and the name of the boat that they have either sold or purchased from us.

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If for what ever reason you feel that you are genuinely not happy with either our company or our service then in the first instance please call us on 01889 881960. One of our regional managers will call you back and we will be delighted to listen to and address any concerns that you may have.

We encourage genuine direct feedback as this makes us become better as a Company.

We have sold 1000s of boats and had the pleasure of dealing with several thousands of buyers and sellers and we appreciate that regardless of how much we try and how hard we work as a team that we can't keep every buyer and seller happy, but we are working on it.

Thank you. The team.

There are boat brokers and narrow boat brokers. Luckily we chose the latter. It was well worth the journey moving our boat from Tewkesbury to Wigram's Turn for sale. Please pass on our thanks to Liam and the team for the professional and efficient service we received during the process of selling our Sea Otter, Bumble B. We were pleased with the photographic presentation, and the courtesy shown to us whenever we visited the site. A buyer was found in a relatively short time and once sold, funds were in our account within 5 days as promised. We have recommended your services to friends who are considering selling their narrowboats. Paul and Diana Camies (seller of Bumble B)

Just a quick line to say thank you to you and your team for all the help taking me through the buying process in my purchase of Capricorn.You made it very easy and enjoyable with nothing being too much trouble.I really appreciate all that you have done to speed up the process and especially you Leeza going into the office on your day off just so I could sign the paperwork. I look forward to seeing you soon and once again THANKS!! Roy Lenton (buyer of Capricorn)

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank for the fantastic job you did in helping me find and buy a narrowboat. I don’t think you could have done a better job and I am really pleased with the whole process. Thank you so much. Steve Carter (buyer of Emiline)

We just wanted to thank Leeza for her excellent, friendly and efficient service. We enjoyed coming to the beautiful marina at Great Haywood on Saturday, 3rd December, to take ownership of our lovely boat, Hakuna Matata, and it was great to meet Leeza after our dealings over the phone. She provides old-fashioned service with a very modern handshake and smile. This is how it should be done. Thanks very much. Julie & Steve Phelps (Hakuna Matata Buyer)

Just a quick note to thank you for all your support in our purchase of Miss Molly. You are the perfect example of what good customer service should be. Jon & Jo Horrocks (Miss Molly)

I'd been looking for a boat for nearly a year and Mandy will tell you, I'd got to the point where I didn't think I'd find one I liked and I sounded desperate. I'd looked at loads of boats that were damp, neglected and if they were ok they seemed massively over priced. Mandy was the first broker I'd spoken to who actually asked me what I was looking for and came back to me with something that ended up being perfect.
The level of service and support from Mandy has been fantastic. Without a doubt I knew she had my best interests at heart and that she genuinely cared about how this process went for me. I also admired how she balanced my needs with the seller's needs.
The buying process at Great Haywood is really clear and each step was explained to me by Mandy which I really appreciated as Duke is my first boat.  There was help every step of the way and both my Dad and I felt really welcome when we visited. Mandy has joked we should put each other on the friends and family phone list as we spoke so much. I think Mandy will miss me!!
For me buying my first boat was an emotional rollercoaster. I think that the way Great Haywood approaches this is the best possible way for both the buyer and the seller. I'm so pleased that I picked up the phone and called Great Haywood.
I will tell anyone who is buying or selling a narrowboat to contact you and if I'm up this way again I will definitely pop in to say hello. Couldn't speak more highly of you! Thank you so much once again. Claire Littlewood (buyer of James)

We just wanted to thank you and all the team for such wonderful service and help. We needed to sell a boat for a good friend of ours who sadly passed away and your understanding of our situation was so appreciated. When we first met you, you said that you usually sold boats on your books within weeks and we smiled and thought it unlikely but you were true to your word. What was really impressive was how often you contacted us and kept us in touch, it made such a difference. So thank you all for your cheerful and professional service and the warmth of your personalities shone through it all. Well done !!! Barry & Tricia Oldham (seller of Lods Mill)

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the sales team. They provided a friendly, efficient service, keeping us up to date even though we live 'abroad' and our boat was sold only 2 weeks after having been put up for sale. Russ & Moya Thomas (Mona sellers)

I would just like to say thank you for making  everything so easy from day one, for a complete novice, all my questions were answered and all steps explained clearly. Thanks especially to Alex and also to the team, everyone is so helpful and friendly. Linda Green (Django buyer)

This was our first experience of buying a boat, so we really didn't know what to expect. But Alex and the team at Great Haywood explained everything and made it really easy for us. From the initial viewing (for which Alex came in specially on her day off) to final handover of our narrowboat, the entire process went without a hitch. With regular phone calls, simple paperwork and a level of honesty that quite frankly took us by surprise (having previously dealt with estate agents), the entire process was a pleasure. Alex even introduced us to a marina, surveyor and boatyard, ensuring we were all set up and ready to set sail as soon as the purchase was complete. Tommy Powell (Grady Buyer)

Thank you for selling our boat it was a easy and pain free experience . The updates were very helpful, and we will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone selling or buying a boat from Great Haywood Boat Sales. The whole team were professional and very cheerful. Charlie & Hazel Bullock (Violet Rose)

A great team in the office. A smooth transition from deposit to eventual sale. All questions answered and very helpful in every aspect. What more could you ask for? Thank you girls from one very happy customer . Mike Blairs & Missy Dog (Troy Buyer)

I wanted to thank you for your help and support in my purchase of NB Destiny. Your helpfulness and knowledge of the process made the whole experience enjoyable. Tsai Tenn (Destiny)

A very big “thank you” to all the team at Great Haywood Boat Sales for acting as perfect matchmakers in the sale of my boat “Errol”. Keeping me informed and aware of every step along the way they guarded me safely through ‘unchartered waters’ and towards a successful sales completion. I’m sad to see “Errol” sail into the sunset but know she has gone to a good and caring home. David Ride (Errol)

I have just returned from two weeks abroad. I was pleased to see that the sale proceeds for Katie May had arrived in our bank account. Maxine and I would like to thank you and your team for the business-like way in which you handled the sale of Katie May and the purchase of Tiddy Oggie.  Both transactions went through very smoothly.  I was particularly pleased to be able to agree a sale on Katie May on the same day I picked up the keys for Tiddy Oggie - it doesn't get any better! Julian Hallett (Katie May seller/ Tiddy Oggie buyer)

I came to Great Haywood Boat Sales as a novice with a particular set of wishes, the staff were courteous and professional in allowing me to fulfil my dream. When I was unsure they were supportive and considerate, moreover that support continued after the sale had gone through, and I am happily moored at Great Haywood Marina and the staff remain courteous and professional, those sentiments seem to shine through. Sam Isacke (Budleigh)

Having finally decided to retire from boating we contacted Great Haywood Boat Sales after a recommendation from Kings Bromley Marina where we were moored. From the outset of the sale it was handled professionally, and efficiently by the friendly sales team. From the initial evaluation the sales process moved forward  smoothly. Within 7 days of Princess being put up for sale we had  an offer for the full asking price. Communications, whether by phone or in person, were always a pleasure and we were kept up to date with the sales development by their excellent website. The decision to sell Princess, after 22 years, was not taken lightly and the handover day was an emotional one for all concerned. It was, therefore, a relief to know she was going to a good home. When we finally met the new owner we were pleased to see he was as excited about her as we had been. We would have no hesitation in recommending Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone wishing to buy or sell a boat. Bill & Jo Lester (Princess)

Firstly I would like to thank ‘Great Haywood Boat Sales’, (Ellie and her Team) for excellent service in what turned out to be, a very quick sale of my beloved canal boat ‘ROOTHING’.  Throughout the whole process I found Ellie and her team to be very helpful and considerate as well as being expedient in all related documentation, etc. and especially as I reside in Canada with a 7 Hour Time Difference.  The showing of my boat on their Website was very well put together and made it easy for the Buyer to see what the boat looked like, as well as its condition.  I will have no problems in recommending ‘Great Haywood Boat Sales’ in the future, albeit by this format, or in verbal conversation.  I wish both Ellie and her Team many more successful Purchases/Sales in the future, and many Happy Cruising Miles to the new owners of ‘ROOTHING’. Keith W. Bailey (Roothing)

You have recently completed the sale of my narrowboat ‘Arkady’. Could I just say what a pleasure it was dealing with your company, Great Haywood Boat Sales, and in particular. The service you fulfilled from start to finish was friendly and professional, and I would recommend your service to anyone. Many thanks and best wishes to you for the future. Hugh Gough (Arkady)

We have owned several boats over the years and consequently have dealt with many different brokers. Without doubt Great Haywood Boat Sales is by far the best we have dealt with. At all stages of the selling process the team was prompt and efficient. Steve and Ellie were knowledgeable and took time to explain the process and the paperwork in a professional and friendly manner. Our queries were dealt with quickly and phone calls answered promptly. An important aspect of Great Haywood's service was that all viewings were accompanied by a team member and this was adhered to. The proof of this companies' service was that my boat was sold on the first viewing, within 10 days of it first appearing on the Great Haywood website. I will certainly use them in the future and strongly recommend Great Haywood Boat Sales to others seeking to buy or sell a boat. Robert & Lyn Jones (Mon Petit)

I have recently purchased a fantastic boat from Great Haywood Boat Sales. I am a construction worker, so go all over the UK and had the idea to use a narrow boat as "digs" for 4 nights a week. Not knowing too much, I called in and spoke to the friendly staff, who were very helpful and not pushy, just giving honest opinion about the prospect of living aboard, costs etc.I gave the information some thought and then at a later date, advised them of what sort of thing I was after. I looked at a few boats, there and at other brokers in the Midlands, and was fortunate enough to have Great Haywood contact me as a boat "just in" met my budget, size, expectations etc.  The viewing confirmed it was the boat for me, a deal was struck and the process of surveying engaged.  The surveyor is one recommended by a number of brokers in the area, and he did a fantastic and thorough job.  The sale then completed very quickly. The staff were in continuous communication and at one point even allowed access to me and the other half (Finance Minister) prior to completion on a day off, at short notice. All in all, I am very pleased with the whole experience from Great Haywood and would recommend them.  They are very much an estate agent for boats, they can only sell what they have on behalf of owners and are reliant on the original information being provided to them.  During "post sale" they been continuingly helpful with requests for information regarding the boat, documentation etc. A first class service. Ian Duffy (Patience)

We would like to thank Leeza and team for all their help with the satisfactory purchase of our new home Misty Waters. Especially Leeza, who was very friendly, and helpful during the transaction. She even came in to the office to finalise the paperwork on her day off. Many thanks again. Enjoying our life aboard our new home, looking forward to  days and days cruising. We can thoroughly recommend Great Haywood Boats. You won't be disappointed with their commitment to you. Thanks. Heather and Alan (Misty Waters)

I would like to thank Leeza from Greathaywood boat sales for taking me through the processes of buying Jax. My first live-a-board boat. Always smiles along the way and we had many a chat about my childhood on my grandfathers boat and the trip planned back to Saul Marina. Leeza was great at following up calls and keeping the process in motion and generally lovely to chat to. I have been living on her since and absolutely loving it. Everyday Jax looks a little bit more homely. Many thanks, Edward Stephens (Jax)

Karen and I would just like to say a big "thank-you" for finding a buyer for our boat and achieving this with the minimum of delay - to think that in less than three months we have achieved our objective and can now move on to the next phase of lives with the money safely in the Bank! Clearly you appreciate that parting with a boat can be a very emotional experience, and we were grateful that you were able to arrange the boat movements to alternative moorings and the Survey without the need for this to do this personally. Once the decision to 'say goodbye' to something has been made ...  the last thing you need is to have to go back on-board!

A special thanks for taking the photos and for all the help and advice that you have all given - definitely the right choice of Broker and thoroughly recommended! The 'icing on the cake' was that you found a new owner who clearly loves the boat as much as we did - this makes the selling process so much easier to deal with! Robin & Karen Newhouse (Frenchlands)

At every stage of the process I was nothing but impressed with the service you and the team provided.  Everyone I had contact with was so kind, friendly and helpful whilst at the same time being incredibly professional.  You and your team's knowledge of the boat sale market was very evident throughout and the advice and support I received in preparing Canberra to go on the market was invaluable.

Exactly 4 weeks after we had brought her to Great Haywood, and before we had finished the few jobs we had planned to do to get her ready for sale, we had accepted the (second) offer that had been made for her.  The survey was carried out and we collected the cheque from you 1 day short of 2 months after she had first arrived with you.  At every step along the way, I was kept informed of progress with the sale. Having had her for sale with another boatyard for nearly 9 months previously and without a single offer, I have learnt there is a big difference between businesses that have 'boats for sale' and businesses that 'sell boats'; Great Haywood Boat Sales definitely falls into the second category!

Should I ever be in a position to purchase another boat you will of course be my first port of call and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a boat. Jenny McKenna (Canberra)

Many thanks for the quick sale of Hannah May. I didn't think selling a boat could be so easy and trouble free. A great job by you all. Thanks again. John & Jean Moses (Hannah May)

We’d like to say a big thank you for selling our boat. On our first contact, we spoke to Lindsey, who talked us through the sales process, took details of our boat and then made arrangements for the valuer to contact us.  The valuer telephoned and arranged to come and view our boat.  He gave us a very honest and frank appraisal of our boat, his valuation was good and we agreed to go ahead.  Visiting Great Haywood, we met Ellie who went through all of the sales paperwork, explaining any points where we were not sure.  The Client Trust Account gave us reassurance that our money when the boat was sold would be safe. Due to living some way away from our mooring and having little time, you arranged for a lovely couple to move our boat for us.  Lindsey brought the couple over to our mooring and we felt at ease straight away, we knew our boat was in safe hands.  After only four days, you rang with an acceptable offer and we made another journey to Great Haywood, where we met Brian to deal with the sale paperwork.  Brian, like his colleagues, is very professional and went through the sales paperwork, explaining it all to us.  The Bank Holiday weekend slowed things a little but our cheque arrived, recorded delivery, on Friday.  What an excellent, professional service.  We are very impressed and would recommend Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone who is serious about selling their boat.  Tom & Dee Brady (Bramble)

I just wanted to drop you a note to say a big thank you to you and your team for your support in helping us purchase our narrow boat.  It meant a lot that you spent the time to understand exactly what we were looking for before suggesting any boats.  This was refreshing and an experience that we had not received from previously visited brokers.  In one way I think the boat you suggested was an easy sell as it was exactly what we were looking for, even though I might eat my words for suggesting a project boat!!!  I also want to thank you for the work you did with the negotiations following a worse than expected survey to which I believed that we would have to walk away from the boat. We also very much appreciated the way you kept us up to date during the whole of the purchase, especially the online updates. Although the boat has not yet gone back in the water we have already spent a few enjoyable days “tinkering” on her and know we are going to spend many a happy hour on what will be our pride and joy. I hope when we have done some more work you will take the time to share a coffee (or a beer) with us on board our boat that will be moored at Great Haywood marina. Alex and Alex Flavell (Celtic Lady)

Just a quick email to say how extremely pleased with were with the service you provided in respect of the sale of our narrow boat, Narrow Escape. We will definitely use your services again in the future as you sold our boat so quickly and efficiently. We will also recommend you to friends and family. Andy & Kay Merry (Narrow Escape)

This is to confirm safe receipt of the cheque which arrived yesterday by Recorded Delivery for the sale of our boat Duet - many thanks.   When we put the boat up for sale with you on 1 July we certainly did not imagine that a buyer would be found within a week, and the whole transaction completed within a month. It has been a most impressive performance and we also much appreciated the pleasant and professional manner in which the process was conducted.  If after all we find we can't live without a boat of our own, we shall know where to come! Again, many thanks for all your help.  Anthony and Dorothy Lucas (Duet)

I wanted to place on record our appreciation for your efforts in selling Quicksilver recently. From your knowledge of your potential customers you quickly matched their needs to Quicksilver, resulting in a very rapid sale which went through very smoothly. It was a pleasure to work with you and we would recommend you to others. Jim Dick (Quicksilver)

Following our telephone call, I would like to reiterate my comments relating to the service provided by all the team at Great Haywood Boat Sales. The whole process has been superb both from a customer service point of view and on a communication level. I particularly found the on-line updates very useful. Always a friendly voice on the end of the phone and smiling faces when meeting in person. Marcus Still (Tilly Mint)

Just a quick email to say thank you for handling the purchase of Delta Queen for us so efficiently. 23 days from first seeing her to sailing away in her was impressive. Alan & Sarah Berry (Delta Queen, Wigrams Turn Marina)

Just a massive thank you to the team at Great Haywood Boat Sales. My boat Lily Rose was sold in less than a week and the process was made very easy, all I had to do was sign a few pieces of paper and the rest was taken care of for me. It really was a hassle free experience. Mark Shenton (Lily Rose)

Why would you possibly go anywhere else? I would like to heartily thank all at Great Haywood Boat Sales for making the selling of my narrowboat ‘Barling’ a breeze (or more like a tornado considering how quick she was sold!). From the first friendliest meeting and great energy of Steve right through to all on the team, every step was made a very real pleasure. The customer login is a genius of simplicity, keeping all perfectly informed throughout the process.A genuine company that works genuinely hard to go that extra mile and makes it look a doddle. I would not hesitate recommending you to anyone wishing to sell their boat and have indeed done so. My many, many thanks to all and the very best of deserved luck for the future.And once again, thank you all very much.My best regards.Tim Green.(Barling). Oxford.

Thanks again for all your kind assistance in the purchase of our narrow boat Touch Wood.Throughout the process you were always available and ready with information and advice. Despite this being our first experience of purchasing a narrow boat we always felt happy with what was happening and always knew we could contact you over even the smallest matter. Our experience throughout with you, and the team at Great Haywood Boat Sales, was so different to our initial contacts/experiences with other boat sales companies.Once again our thanks and we look forward to meeting up again.Ian & Jane Williams, Switzerland (Touchwood)

Thank you for your fabulous support during the purchase of Theonales, you supported us every step of the way. we are really enjoying being back on the water. Maggie and Steve (Theonales)

We like to formally recognise excellent in customer service and Great Haywood Boat sales certainly has that. During the very quick sale of our boat Waterlily we were always kept fully updated and reassured on the progress. Having viewed boats for sale previously at Great Haywood we were aware of the friendliness of the sales staff and the follow up calls to see what we thought. This made putting Waterlily for sale with Great Haywood an easy decision. We would not hesitate to recommend Great Haywood as the best broker out there to sell via. We did have another valuation from a large brokerage that suggested putting our boat on the market at over £5,000 less, needless to say we achieved well over their valuation in our final sale. All in all a very easy and relaxing way to sell a boat. Neville & Rachel Wells (Waterlily)

I thought the publicity did the boat justice and was especially pleased with the number of photos on the website and the standard of the photos, which showed the boat in its best light .The time taken to produce this publicity must have been as much as the time taken to advertise a whole boat so to charge a percentage commission on the sale of a boat share would not be sufficient payment to the broker for the work done.   A way round this is for the broker to ask for a  donation to charity instead and, as a vendor I was prepared to pay a bit more for the trouble the broker went to, knowing that a charity would benefit. Heather Jasper (12th share, Debdale)

Diane and I would like to thank you and your team for everything you have done to facilitate the sale of our narrowboat.  Communication, whether in person or by phone, has been a pleasure.  From day one the process has gone smoothly right up to the final handover to the new owners.As you know our decision to sell the boat was very difficult and emotionally hard for both of us however, the compassion and understanding shown by you and your team has helped ease that situation. John and Diane Rogers (Jodisima Seller)

Just a quick line to say a big thank you for your help and advice during the purchase of Jodisima. You made it really simple and the whole process flowed seamlessly from beginning to end. Jodisima is a great craft and has been loved and cared for well by its previous owners so we have a hard act to follow. Well done and thanks again. Terry and Peter Yates (Jodisima Buyer)

Just a card to thank you for all your help during the sale of Last Flight. It was a difficult decision to sell but your sympathetic attitude made it easier for us. We are glad you found such a nice couple to look after our pride and joy. Rod & Rosie Garrish (Last Flight)

Just a line thanking you once again for selling Peregrino. I have really been pleased with the excellent professional service your company supplied. I hope the transfer down south went well for him and he gets many years pleasure cruising. Bill Price (Peregrino)

Our experience of Great Haywood Boat Sales as buyers was nothing but excellent. The team were very focussed on what we wanted rather than what they were selling which meant we weren't wasting time looking at boats we had no interest in buying. There was no pushy sales talk and, although escorted to every viewing, we were given time alone to look around and discuss what we thought. Once we had found what we were looking for we found the purchase process both professional and straight forward. All the hard parts were handled for us by the team. All you need to know about the purchase process is clearly explained on the web site and that took away all our concerns about parting with such a large sum of money. Tim Durham (Woteva)

Today was the handover of my "Woteva" and I cannot say enough times how efficient and thorough you all were. For both parties,seller and buyer. I was already surprised that she sold in only 3 days after advertising (subject to survey of course) but all the way through the process. I felt being in very capable hands I think there is nothing you have not checked, from ownership to the last  oilchange, and all I had to do was answer a few questions and sign in the end. So good luck to Tim (cruising to London in this weather) and thank YOU, the great Great Haywood team. Birte (ashore...for now!) Cordial salutations.  Birte Becker (Woteva)

I wish to extend my thanks to you for your assistance in my acquisition of "Dun Werkin". I was impressed that you listened to my description of what I was looking for and led me straight to my new home on the water. Throughout the process you made the whole journey of the purchase easy and your explanation of this gave me added confidence in being able to complete the contract. I have no doubt that should I need to upgrade I will be contacting you in the first instance. Thank you again for looking after this greeny so well. I have the helmsman's Course tomorrow for 2 days. Martyn Murray (Dun Werkin)

We would like to express our thanks to Lindsey and the Team for the friendly  professional and efficient handling of the sale of our boat. Having finally decided to 'retire' from boating we consulted with the sales team to agree a price and arrange for advertising to sell the boat. We agreed this on a Thursday, signed the paperwork on the following Sunday  and were amazed to have a call on the next day  to say the boat was sold ,subject to survey, for the full asking price !Once the survey had been completed and the new owners had taken advantage of the boat being out of the water to have re- blacking of the hull, the final paperwork was completed and we received payment in the post  the next working day .Our dealing with Great Haywood Boat Sales has been hassle free, and we appreciate the efforts to keep us aware of what was happening by 'phone and the customer log on the website.We have no hesitation in recommending GHBS to anyone wishing to sell or buy a boat .
Val & Derek (Bramble)

Well would you believe it! Just 20 days from offer acceptance and deposit payment to sailing away. Pretty good with the owner in Bermuda, survey and a week of minor repairs at another marina. Well done and thank you. Chris Stoker (Fiddlesticks Free)

Just thought I would drop a quick email to say how helpful and very professional you and you colleagues where, when I bought Monty you made the whole progress stress free and enjoyable and would no thesitate for 1 minute to recommend you to anyone looking for a narrow boat.Many thanks.David Chambers (NB Monty)

Just a line to thank you for the extremely pleasant and efficient service which Great Haywood Boat Sales has given me, resulted in me seeing my boat for the first time on August 30th and signing for ownership on September 11th. I've greatly appreciated your organisation. I literally can't fault your efforts on my behalf. Thank you especially to Ellie and Lindsey. Lynn Evans (Maggie Ann)

The service we received from Great Haywood Boat Sales in general and yourself in particular was extremely efficient and business-like, whilst at the same time friendly and helpful. I would definitely purchase through your company again, and if we weren't currently tied in to a contract with another boatyard I would happily ask you to sell our old boat. You are quite welcome to include a quote from this email in any of your publicity material. Chris Balmforth (Enterprise)

Just to say thanks very much for making my buying experience so hassle free. Especially for a novice who did not have a clue. You are always very cheerful, and willing to help and answer all of my questions. Again, thankyou. Andy Banyard (Purchaser of Dee Jay at Wigrams Turn Marina)

We would like to say a big thank you to Steve and Ellie for handling the sale of our boat.  We were impressed at the ease and quickness of the sale.  Nothing was too much trouble. Julia & David Newby (Dee Jay)

Many thanks for the completely hassle free sale of our boat The Grand Affair. The whole process from Steve coming to value the boat, to the completion was handled very professionally, living so far away we relied totally on Great Haywood Boat Sales, and you did not let us down. Alan & Joan Kingsman (The Grand Affair)

BSC for Mr Seal received today thank you. The trip down to Newbury went uneventfully and the boat performed faultlessly making the trip very enjoyable. It was of course a steep learning curve but I think we've got all the boat's systems sussed now. Many thanks for your thorough professional service which was in stark contrast to other brokerages attempting to flog some very tatty boats! Geoff Newman (Mr Seal)

I am cynically wary of any “testimonials” extolling the virtues and good performance of any product or service – are they really unsolicited?  - or a document prepared by “Marketing” personnel?Without wanting to be patronising in any way - This is an honest and genuine endorsement! Great Haywood Boat Sales really excel! They surpassed any claims they made! Four weeks from valuation to completed sale is not only outstanding but astonishing! The whole process was friendly, thorough and professional, with excellent communication and a secure hassle free transaction. A first class team that in my opinion are, talented and unbeatable!  Our thanks to Steve, Brian and Ellie for the superb service and client support. A first class team that “does exactly what it says on the tin!” and “goes that extra mile!” With many thanks, Regards, Mike and Jan Edwards (Skara Brae)

My wife and I would like to thank you for the way in which Great Haywood Boat Sales handled the sale of our boat.The sale was handled with the utmost professionalism and without any problems whatsoever. In fact, our boat was sold virtually as soon as you were contacted, underlining the fact that you have customers waiting.Thank you once again, and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who has a boat for sale.Malcolm Neale (Quetzal at Ventnor Farm Marina)

Buying a boat, it is said, is similar to buying a house and as such can be very stressful.  I would like to thank you all for all the help and guidance you gave me recently in the purchase of Mikisa.  From my first visit to your website, in my initial search for a boat, to steering her out of the basin one cold December morning, I was supported, advised and guided throughout the process.  Any questions or queries I had were dealt with quickly and efficiently, no matter how trivial or basic they may have been, or seen to be.  Particular mention must be made to Ellie, who at times must have felt like throwing me in the canal at some of my concerns, but was friendly, professional and totally unbiased in all her replies and information.  If I asked a question I knew I would not get a sales pitch, but would get an honest answer. Thank you, and good luck for the future. 
Alex Parker (Mikisa)

Just a quick line to Great Haywood Boat Sales to thank the team for the easy and trouble free purchase of NB Namrod. We saw Namrod  moored  at Kings Bromley after logging onto Great Haywoods web site and phoned for a viewing on the Sat morning 2 days later. We  were met by Ellie, shown around the boat checked all the  paperwork and survey left a deposit and the following Friday Namrod was ours, after a electronic bank transfer, very quick and very easy. Namrod is our 3rd boat and  is now moored at our old marina Ventnor, I would highly recommend Great Haywood as a broker and will certainly pop in at Wigrams Turn in the near future.
Geoff West (Namrod)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Great Haywood Boat sales. I have brought a narrow boat and sold a narrow boat through Great Haywood. They were professional from start to finish. I had no hassle and everything ran smoothly. All monies were in the bank when promised. I would recommend Great Haywood to anybody looking to buy or sell a boat.
PS A special thank you to Ellie. 
Dennis Green (Grand Ventana)

I would just like to thank you and the rest of your team for the professional way in which you helped me look for the right narrowboat to suit my requirements; and once I had found it your help in securing its purchase, The passage from prospective purchaser to owner was handled by you in a sympathetic but totally prefessional manner even to ensuring the seller was on hand when the boat was signed over so he and I could discuss the intricate details of the boat as I bought it. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is looking to buy a narrowboat to contact you as I know they will not be disappointed. Thank you again.
Dick Starling (Crosby)

We would like to say a big thank you for the way you handle the sale of our narrow boat, Gentle Presence. The service we received was very efficient  from the initial inspection and pricing to the completion. It was a pleasure to deal with you and would not hesitate to recommend Great Haywood boat brokerage to anyone who was thinking of selling or buying a boat. Once again thank you for a friendly and very helpful service.
Jennie and Ken Owen (Gentle Presence)

My wife and I would like to thank you for the efficient, friendly and professional service we received from you when you sold our boat recently.  It isn't often that I find myself writing about service received these days and when I do it's usually to complain, so it is refreshing to be able to write this in glowing terms.  I must confess I wasn't looking forward to the process and fully expected to be in for the long haul.  Far from it - the whole process went like clockwork and I had no qualms at all about leaving the boat in the hands of your staff at the Marina - (Tattenhall).   The boat sold very quickly - (just a couple of days after leaving it with you) but what I appreciated more than anything else was being kept informed of progress at each stage of the sale process.  Well done and thanks again.
B. & S. Stevenson (Pastorale)

We felt we would like to write and thank you for the great service we received during the recent purchase of our boat Sammy Jo. From the initial inspection through to the completion of the purchase procedure it has been a pleasure to deal with you. Everyone at the Marina has been very friendly and helpful, and still are, so we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who was thinking of buying a boat.
John & Margaret Dunster (Sammy Jo)

I am writing to thank you for the excellent service I've received from your staff whilst handling the sale of my boat. I particularly appreciated being kept up to date regularly with the pace of the sale and the the efficient and professional attitude with which this was done. I will certainly be recommending your service to other boaters.
John P McCullagh (Karma Waters)

With reference to the recent sale of our narrowboat ‘Tiddy Oggie’. We would like to thank you very much for handling the sale of our boat with such professionalism and enthusiasm. Right from the valuation to sale ( and very quick sale too!) we have been thoroughly impressed with your attention, and we never felt that anything was too much trouble. Consequently, what might have been a fraught process has gone as smoothly as we could ever have anticipated. Thank you again, we would definitely, highly recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a boat. 
Neil and Karen Caldwell

I would recommend Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone who is looking for a truly personal service. I felt that my requirements were listened to and understood. The boats were all presented at their best and the staff were knowledgeable and took time and care. Well worth the 200 mile round trip. Dave Withers (The Hollies)

I am very pleased with the way the team worked at selling my boat. I would also recommend to any one selling a boat to do what I did and put your feet up and let Great Haywood Boat Sales sell your boat with no problems. Bruce Moore (Andromeda)

Just a little note to say a big ‘Thank You’ for your generous contribution to the fundraising for this year’s Virgin London Marathon. It really was a special day and the weather was brilliant which helped the spectators to enjoy it just as much. The crowds were amazing and it helped me along the way, especially the last few miles which were pretty tough to say the least! I finished in 3hrs 38 minutes and 19 seconds, which I am really pleased with. Thanks again for your support and generosity for the fundraising for Katherine House Hospice and now all the money is in with ‘gift aid’ the total sponsorship has broken £2,500.00. (this amount would be able to run the in-patient unit at the hospice for 10 people for a whole 24 hours!!) Adam

We would like to thank you for the professional way you dealt with the sale of our narrow boat Calon Lan. As you are aware the sale was necessitated unfortunately by the sudden ill health of Alan and it was a difficult decision to make. We always felt that you were concerned about us and that your sole aim was to get the sale we needed to allow us to move on.Thank you again for making a difficult situation much easier to bear and we wish you and your company every success in the future. Thank you again. Alan & Pauline Williams

Just thought I would write to inform you how impressed we were with the professionalism of you and the sales team during the sale of Aylevarroo. What most impressed me was that you continued to work whilst on holiday and closed the sale for us with the purchaser. Also, thank you for completing the handover to the new owners as we would have found that quite emotional to do. We shall be recommending you to anybody we know who is intending to sell or buy a boat. Have a great year and I wish you further success in the business. Kind regards. Ann & Paul Hatton

Many thanks for the professional, smooth running and helpful way you sold our little boat for us. With a smile and confident attitude you kept us updated and informed throughout the process, it has been a pleasure to do business with you. Thank you once again, we will not hesitate to use your services again in the future. Jane Taylor, Grand az Ote

We received the cheque this morning from the sale of our narrowboat. Yet again you have fulfilled your promise. From the first meeting when you valued the boat, to the presentation on your website and the final handover, the whole process has been handled very professionally and I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any potential seller. Mike Tomlinson, Imagine

We were really impressed with how easy it was to buy our boat. Everything was explained, paperwork was completed and we were updated at every stage. Ellie was so efficient and also an especially pleasant person to deal with. The boat arrived in Birmingham and we are so happy to have it. Anyone thinking of buying a boat should visit Great Haywood, the professionalism of the staff creates a successful business. Glynis Wilson, Veray

Thank you for the cheque regarding the sale of Coromandel. I wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for the very efficient and friendly service we have received from yourself, Ellie and the sales team at Great Haywood. The website advertising the boat was informative and the photographs and write up were very complimentary. The boat was sold within the same month that we put it up for sale and we received the cheque quickly after completion. I would definitely recommend your service to anyone selling a boat, and to those looking to buy in the future.John & Tracey Paxford, Coromandel

On May 17th I contacted Great Haywood Boat Sales and on May 19th an inspection was made and photographs taken of my 30 year old, steel hull, 62ft narrowboat. A week later I was informed that a deposit had been taken on the boat. Having heard stories from other boat owners of the distress and tedium involved in boat selling I have nothing but praise to offer the team at Great Haywood. Their courtesy, enthusiasm and commitment to the sale and, more important, their real interest in the buyer and seller is exemplary. I felt that both my boat and I were in safe hands from the moment I met the team. My thanks to Steve and Ellie in particular. I wish Great Haywood good fortune with boat sales in the future and recommend the company with confidence. Marian Baldwin, Taupe et Loir

My wife and I would like to thank you for the efficient, friendly and professional service we received from you when you sold our boat recently. It isn't often that I find myself writing about the service received these days and when I do it is usually to complain, so it is refreshing to write this in glowing terms. I must confess I wasn't looking forward to the process and expected to be in for the long haul. Far from it - the whole process went like clockwork and I had no qualms about leaving the boat in the hands of your staff at the Tattenhall Marina. The boat sold very quickly, just a couple of days after leaving it with you, but what I appreciated more than anything else was being kept informed of progress at each stage of the sale process. Well done and thanks again. B & S Stephenson, Wem.

Thank you for the service you and the team provided in achieving a sale for 'Tootle'. It wasn't an easy decision to sell the boat, but the end-to-end process with Great Haywood Brokerage went very smoothly. All the team at Great Haywood and Tattenhall were very helpful and personable. I was fortunate to achieve a quick sale in the current economic climate which was undoubtably aided by the quality of your marketing skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any prospective boat seller/purchaser and wish you continued success for the future.Gary Raynes, Rhyl. 

We would like to thank you and all of your staff for the professional, efficient and sympathetic way that you conducted the sale of Misty Dawn. You always kept us informed of how the sale was proceeding and gave us great encouragement. We are grateful that your staff showed people around the boat because some of your competitiors give clients a bunch of keys and let them wander around. We would recommend anyone thinking of selling a boat to have you conduct their sale. John and Sylvia Henley

We have sponsored a wish for Jack Smith who is an 11 year old boy who had cancer and had 12 sessions of Chemotherapy. We met Jack and his Mom and Grandma at Tattenhall Marina when we pulled a Narrow Boat 7 miles to Chester and raised over £1100.00.

We would like to say thank you very much for the very professional and speedy way in which you sold our boat. Albeit a very quick and painless process, we were impressed with the way in which you kept us informed at each stage, and would have no hesitation in using your services to sell out next boat. Mike and Sue Reynolds, Stafford.
I would just like to thank you and your team for the professional way in which you helped me look for the right narrowboat, and once I had found it to secure its purchase. The passage from the prospective purchaser to the owner was handled in a sympathetic but totally professional manner even to ensuring that the seller was on hand when the boat was signed over so that he and I could discuss the intricate details of the boat as I bought it. I would thoroughly recommend anyone looking to buy a narrowboat to contact you as I know they will not be disappointed. Many thanks again.N.B. Crosby, Australia.

It is not often that I have feel I have had good service these days, but in this case I'd like to thank both you and "Little" John for your support in concluding this phase of my first Narrow boat acquisition. Both John and I have, as you know, had a detailed chat about the modification I need before I live on the boat and I have to say, I feel I am in very safe hands. So in short, thanks to you and your team. (Buyer) Peter Bevan, Kent

We endured several frustrating and disappointing months of time wasters and tyre kickers trying to sell our treasured craft privately. It is testament to your proactive approach, enthusiasm and the professional organisation Great Haywood Boat Sales Team offers that sold our boat surprisingly quickly. Particularly impressive as the sale was completed through the middle of the worst winter weather we have experienced in over 30 years. The entire canal network being closed down and boats frozen in for many weeks did nothing to distract your team from its prime mission to secure a sale.Very well done, we would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone considering selling or buying a top quality used narrow boat. (Seller) Mr. Evans, Dudley, West Midlands

Thank you and the team for the prompt and efficient service. (Seller) Mrs Johnston, Dorset

Thanks for all your efficient help and handling of the Sale. (Seller)Mrs Halsall, Shropshire

I wanted to write and let you know how pleased I was with the recent service you provided in selling my boat. I would gladly recommend Great Haywood Boats Sales to anyone thinking of selling. (Seller) Mr Conlon, Birmingham

Many thanks for the extremely efficient manner in which you have carried out this sale. (Seller) Mr Pakes, Derbyshire

Thank you and the team for the marketing and selling of my narrowboat. It was wonderful to meet and deal with a team who have a very professional and honest approach. You are honest in your valuations, obviously in touch with your market and competitive with your fees, what more can anyone ask. (Seller) Mr Gladwin, Milton Keynes

I wanted to say thank you for your patience and understanding at the time of selling my house, it was extremely difficult for all concerned and I know I should not be here but for you negotiating skills.   I have been in Great Hayward for a week now and am delighted to be here in such a quiet, clean venue and everybody I have met so far has been helpful and welcoming. Thank you again for the kindness and courtesy shown to me by yourself and staff.  (Buyer) Mrs Beken, Rugby

Many thanks for the info, will arrange insurance soon as. You've been great, and a pleasure to deal with, seeing as we are on the other side of the world. Thanks again. (Buyer) Tony and Brenda, New Zealand

We can sell your boat from its home mooring anywhere in the Country......... You can also bring your boat to one of the several Marinas that we operate from to sell it........ Free moorings while your boat is for sale on our brokerage moorings (Subject to T&Cs and availabilty) We want your boat.......... We can also buy your boat for cash...........