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Escape to the water in style


Welcome to
Val Wyatt

We are committed to helping our customers find their perfect boat from our independent marina on the River Thames.

Since 1845, Val Wyatt has been trusted by industry-leading brands and hundreds of happy clients, whether experienced skippers, or those just starting out on their boating journey.

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Why buy
Val Wyatt

We know that deciding to get on the water is really a decision about how you want to spend your time. Whether it’s a quiet, backwater excursion, a fast-paced power trip or a well-deserved escape with friends and family, Val Wyatt will connect you with the perfect boat.

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Trusted by industry-leading brands

Looking to sell
your boat?

If the time has come to part ways with your boat, we will give you an expert, honest appraisal and a plan that meets your needs, whether that’s to achieve the best price or to secure a quick sale.

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“From start to finish we were very impressed by all the Val Wyatt team. They were friendly, efficient, highly professional & were a genuine pleasure to do business with. They conducted the whole boat sale in an absolutely first class fashion. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a boat.”

Mike Dean

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Can I pop in to visit you?

Absolutely! We can get busy – especially on weekends – so if you would like to view a particular boat, we do recommend you book an appointment with us by calling 01189 403211.

How much does it cost to keep a boat?

A general rule of thumb is that if you take your mooring fee, and double it, that will typically be the average cost for looking after your boat each year. This includes insurance, river licence, maintenance, wear and tear repairs, plus a good amount of fuel  – assuming you’re sailing on inland waterways, not offshore power-boating.

Do you have moorings available?

For the last few years the moorings in our marina have been full. Our current waiting list is for those who have purchased a new boat through us, so sadly it is often difficult to get a space in our marina for existing boat owners.

Can you sell my boat?

If it’s a motorboat in good condition, then most likely – yes! We will be fully transparent about the asking price of your boat, and we will only encourage you to list with us when we are confident we can get great value for you. We specialise in glass-fibre motorboats from £10,000 through to £500,000 – and can lift boats up to 42 foot / 14 tonnes. If we cannot help, we’d be more than happy to recommend an alternative broker.

Do you have space for a narrowboat?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate narrowboats as our moorings are limited in size and we can only lift motorboats.

Do you have a chandlery?

MEC Marine runs a chandlery in Willow Marina, and is a separate business to us, so please call them directly on 01189 401141.

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