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An unbeatable buying experience

Buying with us

Buying a boat is a big investment, so trust is key. By working closely together we’ll find the perfect boat for you. Whether you’re looking for an outboard-powered dayboat or an offshore cruiser, our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate team of experts in UK boat sales will ensure that your boat-buying process is a breeze.

Our process

From legal requirements and surveys, to trials and finally taking ownership, buying a boat has many moving parts. With our expertise and guidance, we ensure that you have confidence and security throughout the purchase process.

Finding your ideal boat

It’s out there somewhere, even if you don’t know what it is yet. If you need help determining what boat is  right for you, we can help you narrow down your requirements and your budget.

Negotiating on your behalf

We will happily talk to our vendors for you and advise you on the right price to offer. We always strive for a fair price for everybody and aim to work with all parties until everyone is satisfied.

Trials, surveys and advice

We always recommend undertaking a structural survey of any boat you are looking to buy. We can suggest independent surveyors, and we can offer impartial advice around their recommendations.

Safe and secure funding

As a trusted boat broker, your funds are protected during the transaction, we operate separate client accounts (as solicitors do), and we can advise on loans and insurance options.

Legalities and paperwork

Our diligent and professional approach ensures all legislation, titles and documents are handled with meticulous care, we’ve done that nearly 4,000 times since the 1980’s.

Aftercare and services

We’re more than just a broker, we can help with moorings, maintenance, transportation and storage. Our prestigious marina in Wargrave is home to many of our happy customers’ boats, and we provide referrals to Chichester Marina for South Coast boaters.

The Val Wyatt promise

Our business is built on a passion for boating and a promise of quality and excellence – we deliver this through a personalised experience of very many years, and the Val Wyatt Promise.

Peace of mind

Founded in 1845 and long-standing members of the trade association, British Marine, we have been trusted by thousands of customers to find their perfect vessel.

Exceptional boats

We are incredibly proud to work closely with some of the very best names in boating, including Corsiva, Interboat, Intercruiser and Haines.

Remarkable service

Our friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable team are passionate about the boats that we promote, sell and maintain for our clients.

Countrywide clients

We have an excellent track record of helping customers buy and sell boats throughout the UK.

Get in touch

About buying, selling or storing a boat

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