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30th January 2015


ABNB specialises in selling quality new and
used boats for our canals and rivers

Selling boats on the UK Inland Waterways since 1995

Trad canal boat ECHO

FEATURE BOAT -ECHO57ft 11in MG Boatfitters/Coulter Boatbuilders tug. Gardner 4L2 diesel. Mark Garlick, of MG Boatfitters, doesn't build many boats, as he takes his time in producing the quality he would like for his own boat. Echo was one such boat that he built without a customer in mind, which, when finished, caught the eye of the present owner - who wasn't really looking for a boat! The tug lines of the Coulter shell are a delight to see slipping through the water with plenty of power for river use, or the odd bit of towing, from the slow running Gardner. 2 berths: traditional double crossbed in Boatman's cabin; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. 2009. Narrow boat REF:2660.
Crick area- £65,000 ECHO photos and drawings

Feature marina working with ABNB

Kings Orchard

Pridewater Estates designs, builds and operates canal marinas to the very highest standards in prime locations,
each renowned for friendly service, innovative features and offering an active social life to all their
customers and families. They offer a number of Gold Service berths with private bathrooms
for the exclusive use of the boat owner and his family (available at Grove Lock, Kings Orchard and New Mills),
barbecues and picnic areas free for all to enjoy, secure entrances to both the sites and the
individual pontoons, outside fireplaces for cooler days, beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds,
non slip decking on all pontoons, bollards supplying water and metered electricity to
most moorings, pump out, diesel and Elsan disposal, shop supplying coal, gas, chemicals,
magazines, maps, books and other sundries, free Wi-Fi and on site caretakers at least six days a week.

Quality Boat Brokerage

If you are thinking of buying a boat as a hobby/lifestyle change, or upgrading your boat, then ABNB is the place to start. We are known for the high quality of the information we provide about each boat, from the colour photos and the detailed specification to the line drawing of both the plan and side elevation.

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There's lots on our website

To look at the list of boats on brokerage today, go to our Boats For Sale in the drop-down menu at the top.

If you are seeking more information about boating and the canals, try browsing our Buying a Boat & the Useful Information menus above which are full of detail on Moorings & Marinas, Marine Finance, Marine Surveyors and limitations of lock sizes on some of our waterways. Styles of Boats has photos of the different styles of boat e.g. trad, semi-trad, cruiser and more. There are also explanations of various systems found on canal boats Electrical, Heating, Toilets, Maintenance and lots more.

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Boat to sell?

If you have a well presented boat that you cherish and are thinking of selling your boat, be it to hang up your windlasses or to upgrade, ABNB will provide the quality of narrowboat brokerage you are looking for. We offer a professional brokerage second to none, with a reputation for high levels of service, expertise, experience and professionalism. Our brochures are unrivalled and provide purchasers with the incentive they need to come and view your boat.


For your reassurance ABNB is a full member of BMF Boat Retailers & Brokers. They have a strict code of practice and rigorous minimum standards designed to ensure the highest levels of service and protection to the vendor and buyer alike. They demand certain standards of every accredited broker, from the use of a protected Client Account for monies received to Professional Indemnity Insurance to the paperwork issued.

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