Marinas and Boatyards that work closely with ABNB:
Marinas with ABNB sales berths:
Whilst close to the Braunston and Napton hub of the waterways system, Crick Wharf Marina retains rural tranquillity, courtesy of the Watford Lock flight which deters busy canal traffic.
Crick Wharf Marina is within easy walking distance of Crick's pubs and restaurants, with the Post Office & store 400 yards away, and a well-stocked Co-op supermarket 800 yards.
Berths are in an offline basin, and include three residential narrowboats. The basin's dimensions limit the lengths of boats that can be accommodated so availability can vary. There are a limited number of 230V supply posts, plus night-lit walkways and water points. Canal and River Trust maintains a disposal station for portable chemical cassette toilets nearby. Diesel & gas along with pump-out & dry dock facilities are available in Crick Marina - just 500 yards away.
Leisure moorings available
Situated in a beautiful rural location just outside the village of North Kilworth, yet only 10 minutes from M1 junction 20 and within easy reach of Market Harborough and it is mainline railway station. Thoughtfully designed, pocketed moorings with a mix of long, linear stagings and finger moorings to suit all requirements and personal preferences.
A workshop/office building with communal area, showers, toilets and laundry plus a covered area for pump-outs and fuelling; no need to be at the mercy of the weather when refuelling your boat.
Individual mechanical, carpentry and paint shops staffed by qualified craftsmen, plus boat lift capable of launching wide-beams, all to be supplemented with out-of-water dry docks, rentable for DIY work.
The Caen Hill Marina is a 250 berth marina located at the base of the iconic Caen Hill Lock flight, a famous landmark on the Kennet and Avon canal system. The lock flight contains twenty nine locks in a two and a quarter mile stretch of waterway connecting the historic town of Devizes to the canal system to the west.
Caen Hill Marina on the Kennet and Avon canal offers the canalboat moorer an unrivalled selection of modern, on-site facilities with a reception, clubhouse, shop and toilet block.
Ideally located to cruise west to Bradford on Avon, Dundas Aqueduct, Bath or Bristol or east to Devizes and on to Pewsey, Hungerford, Newbury and Reading. Readily accessible by road and canal. The local area has good leisure facilities and pubs within walking distance with the historic market town of Devizes within easy access.
Moorings on the North Stratford Canal, Earlswood, Solihull. A small and friendly stretch of mooring on the North Stratford Canal at Bridge 19. Water and power are provided to all 18 berths on this picturesque, offside, linear mooring.
The Service quay provides access to diesel and pump out, plus Calor gas & solid fuel and cassette toilet disposal. A caretaker lives on site to provide security and a contact if you need anything.
Local services are nearby, with rail less than 2 miles & motorway (M42 Junction 4) under three miles. There are two pubs within easy walking distance and a popular bakery just down the road.
The Stratford upon Avon Canal Society was formed in 1956 with the main aim of securing the future of the southern section of the canal from Lapworth to Stratford.
If you run a marina or boatyard and would like to work with ABNB, please give us a call
Marinas in partnership with ABNB:
Situated on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Newbury, just upstream from Ham Lock, Ham Manor Marina offers moorings for over 70 narrow boats and barges in an attractive and beautifully maintained offline moorings basin.
Established in 1973 Newbury Boat Company has always been a family run business, now owned and operated by Emma and Derek Fearnley. As resident owners, they take pride in their reputation for excellent customer service, in a friendly and much admired marina which is situated within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. They have well established areas of planting, natural reeds and a small copse bordering the river.
Conveniently close to excellent transport routes including the M4, A4 and A34. Newbury has a very good east / west rail service from London to the West Country and connections to all other areas via Reading. They even have a bus stop nearby if you prefer not to walk or drive into town.
A 100 berth non-residential marina situated on the Grand Union Canal between the picturesque Northamptonshire villages of Bugbrooke and Nether Heyford.
Even though the site is non residential, boat owners are able to stay on board in the marina and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Heyford Fields Marina is in a peaceful, rural location, set within a Special Landscape Area, and offers 14 miles of lock free cruising between Stoke Bruerne and Buckby Locks in the heart of the canal network. Shops and pubs are within easy walking distance.
Ideally situated in the South Midlands, in a beautiful rural location, on the Oxford Canal, between the market towns of Banbury and Southam, on the A423. The local village, Fenny Compton, is in walking distance with shop for food supplies and a beauty salon. The Wharf Inn, just 500 yards up the towpath, offers excellent food and ales.
The Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is only 5 minutes away by car, along with plenty of public footpaths covering this beautiful Warwickshire countryside. The Heritage Motor Museum is only 15 minutes away for those car enthusiasts.
Hallingbury Marina provides moorings for narrowboats and river cruisers, in beautiful settings on the River Stort on the Essex & Hertfordshire border. Family-run for over 50 years.
Little Hallingbury Mill, built in 1874, is a Grade II Star listed watermill and stands to the south end of the marina; its mill race provides the moorings comprising Hallingbury Marina. Its free-form shape, well-tended grassed amenity areas and mature trees and shrubs makes for a great marina with picturesque rural views.
Situated on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section, just a short ride away from Foxton Locks
Moorings for over 200 boats on full length jetties. Onsite facilities include lift out, pressure washing, blacking, painting and all mechanical services. Grit blasting, zinc spraying and epoxy blacking in purpose built facilities.
Undercover bays for DIY paintwork and blacking.
MGM Boats Limited are Narrowboat Builders and offer Bespoke Narrow Boat Fit Outs. A young company – although with over two decades experience in the boatbuilding industry.
A small business – Professional Narrowboat builders with special expertise in high standards of bespoke narrowboat fit outs and a track record (in more than one industry) of providing personal service to the highest standard.
Situated on the rural Ashby Canal near bridge 52, in the heart of the Midlands countryside, just outside the picturesque and historic town of Market Bosworth on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire borders. There is room at the Marina for 150 narrowboats. Electricity and water is available on each pontoon.
The 2 storey facilities building includes a reception area, chandlery/shop, lounge area for boaters, showers, toilets, and laundry facilities. There is an Elsan chemical toilet disposal point, pump out facility, fuel and much more. There is full disabled access with toilet, shower facilities and lift.
Car parking is close and convenient to each berth with roads and footpaths surrounding the basin. Cars enter via a secure entrance and the jetties also have gated security for peace of mind.
Small and privately owned, Greenham Lock Marina is located just below Greenham Lock (No. 86) on the Kennet & Avon Canal in Newbury; a small town nestled in the heart of West Berkshire. Set in a peaceful and secluded location Greenham Lock Marina offers an ideal base from which to explore the Kennet & Avon Canal and River Thames.
The marina offers safe and secure permanent leisure and visitor moorings, within easy walking distance of Newbury town centre, several supermarkets and the train station. Newbury is served by a regular train service, providing excellent links to other parts of the country. By car, a few miles from junction 13 of the M4 and close to the A34. Ample parking is provided in our own secure, gated, car park.
Bugbrooke Marina is a small friendly marina situated in the Northamptonshire countryside not far from Weedon and on a 15-mile lock-free pound of the Grand Union Canal stretching from Whilton Locks to Stoke Bruerne.
Facilities on site include water and electricity points adjacent to all moorings, toilet facilities, porta potti disposal, rubbish disposal, recycling facilities and a resident security warden.
There is a village shop within easy walking distance and a pub which also serves food almost next door. There are no boat building facilities or hire fleet on site so the peaceful atmosphere of the marina is maintained.
Pump out facilities, diesel, coal and gas are available at nearby boatyards and at Tarry’s coal yard at Nether Heyford.
Located in the centre of the Canal Network on the Northern Section of the Oxford Canal between Coventry and Braunston offering a wide range of holiday hire boats and day boat hire boats.
With a team of highly skilled engineers, painters, carpenters and electricians employed at the yard any kind of work from minor repairs to major refits, upgrades and new boat builds can be carried out.
There's a slip-way to carry out any out of water maintenance such as hull blacking, steelwork repairs, stern gear replacement and marine surveys.
A dredger, a fleet of tugs and various general, purpose workboats are available for hire with or without operators.
Pillings Lock Marina is located to the East Midlands area, Leicestershire. Situated ideally for cruising any part of the canal & river network, its modern facilities raise the standard of a traditional inland marina and bring them into the 21st century.
Its setting is idyllic and peaceful whilst only being minutes away from main transport links. Driving from the marina will get you into the city centres of Nottingham, Leicester or Derby within 35 minutes.
The local waterways are a jewel in the crown of rural Leicestershire. Full boatyard services, restaurant, canalside bistro, penthouse accommodation.
If you run a marina or boatyard and would like to work with ABNB, please call.
Although we normally do not undertake joint brokerage, we do work in partnership with many marinas & boatyards.
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