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About Boatshed London
Boatshed London is a yacht brokerage that specialises in the sale of houseboats, narrowboats and Dutch barges all across the capital. After four years of expansion we are now the most prolific selling agent for houseboats anywhere in London. We list and sell more than any of the other yacht brokers and the various estate agents that operate in London. From day one, I have employed a policy of giving people the honest facts when it comes to valuations of their boat and mooring and that has helped us quickly build a trusted reputation that sellers and buyers often comment on.
Moving onto a houseboat is usually a complete change of lifestyle for people and we take that responsibility as the person that usually convinces them to do it very seriously. I have always made sure people go into the purchase of a boat with all the facts on the boat and mooring and it's this focus on the people involved and not just earning commissions that mean we get regular repeat business from happy customers.
We sell faster than our main competition by about six months on average (23 weeks compared to 51 for Riverhomes estate agents). Making sure boats are valued properly at the outset helps me to set expectations for the seller and means there is a realistic chance of it being sold in decent time. Having sold over 100 boats in four years, I know how this market works better than anyone and love being out in the marinas on a daily basis.
- We photograph each boat extensively and handle all viewings personally and the Boatshed system keeps sellers regularly updated on the level of interest in their boat.
- We are part of Boatshed.com - a truly international brokerage
- Today, we have a team of about 120 specialist brokers, sales agents and representatives
- Operating from 70+ locations
- In 18 countries
- Supported by a central HQ team of 10 professionals
As well as selling boats, we are involved with the British Marine Federation, the Boat Retailers and Brokers Association, the RNLI and equivalent overseas associations, promoting boating and the interests and well being of boat owners.
Of course, at Boatshed, physical presence, offices and regional representation is only part of the story. Boatshed’s online sales platform is the very best in the industry. We have pioneered the clear and transparent marketing and sale of used boats online. Our IT systems are constantly being developed and improved by our team of designers to make it easier, quicker and more cost effective for our owners to list and sell boats, and for our customers to find the right boat at the right price as quickly as possible.
- We have dealt with over 20,000 boats for sale so far using these cutting edge systems.
- Today, we have over 800,000 registered customers looking for boats.
- Our website attracts over 260,000 unique visitors each month.
- We sell more than 1,000 boats each year.
- We sell boats twice as quickly as other brokers, based upon independent industry statistics.