Inland Waterways

There are over 2,000 miles of navigable inland waterways in the UK. These are a national asset and  are now promoted as an integral feature of the Country’s leisure industry. This is served by a range of businesses including traditional narrowboat hire fleets, chandleries, boat builders, engineers, brokers, retailers, cafes and restaurants, which operate from marinas or other canalside premises.  Longstanding knowledge and experience of the industry, its people, businesses, operations and canalside property is the reason why Robertsons are renowned for specialist advise and consultancy of inland waterway property throughout the UK.

Acting only for Tenants in their negotiations with Canal and River Trust (Formerly British Waterways) in acquisition, negotiation of new leases, rent reviews, lease renewals and all aspects of Landlord & Tenant including assignment, repair, alterations, schedules of condition and dilapidations. Robertsons also provide consultancy services to owners of freehold marinas and other commercial waterway facilities on National Network Agreements for the connection of marina premises to Canal and River Trust’s waterway networks.

These services also extend to commercial agency specialising in the sale or letting of waterside businesses and premises. The firm’s successful agency services are based upon our specific knowledge and experience of the leisure industry, proven marketing strategy and personal service. For further information, please call Ian Robertson on 07850 168939.







If you looking for an interesting business, the inland waterways offers a wide range of opportunities from ownership of marinas providing mooring income, holiday hire fleets, chandleries, boat building, engineering and repairs.


For Sale. Profitable Inland waterway Business in highly regarded Midlands Town offering management and turnaround services, traditional narrowboat and day boat hire.

For Sale. Boat Sales and Chandlery Business based in Cheshire at a canalside site with extensive linear moorings and income.

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Should you have any specific inland waterway requirements, please call 07850 168939 to register your requirements.

Of course should you have a marina, boat yard or other inland waterway property or business which you are looking to sell, please call Ian Robertson on 07850 168939.