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.Our longstanding knowledge and experience of the industry, its people, businesses and canalside property is the reason why Robertsons are renowned for specialist advise and consultancy of inland waterway property throughout the UK.

We act 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. Our successful agency services are based upon our specific knowledge and experience of the leisure industry, proven marketing strategy and personal service.





 If you looking for an interesting business, the inland waterways offers a wide range of opportunities from ownership of marinas providing mooring incomes, holiday hire fleets, chandleries, boat building, engineering and repairs…Should you have any specific inland waterway requirements, please register your interest to receive notification and details of property and businesses as they become available. Either call our office on 01782 714004 or go to Contact Us on the title bar and enter your details at the bottom of the page., or register your requirements.

Alternatively should you find a property or business through another source, Robertsons can offer a comprehensive independent Acquisition Service to advise on the purchase or letting.

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 01782 714004.