Dear Sirs, We have just purchased our first narrowboat from Mr Phil Bassett (Grand Union) and felt we had to send you our feedback. From our initial inquiry Phil was courteous, informative and quick to respond to making our first viewing appointment. We had two viewings in total and I cannot praise Phil enough for his salesmanship. He took every question we had seriously, following up each inquiry quickly, sometimes having to liaise with the owner. He obviously has a good professional working relationship with the marina that the boat is moored at which made our purchase even easier with any further questions. We originally had a one twelfth share in a narrow boat for four years in total but always knew we would purchase our own, visiting a number of brokers within a radius of about 80 miles. Initial response from many was flimsy with hardly any followup and the quality of the boats at times was questionable for the price and we had doubts as to whether offers were in fact relayed to the owner! How refreshing to find Phil at Boatshed Grand Union who instilled confidence in us and made our buying experience so pleasurable, a feather in your cap.

- Mr & Mrs Paul Tooley, Hertford, Hertforshire | Boatshed Grand Union

My partner Michael Kelly and I have just bought a boat from Boatshed in Costa Brava, Empuriabrava. Paul and Steve the guy's that we dealt with we're absolutely fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. They even helped organise our moorings for the year, they are a credit to your organisation and we just wanted to show some kind of recognition for all their hard work. It has been a pleasure doing business and we are going to keep in touch with them as we will be going back to the boat in March time. Again well done on a good organisation.

- Wendy Franklin and Mike Kelly | Boatshed Costa Brava

I purchased Romar. I can recommend the broker, Graham Wharmby at Boatshed Bourgogne, who did a fabulous job for the seller and for me

- D.R. | Boatshed Bourgogne

Once again Graham Boatshed Bourgogne, your efforts and contacts were the factor that led to the sale... thanks for all your work ..a job well done...all the best

- Roy and Margaret | Boatshed Bourgogne

I would not hesitate to recommend Boatshed Bourgogne. Their reliability and commitment, built trust and made it possible to complete the deal with a minimum of fuss.

- D.R. | Boatshed Bourgogne

Dear Stephen (Boatshed Plymouth) Just to say that Ray and crew arrived back safely early this morning after sailing day & night. Ray is at this very moment fast asleep on the sofa so I'm emailing this from him, as well as from me. Thank you for all your help with everything.

- Carla & Ray | Boatshed Plymouth

Dear Boatshed Yorkshire, Just a line to let you know all has been safely delivered and vessel is now in dry dock at it's Newhaven moorings, everything went exceptionally smoothly even the weather was on our side as my sore head will testify. Extremely pleased with boat, she certainly equals my expectations. May I take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks for the services, help and advice you provided without which there is no way I would have contemplated purchasing a boat so far away. Many thanks Best Regards

- Simon Davies | Boatshed Yorkshire

I just purchased Scaramouche a Cal246. Alan Boatshed Phuket at your dealer in Boat Lagoon, Phuket, Thailand was the Greatest Guy to deal with and made the purchase a true Joy for both me and the previous owner.

- Jim | Boatshed Phuket

Many thanks Stephen (Boatshed Plymouth), All funds received and now burning a hole! Can I just say you have been very professional all the way through this and very much appreciate your help.

- Graham | Boatshed Plymouth

Hello Stephen (Boatshed Plymouth), We landed yesterday in Saint Pabu, Aber Benoit after a great sail from Plymouth. Everything went perfectly, Sea Devil sailed pretty fast the passage at a average speed of 5.5 knots, 22 hours harbour to harbour. We had to slow her down at the end to be able to land with daylight. wearing half the main and a small triangle forward, she would still sail at 5 knots. I wouldn't say the weather was my favorite, with a sloppy short sea and quite breezy, but at least the sun was up and we were going in the direction we wanted.It has been a nice adventure and I am really happy to see her on the mooring ball, she is a good little boat!I have to thanks you again for everything you did for us, wich made our stay in Plymouth and the boat preparation a pleasure. Too bad we couldn't sail more on the Cornwall coast despite of a poor weather to do so. But , I am sure we will come back for more exploration in the near future.Don't hesitate to tell me if you come to France, we will be happy to see you.

- Jim Bresson | Boatshed Plymouth

Hi Stephen (Boatshed Plymouth), "Heather Pam" arrived safely, where she drew lots of admiring glances from loads of folk who turned up to see he arrive. Thank you ever so much for all your help, much appreciated. The transport driver Guy Owen was brilliant and the boat yard were impressed too and took his details for further work.

- Steve M. in Portland | Boatshed Plymouth

I and my wife Julia, would like to pass on our thanks on to Keith for making the purchase of our first boat, Volare, an absolute pleasure. Keith arranged everything from the first viewing to completion of the sale, including transportation from Gt Yarmouth to Windsor. We were unable to be present to take delivery of Volare after completion, so after he arranged for the hauliers to pick up the boat, Keith was also on hand to ensure she was lifted onto the transport at Gt Yarmouth and sent safely on her way to us. We are still in touch with Keith (Boatshed Norfolk) who is always available to answer any questions which have cropped up since we took delivery of her last Month. If Keith is the yardstick for the rest of your brokers then I would recommend anyone thinking of buying a boat to use Boatshed. Kind regards

- Mark & Julia Davies | Boatshed

To John (Boatshed Gibraltar), That's really great news. Thank you so much for all your guidance and help throughout.

- Katy | Boatshed Gibraltar

I was not expecting to sell my boat so quickly and at a great price. The Boatshed broker was present at every stage of the process and took a close interest, keeping me fully informed. Your knowledge, expertise and involvement brought about a speedy conclusion.

- Chris Hillaby | Boatshed

Tony B writes " Many thanks for your help in selling my boat. I was very impressed by the service Boatshed Plymouth provided and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends."

- Tony B | Boatshed Plymouth

Peter D says "Stephen, thanks for all your help from Boatshed Plymouth with both the sale and subsequent advice ... it was much appreciated."

- Peter D | Boatshed Plymouth

All in all, I am over the moon with the boat and can’t thank Boatshed Plymouth enough for the great service provided…Once again, many thanks for all your efforts in enabling me to liftin on time

- Kelvin L | Boatshed Plymouth

Hi Paul. (Boatshed Costa Brava) The boat has arrived! Thank you for all your help. You have been brilliant. The boat was as described and I'm really pleased. Thank you again for all your help. You both made the process a lot easier than I ever imagined. Kind regards

- Toby Powell | Boatshed Costa Brava

Hi Steve and Paul (Boatshed Costa Brava) Thank you for the completion documents and also for your excellent service. I will certainly recommend your company to my boating friends. I felt that you were very responsive and professional and particularly appreciated the fact that you updated me each step of the way. Many thanks

- Ray Harmsworth | Boatshed Costa Brava

By the way, Hats off to you for the superb photography! I'd have to admit that Boatshed has become the est online boat search web experience bar none. Fantastic improvement! Cheers! Regards

- Peter Hurwood | Boatshed