All of our Canal Boats come with peace of mind built in!
At the Northwich Boat Company, we take your peace of mind very seriously. We want you to be as proud of your boat as we are. That’s why from your initial enquiry to the delivery and hand over of your boat, we take care to make the process as easy and hassle free for you as possible.
We have been building boats since 2003, and there are more than 250 Northwich Boat Company boats out there. You know that you are in good hands with us.
We make the time for you to discuss your requirements with us in a relaxed and pressure-free environment, and you can take as little or as long a time as you need for this. Having designed and built over 250 boats, we are well placed to give friendly, practical, meaningful and timely advice to help and guide you through what can seem like the daunting and confusing process of specifying exactly what is right for you and your boat. At the end of our meeting(s), you will have a fully costed specification of the boat of your dreams, and we’ll confirm this in writing with you.
In contrast to many boat builders, we never ask for a massive deposit payment up front. A build slot reservation fee of £1,000 secures your build slot and we then prepare the written specification and the drawings for your boat, and incorporate these into a British Marine Federation boat building agreement, which we will both sign. With a British Marine Federation Contract, YOU OWN what you have paid for, meaning that you can never lose either your boat or your money.
Paying for your boat is simple and straightforward. The amount to be paid at each stage of construction is agreed with you and incorporated into the Boat Building agreement for your boat. And unlike some other boat builders, our stage payments are closely matched to the actual value of the work carried out to that stage – we will NEVER ask you to pay in advance of work being completed.
Any alterations that you specify either before or during the building of your boat (and any associated costs for this) will be agreed and confirmed by us in writing before any work is carried out.
Throughout the building of your boat, we quality inspect the work completed on your boat each and every day, and you are welcome to visit us and view your boat in build.
Prior to handing your boat over to you, we conduct a rigorous and detailed pre-delivery inspection, so your dream will never become a nightmare. And unlike some other boat builders, we won’t leave you alone on the quayside to receive your boat. Our experienced and fully trained staff supervise your boat being delivered to you, and conduct a detailed hand-over to you in person.
Your boat comes with a comprehensive full one-year warranty. Equipment incorporated into your boat is supported by the equipment manufacturers warranties, which in many cases are longer. The engine comes with a three year warranty, for example.
In the unlikely event that you do experience problems with your Northwich boat, once you have reported this to our After Sales Manager, we will arrange for any faults to be rectified as quickly as is possible, usually by our own team of specialists, who are based at our head office in Cheshire.
As an acknowledged quality boat builder, who has been building boats for many years, Northwich boats hold their value well, especially compared with equivalently priced boats from other boat builders. They are much in demand on the second hand market, and we are frequently contacted by “second and subsequent” owners who tell us how pleased they are with their boat.
Our sister company, Boatfinder Brokerage Services, can re-sell your boat for you. And as they have direct access to The Northwich Boat Company staff, we can speak directly with prospective buyers of your boat, answering queries directly and facilitating the selling of your boat.
Please click here to open the Boatfinder Brokerage Services web site.