|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
|Website:||Open website in new window|
Canal boat venue to hire with live aboard possibility
A unique business opportunity to run a venue to hire on a canal boat on London waterways. Established and successful business since 2015. The boat is ideal to run small (12-14 guests) hen parties, birthday parties and baby showers. The boat is also very appealing to parents for children’s themed birthday parties. We also host creative workshops open to the public.
Our team developed creative themed kid’s parties and we will be happy to pass it to the new owners. This includes the venue set up, props and decorations and the know-how. Kids love our parties.
Its main advantage is the uniqueness of the venue itself - it is a beautiful Norfolk Broads Cruiser refitted especially for the purpose of the business. Another big advantage is that we can cover the most desirable central London locations with stunning views and easily accessible via public transport.
The business is very good at weekends all year round, weekdays are available to business meetings, corporate hire, workshops, filming/ photo sessions, trading off the boat (more possibilities as a café/bar). We are not a trip boat, we are licensed as a moored venue. But a new owner could apply for a new license if he wishes to expand the business.
A new owner could live on board for 10-12 months of the year, benefiting from an extremely low cost of living in London (rent and traveling time). Living on a boat is a very beautiful experience to appreciate the waterways and the tranquillity. Rewarding for the right person. In accordance with the license and advantage of free moorings the owner must drive the boat every two weeks for a couple of miles. Very low maintenance costs and overheads.
The boat has a valid trading business license, business insurance, safety certificates (commercial BSS passed in 2018 valid till 2022) and is well maintained. As a new owner you have everything ready to continue trading from day one. Easy booking system, established website, social media, great reviews and pictures, venue directories and repeated bookings. The business gained many excellent reviews and maintains a SuperVenue status on venue hire platforms.
Initial training on boat’s handling on the canal network would be provided if required. Financial information regarding the business will be available to the suitably interested parties upon completing of the Confidentiality Agreement.
It is a genuine sale due to the family relocation to a different part of the country. It's been a lovely home and rewarding business to me and I wish it will find a new owner who will run it and love it. Current owner for the last 9 years. Established and running as the business since 2015.
Wide beam Norfolk cruiser (app 37ft x12ft)
Sliding roof above the main lounge
Large front deck can seat 6 people
Panoramic windows all around
Open space lounge with kitchen
A spare room can be used as a bedroom
Portable toilet on board
Fully insulated and heated interior
Inverter 240v and 12v operated
Elegantly neutral décor
The boat has gas bottles for cooking facilities, diesel webasto system to warm up in winter, inverter 240v and 12v.
|Vessel type:||Norfolk Broads Cruiser|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||BMC Thornycroft 1980|
|Length over all:||37'|
|Bridge clearance:||6' 2"|
|Fuel capacity:||180 Litres|
|Water capacity:||160 Litres|