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Acorn Engineering: Founded in 1986 as a narrowboat electrical systems supplier and manufacturer of the Kestrel alternator controller, they have now taken over at Warble Wharf whre they operate chandlery and offer Gas, Diesel, Pump Outs and water for passing boaters.
Aldridge Piling Equipment: Provide piling equipment and plastic sheeting piling to waterways contractors, the EA, BW, Canal Trusts and Marine owners.
All Aboard Marine Services: A Marine Engineer based at Newbury serving the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames
Andy Clarke - Boat Safety Scheme Examiner: An approved Boat Safety Examiner, based in Oxfordshire.
Anglo European Marine Ltd: An independent Marine Surveying and Consultancy company, headed up by Balliol Fowden, offering a comprehensive service.
B K Marine & Vehicle Heating: Napton based company carrying out sales, service and installation of heating systems to Sailing Yachts, Motor Boats, Narrow Boats, House Boats, Barges as well as vehicles, mini buses, coaches, trucks and motorhomes.
Barrie Morse: Marine Surveyor and Examiner
Ben Sutcliffe Marine: Ben Sutcliffe-Davies is a qualified Marine Surveyor for Yacht, Motor Yacht or canal craft. He is based in South Wales, and covers most of the UK.
Berthsearch.com: Berths and moorings to buy or rent on coastal or inland waters. Berths and moorings for sale can also be placed on this site.
Blue Star Surveys: Boat Safety Examiner and Marine Surveyor. Professional and reliable service in the Yorkshire and North England area.
Boat Handling Tuition - Tony Ward: Boatmaster offers friendly, informal, inexpensive training on your own narrowboat. Midlands & Northern Home Counties.
Boat Painter - Stuart Atkinson: Boat Sprayer & Painter based in Yorkshire.
Boat Safety UK: Boat Safety Examiner providing pre examination, yearly check in Worcestershire or Warwickshire and Full Boat Safety Examination & Certificate services.
The Boat Shop - narrow boat consultants: A site intended help with all your narrowboat requirements. They aim to provide all the information needed for buying or selling narrowboats.
Boat-electrics.com: Boat-electrics.com is the online brand name of FX Technology, a leisure industry service company established in 1981, and the trading name of Jack Giles Eng Tech MIIE.
Boat-Safe-UK: The trade name of Heat-Seekers Ltd, a small company based in Northumberland providing gas and lpg services, and boat safety examinations in northern England and all over Scotland.
Boaters Phone Company: A source for everything you need to know about using mobile communications while traveling on the waterways or elsewhere.
Boatmail.co.uk: A full Internet based mail forwarding service launched in March 2008
Boats4sale: Free Ads for boaters.
Botany Bay Boat Yard: The yard has been trading for many years near town of Chorley on the Leeds & Liverpool canal.
Canal & Rivercraft Services: John A Polley is the principal of Canal & Rivercraft Services which encompasses Boat surveying in most disciplines and materials
Canal Doctor: Odd- jobs for boats undertaken in the South-east and Midlands.
Canal Experience: Run a range of courses for boaters on the Grand Union Canal and River Thames.
Canal Planner: Info Club's Canal Planner for Windows - route planning software for PCs.
The Cheese Boat: Travelling the canals and rivers in England and Wales all year round selling cheeses, chutneys and pickles.
Cosyhome: A small business offering a sprayfoam service to steel hulled boat builders.
Douglas Marine Ltd: Douglas Marine Boatyard is on the River Douglas off the Ribble Estuary, and is accessable by boat from the sea and theLeeds & Liverpool Canal
DRS Marine Services: DRS Marine Services Freash wharf estate Highbridge Road Barking IG11 7bw Tel 07962398530 Email davidrstuart@yahoo.co.uk
Dutch Barges (DBL) Limited: Based in Shepperton they are not a brokerage but represent buyers who want a Dutch barge. They have 30 years experience and employ a team of retired skippers in Holland
Elite Furnishings: Manufacturers & Suppliers of: Sofa / chair beds, dinette L shape & bow Cushions. Curtains, pelmets, roller blinds and bed covers all supplied in over 1000 various, high quality fabrics.
FerryMaster: John Wilkes has over 40 years boat handling experience. Four years ago he started "FERRYMASTER" and has since moved over 200 craft by sea and inland waterway
Foxton Boat Services: Canal-side boatyard and shop, situated at the bottom of the famous flight of 10 staircase locks, on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester Section.
Goole Boathouse: Located in a basin beside the Aire & Calder Canal which was formerly used for storage of timber.
Graham Cutmore (Engineering): Specialise in the service, repair, installation and upgrade of all models of Alde heating and hot water systems.
Inland Waterways Cruising School: Helmsman's courses based at Stourport on Severn.
The International Institute of Marine Surveyors: The International Institute of Marine Surveyors is an independent organisation with membership open to Qualified Mariners, Cargo Surveyors and other Marine Consultants
John Jackson Narrowboat Roach: John and Jenny Jackson deliver coal along the canals of England using their narrowboat Roach. They are approved coal merchants and offer both wholesale and retail services
Ken's covers: Make custom covers for boats (river cruisers, canal), trailers, jeeps, off-road vehicles, garden furniture and outdoor items
The Locker Maintenance & Supply Company Ltd: Supplier of fittings and services for boats and caravans based on the River Wey.
Longboat Engineering: Carry out servicing and repairs to most types of engines but specialise in the maintenance and repair of Ruston & Hornsby and the Indian built Greaves versions.
Mail On The Move: The service provided is aimed at people away from home for an extended period, and not staying in the same place, such as boat owners who are away for the summer or live aboard all year round and have no permanent address.
Mainline Solutions: A small company providing Boat Safety Scheme Examination, Mainline Fire Protection and Eco products.
Marine Surveys Ltd.: Michael Carter is the principle surveyor and is an Affiliate member of the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association (YDSA). and has served on the YDSA national committee since 2003. In 2004 Michael was awarded the title of "Surveyor of the Year".
Michael Carter: Marine Surveyor & Consultant based in Cheshire.
Mid Devon Moorings: Moorings on the Grand Western Canal.
Norbury Wharf Ltd: Fully covered and heated wet dock, professional boat painting, slipway, gift shop, groceries, chandlery, fishing tackle, fully licensed tea-room, Off license, covered dry dock, boat repairs, hire boats, day boats, full boat yard facilities (ie. pumpout, gas, water) and much much more.
Notts Castle Boat Handling: A RYA recognised training centre and is located in the heart of Nottingham City. Ideally positioned with easy access by road or train and for entry onto the Nottingham/Beeston canals and the rivers Trent and Soar.
Paul Smith M.Eng, AssocIIMS: Midlands based marine surveyor.
PB Mechanical Services: Marine engineers based in the canal side workshop within the grounds of L & L Cruisers on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Heath Charnock near Chorley.
Phill Speight: Canal boat decorator and sign writer.
River Canal Rescue Ltd.: An emergency recovery and breakdown service for boats using UK inland waterways.
RoyScot Larch: One of the UK's leading specialists in providing finance for purchasers of residential park homes and inland waterways boats and houseboats.
S A B Signs: Traditional hand painted signwriting, ink drawings, narrowboat decoration and graining services offered by Sheila Smith
Scott Marine Services: Training and consutancy sevices for live aboard and extensively cruising boaters.
Selby Boat Centre: Boat Centre Services, Service Station, Moorings, Chandlery, Boat Brokerage and Engineering & Repairs
Ship to Shore: A mail forwarding service for boaters at home or abroad.
Simtech Marine: A narrow boat workshop located at Barton Marina on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Sylmar Services Ltd: Gas, Electrical and Marine Engineers providing a mobile service.
TB Training: Tony Brooks' boaters' technical help and course information, offering public courses and training on a one to one and small group basis.
Top Lock Training: RYA boat training courses.
The Trading post: Situated on the Macclesfield Canal the Tradingpost is open 7 days a week. Selling everything from generators to tea, coffee and ices.
Trent Boat Handling: Services offered include boat handling and theoretical training, as well as delivery of boats.
Waterstart: Waterstart is a waterways based training and recreational facility based at Thorne, South Yorkshire, but working with people throughout Doncaster and neighbouring boroughs.
Waterways Mail: A mail forwarding service solely for the boating community in the UK.
Whalin Upholstery: Soft furnishing specialists for boats. caravans, motorhomes and all home upholstery.
Wildcat Enterprises: A small family run company, based on the Oxford Canal near Banbury, offering individual tuition in all aspects of boat handling on rivers and canals.
Willowbridge Enterprises: Boatyard services at Milton Keynes.
Working Narrowboat Hadar: Keith & Jo Lodge own and operater Hadar, selling coal during the winter on the Leicester arm of the Grand Union.

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