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

I cannot recommend Sam, from Boatshed in Gosport (Portsmouth) enough as a sales broker. She was suggested to me by someone who has helped me out with running repairs on my catamaran for years. He told me she was “straight talking”, and a “no nonsense” person whom you could trust. He was absolutely right. Her presale advice was invaluable; she immediately identified what needed to be repaired/renewed before the boat was made available for viewing, and her insight into what buyers look at was invaluable. She saved me spending on useless items, whilst minor details I considered irrelevant were flagged up as worthy of attention. My catamaran is clearly intended for the Carribean or Mediterranean market, not an easy sale in Gosport. Nevertheless, I had two serious offers within 4 weeks of putting her on the market, and one of these lead to a successful sale a couple of weeks later. A significant achievement. If you are thinking of selling your boat in or near Gosport, talk to Sam from Boatshed first. You will not regret it.

- D Mercer | Boatshed Portsmouth

Tim was absolutely amazing.

- Mark, June 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

Hi Gary, Hope you are well. As you are aware we have now taken possession of Ocean Dawn and I would just like to thank you for all your prompt actions in facilitating this transfer. From viewing on the internet to taking possession was less than 1 week! If you are at Cove marina when we are there you are always welcome for coffee!! regards Duncan and Gill Selby

- thank you for all your prompt actions | Boatshed Norfolk

Very informative video. Great presentation.

- Moira, June 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

Thank you Tim. I appreciate all your efforts and professionalism.

- Oliver, June 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

That's great news. Thank you so much for all you help getting this over the line. I'll certainly recommend Boatshed Brixham to other boaters looking to sell and will be keeping an eye on your listings over the coming weeks once we have decided which boating direction we are going in Very Best Wishes

- Mike | Boatshed Torquay

We have just bought a Hunter Landau and Tim from Boatshed provided us with first class service every step of the way. From making the initial offer, to advising us about having a survey, to arranging the lift with the marina and then finalising the purchase. Even after the sale Tim is on hand to ask advice and help with the transport arrangements for the boat. Tim is always professional and will to assist you, what ever the question. I would like to say a big thank you to Tim for making the purchase of our boat so easy and I would highly recommend Boatshed to anyone thinking of buying or selling a boat.

- Carola, June 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

I can’t recommend the service provided by Tim Kingston too highly. Selling your boat can sometimes be a lengthy and frustrating affair. Not so with Tim - he had a buyer for me after three weeks or so. Throughout the entire procedure, he handled absolutely everything with expertise, patience, vigour and friendliness. Thanks, Tim. Sterling Job. Cheers, Jeff

- Jeff, June 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

You're the best boat broker I've ever worked with!

- Russell, May 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

A few years ago Tim Kingston of Brighton Boat Shed assisted us with the sale of our Nicolson 48. We came back to him again recently to purchase our beautiful Westerly Seahawk 35 from. The selling and buying process was seamless as Tim is personable, engaging, knowledgeable and incredibly customer focused. Thank you Tim for all your help and assistance past and present.

- Tara and Dave, May 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

We took the difficult decision to sell out boat as we were able to get out on her as much as we would have liked. The next decision was do we try and sell her ourselves or use a broker? Fortunately for us we sought advice from our Yacht club who recommend Tim at Boatshed Brighton. They have worked together for several years and we are so glad we engaged Boatshed to market our boat. To do so ourselves would have been very time consuming - added to the fact we are relative novices to sailing and we doubt we’d have been able to sell her as quickly – if at all! We meet Tim whilst we antifouled her prior to offering her for sale. Tim gave us great confidence in his knowledge and ability to attract potential buyers and we were very excited when we viewed the video’s he had taken on board. It wasn’t long before we were seeing interest and then a viewing – again Tim arranged and conducted this for us, and an offer followed! He ensured all the relevant paperwork was in order and dealt with any enquiries from our buyers. All in all we can’t recommend Tim at Boatshed Brighton highly enough. Well done and thank you Tim.

- Alan, May 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Thanks Tim, not sure when you stop helping us...you make everything happen!

- Carola, May 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

Thank you for a great, relaxing viewing.

- Robert, May 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

I just wanted to say a huge thank you again for all you did to sell xxx and the truly personal touch - we have been very impressed!

- Zoe, May 2019 | Boatshed Brighton

"Many thanks for a smooth exchange of ownership of 'Grey Wolf'. Boatshed Hayling Island were a pleasure to deal with being very helpful and professional".

- Tim and Sally. | Boatshed Hayling Island

"Great service from yourself & Boatshed, easy to contact at anytime & kept fully informed. All paperwork was quick & easy, a very comprehensive service throughout"

- Beverley Bonnefoy | Boatshed Hayling Island

"Thanks for everything. Our experience of Boatshed Hayling Island was fantastic. We were kept well informed at all stages, great communication, pleasant and easy to deal with. Buying a boat is a long and stressful process, but the Boatshed service made this as easy as possible. Cheers again,"

- George and Sinead | Boatshed Hayling Island

"We always recognised that Muhuhu could only appeal to a very select marketplace. She was set up for blue water cruising and not weekends “round the cans in the Solent”. She would not be an easy sell! Thanks for finding just the right young couple to take over ownership with such obvious enthusiasm. We enjoyed meeting Sinead and George last Saturday to hand over boat keys and to give them some helpful papers. We wish them every enjoyment – hopefully as much we did in all the many miles, over many years, we sailed Muhuhu and in some “challenging” circumstances. We will always appreciate your brokerage skills and help to find the right buyers and to bring about the sale to a successful conclusion! We’re happy to have now found a good home for our lovely boat"

- Mike and Jane Doxat - Pratt | Boatshed Hayling Island

Just a quick note to say thank you very much for your superb brokerage skills in selling Golly. As you know we have bought and sold many boats over the years and this has by far been the most stress free and pleasurable experience.

- Nick Teale - May 2019 | Boatshed IOW