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 first came across Simone when looking for a medium cruiser for a family of four. I found the boat I was after on your website and got in touch with her that day. She arranged a viewing that day and we were blown away by her knowledge and clear care for the vessel she was selling. Having undertaken this process before with another buyer, I was prepared to go through the tedious process of bid and counter bid to try and arrive at a price that was suitable for both of us. But Simone was so honest and so clear, that I just told her what my 'honest' budget was. The following week Simone was in constant contact, telling me what forms I needed to get in, and what needed to be done administratively. It struck me that in an age when ‘every man is out for himself’ and genuine sales quality seems on the decline (and yes, I have been on the wrong end of that too) Simone stands as a beacon of decency and genuine customer care and satisfaction. She is not only a credit to your company, but to herself and indeed all the true boaters out there who have their name too often sullied by the minority. Boating for me has always been about helping each other out when we need it, and never doing disadvantage to another,treating one as one would like to be treated. Those two rules have stood me in good stead; she exemplifies them and has single handedly revived my faith. She is a credit to the boating world, Boatshed UK and herself.

- John | Boatshed Thames

Hi Simone (Boatshed Thames), Have just returned from a short holiday and would like to say Thank You for the professional and efficient way you handled the sale of Holly once I had fixed on the right price.

- Don & Audrie Reeve | Boatshed Thames

'First Class' in every way. Boatshed was recommended to me by a friend whose boat Boatshed had sold in a week. I called them and Tim Kingston from Boatshed's Brighton office met me on board my Westerly Solway in Newhaven. He explained everything to me in detail and took dozens of photos - in fact I left him on-board taking even more. Over the following few weeks I was advised almost daily that one prospective buyer or another had looked at my boat on Boatshed's website five or ten times or more. In about a month Tim brought one of these viewers to see the boat and an acceptable offer was made. Brilliant!! And "Thank you Tim."

- Richard, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

My Etap 30 just sold this weekend. What a team both Jules and Tim were at Boatshed Brighton. Over the weeks of the sale, Jules was in contact daily and was friendly and business like, with Tim in support, as and when needed.

- Barry, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

I thought yours was an excellent service. I would wholeheartedly recommend you. In fact you sold a boat for a friend of mine - Ian - in less than a fortnight as a result of which he recommended you to me.

- Richard, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

I would just like to say what a pleasure it has been working with you during the purchase of my new yacht trapper 700 thank you for all your hard work from start to finish.

- George Holland delighted new owner | Boatshed Portsmouth

Must say it was a pleasure dealing with Tim and his team, they did a great job, professional no fuss and prompt, I'd be more than happy to recommend Boatshed Brighton to anyone either selling or buying.

- Barry, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

"My boating partner and I purchased a Trawler Yacht marketed through BoatShed and brokered by David of Boatshed Hayling Island. The transaction was expertly and sensitively handled by David from start to finish. Problems that arose were handled as challenges with equanimity and wisdom. In short, a most agreeable experience after which David richly deserves our unqualified endorsement.”

- Mr S Farrington | Boatshed Hayling Island

I would like to thank you and the Boatshed team, with special thanks to Dan, for a really professional and stress-free job in selling my boat, I shall definitely keep in touch for news how-tos etc, and your selling list should I get ‘boat broody‘!!

- Martin, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Thanks for all the help you have given us in buying 'M', it has been greatly appreciated.

- John, March 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

I just want to thank you for an excellent job on our yacht purchase. I think we did it in record time and with very little stress. I will certainly be recommending your services to fellow yachties.

- Ian & Joan, new owners of Amaryllis Westerly Tempest 31 (Feb 2018) | Boatshed Plymouth

We are living our dream. We are living and sailing around the Med. Tim helped us find, buy and everything inbetween that comes with buying a boat. Thanks Tim for everything. David and Jenny

- Jenny, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Tim couldn't have been more helpful. I bought blind based on his recommendations and it was a punt worth taking.

- Gerard, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

5 star company to deal with. Josh showed us the boat and was very knowledgable. Tim made the process of buying our first boat a pleasure and made it a simple proceedure, taking us through each stage made it easy, always at the end of the phone . Top man Tim, we'll back when we want to upgrade! Recommend Brighton Boatshed to anyone. Dawn Cowell

- Dawn, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Tim at Boatshed has been so helpful every step of the way and has made getting a boat a stress free and easy and enjoyable experience...even for someone with little boat knowledge! I highly recommend boat shed if you are looking to buy a boat.

- Jess, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Excellent service, I was guided through the process, advised on selection and had so many of my questions relating to boat ownership prior to purchasing that it made the whole process so easy! Tim and co have been great support ever since too with related questions!

- Joe, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

I’m very grateful for the top class advice and service. Very pleased and I’ve recommended you to all my sailing mates. Thank you!

- Dave, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

Tim was very reassuring and had an understanding view of our yacht and circumstances. Thanks to Boatshed's wide network, targeted sales techniques and realistic approach we achieved a good price in far less time than we had expected. Thank you to Tim and his team.

- Dave, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton

What a find Boatshed Brighton turned out to be. Tim is first class and tremendous knowledge and first rate advice. Haven’t bought yet but when I do it will definitely be through Tim.

- Jason, February 2018 | Boatshed Brighton