I have literally gone from walking down the canal thinking how lovely it would be to be part of that lifestyle and community to literally living the dream , I read a lot of reviews and researched boat yards and Great Haywood Sales came out tops .
I called up interested in a boat which had sold just the day before but Mandy kept my spirits high and enthused me to stick with it ( I did not have a huge budget )
A few days later she called to say she had a boat in mind for me , well it was Erynnis who has been well looked after and is such a cool little boat (35ft) despite being a complete novice , I have navigated locks bridges not to mention Harecastle Tunnel over 4 days of cruising and have met some great people along the way too , so thanks again to Mandy who was there at the initial enquiry right the way through to viewings and handover , fab service and here’s to boat life 👌🏻😊
great service from great Haywood boat sales on selling my boat in just 5 day’s and a big thank you to Peter Dawson & team
Dawn and I would just like to say a big thanks to you and the team at Great Haywood brokerage for the seamless purchase of our new home. You initially recommended Dawn and I to view this boat and we were not disappointed, she is a real gem and a credit to her previous owners who lovingly cherished her and we aim to do the same. We have now moved onboard and have settled in and are loving our new adventure.
We were very impressed with the 3D video on your website. It has really helped us to visualise the boat, every nook and cranny, in some ways it is far better than the video and it was a great tool to see how the boat flows from one area to another. We could see the angles, and got a good feel for the size.It shows the ambiance and felt like we were there, this was the main reason we booked a viewing.
I bought a boat from Great Haywood Boat Sales, Mandy was wonderful and very professional. She kept me up to date from start to finish. I recommend dealing with Mandy, she went above and beyond to help me with my boat search.
I have just bought a boat from Great Haywood Boat Sales with the help of Mandy. She is excellant, and went the extra mile to ensure the sale went through on time and was always available for any queries I had. The whole process went according to plan, even in these difficult times. Thank you.
Many thanks for the info, will arrange insurance soon as. You’ve been great, and a pleasure to deal with, seeing as we are on the other side of the world. Thanks again. (Buyer)
I wanted to say thank you for your patience and understanding at the time of selling my house, it was extremely difficult for all concerned and I know I should not be here but for you negotiating skills. I have been in Great Hayward for a week now and am delighted to be here in such a quiet, clean venue and everybody I have met so far has been helpful and welcoming. Thank you again for the kindness and courtesy shown to me by yourself and staff. (Buyer)
Thank you and the team for the marketing and selling of my narrowboat. It was wonderful to meet and deal with a team who have a very professional and honest approach. You are honest in your valuations, obviously in touch with your market and competitive with your fees, what more can anyone ask. (Seller)
Many thanks for the extremely efficient manner in which you have carried out this sale. (Seller)
I wanted to write and let you know how pleased I was with the recent service you provided in selling my boat. I would gladly recommend Great Haywood Boats Sales to anyone thinking of selling. (Seller)
Thanks for all your efficient help and handling of the Sale. (Seller)
Thank you and the team for the prompt and efficient service. (Seller)
We endured several frustrating and disappointing months of time wasters and tyre kickers trying to sell our treasured craft privately. It is testament to your proactive approach, enthusiasm and the professional organisation Great Haywood Boat Sales Team offers that sold our boat surprisingly quickly. Particularly impressive as the sale was completed through the middle of the worst winter weather we have experienced in over 30 years. The entire canal network being closed down and boats frozen in for many weeks did nothing to distract your team from its prime mission to secure a sale.Very well done, we would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone considering selling or buying a top quality used narrow boat. (Seller)
I would just like to thank you and your team for the professional way in which you helped me look for the right narrowboat, and once I had found it to secure its purchase. The passage from the prospective purchaser to the owner was handled in a sympathetic but totally professional manner even to ensuring that the seller was on hand when the boat was signed over so that he and I could discuss the intricate details of the boat as I bought it. I would thoroughly recommend anyone looking to buy a narrowboat to contact you as I know they will not be disappointed. Many thanks again.
We would like to say thank you very much for the very professional and speedy way in which you sold our boat. Albeit a very quick and painless process, we were impressed with the way in which you kept us informed at each stage, and would have no hesitation in using your services to sell out next boat.
We would like to thank you and all of your staff for the professional, efficient and sympathetic way that you conducted the sale of Misty Dawn. You always kept us informed of how the sale was proceeding and gave us great encouragement. We are grateful that your staff showed people around the boat because some of your competitiors give clients a bunch of keys and let them wander around. We would recommend anyone thinking of selling a boat to have you conduct their sale.
Thank you for the service you and the team provided in achieving a sale for ‘Tootle’. It wasn’t an easy decision to sell the boat, but the end-to-end process with Great Haywood Brokerage went very smoothly. All the team at Great Haywood and Tattenhall were very helpful and personable. I was fortunate to achieve a quick sale in the current economic climate which was undoubtedly aided by the quality of your marketing skills. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any prospective boat seller/purchaser and wish you continued success for the future
My wife and I would like to thank you for the efficient, friendly and professional service we received from you when you sold our boat recently. It isn’t often that I find myself writing about the service received these days and when I do it is usually to complain, so it is refreshing to write this in glowing terms. I must confess I wasn’t looking forward to the process and expected to be in for the long haul. Far from it – the whole process went like clockwork and I had no qualms about leaving the boat in the hands of your staff at the Tattenhall Marina. The boat sold very quickly, just a couple of days after leaving it with you, but what I appreciated more than anything else was being kept informed of progress at each stage of the sale process. Well done and thanks again.
On May 17th I contacted Great Haywood Boat Sales and on May 19th an inspection was made and photographs taken of my 30 year old, steel hull, 62ft narrowboat. A week later I was informed that a deposit had been taken on the boat. Having heard stories from other boat owners of the distress and tedium involved in boat selling I have nothing but praise to offer the team at Great Haywood. Their courtesy, enthusiasm and commitment to the sale and, more important, their real interest in the buyer and seller is exemplary. I felt that both my boat and I were in safe hands from the moment I met the team. My thanks to Steve and Ellie in particular. I wish Great Haywood good fortune with boat sales in the future and recommend the company with confidence.
Thank you for the cheque regarding the sale of Coromandel. I wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for the very efficient and friendly service we have received from yourself, Ellie and the sales team at Great Haywood. The website advertising the boat was informative and the photographs and write up were very complimentary. The boat was sold within the same month that we put it up for sale and we received the cheque quickly after completion. I would definitely recommend your service to anyone selling a boat, and to those looking to buy in the future.
We were really impressed with how easy it was to buy our boat. Everything was explained, paperwork was completed and we were updated at every stage. Ellie was so efficient and also an especially pleasant person to deal with. The boat arrived in Birmingham and we are so happy to have it. Anyone thinking of buying a boat should visit Great Haywood, the professionalism of the staff creates a successful business.
We received the cheque this morning from the sale of our narrowboat. Yet again you have fulfilled your promise. From the first meeting when you valued the boat, to the presentation on your website and the final handover, the whole process has been handled very professionally and I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any potential seller.
Many thanks for the professional, smooth running and helpful way you sold our little boat for us. With a smile and confident attitude you kept us updated and informed throughout the process, it has been a pleasure to do business with you. Thank you once again, we will not hesitate to use your services again in the future.
Just thought I would write to inform you how impressed we were with the professionalism of you and the sales team during the sale of Aylevarroo. What most impressed me was that you continued to work whilst on holiday and closed the sale for us with the purchaser. Also, thank you for completing the handover to the new owners as we would have found that quite emotional to do. We shall be recommending you to anybody we know who is intending to sell or buy a boat. Have a great year and I wish you further success in the business. Kind regards.
We would like to thank you for the professional way you dealt with the sale of our narrow boat Calon Lan. As you are aware the sale was necessitated unfortunately by the sudden ill health of Alan and it was a difficult decision to make. We always felt that you were concerned about us and that your sole aim was to get the sale we needed to allow us to move on.Thank you again for making a difficult situation much easier to bear and we wish you and your company every success in the future. Thank you again.
I am very pleased with the way the team worked at selling my boat. I would also recommend to any one selling a boat to do what I did and put your feet up and let Great Haywood Boat Sales sell your boat with no problems.
I would recommend Great Haywood Boat Sales to anyone who is looking for a truly personal service. I felt that my requirements were listened to and understood. The boats were all presented at their best and the staff were knowledgeable and took time and care. Well worth the 200 mile round trip.
With reference to the recent sale of our narrowboat ‘Tiddy Oggie’. We would like to thank you very much for handling the sale of our boat with such professionalism and enthusiasm. Right from the valuation to sale ( and very quick sale too!) we have been thoroughly impressed with your attention, and we never felt that anything was too much trouble. Consequently, what might have been a fraught process has gone as smoothly as we could ever have anticipated. Thank you again, we would definitely, highly recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a boat.
I am writing to thank you for the excellent service I’ve received from your staff whilst handling the sale of my boat. I particularly appreciated being kept up to date regularly with the pace of the sale and the the efficient and professional attitude with which this was done. I will certainly be recommending your service to other boaters.