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Read below to see what some of our customers have said about us.


"Seamless and hassle free service, fully informed, everything has worked perfectly"

Mr & Mrs M Hussey

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina Nov 2019


"Helpful and professional, frequent emails kept us in the loop, the whole process went very well indeed"

Mr C Stephens

Boat purchased from Alvechurch Marina Nov 2019


"Excellent communication, staff at the marina were very helpful from the reception to the management"

Mr M Green

Boat purchased from Blackwater Meadow Marina Oct 2019


"Communication was good, friendly, honest and business-like.  The service given was genuine and reliable and the rates reasonable"

Mr T Dilworth

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina Sept 2019 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"Very helpful and understanding as we are new boaters, good email responses from both John and Christine"

Miss V Nicholson

Boat purchased from Hilperton Marina April 2019


"Kind and friendly staff, Always willing to help. Happy with speed of sales process"

Mrs P A Sawtell

Boat sold from Gayton Marina May 2019


"Very quick service, staff were very helpful and polite".

 Mr M J Norris

Boat purchased from Hilperton Marina March 2019


"All staff  were happy and friendly, happy with service, kept well informed, would use your services again and would recommend you".

Mr S Woldridge

Boat purchased from Gayton Marina January 2019


"Staff were pleasant and helpful,  though sometimes it did not feel like a personal service. However, we would use your services again".

Mrs J McGuiggan

Boat purchased from Gayton Marina November 2018


"Extremely helpful and made purchase very smooth, emails and phone calls kept us informed, very helpful staff and great communication".

Mr R Smalley

Boat purchased from Alvechurch Marina November 2018


"Seems expensive for what ABC actually did as the boat was not advertised on the website, however the boat did sell fairly quickly. After this everything went smoothly, paperwork relatively simple".

Mrs G Jones

Boat sold from Goytre Wharf July 2018


"You managed to sell my boat in less that 2 months and for the full asking price, I am delighted. Communication was not as well as i would have liked but if I had another boat to sell I would use your services again"

Mrs S Butler

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina July 2018


"Efficient service, would us ABC Boat Sales again because  "You do exactly what it says on the tin"

Mrs S Butler

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina July 2018


"Smoothly able to sell my boat and buy another within a week, Hannah, the manager is exceptionally helpful and I have very much appreciated her input and guidance. All very efficient"

Rev J Hellier

Boat sold from Goytre Wharf June 2018


"Very transparent and easy to deal with, very helpful on any subject to do with the boat, All stages of the purchase were communicated"

Mr & Mrs Holderness

Boat purchased from Gayton Marina April 2018


"Nothing too much trouble, very good support and communication by all staff. Everyone I spoke to was very knowledgeable and friendly".

Mr J Jones

Boat purchased from Gayton Marina February 2018


"Hilperton Marina staff were always polite and kept me informed of all enquiries"

Mr A Stacey

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina February 2018

"Hilperton Marina took control of everthing from beginning to end, John and his team are very efficient and friendly and kept me fully informed at all times".

Mrs J Tanner

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina January 2018

"Richard and team were very helpful and ensured the sale went as smoothly as possible".

Mr N Ward

Boat purchased from Worcester Marina Nov 2017

"All of the marina staff were helpful"

Mr & Mrs P Harding

Boat sold Hilperton Marina October 2017

"The sale was quick and supported by the Marina  Manager and his staff, Customer Service at all times has been of the old school and made our experience a very happy one"

Mr  Burnison

Boat sold Hilperton Marina October 2017

"Leigh France was very friendly, helpful and informative, The process was very quick".

Mr D Bridger

Boat purchased from Blackwater Meadow Marina August 2017

"A very caring and human experience, especially as a newcomer. Dave and Linda are amazing people. Professional, experienced and efficient".

Ms J Imellos

Boat purchased from Aldermaston Wharf August 2017

"The website was easy to use, everyone at Aldermaston Wharf was very helpful".

Mr P Hill

Boat sold from Aldermaston Wharf August 2017

"Very helpful and professional service, all members of staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we were clearly updated throughout the process".

Mr and Mrs P Halley

Boat purchased from Alvechurch Marina August 2017

"This sale was concluded in 4 weeks from leaving the boat at the marina, Both marina and head office were efficient with the sale. Dave at Albermaston was realistic and honest with his advice and Linda kept me abreast of progress".

Mr A Giles

Boat Sold from Aldermaston Wharf August 2017

"Friendly, pleasant staff who were very happy to talk and help out, very professional service. We thought the marina was exactly what a "proper" marina and service should be".

Mrs C Wilson

Boat purchased from Blackwater Meadow Marina July 2017

"Good communication all round, Dave is a very happy and knowledgeable marina Manager and Linda was very helpful on the sales side, trouble free sale and purchase".

Mr A Pollock

Boat purchased from Aldermaston Wharf July 2017

"From our first visit we were led well through the process by John and his team, John and Christine were exceptionally helpful, readily providing answers to our questions. we have nothing but positives to say about ABC Boat Sales and Hilperton Marina in particular".

Mr D Braithwaite

Boat purchased from Hilperton Marina  May 2017

"Staff were courteous and helpful throughout the sale. Dom, who showed us the boat was very informative,  Hannah and Alex were very thorough".

Mr W Capel

Boat purchased from Goytre Wharf May 2017

"Effective and stressfree way of selling and purchasing boats. Hannah very efficient and kept us informed by email at all times. Professional and helpful".

Mr & Mrs S Iles

Boat purchased from Goytre Wharf March 2017

"Very friendly and helpful, Marina Manager John was brilliant and the guys in the workshop were very friendly and helpful. Excellent experience".

Mr A Gilbert

Boat purchased from Anderton Marina March 2017

"A very efficient service, very friendly and helpful staff, a pleasure to deal with. The marina kept me updated on progress and answered my questions promptly. An excellent boat buying experience ".

Mr P Riddle

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina January 2017

"Hannah was very helpful, prompt reply to email enquiries, very knowledgeable, helpful arranging dry dock and survey, whole process very straightforward ".

Rev J Hellier

Boat sold from Goytre Wharf December 2016

"We felt that our interests were very well represented. At every step we were given the advice and help we needed. Darren and his team do an outstanding job ".

Mr J White

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina November 2016

"Highly recommended, Well informed every step of the way. The Marina Manager is such a great guy ".

Mrs I Asquith

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina October 2016

"A very professional approach to helping me through all aspects of the boat purchase. All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful ".

Mr N Pearson

Boat purchased from Blackwater Meadow Marina September 2016

"Efficient service with queries answered promptly, Jenny and Zoe were always friendly, helpful and efficient ".

Mr A Young

Boat purchased from Gayton Marina September 2016

"They were very helpful and the information was instantaneous ".

Mr D Keeley

Boat purchased from Aldermaston Wharf August 2016

"Everyone tried hard to make everything as simple for me as they could - the whole experience was painless. Helpfulness, trustworthiness and professional competence ".

Mr G Branner

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina June 2016

"Friendly, Informative and helpful communication from all staff at Blackwater. they went the extra mile. Great Service all round".

Mrs L Silcox

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina May 2016

"Russell was very helpful, friendly and professional and kept me updated with progress of sale, nothing was too much trouble ".

Miss A Sky

Boat sold from Farncombe Boat House June 2016

"The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient ".

Mr & Mrs S wells

"There has never been anything other than a friendly response from all the staff at the marina, they were knowledgeable and efficient ".

Mr M Balchin

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina April 2016

"Good communication throughout the sale with regular calls and updates ".

Ms S Joberns

Boat sold from Alvechurch April 2016

"The staff were friendly and helpful, I found Cathy at Alvechurch particularly good at keeping in touch ".

Ms G Lindsley

Boat sold from Alvechurch April 2016

"Staff at Hilperton were very organized, kind, caring and efficient, kept informed via telephone, very professional and helpful. Excellent service ".

Mrs P Wesley

Boat sold from Hilperton April 2016

"Highly recommend, excellent service from the staff at Hilperton Marina ".

Mr G Haden

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina December 2015

"The team were extremely helpful and guided us through our first boat purchase perfectly, utterly professional  ".

Mr M Chiles

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina September 2015

"Helpful, friendly staff, always ready to answer questions and explain issues, regular updates, professional service ".

Mr & Mrs Slater-Vaughan

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina July 2015

"Our boat was sold quickly and efficiently, we were kept informed at all times and this created an ideal atmosphere for the sale ".

Mr & Mrs Cragg

Boat Sold July 2015

"Excellent, always kept me in the picture as to my sale, staff were always polite and efficient ".

Mr M Lee

Boat sold from Gayton Marina May 2015

"Quick sale at a good price, brokerage fees very competitive ".

Mr & Mrs P Kirkup

Boat sold from Alvechurch Marina June 2015

"We found the whole experience excellent, We used your service to both purchase and sell our boat. On both occasions we found the people to be professional, honest and reliable and would not hesitate to use your service again ".

Mr and Mrs R Morrison

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina April 2015

"Very happy, really nice, helpful and friendly people, If I were to buy again, I would look to use you first ".

Mr S Clubb

Boat sold from Anderton Marina March 2015

"Very helpful and knowledgeable staff, excellent service, Great staff at Gayton Marina and on the telephone at Head Office ".

Mr M Pulford

Boat sold from Gayton Marina March 2015

"Good communication, regularly kept informed of the sales process with calls and emails. A fair price for the boat was achieved ".

Mr S Joberns

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina February 2015

" Good personal contact with friendly service".

Mrs M Small

Boat sold from Worcester Marina February 2015

"Excellent and prompt communication. very efficient ".

Mr B Jordan

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina January 2015

"Our purchase was dealt with in a professional and friendly manner throughout. You made the whole process easy and painless, even though we are first time buyers. We could not find any fault ".

Mr M Cowin and Ms S Le Vallois

Boat sold from Gayton Marina December 2014

"Regular contact maintained throughout the sales process via telephone and email, Have used ABC for all my boat sales ".

Mr S Joberns

Boat sold from Gayton Marina November 2014

"I rate your brokerage service very highly indeed.I found the staff very approachable and I was kept informed at every stage of the sales process ".

Mr J Cuke

Boat sold from Goytre Marina October 2014

"Staff at Hilperton Marina were very pleasant and helpful, we were kept well informed by telephone which is so important for personal engagement ".

Mr B Spraggon

Boat sold from Hilperton Marina September 2014

"Everyone was very helpful and polite. The manager of the marina kept us very well informed. It is a good service and we were very satisfied ".

Mr and Mrs Williams

Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina September 2014

"Your team and manager at Gayton were consistently helpful and quick to call with details of any potential buyers"

Mr Boyd

Boat sold from Gayton August 2014

"Very friendly, helpful staff that had time for all my questions. The service felt personal and the staff really cared about helping find the right options for me".

Mrs Verhaegen

Boat purchased from Aldermaston June 2014

"Everyone was very friendly and helpful, We received regular telephone calls and the purchase process was very easy ".

Mr Wain

Boat Purchased from Alvechurch  May 2014.

"The Manager is very efficient and everything was handled professionally ".

Mrs Winter

Boat purchased from Anderton April 2014

"We have received an excellent service, All staff were extremely helpful ".

Mr Longley

Boat purchased from Worcester in  April 2014

"Would be pleased to recommend your service to anybody as I have received such good service myself ".

Mr Whittaker

Boat purchased from Alvechurch  in April 2014

"Helpful and friendly staff and management. Any questions or concerns we had were dealt with in a friendly and timely manner.  Good communication throughout. John and his staff made our purchase very easy and gave us a warm welcome to the marina ".

Mr Edwards

Boat purchased from Anderton in November 2013

"Good communication from Darren the marina manager. Good advise in terms of helping with negotiations ".

Boat sold from Alvechurch August 2013

"Our connection with ABC goes back more than 30 years. We have written a note of thanks to you all and sent to Gayton Marina"

Mr & Mrs B

Boat sold from Gayton 2013

"If we decide to purchase a boat in the future we will not hesitate to contact ABC. Very friendly staff, especially at Blackwater Meadow Marina, we will miss them very much ".

Mr & Mrs C

Boat sold from Blackwater  2013

"Thanks to all the team for such a smooth transaction. The team at Hilperton dealt with every step of the transaction very professionally making the sale completely stress free. I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone wishing to buy or sell a boat ".


Boat sold from Hilperton Marina June 2011

"Very efficient and helpful in every respect. Everyone at Alvechurch were very friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful, especially as this is my first boat and I had many questions!!

"Everything was conducted in a very professional manner. I’m having a problem to think of any way your service could be improved ".


Purchased boat from Alvechurch Marina May 2010

"Very impressed with the website and all help received. They gave advise and help when required. Everything happened as informed by either head office or the marina. I don’t think I will be purchasing another boat, but if I was hiring, I would use your services".

Mr & Mrs C

 Boat sold from Blackwater Meadow Marina May 2010

"When we initially made an offer for the boat it was quite late on a Saturday afternoon and the staff were quite happy to continue the negotiations bey0nd the normal closing time. In fact by the time everything was concluded it was about 1 and half hours after the closing time".

Mr & Mrs A

Purchased boat from Hilperton Marina May 2010

"I would like to record my gratitude to John Froggatt and his team at Hilperton for managing to arrange a sale at one of the most challenging times in recent economic history, maintaining just sufficient pressure upon the purchaser to retain interest but without creating an over pressurised situation which might have driven him away ".

Mr D

Boat sold January 2010

"The website was set up well and led to the boat sale. The Manager was very helpful and no doubt his effort was reflected in the boat sale ".

Mr & Mrs M

Sold boat from Anderton Marina October 2009

"We - my wife and I, have just undergone a stressful voyage of finding a suitable second hand narrowboat (our first). In our journey of search, we have travelled around the country, visiting many marinas and encountering differing brokerages and the like.

Fortunately, one day, we enquired at our local marina (Hilperton) with respect to the chance opportunity of a suitable boat for sale. To our joy, we were directed to view a suitable boat. As luck would have it, the boat was exactly the size and specification that we required. And, to add to our joy, a mooring was available at our local Marina (Hilperton).

During the purchase process, we would like to emphasize that your manager John and his staff (particularly Christine) have been most helpful and accommodating - thereby making the buying process so delightful and less stressful.

It is our opinion, the great British public are sometime too eager to render and lodge complaints and less thoughtful to report and reward good service. It is our great pleasure to report that we are extremely pleased with your management and staff at Hilperton for the kind and professional manner in which they have handled our purchase. We do realize that brokerages have to be centered on the primary interests of their vendors, however, in this instance we can clearly state that whilst that primary interest has been fully maintained, your team at Hilperton (particularly Christine) have stretched that obligation to ensure that the prospective purchaser has had a pleasant and comfortable feeling throughout the process of brokerage.

We have had previous dealings with this team also on the rental/hire side of your business and that is also a great tribute of service and understanding from the team at Hilperton. We trust that we may continue to have many years of good relationships with this team and we thank them all for their service".

Mr & Mrs G, Wiltshire