Welcome to Botany Bay Boat Yard

Botany Bay Canal Boat Yard & Crane is conveniently situated on the picturesque heart of the unspoilt Lancashire branch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal, just two minutes away from the Lancashire market town of Chorley. The yard has been trading for many years on the longest canal in North West England, and has built up an excellent reputation and experience for safely lifting narrowboats and barges in and out of the canal, as well as on and off transport.

From our canalside location we pride ourselves in a good honest service and offer a range of services from DIY Hardstanding to Hull Blacking, refits and boat maintenance to suit all budgets.This is a traditional working boatyard and we are proud of it. Our friendly team will offer you a warm and friendly welcome and assist you in every possible way .

We offer a full range of canal boat service and boat lifting facilities at competitive prices. For more information about our boat yard and our canal boat cranage service, please browse our website, using the menu above. You will find an extensive amount of information here, so most of your planning can be done right from the comfort of your own home. Of course, if you should like to visit our boatyard to take a closer look at the boats or to discuss the services you require, please feel free to visit us

DIY Boat Facilities

Botany Bay Boat Yard are pleased to offer DIY Narrowboat facilities available all year round.

Narrowboat Boat Crane Lancashire

Narrow Boat Crane - Lancashire

Expert Canal Boat Cranage; Our crawler crane is fully insured and certified allowing us to safely lift any canal boat on the system. This, along with convenient road access, enables us to accommodate full length and full width boats, making us one of the largest and most popular cranes used on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Why not book your boat lift today? We have successfully lifted hundreds of boats and unlike other yards we have no misleading prices, no hardstanding constraints, No time delays with third party cranes.

Canal Boat Maintenance in Lancashire

Boat Maintenance & Storage

Regular Canal Boat & Engine maintenance is a must for any boat owner as it reduces the probability of your boat breaking down or costly repairs. Those owners who wish to carry out necessary repairs, professional services, structural alterations and or overhauls can avail themselves of our secure DIY hardstanding, which is well supplied with more than adequate power supplies.

Travels by narrowboat? Our canal side location we are pleased to offer a full range of maintenance and professional services that are competitively priced. Please free to visit us when passing.

Narrowboat for Sale in Lancashire

Lancashire Boat Brokerage

Botany Bay Brokerage specializes in selling quality Narrowboats and inland waterway craft across a varied price range from their home moorings and frequently have canal boat for sale on the hard standing. We can offer a wide range of services directly to your mooring anywhere in the UK to help you buy and sell you narrowboat. Our aim is to make the process of buying or selling as convenient and rewarding experience.

Canal Boat Storage in Lancashire

Boat Maintenance & Storage

Regular maintenance program is a must for any canal boat and will be delighted to quote for any work you need doing on your boat. From winterising a narrowboat to topping up your oil our friendly and experienced team will assist you in every possible way. From our canal side location we offer a full range of services and facilities that are competitively priced including long and short term storage.

Canal boats for sale

Interested in buying a narrowboat - From pre-sales surveying to Boat Transport - We can help.

Onsite Crane Prices

Botany Bay Boat yard has built up a first class reputation for lifting boats in and out of the canal. Our business prides itself on a quality and reliable service, our staff are highly experienced and our prices extremely competitive, all of which we believe adds up to 100% customer satisfaction.

Botany Bay Boatyard comprises a team of well qualified, experienced staff and can provide extensive knowledge and advice to fulfil your lifting requirements. If you have any questions or would like to discuss what we can offer you in greater detail call us on 07967380464 and we will be happy to help. We have held our prices now for the sixth year running, making us one of the most competitively priced boatyards in the country

Narrow Boat Charges

Up to 50 Foot
£300 for the first lift .
Then £200 for second lift
Over 50 Foot
£350 for the first lift .
Then £250 for second lift

Widebeam Boat

Full cranage & bespoke lift packages to suit every vessel. We offer a complete professional boat service from craning onto a lorry or into the water. Every year we crane hundreds of boats in and out of the water, call today for a quote.

Up to 52 Foot
£ Price on Application, Call Today for a quote
Over 52 Foot
£ Price on Application, Call Today for a quote

Hardstanding

Looking for a place to work on your canal boat?

Look no further.We have also a large level area suitable for placing of narrow boats and wide beams for those owners who wish to carry out necessary repairs, services, structural alterations and or overhauls can avail themselves of our hard standing facility. The storage of canal boats both short or long term stays are most welcome.

Narrowboat
£35.00 per week
Widebeam
£45.00 per week

Trade Enquires - Welcome

*Company reserves the right to alter prices without notice.

Hull Blacking Services
Lancashire

Facilities

We offer a full range of boat yard facilities and services to boaters from our canal side location. Whether you're a boat owner needing coal or just keen to find out more, you'll enjoy a warm and friendly welcome at the boat yard and it provides the perfect choice of facilities and convenience.

  • Certified Crane

  • Boat maintenance

  • Hardstanding

  • Boat Fitting Services

  • Repairs & Servicing

  • Storage & Surveys

  • DIY Facilities

  • Elec & Water Points

Whether it's a Narrowboat, Cruiser Stern, Trad or Semi-Trad, Narrow Beam Dutch Style, Tug, Wide Beam, Houseboat, Dutch Barge, Shell or Sailaway we can help you get your boat on the water quickly and easily. Individual circumstances can vary significantly and therefore our service is tailored to your own needs

The team at Botany Bay Boatyard & Brokerage look forward to welcoming you, and will be delighted to quote for any work you need doing on your boat. Those owners who wish to carry out necessary repairs, services, structural alterations and or overhauls can avail themselves of our hardstanding, which is well supplied with more than adequate power supplies.

Red Diesel, Gas & Coal

Running Low? Book your fuel supplies today
Call ahead on 07967380464 to arrange collection.

Canal Boat Hull Blacking: DIY & Professional

Narrowboat hull blacking how often? It is recommended that you have your hull blacked and anodes checked once every two to three years. Here at Botany Bay Boat Yard we are able to offer a wide range of canal boat hull blacking products and essential maintenance services to suit your boats needs. How long does blacking last on a narrowboat? Most adhesion problems are caused poor preparation or using incompatible products.

Boat Yard Services:

Botany Bay Boat yard truly supports do-it-yourself boaters of all shapes and sizes, with customers encouraged to work on their own boat repairs. Our friendly yard has a lot to offer and with no job to big or small, please feel free to contact us at info@botanybayboatyard.co.uk

  • Replacement Anodes
  • Rudder & Stern Gear Repairs
  • Pressure Washing
  • CCTV & Parking
  • Engine Servicing & Oil Change
  • Narrowboat Surveying
  • Boat Safety Examinations
  • Stillages & Replating
  • Overnight Moorings
  • Boat Transport
  • Secure Storage
  • Replacement Batteries

Hull blacking paint?

How much does hull blacking cost? Our experienced staff can assess your boat and advise on the most suitable hull blacking and preparation for your budget and unlike other yards and marina's who will try and push the latest snake oil; we understand success depends on preparation, temperatures, & drying time between coats and not the most expensive option. Its is only going to be as good as what is under it! From Hull Blacking with Bitumen to Two Pack Epoxy: Please get in touch for a Hull blacking quote as these are completed on a case by case basis, in order to provide you with the best possible prices and service.

Is your Boat Safety Certificate due ?

Narrowboat Surveys - Boat Safety Scheme Lancashire

Narrowboat Survey - Lancashire

Purchasing any canal boat new or old its important that you commission an independent survey prior to completing any purchase; never accept the vendors survey and always commission your own as this can save any future heartache. Why not book in your boat survey with us today?

We can facilitate any type of independent survey at the yard and can work with any surveyor to support the boats examination.

Pre Purchase - Boat Survey Lancashire

Buying a Boat & Full Survey

The level of survey is your choice. It can be a full pre-purchase boat survey of the narrowboat, or an "in the water" report of the boats interior (internal services and quality of fit out etc.) or an out of the water hull survey alone, or simply an engine report. Remember that if seeking finance, the survey must include a valuation. From our canal side location we are pleased to offer a full range of services that will help you find the right boat at the right price.

Canal Boat Safety Scheme & CRT Licence Lancashire

Boat Safety Scheme - Lancashire

Looking for a Boat Safety Scheme Examiner? To qualify for a CRT licence all boats based on UK Inland Waterways have to be inspected every four years under the Boat Safety Scheme. Here at Botany Bay we have a comprehensive and independent list of examiner whom have used our facilities previously to complete their examination.

Contact Us

For more information about our boat yard services or to arrange a visit please call us on 07967380464