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Testimonials from our most recent clients:

narrowboat moving service
boat moving services
narrowboat moving and river cruiser moving

Please don't just take our word for it!  Here are some testimonials from our most recent happy clients - if you would like to contact them directly for more detailed reassurance, please get in touch for reference details:

Cassita: Devises Marina - Roydon Marina - 60ft Narrowboat with fixed wheelhouse and submersion system


I have been very impressed with the professional approach that Mike has shown during the move of our 60ft narrowboat Cassita from Devizes Marina to Roydon Marina.

This was accomplished without fuss and I handed the boat over, not knowing Mike, but have, subsequently, developed a great respect for him. He arranged the pickup and delivery with apparent effortless ease. The journey was accomplished ahead of schedule, without fuss and regular text and phone updates of progress were organised. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mike to move a narrowboat, skillfully and safely. I will use him again in future, should the need arise.


Dr. David Smallbone. MB, Ch.B, LRCP, MRCS

Saffina: Guildford (River Wey) - Waltham Abbey (River Lee) - 50ft Narrowboat


We would like to give a very positive testimonial for Mike the Narrowboat Skipper.


Mike was reliable, trustworthy, knowledgable and friendly. He took very good care of our new boat on its journey and kept it clean and tidy and in good condition on delivery to us.


He kept us well informed by text, email and phone of his travel progress daily either by phone or email. On delivering our boat he took the time to give a full handover of the positives and problems he had discovered during his travel and even rang us after he had got home to check everything was ok andthat we knew everything we needed to about using the boat.


An excellent service and would highly recommend Mike to transport your boat safely.


Alex and Gary Swain



Rob Smith: Colne (Leeds and Liverpool Canal) - Sale Cruising Club (Bridgewater Canal)


I used Narrowboat Skipper to move my boat at the end of November from Yorkshire down to Manchester.  I was a little nervous about letting a stranger move the boat, but Mike from Narrowboat Skipper did an excellent job.


A schedule was provided prior to the trip with estimates of where he expected to be each evening.  He gave regular updates on the way and managed to deliver to boat ahead of schedule.


The boat is quite old and I only purchased it few months ago, so there were a few teething problems with it.  However  Narrowboat Skipper just dealt with the issues as they arrived and delivered the boat on time.


Was I happy with the service? Yes, very. Would I recommend him? Yes!


Rob Smith



Brigantine: 60 x 12.5 ft Dutch Barge style Widebeam, Thames + Kennet Marina - Limehouse Basin (River Thames / Grand Union / Regents Canal)


'Mike took my boat from Reading to East London without a hitch. He was fully contactable at all times, turned up when he said he was going to turn up, knowledgeable, professional, enthusiastic (I was a beginner!), and most importantly treated my boat like it was his.


I'd be surprised if there is a better person for a moving job.  No hesitation at all in recommending him'


Jon McCleod, Limehouse Marina, London



Grey Goose: 50ft Narrowboat, Droitwich - Nottingham (Stratford, Birmigham, Trent and Mersey Canals, River Trent)


Mike I also want to say a massive thank you for a truly brilliant and extremely efficient service, we have been incredibly impressed. I have absolutely no doubt that we shall be employing your services again in the future to move Grey Goose up and down the country so that we can enjoy her across the canal network.


Furthermore I would have no hesitation in recommending your service to anyone wanting to move their pride and joy. Thank you


Christian, Managing Director,








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