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Telephone: 01905 794445
Address: Hanbury Wharf, Hanbury Rd, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7FB
Opening times: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Chris Hill formed the company in 2000, after a decade of experience in the boat-building industry.  His aim was to provide high quality yet affordable vessels that were suitable for newcomers and those with long experience of the waterways alike.  It’s a ‘one-stop shop’ concept that means we offer something for everyone, whatever type of boat you are looking for and whatever your budget.

Over the years we’ve expanded and refined the range of new boats and now offer a fantastic choice of narrowboats, wide beam boats and Dutch Barges in both new and used boat options.  We have conveniently located marinas at Droitwich and Willington, where you can spend time on board deciding upon the right boat for you, with the assistance of our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  And when you buy a new boat from us we provide a comprehensive handover and a fantastic after-sales service backed up by experienced engineers.

What makes The New & Used Boat Co unique is the emphasis on tailoring everything – from the boats themselves to the financial arrangements – around the needs of the customer.  Whether you are buying a holiday boat or looking for a floating home, you’ll find every requirement catered for.

Swallowtail - Hanbury Range
The Swallowtail offers truly sociable cruising with the galley at the stern, and can comfortably sleep four with an optional dinette. An impressive specification plus a choice of paint colours and fabrics enables you to make this boat your own, and for those needing more space a 60ft version is available.

Peacock - Hanbury Range
The quality of build is evident throughout the Hanbury range, and the Peacock is no exception. With the more traditional layout of the bedroom at the stern, this boat still has all the contemporary touches you would expect from a floating home, and a range of interior and exterior choices personalise the boat.

Manhattan - Aqualine
The Manhattan is the original Aqualine narrowboat design and it is as popular today as it was when it was first launched, thanks to its classic layout with the bedroom at the stern. With an impressive specification fitted as standard it's easy to understand why the Manhattan is a popular choice.

Madison - Aqualine
The aft position of the galley makes the Madison a highly practical as well as sociable boat whilst cruising. The bedroom provides ample storage, an additional vanity unit and easy access to the bow which is the perfect place for morning coffee or a glass of wine to watch the sun go down on a fine evening.

Monaco - Aqualine
The Monaco offers a layout that features a number of noticeable design differences. Firstly there is an extra room at the stern which provides a utility area, and a second loo can also be fitted (optional). For something refreshingly different look no further than the Monaco.

The SE Range - Aqualine
The SE takes the already popular Manhattan, Madison and Monaco designs and gives them an extra special twist. Part of the Editions Range which was introduced to the Aqualine family in 2010 and comprises of a range of boats that are all uniquely individual. Add to that a host of extras included as standard and these really are extraordinary narrowboats.

Monarch - Hanbury Range
From the moment you step onto a Monarch, you'll appreciate the space on board. A choice of layouts can be personalised to reflect your own taste, plus a list of optional extras can provide extra luxuries like granite work surfaces or a TV in the bedroom, and it all comes at a highly affordable price.

Emperor - Hanbury Range
Another spacious and impressive offering from the Hanbury Range, the Emperor offers outstanding value and is an ideal liveaboard with some eye-catching features such as the stove surrounded by a wooden mantelpiece, and plentiful storage in hand-crafted dresser units. As usual a host of options can personalise the boat.

Eurocruiser - Hanbury Range
The Eurocruiser is a widebeam boat with a difference - a distinctive square stern contains two attractive features - a wheel for steering, and built-in upholstered seating for socialising. This is a beautifully appointed and spacious craft for residential or leisure use, whether in the UK or on the waterways of Europe.

Canterbury - Aqualine
The Canterbury gives you all the luxury and design of an Aqualine boat, but in a wide beam version. The Canterbury has been designed to be modular, so you have a lot of leeway in planning the way the space is utilised. Arrange the rooms in the order that you want them. Fancy a full sized bath with a shower over instead of a cubicle? No problems. Want a second bedroom to incorporate bunks and a study area? All this and more can be accomodated. There's a choice of widths - 10, 11 or 12ft and you can choose the length in 1ft increments up to 70ft. Whether moored up in the city or cruising the waterways of Britain or the continent, the Canterbury lets you do it without compromise.

Canterbury LE - Aqualine
The Canterbury LE, like the Manhattan SE, is part of the Editions Range which was introduced to the Aqualine family in 2010 and comprises of a range of boats that are all uniquely individual. Working closely with Bayswater Designs - a specialist interior design company - the Canterbury widebeam has been given an interior makeover. Farrow & Ball paints have been specially chosen for panels and galley units to bring a fresh, light and contemporary feel. Decorative fluted edging to the hand made furniture, corbel detailing to the roofline and silver inlaid gunwale strips all bring extra pleasing aesthetic appeal. What's more each LE design comes laden with optional extras as standard to make these widebeam boats that extra bit special.

Richmond - Aqualine
Welcome to the world of MetroFloat - a new concept that captures all the appeal of a desirable city apartment in a widebeam boat. These are boats that feature an enviable level of finish together with a high specification as standard. Spacious living areas, a kitchen packed with essential appliances all unobtrusively incorporated into a chic design and a bathroom superbly designed with contemporary features. Even the storage is ingenious and plentiful throughout the boat. The Richmond Apartment Boat provides fantastic accommodation for those who wish to live life permanently on the water without compromise or alternatively have a second home that's as luxurious as it is moveable.

Henley - Aqualine
The Henley is the flagship of the MetroFloat world - a widebeam boat with an incredible level of design, specification and quality of finish. Make it your permanent home or your base for the working week or a weekend retreat, either way life aboard the Henley won't be a restricted. Compromise is not in the MetroFloat vocabulary and it certainly won't be seen on the Henley with spacious living areas, a kitchen packed with essential appliances all unobtrusively incorporated into a chic design and a bathroom superbly designed with contemporary features. Even the storage is ingenious and plentiful throughout the boat.

A luxurious floating home with none of the compromises - a superb design packed with features and high spec appliances.

The Brigantine is a widebeam ‘barge’ style vessel which has been designed to offer superb cruising for UK & European waterways, whilst offering stylish, comfortable residential accommodation. This boat has been developed and manufactured by some of the most respected and skilled industry professionals, and is a ‘Qualifying Ship’ for residential VAT purposes.

Dutch Barges - Aqualine
There is no mistaking the heritage of the Aqualine Voyager - with its classic hull and unmistakable form it has all the hallmarks of a traditional Dutch Barge - but the interior offers every modern luxury, such as a full sixed washing machine to a home cinema system, all set in a beautiful and luxurious living environment created from the finest materials.

In summary, we've combined the best of the traditional and the contemporary to create a boat in the true spirit of a Dutch Barge, yet fully equipped for the lifestyle and waterways of today. The word quality is synonymous with the Aqualine Voyager. The barges are CAD designed, then built in a 40,000 sq ft workshop in Gdansk, an area of Europe famous for its skilled boat builders. The whole process is closely supervised, stage by stage, to ensure the vessels are made to international standards, and is monitored by the Polish Shipping Register.

*HM Customs & Excise Ruling
Widebeam vessels of a certain size may qualify for zero VAT, if they are being used as your sole place of residence. Please contact us for more details if you are considering a purchase for residential use and we can explain the VAT status calculation.
Sailaways - Hanbury Range
For the skilled craftsman the sailaway range offers an ultra cost effective solution to getting afloat. Sailaway boats are prepared in varying stages of finish for you to complete exact to your requirements.

Boats are prepared as follows:

Option 1 Sailaway
Comes with: Painted hull, ballast floorboards, windows, front doors, mushrooms and engine

Option 2 Sailaway Plus
Comes with above plus: Fully lined insulated, 12v & 240v tails, 2 bulkheads

Option 3 Sailaway Additions
Comes with above plus Additions pack which includes: LED's throughout, switch to each individual room, AC & DC panels, landline hook up, galvanic isolator, 6 x 240v sockets to customer's location, 3 x 135amp leisure batteries, 4kw webasto central heating system, 3 radiators, 1 towel rail, domestic water pump, domestic

The following can also be included if required:
  1. Bathroom - Fully complete bathroom including electric macerator toilet
  2. Kitchen - Fully fitted and function galley, split design with 20mm worksurfaces

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