Picturesque Canal Location
Accounts Available Year End 31st October 2021
Gross Profit £214,367. NP £87.495
Accounts Available After Viewing
Residential Property Included
Commercial Vehicle Included
Superb Lifestyle Business
Good Social Media Following
Potential To Expand Fleet, Site and Services
Scope To Extend Range Of Services OfferedDescription:REF 7473 – Freehold Boat Yard With Moorings & Facilities
Blacks Business Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this freehold boat yard with moorings and facilities located in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Snaygill Boats Ltd was established in 1972 in the village of Bradley, situated on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Skipton,
and has been extensively developed and improved into a thriving business by the current owners. The business offers an
extensive range of services including narrow boat hire including day hire and holiday hire, dry docking facilities for both narrow
and wide beam boats as well as moorings with metered electric points. Snaygill Boats Ltd is extremely well known in the sector
and has a strong base of regular customers in place as well as benefiting from a huge amount of additional trade generated by
word of mouth recommendations. Our client has ensured the business has an excellent reputation and superb reviews are
noted on line. Snaygill Boats Ltd has a comprehensive website in place and a good social media following.
Snaygill Boats Ltd occupies approx 2.5 acres near a main road trading position within a rural area of Skipton. Other
local businesses include pubs and restaurants, and the Acorn Business Park is also nearby. The area is well linked
by the M65 with good public transport links and free secure parking for approx 40 vehicles.
REASON FOR SALE
Due to our client’s other business commitments being higher than anticipated, the business is offered for sale. This presents an
excellent and rare opportunity for a new owner or team to take the freehold business to the next level.
The business operates with our two clients in part time employment supported by one full time manager, two part time staff and two
Snaygill Boats Ltd has traded solidly since opening and our client has established a strong repeat customer base. Accounts for year
ending 31st October 2021 show annual turnover of £332,940 and gross profit of £214,367. Full financial information is available upon
The business has a rateable value of £15,750. Purchasers should enquire with relevant local authorities to confirm the rates payable.
This long established business occupies an enviable trading position in a stunning area of Skipton. Our client has secured a strong
customer base and exceptional reputation for both their hire fleet operations as well as third party repairs and
servicing. There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with the introduction of new services and additions to the existing
fleet, an expanded social media presence could also be beneficial. Early viewings are strongly advised.Accomodation:LAYOUT AND DESIGN
Designed by the current owners and Built in 2016 as a modern and contemporary detached house set on three levels comprising of five double bedrooms, family bathroom, en suite to master bedroom with walk in wardrobe, large modern open plan kitchen with extensive granite worktops, integrated appliances and boot room leading to utility room and boiler room. Large canal facing lounge/diner with feature windows leading onto large reverse pitch conservatory comprising 2 sets of triple sliding doors, downstairs cloak, playroom/office. There is also a garage with an electric roller door with private parking for one vehicle. Full aluminium double glazing throughout. The property benefits from underfloor heating to the ground and lower floors with radiators upstairs by means of LPG supplied by a tank placed below ground. The current hot water storage tank has the facility to accept a solar or air source heating supply. The family bathroom and en suite have electric underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The property further benefits from a heat recovery system (MVHR) throughout the building. All areas have been finished to a very high standard and are fitted with high quality fixtures and fittings.
Externally, the fully landscaped gardens are private and beautifully presented with three tiers of large paved patio areas leading on to grassed areas, one patio area is secluded and has a freestanding hot tub. There is also a fourth wood-decked seating area at an elevated level which leads onto a small wooded area currently accommodating the owners chickens and bee hives.
Wide Dock - The current owners conducted an extensive improvement to the site in 2012 with the installation of a fully enclosed wide beam dry dock comprising of a North light roof, 7.4kw solar panels, electric hoists, LED lighting, industrial diesel heater, kitchenette and work benches. The dock also enables the ability to dry-dock two narrow boats simultaneously greatly improving hire fleet and third party operations.
Narrow Dock - Also fully enclosed with LED lighting, electric hoists, industrial diesel heater, kitchenette and workbenches leading out to separate storage shed and bunded used oil and bilge tanks.
Wood Shop - Situated in an elevated position next to the narrow dock is the woodworking shop. This comprises of numerous tools and equipment for the experienced woodworker. To the rear of the workshop are engineering machinery comprising large metal working lathe and mill.
The site comprises of 'herringbone' moorings for approx 19 boats leading onto double linear moorings further down the site for approx 20 boats. There are 2 moorings spaces along the narrow dock. 'Rolec' double metered electric points are installed as well as numerous water points.
Services and Site
Included in the property price is also a large field running parallel to the current linear moorings and canal, which could be used to introduce glamping, log cabins/pods or could be excavated to create further herringbone moorings. Set in approximately two and a half acres of land on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, the site has a large driveway leading to the boatyard with three gated car parks that can accommodate approximately forty vehicles. Situated along side the canal basin are an LPG bottle storage area, a 2,200 litre diesel bunded tank with floor mounted diesel supply pump, pump out system and water points. The current owners invested in a large borehole and water treatment plant in 2016 resulting in no future water bills. No mains drainage costs as the house drainage is on a soak away. Situated to the gable end of the property is an integrated office and retail shop with a separate toilet and shower room, a second utility room and laundry area.Fixtures & Fittings:
Full list of Fixtures & Fittings available after viewing, to include;
47ft Four Berth Narrow Boat x 2
56ft 5 Berth Narrow boat x1
56ft Six Berth Narrow Boat x 1
59ft Six Berth Narrow Boat x 2
32 Ft Day Hire Narrow Boat x 2
Two Tonne Electrical Hoist x 1
500kg Electric Hoist x 1
Industrial Metal Saw
Stand Alone Commercial Diesel Heater x 2Opening Hours:
MON - SUN: 08:30 - 17:00 Between March & October
MON - FRI: 08:30 - 17:00 Out Of Season