Welcome to Botany Bay Boat Yard

Botany Bay Boatyard is conveniently situated on the picturesque heart of the unspoilt Lancashire branch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal, just two minutes away from the market town of Chorley. The yard has been trading for many years on the longest canal in northern England, and has built up an excellent reputation and experience for lifting boats in and out of the canal and giving great customer satisfaction and value.

Here at the boatyard we pride ourselves in a good honest service. We are down to earth and refreshingly straightforward. This is a traditional working boatyard and we are proud of it. Our friendly and experienced team will assist you in every possible way. From our canal side location we offer a full range of boat yard services and facilities at very competitive prices.

For more information about our canal boat yard, 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

Certified Boat Craneage

Lifting your boat the right way! Our crawler crane is fully insured and certified to lift upto a maximum of 50 tons, allowing us to 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 cranes on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Here at Botany Bay Boat Yard you can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind and more importantly the flexibility, of lifting your boat in or out of the water when you want.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 agrangments.

Boat Maintenance & Storage

Regular maintenance program is a must for any canal boat; The team at Botany Bay Boatyard 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.

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 inculding long and short term storage.

Boat Brokerage

Botany Bay Brokerage specialises in selling quality Narrowboats and inland waterway craft across a varied price range from their home moorings and frequently from the hard standing behind the office at Botany Bay boat yard. 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.

Boat Repairs & Servicing

Your boat needs a lot of TLC to maintain its value and performance.Our team of skilled professionals, welders, engineers and electricians are always on hand for repairs large or small. We offer a very wide range of boat repair and servicing options, for small craft through to large dutch barges. This service includes electrical repairs and servicing, engineering, plumbing, hull painting, plus a full array of boat cosmetic and structural repairs.

Facilities

We offer a full range of quality services to boaters from our canal side location. Whether you're a boat owner 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.

New Customer

If you have any questions or would like to discuss what we can offer you in greater detail call us on 07967380464

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 fifth year running, making us one of the most competitively priced boatyards in the country

Narrow Boat Charges

Up to 50 Foot
£250 for the first lift .
Then £150 for second lift
£250.00
Over 50 Foot
£300 for the first lift .
Then £200 for second lift
£300.00

Widebeam Boat Charges

Up to 52 Foot
£600 for the first lift.
Then £350 for second lift
£600.00
Over 52 Foot
£750 for the first lift.
Then £450 for second lift
£750.00

Hardstanding Charges

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
£30.00 per week
Widebeam
£40.00 per week

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss what we can offer you in greater detail call us on 07967380464