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Boat Shop UK - Testimonials

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OUR FIRST BIG INSURANCE REFURBISHMENT
Date: 28/11/2014
When a tree fell on our narrowboat in july we wondered wether it could be repaired and had heard numerous nightmare stories from other boat owners about the general unreliability and poor standards of...

ARRIVED IN UXBRIDGE IN TIME FOR WORK MONDAY
Date: 19/09/2014
I couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Everything went through smoothly with the purchase, and even when work on the engine took longer than expected, I still managed to depart on time. The...

2 YEARS ON AND STILL HAPPY
Date: 12/08/2014
Hi Loretta Little Jim is now over 2 years since you refurbished him for us. Paintwork still shines, interior still as new, everything still works, what more can we ask? Stuart & the team did an exce...

ORDER BEFORE 12 IT ARRIVES TOMORROW
Date: 09/07/2014
Hello Loretta. Engine control arrived today, excellent service, thank you very much. Best Regards. Dave Smith. ...

I WAS JUST PASSING THE BOAT YARD
Date: 3/7/2014
Hiya After cruising from Brent ford London, I thought I would give the boat a check up when I could ,came across The Boat Shopuk spoke to stewart on the bank and he accommodated me there and then,so ...

ANOTHER MAN HAPPY TO LIVE ON THE CANAL
Date: 25th February 2014
HI Loretta I cannot thank you enough for the help, advice, guidance ,and support in searching for my narrow boat ,it was all done in a very professionally and friendly manner , Many thanks again mal...

THANKS AQUEDUCT MARINA
Date: 1/11/2013
Hi Stewart and Loretta It is always a pleasure to do business with you, down to earth and no fuss works for me every time. I'll keep you in mind for the next one we get! All the best, Nick ...

OFF TO LONDON IN HIS NEW HOME
Date: 11 JULY 2013
Good morning Loretta. I thought I would take this opportunity to once again thank you for the service you have provided. My time at your yard in Leighton Buzzard has been invaluable, I have learnt m...

SO NICE TO HEAR
Date: 21/06/2013
I just wanted to get in touch and make you aware how happy i am with "Laura Colleen" the 63 ft Narrow Boat that you sold me on the 10th June 2013. When i first got in contact regarding "Laura Colle...

EVEN ON A SUNDAY!!!!
Date: 15/10/2012
Dear Loretta as you can tell i am not a computer boffin but my daughter showed me how to reply to an e.mail so here goes.Firstly your the 1st person i have sent one to,and i do not know if you can put...

ANOTHER HAPPY BUYER
Date: JULY 2012
Hi Loretta I thought it was time we wrote to thank you for finding & refurbishing our narrowboat 'Little Jim' Having just missed a boat on brokerage we were surprised to get a call from you a few da...

AN OLD CUSTOMER LOOKING FOR A NEW BOAT
Date: 8TH APRIL 2012
Hi Loretta, nice to know you are still in business and the empire expanding now with the addition of, by the sound of it, a very talented son. You were kind enough to sell one of our earlier boats, th...

SELLING A BOAT READ THIS FIRST
Date: 15TH SEPT 2011
Hi Loretta thanks for selling my boat so quickly. I have had my boat on the market for six months with three top brokers and all I got were time wasters. I was giving up and decided to try Boatshop W...

OUR BEST BOATS NOW IN BRISTOL
Date: 22nd Aug 2011
Hi Loretta,I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Steve for being so helpful and supportive when I recently bought 'Why Not' from you. The service that you provided was way beyond what m...

ANOTHER HAPPY BOATER
Date: 25TH AUGUST 2011
Dear Loretta Just a quick e-mail before I set off for the airport.I took Baldrick out for his/her first trip last weekend - just an hour up from the Marina and back ... it was a lovely day and great ...

BUYING A BARGAIN FROM THE BOAT SHOP
Date: JANUARY 2011
We have just purchased a 1999 narrow boat from Boat Shop UK and found them to be very friendly and helpful. We can recommend them most strongly.Dave Brown...

FREE BUYING GUIDE
Date: 14/12/2010
Hey! I love the guide! This is a text and unbelievably informative. Yes...I am still quite interested in narrow/canal boats. Thank you! Chris ...

BUYING A SAILAWAY
Date: 07/04/2007
Thank you all so much. Dear Loretta Many thanks for the warm welcome I received from both yourself and your son yesterday. I would also like to thank you again for all the organising and arrangeing w...

BOAT DELIVERY AT ITS BEST
Date: 2ND NOVEMBER 2010
Hello LORETTA just a few lines to say thank you to yourself and your staff for the delivery to myself and my wife the narrow/canal boat ROMA . I found all your workers very friendly and helpful espec...

NOT SELLING BUT BUYING THIS TIME.
Date: 21st June 2010
hi loretta. it was good to meet you. i liked your professional and friendly attitude, and respect to your son who is clearly knowledgeable and skilfull Jon...

A VERY QUICK SALE
Date: 20TH MAY 2010
We inherited a narrow boat and neither of us know anything about boats. We decided not to keep the boat, and wanted to sell it. We contacted Loretta at the Boatshop, and she was very helpful and pr...

ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY
Date: 18TH MARCH 2010
Dear Loretta Now that my boat is safely moored at Pillings Lock Marina in Leicestershire I wish to take a moment to thank you for all your help in making my dream of owning my own narrowboat become r...

WE ARE NOT AT WILLOWBRIDGE ANYMORE!
Date: 9th oct 2009
We have worked out of Willowbridge off and on for nearly 7 years and are very well known in the area both for excellent service and good customer relations. Evidently a couple went to Willowbridge Mar...

A SUCESSFUL DELIVERY!!!
Date: 4TH NOVEMBER 2009
Loretta, Thank you again for all of your work to date. We have been hugely impressed with the quality of service. Thanks again for your help. Jonathan ...

ANOTHER DIS-SATISFIED WILLOWBRIDGE CUSTOMER
Date: 20th sept 2009
Cant wait for you guys to open up pissed off with willow bridge and that idiot gary on the coal boat,when will you star delivering coal etc to boats in the linslade area,if you need a good welder fabr...

SUCH A NICE THOUGHT!!
Date: 29/9/2009
Hi Loretta, Hope you received your flowers ok, my brother and I cannot thank you enough for all your help and advice. We are looking forward very much to our life on board. All our best wishes, Joan a...

A WORRIED MAN NO MORE !!!!!!
Date: 3RD SEPT 2009
Thank you very much Loretta, you have really got me out of a tough situation with moving the boat and I am really happy with the way that you organised everything from moving my boat to a marina that ...

A VERY HAPPY FAMILY
Date: 10/8/2009
Hi Loretta, I am writing this message to express my sincere thanks for all the help and support you have provided in the recent purchase of our first narrowboat. My partner and I had spent three...

ANOTHER HAPPY BOATER
Date: 30/7/2009
Hi there Lorretta and the boat shop team. please find below Its been 5 months since we first contacted Boatshop uk,and We just want to thank Loretta so much for making our dreams come true. After firs...

THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ADVERTISE WITH ME
Date: 20/7/2009
Hi, Could you please remove an ad I placed in the "services" section, Boat Transport. The ad is for JV Waterways. Ubfortunatley, due to injury and spiralling insurance costs, I need to withdraw my ad....

BUYING MY FIRST BOAT
Date: MAY 2009
Loretta/Boatshop UK took me under her wing from the beginning, walking round different boats, showing me what to look out for, how much to offer, explaining about basic maintenance and upkeep, giving ...

TESTIMONIAL 1
Date: 
Dear Loretta, I am writing to thank you for selling my boat recently. I was impressed that within one week of the advert on your website you had four people interested in my boat, the first one maki...

YET ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER
Date: 10th December 2007
Dear Loretta Thank you for the effecient service. My boat sold to the second customer and here we are three weeks short of Christmas! I particularly valued your help over the detail of the actual ...

OUR NEW BOAT FIDDLER
Date: 09092007
Hi Loretta Thanks for all your support and advice. We definately came to the right place with the right people to get us started. I think we'll miss you. John and Doreen xx ...

TESTIMONIAL
Date: 8/12/2006
TESTIMONIAL Hi Loretta, Many thanks for your help in having my boat moved. I cannot express how much I valued your help and the professional manner in which you organised things. I would have no...

ANOTHER HAPPY CUSTOMER
Date: 20/06/2007
Hi Loretta, Just to let you know that my boat has been sold - thanks to you, so you can remove my advert from your site. Thanks again Mike ...

ANOTHER HAPPY BUYER
Date: 21.05.2007
Dear Loretta, Thank you so much for your help and advice in our search for our first boat! For sure without your expertise we would have stumbled at the first little problem. I hope others reading ...

A VERY HAPPY BUYER
Date: 02/2007
Loretta Just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with finding our new boat we will be picking her up in a few days time and I am looking forward to moving onto such a well layed out v...

INFORMATION SHEET
Date: 
Hello Loretta I cannot thank you enough for your very excellent fact sheet. You have given such good advice and in brilliant order as in first things first, it makes everything so much clearer. O...

TESTIMONIAL 13
Date: 
Hi Loretta, I think the info sheet is an excellent idea. I am new to this and it answered many of my questions. Do you know of any boat handling courses in the Aylesbury area? The main thing ...

TESTIMONIAL 12
Date: 
Dear Loretta, Your information sheet is great, thank you Patsy very nice, something i would have liked to have read before i brought my first boat, might have stopped me making some mistakes. ...

TESTIMONIAL 11
Date: 
Hi Loretta, Just saying a written HI to you and thank you for your superb help on the phone. I really appreciate your help.! Have a happy 2004, and hopefully we'll see you at some point no ma...

TESTIMONIAL 10
Date: 
Wow...all this information is amazing and you have been extremely helpful. Your assistance is greatly aprreciated and I realize now that I have alot more work to do BEFORE I get to view any boats...sm...

TESTIMONIAL 9
Date: 
Loretta, THANK YOU!! Thank you so much for this truly valuable information. Very much appreciated. This really is an excellent reference document and I will take things more slowly - and wisel...

TESTIMONIAL 8
Date: 
Hi Loretta Just a short note to show my appreciation of your endevours over the past few weeks in helping me with my pursuit of aquiring a narrowboat.May I say that your professionalism, personal at...

TESTIMONIAL 7
Date: 
Hi Loretta, All our thanks for all your help for our new venture. Cant say how much we valued your help and for the sheer quality of your service to us. looked at dozens of boats before coming to you....

TESTIMONIAL 6
Date: 
Hi Lorreta - abig Thankyou for looking after us yeasterday. It was very productive meeting you. Many Thanks Gerry Bain...

TESTIMONIAL 5
Date: 
Dear Loretta, I just want to say thank for your advice and help. I came rely close to spending 17000 on a boat without a survey. Your insistence that I should always have a survey done was the best ...

TESTIMONIAL 4
Date: 
Hi Loretta!! Sorry we havn't been in touch, it's been a truely manic few weeks! We finally got to Northwich on Sunday and I'm really looking forward to getting on with the jobs that need doing. We...

TESTIMONIAL 3
Date: 
Loretta Thank you so much for all of your help in finding a boat. You took us directly to what we needed. You could only have done that by listening to our needs and Paul at Harveys is the perfect ...

TESTIMONIAL 2
Date: 
The BoatShop UK did a great job selling our boat. By the time she had been sold, Loretta had sent us about 15 potential buyers, all of whom were genuinly in the market Having put the purchas...

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