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Rugby Boat Sales
Rugby Boat Sales
Stowe Hill Wharf, Heyford Lane, Weedon, Northamptonshire, NN7 4SF, UK
Contact:James Millsop
Telephone: Reveal Telephone Number

Rugby Boat Sales is the premier high quality brokerage service. Whilst we subscribe to to the time honoured values of friendly and comprehensive customer service we also take a thoroughly modern approach to marketing in this internet driven age.

Originally started by Dominic Miles, a boat owner for 30 years and a long standing contributor to waterways magazines, Rugby Boat Sales has become established as one of the best brokerage services on the inland waterways. Dominic retired from the business in October 2016 and James and Claire Millsop, who having lived aboard for nearly seven years, acquired the business - continuing to run it with the same philosophy and professionalism as before.

The business now operates from a premises on the Grand Union at Stowe Hill, Weedon, and also has brokerage arrangements with Blisworth Marina on the Grand Union in Northants, Bugbrooke Marina on the GU in Northants and Lechlade Marina on the Upper Thames

The company is a member of the BRBA, the brokerage arm of the British Marine Federation, and as such we operate under their Code of Conduct which includes a proper protected client account for customers funds.

We provide proper paperwork for each sale and ensure that any boat being sold has the RCD certification in place, where applicable.

We produce high quality photography using professional Nikon equipment, not just a snapshot camera or worse, a mobile phone.

Our brochures are available to everyone in a format designed to work on all home printers without the need to fill out off putting web registration forms to obtain them. They are noted for focussing on the important detail in a concise and easy-to-read style and are not padded out with irrelevant waffle about curtain colours or the serial number of the fridge.

Our advice pages are extensive and are based on direct experience and boating knowledge. Most of our staff are boat owners so our love of boats is genuine and first hand.


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58' Cruiser stern 2006 Reeves / Black PrinceMarianna is a very clean, tidy and presentable boat. She is a 58’ cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2006. She shell is by the highly regarded G& J Reeves and she was fitted out by Black Prince narrowboats. She had hull survey in 2019 (available for viewing in the office), and she was blacked at the same time with Epoxy 2 pack. The paintwork is in very good condition following a repaint in 2019. The well deck is over 4’ long and has the stainless steel 500 litre water tank unde... read more
57' Cruiser Stern TimTyler/Calder Valley/L DeaconLady Rosemary Two is a really lovely boat. She is a 57’ cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2008. The shell was built by Tim Tyler and she was fitted out by Calder Valley Marine and L. Deacon. She had a full survey in July 2023 and was blacked (with six new anodes) at the same time. The engine was serviced in August 2023. We’ll start at the bows. The two gas bottles are in the bow locker and the stainless steel water tank is under the well deck. The well deck is over 5’ long an... read more
58' Semi Trad 2014 Tim Tyler/Blisworth Tunnel NarrowboatsGirl Ia is a stunning 58’ semi-trad stern narrowboat built in 2014 by Tim Tyler and fitted out by Blisworth Tunnel Narrowboats. She has a beautiful cottagy feel, utilising reclaimed oak timber throughout the boat for a high quality finish. She was last blacked in March 2022, with 6 new anodes fitted at the same time, and the engine was last serviced in October 2023. The cratch covered well deck (4’2”) houses the 700L capacity water tank in the forward locker, which doubles up... read more
57'6" Reverse layout Semi-trad 2014 Tyler Wilson/Oakcraft NarrowboatsQuaintrelle is a stunning vessel, at the top of her class. She is a 57’6” reverse layout semi-trad built by Tyler Wilson, and fitted out by Oakcraft Narrowboats (Jim Birch), in 2014. She has been used in both the UK and France, and is registered on the Small Ships Registar as well as with the Canals and Rivers Trust here in the UK. She has been blacked and the hull surveyed in April 2024, ensuring a strict maintenance schedule has been upheared to. The stern deck features lockers e... read more
57' 8" Trad 2006 Narrowboats of Staffordshire/Heartwood NarrowboatsPlan B is a beautiful 57’ 8” traditional stern narrowboat built in 2006 by Narrowboats of Staffordshire, and fitted out by Heartwood Narrowboats. She has been very well maintained, with a full repaint in 2017, hull survey in October 2021, and blacked with 2pk epoxy in October 2023. She has also been well prepared for sale, and is spotlessly clean throughout. There is a wooden cratch frame over the bow, ready for new owners to commission a cover. Lockers either side of the 4’2... read more
65' Reverse Layout Semi Trad 2006 Amber BoatsKlara is a lovely 65’ reverse style semi-trad, built in 2006 by Amber Boats. She is fitted out in oak faced ply with oak trim thoughout, and a solid oak floor to match. She was last blacked in August 2021, with a full survey carried out at the same time, and the paintwork remains in good condition after a repaint in 2015. The well serviced Barrus Shire engine is under the semi trad stern deck, and there are lockers either side. The pram cover is in good condition. Steps lead into the 12... read more
57'0" Trad Stern 1990 Colecraft/Original OwnerMithra is a sweet 57’ traditional stern narrowboat built in 1990 by Colecraft, and fitted out by the original owner. She has last blacked in October 2022, and the external paintwork remains in excellent condition after a full repaint in 2017. The cratch covered well deck is large at 5’10”, with wooden cupboards and drawers for storage. Steps lead down into the 12’0” saloon. The two chairs and chest of drawers will be removed prior to sale, as the current owners ar... read more
60' Semi-Cruiser 2006 AqualineMicah 6:8 is a really beautiful and well presented boat. She is a 60’ Semi Cruiser built in 2006 by Aqualine. She had a full repaint and partial refit at Hillmorton in 2021 so there are many aspects which are reletively new. The well deck has a metal roof (new 2021) and has an oak floor with storage lockers / seats either side. The stainless steel water tank is under. The cratch cover (and pram hood) were new in 2021. Steps lead into the saloon. She is fitted out in American light ash wi... read more
54' Cruiser 2001 Haigh & Ellis/ Owner Fit Outabula Rasa is a charming 54’ Cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2001 by Haigh & Ellis in 2001. She was fitted out by her owner. She is quite a quirkey boat, well suited for either holidays or liveaboard. The well deck is covered by a cratch cover (new 2021) and the stainless steel water tank is underneath. Steps lead into the saloon which is nearly 12’ long. This has room for a sofa / sofabed, there is a solid fuel stove, a storage cupboard and a 24” TV. There are also ... read more
45' Semi Trad 1992 Gary Gorton/JD NarrowboatsEvening Shadows is a lovely 45’ semi-trad stern narrowboat built in 1992 by Gary Gorton, and fitted out by JD Narrowboats. She had a 30 year insurance survey in April 2022, and the survey reports her as “impressive for the year of build”. She is fitted out in ash faced ply and sapele faced ply, with sapele trim, and carpet tile flooring throughout. She is entered via the open well deck, with steps down into the 9’7” saloon. Here there is an L-shaped dinette, with... read more
57' Trad Stern Narrowboat 1997 G&J Reeves/Original OwnerSirius is a charming 57ft traditional stern narrowboat which was built in 1997 by G& J Reeves and fitted out by the first owner to a very high standard. She has been in the hands of the current owner for 10 years and has been really well looked after. The boat also had a full exterior repaint at Stowe Hill Workshop in 2012 and is still in really good condition, and she was last blacked in June 2023 (3 coats). She has a long well deck covered by a cratch cover. The 900 litre stainless ste... read more
55' 0" Trad Stern 2001 John South Boats/Starline NarrowboatsCassiopeia is a charming 55’ traditional narrowboat, built in 2001 by John South Boats Ltd and fitted out by Starline Narrowboats. She had a hull survey (available for viewing in the office) and blacking in September 2022. With a pine & painted fitout and carpet in the saloon she has a lovely cottagey feel. The spacious 15 foot saloon is entered via the well deck (cratch cover over). This houses the morso squirrel stove, a large sofa bed (storage under), lots of shelving ... read more
60' Cruiser Stern 2008 G&J Reeves / SandhillsMiss B Havin is a beautiful 60’ cruiser stern narrowboat with a large cruiser deck that is fully enclosed (including a wheelhouse type front windscreen). She was built by Reeves and beautifully fitted out by Sandhills Narrowboats. She was blacked in October 2023 and has a survey from the same time available for viewing in the office. She is in stunning condition both inside & out. Stepping on to the 5’3” well deck there is plenty of seating and storage. The stainless ... read more
60' Trad Tug 2001 Norton Canes/Bluehaven MarineKano is a head turner, a 60’ Norton Canes Tug style narrowboat launched in 2001 after the interior was completed by the renowned Blue Haven Marine - and the quality shows throughout. She is also a gas free boat, the powerful 9Kva generator is under the front deck powering the 240V system (if the 1200 ah 24V battery system to the Tracer 3KW inverter isnt enough!) She is in wonderful condition, having benefitted from blacking with 2pk epoxy in May 2024, and a survey from March 2019 is avai... read more
58' Reverse Layout Semi Cruiser 2022 Elton Moss/Bickerstaff Boat CoSimply Be is a stunning 58’ reverse layout semi-cruiser built in 2022 by Elton Moss and Bickerstaffe Boat Company. She is in amazing condition both inside and out! The pram covered stern deck features wrap around seating, with a demountable table for al-fresco dining. The Vetus 42hp engine is housed below, which has been serviced in line with the manufacturers schedule. Navigation is aided by a Vetus 55kgf bowthruster. Steps lead down into the 10’0” galley, with solid oak wor... read more
63' Trad Stern Narrowboat 1999 Orion Narrowboats/Oakcraft NarrowboatsIona is a lovely 63’ traditional stern narrowboat, built in 1999 by Orion Narrowboats. A complete refit by Jim Birch of Oakcraft Narrowboats was completed in 2024, including all new appliances throughout. Before the refit, a full survey was carried out in September 2022 to assess the hull, which is available for viewing in the office. She was last blacked in Summer 2022, and the engine was serviced in January 2024. The wooden decked well deck is large at 9’0”, reminiscent of ... read more
65' x 12' Widebeam Cruiser 2018 Aintree Boats/Nottingham BoatsRECENT BLACKING! Malbuck is a stunning 65’x12’ widebeam built by Aintree Boats & superbly fitted out by the Nottingham Boat Co in 2018. She has been so well looked after that she looks & feels new, both inside & out. The cruiser stern deck is a very good social space. It is covered by a very good condition pram hood and has comfortable seating with a dining table around the stern. The deck boards are Karndean. The engine, a Vetus 80hp, is under the deckboa... read more
50' Reverse layout cruiser stern 2005 Amber BoatsThe Laird is a charming 50’ reverse layout cruiser built in 2005 by Amber Boats. She has spent the last few years as part of the long term hire fleet at Oxforshire Narrowboats so has been very well maintained and looked after. She has been regularly blacked, most recently in September 2023, and will be blacked again as part of the sale. The engine, new in 2022, has been serviced regularly after each hire. The cruiser stern deck is large at 8’4”, with the Canaline 42 engine ho... read more
60'  Trad Stern 2007 Stoke on Trent Boat BuildingBleasdale is a superbly presented 60’ Trad built in 2007 by Stoke on Trent Boat Builders. She is in immaculate condition both inside and out. She was Zinc coated in 2016 at Debdale and 2 packed Epoxy blacking in 2019. She had a full repaint in 2019 and the engine was serviced yesterday (May 2024) so she is well prepared for sale. The two gas bottles are housed in the forward locker. The well deck has a cratch cover over and the stainless steel water tank (600 litres) under. There is a be... read more
57'6" Cruiser 1972 Rugby Boat Builders/Not Known Drey is a sweet 57’6” cruiser stern narrowboat, built in 1972 by Rugby Boat Builders. She is fitted out mostly in oak faced ply with sapele trim, with some cabins painted over. She has been well prepared for sale, benefiting from a hull survey in March 2024, followed by blacking in April 2024, and a brand new stove installed in May 2024. The cruiser stern deck has a wrap around taff rail for perching on whilst cruising. The Lister SR3 engine is housed below. She has a rather unusu... read more
60' Reverse layout cruiser stern 2019 Collingwood Boat BuildersOur Time is a stunning 60’ reverse layout cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2019 by Collingwood Boat Builders. She has been in the same hands since new, and is expertly fitted out in smooth light coloured panels and oak faced ply, with oak trim. She was blacked with 2pk epoxy at launch, and again in February 2022, and the engine was last serviced in January 2024. Entrance to the boat is from the cruiser stern deck, protected from the elements by a good condition pram hood. The Canaline ... read more
PRICE REDUCED - 70' Trad 2006 Norton CanesRailay is a fully kitted out 70’ traditional stern narrowboat built in 2006 by Norton Canes and fitted out by the original owner. She has been updated by her current owner over the past 3 years, and benefits from a recent blacking (June 2023) and the external paintwork is in excellent condition. The cratch covered well deck is comfortable at 5’1” with a storage locker under the glazed cratch board. Steps lead down, through glazed forward doors, into the 15’6” salo... read more
65' Trad 1991 ColecraftReflected Sun is a lovely boat. She is a 65’ Trad built in 1991 by Colecraft. She was last blacked in 2022 (with six new anodes) and had a survey in the same year. The interior is really well presented with loads of storage and beds for four people. The two gas bottles are in the forward locker. The well deck is a good size and has a tumble dryer and a freezer. It is covered by a cratch cover (new in 2022). The stainless steel water tank is under and there are storage lockers / seats eith... read more
60' Trad (Large Hatch) 2003 G&J Reeves/KingsgroundYan and The Pike is a beautiful 60’ trad stern narrowboat, with a large back hatch for easier access. She was built in 2003 by G& J Reeves, and fitted out by Kingsground Narrowboats. She was fully repainted by John Barnard in February 2021, followed by blacking in July 2021. The windows have been recently replaced with double glazing too! The moleskin cratch covered well deck is 4’6”, with lockers all around. The forward most locker houses the BCS 85kgf bowthruster, ... read more


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