Our sailaway range
has been designed to give
you the perfect start

If you’re a competent DIY’er looking to undertake your own internal fit-out you’ll find our narrow and widebeam sailaway range gives you the ideal starting point.

We have three types of sailaways to choose from, built to various levels of completion to accommodate individual budgets and skill sets. Each can be modified with a wide range of optional extras to help you build the boat that meets your needs exactly. Our sailaway lengths range from 40ft to 70ft and are available in widths of 6ft 10”, 10ft, 11ft or 12ft 6”.

To get your sailaway project off to the right start, start at The New & Used Boat Co.

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Price promise Our PRICE PROMISE GUARANTEE is your reassurance that you cannot buy cheaper. Being an Approved Supplier means we sell at exactly the same price as the manufacturers so we cannot be beaten on price, even if you go direct!

Before you do anything
check out our
sailaway buying guide

To help your sailaway project go as smooth as possible we’ve put together a concise guide that covers some practical issues regarding buying a sailaway.

It’s a great place to begin covering everything from how to decide on which model to opt for, why it’s important to plan your layout, build time and much more .

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VAT FREE – Could you be eligible for a VAT exempt canal boat?

Widebeam vessels of a certain size may qualify for zero rate VAT. Qualifying a boat to be VAT exempt is a complicated process and you have to adhere to strict HM Customs & Excise rulings.
Incorrectly specifying a boat as VAT exempt can prove very costly further on down the line. With The New & Used Boat Co. you can have complete peace of mind as we’ve done all the hard work for you, in terms of research and hard work, to ensure you are protected. For example all our VAT exempt boats can be supplied with a Tonnage Certificate issued by an Approved Tonnage Surveyor which will legally prove that you have a qualifying boat. At The New & Used Boat Co. we turn VAT Free into Worry Free.

Sailaway Basic


With the Sailaway Basic the hull comes with many key components fi tted as standard including mushroom vents, Caldwells windows, doors, ballast, sub floors, stainless steel water tank, battens and a sealing coat of primer. You’ll even be able to ‘sailaway’ from the get go, as the propulsion system also comes fully installed.

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Sailaway Lined


The Sailaway Lined, in addition to the basic sailaway, comes with the cabin fully lined in your choice of oak or ash veneer with hardwood trims.

To give you a head start with the wiring, the 12v and 240v tails are also installed for you to connect to an AC/DC electrical control panel (control panel not included). Also included is a stainless steel water tank, ballast and 18mm plywood floor.

When built from scratch, you get the choice of where we locate major items such as windows, vents and electrical tails. Another advantage of the Sailaway Lined is the exterior being professionally painted in a high gloss marine enamel including coach lines, the cost of this alone is upwards of £7,000.

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Sailaway Additions


Our Sailaway Additions are our most popular sailaway thanks to the added specification. With the Additions you don’t need to worry about any of the wiring, the 240v ring main is fully installed with 6 double sockets and likewise the 12v lighting circuit is fully installed including generous quantity of LED lights, all switched to individual rooms.

You also get the freedom to choose where we position everything you need, including: radiators, sockets, any 12v or 240v tails, plumbing tails and bulkheads.

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Convenient offices
at locations you’ll
want to visit

When buying either a sailaway or a new or used narrowbeam or widebeam boat nothing beats being able to see it or get on board and explore it.

At The New & Used Boat Co our 5 conveniently located offices – Hanbury Wharf at Droitwich, Mercia Marina at Derby, TBS Boats at Maidenhead (new boats only) plus Dunchurch Pools at Northants (brokerage only) and Droitwich Spa Marina at Droitwich (brokerage only) – have been strategically chosen to make it as easy as possible for you to be able to visit us where ever you live in the UK.

Each of our bases carry a good selection of new boat demonstrators plus a wide choice of used boats* and what’s more each base is situated within a desirable setting where there is more to enjoy like cafes, bars and shops to turn a rewarding visit to us, into a memorable day out.

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*Please check with us that we have the boat you want to see before you set off.
Please note at our Dunchurchs Pool base we currently only stocks used boats.