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70ft Roger Fuller/Rex Wain tug - £64,950

70ft Roger Fuller tug fitted by Rex Wain

India is a tug style narrowboat with an excellent pedigree. Steelwork by Roger Fuller; fit out by Rex Wain, now of Brinklow Boat Services. Original rebuilt marine Gardner 2LW.

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46ft MCC semi trad - £44,950


Hannah Ruth is a 46ft semitrad ideal for high days and holidays and of an easily handled "go anywhere" size. Northants Marina mooring available with the boat.

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Rugby Boats will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday October 14th and 15th, and October 21st and 22nd for staff holidays.

Barges & Narrow Boats for Sale, New and Used – Canal Boat Broker in Northampton, UK

At Rugby Boats, Northamptonshire, we have been the UK’s leading canal boat brokerage for many years now, due to our vast selection of boats and exceptional customer service. We sell a large selection of barges, canal boats, tugs and narrow boats for sale, all maintained and kept in fantastic condition.

Our Stowe Hill base on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire offers a selection of narrow boats for sale, and we also broker other canal boats, widebeam boats and barges from their home moorings all over the UK, and all across Europe.

On this website you will find plenty of information about buying and selling a canal boat. Simply click on the menu buttons above and choose from drop down selection. In helping you to sell or buy a narrow boat or other type of canal boat, Rugby Boats takes pride in offering the best service.

Rugby Boats quality of marketing delivers descriptive videos with commentary (we are the only canal boat brokerage that provides a complete video service of all our canal and narrow boats for sale), extensive high quality photographs, clear layout plans of each boat and a downloadable full colour brochure. Coupled with a team of friendly staff who are all experienced boaters, we aim to provide both the buyer and the seller with a stress-free experience throughout the process.


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Buying a boat?

At Rugby Boat Sales we always have a selection of narrow boats for sale, and other types of canal boats and barges too. We select our stock of boats with care, rather than operating a pile 'em high philosophy. We have a reputation for first class service and knowledgeable advice borne from years of narrow boat and barge ownership.

Selling a boat?

We take great pride on being the UK’s leading canal boat brokerage. Read what our customers have to say. Our main outlet is at Stowe Hill on the Grand Union Canal near Weedon in Northamptonshire, although we also have partnership arrangements with several other boatyards and marinas as well. We also specialise in the sale of boats from the owners' own moorings both in the UK and in Europe.

Rugby Boats overview

Browse through our selection of narrow boats for sale, canal boats for sale, Dutch barges for sale, ex-hire boats for sale and other craft. Each boat has a full colour brochure and selection of photographs all available on line, or by email or post. Remember, our web site is updated at least once a week. Unravel the mysteries of boating with our guide to boat styles, barge types, lock sizes, heating, electrics, boat wcs, finance, insurance & boat surveys.


We looked at the brochure again, as well as the video last night. It looks so good, I am tempted to make an offer...... Brian Lewis, nb Firefly (seller)