Rugby Boat Sales is the premier high quality brokerage service. Whilst we subscribe to the time honored 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. On Dominics retirement to travel the roads of Europe in his Hymer, James and Claire Millsop acquired the business – continuing to run it with the same philosophy and professionalism as before.
James and Claire met the day James bought his first narrowboat after living next to the Nene for years and they soon became married and spent the next 6 1/2 years living aboard on the waterways of the UK and even France for a year. One child later and back in a house, the waterways still had a strong pull so when they were introduced to Dominic, took a huge step away from direct employment where fairies do most of the nitty gritty work and jumped in to run the business… with no fairies on the payroll.
The business now operates from a premises on the Grand Union at Stowe Hill, Weedon.
We also have 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 BMF standard 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, and our video tours on Youtube are famous.
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 focusing 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 ambiance of the front deck on a sunny day.
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.