Sold:Luxury Hotel Boat & Cruise Business

United Kingdom
21st February 2018

Luxury Hotel Boat & Cruise Business

£250,000 (Offers Invited) UK - Devizes
Business Type: Cruise Operator


The Wessex Rose Hotel Boat

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UK - Devizes

Guide Price:

£250,000 (Offers Invited)


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Hotel Boat for Sale Business Overview

This hotel boat for sale represents an ideal live-on-board lifestyle with income opportunity via ownership of a successful, established and profitable business operating within the holiday industry/leisure marine sector. Launched in 2013 the Wessex Rose is a hotel boat for sale positioned at the luxury end of the Inland Waterways market and has a cruise schedule on the Kennet & Avon, the River Thames and the Grand Union Canal and has winter moorings in Devizes. Fully inclusive cruises are offered on a pre-set schedule between April and October and range in duration from 3 to 9 nights.

The Wessex Rose is licensed and insured to carry out its activities on all suitable Canal & River Trust waters and Environment Agency non-tidal waters along with the tidal Avon to Bristol and tidal Thames Teddington to Brentford. As the vessel carries less than 12 people it falls under the MCA ‘Small Passenger Boat Code’ and there is no requirement for any qualifications to skipper the boat. However insurers may require, and it would be sensible to have, an Inland Waterways ‘Helmsman Certificate’ which is a 1 day hands on course.

The business benefits greatly from being featured on the Channel 4 programme ‘George Clarks Amazing Spaces’ which followed the build and launch of the Wessex Rose.

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Financial Summary

Detailed financial information regarding the business will be provided to suitably interested parties upon completion of the Agent’s Confidentiality Agreement.

Seller Contact Information

This opportunity is offered exclusively for sale by First Peninsula Marine and no direct approach should be made. Please contact the following for further details:


First Peninsula Marine


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0333 987 3122

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