Chandlery, Dry Dock, Boat Hire, boat sales & Repairs

We offer a comprehensive range of services for boaters, holiday makers and those looking to find out more about getting afloat on the canal. 

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Our Services At Middlewich Wharf


Boat Brokerage

Make your boat stand our from the crowd with professional photography, video tour, detalied brochure and expert sales staff. Get the best price for your boat with you sell with Middlewich Boat Sales.

Boat Mechanic

At Middlewich Wharf there is a dedicated Boat Mechanic, with many years experience working on diesel engines across various sectors. You are in safe hands with us.

Chandlery Shop

A windlass to oil filter, new fenders or a new cooker, we have everything covered you could need. With frequently bought items always in stock, and special orders able to be sourced same day or next day.

Boating Holidays

Our barge holiday hire partner is Floating Holidays. Having many happy customers over the past 3 seasons since their inception a great voyage along the canal awaits. Where will you go?

Dry Dock

Under cover, secure dry dock with adjacent parking. Blacking, hull surveys, stern gear repairs or welding. A full service dry dock where you can carry out a number of different jobs on your boat.

Joinery Service

Time served carpenter carries out joinery our work shop. Whether you need a sail-away lining, bespoke cabinets or maybe a new fitted bed or dinette sofa bed let us know how we can help.


Previously Maggie Finn’s Tearoom and loved as a meeting place by many.  Coming 2020, a new casual dining experience for the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Secure Moorings

Short term moorings and long term moorings available from the wharf, either towpath or offside secure moorings are available.

Pump Out, Diesel, Coal & Gas

Calor gas, red diesel, toilet pump out, coals, wood logs, kindling.  A full service boat wharf & the only pump-out for 2 days cruising along the Trent and Mersey.

Hire Boats

The hire boats from Middlewich Wharf are operated by Floating Holidays. You can see full details of their boats on their site and also check prices and availabilty on the calendar below.  Floating Holidays offer a wide range of boats ranging from 2 to 10 berth and are ideal for extended breaks of one, two weeks or more as well as short breaks over a weekend or mid-week. If you have never tried boating before then it’s a great way to get away from it all, or even try narrowboating before committing to buy a boat of your own.

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Boats For Sale

Please browse our available boats for sale. Unless stated in the advert the boats are located at Middlewich Wharf and available for viewing by appointment, we will always try and accommodate a time to suit you, and we are open 7 days a week. Just get in touch to let us know when you would like to come and inspect the boat. Thinging of selling your boat and looking for a broker, get in touch with us or check our our sales packages.

NB Linnet is a charming tug style narrowboat. At 50ft in length she is able to cruise the whole of the inland waterways network with ease. The open plan layout internally gives a wonderful sense of space and the internal accommodation is modern & cosy having been finished to a high standard.  There is a […]

This is a project boat that we believe requires some welding to the hull – no survey has been completed on the boat, this is just our opinion from visual observations. The boat is a blank canvas internally with just a fold click clak sofa bed and a wood burning stove in situ, no bulk […]

An excellent liveaboard narrowboat for sale which has been recently refurbished throughout. Aramanda is a lovely recently refitted 60ft narrowboat with a large sociable cruiser stern deck. The boat is a reverse internal layout with the galley and lounge to the rear and two cabins and a bathroom to the bow.  The boat has been lovingly restored to a high standard by the current owner with a total refit having been recently completed.

Works undertaken have included, full repaint, blacking, new anodes, new inverter (2,000w), full internal refit with new bathroom, kitchen, cooker, fridge (240v), repainted throughout, new flooring, new furniture and furnishings. The work has been completed to a high standard and would make a fabulous liveaboard for continuously cruising the canal network.

Gemini III is a 45 ft cruiser stern narrowboat. There is a large rear deck for enjoying the scenery as you chug along the canal. The boat is a traditional layout whereby from the rear deck you enter the cabin (bedroom), then come to the bathroom, Galley (kitchen), and then the Saloon (lounge) before exiting the bow doors onto the well deck.

Gemini has been through a refurbishment to her interior and also had an overhaul of the engine and other functions as well as a spruce up throughout including a new kitchen (including cabinets, worktops, 12 volt fridge and cooker / oven, new pump out toilet, engine bilge repainted, oak flooring, new sofa bed and is booked for blacking in November 2020, should a purchaser wish to survey the boat hull at the same time then there is the opportunity to save on dry dock fees (circa £300).

Blue Tongue Lizard £ 45,000.00

Blue Tongue Lizard

£ 45,000.00

A wonderful and spacious narrowboat which has benefitted from improvements made by the current owners, as well as unique features such as a large front saloon retracting roof, spacious walkthrough bathroom, lovely lister engine, and a homely multi fuel stove and newly installed Victron inverter charger. A boat that would be suited equally to those […]

Castaway is a charming narrowboat. Built circa 1970 she has a wonderful sounding Bukh 1 cylinder engine which really lifts the heart as you hear her pop pop popping along. Around 32ft long with 4 berths there is a lot of value in this entry priced boat. The boat has two gas cylinder lockers and […]

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Chandlery Shop

We have a host of products available at the Chandlery Shop for use on your boat. Should what you are looking for not be shown in the shop, then in most cases we may have or will be able to source these for you rapidly, quite often within a hour or two and almost always next day for pickup from Middlewich Wharf or posting on to you by courier. Any questions please do get in touch with us.

Where We Are

We are easy to find by car and are just off of the M6 at Junction 18. If travelling into Manchester Airport you can conveniently reach us by either hire car or taxi.

By boat we are between Bridge 169 and Lock 73 on the Trent and Mersey Canal just near the Wardle Junction with the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union Canal.


Get in Touch


Middlewich Top Wharf

Canal Terrace, Middlewich, CW10 9BD

Tel: +44-7901-588-364