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The Jolly Roger Boat YardCanal WharfCatforth RoadPR4 0HE(Only Boat yard for sale, not residential)

0.71 ha.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 1.8 acres (0.71 hectares)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Secure workshop, yard and berths
Well presented site
Business growth potential
Pleasant rural location close to Preston

The property is located to north bank of the Lancaster canal in Catforth, a rural village approximately 6 miles north of Preston city centre.

The surrounding area comprises a rural landscape having convenient access to Blackpool, Garstang, Preston and the national motorway network of the M55, M6, M61 and M65 thereto.

Mainline rail access can be obtained from Preston and international flights from Blackpool airport approximately 12 miles west of site.

Lancaster Canal comprises 41 miles of attractive lock free cruising down the longest uninterrupted stretch of the country and is connected to the national canal network via the Ribble Link.


The property is currently owned by Pendle Marine and comprises of a fenced yard, chandlery and a boat sales building with integral café and canal side berthing for as many as 25 boats. The moorings are owned by the Canal and River Trust, however Pendle Marine impose a facility charge of £425 per annum per boat to cover the costs of parking, toilet facilities etc.,


The accommodation extends to:

Boat Sales & Chandlery
196.22 m sq

Mezzanine Café
32.86 m sq

Yard & Car Park
310.12 m sq

Store Yard
185.93 m sq

Canal Frontage
186.9 m sq

The site extends to a total area of .071 hectares or 0.17 acres.


The property benefits from mains electricity and water supply. Drainage is to septic tank. There is no provision for mains gas however the yard currently has consent as a propane and calor gas dealer.

It is the ingoing occupier¿s responsibility to verify and confirm that all services, appliances and systems are in working order and have suitable capacity for purpose.


The property benefits from a B1/B2 planning use and is free from restriction; it is the occupiers responsibility to verify that their intended use is acceptable to the Local Planning Authority - enquires of Preston City Council may be made on -01772 906 000.


The property is available for sale by private treaty and written offers should be submitted to the agent.

It is understood that the commercial waterways licences will be negotiated with the Cancal and River Trust prior to completion of any sale. Enquiries relating to this should be referred to the Agent.

The property may be available to let by way of a full repairing and insuring lease for a ten year term.


Offers in the region of £225,000 exclusive. Sold with stock at valuation and fixtures and fittings


Year 1 £15,000 per annum

Years 2 - 10 £30,000 per annum

(including stock at valuation and fixtures and fittings)

Business Rates

The property is assessed for Non Domestic Rates and has an RV of £6,000 (2014/15)

Small Business Rates Relief may be available upon application to the Local Authority and the property may be subject to Transitional Relief; enquires of Preston City Council on 01772 906 000.


An EPC is available upon request


The prospective Purchaser/Tenant would be responsible for the Vendors reasonable legal costs and in respect of a lease an application for tenancy may be subject to a credit check


All prices are quoted exclusive of VAT or SDLT.

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