Transactions involving marine and leisure properties can be complex, often encompassing businesses with multiple components, amenities and potentially developable land.

That is why we take time to really understand your business and what it is you do, so we can deliver a blend of property solutions to match the unique dynamics of your situation.

Whether you are an occupier, landlord or investor, we can help with the full property lifecycle of your marine and leisure asset needs, from buying and selling a marina, to core fundamentals such as income, profitability and cashflow.

As a result of the specialist advice given by Vail Williams, we have achieved not only a valuable new tenant to run the marina, but have also succeeded in transforming it into one of the best facilities on the canal.

Simon Moore, Business boating surveyor at the Canal & River Trust.

We draw on expertise from across our teams to deliver best-in-class advice, to help you develop and maintain your marine or leisure investments, or facilitate their confidential sale.

We also work with lenders to value marine and leisure properties, drawing our first-hand experience of sales and acquisitions, to provide informed, market-focused valuations for secured lending, company accounts and other purposes.

We’d like to thank Ian and the team at Vail Williams for their expert advice and assistance in brokering the sale of Deacon’s Marina.

Alex Fuller, Director at Fuller Group.

Nationally recognised

We enjoy a national reputation for our marine and leisure expertise and work with clients including the Canal & River Trust, private landowners and high net worth individuals, across a variety of assets including:

  • Marinas, boatyards and moorings (coastal and inland waterways)
  • Caravan and holiday parks
  • Hotels
  • Pubs and restaurants
  • Residential: Houseboat moorings and mobile home parks

Residential expertise

Moorings, houseboats and mobile home parks

As the popularity of houseboats rises across the UK, so too does demand for moorings with full residential planning consent.

We work with major marine operators, navigation authorities, boat owners’ associations and landowners on the opportunities and challenges associated with residential moorings and houseboats.

As National Associate Members of the British Holiday & Home Park Association, we also have in-depth knowledge of the management and operation of mobile home parks, and are responsible for managing residential parks on behalf of freehold owners.

Our services