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new-aintree-logoAintree Boat Co.LTD
At Aintree Boats, our primary purpose is to provide our much valued clients with hand crafted, high quality, high value boats which they will be both proud of and delighted to own. Our directors have scoured the market and have carefully chosen the best suppliers, not just on price but also on reputation and reliability. We firmly believe that good quality suppliers are an integral part of any successful company. We have a reliable team of highly skilled tradesmen with over 100 years of boat building experience between them. This reliable workforce of welders, joiners and painters ensures the highest possible quality in our build process.

boatmail-logo-(1) is the leading mail forwarding and scanning service for boaters whether living in one place or continuously cruising. We provide a free UK residential street address (for DVLA, Government, Banking and general correspondence) where mail can be received for forwarding or scanning. Mail received for forwarding can be sent on receipt, weekly, fortnightly monthly or by request either to a nominated address or Post Offices providing the Poste Restante service. Items for scanning and emailing will be processed to arrive on your computer/table/smartphone the day it has been received by us. We can offer either subscription services or our low cost Pay as you Go service. Details can be found on our website (, by e-mail ( or give us a ring as help and advice is freely given (07984 215873)

Mercia Marine (Underwriting) LTD
Mercia Marine (Underwriting) Ltd specialise in providing boat insurance, marine business insurance and marine trade insurance. We are fully committed to looking after the interests of our customers first and foremost so if you deal with us via the internet, contact us by telephone, correspond by post or simply just visit us in person, we are dedicated to giving you a high quality service.

Vetus recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and have always been involved in the canal market, as might be expected from a Dutch company. We are best known for the reliable and long lasting Mitsubishi based engines which power so many Narrowboats around the country. This entire engine range was recently redesigned and now has unique features which make them quieter and cooler running than any other compatible engines. Our larger based engines are also extremely popular in wide beams and of course – Dutch barges! In contrast with other engine manufacturers, Vetus also offers thousands of other products to make your boat complete. We specialise in specifying new build boats and rebuild projects and can offer all the mechanical, plumbing and electrical requirements on board. But we are also happy to supply single components and our knowledgeable dealer network is at hand to help you. Our prices are competitive and we can guarantee that Vetus engines and equipment will all fit and work together; something that doesn’t always happen when you buy from different manufacturers. Best of all, our engines come with a 5-year warranty and all other equipment with a 3-year warranty, to guarantee you peace of mind and carefree boating.

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