LIFE ON THE WATER
Everything we do is carefully considered to make living on water an unrivalled pleasure. We combine the very best in boat design with sophisticated residential and leisure moorings to offer all the conveniences you would expect for modern living. Every boat has an engine which means you can take time out to explore the rivers and canals at your leisure.
Your spacious boat is designed for living and cruising and also provides a quiet and comfortable place to work. The interior of your boat can be personalised at build to suit your lifestyle: this includes a range of eco-options such as solar panels or hybrid engine, making this low-impact way of life even more environmentally friendly.
If you are new to life on the water, we’re here to help you discover everything you need to know.
Why choose a life living afloat?
Our brand new boats are appointed to the same standard as a luxury apartment with elegant interior design and premium fittings. Twice the width of a narrow boat, there is plenty of space for home comforts including a king-sized bed, a bath and wine cooler.
In case you were wondering; electricity, broadband, pumped waste disposal, rubbish collections and secure storage are all available on site. Our moorings are always in great locations making it easy to access local shops, services or transport hubs. London moorings qualify for parking permits.
The Waterspace lifestyle doesn’t leave you stranded; it puts you in the heart of the action. Our moorings are all in highly desirable locations, with thriving communities of cafés, shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and green spaces just a short distance away.
Living on the water brings you closer to nature, even if you never leave your mooring. But with Waterspace Living you have the freedom to explore the waterways, discovering historic towns and beautiful countryside. Go at your own pace and enjoy the priceless sense of relaxation and freedom.
Take a virtual tour around one of our luxury two-bedroom residential floating apartments.
The boat featured in the tour is our 70ft Greenwich.
MAXIMISE YOUR INVESTMENT
Our spacious and luxurious wide beam vessels are great places to live and also are highly desirable as an investment asset. We are commonly asked by prospective tenants whether our boats can be rented either on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement-basis or even just for a long weekend with some
Boats in many of our London locations can be let on a short-term basis provided that the owner enters into a commercial mooring agreement with the mooring operator and their appointed hospitality and letting partner. Both the marina/mooring operator and letting partner will expect to receive a commission, but with our boats typically attracting prices of upwards of £150 per night, this still provides a good return for owners looking to recoup their costs.
To ensure hen or stag parties and any other undesired groups are excluded, we’ve partnered our marina operators with independent and professional letting and management experts ALTIDO www.stayaltido.com. Their systems and processes developed over 20 years of trading allow them to validate the suitability of customers wishing to stay aboard. And, by providing a first-class customer service to the tenants before, during and after their stay, owners can rest assured that their boats are being properly looked after.
For more information contact:
Waltham Abbey, Herts
LIMEHOUSE WATERSIDE & MARINA
POPLAR WATERSIDE & MARINA
Boardwalk Place, London
PACKET BOAT MARINA
Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge, West London
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Some boats are in stock and can be yours immediately. Boats that are built to order take between 10-16 weeks to deliver.
No, you will pay an annual license fee to the mooring operator for a fixed term agreement of typically between 10-50 years, renewable on an annual basis after that. The fee includes services and facilities at the moorings such as utilities and waste disposal.
We will give you all the training you need at handover and you can come back to us any time if you need further help. We’ll ensure you are confident with all the systems onboard and how to move your boat. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) offers an Inland Waterway Helmsman Certificate [rya.org.uk].
It depends where you are moored and where you are going. At Hazlemere Marina, no, you can just untie your ropes and go. From Bramley Falls on the Thames you’ll need to arrange passage through the lock.
Key costs of living on a boat include licence fee, mooring fee, safety certificate (like an MOT), boat maintenance, utilities, council tax and insurance.
There are specialist lenders for marine mortgages. We recommend you deal with a company that is a member of British Marine, the trade federation for the boating industry. Please talk to us if you need a mortgage and we’ll help you with this.
No, there is no stamp duty on residential boats.