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Tour Business Opportunity / Kingfisher CanalBoat [Ref:0536]

Price: £320,000
Status: On the market Thursday, 08 October 2015 01:00

Bespoke wide beam Kingfisher boat.
Award winning business operating Lancashire canal cruises from Barton Grange and Carnforth, generating a turnover of £180,000 pa with a gross profit margin of 66%.

The cruises often include the following themes; Fish, Chips & Quiz or Live Entertainment cruises, Floating classroom/boardroom, Afternoon teas. The cruises can also be available for weddings, private hire for special occasions and also operate Christmas cruises that are immensely popular. With bookings in advance there is clear visibility of the future trading profile.

The bespoke wide beam boat 'Kingfisher' has table seating for 48, a small dance floor, a superb bar and W.C.s on board. Outside catering can be arranged although there is a wide range of food and drink available on board. There are also souvenirs that are available for purchase on the boat.

The business has contracts with major coach companies which bring in lots of regular and repeat income. There is scope to increase business with an additional boat which could be based at Lancaster or Barton Grange. The business won the best Small Visitor Attraction Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013. The canal tours operate all year round. Between May and October cruises depart from Carnforth and Barton Grange marinas whereas between November and April they depart from Barton Grange only.

There is an office located at Barton Grange Hotel in Preston, situated just 5 minutes drive from the boat departure station at Barton Grange Garden Centre. However, our client advises that the business can be operated from home. Our clients are offering the business for sale as they now wish to retire.

For further information about this unique business opportunity, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Knightsbridge Business Sales on 01204 214646 citing reference 143820, email [email protected] or visit www.knightsbridgeplc.com.

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