Float by Boat is for sale. Continue what weve started: A unique opportunity. Four years on from taking the leap and purchasing our beloved narrowboat, Spirited Away, Kev and I have decided that were ready to hand over the reigns to a new Floaty Boaty couple and support them in taking this novel and beautiful venture on to new destinations.
There couldnt be a better time either. In October 2015 we were featured on Channel 4s Four in a Bed, a major tea time TV programme, and WON. Speaking to other Four in a Bed participants, the episodes are repeated both here and in other English-speaking countries, which means that the repercussions will carry on flowing for the next couple of years. If you love the outdoors and dream of working independently as your own boss, this might be for you.Hotelboating (as its known) is very much a lifestyle business. Its possible to make a comfortable living, though if youre hoping to be rolling in cash youre probably barking up the wrong tree. Working seasonally in our case March to October there are at least four months of the year when youre free to roam or do other work. And being based aboard the boat hosting trips means that your living expenses are almost entirely taken care of as part of the business. Whats included in the sale? Advice and support in choosing your vessel. Training, if needed, and a detailed, honest and transparent handover from Kev & I, including our back office operations, systems and documents. Well even help run your first break with you, if you like.
Lots of scope for development. The hardest and grittiest part of running your own business is beginning. It gives us pleasure to know that were handing this on with the initial push complete.
There are good foundations in place and well be happy to share as much of our experience with you as you want to know. That said, the FbB journey is still in its early days and there are many, many things that could help it to grow and develop.Here are a few of the ideas weve pondered over the years and never got the time to do to whet your appetite. Focus on the group charters side of the business using targeted marketing to families or particular community groups. Become a CIC or social enterprise by offering specific retreats for impoverished teenagers, people in recovery or those escaping domestic violence.
This would enable partnering with various charities and open up the potential of grants and funding. Create a package to offer to corporate organisations, maybe including mindfulness, relaxation, team building and communication workshops. Market to teachers and workshop leaders inviting them to bring groups aboard while you take care of hosting and boating responsibilities. To chat to us about it, please give us a call on 07806 818973 or drop us a message.The item "Business for sale the UK's only waterways retreat" is in sale since Monday, January 9, 2017. This item is in the category "Business, Office & Industrial\Businesses For Sale\Other Businesses For Sale".
The seller is "whizzgoranger" and is located in Rugby. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.