NEWS & EVENTS

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Broom and Glastron at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival

13 July 2017

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Then do pop along to the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, which is one of the largest events of its type anywhere in the world. Tingdene Boat Sales, along with British Marine Thames Valley and other member companies, will feature a starter boat showcase, try-a-boat experiences and sailing and kayak simulators. Joining the try-a-boat fleet for this event is the Broom 30 Coupe, one of the latest models born of a 120-year-old heritage at Broom Boats. We are also planning to take along our new demonstrator Glastron GS259 - the very latest sportscruiser from this 60-year-old marque.

Tingdene Boat Sales at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally read more

Glastron GS259 sportscruiser

Glastron on the Thames

10 July 2017



Tingdene Boat Sales is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as the Thames dealer for the Glastron range of sportsboats, sportscruisers and bowriders.

Glastron is one of the most iconic motorboat brands of all time – the company has been building boats for over 60 years and its classic GT models in the 1960s and 70s were the boats to be seen in. Today's models take design clues from that classic era, but blended with the very latest hull designs, engines, fit out and clever modern detailing to provide great pleasure of ownership today.

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Upton Marina on the River Severn, from the air

Viking and Broom Boats at the Upton Marina weekend

6 July 2017

Tingdene's summer full of activities keeps on rolling this coming weekend, 8-9 July at Upton Marina where you'll be able to view a wide range of new and pre-owned boats for sale including the Viking 215, Viking 26CC, Broom 370 and Broom 30HT Coupe.

Broom Boats and Viking at the Upton Marina open weekend read more

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TylerBroom and Broom Boats at Northern Boat Show

22 June 2017

Next stop on Tingdene Boat Sales's summer of events is the Northern Boat Show in Liverpool this coming weekend, 23-25 June 2017. The show is part of the excellent Mersey River Festival, which will see the whole historic waterside of Liverpool come alive with events and attractions.

TylerBroom and Broom Boats at the Northern Boat Show read more

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Brooms to star at All Wales Boat Show

7 June 2017

The Tingdene Boat Sales team is heading across to Conwy Quays Marina in North Wales this weekend to display the Broom 370 (pictured here) and Broom 30HT Coupe on the pontoons of the All Wales Boat Show, which is now in its fifth edition.

Broom at the All Wales Boat Show read more

Hartford Marina on the River Great Ouse

Olly Wylie joins the Upton Marina team

7 June 2017

Tingdene Boat Sales is delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Olly Wylie as its boat sales executive for the busy Upton Marina boat sales office.

Olly is no stranger to the River Severn. Following graduation studying digital lens media at university he fulfilled a keen interest in boats, kindled by his keen sailing father and holidays in Scotland, by becoming a harbourmaster for three years and then a qualified broker for a similar period of time. He is an elected member of the Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) and joined Tingdene at the beginning of this month.

Olly Wylie joins Upton team read more here

Tyler Broom 58 narrowboat launched

Tyler Broom narrowboat unveiled today

20 May 2017


The first of the new Tyler Broom narrowboats on show today at the Brundall Boat Show and next week at the Crick Boat Show

Tyler Broom 58 narrowboat launchedSo, after months of anticipation, the first fruit of the exciting new collaboration between two British boatbuilders has emerged. Tyler Broom narrowboats combine Tyler Wilson's remarkably fine steelwork craftsmanship with Broom Boat's core boatbuilding and engineering skills. With interior layouts designed by Broom and materials hand-picked to create a high quality contemporary finish, Tyler Broom narrowboats will bring a welcome new twist to the UK's inland cruising scene.

New Tyler Broom range launched read more here

The Tingdene Boat Sales London Boat Show Broom 35 on Interboat Transport on BBC1 A1 Britain's Longest Road programme

Tingdene's Broom 35 featured on the BBC

20 March 2017


The 2017 London Boat Show Broom 35 was the star of BBC1's A1: Britain's Longest Road Episode 10 yesterday

Ever wanted to know what it takes to get a boat into the London Boat Show? Then head over to BBC iPlayer, or switch on BBC2 at 0630 on Monday morning (22 May 2017) and watch Episode 10 of the BBC series A1: Britain's Longest Road.

Broom 35 Coupe on the BBC read more here

Tingdene Boat Sales at Windsor Racecourse Marina

Biggest yet boat show
and open weekend programme in 2017

26 April 2017

Not content with having one of the largest boat sales networks in the UK and following hard on the heels of its highly successful Thames Used Boat Show over Easter, Tingdene Boat Sales has announced its biggest yet programme of attendance at boat shows and open weekends.

Depending on the event we'll be showing boats from Broom, Viking, DaVinci, Tyler Broom, Admiral, Bavaria and Antaris. Plus details of our extensive range of pre-owned motor yachts, narrowboats, barges, river cruisers, sportsboats, bow riders and day boats. And of course you'll get to meet with familiar faces from our highly experienced boat sales team.

The programme includes six boat shows across the country, on the coast and inland, a series of open weekends at several of Tingdene's marinas, plus a series of appearances at Henley's top events on the Thames during June and July.

Check out the full Tingdene boat show and open weekend calendar here

DaVinci Yachts 30 and DaVinci Yachts 29 at Thames and Kennet Marina

DaVinci Yachts
launched in the UK

26 April 2017



Following the announcement last September that Tingdene Boat Sales has been appointed the UK exclusive representative for DaVinci Yachts from the Netherlands, it launched a brand new DaVinci 30 at Thames & Kennet Marina last week, to mark the first of this highly attractive range to enter UK waters. It also announced plans for a diesel shartdrive version of this Vripack designed bespoke open cockpit cruiser.

Read about the new DaVinci 30 here

Thames Used Boat Show 2017

New Tyler Broom narrowboat range announced

20 March 2017


Broom Boats has partnered with Tyler Wilson and Tingdene Boat Sales to produce an exciting range of narrowboats with a modern twist.

The range will be branded as Tyler Broom and will be marketed and sold by Tingdene Boat Sales.

A new narrowboat, based on British boatbuilding heritage

At a time when many narrowboat builders have moved production out of the UK to deal with rising costs, Tyler Wilson has fervently stuck to its principles of British-built hulls using only the best quality steel. Equally, Broom Boats has a long heritage of building hand-crafted boats from its base in Norfolk and is famous for its uncompromising quality. This partnership of two of the most renowned British boatbulders is a celebration of the skills held in the British marine industry and a commitment to creating something truly special.

Read more about the Tyler Broom narrowboat here

Thames Used Boat Show 2017

Make a date for the 2017 Thames Used Boat Show in April

15 January 2017


Looking forward to the emergence of Spring? Yes we are too, so here's a date for the perfect kick-off start of season event — the Thames Used Boat Show at Thames & Kennet Marina on 14-23 April 2017.

Read more about the Thames Used Boat Show here

Broom Owners Club members gather on the Tingdene stand at the London Boat Show 2017

Broom Owners Club members meet on Tingdene's stand

13 January 2017


A good gathering of Broom Owners Club members gathered on the Tingdene stand at the London Boat Show yesterday for a drinks reception. We were pleased to entertain many familiar faces present including the BOC Chair Gill Oldham and its General Secretary and Press/Publicity Officer John Oldham.

Read more about the Broom Owners Club visit here

Viking 215 at the London Boat Show 2017

Get afloat for less than £35,000 at the London Boat Show

7 January 2017

If 2016 did one thing for us it was to remind that there's no point in putting off until tomorrow what you really want to do today. If enjoying relaxing time afloat on a brand new motor cruiser costing less than a luxury car or motorhome is on your bucket list, then head straight over to stand F160 at the 2017 London Boat Show.

Read more about our Viking 215 On The Water London Boat Show special offer here

Bavaria Blue and Silver editions

Save up to £31,638 on Bavaria motorboats and sailing yachts

21 December 2016

Bavaria Cruiser and Vision Line yachts and S Line motorboats already represent excellent value for money. But between now and 31 January 2017 you have the option to make your boating budget work even harder across the range with highly atractive additional exterior enhancements and interior fittings. You even get a voucher for wet weather clothing!

Read more about Bavaria Silver Edition S Line motorboats and Blue Edition Vision and Cruiser Line yachts here

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Tingdene at the London Boat Show

9 December 2016

Most people are thinking about Christmas right now but we're already well into the final stages of planning Tingdene's traditional New Year's party at the London Boat Show on 6-15 January 2017.

Read more about Tingdene at the London Boat Show here

Thames and Kennet Marina boats for sale

Thames and Kennet's post Southampton Boat Show party

24 September 2016

Did you miss the Southampton Boat Show or would you like a second look at boats we were showing there, out on the pontoons and in our stand? Then no problem! Just make a date to visit Thames & Kennet Marina's latest open weekend which commences on Friday 30 September and runs until Sunday 2 October.

Read more about the Thames & Kennet open weekend here

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Tingdene's top 20 at the Southampton Boat Show!

16 September 2016

Marking the pinnacle of a very busy summer, Tingdene Boat Sales and its sister company, Tingene Marinas, will offer no less than 20 different locations around Mayflower Park, afloat and ashore, at which visitors will be able to meet up with staff and view the extensive range of boats and marinas on offer from both companies.

Read more Tingdene at the Southampton Boat Show here

Upton Marina

Bavaria, Broom and Antaris to star at Upton Marina open weekend

16 August 2016

Tingdene's picturesque Upton Marina on the River Severn will play host on 20-21 August 2016 to a stunning quartet of new motorboats from the Tingdene Boat Sales stable, including the Broom 35 Coupe, Antaris Sixty6 sloop, Bavaria S36 sportscruiser and the innovative Bavaria E40 which is currently on its European maiden tour. Plus you'll be able to view a wide selection of pre-owned boats.

Read more about the Upton Marina open weekend here

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Special Southampton Boat Show ticket offer

14 August 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales is set to have its largest ever presence at the Southampton International Boat Show on 16-25 September 2016 and to help us celebrate that, we've got a great ticket offer for you. For example you can save £7 on normal entrance tickets for the preview day.

Read more about the Southampton Boat Show ticket offer here

Portishead Quays Marina

Join us at Portishead Quays Marina open weekend

9 August 2016

In order to mark the official opening of its new boat sales office at Portishead Quays Marina, Tingdene Boat Sales, in partnership with Quay Marinas, is holding an open weekend on 13-14 August.

The Open Weekend is a great opportunity for families to visit to learn more about boating from Tingdene’s local expert and qualified Yachtmaster Jason Rowles, who is very familiar with the waters of the Bristol Channel and is well known in the region. Local RYA Training Centre Compass Sea School will be attending both days to explain how to get afloat on all types of boats, large and small and the RNLI Portishead station will also be present on the Saturday to provide safety on the water advice.

Read more about the Portishead Quays Marina open weekend here

Tingdene's latest boat sales office at Portishead Quays Marina

New Portishead Quays Marina sales office

3 August 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales, in partnership with Quay Marinas is opening a new and bespoke boat sales office at the award winning Portishead Quays Marina, on the Bristol Channel.

The Portishead Quays Marina sales office is located in a brand new building on the pontoons of the 5 Gold Anchor 280-berth haven. It is ideally placed to serve the whole of the surrounding area from the Severn Estuary, River Avon and across to Cardiff Bay with a full range of boat sales services including pre-owned boats and new boats from Antaris, Bavaria Motorboats and Bavaria Yachts, Broom Boats, Da Vinci and Viking Cruisers.

Read more about our new Portishead Quays Marina office here

Bavaria E40, one of the new Bavaria motorboat models represented by Tingdene Boat Sales

Bavaria, Antaris and Da Vinci join the Tingdene fleet

30 July 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales has significantly expanded the range of new boats on offer from its 10 sales offices that cover many of Britain’s busiest boating areas.

We have been appointed the UK exclusive representative for the Da Vinci motor yacht range from the Netherlands and have signed an agreement to represent Bavaria motorboats and yachts from Germany on the River Thames, Norfolk Broads, Cambridgeshire Ouse, River Severn and Severn Estuary for official Bavaria UK importer Clipper Marine Boat Sales.

We have also announced our partnership with Bushnells Boat Sales and Marine Services to sell Antaris, Maril and Makma sloops from the Netherlands. All three ranges join Tingdene Boat Sales’ existing representation of Broom Boats and Viking river and canal cruisers.

Read more about Bavaria motorboats and sailing yachts, Antaris sloops and Da Vinci motor yachts here

Horning Boat Show in Norfolk, the Poole Harbour Boat Show in Dorset, the Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire and then the Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show on the Thames in Berkshire

Visit Tingdene in Horning, Poole, Crick and Beale Park

29 April 2016

It's a busy month ahead for Tingdene Boat Sales as we will be appearing at several key regional boat shows in the UK – the Horning Boat Show in Norfolk, the Poole Harbour Boat Show in Dorset, the Crick Boat Show in Northamptonshire and then the Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show on the Thames in Berkshire.

Read more about Tingdene at Horning, Poole, Crick and Beale Park here

lodges at Hartford Marine on the River Great Ouse

Tingdene Boat Sales office now open on Great Ouse

11 April 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales is expanding the services it is able to offer right across the UK by opening a new sales office on the River Great Ouse, in the heart of the popular waterways of The Fens.

The acquisition last week by Tingdene Marinas of the 200-berth Hartford Marina, in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, provides the group with an ideal location between its marinas on the Norfolk Broads, the Thames, the Wey navigation and the Severn. The Great Ouse can be reached via the Middle Levels and River Nene from the canal system, which makes Hartford equally suitable for river cruisers and narrowboats.

Read more about Tingdene's new boat sales office at Hartford Marina

Broom Boat Show 2016

Visit Tingdene at the Broom Boat Show

9 April 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales will be fully supporting this year’s Broom Boat Show 2016 at Brundall Marina on the Norfolk Broads.

The date to note is Saturday 16 April 2016 between 10am-4pm.

Visitors will be able to view the entire Broom Boats range, from the 30 and 35 coupe, to the Broom 370, 395 and 430 aft cabin models. Factory tours will be available and you’ll be able to see the launch of the fully refurbished 1957 Broom Robb Jenny Wren – as featured on BBC1’s Holidays of a Lifetime with Len Goodman and Fiona Phillips.

Read more about the Broom Boat Show here

London Boat Show 2016

Don't miss the Tingdene Demonstration Weekend

23 January 2016

23rd-24th January 2016 10am - 3pm

Thames & Kennet Marina, Henley Road, Caversham Lakes, Reading, Berkshire
Sat Nav: RG4 9RA

Read more about the Tingdene Boat Sales Thames and Kennet demonstration weekend here

New Tingdene Boat Sales website

Tingdene Boat Sales launches new website

6 January 2016

Tingdene Boat Sales celebrated the New Year by relaunching its website, tingdeneboatsales.net, to improve the amount of information available for boat buyers.

Read more about Tingdene Boat Sales' new website here

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Best of British Inland Cruising at the London Boat Show

12 December 2015

The Tingdene Boat Sales stand B140 will provide a real focal point for all inland waterway enthusiast visitors to the 2016 London Boat Show in January, with no less than five models on display from Viking Cruisers and a brand new Broom 30 HT Coupe and Broom 395 across the corridor on stand A140.

Read more about Tingdene Boat Sales with Broom Boats and Viking Cruisers at the London Boat Show

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Broom Boats are in tow for Tingdene!

11 September 2015

Tingdene Boat Sales is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as an agent of Broom Boats, the 115-year-old Brundall, Norfolk-based quality builder of aft cabin and coupe motor cruisers for sea, river and European canal use.

Read more about Tingdene Boat Sales being appointed by Broom Boats