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Retail Prices 2017


 BSS Examinations (within 25 miles of Alcester)  

 Boat Safety Examination, retest if required, travel and certificate costs (within 25 miles of Alcester)     £170

Above price is for a typical fully fitted narrowboat with fixed engine, permanent fuel system, electrical systems, LPG systems and range of appliances. The less you have the less you pay:

If I issued the most recent BSS certificate on the boat, the fee is £160
If you have a bubble tester, the fee is reduced to £160
If you have an outboard engine, and no other fixed engine, the fee is reduced to £160
If you have multiples of the above, the fee is reduced to £140

If you have a simple day style boat, with outboard and electrics only, and no LPG, the fee is £100     



 Surveys (within 40 miles of Alcester - please call for prices and availability outside this area)

Narrowboat Hull Survey    £349 (valuation for insurance possible and usually free) 

Hull Survey, riveted historic narrowboat     £400  (I have to hire an engineer to work with me which costs at least double the extra £51 you pay!)

Hull Survey, riveted historic barge, by special agreement only (extra labour required as above)     £450

In-water Survey    £390

Narrowboat Full Survey     £595 (BSS Certificate issue available for £40, free retest locally)

(Please note I have limited pre-purcjase survey availability due to a full diary)

Valuation (stand-alone, not being carried out alongside the above)    £180


LPG Work     

£52 per hour

LPG Landlords Certificate - £84 plus travel depending on distance - call for info

RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Courses 

Please contact Bob Strachan at Tillerfolk School of Boating - www.tillerfolk.co.uk 

Payment is due on production of invoice, and can be made by cheque or bank transfer

For trade rates please call or email