Exciting chance to buy this quirky Devon Picnic Boat business on the River Dart

Are you tired of working nine to five, stuck inside four walls? If you have been dreaming of becoming your own boss and making your living doing something completely unique, a Devon business for sale could have you splashing for joy.

With a 5-star TripAdvisor rating and a Certificate of Excellence, the Picnic Boat is a completely unique catering business moored on the River Dart.

Established in 2001, The Picnic Boat offers exclusive cruises on the beautiful river while enjoying well-prepared and locally sourced produce and creating memories and experiences never to be forgotten.

A range of cruises and charters are available
A range of cruises and charters are available

A range of cruises and charters are available, from a romantic cruise for two, to picnics for larger groups – with a maximum of 12 passengers – an individual special occasion or even a private charter are also options available or simply chartering the boat to enjoy the famous Dartmouth Regatta at close hand.

The boat is also licenced for the retail sale of alcohol plus the performance of live and recorded music.

The 21 foot vessel can take 12 passengers
The 21 foot vessel can take 12 passengers

Award-winning licensed and leisure commercial estate agents Bettesworths said it is delighted to be marketing this most unusual catering opportunity at an asking price of £40,000 to include the trade inventory and goodwill.

Genevieve Stringer who heads the catering arm at Bettesworths said: “It is always exciting to be able to market something a little out of the ordinary and the Picnic Boat is no exception.

The boat is berthed at Dart Marina during the high season
The boat is berthed at Dart Marina during the high season

“The Picnic Boat offers a fabulous opportunity for the next proprietor to run a successful lifestyle business with the potential to add their own personal style. It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘messing about on the river’.”

The Picnic Boat (Trade Mark No. UK00003164335) is a well-maintained Maritime 21, a former fishing boat built in 1988 by Chris Humphrey of Teignmouth.

You could be the captain of your very own business
You could be the captain of your very own business

The current owners have established solid links with local businesses and will offer the next proprietor a full and concise handover.

The overall length of the vessel is 21 foot with a beam of 8 foot 5 inches and draft of 2 foot 6 inches.

Berthed at Dart Marina during the high season, the boat is put on hardstanding during the winter months and a general maintenance programme carried out.

The safety equipment is inspected annually by Dart Harbour Navigation Authority and Ocean Safety with certification provided.

The Picnic Boat has a 5-star TripAdvisor rating
The Picnic Boat has a 5-star TripAdvisor rating

Included in the sale of this unique business opportunity is all the necessary serving equipment.

The next proprietor will have to hold a personal licence in order to continue to offer alcohol aboard along with a South Hams District Council Boatman’s Licence – including a medical – RYA VHF Short Range Radio Licence and First Aid Certificate.

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For further information, please contact Genevieve Stringer on 01803 212021 or email genevieve@bettesworths.co.uk.

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