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What our customers say about the service

Having just purchased a boat from Peter at Time and Tide Boats, I found the service I received during and after my purchase very efficient, all went smoothly and the paperwork was in order and followed soon afterwards. Peter was quick to respond and went out of his way to reply to my questions. He has a good knowledge of classic boats which helped in my process, buy with confidence. Many thanks Mr and Mrs P. G. (June 2020.)

Time and Tide sold a 1940 Chris Craft for me. They provided a very professional service: found a purchaser and facilitated the logistics. I would use them again. Mr. B O'D.

Thank you for conducting the sale of my boat in such an exemplary manner. You located the boat, you located me and found a buyer. You did the admin quickly and efficiently. I received payment promptly. The whole transaction took just 7 weeks. What more could one want? Mr JS

When it came to selling my Riva, I wanted to work with a broker that was knowledgeable about this famous marque and who I could trust. It was especially important that the broker had excellent contacts throughout Europe, as the boat was in Greece, and I was located in the UK. Time and Tide Boats soon were in contact with potential buyers from France, and Germany but it was an Italian buyer who finally bought the boat. Peter at Time and Tide kept me constantly informed every step of the way, and answered all questions and handled all arrangements with a lot of back and forth with the new buyer.  I was delighted I chose Time and Tide Boats to sell my precious boat and I would recommend them." Regards Dr T.K. 

From Time and Tide Boats preparing the boat for the photographs to final sale only took 6 weeks. Thanks for all your assistance in selling our Thames Skiff, "Emma" we were very happy with all the service you gave us. best regards Mrs H.T. and Family. 

"Time & Tide have provided us with continual support while we endeavoured to sell our vintage launch in a difficult financial environment. Peter provided excellent exposure on his web site and on Facebook. The final sale was executed professionally and we were very satisfied with the outcome. If we get the opportunity to buy or sell a boat again our first contact will certainly be with Time & Tide." Mr G.W. 

"When the time came to sell our boat we wanted to work with a professional company that would take care of everything for us. They took excellent photos, researched the boats history to create an excellent description and sold the boat fast and at a good price. Peter was very responsive throughout even calling me during the sale day to update me on progress. I would highly recommend Peter and Time & Tide Boats"  Mr J. H.

I would like to congratulate you on a successful weekend at Beale Park. I for one am very happy that I contacted you and benefited from the service you provided with Time and Tide Boats.

I was very impressed by your knowledge and more particularly your enthusiasm with regard to Classic boats. My wife and I were very well received when we delivered our Dinghy for the Auction and very happy with the regular updates during the process which culminated in the sale at at reasonable and acceptable price. There were of course alternative methods for selling our boat but decided that this could well prove to be the most economical way and reduce the amount of time and effort that we would have to commit to in our busy lives. We are therefore very pleased that we adopted this method and are well pleased with the result. We would certainly recommend you to others. Mr and Mrs M. E.

"You have been a pleasure to deal with and I very much hope are paths cross in future." Mr and Mrs P.

“Time and Tide Boats made selling a boat at auction a simple and fast process.  Peter  is very responsive and based on a set of photos and a couple of emails I was able to take his advice concerning estimates and reserve.  The boat was then entered to the auction, sold and, a few days later, I received the proceeds. Just a few weeks from beginning to end and Time and Tide Auctions handled the whole process well.  I believe the buyer is happy too and the boat has found a good home.  So all in all it has been a pleasure using Time and Tide Boats to sell my classic boat.” Mr G.P. from Henley on Thames.

"The team at Time and Tide manage to strike the unique balance between securing the best price for sellers and a great deal for buyers. Their enthusiasm is infectious. I popped into one of their auctions purely out of curiosity and ended up buying two boats! Whether you're looking for a small dinghy or a vintage steam launch Peter and his team treat you with the same level of attention and enthusiasm - a first class service and great fun to deal with." Major R.E. B. 

"We went to Beale Park boat show with the intention of soaking up the atmosphere and possibly coming away with some vintage boat jumble for our launch. We met Peter as we casually looked at the boats for auction and after chatting with him for a while we found his enthusiasm for the boats became infectious.  One boat in particular stole our hearts and we were fortunate enough to buy her. If we hadn’t had the good fortune to chat with Peter beforehand we may have been thinking afterwards ‘If only….’


The whole experience of the Time & Tide auction was most pleasurable from start to finish. Peter and the Time & Tide team came across as being refreshingly honest and professional. Even down to the small but delightful detail of a bottle of champagne and glasses waiting aboard for us when we collected our new boat. Attending the Time & Tide auction will be a day we look back on with fond memories for many years to come. " Mr and Mrs T. M. 

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