Marine finance made easy
Barclays Marine Finance is a division of Barclays Bank We offer a tailored and flexible approach, so that each facility
PLC, offering specialist mortgages for narrowboats or can be individually structured to meet your requirements.
small fitted-out Dutch barges. From start to completion, members of our dedicated team of
inland waterway specialists will advise and guide you through
Every year we receive a growing number of requests for the the whole process. We can also help in a number of other areas,
provision of finance through dedicated Marine Mortgages. such as survey and title.
The demand for our services from purchasers, vendors and
brokers alike has earned us an outstanding reputation for To take advantage of everything we offer, you don’t even have
commitment, flexibility and personal service. to be an existing Barclays customer.
Some questions answered
What type of survey do I need? Do you provide mortgages on Sailaway boats?
To underwrite the mortgage for any narrowboat or barge we’re We will consider Sailaway vessels, but they do need to be in a
generally happy with an in-water survey. An out-of-water fairly advanced stage of build to offer us satisfactory security.
survey may also be acceptable. But, we do find that for vessels As a guide, the boat must be insulated and lined internally, with
over 15 to 20 years old, the marine insurance provider will only engine, tanks and heating installed. Electrics must also be in
insure the boat with an out-of-water survey. So, if you’re place, with the hull fully painted and all vents, windows and
looking to buy an older vessel ask your marine insurance doors fitted. Externally, the vessel must also look complete,
company which survey they require before you instruct your with only internal bulkheads, fixtures and fittings to be
Can you make staged payments to the builder while my boat Can I live aboard my boat?
is being built? We can provide mortgages for narrowboats or small barges for
Yes, we will consider staged payment requests, subject to a use as a main residence. To complete a purchase and release
minimum total advance of £30,000. We’re generally able to the money to your vendor, we first need confirmation that you
consider a maximum of five tranches within the stage have permanent moorings for at least 12 months.
payment contract total.
Do you consider converted barges for Marine Mortgages?
Yes, we can consider some barges, even though each barge can
be of a unique nature.
We first recommend you call us to discuss your vessel, so that
we can advise you if we’re able to consider it. If the vessel is
advertised for sale on the internet please let us know, and we’ll
view it online. With this information – subject to a successful
mortgage application – we’re normally able to give you a quick
decision as to whether your chosen vessel will be satisfactory
security for your mortgage.
A simple and flexible service
There are no limits to the amount we can lend, as long as Interest rates and fees depend on the size and purpose of the
the loan is for not more than 80% of the valuation or cost loan, so we’ll need to determine vessel specifications before we
of the vessel (whichever is lower). The minimum advance can confirm these.
we will consider is £30,000, and we can offer repayment The vessel is taken as our primary security by way of
over a term of up to 10 years. a Marine Mortgage.
In most cases, we recommend an even-spread mortgage. This Early repayments in full or periodic lump sums can be made at
provides the convenience of regular, fixed monthly repayment any time, without penalty, but cash injections may not be
amounts, regardless of interest rate fluctuations. redrawn.
To reduce your initial expense, any administrative charges can
be added to the loan account.
A straightforward approval process
For us to assess your application we first need We may ask you to register your Marine Mortgage at a
you to provide formal confirmation of your income Shipping Registry approved by us. In the majority of cases, a
and expenditure. survey and valuation is also compulsory for used vessels.
It is vital you insure your boat and we require you to use a
Once we have all the necessary information we can normally
recognised marine insurance company.
make a formal, no-obligation offer within 48 hours.
To make an application or for an informal discussion and
objective advice, please contact the Barclays Marine Team.
Barclays Marine Finance
Offices 3 and 4, 1st Floor
Hamble Point Marina
Tel: +44 (0)23 8045 6298
Fax: +44 (0)23 8045 6302
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