Here's what some of our clients have to say about our service.

We bought the 'Water Witch' from Waterside Marine Sales almost 2 years ago and we were very impressed, so when we decided to sell, we had no hesitation to ask Waterside to sell her. Very impressed with the entire process and 'thank you' to Waterside for an excellent sale. 

Dee and Glen

Good advise and assistance in sorting out a problem prior to the sale, followed by a swift sale, could not have wanted for more.

Mrs and Mrs R

Dear John, I cannot thank you enough for the efficient way that you and Lynne dealt with the sale of my boat as you were aware, having owned her for 38 years and being forced to sell her through health problems, was not a good experience for me, but the pleasant yet professional way that both you and Lynne dealt with the sale and the very prompt way that you transferred the funds to me were proof that you deserve the very good reputation that you have as being a first class salesman, knowledgeable, honest and trustworthy. Yours sincerely...........

Ron Gibbs

We were completely satisfied with the service we received, we found John and Lynne very professional and courteous, we couldn't have wished for better people to sell our boat and they achieved the asking price. It would be hard to improve on such a good business.

Mr and Mrs P.T.

Our experience of Waterside Marine Sales has been a very easy relaxed one. Great presentation on the website and good communication has made the selling experience hassle free. Many thanks for this. 

R Barfoot

Fantastic people to deal with, great service and will deal with John again. Steve and Joanne.

Steve and Joanne Lester - Waterwitch

Very excellent service to sell my vessel 'Pijan' thanks to Lynne for her diligence and first rate communication, in this respect.

P Miller

Friendly and efficient service - Job well done!

R Upshall

Thank you John and Lynne for all your help with the Purchase of my boat. You arranged a BSSC and helped me take the boat back to my mooring, which all went very smoothly. I can't thank you both enough for all your help, much appreciated. 


Went smoothly, no hitches, no hassles, just what you want, many thanks.

E Purchase

This was the first time in selling a boat, Waterside Marine Sales made this very smooth.  The boat sold very fast and John and Lynne were very friendly and professional, would not hesitate in recommending this Company.  We will certainly use them again.  Many thanks for all your help. 

John and Barbara B.

Once again a friendly professional and honest service.  You have managed to sell all my three vessels within a month of me putting them on the market.  Many thanks, Lynne and John!

Mr N. S.

First class, very professional sales team. Could not have wished for any better (Happy Days).

Tony and Carol

I would just like to say, I was very pleased with the service I received on the sale of my boat.

C Watson

Excellent, efficient, friendly service by the team of Lynne and John. Very helpful in answering questions and conducting a speedy but friendly efficient sale for me. Heartily recommended. 

E Windley

Friendly and Efficient, Thank you.

Mr Salisbury

Many thanks for the efficient and professional manner in the sale of my boat. Also very impressed with the presentation shown on your website, best wishes to you both. Kind Regards M Hartley

Mr Hartley

I have no complaints at all about the service I received from Waterside Marine, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mrs Iddon

Very friendly, helpful and informative. Excellent staff to deal with.

Mr and Mrs Inskip

Excelent service, would recommend to anyone.

Mr Williams

Good, quick service and I got the price I wanted.

R John

Very impressed with communication and efficiency!


An excellent service carried out from start to finish in a very professional manner.  The position of the boats on offer maximises the opportunity to view or sell boats. I shall be happy to use this service again.

L Allan - Swanning Around

Outstanding service no complaints at all, thank you.

Mr and Mrs Platt

Very satisfied with the service given to me on the sale of my boat.

Malc P

Thank you so much for the professional and friendly way in which you handled the sale of our classic Broads cruiser. I am sure that it was your knowledge of boats coupled to an awareness of the needs of both the seller and the buyer that enabled the sale to be achieved so quickly. We bought her and sold her through you...and we will certainly use Waterside Marine again.

Len H

We found the services of Waterside Sales to be efficient. The sale of our boat went through smoothly and fast. Excellent service from John and Lynne. Many thanks for your help.

R & D G

Don't change a thing. I rarely deal with such friendly, helpful people. The service you provided from start to finish was excellent. Thank you very much, it must be a Company trait, as it was the same when I bought my cottage from Philip (our sister Company is Waterside Estate Agents). 

Jane W

Thank you for the efficient way in which you undertook the sale of my boat, a fast and professional transaction.

T Latter

We bought our boat from Waterside Marine Sales, the service was brilliant from John and Lynne, this is the place to go.

Bob and Pauline

Thank you Lynne and John for a fairly quick sale and sorting survey problem.


We asked John and Lynne to sell our boat - and they did just that - within 3 weeks and for only 4% less than the asking price - very good. All done with the minimum of fuss and keeping us informed of interest. Thank you for your good humoured and splendid service! 

Seamus and Karen

Thank you so much for your services. It was all handled very professionally and quickly. (Very Quickly) We will recommend you to others. 10 out of 10 Excellent!

Mr C

I've found John and Lynne very professional, handling our sale and explaining the sale process. They always kept us informed with the progress.

Web presentation was very good and the location of the sales area meant there was always people viewing the boats even in winter.

Thank you John and Lynne

Mr Eldridge

Very impressed by the efficient, professional and friendly manner in which the sale of my boat was dealt with. I would not hesitate to recommend Waterside Marine Sales of Norfolk to others. Extremely satisfied. 

Mr Warby

As we had never sold a boat before a friend told us that Waterside Marine Sales at Potter Heigham, were the the best, and I can say without fear of contrdiction, that they were not wrong!  The sale was dealt with in a friendly, helpful and professional manner, 10/10 Waterside Marine Sales, thank you Lynne and John for all your efforts.

V Smith

We would recommend Waterside to anyone selling a boat, very helpful and professional.

J Sayer

The sale of the boat was made pleasurable by proficient, professional, friendly staff. Accepting the boat for sale was made easy, with a phone call followed up with an email and photos. I believe the willingness to use (and actively seeking) my knowledge of the boat helped in the wording of the sales text. The knowledge of boats in general by the staff was noticed, and this helped when asking me questions on the condition of the boat to know what information to pass on to perspective buyers. I wanted any perspective buyer to know the good, and the bad points.

Mr Francis

Thank you John and Lynne for your friendly and professional service in the sale of my boat. All the best.


The sale of our boat 'Kay Em' was dealt with extremely efficiently. The forms and process were explained fully and the entire process was dealt with both efficiently and professionally. Thank you John and Lynne.

L & D

Very professional. Reply to Email quickly. Were a great help selling our boat, would recommend to anyone, selling or buying a boat.


We were extremely happy and impressed with the professional way Waterside Marine dealt with the sale of our boat. Lynne was friendly and polite and at the same time very professional when speaking to us. The sale of our boat was made so easy for us and was a big weight of our minds. We would have no hesitation in recommending Waterside Marine. A big "thank you" to all concerned.

B Old & J Harman

Our boat was sold quickly without any hassle. Thanks.

M Pratt

Thank you very much for selling the boat in such a friendly, yet professional manner. It is difficult to say how the service could be improved really, everything was done calmly and in a very positive manner, thank you.

J. H.

Thanks for the way you handled the sale of Ruffles. We would always recommend you to anybody that wants to sell their boat. All the best for the future.

John and Barbara

As a returning Customer, service was great as before, very pleased with good advertising and a quick sale.  Thanks John and Lynne for an excellent result, I would use again and will recommend Waterside Marine.

Lee June 2017

We recently placed our boat on brokerage at Waterside Marine, and would highly recommend the service. The staff were extremely helpful, and presented the boat very professionally on their website, and handled the viewing in the same manner. The sale went through very easily within a matter of weeks, no fuss, we were delighted.

Mr R

Thank you for the fast sale of my boat. As I work away, I am hard to get hold of, but you managed to keep me informed all the way.

K Brown

Having had the boat on the moorings for a number or years, I wanted to thank you, not only for your assistance throughout the period of boat ownership but also throughout the time when the boat was being sold.

Mr M

I was very pleased with Waterside Marine from start to finish.  They travelled to my moorings and assesed the boat and told me what it was worth.  They were spot on with the price. I had to adjust the price but that was to take into account, work that needed to be done in the near future. Both John and Lyn were very friendly and helpful they did all the work, all I did was signed the 'Bill of Sale' Highly recommended.

F C Riley

Good, prompt and efficient service, after I had taken the decision not to moor, but to sell.

John ran me back to moorings to collect car which was helpful and subsequent service from Lynne was good.

Obviously selling at the end of season may not have been the best time although this gave the yard time to sort some things out.

With Thanks.


Mr Robinson

Very pleased with the service provided yourselves and quickness of the sale.

Mr N

"I have had the pleasure of dealing with both John Butler and Lynne Dorrington now for the purchase of one boat and the sale of two boats over the past two years.  John makes the process of purchasing/selling a boat 'seamless' and he is supported by Lynne who is always on hand to help and provide honest and sound advice throughout all aspects of the purchasing/selling process.
John's unbelievable attention to detail, forthright honesty, technical knowledge, hands on experience and all round professionalism is second to none.  Both John and Lynne worked very hard to ensure all my requests were met expeditiously and efficiently and they understand the importance of a positive customer service experience. Both John and Lynne's interaction with me was both humorous and enjoyable at times which made what could be a stressful experience into a pleasurable one.  In relation to the sale of my canal boat, they exceeded my expectations in dealing with the number of viewings the advert generated.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Herbert Woods to any prospective purchaser or seller and I certainly won't be going anywhere else!
Thank you both John and Lynne, you are a credit to Waterside Marine Sales, I sincerely appreciate all your efforts and I look forward to your assistance once again in the near future."


Lynne and John provide an excellent service, the sale was hassle free and they kept me in the picture at all times. I would recommend anyone to use them. Many Thanks.


Thank you both, for the service and knowledge we received over the past nine months in purchasing and selling our little boat, would recommend your service and honesty. Please pass on your thanks to the boys who took care of Sparcol throughout out mishaps and servicing. All the best, Colin and Zoe

C Plant Sparcol

A pleasure to deal with you, from start to finish, from first purchase to sale, many thanks.

Liz and Dave

A very professional and friendly service.  These people are a true pleasure to deal with, they take the time to come and out and price your boat, I'm amazed how quickly it sold!!  The competition should take note, Waterside Marine set the standard, Thank You. 

S Goddard

I was really happy with the service that was provided, very honest and professional, wouldn't hesitate to recommend and really happy with the resulting sale.


The service received was good and sales personnel very pleasant. One observation would be that; we were not offered a proof read of the sales details prior to the add going live.

R Shipp

The sale of the boat went very well and we were very happy with everything.  I would like to thank John very much for his service. Also we would like to thank Lynne very much for the past service we have had while on the moorings.

Maurice and Joy

Always very good, but this time even better. Sold and paid for in a week!

John H

Your performance was excellent, we would like to thank you for the kind of efficient service you provided.

John and Sally

Excellent service in every respect from all at Waterside! Thank you for your friendly and professional help.

P & J Munday

We have both bought and sold through Waterside and are always impressed by their friendly, professional service. We can not see how they can improve on what they do so well.

Barrie and Hazel

First class customer service, clear and sound advise on how to prepare the boat for sale. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, all combined with a very quick sale. I would definitely use Waterside Marine again.

M Fowler

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Don't change anything! Both John B and Lynne D are a real pleasure to work with, excellent facility, back up team, services and sales process, highly recommended.

Paul Yorke

I am very happy with the way the sale of my boat has been handled, friendly, professional at all times, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to other boaters. Thanks!

Mr Plane

We would like to thank John and Lynne for the excellent service in the speedy sale of our boat, in such a short space of time.

Pam and Chris

Can't fault Lynne and John for the way they handled the sale of our boat, very professional, would use Waterside again.


Extremely grateful for the expertise from John Butler and Lynne for being helpful and cheerful.

T Bacon

I can not fault the service provided by Waterside - they have been extremely helpful. Thank you very much!

J. G

Very Good Service Many Thanks.

Mr Aley

Thanks for excellent service, as you have given me before.

L Maddox

All went smoothly. Thanks to both of you.

Mr Carter

Good Service, very helpful. 

M B Ellis