What our customers say

It was an emotional day today saying goodbye to the team at Swanley Bridge Marina who have worked so hard and around the clock to fit out the new Idle Women Arts Centre.They have put care and heart in to every detail and we are very grateful.Tomorrow the boat will be loaded on to a flat bed lorry and driven to Burnley where it will be put in to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.We are both terrified and over the moon.Look out for a flying boat tomorrow and thank you to everyone at Sweanley Bridge Marina.

Rachel Anderson, Idle Women (1st March 2016)


Great time, beautiful marina, countryside and villages, memories always.

Carter, Australia

Great friendly place, definitely stay again.

Geek, Warrington, Cheshire

Friendly, helpful staff, quiet and peaceful, thanks.

Wade, Ingleton, Yorkshire

Very friendly and helpful staff, beautifully clean facilities.


It is with great sadness that I will be leaving Swanley.  In my time at the marina, the staff, engineers and electricians have been nothing but curteous, informative and friendly.  Swanley will always be a part of me and I will always recommend to anyone who enquires.

Steve Hazell, Manchester

Just a quick note to say that the flue chimney and steel hearth made by Danny has now been installed by Eric.  It's a nice job and it should work great - much better than the old flue and hearth.

I'm grateful to Danny in particular for taking the time to fabricate these items and for doing such a good job - even though there was a lot of pressure of work in the yard with bigger jobs on at the time - it's very much appreciated.


We moored our 57' narrow boat at Swanley Bridge for four happy years.  the location is pretty and practical, being accessible both by car and boat.

Swanley Bridge Marina itself is well maintained, jetties are accessible (there's plenty of space to manoeuvre your boat) and facilities are modern.

The entire staff are ever helpful and professional.  we live in Surrey and have really appreciated knowing that long-distance issues could be sorted out.  The convenient Engineering and services on hand are both very knowledgable and efficient .... and do enjoy a challenge!!

Do pay the Marina a visit .... being near a farm is an entertainment in itself!!

Pamela Matthews

I would like to express my appreciation of the work done on 'The Lady Ysabell' by the on-site team.

My boat had engineering modifications, was sand-blasted all over and completely re-painted and decorated.  All the specialists who carried out the work were exceptionally knowledgeable, supremely competent, very efficient and extremely easy to work with.

Danny's engineering skills and knowledge were a godsend, the sand blasting team wouldn't leave until the job was right, and Sally and her painting team went beyond my expectations, while Martin's sign-writing is exactly what I wanted, though I didn't know that until he sketched it out.  Even the inevitable pride in their work and the extra efforts made to keep to the timetable were a rare experience and very much appreciated.  It was a pleasure to engage with such dedicated and professional people, and to experience the team-work they displayed.

I would like to thank them all, and would not hesitate to recommend their work to anyone.

Ken Cockburn, The Lady Ysabell

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