pillings lock boatyard and services

slipway services and more

The Marina Office is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, except Wednesdays on which we close at 1:30pm. Weekend opening hours are from 10.00am to 4.00pm. We close the marina office Sundays during December, January and February.

Clean Sailing Ltd has been the operator of our workshop facilities since 2013. This reputable local company is a Vetus authorised dealer and brings a wealth of experience in engine servicing, heating systems and full "stem to stern" boat painting, including any decal work.

Pump-Out & Diesel available Self Service by Token/Debit card. To book a service or slipway use at Pilling’s Lock Marina call the Marina office on 01509 620 990 or visit our contact us page now. All Prices inc. VAT unless otherwise stated.

Boatyard Slipway Services


£16 inc. VAT (£14 inc VAT to our Berth Holders)

Tokens available from the Marina Office and cafe.

Self Service Pump-Out is available 365 days per year & is a 4 minute timed unit.

Red Diesel

Manned pump only available during Office hours.


Pay as you go supply on moorings. All Electricity Top-up cards on-site at Pilling's Lock Marina must be purchased from the Pilling's Lock Marina Office only. If you cannot get to the office, we can top your meter up for you. A minimum £20.00 top-up is required with the card payment taken over the phone at the time of purchase.

From 1st April 2017 Electricity is charged at 13.5ppkwh with an additional standing charge of 7.5ppkwh including the relevant taxes. (reusable smartcard meters carry a discount of 1ppkwh).

Berth Holders can buy £50.00 of cards for just £45.00 if paying at the office – receiving a 10% discount as this reduces our handing costs if you buy in bulk. Emergency Cards are available from the Cafe in £10 units only.

Electrician Services - we have a fully qualified in-house Electrician who is also keeps his boat here so please contact us for any work that you may need on 01509 620990.


The office now has a stock of Kingfisher yacht ropes as well as loo blue, oil, filters, fittings, Calor gas, coal, lighters & kindling, anodes, chimney accessories, fenders, bilge-pumps, electrical connectors plus many other items. Please call us if you need anything.

Road Transport

For Road Transport of your vessel we would recommend the following businesses.

MJT 07970 986 497 (All large vessels & includes mobile crane)
Pilling's Boat Trailers 07747 047740 (All GRP boats up to 26ft/ 2.75 Tonnes & very competitive rates)

Boat Safety Certificates and Surveys

from £120
Basic Surveys with written reports and valuations
from £250
Full Survey and BSSC

Marine Engineering, Boat Repairs & Refits

We have agreements in place for coordinating Marine Engineering work with Clean Sailing and Soar Mechanical Services – both these companies are tried and tested by our clients and have many years experience in all areas of Marine Engineering.

  • Clean Sailing operate our workshop Franchise – Tel: 01509 416674 Email: [email protected]
  • Gary Bailey now operates Soar Mechanical – Tel: 07962 024092
  • Marine Engineering Services Ltd - Tel: 07887 836754

Boat Safety Certificates and Gas Installations

We recommend Rick Tropman. For further details call him on 07887 836754.

Boat Upholstery & Cushions

We have a new local contact for this type of work and he has worked with a few of our customers already. Philip Marshall in Barrow upon Soar 01509 620100 / 07854 809411.

Boat Covers & Canopies

Tops Covers (Chris King) Telephone: 01509 815581 tops-tarpaulins.co.uk.

Boat Builders - Bespoke Narrowboat Fitters

  • Tristar Boats

    Tristar Boats provide a bespoke Widebeam, Dutch Barge and Narrowboat fitting service from another local Boatyard and build to a very high standard.

    web: tristarboatslimited.weebly.com/ tel: 07976097042

  • Soar Valley Boats

    Steel Shell Building - Narrow & Widebeam – Soar Valley Boats have built several boats for us to date and provide a bespoke steelwork service to the highest quality and with many years experience of inland waterways craft manufacture.

    web: soarvalleysteelboats.co.uk

  • Local Boatbuilders

    Other small local Boatbuilders operate from Pilling’s Lock on a smaller scale. Call us for more details.

    tel: 01509 620990

Boat Insurance with GJW

Whether you're looking to insure a Yacht, a Narrowboat or a Dinghy they have a boat insurance policy to meet your precise needs. GJW Direct are one of the UK's largest direct boat insurers, which means that when you insure your boat with them you can be confident you're dealing with specialists. gjwdirect.co.uk/.