We are Pete Hatfield and Chris Gee, joint owners of PROFESSIONAL BOAT MOVERS. We have been keen boaters for several years and have between us travelled literally thousands of miles along our inland waterway system.
We are both shareholders in a narrowboat as well as having being volunteers, for a number of years, on the trip boats belonging to the Chesterfield Canal Trust. We are both holders of the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate (IWHC), the most widely recognised qualification for Britain's inland waterways.
Our qualifications and experience as RYA skippers and licensed trip boat skippers, we hope will go a long way to gaining your trust that we will look after your boat and deliver it carefully and safely to your chosen destination. We can also provide references if required.
In addition, we will bring with us everything needed for the journey, including rolls of plastic carpet protector and dust sheets so that your boat remains as unaffected as possible by our presence on board.
We will also carry out daily checks to your engine oil and coolant levels and to your stern gland and greaser. All checks and inspections made will be logged, a copy of which will be handed over to you or left on board. Please read our Terms and Conditions for full details.
Should anything go wrong with your boat, we will call out a local boat engineer or River Canal Rescue (RCR) for assistance if we are unable to fix the problem ourselves.
At the end of the journey, we top up your water tank, empty / pump out your toilet, sweep or vacuum the floors and aim to leave your boat as we found it.