Your Helmsman

Moving boats on the inland waterways.

39 Melford Rd, London, E11 4PR Directions

Tel 07779 336726
   Now closed Open today 07:30 - 19:30

Why Choose Us?

Many Years Experience
Competitive Prices
Nationwide Coverage

Business overview

I can move your boat for you when you're not able to. I'm Reliable, Professional and Affordable, with a proven reputation and strong contacts around the waterways.

I'm a boat mover. I move boats using the Uk's inland waterways, the canals and rivers. Over the three years I've moved boats over 2400 miles, safely and professionally, to the thorough satisfaction of both private and brokerage based clients.

Your Helmsman is licensed by the Canal & River Trust and carries public liability insurance of £2M. I'll happily tackle short moves of less than a day, or moves that take several weeks to complete.

And if you require some coaching to help with steering your own boat I also offer a great package to boost your confidence in boat handling.

Photos

A picture of Giles Williams of Your Helmsman steering a clients boat out of Etruria Locks at the bottom of the Caldon Canal.

Prices

Boat Moving or Coaching
From £90 per day

Products & Services

Boat Transport

Helm Coaching

Reviews

Excellent service - punctual, professional and polite!

5
2 minutes ago
Giles was an excellent helmsman. We asked him to take our boat up the Thames, including the tidal crossing from Brentford, in time for our wedding.

He did this quickly and provided updates the whole way. He even bought a mop and bucket to give the boat an extra spruce up in time for the big day!
23 Jul 2022
Thank you James. I'm so glad for you!
23 Jul 2022
Thank you James. I'm so glad for you!
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Constructive and brilliant day

5
We were recommended Giles by the previous owner of our boat. We were able to get a course with him really quickly and we had an absolutely brilliant day with him. We found Giles to be friendly, super patient and very encouraging even when we made errors. He covered everything from boat and water safety, engine and other pre-cruise checks, the manoeuvring of the boat and locks amongst other areas. He goes through the RYA syllabus and is exceptionally knowledgeable. We were complete novices and felt so much more confident by the end of the exhausting but excellent day. Highly recommended and thank you for a super constructive and enjoyable day.
04 May 2022
Thank you Alyson.
04 May 2022
Thank you Alyson.
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Amazing, 5 star service

5
I'm completely new to boating and couldn't take the time off work to move the NB I just bout from Marlborough to my mooring in Uxbridge, so I reached out to him for availabilities and a quote.
Giles is an absolute pro and a gent! He's meticulously organised and planned the route to a T. Very responsive and great communication throughout the whole experience, updating me daily on the voyage. He took great care of my narrowboat and arrived within the week as planned.
I would highly recommend him to anyone needing their boat moved, and his website is really useful as his calendar is kept up to date so you can check his availabilities before reaching out.
Thank you Giles!
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Great Guy

5
I really liked the professional approach taken by this guy. He's no fly-by-night.
04 Oct 2020
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04 Oct 2020
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