Perrydale Narrowboats are building a reputation as the premium name for bespoke luxury narrowboat builders
With a background in joinery working in the retail and pub trade, Dave Perry fitted out his first narrowboat almost 10 years ago with the intention of living on it. Before he had finished he was approached by someone wanting to buy it. 2 further boats were subsequently fitted out with the same result leading Dave to decide that it was time to make a living out of this boat fitting.
He favours fitting Vetus equipment as it provides a one stop solution for engine, electrics and other equipment ensuring that if there is a warranty claim this is promptly sorted as suppliers cannot begin arguing that the fault is with other equipment. However if clients favour alternative engine cum electrics solutions then again Dave is happy to advise and has worked with customers on total electric solutions.
Within the business Dave is supported by his wife Nicky who assists with sanding, painting, general works and also looking after the company’s social media pages. Specialist support is brought in via an electrical installer and wood turner to ensure the utmost professional finish.
Based at Ashwood Marina, on the staffs and Worcester canal mid way between Kidderminster and Wolverhampton, Perrydale’s sales representative is boat broker Sammy Rose. As well as heading Perrydale’s sales and marketing, Sammy undertakes initial client meetings and subsequently works with them to put together their proposed specification. Born and bred on the canal system, Sammy is able to give first hand feedback on what will and will not work for their cruising/liveaboard needs. As a broker for used boats she can also advise on what will and will not work when owners finally come to sell their boat on.
Sammy is a member of British Marine and in doing so follows their code of conduct regarding the selling approach, paperwork and also using a formal Client Trust Account. This means that customer’s scheduled payments are held in this account and only passed on to Perrydale on a weekly basis in line with completion of work and purchased materials. This ensures that if anything should happen to Perrydale, then client’s money is protected and the boat in its present state is immediately passed over to them.
Recreational Craft Directive.
The Recreational Craft Directive for all Perrydale Narrowboats is compiled by an independent surveyor to give customer’s peace of mind that when the first Boat Safety Inspection comes up there will be no issues between a builder’s interpretation of the rules and an examiner’s.