The covered painting dock at Foxhangers is available for long-term let/lease.
Ideal for 1 or 2 people to run as their own independent boat painting business, it comes with the benefit of guaranteed full-time work between November and March if desired, painting the Foxhangers’ fleet of hire boats in their off-season, whilst providing seven months between April and October to take on private boat painting jobs.
The right candidates will need to have good painting experience, be organised, committed, physically fit and appreciate the hard preparation graft required before they can enjoy the craft of painting and refurbishing a boat’s exterior.
The landlord (Foxhangers Limited) operates the neighbouring boatyard, hire boat company and boat building business and has a full range of engineering and trades/skilled personnel available to complement boat painting. The nature of boat painting means this type of work is best suited to an owner operator who is not VAT registered and can manage the workload and their customers’ expectations in tandem. * Note, for the right candidate Foxhangers Limited would be prepared to offer employment via payroll.
There is high demand for painting of privately owned boats, with prices typically starting from £7,000 per boat this is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to build a business on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
The dimensions of the painting dock allow it to accommodate a 70-foot narrowboat with another 60-foot narrowboat alongside, it will also take a wide beam boat canal boat up to 70 feet.