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Purvis Marine

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Fab 50th trip

A massive thanks to Matt , who took 12 lovely ladies out on Saturday on the river . He was amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leann J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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An awesome time boating

After scouring the local marinas we decided to opt for Purvis marine. We were absolutely right to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
St Ives, United Kingdom
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We are a family run boat yard situated on the prettiest stretch of the river Great Ouse in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The boatyard has been hiring and repairing boats since 1946. We have a wide range of boats to hire by the day or by the hour, and...more
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Hartford Road | The Riverside Car Park, Huntingdon PE29 3RP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A massive thanks to Matt , who took 12 lovely ladies out on Saturday on the river . He was amazing & looked after us really well . Apart from some idiots not knowing how to act on the river . The day was perfect...More

Thank Leann J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After scouring the local marinas we decided to opt for Purvis marine. We were absolutely right to do so. The extensive knowledge, excellent customer service and thorough attention to detail shown, made for a fantastic trip. As novices, we were tentative to say the least,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We didn't hire a boat with these boys, we hired one with a local boating establishment. We met Matt at a local pub, 15 minutes from where we were due to return the boat. He quickly took us down a peg when he told us...More

2  Thank Yatesj2
Jill K, Managing Director at Purvis Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. As managing director of this company although you have not complained directly to us I have conducted a thorough investigation into this matter. After interviewing the qualified pilot in question, his passengers, and independent witnesses, we have concluded that the...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

Very easy to book a boat from here. We had a good safety briefing and short instruction on how to use the locks before leaving. Our boat was speed limited (as they all are) so we didn't have to worry about that. We had a...More

3  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had such a laugh on the Great Ouse having hired a boat from Purvis Marine. Great service, we had a mini training session before we set sail and one of the best days together as a family we have had in a long time.

4  Thank monkeychop5
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had some visitors over from South Wales and decided to take them for a trip on the river from Huntingdon up to St Ives and back. Its a great trip just a couple of locks to deal with - they were easy thanks to...More

4  Thank dudley s
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Last minute booking and what a fab day. Great owners who were really helpful in making sure you knew what you were doing. Lovely little boat for 6 so masses of room for the two of us to laze in the sun. Dog friendly and...More

2  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We have booked a day boat once or twice a year for the last 10 or so. The owners are really nice people, at times a little scary, like the dogs, but they genuinely want you to have a nice trip, a safe trip. Lots...More

2  Thank Des8935
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We hired Speedy. As there were 4 of us it worked out at only £25 each which was great value for money. It's best to hire the boat for a full day as there's no guarantee the boat will be returned in time if you're...More

1  Thank Emily K
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Purvis Marine people are wonderful, the instruction simple and clear, off we went in self-hire Speedy, downstream, 3 locks to lunch at Holywell Ferry Inn. Locks were easy as always in company with other boaters so help each other out. Leave plenty of time...More

2  Thank Sue F
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