The Boat & Outboard Centre

About Us

The Boat And Outboard Centre are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction. If you have any suggestions or comments please email us using the link on the store page.

Who are we?

The Boat & Outboard Centre is part of a family owned and operated business established in 1974. The workshop was expanded when we acquired Martin Yates Marine in 2009, formerly based in Galgate, and moved the business to our new modern workshop & showroom at Bridge House Marina in Garstang, when the name was changed to The Boat and Outboard Centre and it became part of the Bridge House Marina group.

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The highly qualified & certificated engineers were retained and along with Bridge House Marina staff we now have boating & marina experience of a combined 160 years.

What we do

The Boat and Outboard Centre are now main dealers for; Honda outboards and generators, Mariner outboards, Mercury outboards, Tohatsu outboards, Motorguide outboards, Mercruiser inboards, Yanmar inboards, Shire inboards, Stephill generators Westport Marine boats, Honwave inflatable dinghies, Wetline inflatable dinghies and ribs. We also can supply new and used spares for all of the above makes as well as Yamaha, Evinrude and Suzuki. Which we are able to supply by mail order to anywhere within the UK, or you can order and collect in store. Also you can view our products in our new modern show room.

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This means our engineers can service or repair all of the above Outboard/Inboard engines and generators as well as most other Makes/Models.

The business also handles New and Used Boat Sales & Brokerage with a range of different classes of boats in stock including Fishing Boats, Yachts, and Cruisers, Narrow boats, Inflatables dinghies and Kayaks.

Our boat sales are of the highest standards and an expert is on hand to guide you through buying and selling. Click on 'Boats for Sale' for more information.

As you can see this means the Boat and Outboard Centre can offer a variety of services for the boat or yacht owner.

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The boat and out board centre is also online with our extensive, easy to use Web based catalogue. We strive to provide a range of quality products at an affordable price, most of which are available for immediate despatch.

We are constantly updating our product range so should you be unable to find a product to meet your requirements then please drop us an email and we will happily do our best to source it for you.

Opening Hours:

  1st March to 1st November 1st November to 1st March
Monday to Friday 9:00 till 17:30 9:00 till 17:30
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 9:00 till 16:30 10:30 till 15:00
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Our telephone lines are open for the same period*, all our advice is free, if we do not have an answer to your question or enquiry; we will endeavour to find you an answer as soon as possible. Click to view location & site.

*The engine spares desk closes at 12:00pm on Saturday and opens again on the first day of the working week.

The boat and outboard centre shares the site and is complimented by its sister company Chandlery World Marine Superstore. The chandlery stocks in excess of 10,000 product lines, which are also available on the web by visiting

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The parent company Bridge House Marina & Caravan Park has 160 moorings, 40 static holiday homes, 20 seasonal touring pitches and 25 touring pitches. The Marina has all the facilities the modern boater requires, including a mobile hoist (max capacity 20 tons / 60ft) for lifting narrow boats and cruisers alike either on or off lorries or out of the water into our DIY storage facilities either undercover or on hard standings, onsite engineers, chandlery and boat sales. Bridge House Marina is also a British Waterways Agent. For more information please visit