• Boatyard Facilities
  • Brokerage
  • Electricity
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Parking
  • Recycling
  • Showers & Toilets
  • Water

Welcome to Wigrams Turn Marina

Wigrams Turn Marina has arguably the best inland marina location in the UK, in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. A marina in a rural setting next to a village with pubs, offering cruising routes in every possible direction, and within easy access of motorways.
If you are looking for an annual, seasonal or visitor marina mooring for your narrowboat from which to explore the Warwickshire ring canals as well as the Grand Union and Oxford Canals, Wigrams Turn is a popular mooring choice.
Cruising on the Grand Union and Oxford Canals
Situated near the village of Napton on the Hill, in Warwickshire, at the junction (Napton Junction) of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals, Wigrams Turn Marina offers 300 miles of cruising routes in every possible direction. 
Location, Location, Location
Only three locks away from sister marina Ventnor Marina and half a day from Braunston, perfect for boating on the Grand Union or Oxford Canals. Wigrams Turn Marina is 20 minutes drive from the M40, M42, M1 and M6. The nearest towns are Southam, Leamington Spa, Daventry and Rugby.
Inland marina with great facilities
Wigrams Turn is a popular and friendly live aboard marina with 226 pontoon berths for narrowboats and some wide beam berths.
Wigrams has great cruising options but all the facilities to make you want to stay put including an onsite shop; housekeeping and laundry facilities; sympathetically landscaped grounds; convenient parking; onsite fuel and pump out, onsite boat cleaning and engineering services; some limited camping facilities and an allotted dog walking area.
Secure Marina Moorings
Fully equipped with all the necessary narrowboat facilities as well as Harbourmasters living onsite offering that extra peace of mind to boat owners for a safe and secure marina. Our staff at Wigrams Turn really care about your boating safety and security needs. 
Marina Moorings for all boating needs

For narrowboat or wide beam boats, for liveaboards or weekend and holiday only boaters, for seasonal or overnight visitors, Wigrams Turn offers an ideal marina package of location, facilities, services and price. Wigrams Turn Marina is home to several syndicate and share boats (who take advantage of the cruising options, great facilities and onsite boat cleaning and engineering services) as well as a fleet of Black Prince Hire boats offering holiday and short breaks.

Click here for a price to berth your narrowboat or canal boat at Wigrams Turn.

.Plus once you are a Castle Marinas berth holder you and your boat can visit other marinas in the group for free. Such as closeby Ventnor MarinaAsk about our flexiberthing option.

Call us at Wigrams Turn Marina on 01926 817175

Arranging Your Visit To Wigrams Turn Marina

Wigrams Turn Marina has a friendly community feel and a great layout, but there is no substitute for experiencing something for yourselves, so If you would like to visit Wigrams Turn Marina we would love to show you around and explain our services and benefits. Click here to arrange a visit or book a visitor berth for your boat or call 01926 817175 

To help you further when making a decision about where to moor your boat on the inland waterways we have below listed the points that make Wigrams Turn Marina unique and the benefits those unique points bestow

Wigrams Turn Marina's unique features - Plus the benefits to boat owners 

  • Wigrams Turn is in a perfect location for exploring the Warwickshire ring canals as well as the Grand Union and Oxford Canals - 300 miles of cruising options so you won’t get bored
  • Wigrams Turn is only 20 minutes drive from the M40, M42, M1 and M6  - You can be on your boat and away from it all in no time
  • Popular liveaboard marina - Its easy to feel part of this welcoming and friendly community 
  • Onsite fuel and pump out, shop and laundry/housekeeping facilities - Your every possible need and convenience is catered for
  • Close proximity to Ventnor Marina - For a change of scene take advantage of Castle Marina’s Flexiberthing scheme
  • Friendly and helpful onsite staff  - Peace of mind that there is always someone contactable onsite
  • As part of the Castle Marinas group, Wigrams Turn berth holders can visit other marinas in the group for free - added value from your berthing fees

Boat Sales at Wigrams Turn Marina

Boat Sales at Wigrams Turn Marina is operated by Great Haywood Boat Sales.
If you would like to view a list of all boats currently for sale or would like further information please click here
or telephone 01889 881960

  • Chris Wray
  • Steve Chapman
  • Roger Blick
    Marina Maintenance
  • Karen Hughes
    Assistant Marina Manager
    Assistant Manager Karen made a life changing decision 4 years ago, selling her house and moving with husband Frank and Jessie the dog to a 62 foot semi trad narrow boat, without even setting foot on a canal boat before! Mooring at Overwater Marina for the last 4 years – they are both ‘hooked’ and Karen’s role as Assistant Manager combines her love of canal and boats with her experience of office management, customer service and administration. Karen has previous experience in customer service and administration with Mars and the National Health Service.
    When asked her initial thoughts regarding Wigrams Turn and Ventnor she said…
    ‘I am so lucky that I have been able to find what I think is the perfect combination of hobby meets work, Wigrams is a great place to be and work and Ventnor is the most beautiful setting in the Warwickshire countryside with access to so many fantastic waterway possibilities.’
  • Lee Cooper-Blair
    Marina Manager
    As a teenager Lee worked for the Black Prince Fleet at Napton Marina then went on to study Engineering at University, followed by jobs with Massey Ferguson and Calor Gas where she met husband Dave, the affinity with Canals continued as they live in the local village and regularly walk dog Phoebe on the towpaths, helping out with locks. Lee’s more recent career moved into the field of Business Consultancy and trouble shooting for small businesses. Qualified as a Business Coach, Trainer, HR Manager. Lee came back into the Marina environment 18 months ago providing some admin support in the Wigrams office part time and jumped at the opportunity to go on to apply for the Managers position. Lees own words it’s a case of “business consultant stops advising and starts doing”.
    When asked her initial thoughts regarding Wigrams Turn and Ventnor she said "I love the marinas, their positions are perfect as there are so many cruising routes to take from both marinas. Plus having your car so close to you boat is an added bonus especially at Ventnor, it’s really not difficult to see why there are so many long term moorers at both marinas”
  • Lol Harrison
    Part Time Harbourmaster
  • Alan Lush
    Senior Engineer
  • Tina Caitlin
    Senior Housekeeper

    Housekeeper Tina spent nearly 13 years in the armed forces, serving in Iraq, Canada and Europe. She started as a casual worker at Wigrams Turn and has worked her way up to Senior Housekeeper. In her spare time she enjoys going to the cinema, cooking and travelling.         

  • Pam Ruck

    Pam has vast experience in accounts having worked in various roles, including 10 years at TLC Childcare Nurseries and 10 years at the Marking Company in Leamington. She currently works across both Wigrams Turn and Ventnor Marina. In her spare time she works as a personal councellor and is interested in sewing, gardening, card making and cake decorating. 

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Wigrams Turn Marina 
Shuckburgh Road
Napton on the Hill
CV47 8NL


Narrowboat Holidays with Castle Marinas

Castle marinas operates five marinas on the UK's inland waterways network including some of the UK's leading inland marinas catering for all types of narrowboats and river cruisers. From our base at Wigrams Turn Marina, we also run a Black Prince hire fleet of some 15 narrowboats, ideal for holidays of all types.

Black Prince Holidays offer award winning luxury narrowboat holidays from 9 locations across the UK, including Wigrams Turn Marina. All narrowboats have full central heating, 240v electric, Freeview,DVD and mobile WiFi, making the Black Prince Holidays fleet one the best equipped on the canal system.

Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Wigrams Turn in Napton is a base that offers a starting point for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic and experienced, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Trips of beauty and interest can also be achieved, including Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Snarestone, or a visit to the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, depending on the number of locks you wish to negotiate.

Visit the Black Prince Holidays website for more details including special offers canal boat holidays.



Come and join in the Treasure Hunt at Ventnor Marina
On Saturday 14th March Ventnor marina is holding an Open Day from 10.00 through to 4.00pm, where there will be an opportunity to walk round the marina and facilities with a member of our Marina Service Team and or participate in a canal and marina themed treasure hunt (with prizes).
If you would like to bring your boat in for the evening this will be free of charge as a promotion night for you (subject to prior booking and availability).
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April 2014

Win a weeks free berthing for your boat, canal boat or narrowboat with Castle Marinas Ltd

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Castle Marinas are happy to announce that from January all our inland and coastal marinas will now be able to use our free Wifi service. 

Easy communication is an important part of modern life and that goes for the boating community too. 

You can now instantly access information on tides, weather and news from your boat mooring and we at Castle are delighted to be able to offer free coverage in every marina.

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Castle Marinas Limited pride ourselves on our extremely competitive berthing rates for both our marinas on the coast and inland. 

And to help even more with your boating costs we are delighted to announce a new loyalty bonus scheme for 2013/14 at selected marinas:

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Marina Facilities

All of our canal boat and narrowboat moorings are on fixed pontoons with courtesy lighting around the site, ample parking close to your boat and trolleys available for easy loading and unloading.

The marina is fully equipped with everything you would expect from a modern inland marina.

Electricity and water is available to the berths as well as toilets, showers and laundry, pump out and elsan disposal facilities.

Fuel, gas, coal and logs are also sold on site and we have an on-site engineer offering services, maintenance and boat safety certificates.

At Wigrams Turn Marina our primary function is to offer a safe, secure and enjoyable berthing environment. Wigrams Turn has an enviable location, great facilities and staff who really care about our customers boating needs.

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Boat Brokerage

The boat Sales at Wigrams Turn Marina are operated by Great Haywood Boat Sales.

If you would like to view a list of all boats currently for sale or would like further information please click here
or telephone Steve Andrews 01889 881960

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Marina Facilities

Marina Information

Wigrams Turn Marina, at the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals, was built and completed three years ago and has 226 canal boat or narrowboat moorings.

Wigrams Turn is probably the best inland mooring site in the country. At a canal junction choices abound going North, South, East or West. This inland marina is within 20 minutes drive of the M40, M42, M1 and M6.

  • 226 Berths
  • Water and Electricity
  • On-Site residential caretaker
  • On-site Engineering workshop

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Oxford and Grand Union Canal

Wigrams Turn Marina is an inland narrowboat marina based on the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals.

Oxford Canal

The Oxford canal continues through 77 miles of picturesque scenery from Oxford to Coventry. The Oxford Canal has escaped large-scale development and few towns have sprung up on its banks. The southern section is particularly charming and remains largely unaltered.

Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal with 137 mile main land with branches to towns along the way is the trunk route of Britain's canal network linking from London, through the Chilterns with Birmingham via the longest single canal in Britian.

As the main line from London to the Midlands the canal was once one of the busiest in the country. Now it offers a wide variety of landscapes, wildlife, buildings, architecture and historic craft for you to discover.

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Flexi Berthing

A flexible approach to an annual mooring. Customers of our five inland marinas can moor in any of those marinas providing space is available.

We adjust what you pay in line with the tariff applicable to each marina for the time you spend there.

Click here to contact us for more information about marina berthing prices within the Castle Marinas Group

Terms and Conditions apply.

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