🔥 SUMMER BEE IS SOLD OUT 🔥

Take a look at the entry list: HERE!

Or buy a ticket to our latest Custom Boat Competition: HERE!

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You can also enter via the postal entry method

Meet Summer Bee!

Enter the PRIZE DRAW

WIN: a 56ft Narrowboat worth £80,000
LAST ENTRY:
22 May 2024 @ 9pm
LIVE DRAW: 23 May 2024 @ 9pm

💫 UPDATE: It’s a GUARANTEED DRAW! 💫

WIN: a 56ft Narrowboat worth £80,000
LAST ENTRY:
22 May 2024 @ 9pm
LIVE DRAW: 23 May 2024 @ 9pm

Competition closes in:

Grab your tickets to be in the draw!

Join the excitement!

A massive thank you to everyone who’s entered so far! Amazing to see your wonderful comments…

Enter the PRIZE DRAW

WIN: a 56ft Narrowboat worth £80,000
LAST ENTRY: 22 May 2024 @ 9pm
LIVE DRAW: 23 May 2024 @ 9pm

💫 UPDATE: It’s a GUARANTEED DRAW! 💫

Competition closes in:

Grab your tickets to be in the draw!

Join the excitement!

A massive thank you to everyone who’s entered so far! Amazing to see your wonderful comments…

Enter the PRIZE DRAW

WIN: a 56ft Narrowboat worth £80,000
LAST ENTRY: 22 May 2024 @ 9pm
LIVE DRAW: 23 May 2024 @ 9pm

Join the excitement!

Comments from current entrants:

Your chance to own a beautifully  unique 56ft narrowboat

Introducing Summer Bee, a true gem refurbished by Marwood Makes!

  • Off-the-grid simple lifestyle
  • Mortgage free
  • Live in nature

Financial freedom

Own your very own floating home with no rent or mortgage payments. The solar panels harness the sun’s power to reduce energy bills too!

Designed for living simply

From delightfully durable cork flooring to wonderfully hard-wearing ash kitchen worktops, a multi-fuel cast iron wood burning stove, and handcrafted birch woodwork throughout, Summer Bee offers you an amazing opportunity to live simply!

Thriving community

Join the friendly boating community of lovely like-minded people and say hello to your boaty neighbours. All while navigating the picturesque UK canal network.

Your chance to own a beautifully unique 56ft narrowboat

  • Off-the-grid simple lifestyle
  • Mortgage free
  • Live in nature

Financial freedom

Own your very own floating home with no rent or mortgage payments. The solar panels harness the sun’s power to reduce energy bills too!

Designed for living simply

From delightfully durable cork flooring to wonderfully hard-wearing ash kitchen worktops, a multi-fuel cast iron wood burning stove, and handcrafted birch woodwork throughout, Summer Bee offers you an amazing opportunity to live simply!

Thriving community

Join the friendly boating community of lovely like-minded people and say hello to your boaty neighbours. All while navigating the picturesque UK canal network.

Fancy winning a holiday on Dottie the Narrowboat worth £2,000?

Everything you need to enjoy life on the water!

Meet Summer Bee
Originally acquired with a touch of outdated charm, Summer Bee has undergone a transformative makeover and is now ready to be claimed by one lucky winner!

Having lived aboard 12 narrowboats with our young family for over 5 years, we’ve refined the essence of an ideal floating abode. From the resilient cork flooring to the enduring ash kitchen countertops, every detail has been meticulously crafted to offer unparalleled comfort and style.

Summer Bee’s compact 56ft frame allows passage through all locks across the UK canal network, ensuring seamless journeys along our scenic waterways. Dreaming of a simpler, off-grid lifestyle or longing for serene canal holidays? She provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, without breaking the bank.

But that’s not all! Mollie has thoughtfully curated a selection of soft furnishings, bedding, and crockery to complement Summer Bee’s interior, making the transition effortless for the lucky winner. And here’s the cherry on top – the winner of Summer Bee will have the opportunity to choose their preferred exterior color, adding a personal touch to make her truly feel like home.

Meet Summer Bee
Originally acquired with a touch of outdated charm, Summer Bee has undergone a transformative makeover and is now ready to be claimed by one lucky winner!

Having lived aboard 12 narrowboats with our young family for over 5 years, navigating the picturesque UK canal network, we’ve refined the essence of an ideal floating abode. From the resilient cork flooring to the enduring ash kitchen countertops, every detail has been meticulously crafted to offer unparalleled comfort and style.

Summer Bee’s compact 56ft frame allows passage through all locks across the UK canal network, ensuring seamless journeys along our scenic waterways. Dreaming of a simpler, off-grid lifestyle or longing for serene canal holidays?

Mollie has thoughtfully curated a selection of soft furnishings, bedding, and crockery to complement the interior, making the transition effortless for the lucky winner. And here’s the cherry on top – the winner will have the opportunity to choose their preferred exterior colour.

Specs & Mechanics
Check out all the technical specs and snap up some tickets before they all fly away!

Click here to view the full list of specs and mechanics

Boat specs

  • Birch ply
  • Ash worktops
  • Cork flooring
  • Painted with Farrow and Ball
  • Custom exterior colour chosen by the winner
  • Fully furnished
  • Webasto 5kw heater with radiators
  • 4.5 kw Arrow multi-fuel stove
  • 520-watt solar panel
  • Victron Mppt controller
  • Victron 3kw inverter
  • 240v sockets
  • 12v sockets
  • LED lighting
  • 12v shoreline fridge
  • LPG cooker and hob
  • 2x 16kg LPG tanks
  • 500l water tank
  • All Cruising equipment

Boat specs

  • 56ft narrowboat (2+ berth)
  • Hull built by Price and Fallows 2005
  • Steel thickness 10/6/4
  • Surveyed, Blacked and BSC 2024
  • Gas Safe Certificate 2024
  • Engine Izuzu 38bhp Serviced 2024
  • PRM hydraulic gearbox
  • Sprayfoam insulation
  • Custom exterior colour chosen by the winner

Hi! We’re Mollie & Jason!

  • We’re the founders of Marwood Makes Ltd, and have been transforming boats & campervans since 2018.
  • We’ve converted 14 narrowboats, a beautiful widebeam and 5 campervans.
  • Our work has been featured on TV (Better Homes & Gardens Australia) and in publications such as Waterways World and Circus Magazine.
  • And our flagship campervan Etta has been driven by Debbie McGee on Channel 5’s Million Pound Motorhomes!

Hi! We’re Mollie & Jason!

  • We’re the founders of Marwood Makes Ltd, and have been transforming boats & campervans since 2018.
  • We’ve converted 14 narrowboats, a beautiful widebeam and 5 campervans.
  • Our work has been featured on TV (Better Homes & Gardens Australia) and in publications such as Waterways World and Circus Magazine.
  • And our flagship campervan Etta has been driven by Debbie McGee on Channel 5’s Million Pound Motorhomes!

Peace of mind with our credentials

It’s imperative to us that our competitions are fair and transparent. We’ve therefore taken the following measures to ensure our competitions are appropriately run:

  • SOLICITOR APPROVED: Our website and terms & conditions have been reviewed by a third party solicitor who has confirmed we are running the competition in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations (e.g. The Gambling Act 2005 and Advertising Standards).
  • SECURE PAYMENT METHODS: We only accept major payment methods (Visa, Mastercard & Apple Pay) and we never see or store your card details.
  • REGISTERED UK COMPANY: We’re a UK incorporated limited company, available to view publicly on Companies House: Marwood Makes Limited (Company Number 14646168). Our Registered Office is 165 Holcombe Close, Bath, BA2 6UR.
  • TRACK RECORD: We’ve been making beautiful boats and campervans since 2018. All of our customers have been happy customers and some have even turned into trusted friends.
  • WE’RE FRIENDLY! We’re friendly people who have experienced the magic of living on the water for several years.

Delighted Customers

Kind words from our lovely customers, who have trusted Marwood Makes to create their dream home on the move!

“I’m so happy with Etta the van! I can tell she’s been made with love by people with experience of off-grid living. Amazing!”

Zoë & YelloEtta (Campervan)

“Down to every last detail, everything was perfect! Talent does not run short in this triumphant family of 5!”

Catherine & VaughnMyela (Narrowboat)

“We've LOVED every minute of it. Pharos has been amazing and she feels like home. Thanks again for our lovely boat!”

Charlotte & MattPharos (Narrowboat)

How it Works

1.

ENTER THE COMP: Select the number of entries you wish and answer the competition question to be in the prize draw. The more entries, the more chances to win!

2.

VIEW ENTRY LIST: After the closing date (22 May 2024 @ 9pm) the list of entrants with their ticket numbers will be published on the website.

3.

WATCH THE LIVE DRAW: Join us live on Instagram for the prize draw (23 May 2024 @ 9pm), where we’ll use a random number generator to choose the lucky winner and phone them LIVE on air. Will it be you?!

4.

THE PRIZE: Summer Bee a beautiful 56ft narrowboat. Plus, the winner will choose from various colour options for the exterior and collect their amazing new floating home ready for the summer!

Your Questions Answered

Does the boat come with a mooring?

A 1-year Canal & River Trust boat licence is included with the prize. This means you can moor the boat for FREE (on a continuous cruising basis) along any public stretch of the canals & rivers that the CRT manages. We will offer our knowledge and guidance to the winner as we’ve cruised the majority of the UK waterways network! We firmly believe that continuous cruising is the most fulfilling and exciting way to experience the boating lifestyle! Alternatively, there are plenty of long-term residential moorings available across the country to suit a range of budgets (and are generally much cheaper than rent!). These can be found at marinas, boatyards and in towns/cities, should the winner wish to take up a more permanent location.

Is the boat in the photos the one I will be winning?

Yes, Summer Bee has been completely refitted by us at Marwood Makes! But that’s not all, the thoughtfully curated selection of soft furnishings, bedding, and crockery comes with the prize too! And here’s the cherry on top – the winner of Summer Bee will have the opportunity to choose their preferred exterior color, adding a personal touch to make her truly feel like home.

Are we running the competition regardless of ticket sales?

We will declare a guaranteed draw once we have reached our minimum sales target. We work out this by the trajectory of sales instead of a set minimum number of orders. This means like our other successful competitions, we had declared a “Guaranteed draw” once we are happy. So far in the last year we have given away over £230,000 worth of prizes without ever needing to cancel a competition! In the unlikely event that we don’t sell enough tickets to cover the cost of the boat build, then we may need to cancel the competition. If we decide to do this, we will refund all ticket purchases (including payment fees) so there is absolutely no risk to you in taking part. We are however confident the competition will go ahead as planned, as we’ve had amazing feedback and support so far!

How will the winner be notified?

We will attempt to call the winner via phone on the live draw on Instagram and Facebook, failing that we will contact you via email. The lucky winner will have 7 days to respond.

What are my odds of winning?

The odds of winning the campervan with 1 ticket is 1 in 22,000. This increases to 1 in 4,400 with 4 tickets, or 1 in 1,100 if you have 20 tickets. To put this into perspective, these odds are 102 times higher than playing the lottery!

How many tickets are on sale?

The total amount of tickets on sale for the campervan competition is limited to 22,000.

How do I enter the competition?

The easiest way to enter the competition is to answer the simple competition question and buy tickets online. Entrants may also enter the competition using the free postal entry method.

How many tickets can I buy?

The number of entries is limited to 100 per person.

Why are you running this competition?

Having lived on boats for years, we have experienced the magic and freedom that liveaboard boating brings. We want more people to experience this magic, and we are running this competition so that one lucky winner can have a life-changing prize. Not only do they win their dream adventure home, but they will also experience the boating lifestyle that we are so passionate about! And with a portion of the ticket proceeds going to charity, we’re together helping a few more people too.

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to all residents of United Kingdom aged 18 and over.

Is the competition legit?

It sure is! It’s imperative to us that we run a fair and transparent competition. We’re a UK incorporated company, have thorough competition terms & conditions, we’ll publish all entrants names on our website, and the prize draw will be conducted LIVE on Instagram. We’ve even had a solicitor review our website to make sure we adhere to all relevant laws and regulations. Plus we’re super friendly and kind people! See our credentials for more info.

Will the closing date or draw be postponed?

The closing date or draw date will only be postponed in exceptional circumstances (as per our terms & conditions), but we are confident that the competition will take place on the current closing date. So see you for the LIVE draw on Instagram on 23 May 2024 @ 9pm!

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