Coronavirus Update

During this difficult time, we are attempting to operate as best we can while keeping our customers and staff as safe as possible. This information was last updated on 20th August 2020.

Update - 2020/21 Winter Boat Storage Booking now OPEN - Limited Spaces Remaining

We are pleased to say that our 2020/21 Boat Winter Storage is now open for booking. To book in with us please call 01491 652 085 or call in to see us. We provide full boat winter services and for more information visit our Boat Winter Storage page.

We do not know how Covid-19 may impact our daily life in the Winter months however we are hopeful of proceeding as we usually do when it comes to pulling your boat out of the water for storage and maintenance. We have however recently been notified by the Environment Agency of the proposed lock closures so we are aiming to have all boats with us and out of the water by early November; proposed Lock Closures are:

Upstream of Sheridan Marine:

  • Abingdon Lock - 2nd November 2020 - 19th March 2021: Replacing Lock gates and further maintenance.
  • Day's Lock - 2nd November 2020 - 19th March 2021: Reconstruction of tail laybys.

Downstream of Sheridan Marine:

  • Cookham Lock - 2nd November 2020 - 19th March 2021: Refurbishing tail gate cill, lock side, & head laybys.
  • Molesey Lock - 2nd November 2020 - 19th March 2021: Replacing lock gates and refurbishments

Welcome aboard Sheridan Marine - We're OPEN for Shopping!

We are pleased to say that we have implementied our new summer operations which includes the opening of the shop with a 'Front-of-house Service Counter' for shopping with us complete with clear screen protection, staff PPE, and increased cleaning procedures. This is in addition to our online & telephone ordering service for delivery to your door, or utilising our popular pre-order 'Contact-free Collection Point'.

Ordering Online & by Telephone - OPEN

Currently, we are operating as usual with good stocks and there are no current issues with our supply chain, or delivery couriers; although slight delays in the delivery network may occur due to higher than usual demand and orders may be slightly delayed due to changes to operations and social distancing measures.

To help navigate through this situation safely our telephone lines will be open between 10 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday when possible. Alternatively, please email us at with your contact details and query and we will endeavour to contact you.

Our River Thames Shop - OPEN

We are now welcoming shop visitors to our new 'Front-of-house Service Counter' for shopping. This complements our popular 'Contact-free Collection Point' process for pre-orders. Shopping hours are currently Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Unfortunately you will not be able to enter into the shop at this stage, however we would like to welcome you by road and by river as the 'shopping moorings' are open too.

Please bear in mind that outdoor queues may be likely as shopping processes may take longer due to staff social distancing measures in place; it might be an idea to bring your umbrella!

We do strongly recommend pre-ordering and utilising our 'Collection' service so we have more time to prepare your order. We also ask that payments are made by card where possible as cash payments may take longer to process due to further hygiene processes.

To utilise our 'Collection' service you can either order online and select 'Collection' at the basket stage and await your 'Your Order is Ready for Collection' email from us. Alternatively, call us on 01491 652085 where we will be happy to help. We are also still able to ship parts directly to you via our courier networks.

The Boatyard, Workshop & Customers with Boats Stored & Moored with us

The boatyard and workshop is open and we are taking bookings for work, upgrades and major projects. We can undertake most works from engine servicing, boat bottom antifouling, full renovations, and more. Either call or email us to discuss your projects with us and to book in.

We very much welcome mooring holders and wish to help you enjoy your boat this Summer so please call us ahead of time if you wish to take your boat out or want to come to work on your boat. This will help us maintain a controllable amount of people on site to ensure good social distancing practice can be adhered to so you can enjoy your boat this summer.

Thank you for your understanding and support we look forward to seeing you all

Of course, it is a continually changing situation for all so we may need to implement further changes without notification. If you cannot enjoy your boat out on the water you could use this time to explore many of our digital resources including the Freeman Cruiser website, our popular Projects & Solutions parts catalogue, our Freeman Cruiser Projects & Solutions Mini Guides . Perhaps take a look at our stocked brands too and learn about their histories and get familiar with their offerings and love for boating!

Should you need to contact us you can call 01491652085. Please note that we are experiencing unprecedented call volumes and emails at this time so please be patient and we will endeavour to respond when practical.

We thank you for your continual support and wish you all the very best from the team at Sheridan Marine and we look forward to welcoming you all back when you are ready!