UNDER OFFER Reverse layout. Built from Marine grade aluminium in 10mm/10m/8mm plating, which should mean minimal maintenance, this narrow boat comes highly equipped and is thoroughly modern in style. The boat is powered by a 40hp 4 cylinder Kubota diesel unit marinised by Nannidiesel, transversely mounted in the bow and using a hydraulic drive system to run the propulsion, the 8kVA genset and a twin prop bowthruster. This means that at the steering position at the stern end, the engine is as good as inaudible. This narrow boat is gas free and has a built in hydraulically driven 8kVA genset to run the electric cooking and other appliances. Originally commissioned as a retirement live aboard by the first owners, the interior is thoughtfully planned with a light spacious feel to it. It is probably safe to say that you won't find another boat like it.
SOLD An opportunity has arisen to acquire a 1/3rd share in the tug style narrowboat Resolute, built in 2000 by Waterways Craft Guild Master Boatbuilder Graham Edgson of Norton Canes Boatbuilders and fitted out by Glynn Walker of GW Boats, Norton Canes. No mooring fees. £35 per month for maintenance, licence etc. No other costs unless there is an exceptional item, which would be by mutual agreement. Resolute is currently used as a demonstrator by Norton Canes. Resolute is a very traditional boat, which was inspired by the flowing lines of Yarwoods-built Fellows Morton and Clayton Joshers. Resolute has an 8ft long tug deck, the underside of which is used as a storage area and also has a 4’6” wide bed, which pulls out into the saloon area. The main access into the boat is from both port and starboard side hatches that enter into the galley area. There are units either side of the galley, which has a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill and a 230v fridge.
The Fox is a 40ft semi trad built in 1980. There is a September 2008 hull survey by Trevor Whitling available. The builder is not known, but the boat has good lines and a fine bow as the photo top right shows. The interior is fitted out in pine t&g with painted sides below the gunnel, and is in neat and tidy condition. For a small boat there is decent space - a 10ft saloon with a solid fuel stove is at the forward end, followed by the open plan galley, which has a fridge, gas cooking and a Paloma gas fired instant water heater. The bathroom follows, which has a hip bath/shower unit and modern Thetford cassette wc. The aft cabin provides a permanent double berth and there is further sleeping on the double sofa bed in the saloon. A Lister LPWS 3 cylinder diesel provides the propulsion.
Andante is a 57’ traditional narrowboat built in 2003 by Hixon Narrowboat Services for the New Boat Company. Andante has a well deck which is covered by a cratch with a vinyl cover and glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance is from the well deck into the saloon. The saloon is a large area with a fixed L-shaped dinette with demountable table and the dinette converts to an additional double berth. The lounge also has enough space to have free standing furniture. It is heated by a multi fuel Morso Squirrel stove.
The galley is next to the saloon and the work tops are tiled, there is a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, and a 12v Lec fridge. On the starboard side of the galley is a set of side doors.
£45,950. 60ft Jonathan Wilson/Louis & Joshua/First Owner 2003. 2 berths - 6' 3" x 5' 0" king size cross double in own aft cabin. Tranquility is a boat with a shell from the highly regarded builder, Jonathan Wilson, and partly fitted out by Louis & Joshua. The first owner completed the task. The boat is designed for long term independent cruising and the couple who own it have done precisely that for the past 6 years, exploring most of the canals and navigable rivers of England and Wales. Fitted out in ash, and with 6ft 7in headroom, the boat has a light and spacious feel with a large saloon area. Although technically a traditional style narrow boat, the extra wide roof hatch at the stern effectively gives the feel of a semi trad. The boat is laid out conventionally, with the saloon followed by an open plan galley with a gas cooker, fridge and washing machine.
£69,500. 58ft Dave Thomas/Owner narrow beam Dutch barge. Arthur is a distinctive canal boat built in a Dutch Barge style by Dave Thomas of Braunston. Constructed with elegant yet durable lines – the base plate is 20mm thick – the boat was fitted out by the owners and completed in 2011. All the legal documentation has been completed and is supplied with the vessel. The interior fit out is in ash, with a combination of solid oak flooring in the saloon and bedroom, and slate tiles in the galley and bathroom. The feel is thoroughly modern, light and airy. The wheelhouse is collapsible and is immediately forward of the spacious open stern deck: ideal for socialising whilst cruising. Steps lead down from the wheelhouse into the galley and open plan saloon area.
2/4 berths (if sofa bed installed in saloon). Jack o’ Legs is a nearly new (2011) semi-traditional narrowboat, built by CNN Narrowboats and fitted out by the vendor. The boat has a conventional layout, starting with an open well deck at the fore end. Glazed doors lead into the saloon, which is large and with space to personalise it with your own furniture. The saloon is heating by a solid fuel Morso Squirrel Stove. The galley has cupboard units on both sides of the boat and is equipped with a fridge, 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill, microwave and there is plumbing for a washing machine to be fitted. Jack o’ Legs has a walk through bathroom which has a quadrant shower unit with a curved tray, Thetford /cassette toilet and a ceramic basin set into a vanity unit.
2 berth: permanent double in aft cabin. Etheldolidootoo is a BCN Motor Tug style boat, built by Orion Narrowboats in 1995. Ethel is a very traditionally styled boat on the exterior, having an 8’ft long recessed tug deck, which allows easy access to the saloon, the stern is also traitional with the aft doors being decorated with roses and castles. Ethel has a very large open plan saloon, which has free standing furniture and is headed by and oil fired stove. The boat has been fitted out throughout in Oak faced ply and floors are carpeted. The galley also has an open plan feel to it and has a 12v fridge, four ring gas hob, oven and grill. The bathroom leads on from the galley and has a Mansfield Traveler pump out toilet, a sink set into a cupboard unit and a 3/4 size bath with shower over. Ethel has an unusually large bedroom with a large wardrobe and a bed that extends out to the entire width of the boat.
SOLD Water Hog is a cruiser stern narrowboat, built in 1996 by Liverpool Boat Company and fitted out by Vardy Bros. Water Hog has an open well deck with a number of storage lockers, from the well deck we enter the saloon, which has a very light and airy feel, there are a number of fitted cupoard and shelving units. The rest of the furniture is freestanding and the area is heated by a central ly located Aarrow Becton Bunny solid fuel stove. The galley is ‘U’ shaped and has solid wood work surface. There is a 4 ring gas hob, oven and grill and a 12v Shoreline fridge. Next to the galley is a Pullman dinette which also makes up into an extra double berth.
£104,950. 70ft RW Davis & Son Northwich Trader narrow boat for sale. 2009.
RW Davis's Northwich Trader tugs are among the most distinctive narrowboats built in the last 20 years. The hull is based on original drawings while the topsides have wonderful detail including in excess of 1000 replica rivets. Add to this a main cabin fit out by William Piper, who won the Crick Show best boat twice in the last three years, and you have a highly impressive boat. Inside this unashamedly traditional craft sits a vintage Gardner 3LW just forward of the replica back cabin. The shell was supplied with the engine installed and the back cabin complete.
Loie Fuller is a fine example of the craftsmanship for which Braidbar have been famous for over the years. The original owner spared no expense when this boat was first commissioned in 2003. The Tim Tyler shell shell is highly detailed with scrolls in the cants and handrails, the baseplate is 15mm thick rather than the standard 10mm, and the interior joinery has an art deco theme running throughout. Everything is custom made: cupboards and units alike. A beautiful and functioning antique French stove nestles in the corner of the saloon. A three seater reclining leather sofa provides extremely relaxing and comfortable seating.
£110,000. 62ft Mel Davis/Richard Evans tug 2012. 2 berths (could be 4 with saloon sofa bed or air mattress) - 6' 2" x 5' 0" king size cross double in aft cabin. Wizard is spectacular tug based on a shell by the renowned Mel Davis. This boat has been fitted out by professional boatbuilder Richard Evans, originally for his own family use, but other commitments now mean that he is reluctantly selling the vessel. The steelwork is top class: a 12.5mm base plate, fine josher lines to the bow, detailed replica riveting and aft recessed panels. Both the stern and fore decks are scribed to look like planking. The high standard of fit out has to seen: extensive use of solid woods throughout and a fantastic attention to quality and detail.
REVERSE LAYOUTTakey Tezey is a delightful floating home which the owners frequently cruise as well. Measuring 55ft x 10ft the boat provides excellent internal space and has been maintained in great condition by the present owners, who are now relocating abroad. ALL FIXTURES AND FITTINGS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SALE, so the boat is ready to move on to and go. Takey Tezey has all the mod cons you might find in a land based dwelling - wood floors, washer/dryer, well equipped galley with good sized gas cooker and a full height cabinet fridge freezer. A decent sized bathroom with a full size domestic shower unit add to the comforts and the bedroom has excellent storage - 3 chests of drawers and a large wardrobe unit plus further bedside units.
Resolution is a traditional narrowboat, which was built in 1998 by Jonathan Wilson and fitted by S&D Boatbuilders. Resolution has a well deck covered by a canvas cratch cover, and a hardwood framed deck board with glazed inserts. The main entrance to the saloon is via the well deck, the saloon is a large space with free standing furniture, it is heated by a Torgem multi fuel stove, the diesel Eberspächer central heating boiler provides heating to the rest of the boat. Between the saloon and the galley is a Pullman dinette which converts to a double bed, there is a set of starboard side doors which open onto the dinette area.
REVERSE LAYOUT Isadora is a 58ft semi traditional narrowboat built in 2007 by Narrowcraft. It has been well-maintained and is a good example of a modern well-appointed narrow boat in the popular semi-traditional style. The main entrance of Isadora is via the aft doors, there are steps down into the saloon area, which has curved cupboard units, free standing seating and an L-shaped dinette with a demountable table. The dinette converts into an additional double berth.
Patience is a beautifully fitted and extremely well maintained narrowboat, which was built in 2004 by Stenson and fitted by Stephen Goldsbrough. Patience is a boat which has had high quality fixtures and fittings used throughout. The walls, hull sides and ceiling are all lined in American light oak and the flooring is English oak through the length of the boat. The galley work surfaces and wetroom are finished in moulded Corian. Externally the boat is a semi traditional stern protected by a canvas tonneau cover. The forward well deck is similarly protected by a canvas cratch cover, which has a wooden glazed deck board.
UNDER OFFER 57ft Heyford Wharf/JL Pinder cruiser stern. 2010. £49,950. Corsham is a cruiser stern narrowboat built in 2010 by JL Pinder and fitted out by Heyford Wharf. The boat was in the Oxfordshire Narrowboats' hire fleet for 3 seasons and has been partly refitted and fully repainted by the company for private use. Corsham's well deck is covered by a vinyl cratch cover and has a glazed hardwood deck board. There is seating in the cratch area and storage in the bow locker. From the well deck we enter the lounge, which has a bulkhead and door separating it from the rest of the boat. The saloon has space for freestanding furniture and is heated by a Boatman stove. There is a corridor connecting the lounge to the galley.
There’s no denying that if you want to live in comfort on our waterways then you would have to go some way to find a better appointed boat than this.Just over two years old (December2010) and little used, the boat is currently based on the Gloucester and Sharpness canal, but could be readily sailed via the Kennet and Avon Canal to the Thames and the Grand Union Canal. Or you could take it anywhere on the European waterways. The steelwork commissioned by British company Viking Canal Boats is Polish and fabricated to a good standard,whilst the interior fit out is an excellent standard of carpentry.
UNDER OFFER Caravelle is a traditional stern Narrowboat, built by SM Hudson Boatbuilders. The boat has SM Hudson’s distinctive bow and classic lines that have made these craft so highly sought after over the years. The saloon is entered from the shallow well deck, and has L-shaped seating with a demountable table. The seating converts to an extra double berth. The saloon is heated by a Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove. The galley is ‘U’ shaped and has a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill and a 12v fridge. A set of starboard side doors open into the galley.
SOLD 4 berths: Permanent double in forward cabin; sofa bed double in saloon. Beulah May is a 57ft cruiser stern narrowboat which was built in 2008 by Mike Christian and fitted out by Canalcraft of Dobson’s Wharf. Beulah May has a ‘reverse layout’, which has the main entrance at the stern of the boat, into the galley area. The boat has a large galley which is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill and a 12v shoreline fridge. The galley also has a lift up table and stool seating to form a breakfast bar, or work top extension. A washing machine is fitted under the work tops. The saloon is open plan to the galley and has a free standing sofa bed and is heated by a Villager multi fuel stove.
Lottie is a little used traditional narrowboat based on a good quality shell from the G&J Reeves yard. The first owner is a professional with considerable boat experience who worked for many years at the Concoform hire fleet yard in Weedon, Northants. The present owners bought the boat through Rugby Boats last year but a sudden change of circumstances obliges them to part company with it. Designed primarily as a boat for long term living aboard, the equipment is of a high standard, as the photos and video reveal. A rebuilt Lister JP3 graces the engine room, and is coupled to a hydraulic drive system. All mod cons are fitted: Webasto central heating, washing machine, a galley equipped with appliances such as a cabinet fridge freezer and microwave.
Carpe Diem is a 60ft traditional narrowboat, built in 1999 by Reeves and fitted by Reading Marine, who were a top ranking builder for a number of years until they closed their doors in 2009. Carpe Diem’s well deck area is covered by a Vinyl cratch cover and has a glazed deck board; the boat is entered via a door on the port side, which enters into the saloon. The saloon has fixed L-shaped seating, which can be used as a single berth, the oak engineered flooring in the saloon is present through out the boat, as is the lift out windows. The saloon is heated by a Bubble diesel stove, which has a green enamel cast door.
4 berths: 6' 3" x 4' 0" double in bedroom cabin; double on Pullman dinette in centre cabin. Me & Dora is a traditional narrowboat, built in 2007 by Stuart Hodges and fitted out to a high standard by the owner. As a friend of mine would say, this boat is "proper". The hull features s-shaped 14ft long swims for superior handling. The boat has an open well deck with storage lockers that double as seating, in the bow area there is also a forecabin, which is used as storage. The stern has taff rail seating. On entering the boat through the front entrance, steps into the saloon double up as storage, the saloon has free standing furniture and the area is heated by a bubble solid fuel corner stove, the stove has a back boiler that heats the rest of the boat. There is another entrance into the saloon, this is via a port side hatch, the steps down again double up into storage.
SOLD 70ft Evans & Son traditional narrow boat for sale. 2003.Wibs is a highly traditional craft, which was built in 1999 and fitted professionally. Externally the hull has replica rivets to the bow and stern, there is a forecabin at the bow, which is currently used as storage and contains a washing machine and chiller. The well deck is is covered with a canvas cratch, which has decorative ropework and the deck board is decorated in the traditional style. Wibs has a pigeon box, fitted with ports, which has been decorated by Ron Hough of Braunston, who is well known for being the last Nursers apprentice (wooden boatbuilders based at Braunston bottom lock on the Grand Union Canal). Ron's work can also be seen in the back cabin and the aft doors. The interior of Wibs is very spacious. The saloon has free standing furniture and the galley has all gas cooking appliances along with a fridge and washing machine. In the bathroom there is a 3/4 size bath with shower over and a pumpout toilet and the main bedroom is large and spacious with lots of storage space.