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Princess Lily - 50ft x 10ft 1940 Dutch barge £77,500

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Princess Lily is a Dutch motor barge dating from the 1940s, and completely refitted in 2011 including a new engine. Like many Dutch vessels, the lines and the steelwork are superbly built. This boat apparently started life as a bunkering barge, delivering oil and fuel to ports from the Netherlands to Belgium and Northern France. The current layout makes a very comfortable home, with the wheelhouse proving the living room space, with steps down at either end leading to an office/utility room aft, and forward to the galley, then the wet room and finally in the bow a good sized bedroom.

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Wanderer - 60ft x 11ft 2013 Aqualine Henley £130,000

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Wanderer is a 60ft x 11ft widebeam in pristine condition. It is not yet two years old and is equipped to the highest of standards, including an upgrade to a 70hp engine, a 3kW inverter charger unit and a built in 5kW diesel generator. Wanderer is a reverse lay out with the saloon entered down steps fitted with mood LED lighting from the spacious cruiser stern deck. This is a substantial living space with plenty of room for freestanding furniture and a dining table if desired. At the far end, dividing the galley from the saloon, is a granite breakfast bar while the galley itself is fitted with plenty of cupboard and drawer space, and with integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The flooring, as with the shower room beyond, is laid with Amtico tiles.

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Hilhouse - 60ft Reading Marine semi trad 2002 £54,950

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UNDER OFFER Hilhouse is a 60ft semi traditional narrowboat, which was built in  2002 by G&J Reeves and fitted out by Reading Marine. Reading Marine were always considered to be at the high end of the luxury modern narrowboat market until they ceased building with the onset of the recession in 2008. Hilhouse has all the hallmarks of Reading Marine’s attractive and intricate joinery;  lots of curvaceous wood and every unit custom made. There is an excellent volume of storage in the boat with numerous drawers, cupboards and hanging wardrobe spaces. Starting with the saloon, there are two chairs that convert into two single or one guest double berth.

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Wessex - Impressive 70ft Les Allen tug 1979 £49,950

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Hull survey 2015 available. Wessex is a 70ft tug style narrow boat built by Les Allen of Oldbury in 1979, and fitted out in a style very much of its era giving the boat a wonderfully warm “boaty” feel. The Allens came from a long line of canal boat builders on the Birmingham Canal Navigations based at Valencia Wharf in Oldbury, Wessex was built for one of Britain’s leading silversmiths, Michael Lloyd, and several of his carvings are incorporated into the boat’s interior fit out. Wessex has a large raised tug deck beneath which there is a fresh water tank and plenty of storage space accessed through a hatch in the deck. The saloon is a good size and contains four freestanding wicker chairs and a large leather topped writing desk. A Bubble diesel stove provides heat both directly into the saloon and also through the rest of the boat via a large diameter copper pipe loop. The boat may be  all portholes, but they are of a large custom made diameter and provide a great deal of light, especially coupled with the sets of side doors in both saloon and galley.

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Probity - 60ft Delta Marine trad 2011 £79,950

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Probity is a 60ft traditional style narrowboat with a thoroughly modern fit out. Both the steelwork and the joinery is by Delta Marine Services, the Warwick based company who have been building boats there since 1984. Although completed in 2011, Probity had been Delta Marine’s show boat and little used before it was sold to the present owner in 2014. The useage has been very light and the boat has spent most of its time in a marina since then. In more recent years Delta Marine became noted for their modern widebeam barges, but their narrowboat building skills are still very much in evidence with this delightful and stylish high spec boat. The interior woodwork is a light and airy finish with a striking blend of bird’s eye maple and birchwood joinery.

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Kerryman - 44ft East West Marine cruiser stern 2011 - £42,500

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UNDER OFFER Kerryman is a cruiser stern narrowboat, which was built in 2011 by East West Marine. Kerryman has an open well deck, which has fold down bench seating either side of the open forward well deck. From here the saloon is entered through glazed hardwood double doors where there is ‘L’ shaped fixed fully upholstered seating. This serves as a large settee unit, a dinette with a removable table, and also converts to a guest double berth if required. The open plan ‘U’ shaped galley follows and is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill and a 12v fridge.

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Midsummer - 2002 55ft New Boat Co Kingfisher class £39,950

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SOLD Midsummer is a 55ft semi traditional narrowboat, which was built and fitted out in 2002 by Liverpool Boat company for the New Boat Company as part of their popular Kingfisher class. Midsummer has a well deck protected by a cratch cover. The saloon is entered from the well deck through hardwood double doors with glazed upper panels, where there is free standing seating and an Aarrow Becton Bunny multi fuel stove. There is a Pullman dinette with storage under which converts to a double bed. The galley is ‘U’ shaped, and is equipped with a Vanette 4-burner gas hob, oven and grill and a 12v Inlander fridge. Side doors open into the galley. Between the galley and the bathroom is a side corridor and there is a utility cupboard/wardrobe in this area.

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Daedalus - 66ft Roger Farrington tug 1993 £49,950

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Hull survey 2013 by Trevor Whitling available. 

Dædalus is a 66ft tug style narrow boat built by Roger Farrington in 1993, and fitted out to a good professional standard by the owner. Roger Farrington has long been considered to be in the upper echelons of narrow boat builders, and he is still producing his stylish traditional craft today at his yard in Braunston. Dædalus has a spacious tug deck beneath which there is a large fresh water tank and plenty of storage space accessed from inside the main cabin behind the steps down from the deck. The saloon is very spacious with free standing swivelling captain’s chairs and beyond them a two seater dinette. The saloon is heated by a compact Taylor’s diesel stove and there is also central heating throughout fired by a diesel Mikuni boiler. Despite being all portholes, which very much suit the style of the boat, there are side hatches and roof lights which throw a great deal of brightness into the interior.

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Cindy Babe - 26ft Sea Otter 1998

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SOLD Cindy Babe is a 26ft Sea Otter boat. Sea Otters made a name for themselves because the hulls are of all aluminium construction, rendering it rust free. In fact, the paintwork and any hull blacking is entirely unnecessary as they will not corrode in the way that steel does. It is also a lot lighter in weight, which is why Sea Otter gained fame from producing boats that were trailable. They have a unique ballast system which takes in water when the boat is put in and is automatically discharge when hauled out again. Cindy Babe has a cruiser stern, making this an ideal weekend and holiday boat. Steps lead down from the stern deck into a galley area, with a washroom off to one side.

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Sunset Song - 58ft Liverpool/Owner trad 2003 £49,950

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Sunset Song is a 58ft trad launched in 2003 with the shell built by Liverpool Boats. The fit out is by the first owner, a professional joiner who plainly put a lot of time and attention into the process. Extensive use of oak with an attractive panelled ceiling gives the boat a rich and solid feel. The saloon is a substantial size at around 18ft in length, offering all sorts of options for seating and guest sleeping arrangements. A multi fuel  Squirrel stove is installed on a hearth by the entrance doors and further heating is provided when required by a diesel central heating boiler running three radiators.

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Shirley Anne - 2009 widebeam barge £120,000

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UNDER OFFER Shirley Anne is a widebeam barge style boat equipped for comfort and ideal for cruising the wider waterways and estuaries, and also as a floating home. The steelwork was commissioned by the owner from J L Pinder & Son, and the owner undertook the fitting out which is to an impressively  high professional standard. The owner has fitted out boats for his own pleasure previously, and is about to embark on his next project. Starting from the bow end, wide double doors open from the well deck into a spacious saloon with sofa and chair, fitted carpeting and a number of elegant glass fronted built in cabinets.

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The Dog House - 60ft Bath Narrowboats semi trad £53,000

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SOLD The Dog House is a 60ft traditional narrowboat based on a Colecraft shell and fitted out by Bath Narrowboats to a high standard. Both Bath Narrowboats and Colecraft are very much in the high quality end of the canal boat market. The Dog House has a well deck protected by a cratch cover and has a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is from the well deck through double hardwood doors into the saloon. The saloon has freestanding upholstered swivel chairs and is heated by a Morso Squirrel multi fuel stove. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side which are fitted with attractive light coloured patterned granite work surfaces  A gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, and a microwave are installed, together with a 12v fridge and separate 12v freezer. Port and starboard side doors open into the galley, with the port side having steps built in under the gunwale.

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Leo - 60ft Aquarius/Orion tug style trad - £74,950

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Leo is a 60ft traditional tug style narrowboat, completed in December 2006 by Aquarius Narrowboats. The steelwork is by Orion Narrowboats whose distinctive and stylish shells are highly prized on the inland waterways. The internal joinery is an excellent example of the woodworkers art: everything is custom built and carefully planned. A saloon area of c. 17ft provides excellent space (a sofa bed could be installed here for guests if desired) and towards the galley is a fixed seating and dining area. The galley is open plan and has pleasing curves built into the work surface edges, following which there is a door through to the walk through bathroom area, which has a modern shower unit and a pump out wc installed.

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Malakarti - 57ft S M Hudson trad 2014 £125,000

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Malakarti is a 57ft trad and we believe is one of the last Steve Hudson boats to be fully completed at his yard before his untimely death last autumn, 2014. This boat is as new, with just 265 hours recorded. The owners are selling because of unexpected changes. so in effect the buyer of this boat is gaining a hefty discount from the new build price. The boat is a classic Hudson with the distinctive bow and hull lines and a number of extras, and is of a length that enables it to cruise the entire system. Internally there is a good size saloon in excess of 15ft in length, with an open plan galley beyond. This is fitted out with high quality equipment including Corian work tops. There is also a washing machine installed.

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November - 2007 70ft Narrowcraft semitrad £59,950

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UNDER OFFER November is a 70ft semi traditional stern Narrowboat which was built in 2007 by Narrowcraft. 

November has a well deck with a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by an acrylic cratch cover. The saloon is entered from the well deck and has freestanding seating. A multi fuel stove stands on a hearth in the corner by the cabin doors, and there is also an ‘L’ shaped dinette which converts to an additional double berth. An open plan ‘U’ shaped galley follows, equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill, a microwave and a 12v fridge. There is a side hatch on the starboard side and on the same side is a cupboard unit and a wine rack.

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Whirlwind - 48ft 2006 Peter Nicholls £44,950

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Whirlwind is a 48ft traditional tug style narrowboat, launched in 2006. It is the last narrowboat built by Peter Nicholls, who has a long history in canal boat building and was always regarded as one of the finest builders and fitters of luxury leisure narrow boats. Whirlwind is tug style and has a hull that lies low in the water giving it a sleek appearance as it glides along the canal. As with all Peter Nicholls boats, the  hull has good length swims which make it a delight to handle compared to many lesser quality craft.  Internally the boat has a number of Nicholls’ trademarks: in the fore end saloon is a take on a boatman’s cabin with a drop down table, only twice the width of a traditional one, together with a drop down double cross bed for occasional guests.

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Mais Oui - 47ft R&D trad 1998 £29,950

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SOLD Mais Oui is a 47ft traditional narrowboat built by R&D Fabrications and fitted out by the first owner to a decent standard. The fit out is old fashioned in a warm and comfortable way, rather like a cosy floating cottage. The use of Parana pine T&G to line the cabin sides and ceiling has matured over the years to rich reddish hue. This is a well cared for boat - the owners are only selling  because they have upgraded to a larger and considerably more expensive narrow boat after owning this for some time as their starter boat. And that's what this boat is ideal for; comfortable, well maintained, of easy to handle proportions and at a price level that if looked after, it should not really depreciate much in the near future. Starting at the bow, there is a zipped cratch cover over a well deck containing two side lockers and a crossways coal box against the forward bulkhead.

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Tebay - 52ft historic narrowboat £49,950

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UNDER OFFER Tebay is a former LMS station boat that was built in 1929 by WJ Yarwoods of Northwich. It was acquired by British Waterways and cut down to 35ft, and then it was purchased in 1987 by Kevin Whittle, a Kelvin engine expert who fully rebuilt and installed the current J3 diesel. Kevin took the boat to Tony Gregory of G.M Engineering, boatbuilders based in the Black Country, and had it converted to a 52ft  tug style narrow boat. The boat is now on the National Historic Ships Register, No. 2775. 

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Dream Chaser - 61ft 2010 high quality trad £79,950

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SOLD Dream Chaser is a 61ft traditional narrowboat which is fitted out to a high standard with quality joinery, and equipment, and plenty of storage making this a stylish and distinctive long term or live aboard craft.  It was built in 2010 by Mike Christian and fitted out by Dream Narrowboats, The boat was lengthened in 2013 by Fox Narrowboats from 57ft to 61ft to make a longer cabin area. Dream Chaser can be entered via steps that rough side doors on both sides of the steel cratch. This area has large glazed windows and freestanding seating. The main saloon is entered down a step and has freestanding seating and shelving units, and is heated by a Morso Squirrel multi fuel stove. There is also a Pullman dinette that converts to an additional double berth with storage under the seats.

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Denmark - 1992 40ft Stoke on Trent tug £29,950

Denmark - 1992 40ft Stoke on Trent tug  £34,950

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Denmark is a head-turning lovely little 40ft traditional tug style narrowboat which was built and fitted out by Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilding in 1992. Denmark has a long shallow well deck which has a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by a cratch cover. The main entrance is from the cratch area into the galley, which has units on both sides and is equipped with a 12v Fridgidare fridge and a Vanette gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill. The bathroom is located off a starboard side corridor and is a wet room with a basin set into a vanity unit, a tap/showerhead and a porta potti. The floor is a removable panel to reveal the shower tray underneath.

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Evenlode - 58ft Roger Farrington-Wharf House trad 2004 £58,995

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SOLD Evenlode is a traditional 58ft narrowboat, which was built in 2004 by the highly regarded Roger Farrington and fitted out by Wharf House Narrowboats. Evenlode’s main entrance is from the well deck which is covered by an acrylic cratch cover and has a glazed wooden deck board and seating with storage under. From here hardwood double doors lead down into the saloon where there is freestanding seating and a drop down dining table. A Bubble multi fuel corner stove rests on a tiled hearth in the corner. The galley has an ‘L’ shaped unit on the port side and a smaller unit on the starboard where there are also side doors which open out to bring in extra light. The galley is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill and there is a washing machine.

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Isadora - 1992 30ft tug in fine fettle £23,995

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SOLD Isadora is a delightful 30ft tug which was built in 1992 by Mike Haywood. The current owner has had the boat extensively refurbished and both the  interior and exterior are in excellent condition. The main entrance to the cabin is from the stern which is fitted with two taff rail seats. The stern cabin doors are traditionally decorated with roses and castles, painted by canal artist, Terence Edgar who runs classes on the skills at Stoke Bruerne. The engine room is entered from the stern, a single cylinder 10hp Sabb is located under the floors, and the engine room is also used for the storage of cruising equipment.

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Lily Maud - 60ft Stowe Hill Marine trad 1992 £39,500

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SOLD Lily Maud is a 60ft traditional narrowboat, built and fitted out in 1992 by Stowe Hill Marine. The boat has the distinctive and instantly recognisable lines that Stowe Hill were well known for, and internally the superb woodwork of Pete Hill, the builder. Lily Maud has a well deck with zipped cratch cover fitted. There is also a diesel tank fitted across the forward bulkhead which provides a supply for the saloon stove. Hardwood double doors lead from the well deck into the saloon which has a long L-shaped settee built in. The joinery is instantly striking; all hand crafted using sapele finishes throughout. There are plenty of built in cupboards and drawers in the boat offering extensive storage.

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Ocelot - 56ft S M Hudson trad 2000 £39,950

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REDUCED Ocelot is a 56ft traditional narrowboat, built in 2000 by S M Hudson and fitted out by the first owner. Hudson boats are widely admired and have a substantial fan base. This particular one comes with a 15mm plate forming the base of this distinctive craft. Ocelot has an open well deck with a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is via the well deck and leads to the saloon, where there is freestanding seating and a multi fuel stove with a port side door opening into the saloon. The galley is ‘U’ shaped and is equipped with a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill and a 12v fridge.

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Ganny - 60ft 1996 Les Allen classic trad £54,950

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UNDER OFFER Ganny is a 60ft traditional narrowboat which was built in 1996 by Les Allen. Les Allen’s Oldbury yard was a part of the BCN back in the days of the working boats, and building continued there until 1997. The craft that were created there are distinctive and always highly sought after. They simply look right, because they are right. Ganny has a well deck covered by a cratch cover and a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is from the well deck into the saloon, which has freestanding seating and is heated by a solid fuel stove with a back boiler. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side. Fitted with laminate work surfaces, the galley is equipped with a Vanette gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill. There is also a 12v fridge.

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Bracken - 59ft 6in Shotbolt trad £47,500

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SOLD Bracken is a 59ft 6in traditional style narrowboat, launched in 2008. The steelwork is by John Shotbolt of Shotbolt Engineering, whose individual and stylish shells are something of a feature in the fenlands of East Anglia, where they are based. The fit out is by the owner. Bracken is a different layout in that the saloon is at the fore end with the bedroom next, separated by a low bulkhead as the photos and video show.  This was because they wished to keep it as open as possible and not feel penned in. It would be relatively simple job to add a full height bulkhead and divide the two areas off if desired.  The saloon area is a good size and is designed for freestanding seating. The aft end of the boat is on the reverse layout lines, with the galley liner either side of the cabin, and a split Pullman dinette area beyond, which also converts to two single berths. In the centre cabin is the shower room area which has a cassette toilet and a countertop basin. Designed for longer term cruising, the boat also has a washing machine and a powerful 3kW Victron inverter charger combi unit installed. A 40hp Barrus Shire Yanmar diesel provides the propulsion.

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Quisqualis - 2006 60ft Fernwood trad £64,950

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As you might expect from a craft built by Fernwood, Quisqualis is a stylish top end narrow boat fitted with a host of extras. The shell is by the highly regarded Tyler Wilson team, whose distinctive lines and high quality steelwork is renowned throughout the waterway fraternity. The fit out is typical of Fernwood’s highly detailed and distinctive joinery; no DIY store flat pack units in here, everything is custom built. Coupled with that is a high standard of electrical and appliance installation, a Fernwood speciality, ranging from a generator and powerful inverter, washer/drier, combi oven/microwave through to an electrically operated cross bed, which assembles at the push of a bedside button.

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The Window Cleaner - 58ft Dennis Cooper trad £44,950

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The Window Cleaner is a 58ft traditional narrowboat, which was built in 1992 by Dennis Cooper of Canal Transport Services. CTS were regarded as fabricators of high quality and the boats have excellent traditional lines to them, with long swims making them a joy to handle. The Window Cleaner has a well deck covered by a canvas cratch cover with clear inserts and a glazed wooden deck board. The entrance to the saloon is from the well deck. The saloon has bench seating which converts to a guest double berth. The saloon is heated by a Morso Squirrel multi fuel stove. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side and is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill, a fridge freezer and washing machine.

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Mystique - 70ft 2013 as new trad with Gardner 3LW - £79,950

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REDUCED Mystique is a traditional narrowboat with a very modern take which was built in 2013 by Starline. Mystique has a well deck with lockers that double up as seating. The area is covered by a cratch cover with clear inserts. The saloon is entered from the well deck and has a dinette which is part freestanding and can convert into an L shape settee. There is also space for freestanding seating. A set of side doors in the dinette area provides additional light and views. The galley has units on both sides and has a feature diesel fired Heritage range that runs central heating and provides hot water. There is also a microwave, 240v fridge, separate freezer and a Hoover washing machine.  There is a starboard set of side doors in the galley as well.

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Nomad Dream - 70ft Colecraft/Valley Cruises trad 2005 £74,995

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UNDER OFFER Nomad Dream is an immaculate 70ft Traditional Stern Narrowboat, which was built in 2005 by Colecraft and fitted out to an extremely high standard by Valley Cruises Boatbuilding. The hull has been designed with higher gunwales than usually seen on a narrowboat; this has been done to maximise the amount of available space inside the boat. The high gunwales and port holes in the cabin give the boat a truly traditional appearance. Nomad Dream has a well deck with a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by cratch cover with glazed inserts. The well deck leads through double wooden doors with glazed upper panels into the saloon, which is heated by a diesel fired Kabola stove and has freestanding seating. There is also a pair of steel doors on the entrance for additional security. In addition the boat is also heated by a Webasto diesel fired central heating system.