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Boat type: Trad
Josephine is a very well maintained and cared for 45ft trad narrowboat, and is of a size that makes it ideal for holiday breaks and weekend get aways on our wonderful waterways. Launched in 1996, the boat is simply ready for you to pack a bag and go. The external paintwork is in fine condition, and the boat, built by Mike Heywood, has good lines as you might expect from this titan of the boat building industry who was one of the leading builders throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.
Internally this 45ft trad narrowboat boat is in equally good fettle, with the linings in oak finishes. It is a conventional layout, with doors from the well deck leading down into the saloon where there is a sofa bed, and a diesel stove for heating. The galley is beyond and open plan to the saloon. A short corridor leads off on the starboard side with the shower room accessed through a door. The wc is a modern cassette. The corridor then opens out into the bedroom, which has a permanent double berth which can be extended in width. Finally there is an aft cabin in which the engine, a 1.8 litre BMC unit marinised by Calcutt Boats, is installed.
Josephine has just been overplated on the sides by Roger Farrington at Braunston, a boatbuilder whose steelworking skills are regarded as among the finest on our waterways. This was commissioned after a survey revealed son pitting on the hull sides, so the craft now has a whole new lease of life for many years to come.
We strongly recommend early viewing of this boat, which represents excellent value for one in such great condition.