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The Old Water Rat is a 1990 55’ reverse sytle cruiser stern narrowboat built in 1990 by Springer.
The current owner lives aboard very comfortably, however he is repatriating to Australia hence the sale.
The stern deck is large at 8’ and houses the Thorneycroft engine. The two gas bottles are in a locker on the port side.
Very easy access leads through a double glazed door into the galley. At 13’ long this offers plenty of storage and preparation space and in addition to the fridge and 4 burner gas hob, oven & grill there is also space, power and plumbing for a washing machine. The breakfast bar (with two hydraulic bar stools) is at the forward end of the galley with a TV / DVD combo over.
The spacious (13’6’) saloon follows. This offers lots of space and houses a fold down under-gunwale single bed, an armchair, a solid fuel stove (with towel rail alongside), a couch & a desk which folds up should the need arise.
On into the bathroom which houses the tiled and glass shower cubicle, the Thetford cassette loo (with spare cassette) and a good sized ceramic basin. The calorifier is in here.
The main bedroom is in the forward cabin. The bed itself is 6’ 2” long x 4’ wide and has another TV/DVD combo over. There is ample storage in here with a wardrobe at the aft end of the bed, drawers & storage under, shelves under the port side gunwale four drawers ajacent to the wardrobe & drawers under the exit steps. These steps lead onto the well deck which has bench lockers either side and the water tank in the forward locker.
She has been well looked after for a boat of her age; there was a hull survey in 2015 (available if viewing), 6 new anodes in 2015, she was blacked in Sep 2018, and a host of new equipment in 2017 including batteries, two bilge pumps, alternator, fuel pump, battery controller & solar controller.
On board 230v is from landline or the 1000w inverter, all the lighting on board is LED, there are 4 solar panels (believed to be 100w each) and hot water is from either the engine or immersion heater (when on landline).
All the windows are one way tinted.
55′ reverse style cruiser, 1990 Springer