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FEATURE BOAT -MAUDIE53ft 9in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: pull out double, 2 singles (can make double); shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Based in Stone on the Trent and Mersey Canal, experienced craftsman, Roger Fuller has built some of the finest traditional styled narrowboats afloat today. Meticulous attention to detail can be seen throughout Maudie, from the well crafted Josher style bow through to the subtle uplift of the hull and cabin at the rear, she just looks right. But here the beauty is not just skin deep, long swims fore and aft will ensure that she will glide effortlessly through the water. Unusually for a craft of this style with safety in mind, the owners specified raised handrails for security when walking the gunwales. Whilst the recently painted exterior may follow the lines of the working boats of the past, this REVERSE LAYOUT interior is no slave to tradition. Maudie was built in 2002 and has a Perkins 3HD46 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £64,950 Maudie photos and drawings

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SMOKIE59ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; shower, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. There are very few shell builders who can replicate the looks and lines of a traditional working boat, but amongst this select band the name Roger Farrington always seems to rise to the top. The exterior is obviously very traditional and carries a brand new paint job in British Waterways blue and yellow livery. The inside however is a completely different story, where luxury abounds, having been fitted out by the owner, a craftsman with an award winning boat building company. Solid oak and painted panels combine with Karndean flooring throughout to create a stunning interior. The engine room houses a powerful Beta JD3 engine. Smokie is guaranteed to attract many admiring glances, compliments or oohs and aahs where ever she travels. Built in 2012. Owners selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £99,950 Smokie phots and drawing

EMPTY WALLET65ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: 2 permanent singles (can make double), double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; 230V coal effect fire, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking with 2 grill/ovens, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V/230V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Where do you start in trying to sum up this rather splendid craft? Designed and built for the first owner to a very high standard and finished with sumptuous furnishings, all custom-made with the finest fabrics. No extravagance has been spared from the kingsize double bed (instead of the two single berths) to the ‘kingsize’ 95kgf bow thruster and 50hp Nanni diesel engine. The dinette is extendable to seat six people. Windows are double glazed, and there’s even a dressing room and an underfloor wine store! Shell by R&D Fabrications with a fit-out by Woodworks. Built in 2005.
Crick area - £74,950 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

YAVAS YAVAS69ft 10n trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, single bunk bed, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc carried; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator. With steelwork featuring fine lines by David Thomas and original interior joinery by Merlin Narrowboats with well crafted modifications over the years by Barry Hawkins and previous owners, you know that this boat is going to be from the top drawer of narrowboat building. Designed as a live aboard or long term cruising boat the full length offers extensive accommodation as proven by the current owners. Yavas Yavas is perfectly suited for a small family with the opportunity to invite two guests to stay. The massive 600Ah battery bank kept topped up by the large array of solar panels. The powerful 48hp Barrus diesel engine provides propulsion and the bow thruster aids manœuvring. Boat built in 1999. Selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £68,000 Yavas Yavas photos and drawing

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MAUDIE53ft 9in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: pull out double, 2 singles (can make double); shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Based in Stone on the Trent and Mersey Canal, experienced craftsman, Roger Fuller has built some of the finest traditional styled narrowboats afloat today. Meticulous attention to detail can be seen throughout Maudie, from the well crafted Josher style bow through to the subtle uplift of the hull and cabin at the rear, she just looks right. But here the beauty is not just skin deep, long swims fore and aft will ensure that she will glide effortlessly through the water. Unusually for a craft of this style with safety in mind, the owners specified raised handrails for security when walking the gunwales. Whilst the recently painted exterior may follow the lines of the working boats of the past, this REVERSE LAYOUT interior is no slave to tradition. Maudie was built in 2002 and has a Perkins 3HD46 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £64,950 Maudie photos and drawing

POPPY55ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, air conditioning, gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, 5kW cocooned diesel generator, bow thruster. Heron Boatbuilders are known throughout the system for the quality of their narrowboat building and this stylish trad is no exception, especially as it is enhanced with a josher bow, and scrolled handrails and cants. The large rear sliding hatch facilitates extra room for the steerer with accompanying crew. There are so many extras onboard Poppy she really is worth a visit especially if you are thinking of taking to the water on a long term basis: She has all the makings for a comfortable life afloat. Combine this with her maintenance history and very low running hours on the Vetus engine and generator and you are sure to be sailing off very soon. Built 2000. Selling due to age.
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- £64,000Poppy photos and drawings

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BLUE POINT57ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. With a bespoke shell built by the highly reputable Jonathan Wilson, Blue Point upon her completion was chosen to represent Warble as their 2002 Inland Waterways Festival show boat (read the Waterways World article upon viewing), and has to date lost none of her splendour. Obviously her past and current owners, have maintained Blue Point to a high standard, evidence of which is clear through the boats very smart exterior and interior condition. There is a whopping 880Ah bank of batteries at your disposal, charged by the trusty Beta engine and the onboard 2.5kW/100A Mastervolt inverter/charger which should be more than adequate to cater for domestic requirements. Handling of the boat is aided by a bow thruster. Built in 2002 and being sold to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £62,500 Blue Point photos and drawing

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CHRISTINE56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. 57ft is considered by many people to be the ideal narrowboat length, making for easy passage of the entire canal and river system. Christine was first launched in 2011 and has obviously had a very easy life, as seen by her low hours on the Isuzu 35 engine and is only coming on the market today because of the present owners busy life leaving little time to enjoy the boat. The REVERSE LAYOUT with the galley being situated in the rear of the cabin, is bright and airy with ample work space (also great for the cups of tea whilst cruising) and includes a breakfast bar. There is space in the saloon to add a solid fuel or diesel stove if required. The well and semi-trad decks allow plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise. Shell by Narrowboats of Staffordshire with a fit-out by Cheshire Narrowboats. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £56,950 Christine photos and drawing

SWANSONG46ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter/charger. Piper Boats are a long standing boatbuilder with 47 years of boatbuilding experience and a big following, when you then combine this with a Brayzel fitout who themselves have a long history of building well designed boats you get another superbly executed boat and Swansong is no exception. The oak fitout gives a modern feel while the traditionally painted doors add an historic twist. Boat built 2006 by Brayzel Narrowboats on a Piper Boats shell. Powered by a Beta 35 diesel engine and assisted by a bow thruster. Selling to move back to dry land.
Crick area - £55,000 Swansong photos and drawings

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DAYDREAMER57ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V/230V/gas fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Jade Fabrications may not be a name which springs to mind, but in Daydreamer they certainly built a shell which maximises the internal space, one clever feature is the way they have recessed the engine compartment under the aft bulkhead. The first owner then went on to fit her out creating larger than normal individual cabins to a standard which would put many professional so called builders to shame. Even the choice of internal fit-out materials, i.e. ash panels, all adds to the exceptionally light and airy feel. On board four berths are provided in a REVERSE LAYOUT style with doors separating the two sleeping compartments either side of the shower room. Boat built in 2002 and fitted with a Kubota V1902 diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £52,000 Daydreamer photos and drawing

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CHARITY52ft 2in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on L-shaped dinette, double on extending bench seat; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boasting four berths in two separate cabins along with a well sized galley and full compartment bathroom, you have a great boat for holiday excursions or even long term cruising for a family or couple with guests. Powered along by the popular Barrus Shire engine, cruising will be a pleasure and the cruiser aft deck allows guests to keep the helmsman company on your adventures. The shell comes from STS who are all old employees of Liverpool Boats, they set up on their own after the company scaled production down and Charity is another one of their unique creations. Fitted out by Nene Narrowboats in 2004. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £45,000 Charity photos and drawings

RENVYLE II50ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: double on L-shape dinette, double on Pullman dinette, single bunk; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Renvyle II has been owned by the same family since new, and she is now reluctantly being sold due to insufficient time for her to be enjoyed. This go-anywhere length boat had a full re-fit in 2001 and provides plenty of storage. There are two sleeping or seating areas, with the shower room in-between, both cabins have make-up double berths on either the Pullman dinette aft or the L-shape dinette forward, with the fifth berth, suitable for a child, being over the aft bed. Propulsion is by the Vetus diesel engine, which has low running hours on the clock for a boat of this age. If 230V power is required when away for your home mooring, it should not prove too difficult to have an inverter installed. Shell by Liverpool Boats. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £44,950 Renvyle II photos and drawing

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FIREBIRD60ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, single on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.6kW inverter. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features that give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine bow is enhanced by rivets down the stem post and at the aft end, the elliptical Stoke boats counter makes for easier manoeuvring away from the bank side. Safety when traversing the gunwales is aided by easy grab raised handrails. Firebird is eminently suited to high days, long holidays or even residential use, with the spacious layout and three wardrobes, ideal for two but able to accommodate up to five adults. Firebird was built in 1982 and is powered by a BMC 1.5 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £35,950 Firebird photos and drawing

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COUSIN HEBE52ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel range heating; diesel cooking, 230V fridge; 0.6kW inverter, solar panel. Coulter Boatbuilders were based at Chasewater Heath in Staffordshire and had a reputation for building solid, characterful steelwork with nice little touches, such as a low deckline, purposeful tug-like bow, recessed cabin side panels and replica rivets, along with long swims fore and aft. Cousin Hebe is powered by a splendid single cylinder Russell Newbery DM1, set in its own engine room, producing a slow, mellow exhaust note that will be the envy of many a traditional boater. A conscious decision was made at the time of building that Cousin Hebe would be GAS FREE and as such, cooking is by a Dickinson diesel range with oven and solid hot plate. Boat built in 1998 and fitted out by owner. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
G Union Canal, S Leics - £39,950 Cousin Hebe photos and drawing

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MISTER G54ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Steve Hudson was the builder who, like no other, had taken traditional narrowboat design and made it more curvaceous, more elegant and more desirable. Signature details include sweeping long bow, rope rings on forward cabin bulkhead, low deckline, replica rivets, and fine underwater swim tapers; the cabins are as solidly crafted as the steelwork, with substantial quantities of custom-made hardwood joinery. Three private owners from new who have maintained the boat in excellent condition including a professional repaint in 2012, the effect of which has elicited many admiring comments when out cruising. The well deck is fitted with a hardwood cratch and mohair cover but this can be removed in the winter as there is also a tonneau cover. Powered by a Beta BV1903 diesel engine aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2003. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
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Crick area - £69,500 Mister G photos and drawing

OUR LADY RICHMOND59ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double across bench seats (or 2 singles); bath with shower over, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin-tub washing machine; 1.6kW inverter. Alexander Boatbuilders have been building steelwork for prestigious boat fitters and discerning private owners for many years, with owner Jim Sparkes having over 35 years experience under his belt. The fit-out is by Roger Fincher in a spacious design making her equally suitable for long term cruising/liveaboard use. If entertaining guests there is comfortable seating for up to eight in the saloon and adjacent dinette. When the boat is not in use, batteries are kept topped-up by the solar panels. Our Lady Richmond was built in 2010 and is fitted with an Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Selling to pursue other ventures.
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Crick area - £59,950 Our Lady Richmond photos and drawing

ELVIRA50ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Futon; shower, portable cassette wc; solid fuel stove with back boiler, gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. In a world of ever more sophisticated boats with spiralling prices to match, Elvira provides an opportunity to go boating without breaking the bank, in a smart looking narrowboat. The modern 4 cylinder Mitsubishi engine has only been run for just over 2,000 hours and provides ample power when cruising. Built 1991 by Neil Hudson with hull report dated 2017. Selling due to health reasons.
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Crick area
- £34,500 Elvira photos and drawings

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WISEOWL55ft 4in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette, double on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. When building a house you need a strong foundation and exactly the same is true of narrowboats. In the case of Wiseowl the chosen shell builders were G&J Reeves, whose steelwork has always been highly regarded. In 2013 Wiseowl had a re-fit by Kate Boats, who are best known for their quality hire boats, but when time allows they take on work for the private market utilising the skills they have leant constructing their holiday fleet. The walk through shower room provides ample space for towelling off and dressing, with a convenient cassette wc which avoids any costly pump-out charges. The usable cabin space is increased forward by the cratch covered well deck, which is also perfect for al fresco meals in the summer months. Boat built in 2002 and has a Barrus Shire 2002 diesel engine. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
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Crick area - £56,000 Wiseowl photos and drawing

CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
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Crick area - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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HETTY 70ft 1in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box or single lengthways; shower, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Hetty was partially fitted out by her shell builders, Colecraft Engineering, prior to the remainder of the work being carried out by her present owner to the stage that she is at today. Full length boats provide superb spacious accommodation and Hetty is no exception with the large, at over 17ft saloon, ready for you to stamp it with your own identity, be it freestanding or more built in furniture, with options for extra berths, dining facilities or comfortable seating. The separate engine room houses a rugged JD3 diesel engine, giving the look of a traditional unit but the benefits of a modern engine and is aided by a bow thruster Boat built 2007. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

SEB59ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Based on a good looking traditional shell by Chappell and Wright, who were based in the North west of the country, and with a competent fit-out completed by her first owner, Seb is powered by a gutsy Lister LPWS4 engine (for many years the engine of choice for the leisure boat industry) and manoeuvrability is aided by a bow thruster. Built in 1990. Selling due to ill health.
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- £45,000 Seb photos and drawings

WILLIAM 54ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Built by Liverpool Boats in 2002, and at a fraction under 55ft long, William is of a length to cruise anywhere on the entire connected canal and river system. In a boat of this length the smooth running but rugged 33hp Isuzu engine should provide all the motive power required, whilst remaining economic to run. When not in use the semi-trad deck and engine compartment are protected by a well fitting tonneau cover. Selling to pursue other interests.
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Crick area - £49,750 William photos and drawing

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MOVING ON 257ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles (makes double), double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Have you ever dreamt of owning a brand new boat but have always been put off by builders long lead times, so thought that your only option was to buy second hand. Moving On 2 (temporary name as boat is unregistered) might just be the boat you have always wanted and gives you the opportunity on which to stamp your own identity. Equally ideal for short breaks, holiday cruising or full time residential use, everything is on board for a couple to just add their own personal possessions and untie the ropes. This go anywhere length REVERSE LAYOUT boat is powered by a quiet and smooth running 42hp Canaline engine. Shell by Victory Boats with a fit-out by Base Boatbuilders. Year 2018.
River Soar, Leics - £79,950 Moving On 2 photos and drawing

MORNING MIST57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Morning Mist is a temporary name, as the boat is brand new and unregistered, waiting for you to crack the magnum of champagne over the bow to christen her. The steelwork is by the accomplished Reeves Brothers who enjoy a fine reputation after having honed their shell building skills for many years. With Morning Mist, Tony Lewitt has created an ideal long term cruising/live aboard narrowboat with the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT. The use of light oak below the gunwales with painted panels above create a light airy ambience. The well and aft cruiser decks provide outdoor seating ideal for just watching the world go by. Powered by a Canaline 38 diesel engine.
River Soar, Leics - £79,950
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TAKE FIVE59ft 3in x 12ft 1in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 1 berth: freestanding single bed (space for double); shower, 2 wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Take Five offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. Based on a shell by TS Fabrications and a fit-out by Cheshire Boats, Take Five is fitted with a powerful Beta 5-cylinder 62hp diesel engine (only 54 hours on the clock) and a hydraulic bow thruster. Still offering all the comforts that a narrowboat would give, just in a bigger area, she is fitted with a shower room and a separate toilet compartment, both housing washbasins and toilets. With a little thought it may be possible to fit a second bedroom utilising some of the second toilet and saloon space. It is fair to say that Take Five would benefit from a little TLC and this is reflected in the price. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £77,000 Take Five photos and drawing

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DOXIE65ft 2in x 12ft 0in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: space for king size bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, combination diesel boiler; diesel range cooker, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer, dishwasher; landline. Doxie is based on a spray foamed sailaway from Collingwood Boats with the present owner completing the fit-out in a modern, contemporary, REVERSE LAYOUT style, ideal for full time residential use and the study is a perfect space for working from. On this GAS FREE boat, cooking is by a diesel fired range, which when in use also gives a gentle heat to the cabin. Doxie is presently moored on a desirable inexpensive, riverside residential mooring, which could be passed on to you subject to the land owners approval. This mooring benefits from metered electricity, Elsan disposal, water points, telephone and broadband internet connection. Awaiting new photos: Any unfinished work shown in photos has now been completed. Boat built in 2015 and fitted with a Canaline 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
River Nene, Northants - £110,000 Doxie photos and drawing

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BOADICEA60ft 7in x 10ft 10in beam (reported) wide beam Dutch barge for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, 230V underfloor heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 2.1kW inverter, 3.7kW generator. If your dream is to journey through the extensive waterways of Europe then this could be the ideal craft (some certification such as registration with the Small Ships Register may be necessary). The powerful 90hp Perkins diesel engine provides the necessary thrust, whilst the hardwood wheelhouse (which raises and lowers hydraulically) gives all round superb visibility and at the end of a hard days cruising why not put your feet up and relax in this airy space with a glass (or mug!) of something warming. Equally Boadicea would prove ideal for static residential use with her present mooring available for a suitable applicant. The separate aft cabin would make a great office, studio or childs bedroom. Steelwork by Belpro Engineering Services and fitted out by present and previous owners. Boat built 2003. Selling to move ashore.
L & L Canal, W Yorks - £129,950 Boadicea photos and drawing

DOWN THE HATCH 70ft 2in x 13ft 6in (reported) wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; compact diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer; twin 3kW inverters, 14kW cocooned diesel generator. Have you ever dreamt of earning your living whilst cruising in luxury? Down the Hatch was designed by her present owners to carry two paying guests, and they are now prepared to pass on their business to a new owner. Down the Hatch however is not only suitable for this use as she would make an ideal family boat. If you are used to narrowboat dimensions then on stepping aboard you will find the interior cabin space capacious. There is great scope to add sofas, dining tables or any other freestanding furniture that your heart may desire in this REVERSE LAYOUT, GAS FREE boat. Built and fitted out by Burscough Boats in 2016, Down the Hatch has a turbo charged 114hp Vetus diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling to buy a narrowboat.
Cruising G U Canal - £140,000 Down the Hatch photos and drawing

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ELWOOD II57ft 5in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Ideally sized to explore the canals at 57ft 5in long, Elwood II is a fine example of the work of Price Fallows boat building and sports a crisp fit-out in light oak and other easy care surfaces by Halco Narrowboats. The interior cabin features the popular floating country cottage style layout, the saloon positioned forward, the galley and dinette (makes second double berth) amidships, and an aft bedroom, whilst the shower room separates the two sleeping areas. This arrangement allows the well deck to become an extension of the saloon, ideal on sunny days. Elwood II was built in 2003 and has a Beta 38 engine. Selling to move ashore.
G U Canal, Leics - £53,500 Elwood II photos and drawing

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DEMBY ROSE II60ft 8in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer; 3kW inverter charger, 3.5kW cocooned diesel generator. With steelwork by Dave Thomas and interior joinery by Merlin Narrowboats you know that this boat is going to be from the top drawer of narrowboat building. Designed as a live aboard or long term cruising boat the layout offers extensive accommodation from the roomy saloon with freestanding furniture through to the versatile permanent double berth in the master bedroom, to the stern of the boat, which easily extends to over 6ft wide. Built 2000 and fitted with a Beta Marine 1903 and bow thruster. Selling as moving away.
G U Canal, Northants - £64,950 Demby Rose II photos and drawings

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QUATREFOIL58ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, 2 child's bunk beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Liverpool Boats were one of the canals’ most popular production builders for over thirty years and with so many satisfied customers, they must have been doing something right. This boat is typical of the company’s product, attractively styled and soundly constructed. Quatrefoil has got an interesting history, originally named Butty Blue, and having no engine of her own, she was partnered with a motor boat and having an open plan fit-out she was used for entertaining guests. Purchased by her present owners, who had the Beta Marine engine installed and the interior modified to provide the accommodation you see today. Originally fitted out by Navigation Joinery Co with modifications by Debdale Wharf Marina. Boat built in 2003. Selling due to a lack of use.
G Union Canal, S Leics - £54,000 Quatrefoil photos and drawing

SKEW-WHIFF59ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator. If Skew-Whiff was a car, it would be described as delivery mileage only, with just 50 hours on the clock. The superb steelwork is by Jonathan Wilson, famed not only for their good looks but equally for their handling qualities. Launched in 2017 the high quality internal fit-out, fixtures and fittings look totally unused (in fact the solid fuel stove has never been lit). No expense has been spared in Skew-Whiff’s construction, with entertainment catered for by a choice of two TV’s with the signal fed from a self-seeking satellite system and for keeping in touch with the modern world there is a wi-fi aerial and router. There is an en-suite in the bedroom of this REVERSE LAYOUT boat. Fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine aided by a bow thruster and has solar panels. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
G U Canal, Northants - £129,950 Skew-Whiff photos and drawing

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SMOKIE 59ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; shower, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. There are very few shell builders who can replicate the looks and lines of a traditional working boat, but amongst this select band the name Roger Farrington always seems to rise to the top. The exterior is obviously very traditional and carries a brand new paint job in British Waterways blue and yellow livery. The inside however is a completely different story, where luxury abounds, having been fitted out by the owner, a craftsman with an award winning boat building company. Solid oak and painted panels combine with Karndean flooring throughout to create a stunning interior. The engine room houses a powerful Beta JD3 engine. Smokie is guaranteed to attract many admiring glances, compliments or oohs and aahs where ever she travels. Built in 2012. Owners selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £99,950 Smokie phots and drawing

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AVENTINE DREAM 58ft 2in (plus 8in fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter. Aventine Dream was purchased by her present owners as a full time home, and to date there is only 350 hours on the clock. Full time residential use is only one of the strings to her bow, as she would make an equally superb boat on which to enjoy extended cruising or just holidays. The popular REVERSE LAYOUT lends itself to sociable cruising, with exceptional headroom of 6ft 7in, throughout the boat. Usable interior space is extended with the forward well deck having useful seat lockers protected by a cratch cover. Constructed in Poland by Amber Boats in 2008, she is fitted with a Barrus 40 engine. Selling to move ashore.
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Crick area - £59,950 Aventine Dream photos and drawing

FAITH 57ft 1in + fender stud semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on L-shape settee; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. You have made up your mind that you want to buy a narrowboat, but are pondering on whether to choose a traditional or semi-traditional style, both of which have their own merits. The trad design obviously shields the steerer from the worst of the weather and protects the engine compartment, whereas the semi-trad deck provides a sociable, seating area for the crew to keep the helmsman company. Faith however takes away the need to choose, cleverly having a large sliding roof section incorporating the usual aft hatch. Shell built by John White in 1999, with a Barrus Shire 40 engine and solar panels. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
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Crick area - £46,950 Faith photos and drawing

MNEMOSYNE54ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter/charger. An ideal boat for the purposes of taking short or long trips (or even as a liveaboard), exploring the canal network, at just under 55ft long she should prove an easy boat to handle, yet still has all the necessary inventory to enjoy comfortable cruising. The well thought out interior features a galley containing full cooking facilities along with a 12V fridge and the signature Braidbar solid oak dresser. Built in 1995 by Jonathan Wilson and fitted with a trusty Perkins engine which charges the bank of 440Ah cabin batteries. Selling to pursue other interests.
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Ashby Canal, Leics - £48,250 Mnemosyne photos and drawings

GLENFIELD NO 2 58ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: double on extending bench seat; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, gas/12V/230V fridge; 1.6kW engine driven generator. Few craft reflect their original owner’s character and concerns more than Glenfield No 2. Albert Brooks epitomised the traditional Black Country engineer with ready skills that most us have forgotten had ever existed. He was resident engineer at the yard of Les Allen & Sons, where Glenfield was built, so this boat reflects some of the finest points of a famous builder. Glenfield’s engine is no less aristocratic, a Russell Newbery as fitted to thirties’ working narrowboats, but still in production today. Some 21ft 7in of the 49ft 8in interior is under ‘cloths’ in the hold which is floored, lined, insulated and heated by a large radiator and by a solid fuel stove. All creature comforts for the traditionalist are here. Boat built in 1984. Selling to move ashore.
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Crick area - £44,500 Glenfield No 2 photos and drawing

COLLEEN57ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. Colleen is a superb boat in every way, the shell is by well respected G&J Reeves with the internal fit-out by renowned boat builders DB Boatfitting. When you step aboard you could be forgiven for thinking you are on a new boat, which is testament to the love and care which has been lavished on her by past and present owners. Designed and fitted out to provide luxurious residential accommodation whilst extensively cruising the canal system. Ample motive power is provided by the smooth running Beta 43hp diesel engine installed in the sound insulated compartment. With a view to longevity, when the boat was last blacked in 2017, the owner took the opportunity to have the base plate blacked. Built in 2007. Selling due to ill health.
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G Union Canal, Leics - £71,950 Colleen photos and drawing

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