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CHISWICK boat drawing


71ft 5in


Harland and Wolff


various professionals


Traditional with Boatmans cabin




BSS Certificate to 2024


Lister JPM2 diesel

Bow thruster:




Last out of water:

October 2020

Water tank:

2 stainless steel water tanks in hold, port and starboard with balance pipe 142 gallon (approx) wa


6ft 5in; Boatmans 5ft 7in; Engine room 5ft 9in

Fit-out materials:

Cabin sides lined in ash plywood, with hull sides oak tongue & groove boarding, bulkheads (partitions)pine tongue & groove boarding and headlining (ceiling) pine tongue & groove boarding


Sprayed PU foam with Polystyrene insulation to BMC


0 + 5

Berths sizes:

6ft 3in x 3ft 0in make-up double in Boatmans cabin; 4ft 5in x 1ft 11in make-up single in Boatmans cabin; 6ft 3in x 3ft 11in make-up double; Space for airbed or similar in saloon Cushions for the hold lockers to make berths

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Thetford electric flush cassette toilet with 2 spare cassettes


Cubicle shower 33in x 23in with tiled linings and curtain


Gas cooking; Vanette 4000/2 hob; Vanette GG7000 grill & oven; Boatmans cabin range

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by boiler & immersion

Cabin heating:

Eberspacher Hydronic D5WSC compact diesel boiler; Boatmans cabin range

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Victron Multiplus 1.6kW pure sine wave inverter /charger; Charging by Victron Multiplus 70A inverter/charger


A fine example of a converted ex working boat, with lots of character and history, including featuring in films, books and TV drama s. A recent hull survey by Tom Keeling in October 2020 is available to read.


River Thames, Oxfordshire

Price: £


Current status:


An enthusiasts boat, Chiswick is one of a limited number of ex-working narrowboats that are highly sought after. Originally built in 1937 for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Co, by Harland & Wolff (the same company that built the Titanic!), she has been in private, nationalised and commercial ownership. Chiswick has a powerful Lister JP2 engine well suited to the job. Split into original and modern, the aft section boasts a true Boatmans cabin and engine room, whilst the internal forward section could be mistaken for a modern boat fit-out if it was not for the sloping cabin section. This section is covered by traditional external cloths, along with a large hold area, to replicate the original lines. This unique boat, with lots of history, has home comforts including a mid cabin with sofa bed, usual gas cooking facilities, diesel fired central heating and stove, with the Boatmans cabin kept warm with a traditional cooking range. Chiswick is not all glitz and glamour, she is the real thing and needs a real boater to enjoy her and make the most of her potential.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is sales information and not a survey report; providing content details only. The specification in these pages is based on ABNB's visit to the boat and on information given by the owner. This is to help you decide whether to investigate the boat further, be it by surveyor or otherwise. The information here is given in good faith but no description, statement, promise of work to be done, or suggestion for future use, constitutes an offer. If the craft leaves the UK, any necessary VAT paid status may not be available.



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