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DILIGENT TOO boat drawing


57ft 0in


S M Hudson


S M Hudson






BSS Certificate to 2024


Beta Marine JD3 Tug diesel

Bow thruster:




Last out of water:

February 2019

Water tank:

Under deck stainless steel 130 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 4in; Engine room 5ft 6in

Fit-out materials:

Cabin sides lined in oak plywood (some painted), with hull sides & headlining (ceiling) oak plywood and bulkheads (partitions) oak plywood with some tiling in bathroom


Sprayed PU foam


2 + 2

Berths sizes:

6ft 0in x 3ft 10in make-up double with foam mattress on dinette; 6ft 6in x 2ft 11in permanent single upper bunk with foam mattress; 6ft 6in x 3ft 4in permanent single lower bunk with foam mattress

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Portable twin tub washing machine


Sealand pump out toilet


Fibreglass bath 42in x 20in with tiled linings including shower over and curtain


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

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by engine & stove

Cabin heating:

Morso solid fuel stove; Boatmans cabin range

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Mastervolt 1.2kW pure sine wave inverter; Charging by Mastervolt 40A charger; Trickle charging from 2 x 20W & 1 x 270W solar panels with MPPT controller


The clue is in the name - Diligent Too has been meticulously maintained and cared for by all three owners. Hull was grit blasted, zinc sprayed and 2-pack epoxy coated in 2019.


ABNB at North Kilworth Marina

Price: £


Current status:


Amongst traditional narrowboat aficionados there is one manufacturer always held in high regard, of course we are talking about Hudson boats that were built at Glascote Basin in Tamworth. The Hudson formula includes long under water swims for excellent handling, their own distinctive josher style bows, with nice little traditional features like bulkhead rings and Anser pins, along with a pigeon box. This example replaces the more usual windows with portholes, creating a cosy cabin with an air of privacy, but of course along with steel doors all round, they also increase security. Diligent Too is fitted with a powerful 3-cylinder Beta tug engine which sits in its own aft cabin and produces a mellow exhaust note similar to a vintage engine, but with all of the instant power output of a modern engine. This engine room is scumbled and decorated in a traditional Boatmans cabin style and is fitted with a Premier range, perfect for boating on those cooler days. The aft bedroom with its twin bunks lends itself perfectly for boating with children or grandchildren. The present owner has spent considerable time on preparing comprehensive notes on history, operation and maintenance.

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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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