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SAPPHIRE boat drawing


53ft 0in


Canal Craft


JD Boat Services






BSS Certificate to 2026


Perkins P3.144 diesel

Bow thruster:




Last out of water:


Water tank:

Under deck 150 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 3in; Engine room 5ft 10in

Fit-out materials:

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


Polystyrene foam


2 + 0

Berths sizes:

6ft 2in x 4ft 0in permanent double with interior sprung mattress; Space for airbed or similar in saloon

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Thetford manual flush cassette toilet with 1 spare cassette


Acrylic bath 40in x 22in with tiled linings including shower over and glass doors


Gas cooking; Stoves cooker

Water heating:

Paloma PH5-3F instantaneous water heater

Cabin heating:

Alde Comfort gas boiler; Squirrel solid fuel stove

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Belkin 0.3kW modified sine wave inverter; Charging by Elecsol 20A charger


A hardwood glazed cratchboard with acrylic cover is fitted over the well deck, making the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.


ABNB at North Kilworth Marina

Price: £


Current status:

Deposit Due

J D Boat Services was founded in 1986 as a father and son partnership. They have been building the steelwork and fitting them out both for shared ownership and private owners. Sapphire is fitted out in a basic style with a country cottage feel and layout, meaning the saloon is forward and the bedroom is aft with a central bathroom. Currently Sapphire sleeps two but there is plenty of space in the saloon to replace the existing loose furniture with a sofa bed to increase the accommodation. Presently onboard power is provided by a landline and a small stand alone modified sine wave inverter. However it should be possible to upgrade the entire electrical system with a more powerful pure sine wave inverter to enable you to bring larger appliances aboard. Cabin warmth for all round year use is provided by a Squirrel solid fuel stove and near silent running gas fired central heating. 53ft boats at this price do not come along every day, so you may be thinking that there is a catch, and it has to be said that she would benefit from some tlc. These improvements should not be beyond the scope of someone with rudimentary diy skills.

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Whilst we endeavour to ensure the details listed here are correct there may be some listings awaiting vendors approval. Please check the brochure details for the boat that interests you. If you are still in any doubt please contact the office by telephone or email where a member of the team will do their utmost to help.

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.



Business Hours

7 days a week:

10.00am to 4.00pm


Our Offices

  • ABNB Ltd

    North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth LE17 6HY