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IOLANTHE boat drawing


57ft 0in


Piper Boats


Piper Boats






BSS Certificate to 2026


Beta Marine B43 diesel

Bow thruster:

Vetus 55kgf 12V bow thruster; Weedhatch



Last out of water:

April 2023

Water tank:

In forepeak integral 101 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 7in

Fit-out materials:

Cabin sides & headlining (ceiling) lined in laminate, with hull sides painted ply to saloon & dinette, oak ply to galley & bathroom, painted ply to bedroom, laminate to aft cabin and bulkheads (partitions) painted ply to saloon, galley & bedroom, laminate to dinette, oak/painted ply to bedroom & aft cabin


Sprayed PU foam


2 + 2

Berths sizes:

6ft 4in x 4ft 0in permanent double with interior sprung mattress; 6ft 5in x 4ft 0in make-up double with foam mattress on Pullman dinette; Space for airbed or similar in saloon

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Jabsco macerator pump out toilet


Cubicle shower 28in x 26in with laminate linings and curtain (shower door is broken)


Gas cooking; Thetford Midi Prima MkIII grill & oven; Thetford 4 burner hob

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by engine, boiler & immersion with blender valve

Cabin heating:

Webasto Thermo Top C compact diesel boiler; Squirrel solid fuel stove

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Mastervolt Mass 2.5kW pure sine wave inverter /charger; Charging by Mastervolt Mass 100A inverter/charger; Trickle charging from 2 x 175W solar panels with MPPT controller


A winged, varnished hardwood, glazed cratchboard with acrylic cover with windows & zips is fitted over the well deck.


ABNB at North Kilworth Marina

Price: £


Current status:

Completion Due

Iolanthe was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper, son of David Piper, who during the 70 s, 80 s and 90 s had a strong following with even the earliest examples still being enthusiastically sort after. Simon carried on the family tradition after his father s retirement in 2001. Accommodation is spacious, with the saloon having space for free-standing furniture to be added. The galley has space and plumbing for a washing machine and is also equipped with the usual LPG cooking facilities, Corian worktops and Belfast sink. Cabin heating is by a programmable diesel fired central heating boiler to panel radiators and a towel rail, with additional warmth provided by a solid fuel stove. Mains power is provided by a 2.5kW inverter/charger with 200w of solar trickle charging the batteries. Motive power is by a smooth running 43hp Beta Marine diesel engine, whilst the bow thruster should aid handling even in the most difficult of situations. Iolanthe is in need of a little TLC to bring her up to her former glory, but this could be carried out as and when time allows. She does benefit from being blacked in April 2023 and is ready to head off on new adventures.

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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.



Business Hours

7 days a week:

10.00am to 4.00pm


Our Offices

  • ABNB Ltd

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