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UMBRELLAS boat drawing


52ft 6in


G & J Reeves Boatbuilders


Black Prince


Cruiser stern




BSS Certificate to 2027


Isuzu IM 4LC38 diesel

Bow thruster:




Last out of water:

February 2021

Water tank:

Under deck stainless steel 132 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 7in

Fit-out materials:

Hull sides lined in oak plywood with laminate to shower room, with cabin sides painted wallpaper with laminate to shower room, headlining (ceiling) laminate and bulkheads (partitions) oak mdf with laminate to shower room


Polystyrene foam


4 + 0

Berths sizes:

6ft 3in x 4ft 0in permanent double; 6ft 0in x 2ft 6in permanent single; 6ft 0in x 2ft 6in permanent single

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Sani Marin macerator pump out toilet


Cubicle shower 26in x 29in with laminate linings and curtain


Gas cooking; Newhome 4 burner cooker

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by engine & boiler with blender valve

Cabin heating:

Eberspacher Hydronic D4WSC compact diesel boiler

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Victron Compact Multiplus 2kW pure sine wave inverter /charger; Charging by Victron Compact Multiplus 80A inverter/charger


Ex hire boat, well maintained. Umbrellas has forward and aft vinyl tonneau covers.


Grand Union Canal, NorthantS

Price: £


Current status:


G&J Reeves and Black Prince are two well known and respected names in the inland waterways industry with Reeves enjoying a reputation as builders of fine narrowboat shells. Ex hire boats are always sought after, especially for family and friends ownership, as they are suited to group holidays more than residential use. Umbrellas is typical of such craft, providing adaptable accommodation for two couples or a couple & two children. They are especially popular with those wishing to introduce grandchildren to boating, with the cruiser stern useful for training in steering! At 52ft there are very few places on the canal and river system beyond her reach. Propulsion is by a rugged Isuzu 38hp engine with heating from an economical compact diesel boiler. Hot water is heated by engine and boiler and an immersion heater is fitted but not connected to the 230v supply. Umbrellas has been well maintained throughout the current owners 14 years of ownership with regular blacking and engine servicing. She was last blacked in February 2021 and four new anodes welded to hull. In July 2023 she benefitted from new cabin batteries and a new calorifier.

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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.



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