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FRANCES ALBERTA boat drawing


63ft 0in


Pro-Build Narrowboats Ltd


Black Prince Holidays


Cruiser stern




BSS Certificate to 2026


Canaline 42 diesel

Bow thruster:




Last out of water:

September 2023

Water tank:

Under deck stainless steel 109 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 6in

Fit-out materials:

Hull sides lined in carpet, with melamine to shower room, with cabin sides faux leather-effect vinyl, with melamine to shower room, headlining (ceiling) melamine and bulkheads (partitions) tongue & groove painted mdf, with oak mdf to bedrooms and melamine to shower room


Polystyrene foam


4 + 0

Berths sizes:

6ft 6in x 4ft 1in permanent double; 6ft 4in x 4ft 0in permanent double; Space for airbed or similar in saloon; Aft cabin double bed can be converted to twin 6ft 4in x 2ft 0in single beds with the addition of two single mattresses

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Plumbing in place for washing machine


Tecma macerator pump out toilet


Cubicle shower 27in x 28in with laminate linings and bifold doors


Gas cooking; Thetford Caprice Mk3 cooker

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by engine & boiler with blender valve

Cabin heating:

Eberspacher Hydronic D4WSC compact diesel boiler; Morso solid fuel stove

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Sterling 2.5kW pure sine wave inverter /charger; Charging by Sterling 80A inverter/charger; Trickle charging from 2 x 250w solar panels with MPPT controller


An ex-hire boat with adaptable accommodation, perfect for holidaying with friends and family.


ABNB at North Kilworth Marina

Price: £


Current status:

Awaiting survey

Two well known, respected names of the canal industry come together in Frances Alberta, with a shell by Pro Build who are a popular choice of many private owners and boat builders alike, with a fit-out by Black Prince Holidays. Black Prince have always retired their hire boats at an early age and kept them well maintained. Frances Alberta underwent a partial re-fit, carried out by the previous owner to provide a modern galley with plumbing for a washing machine. Accommodation is for four with two doubles in separate cabins. The aft double will also split into two singles should you wish. This type of adaptable accommodation is often popular, especially for family and friends ownership, as they are suited to group holidays, or perhaps with those wishing to introduce grandchildren to boating, with the cruiser stern useful for training in steering! Central heating is via a compact diesel boiler, with the addition of a solid fuel stove to provide extra warmth. 230V power is provided by a landline connection, or the 2.5kW inverter charger, with 500W of solar power on the roof trickle charging the batteries. Blacked in September 2023 she is ready for new adventures.

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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