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FLORENCE boat drawing


70ft 0in


R. W. Davis & Son Ltd


R.W. Davis and previous owner


Northwich tug style




BSS Certificate to 2024


Lister JP3 diesel

Bow thruster:

Max Power 24V bow thruster



Last out of water:

February 2022 (booked in for blacking in August 2024)

Water tank:

Bow locker integral 240 gallon (approx) water tank


6ft 5in; Boatmans 5ft 5in; Engine room 5ft 11in

Fit-out materials:

Cabin sides, headlining (ceiling), hull side and bulkheads (partitions) all lined in a mix throughout of painted tongue & groove and painted ply, using Farrow and Ball paint


Sprayed PU foam


2 + 2

Berths sizes:

6ft 6in x 4ft 0in permanent double; 6ft 3in x 3ft 6in make-up double in Boatmans cabin bed box; 3ft 5in x 2ft 0in child s single in Boatmans cabin

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Twin Tub washing machine


Dometic pump out toilet


Acrylic bath 48in x 28in with part tiled linings


Gas cooking; Country Leisure Midi Prima grill & oven; 4 burner hob; Boatmans cabin range

Water heating:

Calorifier heated by engine & immersion

Cabin heating:

Squirrel solid fuel stove; Boatmans cabin range

Mains 230V:

230V circuit installed; Independent onboard 230V power from batteries via Victron Compact Multiplus 3kW pure sine wave inverter /charger; Charging by Victron Compact Multiplus 120A inverter/charger; Trickle charging from 2 x 250W solar panels with MPPT controller


Shell in Northwich Trader style to 1930s Yarwood design


Staffs & Worcs Canal, Staffordshire

Price: £


Current status:

Completion Due

One of only a selective number of distinctive narrowboats built by R W Davis & Son Ltd, renowned for their Northwich Trader replicas complete with replica rivets, scribed decks fore and aft, raised handrails and folded cabin to roof plate detail. Entry at the fore, from the large tug deck, down steps into the saloon which has two comfy leather swivel and reclining chairs with matching footstools, and a Morso Squirrel stove with hot plate. Under the tug deck is plenty of storage space with scope to reinstate a double bed should you wish. The galley has luxurious granite worktop, gas cooking and under counter fridge. Mid-ships, is the master bedroom with a fixed double, wardrobe and space under the bed for storage. Florence is fitted with a Lister JP3 engine, sitting magnificently in its own engine room. The engine originated from a fishing boat and has been meticulously maintained including a recent significant overhaul. At the stern, you will find the most beautiful Boatmans cabin, complete with drop table, crumb drawer, bed box, and a useful wardrobe, all traditionally scumbled and painted, and of course an Epping range completes the traditional back cabin.

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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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