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FEATURE BOAT -STAR 35ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: cross double in BMC bed box with room for a child's single on bench seats; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Built in 2017 with a shell by Dave Clarke who is one of the canal's most experienced builders. Fitted out by the owner who has several other quality fit-outs under his belt, Star is a compact, but well planned out REVERSE LAYOUT design with an abundance of attention to detail throughout. The cabin has been themed on a Boatman's cabin with traditional panelled furniture and a mixture of scumbling and modern white panelling. The snug saloon has working boat features with plenty of storage space. Star has a Beta 38 diesel engine. Owner is hanging up his windlasses.
Mid Levels, Cambs - £39,500 Star photos and drawing

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Heyford Fields Marina is in a peaceful, rural location, set within a Special Landscape Area,
and offers 14 miles of lock free cruising between Stoke Bruerne and Buckby Locks in the heart of the canal network.
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STEM TO STERN 2 56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.2kW inverter. Stem to Stern, is headed up by Phil Herrington, who learnt his trade and skills in the demanding cabinet making/shop fitting world, so obviously the boats name is only temporary and awaits you to name her. The quality REVERSE LAYOUT is completed in a pleasing combination of oak and painted panels, which is not only easy on the eye but the contemporary finish maximises the available light making her cabin a very pleasant place to be. Built 2018 and has a Vetus M4.45 diesel engine and bow thruster fitted.
Crick area - £129,950 Stem to Stern 2 photos and drawing

DYNASTY 59ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent single bunk beds, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, bow thruster. If your preference is for bright colourful finishes this could be the perfect boat for you. Absolutely brand new, with only 2 hours on her Vetus M4.45 engine, the first time she got her bottom wet was when she was craned into the water at Crick. The REVERSE LAYOUT is perfect for a family as children will love their own bedroom with bunk beds, which is situated in the centre of the boat allowing a private master bedroom in the bow. There is even another two berths available on the well thought out extending L-shape settee. The joinery is all to a high standard with hard wearing easy-clean surfaces on birch plywood (not mdf) including Karndean flooring throughout. Based on a Mike Christian shell with a fit out by Nottingham Boat Co.
Crick area - £119,950 Dynasty photos and drawing

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LA SUVERA 57ft 8in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, with room in saloon for sofa bed or air bed; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. A traditional style narrowboat of go-anywhere length, La Suvera was built in 2010 by Braidbar Boats Ltd who have a reputation for quality workmanship, couple that to the well respected Tim Tyler shell and you have a great combination. Light and spacious inside with a permanent double that can extend to 5ft wide, a well equipped galley complete with washing machine, dinette, freestanding chairs in the saloon, diesel central heating and additional warmth from the Squirrel 4kW diesel stove in the saloon. La Suvera has a trusty Beta 43 diesel engine. Owners are selling due to lack of use.
Crick area - £78,950 La Suvera photos and drawing

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CONWY 69ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on raised dinette; two showers, cassette and pump out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking on range style freestanding cooker, microwave, 12V fridge, full size washing machine, 12V freezer; 5kW inverter, bow thruster. Conwy started life as the motor boat to a pair of hotel boats, partnered with butty Caernarfon. During this time, they became well known on the canal system with many TV appearances and magazine features. Conwy has had many recent modifications and the list of onboard equipment is extensive. With a wider than average interior the cabin is very spacious and perfect for a family or cruising with friends. Conwy boasts two shower rooms, with one being the biggest we have ever seen! Based on a Marque Narrowboats shell with a powerful Nanni 6 cylinder diesel engine fitted with a hospital silencer and a bow thruster to aid manoeuvring. If you are looking for a boat with all the home comforts, then Conwy may prove ideal. Selling due to poor health.
Crick area - £73,000 Conwy photos and drawing

ACORN 57ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette, single on L-shape seating; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer; 3kW inverter. Jonathan Wilson has a reputation for fine lines and this shell is no exception, move inside to the well executed fitout by Les Miles, where beauty is not only skin deep. Beneath your feet Acorn features 25mm thick marine plywood flooring, with the furniture and bulkheads constructed from oak veneered birch plywood (both far superior forms of boarding than are normally used on a narrowboat). A traditional style on the outside is in vast contrast to the modern interior, with L-shape seating, separate Pullman dinette and an open plan galley, creating a real feeling of space. Acorn has a Vetus M4.45 diesel engine and was built in 2015. Selling to build another boat.
Crick area - £72,000 Acorn photos and drawing

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TAPESTRY 60ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating, cross double in BMC bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Tapestry is from the instantly recognisable Steve Hudson and the external quality is carried on internally by Hudson’s own in-house craftsmen, featuring sumptuous solid oak boarding, hardwearing laminate flooring, and of course their signature traditionally paneled and painted Boatman’s cabin. At just over 60ft, and with a 15mm baseplate for longevity, Tapestry is a chunky well built boat that gives plenty of cabin space with up to six berths in three separate cabins, which makes her ideal to invite friends aboard for sociable cruising. The exterior paintwork is faded and in need of some tlc, but this is reflected in the price. Built in 2008 and fitted with a Beta JD3 engine in its own engine room. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £69,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

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TESLA 70ft 6in motorised butty narrowboat for sale with Boatman's Cabin and 5 berths: permanent double that folds away, double in Boatman's cabin bed box, single on Boatman's cabin seat; shower, composting wc with cassettes for emptying; two solid fuel stoves, gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW & 1kW inverter, 2kW generator, solar panels. Tesla was originally built in 2006 by G&J Reeves as a horse drawn butty trip boat. She was found in a state of disrepair by her current owners but they could see the potential in her and began a complete re-fit. Designed as a true off-grid liveaboard boat, she has multiple electrical systems, hence the vast amount of solar panels adorning the exterior, along with Rutland wind turbine on stout tabernacle. The electric drive system uses two 8kW motors and has been fully proven by the current owners over numerous years of continuous cruising. No engine means no engine room, so this area is put to good use as a utility area housing a washing machine and the many inverters. Ill health forces a sad sale.
Crick area - £64,950 Tesla photos and drawing

SULIS 56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. Sulis was built and fitted out by the well respected Piper Boats. At just under 57ft her accommodation is spacious with the combined saloon and dining area leaving space for freestanding furniture of your choice. The comfortable upholstered well deck with drop down table is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea (or something stronger) and while away an hour or so. The helmsman is not left wanting either with motive power provided by a smooth running 43hp Beta Marine diesel engine, whilst a bow thruster should aid handling even in the most difficult of situations. Selling due to lack of use.
Crick area - £64,500 Sulis photos and drawing

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MIRAMICHI 54ft 9in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter. Miramichi’s shell was crafted by ABC Boats of Boston, who with 20 years experience, pride themselves on producing quality boats at affordable prices and like to work closely with their customers throughout the build. The fit-out was completed by Sherwood Boats giving a comfortable well thought out layout for up to four people. To make entering the boat from the cruiser deck easier, the original steel hatch (which is available) has been replaced by a lightweight aluminium version. Built in 2012 with a Barrus 45 diesel engine. Selling due to health reasons.
Crick area - £64,000 Miramichi photos and drawing

ANGONOKA 60ft 5in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 1.5kW inverter, solar panels. Nigel Moore, who is NSM Narrowboats with many years’ experience fitting out hire boats, then turned his hand to the production of private craft. The steelwork is by the accomplished Steve Lambon, who previously worked for John Pinder’s yard and has been building boats for over 25 years. Angonoka was created as an ideal long term cruising/live aboard narrowboat and has provided a comfortable home for her present owners for 10 years, whilst cruising the canal network extensively. Built in 2008 and fitted with a Beta B43 diesel engine. Owners moved ashore.
Crick area - £62,950 Angonoka photos and drawing

MORNING SWEETHEART59ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double, shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter, solar panels. Morning Sweetheart is the product of Bourne Boatbuilders and is fitted with a Vetus M4.17 diesel engine. The spacious saloon with its comfortable, swivel chairs will be the perfect place to relax in front of the fire watching TV or catching up with your favourite book. You can even lie in bed and watch the second provided television. When you can tear yourself away from that idyllic mooring spot, the semi-trad deck allows the second crew member (or guest) to accompany the steerer. Built in 2006. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £59,500 Morning Sweetheart photos and drawing

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BLACKBIRD55ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, composting wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.1kW inverter. The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is an American reconnaissance aircraft designed for stealth, so Blackbird is a very apt name for this boat. The striking black exterior features windows only on the starboard side, so if moored with this side to the canal, the interior has a very private feel. Most boats today are fitted out in a combination of hard and softwoods but Blackbird certainly breaks the mould, as painted panels and black vinyl flooring are used throughout, creating a modern, minimalist feel. A major benefit of this style must be that day to day cleaning and care will be kept to a minimum. Built and fitted out by Stillwater Narrowboats in 2010, Blackbird has a Beta B43 diesel engine. Owner moving ashore.
Crick area - £59,000 Blackbird photos and drawing

INKWENKWEZI 58ft 0in semi-trad narrow beam Dutch barge for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; diesel range; diesel cooking, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Year round the cabin is kept warm and dry by a range cooker which is run on kerosene (cheaper than diesel) in this GAS FREE boat. The REVERSE LAYOUT conveniently puts the galley at the stern, not only ideal when on the move by keeping the cook in contact with the steerer, but also provides plenty of ventilation when meals are being prepared. Narrowboats with portholes can sometimes have rather gloomy interiors but this certainly is not the case here, painted surfaces complimented by light oak and two sets of side doors complete with internal clear removable panels, create a bright cabin with a spacious feel. The midships bathroom is ideally situated between the forward master bedroom and the saloon with its comfortable sofa bed providing private access at night when guests come aboard. Built in 2009 by Legard Bridge Boats and fitted with a Barrus diesel engine and bow thruster. Owners moved ashore.
Crick area - £58,000 Inkwenkwezi photos and drawing

SILBER 51ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent crossbed double, single on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter, solar panels. Two names synonymous with quality were brought together in the building of Silber, shell by G&J Reeves and fit-out by Blue Haven Marine. For the length she packs a lot in, including a single dinette opposite the decent-sized galley, large crossbed and comfortable saloon. Yet the external appearance and sound is of a traditional narrowboat with boatman’s cabin and vintage engine, due to the Ron Hough traditional decoration, aft solid fuel range and Beta Tug engine with bow thruster. Built in 2000. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £57,500 Silber photos and drawing

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SHIRAZ 57 57ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. From the outside, Shiraz is not immediately recognisable as an Aqualine, although the inside is with granite worktops and clever pull-out storage spaces in the galley. Easy access wide steps to the stern avoid the often tight access for a trad stern boat, and enhance the bedroom, which features additional storage cupboards above the bed. Powered by the trusted Isuzu engine with low running hours for the age. Built 2004. Selling due to lack of use.
Crick area - £55,995 Shiraz 57 photos and drawing

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NINEVEH 57ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 8 berths: permanent extending double crossbed (makes up to super king size), 4 singles, 2 upper bunk singles (singles can make 2 doubles); shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; brand new solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. An exceptionally well designed boat, fitted out to a similarly high standard by DB Boatfitting, more versatile accommodation would be hard to find. The berths can be arranged in a multitude of different ways, all having private access to a loo in the night! The open front well deck and semi-trad stern means that there is ample space outside for everyone when cruising with the whole family or friends. Based on a shell built in 2001 by JL Pinder & Son with a Shire 2000 diesel engine. Owners buying a bigger boat through ABNB.
Crick area - £54,500 Nineveh photos and drawing

SNOWGOOSE 54ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent crossbed double, 2 bunk beds (lower bunk can convert to double); shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Few boat building companies can boast such a long period of prolific production as Colecraft, they have been the main suppliers of shells to several hire companies and have always proved popular with the private market. The owner of Snowgoose went on to compete the internal fit-out to his own design, making it suitable to accommodate a family with children or a couple who enjoy cruising in the company of two friends. Built in 2008 with a Beta B38 engine and Vetus bow thruster. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £53,000 Snowgoose photos and drawing

CHARIS 69ft 11in plus hinged fender cruiser narrowboat for sale with 8 berths: permanent double, 4 singles, double on L-shape seating; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1,5kW inverter. Built in a cruiser style, Charis, for the first three years of her life did sterling service as a hire boat before passing into private hands. She is equipped with a robust Isuzu diesel engine with 330Ah of domestic battery power, which is maintained by a bank of solar panels. The interior cabin lends itself ideally as a family boat or is equally suited for cruising with friends. Each of the four sleeping areas have access to a shower room without disturbing other crew members. The current 230V system could be upgraded with the addition of a landline connection and a ring main. Based on a Colecraft shell with a fit-out by Oxfordshire Narrowboats, she was built in 2003. Selling to buy a shorter boat.
Crick area - £49,950 Charis phots and drawing

NAUTI-LASS 57ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel central heating (currently inoperable); gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Originating from the same area of the country as R&D Fabrications, Polar Narrowboats look very similar in design and execution of steelwork is very much on par with R&D. Steelwork on Nauti-Lass is highlighted by the excellent paintwork which has been meticulously maintained. Inside the layout is traditional with bedroom aft of the shower room and saloon situated at the forward end of the accommodation. The ergonomic galley is large and fitted with ample amounts of storage; perfect for liveaboard or long term cruising. To the forward end of the saloon the steps provide in-built storage for cruising essentials. Fitted out in 2009 by Grantham Bridge Boat Services, Nauti-Lass has a Beta 43 engine. Owners moving back onto the land.
Crick area - £49,000 Nauti Lass photos and drawing

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EMILY62ft 11in (plus hinged fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: 2 permanent doubles, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW (est) inverter. Two well known, respected names of the canal industry come together in Emily, shell by Pro Build who were based in Warwickshire, a popular choice of many private owners and boat builders alike, with a fit-out by Black Prince Holidays, a long established company renowned for the quality of their boats. The saloon at the forward end of the cabin is open-plan with four freestanding easy chairs as well as the fixed L-shape seating and features a Morso multi-fuel stove which should make it very cosy in the winter months. Built in 2007 with an Isuzu engine. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £48,000 Emily photos and drawing

STURGEON 41ft 8in tug style narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 2 berths: cross double in BMC bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, halogen hob, microwave, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter, 7kW engine driven generator. The two well respected names in the boat building industry of G&J Reeves and Blue Haven Marine have come together to create an interesting, good looking, GAS FREE boat. Cooks needs are taken care of by the well thought out galley, which includes a halogen hob and combination oven/grill/microwave along with the usual fridge. When 230V power is required and not running the engine is the preferred option, the 3kW Mastervolt inverter will supply your needs. The sleeping accommodation is in the Boatman’s cabin which is beautifully decorated by none other than Ron Hough. Sturgeon has a Beta 2203 Propgen diesel engine with hydraulic drive to the propeller, installed inside a sound deadening cocooon with further noise reduction provided by acoustic foam, all situated under the tug deck. Built in 2000. Owners have insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £46,000 Sturgeon photos and drawing

LEONARD 57ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on convertible bench seat; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Stenson Boatbuilders, based at Midland Canal Centre, have been involved in the sphere of constructing narrowboats for the canal leisure sector longer than most, they began in 1986. The owners from new have maintained Leonard to a high standard, with the exterior paintwork glistening in the sunlight and the crisp interior that certainly does not look its age. With all the onboard electrical equipment modern boaters enjoy, Leonard could benefit from the installation of an inverter/charger, which should not prove too much of a challenge to fit. Leonard has a Barrus diesel engine and was built in 1998. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £46,000 Leonard photos and drawing

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TOAD 57ft 5in trad narrowboat with Boatman's Cabin for sale with 5 berths: cross double in BMC bed box, child's single on bench seat in BMC, double on sofa bed; shower, brand new cassette wc; solid fuel stove and BMC range, gas cooking, 230V fridge, space and plumbing for washing machine; 2kW inverter/charger. Toad has shapely steelwork by the renowned Mike Heywood. A triangular clothed cabin over the well deck gives a huge workshop space, useful for additional storage. Inside, a traditionally painted and scumbled Boatman's Cabin complete with Epping solid fuel range and the traditional bed box which sleeps two and a child. The engine room houses the rugged Lister twin pot engine with vertical exhaust stack which will be the envy of all your friends and turn many a gongoozlers head! The full width shower room has a brand new cassette toilet fitted, and the custom built galley has the sought after Belfast style sink, with space and plumbing in place for a washing machine. The cosy saloon has a sofa bed with another solid fuel stove to keep the chill off in the winter months. Selling due to bereavement.
Crick area - £41,500 Toad photos and drawing

CHARITY 52ft 2in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on L-shaped dinette, double on extending bench seat; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boasting four berths in two separate cabins with the aft cabin having scope for alteration to accommodate a permanent crossbed double. Walk-through bathroom with a bath, and a good sized galley amidships with ample cupboards. Powered along by the popular Barrus Shire engine, enjoy the cruiser aft deck with guests to keep the helmsman company. The shell comes from STS who are ex-employees of Liverpool Boats, they set up on their own after the company scaled production down and Charity is another one of their creations. Fitted out by Nene Narrowboats in 2004. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £39,000 Charity photos and drawings

JAYNAR 48ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on convertible bench seat; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel blown air heater, gas fired radiant heater; gas cooking, gas fridge; 0.8kW inverter. Jaynar is an opportunity to purchase a narrowboat based on a sought after Colecraft shell, at a price that should not break the bank. If you are keen on DIY, there is great scope for improvement as time goes by. The aft utility cabin was originally meant to be used to house the cassette toilet, but the current owners preferred the wc to be placed in the shower room. This cabin would also be ideal as a small workshop area, and with upgrades to the electrical system, such as a larger inverter or the installation of a landline, it may be possible to fit a washing machine and associated plumbing. Jaynar was built in 1990 and has a BMC 1.8 diesel engine. Selling as owners have bought another boat.
Crick area - £35,950 Jaynar photos and drawing

SIRIUS 50ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Sirius, at 50ft 5in in length, is capable of exploring the entire connected canal and river network with ample motive power provided by her Thornycroft 33hp engine. The accommodation, although primarily for two, has scope for two guests to accompany you on your travels. Based on a sailaway from well thought of Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilders, the fit-out was completed by the first owner. There is scope to improve Sirius (and this is reflected in the price) as time allows, although serviceable, her outside looks could benefit from a lick of paint and if you are handy with a paintbrush then the cost should not be prohibitive. The electrical system could be upgraded with the addition of an inverter/charger and a larger battery bank, to allow use of all the modern mains voltage equipment that many boaters require when away from a landline connection. Built in 1990, the owners are hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £29,000 Sirius photos and drawing

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.... BEFORE YOU VISIT ABNB AT CRICK WHARF.

We welcome visitors seven days a week between 10am to 4pm (or dusk).

We ask you to phone because:
1) Many of our boats are not at Crick - they are outlying and viewings can be easily arranged.
2) We only permit accompanied viewings on boats at Crick - we never just hand out keys.
3) You need to know that the boat(s) you wish to view is (are) still available before you travel.
4) Our aim is to spend quality time with you. If you need advice a member of the team is here to talk about all aspects of narrowboating.

....so please phone 01788 822 115 before you visit.

STAR 35ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: cross double in BMC bed box with room for a child's single on bench seats; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Built in 2017 with a shell by Dave Clarke who is one of the canal's most experienced builders. Fitted out by the owner who has several other quality fit-outs under his belt, Star is a compact, but well planned out REVERSE LAYOUT design with an abundance of attention to detail throughout. The cabin has been themed on a Boatman's cabin with traditional panelled furniture and a mixture of scumbling and modern white panelling. The snug saloon has working boat features with plenty of storage space. Star has a Beta 38 diesel engine. Owner is hanging up his windlasses.
Mid Levels, Cambs - £39,500 Star photos and drawing

CHEDWORTH 62ft 3in (plus 1ft 8in fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, two permanent singles that make up to a double; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. Built in 1997 by JL Pinder, and fitted out by Black Prince Narrowboats, Chedworth was originally used as one of their hire fleet. The saloon is open plan and at just over 15ft there is plenty of space for your own free standing furniture. Diesel central heating and a solid fuel stove will keep you warm and cosy in the colder months. Sleeping accomodation is in two separate cabins in the form of a double and two singles, or two doubles. Powered by a sturdy Kubota diesel engine, Chedworth has a cruiser stern making your journey along the canal system a social affair. Owners are selling due to lack of use.
Ashby Canal, Leics - £40,500 Chedworth photos and drawing

ROSE OF ARDEN50ft 3in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent crossbed double, single on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V/230V combined fridge/freezer, washer; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Both the well and semi-trad decks are protected, the former by a fitted cratch board and cover, with the latter having a fitted ‘pram-type’ cover on a folding frame which makes for comfortable all-weather cruising (particularly on exposed rivers), and creates a conservatory extension to the cabin. The smart interior, in the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT, is custom-built in ash and is designed for practical use, with wide central doors. Rose of Arden has been well maintained including a recent re-paint and is waiting for her new owners to start their life afloat. Built by Price Fallows and fitted out by Richards Narrowboats in 2004. Selling to buy a motorhome.
Dudley No.2, W Mids - £52,000 Rose of Arden photos and drawings

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YOUNG GEORGE 47ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cosy double on L-shape; shower, pump out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1kW inverter. Star Line Boats formally Measham Boats have been a respected builder of substantial, neatly proportioned shells for many years. Young George was originally built to be a hire boat in 2016, but has had very little use. The interior is light and modern with painted ply panels and solid ash framing, in a popular REVERSE LAYOUT style. In 2018 Young George was fitted with a brand new Barrus Shire engine and has just 24 hours on the clock. The hull was also grit blasted and coated with 2 pack epoxy. If you are looking for your first boat in an easily manageable length, then Young George may be the one for you. Selling as the owners are hanging up their windlasses.
Coventry Canal, Warks - £59,950 Young George photos and drawing

MY TALITHA 62ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Great narrowboats always start with a superb shell and amongst canal boat enthusiasts, shells from the Tyler/Wilson group have always been held in high regard and Tim Tyler is part of this dynasty. The fine shapely shell features a Josher style bow, replica rivets, roof stop beam, scrolled cants and handrails, with the perfect amount of cabin up-lift, all in all they just look right and they swim well too. MY Talitha is not just about the steelwork, Roger Myers, a professional yacht builder completed the interior with copious amounts of solid hardwood creating a luxurious narrowboat for two, ideal for full time residential use including holidays away from her home mooring. Built in 2003 with a Beta JD3 engine. Owners have insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
G U Canal, Northants - £76,950 My Talitha photos and drawing

SUKI TOO 57ft 6in narrow beam Dutch barge narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on raised Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc, cassette wc and washbasin in separate cabin; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, full size washing machine; 1.8kW inverter, 6hp bow thruster, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Built in 2000 by Piper Boatbuilding, and fitted out by the owner to a very high standard. Attention to detail is exemplary in this REVERSE LAYOUT boat, with handmade routed trims and joints. The internal storage has been well thought out and is plentiful, with sliding panels hiding electrical and plumbing isolators. The narrow beam Dutch barge style exterior has spacious fore and aft decks, with extra wide 5in gunwales giving you a feeling of sure footedness when walking along the boat. An acrylic pram cover over the aft deck is an ideal place to sit and keep the helmsman company whilst cruising, enjoy a glass of wine, or simply to shed your muddy shoes before entering the boat. With a Perkins 3HD46 diesel engine and a 6hp bow thruster, maneouverability should be straight forward. Ill health forces sale.
G U Canal, Northants - £62,500Suki Too photos and drawing

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EPICUREAN 58ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. Dreaming of a life afloat or extended holidays, but work commitments just get in the way, then Epicurean could provide a solution. The spacious REVERSE LAYOUT accommodation is for two with room in the saloon to add additional furniture if required, with the office allowing work to be carried on whilst cruising. The fixed forward bulkhead with glazed doors over the head of the bed, allow light to flood in and provide excellent ventilation, with the same being said about the office’s side doors and lets not forget the roof mounted houdini hatch in the galley. Built and fitted out by Hixon Boats in 2005. Epicurean has a Vetus M4.17 diesel engine and a bow thruster. Selling to fund a new venture.
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K & A Canal, Berks - £57,500 Epicurean photos and drawing

ENTERPRISE 53ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; diesel stove, gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter, solar panels. South West Durham was a long established production builder whose boats can be seen all over the system. The build specification is of the Castle Class for Nottingham Castle Marina, as proudly identified by the brass plaque astern, and is of the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT. The off line galley has good storage and work space, boosted by a hinged worktop/shelf which could act as a breakfast bar if needs be. Built in 2003, Enterprise has a Beta B35 engine and a Vetus 75kgf bow thruster. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £51,500 Enterprise photos and drawing

ELLISIANA 62ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on raised dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.2kW diesel generator, solar panels. With a shell by the respected Reeves and a high quality interior by one of the waterways’ award winning boat fitters, Kingsground Narrowboats, Ellisiana is a thoroughly modern state-of-the-art craft equipped to a high specification. Note the unusual extended steel cabin roof over the full-height forward well deck which creates a conservatory-like addition to the saloon area. Lined out in maple, the interior has a light and spacious feel, assisted by the larger than average windows and ports. Maintained to a high standard, including a recent repaint. Built in 2002 and fitted with Beta BV1903 engine and bow thruster. Selling due to European boat purchase.
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G U Canal, Leics - £76,000 Ellisiana photos and drawing

ENTERPRISE NO 2 50ft 3in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Enterprise No. 2 features the combined efforts of an Alexander Boats built shell and an interior fitout by the vastly experienced John Lillie of Riverview Narrowboats - a long standing partnership that produced many fine quality boats. The almost immaculate state of the engine bay is always a good indicator of the high level of attention that has been paid to her up keep, and is reflected in the general internal condition of the boat. Housed within the engine bay there is a hire-operators’ favourite 42hp Isuzu engine, a battery bank of superior AGM batteries that are charged via a Sterling alternator controller. Built in 2005. Change in family circumstances force the sale.
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Crick area - £49,950 Enterprise No 2 photos and drawing

RENVYLE II50ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: double on L-shape dinette, double on Pullman dinette, single bunk; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Renvyle II has been owned by the same family since new, and she is now reluctantly being sold due to insufficient time for her to be enjoyed. This go-anywhere length boat had a full re-fit in 2001 and provides plenty of storage. There are two sleeping or seating areas, with the shower room in-between, both cabins have make-up double berths on either the Pullman dinette aft or the L-shape dinette forward, with the fifth berth, suitable for a child, being over the aft bed. Propulsion is by the Vetus diesel engine, which has low running hours on the clock for a boat of this age. If 230V power is required when away for your home mooring, it should not prove too difficult to have an inverter installed. Shell by Liverpool Boats. Selling due to a lack of use.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £34,950 Renvyle II photos and drawing

MONGOOSE 56ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double in Pullman dinette, double on L-shape bench seats; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 2.5kW Mastervolt Mass inverter. Mongoose is in the ever popular cruiser style design from Liverpool Boats. At 56ft she comfortably falls into the go-anywhere category and is capable of taking her new owners to the far flung reaches of the connected canal and river system. With six berths, Mongoose provides good interior cabin space when cruising with friends or family. The compact second toilet compartment, complete with washbasin forms an en-suite to the aft master bedroom, which adds privacy when guests are staying aboard. Built in 2006, Mongoose has been maintained throughout her life, including grit blasting and a complete re-paint in 2014. Mongoose has an Isuzu 35 diesel engine. Owners are selling due to lack of use.
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Crick area - £56,000 Mongoose photos and drawing

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BLACK ROSE 70ft 0in x 12ft 0in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent doubles; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator, 4 solar panels. The REVERSE LAYOUT with her open-plan saloon/galley and forward bedroom (along with second central bedroom), feels more spacious than many two bedroom houses, whilst her large shower room cannot fail to prove popular. Wide beam craft lend themselves to full time residential use and as such Black Rose could prove ideal. The aft cruiser style deck with double glazed wheelhouse allows easy access and is equipped with wrap around seat lockers, and of course it is the ideal place to while away the hours. Built & fitted out by Burscough Boats in 2017, Black Rose has a Barrus 70 engine and 125kgf bow thruster. Owner has moved ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £149,950 Black Rose photos and drawing

BOADICEA 60ft 7in x 10ft 10in (reported) wide beam Dutch barge for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, 230V underfloor heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 2.1kW inverter, 3.7kW generator. Here is a rare opportunity to own a characterful replica Dutch barge. Now you may think that owning a craft like this would have a very restricted cruising range but situated in the right area, there are many miles of wide canals and rivers which can be explored, and Boadicea should even be suitable for the odd coastal trip. The powerful 90hp Perkins diesel engine provides the necessary thrust, whilst the hardwood wheelhouse (which raises and lowers hydraulically) gives all round superb visibility and at the end of a hard days cruising why not put your feet up and relax in this airy space with a glass (or mug!) of something warming. Equally Boadicea would prove ideal for static residential use with her present mooring available for a suitable applicant. The separate aft cabin would make a great office, studio or childs bedroom. Steelwork by Belpro Engineering Services and fitted out by present and previous owners. Boat built 2003. Selling to move ashore.
L & L Canal, W Yorks - £108,000 Boadicea photos and drawing

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JOHNS BUOY 57ft 5in x 12ft 11in wide beam river cruiser for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, permanent single; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher; 3kW inverter. Stepping aboard Johns Buoy, one is struck by the very tangible difference between a 6ft something traditional width narrowboat and a wide beam design. Thanks to the available space, the cabin interior is perhaps more reminiscent of a modern apartment than what springs to mind when imagining a home on the canals or rivers. Since being built she has been used for residential use, yet is equipped with all the systems and capacity to enjoy cruising. The REVERSE LAYOUT features a light and open aft galley with breakfast bar, a generously proportioned saloon, and two separate forward bedrooms, all benefiting from plenty of storage. Beneath the wheelhouse there is a 90hp Barrus engine, and there are hydraulic bow and stern thrusters that will be of great help when handling a boat of this size. Shell by Burscough Boats in 2013. Owner has moved ashore.
R Weaver, Cheshire - £95,000 Johns Buoy photos and drawing

DUNVEGAN 48ft 7in x 10ft 6in wide beam Dutch barge for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent doubles (1 in forward cabin, 1 in aft cabin); shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel blown air heater; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washing machine; 5kW cocooned diesel generator, 1.5kW inverter, solar panels. Few inland boat builders were better suited to creating replica Dutch barges than French & Peel, who worked as shipbuilders for the long established shipwrights Richard Dunston, before setting up in their own right. The company continued shipbuilding practices, so that craft were built on ring frames; and Dunvegan has a vee-shaped hull rather than a flat bottom, which was grit blasted in 2001, with regular blackings in Comastic since. For those low bridges, and high summer days, the iroko upper wheel house is nicely demountable. The craft has nicely balanced lines, with aft cabin, providing comfortable accommodation for two couples. The powerful 67hp Perkins/Sabre diesel engine, aided by a Vetus bow thruster, has proved ideally suited for the owners extensive cruising of continental Europe waterways, including France, Germany, Holland and Belgium.
Fossdyke Nav, Lincs - £97,500 Dunvegan photos and drawing

SAPPHIRE IN STEEL 55ft 0in x 10ft 6in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Whilst wide beam boats are especially suitable for full time live on use, there are still many navigable miles of canals to explore and if you are used to narrow beam accommodation, the second you step aboard you will be amazed at just how much more roomy they feel. For instance, the full sized double bed with its ex-church pew foot board, is situated across the beam of the boat, allowing access from either side without interrupting passage through the cabin. Built and fitted out by M&P Steelcraft in 2006, Sapphire in Steel has a Barrus Shire 50 engine. Owners moved ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £69,500 Sapphire in Steel photos and drawing

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STEM TO STERN 2 56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.2kW inverter. Stem to Stern, is headed up by Phil Herrington, who learnt his trade and skills in the demanding cabinet making/shop fitting world, so obviously the boats name is only temporary and awaits you to name her. The quality REVERSE LAYOUT is completed in a pleasing combination of oak and painted panels, which is not only easy on the eye but the contemporary finish maximises the available light making her cabin a very pleasant place to be. Built 2018 and has a Vetus M4.45 diesel engine and bow thruster fitted.
Crick area - £129,950 Stem to Stern 2 photos and drawing

DYNASTY 59ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent single bunk beds, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, bow thruster. If your preference is for bright colourful finishes this could be the perfect boat for you. Absolutely brand new, with only 2 hours on her Vetus M4.45 engine, the first time she got her bottom wet was when she was craned into the water at Crick. The REVERSE LAYOUT is perfect for a family as children will love their own bedroom with bunk beds, which is situated in the centre of the boat allowing a private master bedroom in the bow. There is even another two berths available on the well thought out extending L-shape settee. The joinery is all to a high standard with hard wearing easy-clean surfaces on birch plywood (not mdf) including Karndean flooring throughout. Based on a Mike Christian shell with a fit out by Nottingham Boat Co.
Crick area - £119,950 Dynasty photos and drawing

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GULFSTREAM 57ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; shower over bath, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, spin dryer; 1.5kW inverter. The owner fitted out Gulfstream to a spacious design with the 17ft saloon providing ample space for easy chairs, two built in bench style sofas and has scope for you to add more fixed or freestanding furniture to suit your needs. With a trusty Isuzu 42hp diesel engine and a length of 57ft 1in, every part of the connected canal and river system is within reach for you to explore. So you may ask why a boat with such a pedigree is coming to the market at just this price. Well unfortunately the external paintwork is past its prime and the boat could do with a re-paint, this of course could be of huge benefit to you if you are handy with a paintbrush, you could bring Gulfstream back to her former glory at a fraction of the cost of employing a professional boat painter. Shell built in 2004 by Piper Boats. Selling due to bereavement.
G U Canal, Leics - £45,000 Gulfstream photos and drawing

ANNIE 57ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 12V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter. If you are planning a life afloat for you and your partner then Annie has a suitable specification. A much banded about term is the “go-anywhere length”, which consensus of opinion says is 57 feet, so Annie meets this criteria. Internally the cabin benefits from a partial re-fit with easy care/maintenance painted surfaces and reclaimed solid oak flooring which dates from the 1930’s. This creates a bright modern interior and makes the most of the available light from the portholes even on the darkest of days. Based on a shell from Evans and Son, Annie was built in 2003 and has a Peugeot engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £55,000 Annie photos and drawing

ASH 57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer; 2.1kW inverter, solar panel. 57ft is considered by many people to be the ideal narrowboat length, making for easy passage of most of the canal and river system, and Ash would make a great starter boat to begin your life afloat. The well and cruiser decks allow plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise, making cruising with family and friends a pleasure. The very popular REVERSE LAYOUT with the galley being situated in the rear of the cabin is bright and airy with ample work space (also great for the cups of tea whilst cruising). The well known Isuzu engine coupled with a bow thruster makes for easy manouvering.
G U Canal, Leics - £49,950 Ash photos and drawing

LADY ESPHA II 60ft 4in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower over bath, pump-out wc, solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter. A well thought out interior by Fenny Marine on a shapely shell by Colecraft Engineering. With an ever popular floating country cottage layout, there are many sensible, useful and interesting ideas incorporated into her design. Without being a slave to tradition, there are the best features of a Boatman’s cabin. When cruising on cool days there is nothing more comforting than the heat rising from the range (which can also cook your lunch) whilst on the move. Seating for crew members keeps the steerer company and it all turns into an independent cosy double bedroom at night time. Built in 1995 with a Perkins MC42 engine and bow thruster. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
G U Canal, Leics - £54,250 Lady Espha II photos and drawing

TAILORMADE 56ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, solar panel. With a shell from the well known builder G&J Reeves, an internal fit out by a reputable company, Aynho Wharf Boat Builders and a rugged Barrus engine you have all the makings of a well appointed boat. Internally well maintained by her owners means she is presented in a good order although the exterior could benefit from a little TLC. A thoughtful interior design gives the image of simplicity but with the added bonus of a comfortable boat to use for holidays or long term cruising. The well deck complete with cover, has winged panels to the cratch board allowing easy access to the gas locker. Built in 2000. Owner has bought a new boat.
G U Canal, Leics - £48,000 Tailormade photos and drawing

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LUSKENTYRE II 70ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double in bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 1kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Obviously 70ft boats give superb spacious accommodation and Luskentyre II is certainly no exception. On entering the boat from the fore end, the combined saloon and galley stretch for over 25ft, allowing room for a comfortable settee, separate freestanding gateleg table and chairs, along with copious amount of storage and worktop in the galley. Depending on your taste, the only item that you may feel is missing from this area, is the traditional boaters favourite, a solid fuel (or diesel) stove, but with this much space installation should not prove too much of a problem. Built in 2000 by Colecraft Engineering with a Barry Hawkins fit-out, a Gardner 3LW engine and bow thruster. Advancing years make single handed boating difficult.
G U Canal, Leics - £71,000 Luskentyre II photos and drawing

ADRIONA 58ft 8in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, 3kW diesel generator. Adriona, with its sociable cruiser stern, has been professionally fitted out in a modern style by Watercraft Boats, who have created a light and spacious ambience with extensive use of ash throughout the interior. Propulsion is delivered by the gutsy Isuzu 55hp diesel engine with manoeuvrability being aided by not only a hydraulic bow thruster but also a stern thruster, making handling a pleasure in the most difficult of situations including when mooring up or setting off. Shell built in 2005 by Pro-Build Narrowboats. Selling due to bereavement.
G U Canal, Northants - £54,000 Adriona photos and drawing

PICKLE 56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single on convertible bench seat; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panels. Pickle was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper, with motive power provided by a smooth running 43hp Beta Marine diesel engine, and a bow thruster aiding handling even in the most difficult of situations. Her accommodation is spacious, with the combined saloon and dining area leaving space for the free-standing sofa and dining compendium. Built in 2008. Ill health forces a reluctant sale.
G U Canal, Leics - £57,000 Pickle photos and drawing

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LOUISE II 55ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 1.8kW inverter. Stylish traditional-style narrowboat based on a shell from experienced Black Country builder, Limekiln Narrowboats, which is comfortably within the ʻgo-anywhereʼ length, fitted with a powerful, slow running 3-cylinder Perkins diesel engine, making Louise II ideal to explore the far flung reaches of the canal and river system. The layout is well suited to extended cruising or full time liveaboard use with the ability to invite two guests aboard. The forward cratch covered well deck incorporates two comfortable seats either side of a table, perfect for al fresco meals, and all of which fold away when not needed. Built in 1991 and being sold due to a lack of use.
G U Canal, Northants - £38,000 Louise II photos and drawing

ENDEAVOUR 70ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 10 berths: three permanent doubles, double on L-shape, two singles (makes a double); shower, two pump-out wc's; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Built in 2001 by award winning Stephen Goldsbrough with a shell from the popular Midland Canal Centre, Endeavour has been used within the Napton hire fleet and is now ready to retire from the fleet and become your floating home in which to explore the canal system in. The layout currently has three permanent double bedrooms and a rear cabin with two single berths which also make
a double, as well as the option to turn the L-shape into a single or a double. Endeavour would make an ideal boat for two couples/families looking for shared ownership or maybe an extended family seeking to boat together. However, the layout could easily be adapted to create a liveaboard with excellent storage and space. Propulsion is delivered by possibly the most popular diesel engine ever installed in narrowboats, the Beta 43 engine. Retiring from the hire fleet.
G U Canal, Leics - £44,750 Endeavour photos and drawing

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KERF 61ft 10in trad with BMC narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross spacious single in BMC bed box, child's single in BMC; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V combined fridge/freezer; 1kW inverter. Norton Canes Boatbuilders is a direct descendant of M E Braine, who were involved in restoring and repairing working boats and were regarded as the aristocrat of narrowboat builders in the `70s and `80s with the tradition then carried on by Graham Edgson. Kerf has to be described as in need of some TLC, if you are handy with a paintbrush, the exterior could once again be brought back to life. The Boatman’s cabin could have a range installed and needs cushions for the side and cross beds. The engine room has scope for addition of cupboards and other storage, but it is not all doom and gloom as this work could be carried out as time allowed. Fitted with a Lister LPWS4 diesel engine and a Nobel bow thruster. Built in 2000. Selling to move ashore.
G U Canal, Leics - £47,500 Kerf photos and drawing

ESMERALDA 62ft 4in tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in BMC; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel range; diesel range, ceramic 2 burner hob, washer; 3kW inverter, 6kW diesel generator. Esmeralda has the makings of a lovely boat, the owner chose Colecraft to build him a shell to his own design for him to fit-out during his retirement but unfortunately due to other commitments, his plans never quite came to fruition. The majority of the difficult work has been carried out, the desirable vintage Lister JP3 engine is fully installed and running and there is much of the equipment on board this GAS FREE boat ready to complete the fit-out. If you are looking for a project, handy with basic tools and a paintbrush but still wanting to cruise whilst carrying out the work, then Esmeralda could become the boat of your dreams. Built in 2002 and fitted with a bow thruster. Owner unable to complete fit-out due to illness.
G U Canal, Leics - £48,000 Esmeralda photos and drawing

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SARAH KATE 51ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: cosy double on L-shape dinette, single on bench seat; bath, cassette wc, solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, portable twin tub washing machine; 0.6kW inverter, solar panel. What do you do when you out grow the boat that you love? The answer is, you have it lengthened, but the present owners of this boat were so fond of her that they had Sarah Kate stretched three times! The words ‘versatile accommodation’ do not do this boat justice, there are no less than three main sitting areas and there is even a fourth place to sit which is on top of the bath (also a handy place to store bags etc). Remove the seat, and it becomes an ideal place to hang wet clothes to dry, but lets not forget that it is still a bath where you can soak away your aches and pains. Built by M&N Boatbuilders in 1992, lengthened in 2001, 2005 & 2013. Fitted out by first owner and Neil Stittle. Sarah Kate has a Nanni N3.30 diesel engine. Owners have insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Ashby Canal, Leics - £39,950 Sarah Kate photos and drawing

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DENEB 70ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 0.35 modified sine wave inverter, solar panels. If you are dreaming of a life afloat but still have work commitments, then the centrally positioned office will come into its own. The galley situated by the forward doors gives plenty of ventilation at warm times of the year and will prove ideal for the serious cook. Many narrowboats give scant regard to security, but Deneb is equipped with steel doors all round, portholes and narrow windows, also the best skylight locking device we have ever seen. The superb fit-out was completed in a hard wearing chunky style with much hardwood used in its construction by a professional boat builder, all overseen by the first owner who has kept a full history of the build and a comprehensive service record. Built in 2008 on a shell by Colecraft Engineering, Deneb has a Beta 43 engine and is being sold as the owner is moving ashore.
Ashby Canal, Leics - £81,950 Deneb photos and drawing

TITAN 57ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 5 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, single on Boatman's cabin seat; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range; gas cooking, gas/12V/230V fridge; 5.2kW diesel generator. Titan’s shell was produced by Canal Transport Services at their Norton Canes yard in 2006. Her fit-out was completed over the next six years to a very high standard by MG Boatfitting. Note the flowing lines and quality of her steelwork (beauty is not just skin deep however, the underwater section with its long swims should guarantee good handling capabilities). The main talking point has to be the magnificent Gardner 3LW marine diesel engine that sits majestically in its own cabin and produces the kind of mellow exhaust note that many boat owners can only dream of. Selling due to bereavement. Titan could be the motor boat to Tenacious.
S & W Canal, S Staffs - £80,000 Titan photos and drawing

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TAPESTRY 60ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating, cross double in BMC bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Tapestry is from the instantly recognisable Steve Hudson and the external quality is carried on internally by Hudson’s own in-house craftsmen, featuring sumptuous solid oak boarding, hardwearing laminate flooring, and of course their signature traditionally paneled and painted Boatman’s cabin. At just over 60ft, and with a 15mm baseplate for longevity, Tapestry is a chunky well built boat that gives plenty of cabin space with up to six berths in three separate cabins, which makes her ideal to invite friends aboard for sociable cruising. The exterior paintwork is faded and in need of some tlc, but this is reflected in the price. Built in 2008 and fitted with a Beta JD3 engine in its own engine room. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £69,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

MY TALITHA 62ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Great narrowboats always start with a superb shell and amongst canal boat enthusiasts, shells from the Tyler/Wilson group have always been held in high regard and Tim Tyler is part of this dynasty. The fine shapely shell features a Josher style bow, replica rivets, roof stop beam, scrolled cants and handrails, with the perfect amount of cabin up-lift, all in all they just look right and they swim well too. MY Talitha is not just about the steelwork, Roger Myers, a professional yacht builder completed the interior with copious amounts of solid hardwood creating a luxurious narrowboat for two, ideal for full time residential use including holidays away from her home mooring. Built in 2003 with a Beta JD3 engine. Owners have insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
G U Canal, Northants - £76,950 My Talitha photos and drawing

ESMERALDA 62ft 4in tug style narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in BMC; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel range; diesel range, ceramic 2 burner hob, washer, 3kW inverter, 6kW diesel generator. Esmeralda has the makings of a lovely boat, the owner chose Colecraft to build him a shell to his own design for him to fit-out during his retirement but unfortunately due to other commitments, his plans never quite came to fruition. The majority of the difficult work has been carried out, the desirable vintage Lister JP3 engine is fully installed and running and there is much of the equipment on board this GAS FREE boat ready to complete the fit-out. If you are looking for a project, handy with basic tools and a paintbrush but still wanting to cruise whilst carrying out the work, then Esmeralda could become the boat of your dreams. Built in 2002 and fitted with a bow thruster. Owner unable to complete fit-out due to illness.
G U Canal, Leics - £48,000 Esmeralda photos and drawings

KERF 61ft 10in trad with BMC narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross spacious single in BMC bed box, child's single in BMC; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V combined fridge/freezer; 1kW inverter. Norton Canes Boatbuilders is a direct descendant of M E Braine, who were involved in restoring and repairing working boats and were regarded as the aristocrat of narrowboat builders in the `70s and `80s with the tradition then carried on by Graham Edgson. Kerf has to be described as in need of some TLC, if you are handy with a paintbrush, the exterior could once again be brought back to life. The Boatman’s cabin could have a range installed and needs cushions for the side and cross beds. The engine room has scope for addition of cupboards and other storage, but it is not all doom and gloom as this work could be carried out as time allowed. Fitted with a Lister LPWS4 diesel engine and a Nobel bow thruster. Built in 2000. Selling to move ashore.
G U Canal, Leics - £47,500 Kerf photos and drawing

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TITAN 57ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 5 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, single on Boatman's cabin seat; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range; gas cooking, gas/12V/230V fridge; 5.2kW diesel generator. Titan’s shell was produced by Canal Transport Services at their Norton Canes yard in 2006. Her fit-out was completed over the next six years to a very high standard by MG Boatfitting. Note the flowing lines and quality of her steelwork (beauty is not just skin deep however, the underwater section with its long swims should guarantee good handling capabilities). The main talking point has to be the magnificent Gardner 3LW marine diesel engine that sits majestically in its own cabin and produces the kind of mellow exhaust note that many boat owners can only dream of. Selling due to bereavement. Titan could be the motor boat to Tenacious.
S & W Canal, S Staffs - £80,000 Titan photos and drawing

TOAD 57ft 5in trad narrowboat with Boatman's Cabin for sale with 5 berths: cross double in BMC bed box, child's single on bench seat in BMC, double on sofa bed; shower, brand new cassette wc; solid fuel stove and BMC range, gas cooking, 230V fridge, space and plumbing for washing machine; 2kW inverter/charger. Toad has shapely steelwork by the renowned Mike Heywood. A triangular clothed cabin over the well deck gives a huge workshop space, useful for additional storage. Inside, a traditionally painted and scumbled Boatman's Cabin complete with Epping solid fuel range and the traditional bed box which sleeps two and a child. The engine room houses the rugged Lister twin pot engine with vertical exhaust stack which will be the envy of all your friends and turn many a gongoozlers head! The full width shower room has a brand new cassette toilet fitted, and the custom built galley has the sought after Belfast style sink, with space and plumbing in place for a washing machine. The cosy saloon has a sofa bed with another solid fuel stove to keep the chill off in the winter months. Selling due to bereavement.
Crick area - £41,500 Toad photos and drawing

LUSKENTYRE II 70ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double in bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 1kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Obviously 70ft boats give superb spacious accommodation and Luskentyre II is certainly no exception. On entering the boat from the fore end, the combined saloon and galley stretch for over 25ft, allowing room for a comfortable settee, separate freestanding gateleg table and chairs, along with copious amount of storage and worktop in the galley. Depending on your taste, the only item that you may feel is missing from this area, is the traditional boaters favourite, a solid fuel (or diesel) stove, but with this much space installation should not prove too much of a problem. Built in 2000 by Colecraft Engineering with a Barry Hawkins fit-out, a Gardner 3LW engine and bow thruster. Advancing years make single handed boating difficult.
G U Canal, Leics - £71,000 Luskentyre II photos and drawing

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DEPOSITS received or due

JESSOP 54ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on extending settee in saloon; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Traditional style narrowboat of convenient go-anywhere length, with the canals’ most sought after engine, based on a shell from a highly experienced and respected builder, Colecraft, who can trace their continuous output back to 1974, with the interior by the equally thought of Barry Hawkins. A glorious Gardner 2LW, producing a mellow exhaust note, was totally rebuilt before installation, and it is offset to port to allow easy passage through the aft cabin. Of special note is the impressive stainless steel exhaust guards. Handling is aided by a bow thruster, making manoeuvres in difficult situations a pleasure. Built in 1999 and being sold as owners are hanging up their windlasses.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £52,000 Jessop photos and drawing

UHURU 44ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating, childs double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating (currently not working); gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. A substantially built cruiser, manufactured in China by East West Marine, under factory conditions, using predominately European sourced equipment and marketed by a British company. The specification features a 12mm thick baseplate, whilst worktops and wet room floor are of granite, and a large in-floor shower tray offers luxurious showering. Hard wearing bamboo timber (a renewable resource that has become one of the most important alternatives to tropical hardwoods in recent years, and not to be confused with garden canes) is used throughout the fitout, which provides an attractive and durable finish. Built in 2007 with a Barrus Shire 35 engine. Selling due to ill health.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
K & A Canal, Berks - £41,500 Uhuru photos and drawing

MAGGIE DERRIE 44ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape settee, child's double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, solar panel. A substantially built cruiser, manufactured in China by East West Marine, under factory conditions, using predominately European sourced equipment and marketed by a British company. The specification features a 12mm thick baseplate, whilst worktops and wet room floor are of granite, and a large in-floor shower tray offers luxurious showering. Hard wearing bamboo timber (a renewable resource that has become one of the most important alternatives to tropical hardwoods in recent years, and not to be confused with garden canes) is used throughout the fitout, which provides an attractive and durable finish. The popular Barrus Shire diesel engine is well matched for a boat of this length. Built in 2007. Owners retiring from cruising.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Ashby Canal, Leics - £41,000 Maggie Derrie photos and drawing

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