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FEATURE BOAT -THE GREAT ESCAPE 57ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on bench seat, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 2.7kW inverter. The majority of Heron boats that you see on the system are either of the semi or traditional design, but The Great Escape features a popular sociable cruiser deck, which not only allows the steerer to be kept company, but when your days boating is done is also a great place to while away the hours making use of the taff rail seating with a cooling drink to hand. In a similar vein, the cratch cover well deck provides seating and a drop down table for al fresco meals. Built in 2002 and powered by an Isuzu diesel engine. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £52,000 The Great Escape photos and drawing

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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 painted internal finishes this could be the boat for you. Absolutely brand new, with very few 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. Mike Christian shell with a fit out by Nottingham Boat Co.
Crick area - £109,950 Dynasty photos and drawing

PEJO 57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washing machine; 2.3kW inverter, solar panel. There is a contemporary feel to Pejo, named after the two builders, including an extensive use of glass. Not only are the shower linings glass, so are the internal privacy doors separating the forward bedroom from the central saloon. The bedroom includes a clever bed, whereby by day it is tucked out of the way, and at night electrically driven to become a 4ft 2in wide double. When cruising, the contained cruiser deck will help to keep dogs and young children from harm, and features cushioned seating for those warm summer evenings. Shell built by Victory Narrow Boats Ltd. New boat, the first boat from this builder.
Crick area - £98,950 Pejo photos and drawing

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THE LADY HANNAH 56ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, solar panels. Nearly all modern narrowboat shells are built from steel, but some are built from aluminium, with Sea Otter in their time being the clear market leader. Sea Otter boats are distinctively different in many ways, but especially for their low maintenance needs. The use of aluminium means that any hull paint coating is purely cosmetic and so removes the need for dry docking and blacking. There is space for freestanding furniture and a purpose designed wet locker, that is fitted with a shower tray to catch any drips, a heated towel rail and even an extractor fan to aid drying. Built in 2012, with a Vetus M4.17K diesel engine and a bow thruster. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £91,000 The Lady Hannah photos and drawing

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PHOEBE 59ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V combined fridge freezer, washer dryer; 1.3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Bow thruster. Phoebe has a traditional style shell built by the well known and respected Tim Tyler, complimented by a splendid Braidbar fit-out. The trusty Beta Marine engine and hydraulic bow thruster will make cruising a breeze, and the covered well deck is an ideal place to sit and take in the peaceful surroundings. Four owners have maintained Phoebe meticulously over the years and she remains in a superb condition.
Crick area - £67,500 Phoebe photos and drawings

PENTOWAN 57ft 10in 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, 230V fridge, washer & dryer; 1.8kW inverter, solar panel, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Bow thruster. Eye-level grill and oven are an added bonus and the attractive dresser accommodates lots of storage needed in the galley. Elsewhere storage is in abundance throughout the boat. Pentowan really is worth a visit especially if you are thinking of taking to the water on a long term basis: She has all the makings for a comfortable life afloat. Built by Heron Boatbuilders in 2001, owners selling to spend more time with the grand children.
Crick area - £54,500 Pentowan photos and drawings

THE GREAT ESCAPE 57ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on bench seat, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 2.7kW inverter. The majority of Heron boats that you see on the system are either of the semi or traditional design, but The Great Escape features a popular sociable cruiser deck, which not only allows the steerer to be kept company, but when your days boating is done is also a great place to while away the hours making use of the taff rail seating with a cooling drink to hand. In a similar vein, the cratch cover well deck provides seating and a drop down table for al fresco meals. Built in 2002 and powered by an Isuzu diesel engine. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £52,000 The Great Escape photos and drawing

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URQUHART CASTLE 57ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, with back boiler for central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 1.8kW inverter, solar panels. Fitted out by Castle Narrowboats in Worksop making good use of light hardwood throughout. Semi-trad in design, she appears to have a traditional profile but stepping aboard the large deck not only allows the steerer to be kept company with seating for the crew, but also provides some protection in inclement weather. A tonneau cover keeps this area dry when not in use. Built in 2001 and fitted with a Vetus engine. Selling due to bereavement.
Crick area - £49,950 Urquhart Castle photos and drawings

TAILOR MADE 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.
Crick area - £48,000 Tailormade photos and drawing

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ALLEXTON HALL 59ft 0in 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, 12V fridge; landline. If you are looking for an uncomplicated boat on which to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life, you may have to look no further. Allexton Hall is powered by a Lister 4-cylinder engine and is ideal for holidays with accommodation for four, suiting a couple with two guests. If you would like more creature comforts, the rudimentary 230V system could be up-graded with extra power outlets, and for use when away from a home mooring, an inverter could be fitted. The external paintwork is serviceable, but if you are handy with a paintbrush, the exterior could be transformed with the addition of painted panels and coachlines etc. There is, however all the essential equipment on board. Built in 1996. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £46,000 Allexton Hall photos and drawing

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C-WE-DIDIT 57ft 11in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on convertible bench seat; shower over bath, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer dryer, 3kW inverter. This REVERSE LAYOUT boat has a very useful aft dining area which doubles up as a bedroom when not in use. Moving into the good sized galley you will find all the mod cons await you with a full size washer/dryer, fridge and gas cooker with separate grill. The off-corridor bathroom is conveniently situated between the two sleeping areas and the forward cosy saloon has two comfy freestanding chairs to relax in after a days cruising. Built 2009 by ProBuild and S Fox fitted with Isuzu 42 diesel. Selling as owners are hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £45,000 C-We-Didit photos and drawings

ARTFUL BODGER 67ft 1in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, short double on convertible bench seat; shower over hip bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. It’s fair to say that the Artful Bodger has gone through a few changes in her life, she left the Colecraft yard at 54 feet and as a pretty standard cruiser style boat, but in 2013 she went through some radical changes. Andicraft lengthened her to 67 feet with a tug deck and mock cargo hold added, she now certainly stands out from the crowd. The Artful Bodger may not have all the latest bells and whistles found on the majority of today’s narrowboats, but is probably all the better for it, they say less is more. A large wood burning stove heats 2 radiators and a large bore pipe system by gravity, so no noisy pump or drain on the batteries. The rustic style fitout utilises a considerable amount of reclaimed material all in a chunky style. Built 1984 with 2018 hull survey to read. Selling as moved ashore.
Crick area - £44,500 Artful Bodger photos and drawings

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BLACKDEN GEM 54ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3.5kW engine driven generator, 0.6kW inverter & 2 small inverters which plug into 12V sockets. On our approach to Blackden Gem, her shapely traditionally styled, well proportioned shell was a pleasure to behold. Stepping aboard, the pine tongue and groove internal lining has mellowed to a golden hue and gives a timeless feel. Purely a two berth boat, the current owners have enjoyed extended holidays and she is now ready for her new owners to enjoy everything she has to offer. Her length should make her easy to handle and is capable of taking you anywhere on the waterways system you may wish to go, and indeed the current owners have done just that. Built and fitted out by Orchard Marina in 1994, she has a Beta BV1305 engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £42,000 Blackden Gem photos and drawing

MAUDE 44ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. A distinctive feature of Maude is the pram cover over the semi-trad deck, that will keep both the steerer, crew and the deck itself protected from the elements. This sheltered area along with the cratch covered well deck can provide ample space for the dry storage of items outside the interior cabin. The pram cover also has the benefit of having removable side panels that allow the deck to either be partially open (as seen in the above photo) or completely closed off. The interior has been fitted out in light ash by Lees Narrowboats, including stylish granite worktops in both the galley and the full width shower room. Shell built in 2006 by Agadir Yachts Morocco and being sold due to the owners returning to New Zealand.
Crick area - £42,000 Maude 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 - £42,000 Sturgeon photos and drawing

ALOUISE 48ft 3in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Internally, Alouise has a modern, bright and airy feel to her but the external paintwork is in need of attention and the price reflects this fact. A recent hull survey is available to read in the ABNB office. Creature comforts are taken care of by the economical diesel central heating system, pump out wc and simple gas cooking, whilst toe toasting warmth is provided by the solid fuel stove. There is of course space for two occasional guests and with the social cruiser stern, your guests can keep you company whilst at the helm. Built 2007 by Liverpool Boats with Isuzu 35 diesel engine. Selling to pursue a new venture.
Crick area - £40,950 Alouise photos and drawings

RAINBOWS END 37ft 10in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single on L-shaped settee; quadrant shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge freezer. Built in 2007 by Cauldon Boats with a shell from the well respected Piper Boats. They say good things come in small packages and this is certainly the case with Rainbows End. Just think of some of the pluses - ease of finding mooring spots in popular places, and then there’s the economical ownership costs. In a boat of this length, careful planning has to go into the cabin layout, and at just under 38ft this is a masterpiece of design. Fitted with a Vetus diesel engine. Selling as purchasing another boat.
Crick area - £36,500 Rainbows End photos and drawings

RENVYLE II 50ft 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.
Crick area - £34,950 Renvyle II 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.

MOIRA MAY 56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels, bow thruster. For many looking for a liveaboard boat there is often a wish list of desirable features and Moira May certainly has plenty of these. The opening portholes are aided by a skylight in the saloon and windows in the dinette and galley, the latter of which benefits from a set of side doors with a removable inner panel. The forward bulkhead has steel-skinned outer doors (for extra security) and a pair of glazed inner doors, again helping to make a bright and cheerful interior. Built in 2004 and fitted with a Barrus 2002 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
S Oxon Canal, Warks - £58,500 Moira May photos and drawing

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ZENITH 57ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in Boatmans cabin, double on airbed in saloon; shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer dryer; 2.5kW inverter. A fine example of S M Hudson’s elegant tug style narrowboat with Hudson’s favoured vintage Lister JP3. The shell built in 1996 was meticulously fitted out by the first owner over a period of four years at Hudson’s yard. He used in-house materials and closely followed Hudson’s layout/joinery practice with impressive, careful workmanship. Much admired, she has been maintained to a high standard over the past ten years by the present owners. Accommodation is for two people and in the Boatman’s cabin there is an ingenious solid ‘fill-in’ piece that turns the whole cabin into a generous sized double bed and enables the occupants to sleep lengthwise. Hull survey dated 2019. Selling as moving back ashore.
G U Canal, Leics - £68,500 Zenith photos and drawings

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 - £60,000 Luskentyre II photos and drawing

BLUE MISCHIEF 60ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel boiler, gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. The semi-trad deck is great for sociable cruising and as the seats are fitted with custom-made cushions, it is an ideal spot to sit and watch the world drift by. There is also the added benefit of a cover over the well deck with hinged cratch board. In the cabin the fit-out is in attractive painted & oak and is enhanced by granite worktops in the galley. Ample power for canal and river use is provided by the Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Built in 2007 by Liverpool Boat Co. Selling to move ashore.
Oxford Canal, Oxon - £64,000 Blue Mischief photos and drawing

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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 - £51,950 Pickle photos and drawing

GONE BUSH 69ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 2kW inverter, 7kW cocooned diesel generator. Jonathan Wilson has a reputation for fine lines and this shell is no exception, move inside to the well executed fitout by the equally well known Fernwood and together you have a very well equipped luxurious boat. This is a GAS FREE boat. Side doors either side of the cabin give a bright airy feel and can be used all year round thanks to the internal glazed doors. Above average storage make this a perfect residential or long term cruising boat. Built in 2009 and powered by a Beta B43 engine aided by a bow thruster. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
G U Canal, Leics - £93,000 Gone Bush photos and drawing

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ROSE OF ARDEN 50ft 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 - £49,500 Rose of Arden photos and drawings

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INAPICKLE 44ft 11in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped settee; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge freezer. Produced by the vastly experienced Liverpool Boats, she would make an ideal starter boat for a couple to begin their life afloat. As with a lot of Liverpool Boats the 6ft 9in headroom favours the taller boater. Alternatively for those who are wishing to return to boating, her compact size and hence lower associated costs would make her the perfect little ‘run around’ for getting back out on the canals for holiday trips. Built in 2004 and fitted with an Isuzu diesel engine. Selling as purchasing a new boat.
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Crick area - £39,950 In a Pickle photos and drawings

FALCON 57ft 0in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double in bmc bed box; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Respected for their attention to detail and a leading name of their era, Marque Narrowboats traditional shells boast understated curves, chunky detailing and a clean finish. Recessed panels to the aft cabin have been well executed with the superstructure benefiting from a professional re-paint including signwriting and attractive painted panels in 2016, whilst the hull was re-blacked early 2019. The traditional Lister JP2 engine chugs along in its own engine room forward of the scumbled and traditionally decorated Boatman’s cabin. Built in 1992. Selling to move ashore.
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Crick area - £57,000 Falcon photos and drawing

PIPPIN 42ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Built by Wedgewood Narrowboats who were based in Middlewich on the Trent and Mersey Canal, with a stylish shell enhanced with a Josher style bow from JL Pinder and Sons. The hull was grit blasted at build and coated with 2 pack epoxy. The REVERSE LAYOUT with exceptional headroom lends a spacious feeling to the interior. Built in 2011 and fitted with an Isuzu 35 diesel engine. Selling as hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £42,000 Pippin photos and drawings

MYSTIQUE 58ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; quadrant shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. Mystique would make a great starter boat to begin your life afloat. The sleeping accommodation is perfect for a family or equally for cruising with friends. There is no lack of storage onboard and the open plan saloon and galley gives a spacious feeling to the living area. Dining for four is at the compendium style table in the saloon which neatly folds away when not in use. The covered well deck also provides an alternative space to sit and watch the world go by or a handy undercover area for summer eating. Mystique has benefited from a recent external repaint. Built by Liverpool Boats in 2002. Selling due to bereavement.
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Crick area - £46,000 Mystique photos and drawings

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.
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Crick area - £57,500 Silber photos and drawing

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.
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Crick area - £64,850 Tapestry photos and drawing

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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.
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Crick area - £44,500 Charis phots and drawing

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.
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Crick area - £62,000 Conwy photos and drawing

THE RIPONIAN 57ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Renowned in their heyday of boatbuilding, Sagar Marine had a fine reputation for distinctive craftsmanship, and The Riponian is no exception. The boat is of the perfect length for exploring all of the connected canal and river system, with a fitted bow thruster for when things get a little tricky. The cabin is kept cosy by programmable diesel fired central heating, but as a hearth and chimney collar are installed, removing of a saloon cupboard would allow a solid fuel stove to be fitted. Built in 1996, she has a Lister LPWS4 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £46,000 The Riponian photos and drawing

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MIST ON THE WATER 60ft 5in x 10ft 0in wide beam cruiser for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc, solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panels, bow thruster. Mist on the Water offers luxury and space for you to liveaboard or just cruise the wide inland canals and rivers of England. Modern, yet retaining a traditional air achieved by the use of rich warm light oak offset by cream cabin sides with comprehensive 12V and 230V systems providing you with all the comforts you are likely to need. Steering is by a hydraulic wheel but there is also on board a tiller ready to be fitted, if this type of steering is preferred. You may be thinking, how can a relatively young 60 foot wide beam craft be available at this price, and the answer is that the exterior really would benefit from a re-paint. Built in 2011 by Viking Canal Boats and being sold due to a change in family circumstances.
Middle Level, Cambs - £75,000 Mist on the Water 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

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PEJO 57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washing machine; 2.3kW inverter, solar panel. There is a contemporary feel to Pejo, named after the two builders, including an extensive use of glass. Not only are the shower linings glass, so are the internal privacy doors separating the forward bedroom from the central saloon. The bedroom includes a clever bed, whereby by day it is tucked out of the way, and at night electrically driven to become a 4ft 2in wide double.When cruising, the contained cruiser deck will help to keep dogs and young children from harm, and features cushioned seating for those warm summer evenings. To ensure the boat is to standard, the builder has chosen to go through an independent assessment, with CE marking provided by HPI Verification, a UK Notified Body. Shell built by Victory Narrow Boats Ltd. New boat, the first boat from this builder.
Crick area - £98,950 Pejo 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 painted internal finishes this could be the boat for you. Absolutely brand new, with very few 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. Mike Christian shell with a fit out by Nottingham Boat Co.
Crick area - £109,950 Dynasty photos and drawing

DACHA 56ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, permanent single; shower over bath, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer & dryer; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels.Ideal for life afloat or long term cruising Dacha has all the necessary onboard equipment to cater for a self-contained lifestyle, perfect for a small family with sleeping accommodation in two separate cabins. With a recent hull survey dated August 2019, blacking and professional re-paint of the superstructure, Dacha is more than ready for you to start your life afloat. Built in 2003 by Dragon Narrowboats and fitted with a Barrus Shire diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Coventry Canal, Warks - £52,250
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HARTLAND 59ft 6in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel boiler; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Hartland is a semi-traditional style narrowboat on which to live and cruise the canal and river network in absolute luxury. The sumptuous fit-out in a REVERSE LAYOUT, modern contemporary style is by Brayzel Narrowboats, whose principal learned his fitting out skills whilst working for a multi-prize winning narrowboat builder, and this shows in the interior which is completed in oak. There is great attention to detail with tactile finishes. Propulsion is by a 50hp reliable Beta engine providing all the power needed when traversing trickier waterways such as The Ribble Link, with the Vetus bow thruster to assist with boat handling. Built in 2016 and being sold due to bereavement.
Lancaster Canal, Lancs - £98,000 Hartland photos and drawing

TUESDAY NIGHT 57ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Built to a high standard by Bluewater Boats, Tuesday Night has had only light use since she was completed in 2014. The REVERSE LAYOUT of the cabin is very spacious and well thought-out. The open plan design aft with its galley adjacent to the steerers position, is perfect for the cook and features a convenient eye-level oven, separate hob and plenty of storage space. Forward of this is the dinette/saloon with comfortable leather chairs and a combination of large and small tables at the L-shape seating. To keep in touch with the outside world, a wi-fi system is fitted with external antenna to increase the signal strength. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
Crick area - £83,950 Tuesday Night photos and drawing

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.
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Crick area - £31,950 Jaynar photos and drawing

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ROSALIE 58ft 3in semi-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, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. Rosalie was built in 2012 and has been cherished by her owners since she was first launched, having obviously had a very easy life, as seen by her low engine hours. Reluctantly she is only coming on the market today due to a change in their circumstances. The REVERSE LAYOUT is perfect for a couple in luxury but allows a couple of guests to stay aboard. In daytime mode the dinette provides comfortable mealtimes but simply reversing the backrest on one of the seats creates a second saloon sofa. The galley being situated at the rear of the cabin is bright and airy with ample work space (also great for the cups of tea whilst cruising). Selling due to a change in circumstances.
G U Canal, Leics - £72,000 Rosalie photos and drawing

CHINABLU 66ft 7in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, 2 pump-out wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels, bow thruster. Commissioned by the only owners to their specification this semi-trad has proven liveaboard credentials. The REVERSE LAYOUT provides amply-sized conventional cabins plus a second aft toilet, which could be very handy whilst cruising. Galley space is plentiful with a full contingent of white goods situated aft. The private bedroom is forward of the full width walk-through shower room with a shower big enough for two! The entire steelwork has been grit-blasted & coated with 2 pack epoxy paint, including the superstructure and hull sides & bottom. Built in 2009 and fitted with a Beta engine. Owner moving back to land.
S-O-A Canal, W Mids - £79,000 Chinablu photos and drawing

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

KATE 58ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. Few boat builders have been as successful as Liverpool, their number of shells built will probably never be surpassed, so throughout the years they must have been doing something right. Originally the boat was completed by the first owner, but in recent years some re-modelling has taken place. Originally the bedroom housed two single berths (which could be re-instated if preferred), this along with the removal of some cupboards and other fixtures has left the need for some remedial work to be carried out. Built in 2011 with an Isuzu 35 diesel engine. Selling due to a lack of use.
K & A Canal, Berks - £54,000 Kate photos and drawing

LUCY LOCKET 45ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Delightful boat for high days, holidays and even some extended cruising, whose condition belies its age, such is the care that has been taken by each of its owners who have clearly cherished this medium sized traditional style boat. Easily recognisable as a Colecraft both inside & out, from the pleasing sweep of the stern to the C-shape half bulkhead between galley & saloon and to the sapele routed deckhead cross beams. Built in 1996 with a Calcutt/BMC diesel engine. Selling to have adventures in Europe.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £40,950 Lucy Locket photos and drawing

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ROSEDALE 50ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 230V fridge, portable washing machine, spin dryer; 2kW inverter. Rosedale, at just over 50ft and powered by a rugged Barrus 40hp diesel engine, has many benefits, obviously she is a craft that lays open the entire connected canal and river system, but there are also many other advantages of a boat of this length. Slipping into a mooring space at a honey pot location which has recently been vacated by a longer boat and of course cheaper maintenance and running costs. The shell was produced by Cuttwater Boats before being passed on to Dale Leisure, who were both based in Chesterfield, for the fit-out. Built in 2005 and being sold due to owners advancing years.
G U Canal, Bucks - £39,950 Rosedale photos and drawing

CELTIC TRAVELLER 49ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with 1 berth: permanent single; shower. cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 0.3kW inverter. Currently Celtic Traveller is perfect, if you are planning single handed cruising or for one person to enjoy a residential life afloat, but she was designed with a view to future use, the layout is in such a way that conversion to a two person (or even four) boat should prove an easy proposition. If you have rudimentary carpentry skills the current single bed could be converted to a double with a little modification and by replacing the single mattress with a double. The open plan saloon/galley is ready for loose furniture of your choice, such as a sofa bed, or alternatively the fitment of bench seats, which would not only provide two further berths but seating and dining facilities. Shell built by Fellows and fitted out by C&A Darkin in 2002. Motive power by Beta BV1303 diesel engine. Owner is moving ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £37,000 Celtic Traveller photos and drawing

LUSKENTYRE 53ft 8in (plus 6in fender stud) semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on convertible bench seat; shower over bath, cassette wc; gas boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 12V/230V/gas fridge; 1.5kW inverter. These days the most popular length of a narrowboat seems to be around the 60ft mark, but there are a lot of benefits to owning a slightly shorter boat, finding a mooring at popular locations, less expensive CRT license and home mooring fees with of course lower maintenance costs. Luskentyre was certainly built to last with good use being made of hardwearing, easy care surfaces and materials. The REVERSE LAYOUT cabin with her two sleeping compartments either side of the bathroom, make her equally suitable for two couples or as a family boat. A well proven, gutsy BMC 1.8 engine provides motive power whilst the bow thruster aids manoeuvrability. Built in 1995 by Harborough Boats. Selling as moved job and boat no longer required.
G U Canal, Leics - £39,500 Luskentyre photos and drawing

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THE STOKER 68ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panel; bow thruster. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features to give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine josher style bow is enhanced by a good number of rubbing guards, with the elliptical Stoke boats counter for easier manoeuvring from the bank side. The Stoker features a shortened Boatman’s cabin with a range, table cupboard and crumb drawer. Forward of this is the engine room housing a magnificent Gardner 2L2, which was re-built and marinised by Gardner specialist, Danny Williamson, with a photographic record of this work being carried out. Built in 1999. Selling to pursue other interests.
G U Canal, Leics - £68,000 The Stoker 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 - £59,500 Suki Too photos and drawing

SCYTHIA 56ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in Boatmans cabin or single lengthways, double on raised Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter, 9hp bow thruster. The owners wanted a strong name for a strong boat and settled on Scythia (pronounced sih-thee-a), which is the area where the mythical warrior women were said to originate from. The Scythian women are known to have fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like their men folk. S M Hudson’s dashing interpretation of traditional lines has been wowing narrowboat enthusiasts since the early nineties. This excellent example packs shapely bow, low deck, pigeon box and signature bulkhead rings into its almost 57ft length. Note the 15mm base plate (heavier than usual) and fine underwater swim profile. A powerful JD3 tug engine is situated in its own engine room. Built 2000. Sadly selling due to owners advancing years.
G U Canal, Bucks - £67,950 Scythia photos and drawings

BLACKTHORN 53ft 8in Narrow Beam Dutch Barge for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, child's single on fold out footstool; quadrant shower within wet room, macerator pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge freezer, washer; 3kW inverter. REVERSE LAYOUT Blackthorn was originally purchased as a sailaway from Tayberg Steel Boats of Brighouse, a family run business established in 1988, building bespoke boats by the owner Malcolm Bergin. Malcolm had 33 years in the boatbuilding industry and produced some fine vessels during this time. The shapely exterior complete with a folding wheelhouse gives you a boat that stands out from the crowd, and with hydraulic wheel steering, a trusty Nanni engine and a hydraulic bow thruster, manoeuvrability should not be a problem. Built 2008. Selling due to lack of use with less than 500 engine hours.
G U Canal, Bucks - £54,950 Blackthorn 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

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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 - £40,000 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 - £42,000 Kerf photos and drawing

SCYTHIA 56ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in Boatmans cabin or single lengthways, double on raised Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter, 9hp bow thruster. The owners wanted a strong name for a strong boat and settled on Scythia (pronounced sih-thee-a), which is the area where the mythical warrior women were said to originate from. The Scythian women are known to have fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like their men folk. S M Hudson’s dashing interpretation of traditional lines has been wowing narrowboat enthusiasts since the early nineties. This excellent example packs shapely bow, low deck, pigeon box and signature bulkhead rings into its almost 57ft length. Note the 15mm base plate (heavier than usual) and fine underwater swim profile. A powerful JD3 tug engine is situated in its own engine room. Built 2000. Sadly selling due to owners advancing years.
G U Canal, Bucks - £67,950 Scythia photos and drawings

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THE STOKER 68ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panel; bow thruster. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features to give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine josher style bow is enhanced by a good number of rubbing guards, with the elliptical Stoke boats counter for easier manoeuvring from the bank side. The Stoker features a shortened Boatman’s cabin with a range, table cupboard and crumb drawer. Forward of this is the engine room housing a magnificent Gardner 2L2, which was re-built and marinised by Gardner specialist, Danny Williamson, with a photographic record of this work being carried out. Built in 1999. Selling to pursue other interests.
G U Canal, Leics - £68,000 The Stoker 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 - £60,000 Luskentyre II photos and drawing

ZENITH 57ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in Boatmans cabin, double on airbed in saloon; shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer dryer; 2.5kW inverter. A fine example of S M Hudson’s elegant tug style narrowboat with Hudson’s favoured vintage Lister JP3. The shell built in 1996 was meticulously fitted out by the first owner over a period of four years at Hudson’s yard. He used in-house materials and closely followed Hudson’s layout/joinery practice with impressive, careful workmanship. Much admired, she has been maintained to a high standard over the past ten years by the present owners. Accommodation is for two people and in the Boatman’s cabin there is an ingenious solid ‘fill-in’ piece that turns the whole cabin into a generous sized double bed and enables the occupants to sleep lengthwise. Hull survey dated 2019. Selling as moving back ashore.
G U Canal, Leics - £68,500 Zenith photos and drawings

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RATTY 57ft 9in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge. 230V freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer; 1.6kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Perfect for extended cruising or full time residential use, Ratty has just about everything on board for a relaxed, comfortable life afloat. A self-seeking satellite system is installed along with two 21in TV’s, one of which can be viewed from the steering position. To help keep up-to-date with the outside world, there is a wi-fi system and external antenna. Shell built in 2008 by Piper Boats and fitted out by Brayzel Narrowboats, Ratty has a Beta 43 diesel engine and bow thruster. Ratty motifs are etched into the glazed privacy doors and the crockery also features a delightful similar design, all of which adds the finishing touch to this superb narrowboat. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Lancaster Canal, Lancs - £75,000 Ratty photos and drawing

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NO CHANCE 55ft 8in cruiser 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, 12V fridge, washing machine; 1.6kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Piper Boats are a long standing boatbuilder with 48 years of boatbuilding experience and a big following, when you then combine this with a Brayzel fitout, who themselves have a long history of building well designed boats, you get another superbly executed boat and No Chance is no exception. The cherry fitout in this REVERSE LAYOUT boat gives a modern feel, whilst the glazed forward and aft doors allow light to flood in. Pushed along by the trusty Beta engine, your days at the sociable cruiser stern will be a breeze, and a bow thruster will help you should you encounter a difficult situation. Built in 2004. Owners moved onto a wide beam boat.
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Crick area - £59,500 No Chance photos and drawing

SISTER M 59ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, 2 singles on bench seats; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 12V/230V/gas fridge, washing machine, spin dryer; 3kW inverter, 0.35kW inverter. Here you will find well thought out accommodation in an owner fit-out, absolutely perfect for full time residential or cruising use. The interior is mostly wallpapered, with soft furnishings in pastel shades giving a very homely cottage feel. When cruising in less than perfect weather, the “pram-type” cover over the semi-trad deck will keep the steerer and crew warm and dry, with the cratch covered well deck adding to the usable accommodation. Sister M was built in 1993 by Colecraft and has a Beta diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling due to owners advancing years.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £45,000 Sister M photos and drawing

AD-LIB 44ft 10in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on convertible settee; bath with shower, portable cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. The fitted wind dodger around the cruiser deck gives added security for children and pets and, of course, keeps the wind out whilst you’re cruising in the not so good British weather. The very popular REVERSE LAYOUT ensures the steerer has easy access to refreshments and the company of the chef whilst travelling. Built and fitted out by Eastern Caravans and Boats in 1998, powered by Thornycroft diesel engine. Selling to buy a bigger boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £36,000 Ad-Lib photos and drawings

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