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FEATURE BOAT -CHARITY52ft 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 crossed 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 - £45,000 Charity photos and drawings

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CHERRY 2 61ft 6in 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, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Cherry 2 is the product of two well known and respected names in the boating industry, with a sumptuous interior in ash by Milburn Boats, and couple that to the well respected Tyler/Wilson shapely shell and you have a great combination. Commissioned and built for the owner she has been lovingly maintained and cherished and contains all that you will need for comfy cruising with a well thought out interior. Propelled along by a trusty, smooth running Beta Marine engine for easy cruising she will attract admiring glances wherever she goes. Built in 2015. Selling to pursue other adventures.
Crick area - £105,000 Cherry 2 photos and drawing

STRUMBLE No 2 70ft 2in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: cross double in bmc, cross double in centre cabin, single on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. The second owner of Strumble No 2 purchased her in 2011 as an unfinished project on which to base the boat of his dreams. Unfortunately some of the previous work carried out did not meet his requirements and as such Strumble No 2 was returned to a bare shell forward of the engine room. Mitchell Narrowboats, who were based at Fenny Compton, carried out the completion of the fit-out to the owner’s design. The present owner has since sympathetically re-modelled the centre cabin to incorporate two single Pullman dinettes. The shapely and well proportioned shell was produced by Barry Hawkins in 2008 who fitted the engine and Boatman’s cabin. The magnificent Lister JP3 was partially rebuilt in 2011 by Tony Redshaw. Boat completed in 2012. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £82,000 Strumble No 2 photos and drawing

WEY AWAY 49ft 10in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Designed from the onset for full time residential use whilst cruising single handedly, Wey Away has many clever features to make life on the water as easy as possible, for instance, operated from the steerers position, an electric winch raises and lowers the forward mounted anchor at the touch of a button. Security is a strong feature, four roof mounted cameras and close circuit television system provide protection from any unwanted intruders. The REVERSE LAYOUT interior is a departure from the normal narrowboat fitout, utilising bold colours and finishes. Shell built in 2016 by Nick Thorpe with a Beta B43 engine and a fitout by MGM Boats. Selling due to ill health.
Crick area - £80,000 Wey Away photos and drawing

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CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on bmc seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. Caliburnum is believed to have been built for the proprietor of Merlin Narrowboats for his own use and the moment you step aboard the attention to detail is obvious. You can’t fail to miss the many little finishing touches, of special note must be the attractive inlay to several of the cupboard doors. The powerful Gardner 2LW engine and bow thruster, combined with the shapely Reeves shell should make cruising a pleasure. Built in 2005. Selling to buy a house.
Crick area - £78,000 Caliburnum photos and drawing

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TAPESTRY 60ft 5in trad with BMC narrowboat for sale with 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 - £73,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

XENIA 57ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boats with portholes may only be seen by some to have an advantage as far as security is concerned (whilst equally seen by many to enhance the look of the boat). Such boats can often seem a bit gloomy inside the cabin but this is certainly not the case with Xenia where the light and spacious cabin comes as a pleasant surprise. The secret lies in the choice of ash for the fit-out with both the side and aft glazed doors which ensure that there is plenty of light even on a grey and rainy winter’s day. The cabin features a REVERSE LAYOUT so that the sleek galley is at the aft end. Shell built in 2009 by G&J Reeves and with a Wharf House Narrowboats fit-out, Xenia has a Beta 50 diesel engine and tube, wiring and batteries ready for a bow thruster. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £69,950 Xenia photos and drawing

MUSU MAJA 59ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. The well proportioned steelwork is by Ken Martin who dedicated the majority of his production to MGM Boats. Musu Maja, which is Latvian for ‘our house’, was commissioned by her first owner to provide a full time cruising home, and as such is ideal for two with space for visiting family or friends. The cratch board is designed to fold away whilst cruising to give a spacious, sociable well deck with seating. The forward saloon is neatly executed with a glass display cabinet, curvaceous shelving and the open plan feel is continued by the raised dinette which opens onto the partially tiled galley with custom built worktops in Avonite. Built in 2007 with a Barrus Shire 45 diesel engine & Vetus bow thruster. Selling to move back on to dry land.
Crick area - £68,250 Musu Maja photos and drawing

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MEANDERS 56ft 9in Semi-cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 2.5kw inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Designed and built by the reputable Midland Canal Centre as a Diamond class boat with an unusual semi-cruiser aft deck and a full length cabin to the bow giving a longer cabin space in a shorter length boat. She is cleverly designed with above average storage and a host of features that is sure to appeal to any new owner. Powered along by the well known Barrus Shire 45 engine and fitted with a pram hood over the aft deck your cruising should be a pleasure whatever the weather. With a REVERSE galley fit out this boat continues to offer more, 230V power can be sourced from the large inverter or the engine mounted generator and a large battery bank keeps power in reserve. Built in 2008 and being sold as the owners are now living in France.
Crick area - £65,500 Meanders photos and drawing

FRUIT OF THE VINE 46ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas/electric central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1,5kW inverter, solar panels. Unashamed luxury for two in a well presented, compact narrowboat. Fruit of the Vine (chosen to be featured in Canal Boat magazine in December 2010) is the product of Beacon Boats, who were a well respected company with a small output allowing their narrowboats to be constructed to a high standard, but don’t just take our word for it, visit their website to read testimonials from owners of other Beacon Boats. Based on a well proportioned XR&D shell with it’s ‘slipper stern’, which produces a reduced wash astern and as stated by the present owner, has the ability to turn on a sixpence. Built in 2010 with a Canaline 42 engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £65,000 Fruit of the Vine photos and drawing

EMPTY WALLET65ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: 2 permanent singles (can make double), double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; 230V coal effect fire, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking with 2 grill/ovens, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V/230V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Where do you start in trying to sum up this rather splendid craft? Designed and built for the first owner to a very high standard and finished with sumptuous furnishings, all custom-made with the finest fabrics. No extravagance has been spared from the kingsize double bed (instead of the two single berths) to the ‘kingsize’ 95kgf bow thruster and 50hp Nanni diesel engine. The dinette is extendable to seat six people. Windows are double glazed, and there’s even a dressing room and an underfloor wine store! Shell by R&D Fabrications with a fit-out by Woodworks. Built in 2005.
Crick area - £64,950 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

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HANNAH 70ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 8 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles, double on L-shape settee, double on Pullman dinette; shower, 2 pump-out wc's; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 0.8kW inverter, 4kW cocooned diesel generator. Hannah is a full length semi-traditional narrowboat from a highly respected builder with a carefully planned layout. The joinery would impress by sheer quantity alone, but every item is stamped with Colecraftʼs character and high standard of craftsmanship which has been well maintained throughout her life. Cabinet work is based on generously specified hardwoods, routed mahogany, parana pine and oak. Versatile dining arrangements are based on twin dinettes, allowing all the crew to dine at one sitting. The main Pullman dinette is raised for a good view out, whilst the L-shape has a contoured back rest for comfortable lounging. Built in 1995, Hannah has a Beta BV1903 diesel engine which is aided by a Vetus bow thruster. Selling due to ill health.
Crick area - £59,500 Hannah photos and drawing

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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 - £58,500 Nauti Lass photos and drawing

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LIBERTY BELLE 57ft 10in cruiser 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; 1.8kW inverter. Built and fitted out by Liverpool Boat Co, one of the canals’ most prolific and experienced builders. Liberty Belle has been in her present ownership for the last three years, during which time she has been enjoyed greatly, but now unfortunately time does not allow them to make the most of her. Narrowboats of around this length are always sought after, Liberty Belle at just under 58ft and with a little care, means there are very few places on the canal and river system beyond her reach. Liberty belle was built in 2006 and has an Isuzu 35 diesel engine.
Crick area - £56,950 Liberty Belle photos and drawing

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.
Crick area - £56,950 Kerf photos and drawing

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MAUDIE53ft 9in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: pull out double, 2 singles (can make double); shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Based in Stone on the Trent and Mersey Canal, experienced craftsman, Roger Fuller has built some of the finest traditional styled narrowboats afloat today. Meticulous attention to detail can be seen throughout Maudie, from the well crafted Josher style bow through to the subtle uplift of the hull and cabin at the rear, she just looks right. But here the beauty is not just skin deep, long swims fore and aft will ensure that she will glide effortlessly through the water. Unusually for a craft of this style with safety in mind, the owners specified raised handrails for security when walking the gunwales. Whilst the recently painted exterior may follow the lines of the working boats of the past, this REVERSE LAYOUT interior is no slave to tradition. Maudie was built in 2002 and has a Perkins 3HD46 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £56,000 Maudie photos and drawing

CHRISTINE56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. 57ft is considered by many people to be the ideal narrowboat length, making for easy passage of the entire canal and river system. Christine was first launched in 2011 and has obviously had a very easy life, as seen by her low hours on the Isuzu 35 engine and is only coming on the market today because of the present owners busy life leaving little time to enjoy the boat. The 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) and includes a breakfast bar. There is space in the saloon to add a solid fuel or diesel stove if required. The well and semi-trad decks allow plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise. Shell by Narrowboats of Staffordshire with a fit-out by Cheshire Narrowboats. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £53,950 Christine photos and drawing

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KATTY BOO 62ft 4in (plus hinged aft fender) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent crossbed double, permanent double, double on L-shape seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer portable twin tub; 3kW inverter, solar panels. Two well known, respected names of the canal industry come together in Katty Boo, shell by Pro Build, with a fit-out by Black Prince Holidays, a long established company renowned for the quality of their boats. Black Prince have always retired their hire boats at an early age and when Katty Boo came onto the market she underwent a partial re-fit, carried out by them along with the previous owner to produce a boat suitable for full time residential use or holiday cruising. A large sociable cruiser deck and front well deck with seating all add to the usability of this boat. Built in 2007 with an Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £51,000 Katty Boo photos and drawing

GREENFINCH 50ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. The previous owners carefully selected G&J Reeves to build their 50ft trad style narrowboat, based upon their long standing reputation for completing robust shells with a high standard of finish and design. Greenfinch was then fitted out by Dursley and Hurst in attractive oak paneling and again a standard of finish that would be worthy of a Reeves build. Greenfinch has the added bonus of sporting a professional paint job that was completed in the Spring of 2014 and it is still looking extremely smart. Despite being only 50ft in length, Greenfinch contains all the features and luxuries one would expect with a larger boat. Built in 2008 with a Beta B38 engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £49,500 Greenfinch photos and drawing

TINCANALI NO 2 54ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12/230/gas fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Colecraft Engineering are a family owned company who have been building boats since 1974 and have earned a well deserved reputation with both the private market and hire boat industry alike, with their b oats being much sought after on the second hand market. They are not however only known for their steelwork, with the durability and craftsmanship evident throughout the interior with this go-anywhere length boat being a fine example of their output. Tincanali No 2 unusually features a large sliding aft hatch which makes access to the cabin particularly easy. It also has a hinged centre section ideal when the weather is less favourable. Tincanali No 2 was built in 1993 and has a Perkins MC42 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £46,500 Tincanali No 2 photos and drawing

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CHARITY52ft 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 - £45,000 Charity photos and drawings

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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.
Crick area - £44,950 Renvyle II photos and drawing

JUST TROSHIN 45ft 4in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on futon; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washer; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Just Troshin has been used as a weekend floating country cottage as well as travelling much of the system. At 45ft in length, powered by a 37.5hp Beta engine and having the benefit of a bow thruster makes her suitable for exploring the whole of the UK connected river and canal system, in a boat that should prove economical to own. If you are wondering where the name Just Troshin comes from, it is a term local to Norfolk, believed to have its roots in agriculture and means to move about. Another thought is that it seems to mean similar to an Australian aboriginal ‘walkabout’. Built in 2004 by HT Fabrications and fitted out by Nimbus Narrowboats. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £44,950 Just Troshin photos and drawing

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TROUBADOUR 46ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.4kW inverter, solar panels. Amongst aficionados of traditional style boats, the name Les Allen & Sons stands out, built in the Black Country at Valencia Wharf Oldbury, to uncompromising standards and fine lines, somehow they always just look right. Troubadour is a solidly built, well equipped boat which is ready to cruise but would benefit from some internal updating and improvement as time allows. Troubadour has an unknown professional fit-out with up-dates by the owner and is fitted with a BMC 1.5 diesel engine. Built in 1986. Owner moving ashore.
Crick area - £35,000Troubadour photos and drawing

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FIREBIRD60ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, single on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.6kW inverter. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features that give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine bow is enhanced by rivets down the stem post and at the aft end, the elliptical Stoke boats counter makes for easier manoeuvring away from the bank side. Safety when traversing the gunwales is aided by easy grab raised handrails. Firebird is eminently suited to high days, long holidays or even residential use, with the spacious layout and three wardrobes, ideal for two but able to accommodate up to five adults. Firebird was built in 1982 and is powered by a BMC 1.5 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £33,950 Firebird photos and drawing

COROMANDEL 40ft 4in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, child's single on saloon seating; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Coromandel is a basic, unpretentious boat and possibly all the better for it (less things to go wrong) but has everything on board needed to make the most of what the waterways have to offer and provides an opportunity to start a lifetime of holidays afloat without breaking the bank. At just over 40 feet long and powered by a rugged Barrus Shanks engine (with low engine hours), Coromandel is capable of taking you anywhere you would like to go on the entire canal system. The steelwork, thought to be by Colecraft, has the benefit of raised handrails, giving extra security when using the gunwales. Currently the cabin is heated by a reliable, economical, silent, drip feed diesel stove but if required a compact diesel boiler and radiators could also be added. The boat is reported to have been built in 1980. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £27,450 Coromandel photos and drawing

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SKEW-WHIFF 59ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator. If Skew-Whiff was a car, it would be described as delivery mileage only, with just 50 hours on the clock. The superb steelwork is by Jonathan Wilson, famed not only for their good looks but equally for their handling qualities. Launched in 2017 the high quality internal fit-out, fixtures and fittings look totally unused (in fact the solid fuel stove has never been lit). No expense has been spared in Skew-Whiff’s construction, with entertainment catered for by a choice of two TV’s with the signal fed from a self-seeking satellite system and for keeping in touch with the modern world there is a wi-fi aerial and router. There is an en-suite in the bedroom of this REVERSE LAYOUT boat. Fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine aided by a bow thruster and has solar panels. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
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XAGHRA 56ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 1kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. A beautiful boat, inside and out, much loved and cosseted by the owners with a Dave Bishop repaint in 2012. The paintwork looks superb and the quality fit-out inside is immaculate. Xaghra has had an easy life with only leisure use but having excellent storage, in new ownership it would be equally suited to residential use. Propulsion is by the smooth running Beta 43 diesel engine with manœuvring assisted by a Sleipner bow thruster. Built in 1998 by Marque Narrowboats with a Stephen Goldsbrough fit-out. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
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Crick area - £56,950 Xaghra photos and drawing

ELWOOD II57ft 5in 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, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Ideally sized to explore the canals at 57ft 5in long, Elwood II is a fine example of the work of Price Fallows boat building and sports a crisp fit-out in light oak and other easy care surfaces by Halco Narrowboats. The interior cabin features the popular floating country cottage style layout, the saloon positioned forward, the galley and dinette (makes second double berth) amidships, and an aft bedroom, whilst the shower room separates the two sleeping areas. This arrangement allows the well deck to become an extension of the saloon, ideal on sunny days. Elwood II was built in 2003 and has a Beta 38 engine. Selling to move ashore.
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Crick area - £46,000 Elwood II photos and drawing

SWANSONG46ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter/charger. Piper Boats are a long standing boatbuilder with 47 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 Swansong is no exception. The oak fitout gives a modern feel while the traditionally painted doors add an historic twist. Boat built 2006 by Brayzel Narrowboats on a Piper Boats shell. Powered by a Beta 35 diesel engine and assisted by a bow thruster. Selling to move back to dry land.
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Crick area - £55,000 Swansong photos and drawings

RANDLE-ING 44ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Peter Nicholls Boats were founded in 1973 and were one of the longest established narrowboat builders before moving on to the construction of wide beam craft. Peter Nicholls has always been known for consistent quality and for attention to the practicalities of canal boating. Comfortably wide gunwales and raked tumblehome, match the elegance underwater with long swims forward and aft delivering a smooth wash. Randle-ing has a Beta BD722 3-cylinder engine and was built in 1996. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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Crick area - £35,000 Randle-ing photos and drawing

DAYDREAM 57ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles (make double) in aft cabin; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Paul Simpson was the driving force behind winning two ‘Best in Show’ and two ‘Runner-up’ awards at the Crick Boat Show over four years. Daydream, in this instance is based on a shell by prolific steelwork producers, Liverpool Boats, with an output of several hundred craft under their belt over the years. A distinctive boat that derives from his award winning designs but with added innovation. A well maintained boat that has an abundance of storage. Built in 2002 with a Barrus 2002E diesel engine. Selling as new motorhome leaves insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
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Crick area - £59,950 Daydream photos and drawing

MOVING ON 257ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles (makes double), double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Have you ever dreamt of owning a brand new boat but have always been put off by builders long lead times, so thought that your only option was to buy second hand. Moving On 2 (temporary name as boat is unregistered) might just be the boat you have always wanted and gives you the opportunity on which to stamp your own identity. Equally ideal for short breaks, holiday cruising or full time residential use, everything is on board for a couple to just add their own personal possessions and untie the ropes. This go anywhere length REVERSE LAYOUT boat is powered by a quiet and smooth running 42hp Canaline engine. Shell by Victory Boats with a fit-out by Base Boatbuilders. Year 2018.
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Crick area - £79,950 Moving On 2 photos and drawing

MADRIGAL 45ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths; permanent double, single on bench seat, child's single on bench seat (both make double); hip bath with shower over, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. What a pretty boat was our thought when approaching Madrigal, its paintwork was gleaming in the sunshine, so we hoped the inside would live up to the exterior, and we were certainly not disappointed. Past & present owners have definitely cherished this boat. When looking to purchase a canal boat, the name Reeves keeps popping up and you might ask why. The simple answer is, they have always built excellent, quality shells with good looks, not only being skin deep as they also have a fine underwater section allowing them to swim effortlessly, and at this length, powered by the 35hp Beta diesel engine, there should be no connected inland waterway beyond its reach. Built in 1997 and fitted out by Droitwich Boat Centre. Selling to move to the coast.
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Crick area - £38,975 Madrigal photos and drawing

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STEM TO STERN 57ft 1in 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. Here is the chance to lay your hands on a brand new boat without having to wait. The shell is by Bourne Boatbuilders, a family run business, who have nearly twenty years in the industry and along the way have picked up several awards. Stem to Stern, who carried out the remainder of the work 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. No expense has been spared on the inventory, the M4.45 engine, bow thruster and macerator toilet are by none other than Vetus with a sophisticated power boosting inverter providing for electrical needs when away from a landline.

Crick area - £129,950 Stem to Stern photos and drawing

 

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TAKE FIVE59ft 3in x 12ft 1in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 1 berth: freestanding single bed (space for double); shower, 2 wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Take Five offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. Based on a shell by TS Fabrications and a fit-out by Cheshire Boats, Take Five is fitted with a powerful Beta 5-cylinder 62hp diesel engine (only 54 hours on the clock) and a hydraulic bow thruster. Still offering all the comforts that a narrowboat would give, just in a bigger area, she is fitted with a shower room and a separate toilet compartment, both housing washbasins and toilets. With a little thought it may be possible to fit a second bedroom utilising some of the second toilet and saloon space. It is fair to say that Take Five would benefit from a little TLC and this is reflected in the price. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
River Soar, Leics - £77,000 Take Five photos and drawing

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ROMILLY 59ft 7in x 10ft 0in (approx) wide beam cruiser for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panels. For some reason many people think that wide beam boats are purely for residential use without cruising, but this is certainly not the case. Situated in the right area there are many miles of tranquil canals and rivers to explore. Romilly, with a beam of 10ft, falls into CRT’s future Band 2 licensing fees, which will be 10% cheaper than wider boats, so there will be a significant saving. Of course there is another benefit, which is easier handling when manoeuvring or entering locks and with a 70hp Isuzu engine fitted with a ‘hospital-type’ silencer for quiet running, there is plenty of power available for stress free boating. Shell by Liverpool Boats with a fit-out by the first two owners. Built in 2007. Selling due to ill health.
Cruising K & A Canal - £76,000 Romilly photos and drawing

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MADAM MIM62ft 3in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette; shower, pump-out wc, 2nd pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, tumble dryer; 2.5kW inverter; 5.7kW cocooned diesel generator. Looking for a boat with good headroom, Madam Mim was specifically designed for a tall person with headroom of 6ft 8in and a fixed double berth of 6ft 10in to match. With large windows to the cabin side, glazed side doors and a skylight, the internal area has plenty of light, enhanced by the use of light ash throughout. Fitted out by Richards Narrowboats and equipped with Beta engine and Vetus bow thruster for easy manouvreing. Shell by Price Fallows was built 2008. Selling due to health reasons.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £73,000 Madam Mim photos and drawings

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BOADICEA60ft 7in x 10ft 10in beam (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. If your dream is to journey through the extensive waterways of Europe then this could be the ideal craft (some certification such as registration with the Small Ships Register may be necessary). 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.
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L & L Canal, W Yorks - £122,950 Boadicea photos and drawing

SLOE56ft 11in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: 4 permanent singles (2 make a double), double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 2.1kW inverter. The current owners have made Sloe their home for the last few years only selling now due to the ‘right’ wide beam coming along. A true home from home with wallpapered cabins, you just have to touch the water droplets wallpaper in the galley! Double glazed windows are uPVC so no condensation and with each one fully opening the cabins remain aired with lots of natural light. Storage space is in abundance including over-bed aircraft style shelving. Shell built by Liverpool Boats in 2007 fitted with Isuzu 35 diesel engine.
Crick area - £49,950
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DOWN THE HATCH 70ft 2in x 13ft 6in (reported) wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; compact diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer; twin 3kW inverters, 14kW cocooned diesel generator. Have you ever dreamt of earning your living whilst cruising in luxury? Down the Hatch was designed by her present owners to carry two paying guests, and they are now prepared to pass on their business to a new owner. Down the Hatch however is not only suitable for this use as she would make an ideal family boat. If you are used to narrowboat dimensions then on stepping aboard you will find the interior cabin space capacious. There is great scope to add sofas, dining tables or any other freestanding furniture that your heart may desire in this REVERSE LAYOUT, GAS FREE boat. Built and fitted out by Burscough Boats in 2016, Down the Hatch has a turbo charged 114hp Vetus diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling to buy a narrowboat.
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Cruising G U Canal - £135,000 Down the Hatch photos and drawing

CAMEO56ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 24V 2kW inverter. For many years, Stephen Goldsbrough headed up a team of craftsmen producing some very fine narrowboats which were always individually tailored for their owners needs. The well proportioned shell was provided by Gary Gorton, producing a craft that many canal enthusiasts would consider to be the ideal combination of overall length and cabin dimensions, the Thornycroft engine aided by the Side Power bow thruster should make cruising the entire system a breeze. Corian worktops with contrasting Corian bowls adorn the galley. Built 1990. Selling due to owners advancing years.
Crick area - £44,000 Cameo photos and drawings

BEAUTIFUL DAY 57ft 6in Eurocruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.1kW inverter. Beautiful Day is a narrow beam craft for those who like their boats a little different, based on the owner’s own Eurocruiser style shell from experienced Collingwood Boatbuilders with the fit-out completed by Orchard Marine in attractive light oak. The design, with wheelhouse, cleverly maximises the internal cabin space and with the wheelhouse comprising of eight hardwood glazed panels and boarded roof, which can be lowered to give standard narrowboat dimensions. Powered by a rugged 45hp diesel engine complimented by a bow thruster and steered by conventional tiller, handling should be a breeze. Built in 2012 and being sold to pursue other leisure interests.
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B'water Canal, Ches - £78,950 Beautiful Day photos and drawing

PERSIA55ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 7 berths: permanent double, double on bench seat, cross double in Boatmans cabin and childs single; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 24V fridge; 3kW inverter. Les Allen & Sons was one of the stalwarts of the narrowboat building industry and their shells are sought after by many because of the solid build and quality of craftsmanship and Persia is no exception. Fitted out by Albert Brookes who was the resident engineer at the Allen yard the inside of this wonderful, well maintained tug is full of character and is just begging to be cruised. A Russell Newbery DM2 engine adorns the engine room ready to receive the admiring glances from towpath gongoozlers as you chug by. Portholes finish off that traditional look with cabin top prisms still maintaining a light feel in the saloon, side doors add that extra open feel. Built 1996.
Stort Navigation, Herts - £63,950 Persia photos and drawings

JERVAULX 56ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent single which makes a double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc, solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 0.75kW inverter. Jervaulx’s steelwork is from the renowned Mike Heywood, a shell builder who was largely responsible for training other prolific boat builders such as Jonathan Wilson and was well known for producing narrowboats over many years under the name Evans and Sons. If you enjoy the great outdoors the spacious cruiser deck is an ideal space for socialising with other crew members whilst on the move, but when your days boating is done, what could be nicer than watching the sun go down with something cool and refreshing in your hand. Although the name, John Aldridge does not instantly spring to mind as a boat fitter, he has created an interior with a timeless feel. Built in 1992 and powered by a Perkins MC42 engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £39,000 Jervaulx photos and drawing

XILION ROSE57ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette; shower, vacuum cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas free diesel cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 3kW inverter. Storage is maximised and plentiful throughout. The REVERSE LAYOUT fitout in oak is expertly crafted wherever you look. Large capacity cabin battery bank and inverter/charger take care of all your power needs. A trusty Barrus Shire engine and the hydraulic bow thruster aid manoeuvrability for locking and mooring. The superstructure has benefitted from being repainted so Xilion Rose is ready for the discerning buyer to step aboard and go cruising. Shell by M&D Fabrications built 2007. Fitted out by Severn Valley Boats. Selling to move ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £64,000 Xilion Rose photos and drawings

AGAINST ALL ODDS 68ft 10n tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; corner bath with shower over, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel blown air heater, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 24V fridge, 24V freezer, washing machine; 24V 3.5kW inverter, 500W bank of solar panels. It is difficult to know where to start in describing Against All Odds, as she has so many innovative features and useful ideas incorporated into her design. The combination of sapele and painted panels create an interior with a timeless feel, reminiscent of a gentleman’s club. As a residential boat, Against All Odds has copious amounts of storage throughout including four wardrobes. The crowning glory of Against All Odds must be the gleaming 3-cylinder Kromhout diesel resplendent in its own engine room. Built in 2012 on a shell by SC Sheppard and with an owner fitout. Selling to buy a smaller boat.
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S & W Canal, S Staffs - £67,500 Against All Odds photos and drawing

CONUNDRUM43ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas cooking, 12V fridge. Building boats for at least three decades the reputation of this popular boatbuilder is well deserved; early Colecrafts are much sought after and the durability & craftsmanship is evident throughout this excellent shorter boat. Internally parana pine tongue and groove boarding is now mellowed with time to give a beautifully rich hue. The engine has been completely reconditioned by Calcutt Boats, so there is plenty more canal cruising in this young lady yet! Built 1984. Selling due to bereavement.
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LITTLE ONE 57ft 4in cruiser 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, portable twin tub washing machine; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. MGM’s narrowboat fitting-out experience, going back almost three decades, has developed a remarkable range of narrowboats that combines imaginative design themes with quality joinery. Little One is a striking example, entering the saloon you can not fail to be impressed by the vista in front of you, your eye is led forward by the curvaceous steps and cupboard unit incorporating a solid fuel stove, through to the scalloped Avonite worktop that cleverly includes a breakfast bar. Cabin side-doors have inner glazed units allowing extra light to flood into the already bright cabin on cooler days. Barrus Shire 45 diesel engine aided by a Vetus bow thruster. Built in 2008.
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Crick area - £67,950 Little One photos and drawing

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GENTLE ANNIE 42ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape seating; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Colecraft, a family owned company, have been building narrowboats since the dawn of the leisure industry in the early 70’s. Gentle Annie was fitted out by Colecraft’s in-house craftsman, Len Beauchamp, whose hardwearing, practical, attractive interiors are instantly recognisable with his signature curved bulkhead separating the galley from the saloon. The shower room however has undergone a recent total re-fit, reflecting the current trend of utilising easy care laminate finishes. In the same vein other recent improvements include a new solid fuel stove (which has yet to be lit) in a re-tiled fireplace and a new central heating boiler to power the cabin length fin rads. Built in 1989 and fitted with a Thornycroft 1.8 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in retirement plans.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £34,950 Gentle Annie photos and drawing

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TAPESTRY 60ft 5in trad with BMC narrowboat for sale with 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 - £73,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

STRUMBLE No 2 70ft 2in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: cross double in bmc, cross double in centre cabin, single on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. The second owner of Strumble No 2 purchased her in 2011 as an unfinished project on which to base the boat of his dreams. Unfortunately some of the previous work carried out did not meet his requirements and as such Strumble No 2 was returned to a bare shell forward of the engine room. Mitchell Narrowboats, who were based at Fenny Compton, carried out the completion of the fit-out to the owner’s design. The present owner has since sympathetically re-modelled the centre cabin to incorporate two single Pullman dinettes. The shapely and well proportioned shell was produced by Barry Hawkins in 2008 who fitted the engine and Boatman’s cabin. The magnificent Lister JP3 was partially rebuilt in 2011 by Tony Redshaw. Boat completed in 2012. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £82,000 Strumble No 2 photos and drawing

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.
Crick area - £56,950 Kerf photos and drawing

CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on bmc seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. Caliburnum is believed to have been built for the proprietor of Merlin Narrowboats for his own use and the moment you step aboard the attention to detail is obvious. You can’t fail to miss the many little finishing touches, of special note must be the attractive inlay to several of the cupboard doors. The powerful Gardner 2LW engine and bow thruster, combined with the shapely Reeves shell should make cruising a pleasure. Built in 2005. Selling to buy a house.
Crick area - £78,000 Caliburnum photos and drawing

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THE LADY ALICE 55ft 0in cruiser launch style narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.2kW inverter. If you think all narrow beam boats tend to look the same, The Lady Alice might just make you have to think again. If you like boats that are a little different and stand out from the crowd, then The Lady Alice could fit the bill, as there are only eight reportedly built to this design. The bow and stern profiles are reminiscent of a Thames slipper-launch, whilst when viewed from the side, she has the look of the kind of craft used by directors of canal companies surveying their watery kingdom. The internal, contemporary REVERSE LAYOUT with its aft saloon is ready for furniture of your choice, be it comfortable chairs or instead extra accommodation could be provided by a sofa bed. Over the last four years the present owner has carried out a rolling program of improvements and upgrades, creating the boat you see today. Shell by Nick Branson with fit-out by first owner in 1990. Powered by an Isuzu 3 cylinder engine. Owners have insufficient time to use the boat.
G U Canal, Northants - £54,950 The Lady Alice photos and drawing

NIKKI NAKKI NOO 50ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, 6kW diesel generator. On first glance what immediately distinguishes Nikki Nakki Noo from other narrowboats is her larger than average well deck space and is complete with extensive seating, this creates an ideal and spacious place to relax whilst others are managing the steering duties, or as a place to socialise, dine and unwind during summer evenings after a hard days boating. In similar fashion there is a large aft entrance hatch, designed to aid the ease and safety (no banging of heads) of entry to and exit from the boat. Built and fitted out by Keith Wood in 2004. Nikki Nakki Noo has a Beta 43 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
G U Canal, Northants - £44,950 Nikki Nakki Noo photos and drawing

5G 60ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer; 3kW inverter. The previous owners were fifth generation boaters, with their ancestors’ being Number One working boatmen, (i.e. owned their own boats, rather than working for a company), so it was in their blood and hence the name. The 6ft 5in headroom, with bed to match, and large windows give plenty of light so much so that black-out blinds are fitted! 5G is based on a shell from Floating Homes with a fit-out by the first owner. She was built in 2003 and has a Barrus Shire 1800 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
K & A Canal, Berks - £57,950 5G photos and drawing

ELTHORNE 51ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Colecraft’s durability is clearly evident when you step aboard Elthorne. The standard of finish from this builder of many years standing is almost as good today as when she was launched, thus showing off the expert joinery. It is also a testament as to how well the boat has been maintained by only two couple owners’ in thirty years, who have become good friends. Built in 1988, Elthorne has a Thornycroft/BL1.8 diesel engine. Selling due to age.
G U Canal, Northants - £38,000 Elthorne photos and drawing

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ARMSTRONG 59ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Boating Leisure Services are a low volume, award winning, narrowboat building company based on the Grand Union in Northamptonshire. They are the only builders to have won the prestigious ‘Favourite boat’ award for three consecutive years at the Crick Boat Show. You cannot fail to be impressed when you approach and then step aboard Armstrong. As you walk through you then realise how high the standard of craftsmanship is, matching the fine quality of the fixtures, fittings and equipment. Everything in this REVERSE LAYOUT boat has been carefully planned and sourced to provide not only the depth of quality rarely seen in a spec boat. The equipment throughout is all from big names, a revolutionary Vetus bow thruster which can be run for as long as required, complements the smooth running Beta engine, all of this and more in a superb Jonathan Wilson shell. Built 2018.
G U Canal, Northants - £135,000 Armstrong photos and drawing

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OCELOT 58ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Ocelot has just about everything you need to comfortably enjoy cruising or living on the waterways. Fitted out by the first owner from a Liverpool sailaway, she offers an open saloon and dinette area, linked to the centrally-fitted galley in a walk-through style. During present ownership a considerable sum has been invested into Ocelot, including a new Eberspacer with radiators and hull blacking with a hull survey carried out in 2017. Ocelot was built in 2006 and has an Isuzu 35 engine. Selling to move ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £49,950 Ocelot photos and drawing

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.
K & A Canal, Berks - £69,000 Epicurean photos and drawing

AGAINST ALL ODDS 68ft 10n tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; corner bath with shower over, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel blown air heater, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 24V fridge, 24V freezer, washing machine; 24V 3.5kW inverter, 500W bank of solar panels. It is difficult to know where to start in describing Against All Odds, as she has so many innovative features and useful ideas incorporated into her design. The combination of sapele and painted panels create an interior with a timeless feel, reminiscent of a gentleman’s club. As a residential boat, Against All Odds has copious amounts of storage throughout including four wardrobes. The crowning glory of Against All Odds must be the gleaming 3-cylinder Kromhout diesel resplendent in its own engine room. Built in 2012 on a shell by SC Sheppard and with an owner fitout. Selling to buy a smaller boat.
S & W Canal, S Staffs - £67,500 Against All Odds photos and drawing

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COUSIN HEBE52ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel range heating; diesel cooking, 230V fridge; 0.6kW inverter, solar panel. Coulter Boatbuilders were based at Chasewater Heath in Staffordshire and had a reputation for building solid, characterful steelwork with nice little touches, such as a low deckline, purposeful tug-like bow, recessed cabin side panels and replica rivets, along with long swims fore and aft. Cousin Hebe is powered by a splendid single cylinder Russell Newbery DM1, set in its own engine room, producing a slow, mellow exhaust note that will be the envy of many a traditional boater. A conscious decision was made at the time of building that Cousin Hebe would be GAS FREE and as such, cooking is by a Dickinson diesel range with oven and solid hot plate. Boat built in 1998 and fitted out by owner. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
DEPOSIT DUE
G Union Canal, S Leics - £35,000 Cousin Hebe photos and drawing

DONK 56ft 11in x 9ft 9in (approx) beam, wide beam cruiser for sale with 2 berths: permanent king size double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter, solar panels. Purchased as a lined sailaway from Cheshire Narrowboats based on a Liverpool Boats shell, the previous owner then went on to complete the fit-out in a clean, contemporary REVERSE LAYOUT style. The term ‘wide beam narrowboat’ appears to be a contradiction, but it is a useful way of describing a craft that is built in a narrowboat style but wider than the usual nominal 6ft 10in. A 52hp Canaline diesel engine should provide plenty of power for a boat of this size. Donk is the ideal choice for a liveaboard boat with the cabin nicely finished. Built in 2011 and selling to buy a narrowboat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
K & A Canal, Wilts - £86,500 Donk photos and drawing

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BLOUBERG 56ft 10in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. Amongst discerning owners and quality boat fitters alike, Tyler/Wilson’s shells are often specified, not only for their great looks but equally for the way they handle, and Blouberg is based on one of their quality examples, with extras such as replica rivets, scribed aft deck and cabin top stop beam. Blouberg has had an incredibly easy life with only 302 hours recorded at the time of ABNB’s inspection and a considerable amount of this was in the initial move from West Yorkshire (where she was fitted out) to her home mooring in The Midlands. Since this time she has been used for very occasional weekends and this is reflected in the as new, unmarked interior. Built in 2008, with a fit-out by Calder Valley Marine and fitted with an Isuzu engine. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £69,750 Blouberg photos and drawing

WING AND A PRAYER 58ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Wing and a Prayer is based on a lined sailaway shell from Britain’s most prolific boat builder, Liverpool Boats, who over the years carved out a niche in the market with their production line manufacturing. The remainder of the fit-out is in a no nonsense style with scope for the new owners to stamp their own identity. Currently a large sofa bed is situated in the forward saloon, but if preferred this could be replaced with swivel, reclining armchairs or with moderate carpentry skills, extra fitted furniture could be installed. Built in 2005 with an Isuzu 4LB1 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £46,000 Wing and a Prayer photos and drawing

CATKIN 58ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, single on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. Darren Aldridge has over 25 years experience in building new one off boats for private owners and quality shell builders alike, with Catkin being a fine example based on a Colecraft shell. The sumptuous internal fit-out in ash features curved cupboards, scalloped shelves and granite worktops with the clever offset tapering shower room making excellent use of the available cabin space. At 58 feet in length and powered by a smooth running Beta 43hp engine, aided by a Vetus bow thruster makes Catkin more than suitable for exploring with a little care, the entire connected canal and river system. The only possible downside to Catkin is that the external paintwork would benefit from a little attention.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £68,000 Catkin photos and drawing

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