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FEATURE BOAT -TAKE FIVE59ft 3in x 12ft 1in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with permanent berth; shower, 2 wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter. 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. Take Five offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. She has freestanding furniture so there's an opportunity to personalise the interior, she is however 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 some TLC inside and out and this is reflected in the lower price. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
River Soar, Leics - £72,950 Take Five photos and drawings

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

MELISSA60ft 6in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. An opportunity to purchase a relatively new REVERSE LAYOUT Aqualine Madison. The hull was grit-blasted, zinc coated and blacked with 2 pack epoxy in 2016. The trusty Barrus engine has less than 1000 running hours recorded. Cabin spaces are generous, the double bed sits in its forward cabin complete with wardrobe and dressing table. The capacious galley features granite worktops, with quality appliances, including a washing machine, and ample useable storage space. Built by Aqualine Marine in 2014. Selling to pursue other interests.
Crick area - £87,000 Melissa photos and drawings

JERICHO 61ft 10in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent poster double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, gas boiler: gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washing machine; 3.5kW inverter. Externally Jericho faithfully follows the lines of a traditional working tug with shapely josher bow, subtle up-lift to the cabin and long forward deck. With a view to longevity the shell was grit blasted prior to launch with a photographic record kept of her construction. The previous owner commissioned Jonathan Wilson to produce the shell to his own design before handing it over to RJ Marine for the fit-out, which took two and a half years to complete. This is to a very high standard with no expense spared and a thoroughly modern feel featuring soft furnishings primarily from John Lewis and copious amounts of solid oak which contrast nicely with the painted panels. Built in 2010 and has a Canaline 42 diesel engine.
Crick area - £84,500 Jericho photos and drawing

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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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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 - £75,000 Strumble No 2 photos and drawing

KINGFISHER 59ft 5in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 2.1kW inverter. Kingfisher is an ideal long term cruising/live aboard choice. Constructed in Poland, a country with a long tradition of ship building, both the steelwork and the internal fit out display a high quality of craftsmanship not found in some UK narrowboats. Extensive use of ash gives a light and airy feel to the interior. The increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT features a forward master bedroom along with associated wardrobes and dressing table. Propulsion is by a robust Isuzu 42hp diesel engine which is aided by a bow thruster. Built in 2008. Selling to buy a cruiser.
Crick area - £74,995 Kingfisher photos and drawing

CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 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, 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 - £74,500 Caliburnum 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.
Crick area - £73,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

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PILGRIM 57ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, portable washing machine, spin dryer; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Amongst canal boat enthusiasts the name Barry Hawkins has always been held in high regard. Delightful trad from a builder with a good reputation for good looking quality steelwork, with features such as his signature cabin roof stop beam. Pilgrim is unashamedly a two berth get-away-from-it-all boat, both as a weekend hideaway and for extended cruising in comfort, but has the ability to accommodate two guests on the convertible dinette. The American white oak fitout is detailed and precise, as was expected from the team at Atherstone. Built in 2003 with a Nanni 4.195KC diesel engine. Selling to pursue other interests.
Crick area - £64,950 Pilgrim photos and drawing

BLACKBIRD 55ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, composting wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.1kW inverter. The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is an American reconnaissance aircraft designed for stealth, so Blackbird is a very apt name for this boat. The striking black exterior features windows only on the starboard side, so if moored with this side to the canal, the interior has a very private feel. Most boats today are fitted out in a combination of hard and softwoods but Blackbird certainly breaks the mould, as painted panels and black vinyl flooring are used throughout, creating a modern, minimalist feel. A major benefit of this style must be that day to day cleaning and care will be kept to a minimum. Built and fitted out by Stillwater Narrowboats in 2010, Blackbird has a Beta B43 diesel engine. Owner moving ashore.
Crick area - £64,500 Blackbird photos and drawing

FRUIT OF THE VINE46ft 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 - £63,000 Fruit of the Vine photos and drawing

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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 - £64,950 Musu Maja photos and drawing

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THOMAS HENRY 62ft 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; 3kW inverter. Thomas Henry features solid fitout by Stephens Boat Builders, in light oak and a shell from the respected Colecraft Engineering who continue trading to this day. Benefits include having a large permanent double towards the aft end of the cabin with a good sized aft set of doors and hatch to allow for ease of access when entering the boat. There is also space for either a washing machine or a freezer to be installed in the galley, should one be desired. Built in 2001 with a Beta BV1903 engine. Owners now having other interests.
Crick area - £59,000 Thomas Henry 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.
Crick area - £57,950 5G photos and drawing

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

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

THIRZA 260ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatmans cabin and 6 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, double in Boatmans cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter. A traditional style narrowboat with recessed cabin side panels and lovely Ruston Hornsby engine set in its own engine room. In fact the whole interior is beautiful, colour co-ordinated within each cabin, oak joinery has mellowed to a golden hue and the interior furnishings add a sense of luxury. The Boatman’s cabin is a delight to behold! Built in 1993 by Midland Canal Centre and fitted out by the only owner. Selling due to poor health.
Crick area - £54,500 Thirza 2 photos and drawings

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

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 - £54,000 Nauti Lass photos and drawing

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ESMERALDA 62ft 4in tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in BMC; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel range; diesel range, ceramic 2 burner hob, washer; 3kW inverter, 6kW diesel generator. Esmeralda has the makings of a lovely boat, the owner chose Colecraft to build him a shell to his own design for him to fit-out during his retirement but unfortunately due to other commitments, his plans never quite came to fruition. The majority of the difficult work has been carried out, the desirable vintage Lister JP3 engine is fully installed and running and there is much of the equipment on board this GAS FREE boat ready to complete the fit-out. If you are looking for a project, handy with basic tools and a paintbrush but still wanting to cruise whilst carrying out the work, then Esmeralda could become the boat of your dreams. Built in 2002 and fitted with a bow thruster. Owner unable to complete fit-out due to illness.
Crick area - £53,950 Esmeralda 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

SYBIL EVETTE 57ft 8in (plus 3in fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Sybil Evette is based on a shell by Dragon Boats, who are always instantly recognisable by the dragon motifs on the upstand behind the bow locker (which in this case is visible in the well deck) and in the crook of the tiller. The spacious REVERSE LAYOUT interior is by C&G Narrowboats, who have created a comfortable boat for a couple, perfect for residential or full time cruising with the ability to invite two guests aboard. Built in 2003 and fitted with a Beta engine and Vetus bow thruster. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £52,000 Sybil Evette photos and drawing

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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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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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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 boats 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 - £43,000 Tincanali No 2 photos and drawing

RENVYLE II50ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: double on L-shape dinette, double on Pullman dinette, single bunk; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Renvyle II has been owned by the same family since new, and she is now reluctantly being sold due to insufficient time for her to be enjoyed. This go-anywhere length boat had a full re-fit in 2001 and provides plenty of storage. There are two sleeping or seating areas, with the shower room in-between, both cabins have make-up double berths on either the Pullman dinette aft or the L-shape dinette forward, with the fifth berth, suitable for a child, being over the aft bed. Propulsion is by the Vetus diesel engine, which has low running hours on the clock for a boat of this age. If 230V power is required when away for your home mooring, it should not prove too difficult to have an inverter installed. Shell by Liverpool Boats. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £39,950 Renvyle II photos and drawing

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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PADDYS GEM55ft 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, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. At just 55 feet long and fitted with a rugged Beta B38 engine (they are a popular make of engine, a favourite amongst many boaters, with good reason), this is a boat capable of cruising the entire canal system. The internal headroom of an impressive 6ft 4in and the use of light oak throughout provides an airy feel; however the wallpapered cabin sides to the bedroom gives a more homely feel. Built 2007 by Liverpool Boats and fitted out by Classic Narrowboats. Selling to buy a different style of hull.
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Crick area - £46,000 Paddys Gem photos and drawings

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VAREKAI 57ft 1in cruiser 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, combined microwave & grill; 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.1kW inverter. Amongst narrowboat shell builders, Liverpool Boat Builders stand out as being the most prolific by a long way, from the start of their production and then as Collingwood, allowing members of their workforce to carry on where they left off, the numbers must run into thousands, so obviously the formula was a winning one. With a rugged 35hp Isuzu engine, Varekai should be more than capable of taking you anywhere you would like to explore on the connected canal and river system and her draught of around 25in, will be much appreciated on shallower canals such as the Ashby or Macclesfield. The fit-out has been completed by Orchard Marina in their attractive style which remains in as new condition. Built in 2010. Selling as has sea-going boat.
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K & A Canal, Berks - £62,000 Varekai 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, 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. 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 in this REVERSE LAYOUT. 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.
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Crick area - £64,950 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

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.
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Crick area - £42,000 Charity photos and drawings

BRUTUS MAXIMUS 59ft 8in tug style narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in bmc bed box; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge;1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Although Evans and Son are no longer building steelwork they were part of the Mike Heywood family, which spawned such well known names as Tim Tyler and Jonathan Wilson. Brutus Maximus certainly has a lot going for her, the shapely shell features s-shape swims and josher style bow, this together with a Crowther high performance compensated propeller should ensure excellent handling capabilities. She sports a superb 2014 re-paint by Andy Russell which gleams in the sunshine and looks as good today as when he put his paintbrush down. The internal fit-out work was completed to a high standard by the first owner, a professional coachbuilder A Ruston and Hornsby diesel engine (originally installed in a mobile crane in 1951) sits proudly in its own room forward of the Boatman's cabin. Built in 2000. Owners now pursuing a new boating interest.
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Crick area - £61,000 Brutus Maximus 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.
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Crick area - £27,450 Coromandel photos and drawing

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DUNRUSHIN59ft 10in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double; double on dinette; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, two 12V fridges, washer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW cocooned diesel generator. If you are looking for a boat on which to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life, you may have to look no further. At just under 60 feet long and powered by a rugged Perkins engine, Dunrushin is a proven liveaboard. The sociable cruiser stern and covered forward well deck should prove popular whilst going along and when moored. Shell built 2003 by Floating Homes and fitted out by first owners. Selling to move ashore.
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Birmingham area - £52,500 Dunrushin photos and drawings

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SAPPHIRE IN STEEL 55ft 0in x 10ft 6in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Whilst wide beam boats are especially suitable for full time live on use, there are still many navigable miles of canals to explore and if you are used to narrow beam accommodation, the second you step aboard you will be amazed at just how much more roomy they feel. For instance, the full sized double bed with its ex-church pew foot board, is situated across the beam of the boat, allowing access from either side without interrupting passage through the cabin. Built and fitted out by M&P Steelcraft in 2006, Sapphire in Steel has a Barrus Shire 50 engine. Owners moved ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £75,000 Sapphire in Steel photos and drawing

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

BOADICEA60ft 7in x 10ft 10in (reported) wide beam Dutch barge for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, 230V underfloor heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 2.1kW inverter, 3.7kW generator. 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.
L & L Canal, W Yorks - £122,950 Boadicea photos and drawing

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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.
Cruising G U Canal - £135,000
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TAKE FIVE59ft 3in x 12ft 1in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with permanent berth; shower, 2 wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter. 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. Take Five offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. She has freestanding furniture so there's an opportunity to personalise the interior, she is however 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 some TLC inside and out and this is reflected in the lower price. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
River Soar, Leics - £72,950 Take Five 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 drawings

NIKKI NAKKI NOO 50ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 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

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

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ROSE MARIE55ft 5in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.8kW inverter. The large cruiser aft deck has a steel taff rail with steerer seat, another addition is the pram-type canopy on collapsible aluminium frame, and the forward well deck has locker seats beneath the covered cratch area. Professionally fitted-out by Nene Narrowboats this cruiser style narrowboat, is based on shell from the canal system’s most respected and experienced production shell builder, Colecraft. Fitted with a Beta 1505 diesel engine. Selling to retire from boating.
Crick area - £44,500 Rose Marie photos and drawings

HADRIAN44ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter, solar panel. Renowned in their heyday of boatbuilding, Sagar Marine had a fine reputation for distinctive craftsmanship and Hadrian is no exception. Steelwork built with elegant lines and a fit-out that has been up-dated by her last owners, it’s a shame that Sagar are no longer around to be able to build such quality shells today. At just under 45 feet long and powered by a rugged BMC engine, Hadrian is capable of taking you anywhere you would like to go on the entire canal system. Selling to pursue other interests.
Crick area - £28,500 Hadrian photos and drawings

MISS T MORNING42ft 8in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge. Have you always dreamed of owning your own narrowboat, but with prices rising on a daily basis (not only purchase but also licence and mooring costs) you have thought that this is always going to be just a pipe dream. Miss T Morning might just be the antidote. Built & fitted out by Eastern Caravans & Narrowboats in 2001. Selling due to health reasons.
K & A Canal, Berks - £34,500 Miss T Morning photos and drawings

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

WHIO48ft 7in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, L-shaped dinette single; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 1.6kW inverter. Named after a rare blue duck (pronounced Weo) found only in New Zealand, Whio is being sold so the owner can rejoin his family now living there. He commissioned the build of this REVERSE LAYOUT to suit his needs, the design of which includes some interesting additions: the aft cabin as you enter from the semi-trad deck is closable; dropdown shelving in the saloon creates a workstation; dinette seating is re-positionable. The most recent commission was the “wagon’ style tonneau cover for the semi-trad deck. Built in 2013 by JSR Boats and fitted out by Weltonfield Narrowboats. Selling to move abroad.
Oxford Canal, Oxon - £55,000 Whio photos and drawings

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

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

GONE AWAY40ft 10in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent berth (extending from single to double), single on L-shaped dinette; shower, Thetford cassette wc; diesel boiler; gas cooking, 12V fridge. Based upon a Ribble 36 narrowboat design by Tucker Designs Gone Away was built and fitted out by the first owner, Mr G B Holloway. The current owner discovered she was up for sale and fell for her on the first viewing: Not quite the run of the mill narrowboat! Since then there have been many alterations bringing the boat up-to-date to suit the new owner. Much polishing and re-varnishing also ensued over the years but now’s the time to pass on the glory of Gone Away to someone else. Built 1995 and fitted with a Lister engine. Selling due to lack of use.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £29,950 Gone Away photos and drawings

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TAPESTRY 60ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating, cross double in BMC bed box; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Tapestry is from the instantly recognisable Steve Hudson and the external quality is carried on internally by Hudson’s own in-house craftsmen, featuring sumptuous solid oak boarding, hardwearing laminate flooring, and of course their signature traditionally paneled and painted Boatman’s cabin. At just over 60ft, and with a 15mm baseplate for longevity, Tapestry is a chunky well built boat that gives plenty of cabin space with up to six berths in three separate cabins, which makes her ideal to invite friends aboard for sociable cruising. The exterior paintwork is faded and in need of some tlc, but this is reflected in the price. Built in 2008 and fitted with a Beta JD3 engine in its own engine room. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £73,000 Tapestry photos and drawing

ESMERALDA 62ft 4in tug style narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in BMC; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel range; diesel range, ceramic 2 burner hob, washer3kW 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.
Crick area - £59,950 Esmeralda photos and drawings

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 - £75,000Strumble No 2 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

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

THIRZA 260ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatmans cabin and 6 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, double in Boatmans cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter. A traditional style narrowboat with recessed cabin side panels and lovely Ruston Hornsby engine set in its own engine room. In fact the whole interior is beautiful, colour co-ordinated within each cabin, oak joinery has mellowed to a golden hue and the interior furnishings add a sense of luxury. The Boatman’s cabin is a delight to behold! Built in 1993 by Midland Canal Centre and fitted out by the only owner. Selling due to poor health.
Crick area - £54,500 Thirza 2 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.
S & W Canal, S Staffs - £67,500 Against All Odds photos and drawings

CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and 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, 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 - £74,500 Caliburnum photos and drawings

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EPICUREAN 58ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. Dreaming of a life afloat or extended holidays, but work commitments just get in the way, then Epicurean could provide a solution. The spacious REVERSE LAYOUT accommodation is for two with room in the saloon to add additional furniture if required, with the office allowing work to be carried on whilst cruising. The fixed forward bulkhead with glazed doors over the head of the bed, allow light to flood in and provide excellent ventilation, with the same being said about the office’s side doors and lets not forget the roof mounted houdini hatch in the galley. Built and fitted out by Hixon Boats in 2005. Epicurean has a Vetus M4.17 diesel engine and a bow thruster. Selling to fund a new venture.
K & A Canal, Berks - £69,000 Epicurean 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.
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K & A Canal, Wilts - £73,000 Madam Mim photos and drawings

EVENING STAR 58ft 2in 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, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine, freestanding tumble dryer; 2.1kW inverter. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features to give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The Beta engine with its ‘hospital-type’ silencer is surrounded by acoustic foam making for quiet boating, with handling aided by the fitted Vetus bow thruster. No expense has been spared during Evening Star’s construction and maintenance, with the hull including the base plate having been zinc coated under 2-pack epoxy blacking. Built in 2011. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Ashby Canal, Leics -£80,000 Evening Star photos and drawing

GOODE ENUFF 69ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 7 berths: permanent cross bed double, double on L-shape bench seats, double on dinette, child's single on hammock; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination microwave & oven, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher; two 3kW inverters, bow thruster. Former winner of the Waterways World Trophy for best owner fit-out of the year, this boat features a combined quality and quantity of workmanship that far surpasses that found in the best commercially built narrowboats. This 70 footer is packed with surprising and delightful detail, all custom-crafted in burr oak. A quiet running but gutsy Barrus Shire diesel engine (still with low engine hours) supports two alternators charging a large 24volt battery bank that powers the two 3kW inverters . A perfect liveaboard or long term cruising boat. Shell built in 2003 by Barry Hawkins with a fit-out by first owners. Selling due to a change of circumstances.
DEPOSIT DUE
G U Canal, S Leics- £79,950 Goode Enuff photos and drawing

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.
DEPOSIT DUE
G U Canal, Northants - £122,500 Skew-Whiff photos and drawing

TIMELESS 58ft 3in semi-cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths; permanent double, double on dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Narrowboat designs have been evolving since the dawn of holiday cruising and Timeless could be described as a semi-cruiser, with its comfortable locker seating and added security for small children or pets (which is enhanced by a removable wind dodger), not forgetting the taff rail seat for the steerer. The hull has been grit-blasted and zinc coated, before having a 2-pack epoxy finish. At the same time a full repaint was carried out by John Barnard, one of the UK’s premier narrowboat painters. Shell built in 2002 by Liverpool Boat Co with an Isuzu 4LB33 diesel engine and a first owner fit-out. Selling to buy a new boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
G U Canal, S Leics - £58,500Timeless photos and drawing

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FELUCCA 53ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Have you looked at so many boats where the furniture just isn’t to your taste, well here’s a chance to buy a narrowboat with a virtually unfurnished saloon, which currently only houses two easy chairs, forward cupboard and a solid fuel stove. With over 13ft to play with, opportunities abound for you to add either extra fixed furniture, bench style seating or a sofa bed, which would also add two additional berths, but still leave space for the comfortable freestanding chairs. This R&D shell is built to their ‘Slipper stern’ design “increasing water flow to the propeller” and the hull has been treated with zinc phosphate primer before being blacked. Felucca was fitted out in 2002 by George Blades and has a Barrus Shire engine. Selling to buy another boat through ABNB.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £43,995 Felucca photos and drawing

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.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
K & A Canal, Wilts - £34,950 Gentle Annie photos and drawing

ELLEN62ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette; shower over bath, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 24V fridge, 24V freezer, washer; 3kW inverter. Bow thruster. Gardner 2LW which supplies hydraulic propulsion to the propeller. With a view to longevity a 20mm base plate was specified, removing the need for ballast and allowing an internal headroom of 6ft 5in forward of the engine room. On entering the boat from the stern, the modern take on a Boatman’s cabin (traditionally panelled and painted), not only houses a washing machine but tucked away under the aft counter is a freezer. Built 1998 by Les Allen and fitted out by Weltonfield Narrowboats. Selling due to family commitments.
DEPOSIT DUE
Crick area
- £68,000 Ellen photos and drawings

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