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FEATURE BOAT -CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
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Crick area - £59,000
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Hallingbury Marina

Hallingbury Marina provides moorings for narrowboats and river cruisers, in beautiful settings on the River Stort on the Essex & Hertfordshire border.  Family-run for over 50 years,  Hallingbury Marina also provides many services including, water, fuels, pump-out, cassette emptying, chandlery and dry docking.

Little Hallingbury Mill, built in 1874, is a Grade II Star listed watermill and stands to the south end of the marina;  its mill race provides the moorings comprising Hallingbury Marina. It’s free-form shape, well-tended grassed amenity areas and mature trees and shrubs makes for a great marina with picturesque rural views.

Little Hallingbury Mill provides home to a guesthouse, restaurant and venue for small conferences, small weddings and parties. Also next to the marina is The Signature Spa, a luxury health & beauty day spa.

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TAY70ft 5in trad with Boatman's cabin and 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton (rebuilt by Malcolm Webster), in Uxbridge, for Thos Clayton Ltd to carry tar. The distinctive fleet were known as 'tar boats' and Tay was number 90. The tar was carried in the hold, consisting of two tanks that were accessed by hatches to the deck. After commercial use, she transferred into private ownership, with the present owner from 1975. A piece of history to be cherished. Boat built 1938 she is powered by a Bukh 2G105M diesel engine.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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POSH FOX 60ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge/freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. The steelwork for Posh Fox was produced by Nick Thorpe in Staffordshire, who started his career as a boatbuilder in 1991, before deciding to go it alone in 2004. To date he has built many shells for the trade and private customers alike. If you are someone who does not want to be a slave to tradition then Posh Fox could prove to be your ideal boat. The well deck has the cabin’s steel roof extended to the also steel cratch board, over comfortable seating making the area perfect for dining or relaxing whilst creating another room for all year round use. On warm days the acrylic cover can either be unzipped and rolled up or alternatively removed completely. Posh Fox has a Beta B43 diesel engine. Boat built in 2014 and fitted out by MGM Boats. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £84,500 Posh Fox photos and drawing

THUNDERBOLT 59ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on chair bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination microwave & grill, 12V fridge, compact washing machine, tumble dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panel. Designed & used as a cruising liveaboard boat, Thunderbolt has an array of features on many a wish list for comfortable living. The ever popular Beta 43 engine includes a hospital silencer to help keep it quiet, with a high performance Axiom propeller and bow thruster for those tight manoeuvres. Well maintained, including a professional re-paint in July 2015, there’s room inside this trad for a separate dinette, full-cabin-width bathroom and 4ft 6in bed. So, why is she for sale - well the owner is moving away from the canal and river system, making narrowboat ownership impractical. Boat built by CNM Boatbuilding and fitted out by Northwich Boat Company in 2007.
Crick area - £71,950 Thunderbolt photos and drawing

KESTREL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, macerator pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Traditionally styled & extremely well kept, Kestrel comes from having just one set of careful & attentive owners. Having received a repaint just last year, one could be mistaken for thinking she was new to the water this year! Her Cuttwater shell displays many bespoke features that take their inspiration from the traditional design of working boats on the cut, some of these include recessed aft cabin side panels, replica rivets and Josher style bow. Then, of course there is the owners preference for installing a mighty Gardner 4LK diesel engine which will provide all the grunt necessary to traverse any of the UK’s canals or rivers & takes pride of place in its own dedicated engine room. Boat fitted out by John Evans in 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Crick area - £69,500 Kestrel photos and drawing

HETTY 70ft 1in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box or single lengthways; shower, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Hetty was partially fitted out by her shell builders, Colecraft Engineering, prior to the remainder of the work being carried out by her present owner to the stage that she is at today. Full length boats provide superb spacious accommodation and Hetty is no exception with the large, at over 17ft saloon, ready for you to stamp it with your own identity, be it freestanding or more built in furniture, with options for extra berths, dining facilities or comfortable seating. The separate engine room houses a rugged JD3 diesel engine, giving the look of a traditional unit but the benefits of a modern engine and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2007. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

ANONY MOUSE 50ft 3in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, single in saloon, single on Pullman dinette; bath with shower over, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2kW inverter. A virtually brand new boat built in the early part of 2017 and commissioned by the owner to enjoy cruising the canals and rivers extensively. Unfortunately illness in the family has meant that can no longer happen and the boat is therefore available for another to enjoy. Light and airy cabins in a REVERSE LAYOUT with bedroom forward and galley to the stern. Forward the well deck is covered with a cratch area which unusually is equipped with a double glazed tilt & turn window to the front. Astern there is a fitted cover on an aluminium frame, perfect for cruising in the less favourable weather and for servicing the engine under cover, which is always a bonus. Of special note must be the large array of solar panels, ideal for extended stays in out of the way places by reducing the need for running the engine. Shell by Andicraft with a Calcutt Boats fit-out. Anony Mouse is fitted with a Canaline 38 diesel engine.
Crick area - £67,000 Anony Mouse photos and drawing

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EMPRESS No 1 70ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double or single in Boatman's cabin; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove fore and solid fuel range aft, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Empress No1 was designed and built as a FMC josher replica. With a Boatman's back cabin and midships engine room containing the Ruston Hornsby 2VSH diesel engine she is sure to attract some admiring glances. Couple that with the brass portholes, dog box, replica towing mast, triangular forward cabin and bow cabin and you have all the makings of your own traditional boat. Boat built by Stuart Hodges and fitted out by Blisworth Tunnel Boats in 2012. Selling as have bought another boat.
Crick area
- £67,000
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THE BLACK PEARL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge/freezer, washer dryer; 3kW inverter/charger. Designed by her first owner, a professional boat fitter, as a full time live onboard boat for his own use. Unfortunately circumstances did not allow him to get as much enjoyment out of the boat as intended. The present owners purchased The Black Pearl in the Summer of 2013 and set about bringing her up to the standard that you see today, having spent around twenty thousand pounds on her up-grades. If you take your security seriously then this boat could prove ideal, two separate CCTV systems monitor the surrounding area of the boat, one of which has recording facilities, along with an intruder alarm to protect the interior. There are no less that three ways of receiving a television signal, with fore and aft omni-directional aerials, and when in a bad reception area the self-seeking satellite dish will come into its own, with feeds to saloon and bedroom TV’s. Boat built by Steve Emery and fitted out by Canalside Joinery 2012, she is fitted with a Barrus Shire 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
Crick area - £64,950 The Black Pearl photos and drawing

OUR LADY RICHMOND 59ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double across bench seats (or 2 singles); bath with shower over, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin-tub washing machine; 1.6kW inverter. Alexander Boatbuilders have been building steelwork for prestigious boat fitters and discerning private owners for many years, with owner Jim Sparkes having over 35 years experience under his belt. The fit-out is by Roger Fincher in a spacious design making her equally suitable for long term cruising/liveaboard use. If entertaining guests there is comfortable seating for up to eight in the saloon and adjacent dinette. When the boat is not in use, batteries are kept topped-up by the solar panels. Our Lady Richmond was built in 2010 and is fitted with an Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Selling to pursue other ventures.
Crick area - £64,950 Our Lady Richmond photos and drawing

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CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
Crick area - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

KOOKABURRA56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer dryer; 2.5kW inverter. A build from two well known and respected builders on the network, Kookaburra is recognisable by her distinctive G&J Reeves trademark bow. A new Beta 43 diesel engine and gearbox was fitted in 2014 and has very low cruising hours on it, couple that with an electric bow thruster and she is ready to cruise. An ideal boat for extended cruising or living afloat due to the spacious saloon and dinette seating/eating area, add to that a large inverter and 3.5kW engine driven generator and you are set to go. Fitted out in rich maple with solid wood cappings in the usual well designed Kingsground style offering ample storage and space. Boat built 1998. Selling due to change in family circumstances.
Crick area - £52,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

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DAYDREAMER 57ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V/230V/gas fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Jade Fabrications may not be a name which springs to mind, but in Daydreamer they certainly built a shell which maximises the internal space, one clever feature is the way they have recessed the engine compartment under the aft bulkhead. The first owner then went on to fit her out creating larger than normal individual cabins to a standard which would put many professional so called builders to shame. Even the choice of internal fit-out materials, i.e. ash panels, all adds to the exceptionally light and airy feel. On board four berths are provided in a REVERSE LAYOUT style with doors separating the two sleeping compartments either side of the shower room. Boat built in 2002 and fitted with a Kubota V1902 diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £52,000 Daydreamer photos and drawing

TOBAR MHOIRE 56ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. The first owners of Tobar Mhoire ended their search to build a boat of their dreams at Phoenix Narrowboats, who produced a craft with an imaginative fit-out making the best use of the space available incorporating many clever ideas. The specification was for a boat on which to extensively travel the canal system with live on-board capabilities if needed. The present owners then went on to make many improvements. The shell was provided by Tyler Wilson whose boat building history can be traced back to the mid 1980’s. Both internally and externally Tobar Mhoire features many innovative little touches that make her stand out. Boat built in 1995 and fitted with a Beta BV1903 diesel engine.
Crick area - £50,000 Tobar Mhoire photos and drawing

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BROCELIANDE 47ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths; permanent double, single on bench seat; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, 230V heater; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washer; 0.75kW inverter. Boat built and fitted out by Mike Heywood in 1991. There is space in the saloon area for more free-standing furniture if required. Some internal cupboard space is incorporated in the cabin, with additional storage space for long-term cruising provided by the handy cabin-top box. With a trusty Vetus diesel engine and 3kW bow thruster (although the boat is fitted with a bow thruster the battery will need to be provided), Broceliande is ideal for a couple with serious cruising in mind and for those who would like to add their personal touches to an otherwise simple boat. Selling as moving abroad.
Crick area - £31,000 Broceliande photos and drawing

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DESTINY60ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, single on sofa bed; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 1.5kW inverter, 0.35kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. If you cannot decide between trad or semi-trad, Destiny may just be the answer. A very large rear hatch, when fully open gives space for up to four people but when shut gives all the protection associated with traditional style boats, in fact you could say this is the best of both worlds. The present owner purchased Destiny to live on with a view to also cruise and she has proved ideal for that purpose for several years, but now the owner fancies a change and wants to do something different. Cruising is a pleasure with the trusty Beta Marine 43 diesel engine pushing you along and an electric bow-thruster will aid you in any tricky manoeuvres that you may have to undertake. Boat built by Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding and fitted out by Peter Tatton in 2007. Owners hanging up their windlasses to pursue other interests.
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Crick area
- £55,000
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MOLLY CODDLE 37ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in bed box, double on sofa bed; shower, Thetford cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer; 1kW inverter. 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. Molly Coddle certainly has a lot going for her, the shapely shell with its superb 2014 re-paint looks a picture as you approach. At only 37ft 2in long Molly Coddle is certainly capable of taking you anywhere you would want to go on the UK’s connected canal and river system. Making the most of the available cabin space, the main double bed folds away into a bed box, reminiscent of a Boatman’s cabin, and is instantly ready if you fancy an afternoon nap. Built in 1993 and fitted with a Yanmar 2QM15 diesel engine. Owners are hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £28,450 Molly Coddle photos and drawings

BOSLEY BELLE 58ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent single bunk beds, double on Pullman dinette; bath with shower over, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Bosley Belle is the product of a fine partnership, shell builder G&J Reeves, widely admired for the precision of their steelwork, and Kingsground Narrowboats, a prize-winning boat fitter with a deserved reputation for quality craftsmanship. Designed specifically for cruising with children or grandchildren in mind, everything has been considered, even down to the cruiser deck steel doors and removable wind dodger providing protection. The versatile comfortable saloon seating can be arranged as either two sofas with a small table or as a Pullman dinette with a large table. A powerful, smooth running Beta 43hp engine provides the motive power, whilst the fitted bow thruster should make manoeuvring in tricky situations an easy prospect. Boat built 2000. Owners are pursuing new ventures.
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Crick area - £62,500 Bosley Belle photos and drawing

FLORELLA 62ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, 2 singles on bench seats; shower, 2 cassette wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 2 x 2kW inverters, 3kW generator. The modest external and interior almost hide a well built boat, with lots of attention to detail. The David Harris hull, being one of the top hull builders in the country, has fine lines that will glide through the water, hidden from view exceptional hull framing and impeccable welding & platework, grit blasted and epoxy blacked from new. An immaculate Gardner 3LW, has been loving restored by the current owner and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built in 2005 with a superb owner fit-out with great attention to detail and she even has a built-in depth meter and GPS system! Selling due to family commitments.
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Crick area - £82,000 Florella photos and drawing

CANDLELIGHT 60ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.6kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. For many years Kingsground Narrowboats wooed the boat buying public by their attention to detail with their sumptuous interiors, always basing their boats on shells from well respected builders, with this one provided by G&J Reeves. Designed for long term cruising by the first owners, she has been planned with all the on board equipment needed and a generous amount of storage. Candlelight has a Beta BV1903 diesel engine and a bow thruster. Built in 2002 and being sold due to bereavement.
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Crick area - £66,950 Candlelight photos and drawing

SULIS 56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shaped dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter/charger, solar panels. Sulis (deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath) was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper. The aft bedroom houses a wider than normal permanent double bed. There can be few nicer places to while away an hour or two, than in the comfortable, upholstered well deck. The luxurious theme continues in the shower room, with a fresh water flush toilet to a remote tank and has a feature round washbasin. Cabin heating is by a thermostatically controlled, fully programmable diesel fired central heating boiler to double panel radiators and a towel rail, with toe toasting warmth provided by a solid fuel stove. Built in 2007 and powered by Beta B43 diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling to move abroad.
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Crick area - £67,500
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NAMADGI 57ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel boiler; diesel cooking, microwave with grill, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. Namadgi is based on a shapely G&J Reeves shell with a superb internal fit-out by D&J Narrowboats. The design of the boat’s accommodation lends itself to a myriad of different uses, ideal for residential, full time cruising or extended holidays, whilst her study/office is the perfect place to work whilst enjoying the peace of the waterways. Often GAS FREE boats rely upon electrics for cooking, with then a need to run a generator or be hooked-up to a landline, but with Namadgi, cooking is cleverly by diesel. Taking advantage of the current regulations on red diesel, a separate diesel tank is fitted to supply heating and cooking needs. Namadgi is fitted with a Beta B43 diesel engine and a 12V bow thruster. Boat built 2010. Selling to return to Australia.
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Crick area - £74,500 Namadgi photos and drawing

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GLASCOTE60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Vetus M4.17 diesel engine. Glascote is now fully completed to a high standard, following the initial line out by S M Hudson before being completed by professional craftsmen in the style and quality akin to a Hudson build. Glascote features solid oak floors & galley worktops, as well as custom built & expertly crafted joinery throughout. The open plan forward saloon is ready for furniture of your choice, being either easy chairs or a sofa bed, the latter would instantly increase Glascote’s available berths to four. Not only is the interior complete, the exterior has also been painted to a superb standard with signwriting of your choice included in the sale. Boat built 2016.
Coventry Canal, Staffs - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

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TAKE FIVE 59ft 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. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £82,950 Take Five photos and drawing

COLLINGWOOD WIDE57ft 4in x 12ft wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with Canaline 52 diesel engine and bow thruster, part-completed ready for onward fit-out. Already fitted with a water tank, and the painted cabin is weathertight. Due to a change in the law in 2017, the boat is fully CE marked, including Builder’s Plate and Watercraft Identification Number (WIN), meaning a BSS Certificate is not needed until 2021. This recent change has not been fully explored, but one interpretation is that if now fitted-out by the first owner then this would be outside the scope of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and so the boat would not require further CE marking if sold. The spray-foamed interior provides a large blank canvas, for a REVERSE LAYOUT design to be fitted, with the possibility to use many items of off-the-shelf furniture. Due to the craft size, there is the possibility to purchase without VAT added and the price listed is one without VAT. Due to the craft location, any purchaser would have to cover the cost of craning and transport, unless wishing to stay solely on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal, a stretch of only about 21 miles. Boat built by Collingwood 2017.
Crick area - £50,645 Ex VAT Collingwood Wide photos and drawing

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DOXIE 65ft 2in x 12ft 0in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: space for king size bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, combination diesel boiler; diesel range cooker, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer, dishwasher; landline. Doxie is based on a spray foamed sailaway from Collingwood Boats with the present owner completing the fit-out in a modern, contemporary, REVERSE LAYOUT style, ideal for full time residential use. The study (perfect for work afloat) would convert to a single bedroom if preferred and the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon would also increase the accommodation further. On this GAS FREE boat, cooking is by a diesel fired range, which when in use also gives a gentle heat to the cabin. Doxie is presently moored on a desirable inexpensive, riverside residential mooring, which could be passed on to you subject to the land owners approval. This mooring benefits from metered electricity, elsan disposal, water points, telephone and broadband internet connection. Presently there are finishing touches to the boat to be carried out prior to sale. Boat built in 2015 and fitted with a Canaline 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
River Nene, Northants - £110,000 Doxie photos and drawing

OASIS57ft 0in x 10ft 0in wide beam trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; quadrant shower, macerator pump out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge & freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Beta 50 diesel engine and bow thruster. Jonathan Wilson built Oasis as a spacious & comfortable boat with all the advances necessary for modern living/cruising on the canal. Complementing Wilsons fine steelwork is a Fettlers Wharf Marine fitout which remains in great condition & displays an emphasis for solid & attractive oak joinery, with oak panelled cabin & hull sides throughout the cabin length. Being a widebeam, she holds obvious advantages for liveaboard purposes; spacious cabins, including a bedroom with permanent queen sized double bed, & an aft cabin that serves as both engine & utility room. Boat built 2007. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
Calder & Hebble, Yorks - £79,000 Oasis photo & drawing

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

ABNB staff would like to personally thank everybody involved in the Alarum production and tour of The Idle Women: Recreating the Journey. The 2018 tour is in the planning stage, if you are interested in more information of this exciting venture please visit the Alarum Theatre website

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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CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
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Crick area - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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KOOKABURRA 56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer dryer; 2.5kW inverter. A build from two well known and respected builders on the network, Kookaburra is recognisable by her distinctive G&J Reeves trademark bow. A new Beta 43 diesel engine and gearbox was fitted in 2014 and has very low cruising hours on it, couple that with an electric bow thruster and she is ready to cruise. An ideal boat for extended cruising or living afloat due to the spacious saloon and dinette seating/eating area, add to that a large inverter and 3.5kW engine driven generator and you are set to go. Fitted out in rich maple with solid wood cappings in the usual well designed Kingsground style offering ample storage and space. Boat built 1998. Selling due to change in family circumstances.
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Crick area - £52,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

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CHARITY 52ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on L-shape dinette, double on extending bench seat; bath with shower over, cassette wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. The shell comes from STS who are all old employees of Liverpool Boats, they set up on their own after the company scaled production down and Charity is another one of their unique creations. The internal fitout was completed by a little known company, Nene Narrowboats, that produced quality workmanship. The two sleeping compartments also give separate seating and eating areas allowing even more versatility and the well deck adds another area for watching the world go by. Powered along by the popular Barrus Shire diesel engine, cruising will be a pleasure and the cruiser aft deck allows guests to keep the helmsman company on your adventures. Boat built in 2004. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
K & A Canal, Berks - £45,000 Charity photos and drawing

EILEAN DUBH 59ft 5in plus hinged fender stud cruiser narrowboat for sale with 7 berths: 2 permanent doubles, permanent single, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washer; 0.8kW inverter. Eilean Dubh (meaning ‘Black Island’ in Scottish Gaelic) is a narrowboat that manages to pack in 7 berths and by raising the hinged steel aft fender stays under 60 feet in length, meaning that traversing canals like the Leeds and Liverpool should not prove too problematic. Believed to have been built originally for the hire industry, the internal fit-out is solid and rugged, making her ideal as a boat for a large family with young children. Eilean Dubh was built in 2001 by an unknown shell builder with a fit-out by Marine Services Ltd and has an Isuzu 4LC38 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
G U Canal, Northants - £44,450 Eilean Dubh photos and drawing

SILVER SWIFT 47ft 10in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: double on extending bench seat; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, 230V oil filled radiator; gas cooking, 230V fridge; landline. Originally built and used as a hire boat Silver Swift has been completely internally re-fitted by her current owner, this has created an open plan, minimalistic REVERSE LAYOUT boat that now needs the finishing touches by a new owner. Featuring new uPVC double glazed windows not often seen on narrowboats these create a nice bright inside that is complimented by the fresh external gloss paintwork. The large cruiser deck and fitted cover add another area for use after the days cruising that can easily be completed with the trusty Isuzu diesel engine to push you along. There is ample space for you to fit an inverter of your choice should you choose to do so although, you may just want to get back to basics and leave the modern world behind for a time. Shell built in 1996 by Harborough Marine. Selling to move ashore.
K & A Canal, Berks - £33,000Silver Swift photos and drawing

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

TRINITY 43ft 2in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin and 5 berths: double on Pullman dinette, double on U-shape seating, single in Boatman's cabin bed box or child's single in Boatman's cabin; shower tray in wet room, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. How is it possible to get so much in a boat of this length? Versatile sleeping arrangements for up to five adults with a choice of eating at the Pullman dinette (remember that this could be left up as a permanent double bed) or at the forward table in the saloon, with meals on the go taken at the drop-down table in the Boatman’s cabin. All in all the accommodation has been carefully planned. Trinity has all the benefits associated with a traditional Boatman’s cabin which include a separate bedroom for a guest or a child, lots of storage space and there is nothing better on a cold or damp day than standing at the helm with the doors closed behind you enjoying the warmth from the stove by your feet. Trinity was built and fitted out by Stoke-on-Trent Boat Builders in 1998. She has a Beta BD1005 diesel engine. Selling due to change of circumstances.
K & A Canal, Berks - £36,950 Trinity photos and drawing

BLUE MISCHIEF 60ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, washing machine, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Blue Mischief had the accolade of being voted ‘Boat of the Show’ at the NEC Boat Show in 2007. The semi-trad deck is great for sociable cruising and as the seats are fitted with custom-made cushions, it is an ideal spot to sit and watch the world drift by. There is also the added benefit of a cover over the well deck with hinged cratch board. In the cabin the fit-out is in attractive light oak and is enhanced by granite worktops in both the galley and shower room. Ample power for canal and river use is provided by the Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Built and fitted out by Liverpool Boat Co in 2007. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
G U Canal, Northants - £61,950 Blue Mischief photos and drawing

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CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
Crick area - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

HETTY 70ft 1in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box or single lengthways; shower, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Hetty was partially fitted out by her shell builders, Colecraft Engineering, prior to the remainder of the work being carried out by her present owner to the stage that she is at today. Full length boats provide superb spacious accommodation and Hetty is no exception with the large, at over 17ft saloon, ready for you to stamp it with your own identity, be it freestanding or more built in furniture, with options for extra berths, dining facilities or comfortable seating. The separate engine room houses a rugged JD3 diesel engine, giving the look of a traditional unit but the benefits of a modern engine and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2007. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

EMPRESS No 1 70ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double or single in Boatman's cabin; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove fore and solid fuel range aft, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Empress No1 was designed and built as a FMC josher replica. With a Boatman's back cabin and midships engine room containing the Ruston Hornsby 2VSH diesel engine she is sure to attract some admiring glances. Couple that with the brass portholes, dog box, replica towing mast, triangular forward cabin and bow cabin and you have all the makings of your own traditional boat. Boat built by Stuart Hodges and fitted out by Blisworth Tunnel Boats in 2012. Selling as have bought another boat.
Crick area
- £67,000
Empress No 1 photos and drawing

KESTREL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, macerator pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Traditionally styled & extremely well kept, Kestrel comes from having just one set of careful & attentive owners. Having received a repaint just last year, one could be mistaken for thinking she was new to the water this year! Her Cuttwater shell displays many bespoke features that take their inspiration from the traditional design of working boats on the cut, some of these include recessed aft cabin side panels, replica rivets and Josher style bow. Then, of course there is the owners preference for installing a mighty Gardner 4LK diesel engine which will provide all the grunt necessary to traverse any of the UK’s canals or rivers & takes pride of place in its own dedicated engine room. Boat fitted out by John Evans in 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Crick area - £69,500 Kestrel photos and drawings

TAY70ft 5in trad with Boatman's cabin and 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton (rebuilt by Malcolm Webster), in Uxbridge, for Thos Clayton Ltd to carry tar. The distinctive fleet were known as 'tar boats' and Tay was number 90. The tar was carried in the hold, consisting of two tanks that were accessed by hatches to the deck. After commercial use, she transferred into private ownership, with the present owner from 1975. A piece of history to be cherished. Boat built 1938 she is powered by a Bukh 2G105M diesel engine.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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HARRIET60ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, choice of cross single or lengthways single in Boatmans cabin; separate shower; portable cassette wc; diesel stove, solid fuel range; twin tub washing machine; 0.35 inverter. Harriet has a cosy feel not often found in newer boats. The use of what looks like teak to the linings has meant that this has stood the test of time and matured nicely. There are some little features not often found, including lightweight aluminium doors & hatches and a non-self-draining well deck for extra height.Malcolm Pearson did not build many hulls, but he produced pleasing lines that should easily glide through the water with the more than capable Gardner 2L2 vintage diesel engine. Built in 1982 with a hull survey dated August 2017 to read. Selling due to financial commitments.
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K & A Canal, Berks - £45,000 Harriet photos and drawings

GEISTIGER 51ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, single in aft cabin; shower, 2 cassette wc's; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washing machine. Built by the very well known Liverpool Boats and fitted out by another well known builder (Wincham Wharf) has produced the basis for Geistiger. Having been used as a liveaboard for the past 16 years and at just under 52ft long she has travelled around most of the canal network with her enthusiastic owners and now she is ready to take you on more adventures. Pushed along by the ever popular Nanni diesel engine life onboard was designed to be simple and trouble free so much so that there is no fitted 230V system which means you really can get away from it all and relax but, if you really do need more power than the fitted 12V system can supply, there is a petrol generator included as well. Boat built 1991 and being sold as owners are hanging up their windlasses.
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Cruising G Union, Leics - £34,950 Geistiger photos and drawing

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LARAH70ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Traveler pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter, 13kW engine driven generator. A full length boat with a Gardner 3LW diesel engine, quite an opening line. Larah is a tug style boat with fine exterior lines and clean paintwork, the interior fitout combines a traditional style Boatman’s cabin with a modern twist, a fixed double bed! Internal decoration throughout the boat is well executed graining and panelling with the saloon fitted in solid oak and the shower room in light paint finish giving a pleasant contrast. The large shower room also doubles up as a utility room housing the washing machine and diesel fired heating boiler. A well equipped galley contains all that you need for keeping the crew happy. Storage is well thought out and the area under the tug deck contains a small workshop and utility storage. Boat built and fitted out by Oxley Mathews Marine in 2001. Owners selling as they have purchased a new boat.
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Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

TEAZLE 41ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, portable twin-tub washing machine; 1kW inverter. 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 and craftsmanship is evident throughout this excellent shorter boat. The large rear hatch makes access easy which is seldom seen on smaller craft. Oak panels with dark hardwood trims are their signature trademark, the oak now mellowed with time to give a beautifully rich hue. Leather swivel recliners and a cosy solid fuel stove make relaxing easy in the saloon after a hard days locking. Teazle could prove ideal if you are looking for a shorter boat with all the benefits of lower ownership costs. Boat built 1999 with Beta 1205 diesel engine.
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Crick area - £36,950 Teazle photos and drawing

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