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FEATURE BOAT -VICTOR DE VERNEY 65ft 2in owner/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta JD3 tug diesel engine. A well loved & thoughtfully planned boat - Victor de Verney is a great example of the fine results possible from a quality shell builder such as Reeves, coupled with a considered & professional executed owner fitout who, far from retiring from boating, is choosing to downsize slightly and is now ordering a brand new Reeves shell that he will again fitout himself. At an ample 65ft in length, Victor de Verney is well suited for either liveaboard or extended cruising. She features independent shower room, toilet compartment & engine room. Tastefully lined in a combination of pine tongue & groove boards in the aft section & oak faced plywood in the fore. The cabin sides have been nicely broken up into framed panels using a mixture of sapele & idigbo. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed on dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to fund build of next boat.
Crick area - £71,000Victor De Verney photos and drawing

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Situated on land within the boundaries of Flint Hill Farm, Yelvertoft, in the heart of the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside. The marina is a new development alongside the existing Grand Union Canal. This historically and environmentally important canal is fairly unique due to its dimensions and has been officially identified as having potential to be a significant visitor attraction in the area. The Local Authority approved design of the intended marina is very environmentally sympathetic.

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TAY: 70ft 5in Hull by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, rebuilt by Malcolm Webster trad with Boatman's cabin and Bukh 2G105M diesel engine. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, 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. 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. Boat built 1938.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

AALTJE: 35ft 0in x 9ft (approx) Dutch built Skûtsje Tjalk for sale. Original fitout with additions by Richard Cutts with Farymann R30M diesel engine. Built circa 1930, Aaltje is a dutch built Skûtsje Tjalk sailing barge, typical of the Friesland area of Holland. Originally a cargo vessel she is now converted to elegant, all be it small leisure craft, & although now motor powered she has retained her distinctive traditional timber leeboards & rudder. Now, it should be clearly stated that Aaltje is a boat with limited internal headroom, her tallest point at only 5ft 4in. Bearing this in mind, she is arguably best suited to day trips or short excursions and would be perfectly at home on a river such as the Thames. The fore end underdeck space however is at present in a basic state, though could provide an ideal space for a permanent double berth. 3 berths: space for double under fore deck, child's berth on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2kW inverter. Boat built circa 1930. Selling due to a change of circumstances.

K & A Canal, Berks - £16,000 Aaltje photos and drawing

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OAKFIELD: 59ft 9in Fernwood Craft/Jonathan Wilson trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine. Jonathan Wilson has a reputation for fine lines and this shell is no exception, move inside to the well executed fitout by the equally well known Fernwood and together you have a very well equipped boat. A traditional style on the outside is in vast contrast to the modern inside fitout with a plentiful use of solid oak and a well styled shower room. This is a GAS FREE boat so she comes with a large 24V battery bank, inverter and 7kW diesel generator as well as 2 banks of solar panels and has been the owners home since being commissioned in 2009. Side doors either side of the cabin give the saloon a bright airy feel and can be used all year round thanks to the internal glazed doors. 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 2kW inverter, 7kW cocooned diesel generator. Boat built 2009. Family commitments force reluctant sale.
Crick area
- £79,950 Oakfield photos and drawing

KESTREL: 60ft 2in John Evans (first owner) /Cuttwater trad narrowboat for sale with Gardner 4LK diesel engine. Traditional 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 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Crick area - £72,000 Kestrel photos and drawing

VICTOR DE VERNEY: 65ft 2in owner/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta JD3 tug diesel engine. A well loved & thoughtfully planned boat - Victor de Verney is a great example of the fine results possible from a quality shell builder such as Reeves, coupled with a considered & professional executed owner fitout who, far from retiring from boating, is choosing to downsize slightly and is now ordering a brand new Reeves shell that he will again fitout himself. At an ample 65ft in length, Victor de Verney is well suited for either liveaboard or extended cruising. She features independent shower room, toilet compartment & engine room. Tastefully lined in a combination of pine tongue & groove boards in the aft section & oak faced plywood in the fore. The cabin sides have been nicely broken up into framed panels using a mixture of sapele & idigbo. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed on dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to fund build of next boat.
Crick area - £71,000 Victor De Verney photos and drawing

CLANCY J: 67ft 1in Barry Hawkins tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Gardner 1L2 diesel engine. 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 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. 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. Boat built 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
Crick area - £69,500 Clancy J photos and drawing

EMPRESS No 1: 70ft 4in Blisworth Tunnel Boats/Stuart Hodges trad narrowboat for sale with Ruston Hornsby 2VSH diesel engine. 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 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. 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. Boat built 2012. Selling as have bought another boat.
Crick area
- £67,000 Empress No 1 photos and drawing

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JERUSALEM: 60ft 1in Fernwood Craft/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1903 diesel engine and bow thruster tube (ready for bow thruster if required). Fernwood have carved a niche at the luxury end of the narrowboat market with their distinctive and imaginative interior designs. Their boats are a world away from the traditional end of the canal boat spectrum. The extensive use of oak and ash includes sculpted curves and stylish and practical fixtures such as granite worktops and reflective surfaces to enhance the warmth and brightness of the interior. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2002. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area
- £64,500
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MR CRABTREE: 61ft 5in Weltonfield Narrowboats /Reeves semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Lister LPWS4 diesel engine and bow thruster. Few boats are better appointed for extended cruising in spacious comfort: saloon has easy chairs with solid fuel stove and clever settee/small dinette. Adjacent well deck is at cabin floor level to form conservatory-like space. Aft cabin is dedicated as a study/office with plenty of workspace and storage. An early Weltonfield Narrowboat, the fitout is sturdy & of good quality throughout. The interior features a rich combination of classic oak & mahogany – all custom-made and fastidiously detailed. 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2000. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £56,500 Mr Crabtree photos and drawing

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TABALUGA TOO: 60ft 4in Kingsground Narrowboats /G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1903S diesel engine and bow thruster. A larger than average sliding roof hatch welcomes you aboard a spacious layout and yet storage space isn't compromised. The triangular shaped shower compartment provides extra elbow room whilst bathing and consequently enough room in the bedroom for a permanent double berth. 6 berths: permanent double, Pullman dinette double, double on L-shaped dinette; quadrant shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer; 2kW inverter. Boat built 2000. Selling due to lack of use.
Crick area - £53,000 Tabaluga Too photo and drawings

CHARLTON: 56ft 3in Evans & Son/Blue Haven Marine trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1505 diesel engine. Originally built for use in a shared syndicate and has been used as such since then. Challenger syndicate always strived to have top quality, good looking boats and Charlton is no exception. The recent traditional exterior paintwork and a well designed interior means she is well admired and in fact featured on the cover of Waterways World in August 1999. A trusty Beta Marine engine is fitted along with a simple but adequate electrical system, all designed for ease of use. Despite being in shared use the boat is still in good condition, this is a testament to Blue Havens original quality of workmanship and materials used. 7 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette, double on sofa bed, single bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 1993. Selling due to syndicate closing.
Crick area
- £49,999
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TUI: 58ft 0in Bill Mathews/Colecraft Engineering tug style narrowboat for sale with Beta JD3 diesel engine. Designed by the owner as a liveaboard boat and fitted out by an ex Colecraft employee, she has stood the test of time well. Although looking traditional from the outside she is modern inside with all the comforts you would hope for. A large tug deck housing an impressive locker and a LPG cylinder store for four cylinders gives you plenty of space for your outside storage needs. The large open plan saloon is waiting for your comfy chairs or sofa so that you can enjoy cosy nights in front of the solid fuel stove. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 0.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2005. Selling to move onto a new boat.

Crick area - £49,500 Tui photos and drawing

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MONKEY MONKEY: 39ft 9in first owner/Heritage Boats cruiser narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 12 35 diesel engine. Monkey Monkey is based on a Heritage Boats ‘Venice Sailaway’ in which when purchased she was ballasted, spray foamed, floor laid, windows and engine fitted. Her first owner went on to complete the fit-out in a no-nonsense style utilising modern easy-care surfaces throughout, with a view to keeping day-to-day maintenance and cleaning to a minimum. At present the on-board 230V electrical system comprises of a landline, ring main with sockets and associated protection but with a little thought an inverter/charger could be fitted. The REVERSE LAYOUT forward bedroom has two single beds which convert to make a crossbed double, with guests or family accommodated on the convertible dinette. 4 berths: 2 permanent singles (convert to crossbed double), double on dinette; shower, cassette wc; 230V underfloor heating in shower room, 230V oil filled radiator; gas cooking, 230V fridge, twin tub washer. Boat built 2013. A move ashore forces the sale.
Crick area - £36,500 Monkey Monkey photos and drawing

GALATEA: 47ft 11in Stowe Hill Marine cruiser narrowboat for sale with Vetus M4.14 diesel engine. Stowe Hill Marine were considered one of the more reputable builders in their heyday, and even though they no longer exist, Stowe Hill boats still command a strong following on the second hand market. The majority of their output were traditionally styled boats with rather dark interiors, but this is a rare opportunity to purchase a cruiser style narrowboat with all of the quality associated, having a combination of deeper than normal windows and a skylight to compliment the usual portholes, allowing light to flood into the cabin. The sociable aft deck is fitted with a removable wind dodger which adds security for small children or pets and when Galatea is not in use there are fitted acrylic covers to protect the skylight, side doors and cruiser deck. Galatea offers an opportunity to start a life afloat at a price that should not break the bank. 4 berths: 2 permanent singles, double on extending bench seats; shower over bath, cassette wc, pump-out wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. Boat built 1993. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area- £32,000 Galatea photos and drawing

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

We welcome visitors seven days a week between 10am - Dusk.

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

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

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OLD ROSIE: 49ft 10in Liverpool Boats cruiser narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 3TNE88 diesel engine and bow thruster. Liverpool Boats were one of the canals’ most popular production builders for thirty years. Old Rosie is typical of the company’s product – attractively styled inside and out, & soundly constructed. Upon purchase by the present owners in 2011, a survey was commissioned that reported the hull to be in excellent condition, with the recommendations made, carried out in due coarse. The exception to this being a fault with the bow thruster, that though not currently operational, could be remedied. At just under 50ft in length, she is sized so that she will fit through any of the UK canals & should prove easy to handle for 2 people - with potential space in the saloon for extra berths, either on the floor or via the addition of a sofa bed or similar. 2 berths: 2 permanent singles; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Boat built 2004. Owner selling due to a change in circumstances.
River Nene, Northants - £42,000 Old Rosie photos and drawing

SODA VALLEY: 56ft 0in Valley Cruises Boat Building/Norton Canes cruiser narrowboat for sale with Perkins MC42 diesel engine and bow thruster. At the time of her build, Norton Canes were regarded as the go-to company for top quality traditionally inspired narrowboat building. Soda Valley is therefore something of an anomaly - though retaining the quality of build - she is apparently one of the few, if not the only Norton Canes boat with a cruiser style stern. With just one private owner, Soda Valley has always been very well looked after and just last year received a comprehensive refinishing to the cabin interior, including new soft furnishings, LED lighting, carpets, fitting of double glazed windows, changing brass fittings to chrome and re-oiling of the linings & furniture that has left them looking as good as new. 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, pump-out wc; diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer; twin 1.6kW inverters. Boat built 1996. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Coventry Canal, Warks - £58,500 Soda Valley photos and drawing

CHRISTENA OF LYMM: 61ft 0in Terence Tomlinson /William Jeffrey Piling trad narrowboat for sale with Thornycroft T105 diesel engine. Christena of Lymm offers an attractive looking boat with bags of character & appeal! She also holds just over 2,000 hours on the Thornycroft T105 engine that was installed in 2007 and started promptly during the inspection. Inside you will find a rich mahogany fitout that has been finished to a great standard and offers a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer, dryer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 1988. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £39,950 Christena of Lymm photos and drawings

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SUNDOWNER: 55ft 3in Devizes Narrowboats/RLL Steel Boatbuilders semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 35 diesel engine and bow thruster. A shell by the long established RLL Steel Boatbuilders and a fit out by a small boat fitters have produced a well thought out and purposeful boat. Packing all the items inside that you should need for long term cruising or regular holiday trips. Moved along by the trusty Barrus Shire engine fitted under the semi-trad aft deck there is enough room for the steerer to socialise with their crew, if the weather is not favourable then a large sliding hatch over the semi-trad deck offers good protection from the elements as well as giving secure, dry storage. Having been well maintained by her current owners including having the bottom plate painted (this is not current common practice) she is reluctantly up for sale. 4 berths: 2 permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 1.2kW inverter. Boat built 2002. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Oxford Canal, Oxon - £47,500 Sundowner photos and drawing

ASLAN: 45ft 4in Ron Hearn/Eastwood Engineering trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Petter McLaren B2 diesel engine. Eastwood engineering clearly had a competent grasp and knowledge of traditional narrowboat building when they built 45ft Aslan. Designed in traditional style, and with a tug style foredeck the result is a characterful appearance with attractive smooth lines. At the aft Aslan features a Boatman’s cabin; as would be found in traditional working narrowboats. This design is & has always been geared towards providing a comfortable sleeping space with lots of cleverly designed storage, drop down table, and heating (and cooking if desired) from the Epping solid fuel range. Complimenting the Boatman’s cabin, Aslan also contains a 1940’s Petter McLaren 2 cylinder diesel engine installed in a dedicated engine room & started by either a hand crank or electric starter motor. 4 berths: cross double, double on mattress in saloon; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 0.15kW inverter. Boat built 1989. Owner has brought another boat.
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Crick area - £30,000 Aslan photos and drawing

HOLD YOUR COLOUR: 60ft 0in Heron Boat Builders/independent joiner semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Isuzu IM4LC38 diesel engine and bow thruster. Having been home to her present owners for the past 18 months & the previous owner before that, Hold Your Colour has been well tailored to suite full time occupancy for either a single individual or couple - with the option of guests staying on the saloon sofa bed. Her interior linings are generally in good condition, though some window & porthole linings do require maintenance. The layout is simple yet effective with a central storage and utility cabin that houses appliances such as the washing machine & dryer and separates the bedroom & shower room from the galley & saloon. 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer, dryer. Boat built 2003. Owners moving back on to dry land.
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Crick area - £49,950 Hold Your Colour photos and drawing

CREAM CRACKER: Warwickshire Narrowboats/Norton Canes Boat Builders trad narrowboat for sale with Perkins MC42 diesel engine and bow thruster. Purchased through ABNB some 5 years ago, the present owners of Cream Cracker have looked after their boat well, as well as never shying away from regular maintenance & improvement. Norton Canes Boatbuilders have held a long established reputation amongst new and old boaters alike for producing quality steelwork. Elegant traditional lines are complimented by the impressive workmanship throughout the fit-out. Warwickshire Narrowboats attention to detail has stood the test of time with Cream Cracker now having a few years under her belt. The versatile layout has a separate four seater dinette forward of the more relaxed saloon area with a freestanding sofa. 4 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; diesel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave/grill, 12V fridge, washer; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW cocooned generator (currently inoperative). Boat built 1994. Owners moving back on to dry land.
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G Union, Northants - £56,500 Cream Cracker photos and drawing

AUNTIE RINCAL: 54ft 7in Brayzel Narrowboats/Piper Boats semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B38 diesel engine and bow thruster. Medium length (allowing exploration of the entire canal and river system) semi-traditional style narrowboat, based on a shell from one of the best known names in canal boat building, Simon Piper: son of David who between them have had a huge influence on narrowboat design over the last 40 years. (A singular feature of many Piper boats is the gas locker under the aft deck, which releases space to allow easy access to the bow thruster under the forward deck). Auntie Rincal features a fit-out in the popular floating cottage style by Brayzel Narrowboats, whose principal learned his fitting out skills whilst working for a multi-prize winning narrowboat builder, and this shows in the interior which is completed in a pleasing combination of oak and ash. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Owner hanging up his windlass.
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Crick area- £59,500 Auntie Rincal photos and drawing

ROCYN: 58ft 0in Braidbar Boats/Josher Boats trad narrowboat for sale with Boatmans cabin and Perkins MC42 diesel engine. Built as a family boat, Rocyn cleverly uses a thicker base plate to enable higher than average internal headroom at 6ft 6in. Also well thought-out is the hydraulic drive system that enables 6ft 4in headroom in the boatman's cabin, and the engine to be offset to port providing a central passageway and room for a second toilet. The larger than average windows provide extra light to the well executed fit-out that includes a spacious saloon with cosy solid fuel stove. A well thought-out boat, incorporating traditional looks with a modern twist. 6 berths: permanent double, double on crossbed in Boatman's cabin, double on extending settee (can be two singles); shower over bath, two pump-out wc's; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freeze; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 1997. Selling to buy another boat.
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Crick area - £49,950 Rocyn photos and drawing

KAIROS: 49ft 10in Dursley & Hurst Ltd/Narrowboats of Staffordshire trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43 diesel engine. Kairos is Greek for a special moment in time and is a fitting name for the boat in which her present owner has spent one greatly enjoyable year calling her home, but now is feeling the pull of warmer climes. Since Kairos was first launched in 2006, the Beta engine has run for less than 550 hours and even though she has had very little use she has benefited from both recent engine servicing & blacking to the hull. At just under 50ft in length and with 43hp on tap, aided by her Axiom high performance propeller, REVERSE LAYOUT Kairos should have plenty of power in reserve when boating on tidal rivers. 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, cassette wc; diesel stove to central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.1kW inverter. Boat built 2006. Owner moving on to adventures abroad.
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G Union, Bucks - £42,500 Kairos photos and drawing

REGENT: 60ft 0in NSM Narrowboats/Doug Greaves trad narrowboat for sale with Boatmans cabin and Lister HA2M diesel engine. There is an old adage along the lines of 'Keep it Simple' and this is very much how you can describe Regent. The traditional air-cooled engine sounds right, will not suffer from overheating and indeed provides extra cabin heating. It sits nicely in the engine room next to the traditional Boatmans cabin. There is nothing traditional about the forward cabin, which was professionally re-fitted in 2002 to a modern style in ash. 5 berths: double across bench seats in saloon, double in Boatmans cabin, single on bench seat; shower, portable cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boat built 1976/2002. Selling as owners have bought another boat through ABNB.
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Crick area - £34,500 Regent photos and drawings

TOM: 54ft 11in Winston Westhead/Lower Park Marina trad narrowboat for sale with Ruston & Hornsby 2YD diesel engine. Owned by two couples from new, it is quite evident that Tom has been carefully looked after and had a very easy life. Winston Westhead had a well deserved reputation on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal for his high standard of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Money has been spent modernising the equipment on board by the previous owners, which has included two small inverters (one pure sine wave) and a cocooned, sound-insulated 3.5kW diesel generator to give ample 230V power to run the compact washing machine and any other small appliances you may require aboard. 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12/230V/gas fridge, washer; 3.5kW diesel generator, 0.8kW modified sine wave inverter, 0.3kW pure sine wave inverter. Boat built 1997. Busy lifestyle leaves little time to enjoy the boat.
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Shrop Union, Staffs - £55,000 Tom photos and drawing

WILD SWAN: 57ft 10in Colecraft Engineering cruiser narrowboat for sale with Beta Marine B43 diesel engine and bow thruster. Accommodation does not get much more versatile than this, luxury for two or boating with a couple of friends, but by changing the chairs for a sofa bed two more berths could be added. Colecraft are one of the longest established builders of quality steel inland waterway craft and have been respected for their products for over 40 years. Wild Swan was designed and built from the onset with the owners input. The interior was completed by Colecraft’s legendary Len Beauchamp in light ash with two larger than normal windows in the saloon and a skylight in the galley allowing sunlight to flood in. 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2003. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Ashby Canal, Leics - £55,000 Wild Swan photos and drawing

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GLASCOTE: 60ft 2in S M Hudson & others/S M Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with Vetus M4.17 diesel engine. Named Glascote as this is the last Hudson to be built at Glascote, near Tamworth in Staffordshire. Currently being finished this trad has been lined out by S M Hudson and is now being completed by professional carpenters in the style and quality you would expect from a Hudson build. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat in build 2016.

Coventry Canal, Staff - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

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ENTERPRISE: 58ft 0in x 10ft 6in (approx) Ian Kirk/Lambon Hull wide beam river cruiser for sale with twin Vetus M4.15 diesel engines and bow thruster. Independent off-grid cruising is truly possible with Enterprise. For virtually everything there is at least one back-up or alternative, including twin engines. The large battery bank can be charged by two mains chargers, either engine or the large 116A bank of solar panels, and for a 230V supply there is an inverter or 6.5kW generator if there is no landline available. Even the hot water can be supplied by five different sources, including solar hot water panels. Wheel steering to twin aerofoil rudders, aided by the bow thruster, provide plenty of options for manoeuvrability and indeed the boat can be moved sideways! If you cannot get ashore, the tender with outboard held on davits, is ready to ferry you. With all this stuff, internal room is not compromised in the REVERSE LAYOUT with spacious galley and saloon, which is all fitted into a manageable 10ft 6in beam. Ready for the adventure to boldy go...? 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher; 2kW inverter, 6.5kW diesel generator. Boat built 2008 (first floated 2010). Selling to fund another project.
Fossdyke Nav, Lincs - £135,000 Enterprise photos and drawing

OFF THE HOOK: 59ft 9in x 11ft 10in Nottingham Boat Co/Soar Valley Steel Boats wide beam cruiser style narrowboat for sale with Vetus VH4.80 diesel engine and bow thruster. It is a popular misconception that a wide beam boat has a limited cruising range, but one look at an inland waterways map shows this not to be true. There are many miles of canal and fabulous rivers to be explored. If you are used to a narrowboat, when you step aboard a wide beam craft for the first time, you will be amazed at the extra available space. The REVERSE LAYOUT with her open plan saloon/galley and forward bedroom feels more spacious than many houses, whilst her large shower room cannot fail to prove popular. Wide beam craft lend themselves to full time residential use and as such Off The Hook could prove ideal. Up to 4 berths depending on your choice of furniture; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination grill and microwave, space for fridge. 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2015. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
River Soar, Leics - £108,500 Off The Hook photos and drawing

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LILYCOTE 2: 69ft 10in Stonecraft Enterprises/Dave Clarke trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine and bow thruster. A boat that comes with a RESIDENTIAL MOORING, which is a corner plot within a small off-line basin that includes all the facilities needed for day-to-day living. The gated and fenced plot incorporates sheds, summerhouse, greenhouse, lawn and patio area, along with water, electric and telephone supplies. There is also toilet pump out and chemical disposal, plus a communal area for a washing machine. Lilycote 2, the boat, provides comfortable living for two, with a central cabin that currently houses freestanding bunk berths, but this could be easily converted into a dinette area or office. Aft of the double bedroom is a useful storage area, along with an airing cupboard over the calorifier heated by the engine, immersion heater or solid fuel central heating. A rare opportunity in this popular location. 4 berths: permanent double, permanent bunk beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove with back boiler to central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to emigrate.
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Coventry Canal, Warks - £67,000 Lilycote 2 photos and drawing

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OUT OF TOWN: 55ft 2in Ian Hammond/Paul Widdowson semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Petter P600/2 diesel engine. Out Of Town is named after the weekly magazine programme presented by Jack Hargreaves who was the owners family friend and idol. She was fitted out by her carpenter owner who ensured that he put the best materials inside that he could. A basic REVERSE LAYOUT design with free standing furniture will allow a new owner to tweak her to their ideal boat. The simple easy to use systems on board allow for trouble free maintenance and operation. The Petter engine gives a nice traditional sound whilst still maintaining modern looks. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2011. Selling due to family illness.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £63,000 Out of Town photos and drawing

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Wednesday 19th April 2017

LILYCOTE 2: 69ft 10in Stonecraft Enterprises/Dave Clarke trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine and bow thruster. A boat that comes with a RESIDENTIAL MOORING, which is a corner plot within a small off-line basin that includes all the facilities needed for day-to-day living. The gated and fenced plot incorporates sheds, summerhouse, greenhouse, lawn and patio area, along with water, electric and telephone supplies. There is also toilet pump out and chemical disposal, plus a communal area for a washing machine. Lilycote 2, the boat, provides comfortable living for two, with a central cabin that currently houses freestanding bunk berths, but this could be easily converted into a dinette area or office. Aft of the double bedroom is a useful storage area, along with an airing cupboard over the calorifier heated by the engine, immersion heater or solid fuel central heating. A rare opportunity in this popular location. 4 berths: permanent double, permanent bunk beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove with back boiler to central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to emigrate.
OPEN DAY FOR VIEWINGS 29th APRIL, 10am-3pm. PLEASE PHONE TO MAKE APPOINTMENT
Coventry Canal, Warks - £67,000 Lilycote 2 photos and drawing

SACAJAWEA: 55ft 2in SM Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43 diesel engine. S M Hudson Boatbuilders earned themselves a reputation for producing top class fit-outs with excellent attention to detail and a high standard of carpentry on their distinctive shells. This is a fine example and testament to the two owners who have kept the interior of Sacajawea in excellent condition. The ever reliable Beta 43 diesel, boxed in, to the aft cabin provides relatively quiet cruising, and the 55ft length is perfect for two people to handle with ease. You may wonder how the boat got its name, the first owner was interested in American Indian culture and Sacajawea was a woman interpreter and guide that accompanied the famous Lewis and Clark expeditions into the American West. To say she was a fascinating woman was an understatement. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2005. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
G Union, Northants - £63,200 Sacajawea photos and drawing

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PIED PIPER: 52ft 0in Warble Narrowboats trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BD3 diesel engine. A simple yet attractive boat that has been well cared for by her present owners, Pied Piper comes offered in a clean & tidy condition, with a comfortable permanent double and fully equipped galley. The cabin features centrally positioned, opposing side doors, creating a useful storage section & divide between the fore and aft sections of the interior, whilst allowing for plenty of fresh air & light to enter on sunny days. The saloon is to be left unfurnished, so a new owner can opt for their own choice of fixed or freestanding furniture. Overall the external paintwork is still in a good condition. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter. Boat built 1995. Owners have bought a larger boat.
Crick area - £46,500 Pied Piper photos and drawing

MIRANDA: 52ft 0in MGM/Staffordshire Boats semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Shanks 43 diesel engine. The present owners stated that they wanted to spend just one year living onboard a narrowboat and are happy to say that 52ft Miranda is a boat well suited to the needs of full time occupancy. The REVERSE LAYOUT interior is in a smart condition and is divided into 4 good sized sections, the present owners have recently painted the cabin sides & headlining centre panels white, allowing for natural light to proliferate more easily. The owners plan to leave the saloon empty, which could be effectively filled with freestanding arm chairs, or as is shown in the photographs - a sofa bed. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2011. Selling to pursue other leisure interests.
Oxford Canal, Warks - £56,500 Miranda photos and drawing

AQUARIUS: 60ft 6in x 12ft 0in Richard Sanders/ Collingwood wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with Canaline 52 diesel engine and bow thruster. Purchased by the present owner directly from Collingwood, Aquarius features a recently completed owner fitout in a clean, contemporary style, and of course bags of space in this 60ft x 12ft REVERSE LAYOUT wide beam boat. This style of craft are becoming ever more popular, and although they can’t be cruised over the entire inland waterway network, they can offer superb comfortable accommodation and still access many miles of the system. A 52hp Canaline diesel engine should provide plenty of power for a boat of this size, and is yet to break into double digits on the hour meter! Similarly the paintwork - both above and below the waterline was freshly applied in September 2016 and is in a good condition. 3 berths: permanent double, permanent single; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge/freezer; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2016. Owner moving onto similar style widebeam.
River Soar, Leics - £115,000 Aquarius photos and drawing

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GLASCOTE: 60ft 2in S M Hudson & others/S M Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with Vetus M4.17 diesel engine. Named Glascote as this is the last Hudson to be built at Glascote, near Tamworth in Staffordshire. Currently being finished this trad has been lined out by S M Hudson and is now being completed by professional carpenters in the style and quality you would expect from a Hudson build. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat in build 2016.
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Coventry Canal, Staff - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

 

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MILLSTREAM: 37ft 11in MGM Boats/Nick Thorpe cruiser narrowboat for sale with Canaline 42 diesel engine. Would you like to own an as new narrowboat that has only been used to showcase the builders skills? Millstream is a craft that will certainly stand out from the crowd and if you are the kind of person that does not like to be stereo-typed and fancy something a little bit different, then this boat could prove ideal. The forward end of the cabin has a steel roof which extends over a comfortable seating, dining or sleeping area with roll up acrylic sides complete with windows. This GAS FREE boat is equipped with a combination microwave and grill, domestic sized fridge and diesel fired central heating, the latter of which should prove ideal at either end of the boating season. Shower room facilities are certainly not lacking on board, with convenient cassette toilet and good sized shower compartment. 4 berths: double on extending settee, child's double on convertible bench seating; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; combination microwave & grill, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2015.
River Soar, Leics - £45,000 Millstream photos and drawing

BELMONT: 57ft 7in Kingsground/Alexander Boatbuilders semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43-S cocooned diesel engine and bow thruster. So impressed with his Kingsground boat a second was commissioned, with the design based upon experience of the first and the result is a well thought-out Belmont. Firstly, there’s the quietness of the engine, being in a cocoon within an insulated engine compartment with a hospital silencer and trolling valve for a slow propeller when manoeuvring. The hull, from the respected Alexander builders, was coated with a zinc-based primer beneath the epoxy paint from new, to help ensure longevity, and the superstructure coating has been well maintained. For comfy nights sleep, two singles were chosen that pull-out to give elbow room from the hull side, but still access for night-time bathroom visits. If so desired, it is likely that modification could be made to convert these into a permanent double by moving a wardrobe. 4 berths: 2 x permanent singles, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer; 3kW inverter, 5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Selling due to increasing years.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £72,000 Belmont photos and drawing

 

Boats with trad engine rooms

CLANCY J: 67ft 1in Barry Hawkins tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Gardner 1L2 diesel engine. 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 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. 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. Boat built 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
Crick area - £69,500 Clancy J photos and drawing

KESTREL: 60ft 2in John Evans (first owner) /Cuttwater trad narrowboat for sale with Gardner 4LK diesel engine. Traditional 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 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Crick area - £72,000 Kestrel photos and drawing

ASLAN: 45ft 4in Ron Hearn/Eastwood Engineering trad narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Petter McLaren B2 diesel engine. Eastwood engineering clearly had a competent grasp and knowledge of traditional narrowboat building when they built 45ft Aslan. Designed in traditional style, and with a tug style foredeck the result is a characterful appearance with attractive smooth lines. At the aft Aslan features a Boatman’s cabin; as would be found in traditional working narrowboats. This design is & has always been geared towards providing a comfortable sleeping space with lots of cleverly designed storage, drop down table, and heating (and cooking if desired) from the Epping solid fuel range. Complimenting the Boatman’s cabin, Aslan also contains a 1940’s Petter McLaren 2 cylinder diesel engine installed in a dedicated engine room & started by either a hand crank or electric starter motor. 4 berths: cross double, double on mattress in saloon; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 0.15kW inverter. Boat built 1989. Owner has brought another boat.
Crick area - £30,000 Aslan photos and drawing

EMPRESS No 1: 70ft 4in Blisworth Tunnel Boats/Stuart Hodges trad narrowboat for sale with Ruston Hornsby 2VSH diesel engine. 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 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. 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. Boat built 2012. Selling as have bought another boat.
Crick area
- £67,000 Empress No 1 photos and drawing

TUI: 58ft 0in Bill Mathews/Colecraft Engineering tug style narrowboat for sale with Beta JD3 diesel engine. Designed by the owner as a liveaboard boat and fitted out by an ex Colecraft employee, she has stood the test of time well. Although looking traditional from the outside she is modern inside with all the comforts you would hope for. A large tug deck housing an impressive locker and a LPG cylinder store for four cylinders gives you plenty of space for your outside storage needs. The large open plan saloon is waiting for your comfy chairs or sofa so that you can enjoy cosy nights in front of the solid fuel stove. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 0.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2005. Selling to move onto a new boat.
Crick area - £49,500 Tui photos and drawing

TAY: 70ft 5in Hull by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, rebuilt by Malcolm Webster trad with Boatman's cabin and Bukh 2G105M diesel engine. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, 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. 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. Boat built 1938.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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OASIS: 57ft 0in Jonathan Wilson trad widebeam narrowboat for sale with Beta 38 diesel engine and bow thruster. It is safe to say 57ft by over 9ft wide is considerably more boat than the equivalent narrowboat! Jonathan Wilson built Oasis is 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge & freezer; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW generator.Boat built 2007. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
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Calder & Hebble, Yorks - £79,000 Oasis photo & drawing

HALCYON: 58ft 0in Stowe Hill Marine/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Russell Newbery DM2 diesel engine and bow thruster. Built by the ever popular G&J Reeves but to the classic Stowe Hill design with sweeping 'Josher' type bow cutting a fine line through the water and turning many a gongoozlers head. Halcyon is traditionally decorated with signwriting, scumbling, roses and castles, all of which are finely executed. Internally a fine example of quality craftsmanship in solid oak boarding and panelling with plenty of storage built in throughout. Cruising and mooring couldn't be easier or more enjoyable with the mellow note of the superb Russell Newbery DM2 engine ably assisted by the hydraulic bow thruster. 6 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on bench seats, 2 children's berths on chair beds; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.3kW inverter. Boat built 2003. Living on the South Coast makes owning a boat in The Midlands impractical.
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G Union, Northants - £67,500 Halcyon photos and drawing

CASSIE'S DREAM: 60ft 0in Aynho Wharf Boatbuilders/G&J Reeves semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 1903 diesel engine. With a shell from the well known builder G & J Reeves, an internal fit out by a reputable company and a trusty Beta Marine engine you have all the makings of a well appointed boat. Despite being 20 years old you could be forgiven for thinking this boat was younger and that’s thanks to the current owners maintaining her in great condition. A thoughtful interior design gives the image of simplicity but with the added bonus of a comfortable boat to use for holidays or long term cruising. A spacious saloon with free standing furniture is complimented by a galley that has all you need, add to that diesel heating and a solid fuel stove and your set to go. Meals can be taken at the clever drop down table in the saloon or the cosy 2 seat dinette in the separate aft cabin. 4 berths: permanent double, single in aft cabin, single on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 1.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 1996. Selling as purchased another boat.
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Crick area - £54,500 Cassie's Dream photos and drawing

MEANDERS: 56ft 9in Midland Canal Centre semi-cruiser narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 45 diesel engine. Designed and built by the reputable Midland Canal Centre as a Diamond class boat with an unusual semi-cruiser aft deck and a full length cabin to the bow giving a longer cabin space in a shorter length boat. She is cleverly designed with above average storage and a host of features that is sure to appeal to any new owner. Powered along by the well known Barrus Shire 45 engine and fitted with a pram hood over the aft deck your cruising should be a pleasure whatever the weather. With a REVERSE galley fit out this boat continues to offer more, 230V power can be sourced from the large inverter or the engine mounted generator and a large battery bank keeps power in reserve. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Change of circumstances forces sale.
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Crick area - £65,000 Meanders photos and drawing

WESTMINSTER ABBEY: 50ft 0in Alvechurch Boat Centre semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine. A solidly built boat from a respected builder, Westminster Abbey represents a great value boat with everything needed for cruising in comfort. Compact but with a bright & homely feel there are 4 good sized berths available. The bedroom berths can be arranged either as two singles or a double & the forward dinette space, as well as providing a double berth, features a flexible seating arrangement, with an optional fold down seating unit. At just 50ft in length, Westminster Abbey’s design makes the most of the available cabin space, dividing it into 4 functional & good sized rooms. 4 berths: permanent double (can make 2 singles), double on convertible dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Boat built 2001. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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G Union, Northants - £37,000 Westminster Abbey photos and drawing

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