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FEATURE BOAT -CHARLTON56ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 7 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette, double on sofa bed, single bed; shower, Traveler pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. 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 BV1505 diesel 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 Haven Marine's original quality of workmanship and materials used. Boat built by Evans & Sonin 1993. Selling due to syndicate closing.
Crick area - £49,999 Charlton photos and drawings

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Yelvertoft Marina

The Yelvertoft Marina project encompasses the establishment of an inland Marina, initially catering for 150 boats.

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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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

DRAEPWELLE56ft 11in x 14ft (approx) wide beam Yorkshire keel barge for sale with 2 permanent doubles and make-up double on bench seats; shower over hip bath, portable cassette wc; solid fuel stove central heating, gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1kW inverter. Draepwelle is a riveted steel barge by John Harker Shipyard, originally an open hold vessel used for commercial carrying she comes with a lot of history. Built for the Bradford Dyers Association in 1948 it is reported that she was used as an advertising tool. The name Draepwelle was a trademark of the Association. Internally the owner fit-out is almost complete with a bit of work to do and when finished this will be a magnificent vessel, perfect for residential use as it has 3 separate bedrooms. Boat originally built 1948 and fitted with a Perkins 4236 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Bridgewater, Lancs - £76,500 Draepwelle photos and drawings

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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.
Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

MEAND'ER 62ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on U-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge/freezer, washer/dryer; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. If you are wanting to start a life afloat, enjoy extended holidays or just get yourself the perfect weekend floating cottage then Meand’er could be the ideal boat for you. This spacious, well maintained boat has everything on board to make your life easy. A Barrus Shire engine, with power in reserve for tidal rivers, is backed up by a Vetus bow thruster, which should prove ideal for tricky manoeuvres. The AGM cabin batteries are kept topped up by the bank of solar panels. At 62ft 3in the vast majority of the canal system is well within the cruising range of Meand’er, with only some of the North Eastern canals being out of reach. Boat built in 2007 by G&J Reeves with a Reading Marine fit-out. Selling to pursue other interests.
Crick area - £78,000 Meand'er photos and drawing

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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

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 - £69,500 The Black Pearl 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 - £65,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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DESTINY 60ft 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.
Crick area
- £55,000
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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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CHARLTON56ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 7 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette, double on sofa bed, single bed; shower, Traveler pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. 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 BV1505 diesel 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 Haven Marine's original quality of workmanship and materials used. Boat built by Evans & Sonin 1993. Selling due to syndicate closing.
Crick area
- £49,999
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SWALLOW TAIL 45ft 6in (plus 6in fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape seating, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. The average boat being built today seems to be around 60ft in length and jam packed with every modern convenience and lots of high tech equipment. Now you may ask, is that all really necessary to enjoy what the canal system has to offer. Swallow Tail is of a shorter length and has on board all the basic inventory needed to get you afloat, with much less to go wrong, and start what could be your life long boating enjoyment. Swallow Tail is thought to have a shell by R&D Fabrications and fitted out by Anchor Boats. Boat built in 1996 and fitted with a Thornycroft diesel engine. Selling due to a change in personal circumstances.
Crick area - £32,000 Swallow Tail 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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MILLSTREAM37ft 11in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on extending settee, child's double on convertible bench seating; shower, Thetford cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; combination microwave & grill, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. 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. Boat built by Nick Thorpe and fitted out by MGM Boats in 2015.
River Soar, Leics - £45,000 Millstream photos and drawing

SUNSEEKER No2 50ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Steve Hudson boats are instantly recognisable and sought after by canal enthusiasts, so here is your chance to own one. At this length she is perfect for two and easy to handle thanks to her trusty Beta 1903 diesel engine, in fact Mr Hudson didn’t build many boats this short so this may be even more of a find. With the signature “Josher” style bow and traditional exterior decoration including rivets and bulkhead rings, she certainly looks the part, whilst internally she is fitted in the usual Hudson style and quality but in a more modern design, still in superb condition throughout thanks to the present owners who lovingly kept her well maintained. Boat built 2002. Owners hanging up their windlasses due to ill health.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £57,000 Sunseeker No2 photos and drawing

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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.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £55,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

ISANDLWANA 54ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths; permanent double, doube across bench seats; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter/charger. Named after a strategic defeat of British forces during the Anglo-Zulu war some 140 plus years age, Isandlwana has served a much more peaceful existance, in fact the Lister LPWS4 diesel engine has only run for an additional 102 hours since 2015, the boat having been used as a static retreat in the marina. A semi-trad stern is complimented by her longer than usual well deck and at 8ft long there is plenty of seating and storage on offer and you can even put a table up for outside dining for any! Boat built by G&J Reeves and fitted out by Weltonfield Narrowboats Ltd in 1997. Selling due to a lack of time to use.
G Union, Northants - £48,500 Isandlwana photos and drawing

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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.
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River Soar, Leics - £115,000Aquarius photos and drawing

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

EMPRESS No 170ft 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.
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Crick area
- £67,000
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WAKA WHAITI 56ft 10in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter. Simon Piper has a long standing reputation for building quality boats and when you combine this with a fitout from the equally well known Sabre Narrowboats you get Waka Whaiti. A Maori word meaning 'narrow canoe', and yes this name takes some pronouncing. With a interior crafted from oak panels and superb marquetry inlays, she remains in great condition and has been lovingly maintained by her current owner, boasting accommodation for 4. The reliable Beta BV1903 diesel engine makes cruising easy and the well proportioned semi-trad aft deck allows the helmsman to have company whilst underway. Boat built 2000. Selling to pursue other interests.
DEPOSIT DUE
Crick area - £59,000 Wakawhaiti photos and drawing

MORESCO ROSE 45ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on bench seats which convert to double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter. This 2006 cruiser style narrowboat features an elegant, uncomplicated layout and technical installation (less things to go wrong). The professional fit-out in ash with hardwood trim, and the combination of portholes, windows and a set of side doors, allows for a bright and open feel to the galley and saloon interior, whilst ample privacy in the bedroom. There is ample dining space for additional friends or family on convenient large folding table. With a large aft deck and a 4ft well deck, Moresco Rose is ideal for socialising on sunny days or warm evenings. Moresco Rose was built and fitted out by Eastern Caravans and Narrowboats and features a smooth running Beta diesel engine. Boat built 2006. Selling due to ill health.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £38,250 Moresco Rose 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.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £36,950 Teazle photos and drawing

DUMPS 'n' DUMPLES 58ft 3in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter. Dumps ‘n’ Dumples’s present owners worked in the motor racing industry where attention to detail is everything, so when it came to owning a narrowboat the same principals applied and their search for the perfect boat ended with Stillwater Narrowboats. This REVERSE LAYOUT boat is ideal to cruise in comfort in all weathers, with the ‘pram-type’ cover protecting you when the weather is less than perfect, but lowers quickly when the sun shows its face. Fully equipped, you just need to add food and clothes and cast off. Boat built in 2012 and fitted with Beta B43 diesel engine. Selling to fund daughter’s house purchase.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £78,000 Dumps 'n' Dumples 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. Pop in to Crick and take a look at this stunning boat, it really is one you can be proud of! Boat built 2016.
Crick area - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

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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

WILLACY55ft 11in x 10ft 0in wide beam cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape bed-settee; corner bath with shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas hob, 230V fridge, washing machine; 1.5kW inverter, solar panels. Willacy offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. The shell was lined out by Classic Narrowboats Ltd who also fitted the reliable Beta 50 engine, the one and only owner then designed the interior fitout and had it completed by her son resulting in a well thought out boat with above average storage. Still offering all the comforts that a narrowboat would give just in a bigger area she boasts a large corner bath for relaxing times after a day at the helm. The cruiser stern means that you can have company whilst underway unless the crew choose to relax and admire the views from the large forward well deck. Built by Classic Narrowboats & V&G Boatbuilders in 2005 with Beta 50 diesel engine. Hull survey 2017 including blacking & new BSS Certificate issued. Selling to move back to dry land.
Lancaster Canal, Lancs - £79,500 Willacy photos and drawing

ENTERPRISE58ft 0in x 10ft 6in wide beam barge for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, macerator pump-out wc, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher; 2kW inverter, 6.5kW diesel generator. Independent off-grid cruising is truly possible with Enterprise. For virtually everything there is at least one back-up or alternative, including twin Vetus M4.15 diesel 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. Boat built by Lambon Hull and fitted out by Ian Kirk in 2008 (first floated 2010). Selling to fund another project.
Part exchange may be considered by owner.
Fossdyke Nav, Lincs - £110,000 Enterprise photos and drawings

OASIS57ft 0in x 9ft 6in 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 38 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

DRAEPWELLE56ft 11in x 14ft wide beam Yorkshire keel barge for sale with 2 permanent doubles and make-up double on bench seats; shower over hip bath, portable cassette wc; solid fuel stove central heating, gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1kW inverter. Draepwelle is a riveted steel barge by John Harker Shipyard, originally an open hold vessel used for commercial carrying she comes with a lot of history. Built for the Bradford Dyers Association in 1948 it is reported that she was used as an advertising tool. The name Draepwelle was a trademark of the Association. Internally the owner fit-out is almost complete with a bit of work to do and when finished this will be a magnificent vessel, perfect for residential use as it has 3 separate bedrooms. Boat originally built 1948 and fitted with a Perkins 4236 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Bridgewater, Lancs - £76,500 Draepwelle photos and drawings

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Wednesday 16th August 2017

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British Marine has launched an exciting new video highlighting the many benefits that cruising the UK’s inland waterways has to offer. From day trips on the River Thames to holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal, the film offers inspirational ideas for newcomers from some of the most iconic destinations in the UK.

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.
Crick area - £74,500 Namadgi 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 chose 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, Wilts - £36,500Silver Swift photos and drawing

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

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.
Rive Nene, Northants - £110,000 Doxie photos and drawing

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OFF THE HOOK: 59ft 9in x 11ft 10in wide beam cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths depending on your choice of furniture; quadrant shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination grill and microwave, space for fridge. 1.5kW inverter/charger. Fitted with a 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 in a wide beam boat. 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 the mooring may be available. Boat built by Soar Valley Steel Boats and fitted out by Nottingham Boat Co in 2015. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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River Soar, Leics - £85,000 Off The Hook photos and drawing

JERRY HATTRICK 57ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette, 2 permanent singles; shower, macerator pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 230V freezer, washer dryer; 3kW inverter/charger. Still deciding between a trad or semi-trad stern, Jerry Hattrick lets you have both. A much longer than normal aft steel sliding hatch uncovers a sociable semi-trad deck. Keith Woods Narrowboats has a well known reputation for building quality boats and this one is no exception, this REVERSE LAYOUT is perfect for families or numerous guests, be that for holidays or living aboard. The respected Barrus Shire 2203E diesel engine has enough power to cruise all day and the electric bow thruster may just help you get out of that tricky manoeuvring situation. An ample battery bank, large inverter/charger and even a 3.5kW engine driven generator will take care of all your power needs when out cruising. Featured in Waterways World in 2004. Boat built 2003. Selling to buy a house.
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Crick area - £55,000 Jerry Hattrick photos and drawings

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RACHEL LINDEN63ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, macerator pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, dishwasher; 1.6kW inverter.Understated quality oozes from Rachel Linden in bucket loads. The skilfully crafted Alexander hull lines and neat fabrication are complimented by the use of black window frames against the blue superstructure. The large aft hatch makes the style almost a semi-trad enabling a sociable steering position over the cocooned and very quiet Beta B43-S cocooned diesel engine, assisted by the bow thruster. Internally, the clever use of concealed door catches, which simply open when pressed, give clutter-free lines to the well crafted Kingsground furniture featuring rounded-corners. The REVERSE LAYOUT, with central saloon, provides seating for six, which can be also used to seat six at the dinette with ease. Boat built 2007. Selling due to illness.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £82,000 Rachel Linden 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 - £49,950 Charity 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.
Crick area - £79,000 Larah 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 - £65,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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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GREAT ESCAPE: 49ft 11in Barry Hawkins semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Isuzu 35 diesel engine. A shell from Barry Hawkins is instantly recognisable due to its fine lines and added details, add to that a fitout in ash in his robust style and you have the makings of a nice boat. A spacious saloon with space for your own free standing furniture is complimented by a galley that has all you need including a washing machine. Onboard comfort is taken care of by diesel fired heating and a solid fuel stove will ensure cosy nights in. Power requirements are met with a decent sized battery bank and large inverter, a large bank of solar panels will go a long way to being self sufficient too. A popular semi-trad aft allows you to cruise with company and if the weather is bad the pram hood will keep you dry, it also gives another area for storage. 2 berths: permanent double crossbed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2008. Selling as moving ashore.
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Crick area - £57,000 Great Escape photos and drawing

GRAND CREW70ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette, child's single in aft cabin; shower, macerator pump-out wc, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. This young Fernwood boat certainly has a WOW factor. A distinctive build from two of the best builders on the canal network. The instantly recognisable Alexander traditional shell, propelled by the trusty Beta B50S cocooned diesel engine in its sound-proofed compartment has the added benefit of a ‘hospital-type’ silencer. A hydraulic bow thruster is of benefit when locking or mooring in tricky locations. Grand Crew is ideal as a boat for extending cruising or for living afloat, due to the spacious saloon with easy chairs in which to relax. Extra accommodation is provided on the Pullman dinette between the saloon and the ergonomically designed galley with plenty of cupboard and drawer storage. Boat built 2012. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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Crick area
- £120,000 Grand Crew photos and drawing

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NYALA56ft 11in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, space for washer; 2.5kW inverter. There is something a bit different about Nyala, as she is not what you usually expect from Orchard Marina fit-out on a Collingwood shell. Yes there is 6ft 8in of headroom, but the headlining is tongue & groove effect off-white which compliments the ash linings and solid oak furniture doors. The REVERSE LAYOUT provides a spacious central saloon, which could be adapted to include a dinette or sofa bed and provide additional berths. The Canaline 38 diesel engine, with few hours on the clock, sits beneath the sociable cruiser deck which also houses the gas lockers, making cylinder changing easy. The boat was built 2012 and is fitted with a bow thruster. Selling to explore more with a motor home.
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Crick area - £69,000 Nyala photos and drawing

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