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

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Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country,
based on its quiet and central location, friendly people, realistic prices and, since 2000, its annual boat show.
A great place to moor: Peaceful rural location, with pleasant landscaped grounds, located well away
from motorways and rail lines, yet only a mile from M1 Jn18.

Located on a 21-mile lock-free pound for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy to all major cruising routes.
Private marina with good security, but close to a friendly village with pubs, shops, hair salon,
post office, medical centre, & restaurant. Friendly, helpful marina staff – many of them fellow moorers.
Electricity, water & lighting to every jetty. Services at reasonable prices. Pets welcome.

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

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

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

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

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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

THE BLACK PEARL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge/freezer, washer dryer; 3kW inverter/charger. Designed by her first owner, a professional boat fitter, as a full time live onboard boat for his own use. Unfortunately circumstances did not allow him to get as much enjoyment out of the boat as intended. The present owners purchased The Black Pearl in the Summer of 2013 and set about bringing her up to the standard that you see today, having spent around twenty thousand pounds on her up-grades. If you take your security seriously then this boat could prove ideal, two separate CCTV systems monitor the surrounding area of the boat, one of which has recording facilities, along with an intruder alarm to protect the interior. There are no less that three ways of receiving a television signal, with fore and aft omni-directional aerials, and when in a bad reception area the self-seeking satellite dish will come into its own, with feeds to saloon and bedroom TV’s. Boat built by Steve Emery and fitted out by Canalside Joinery 2012, she is fitted with a Barrus Shire 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
Crick area - £64,950 The Black Pearl photos and drawing

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

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DESTINY60ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, single on sofa bed; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 1.5kW inverter, 0.35kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. If you cannot decide between trad or semi-trad, Destiny may just be the answer. A very large rear hatch, when fully open gives space for up to four people but when shut gives all the protection associated with traditional style boats, in fact you could say this is the best of both worlds. The present owner purchased Destiny to live on with a view to also cruise and she has proved ideal for that purpose for several years, but now the owner fancies a change and wants to do something different. Cruising is a pleasure with the trusty Beta Marine 43 diesel engine pushing you along and an electric bow-thruster will aid you in any tricky manoeuvres that you may have to undertake. Boat built by Nick Thorpe Boatbuilding and fitted out by Peter Tatton in 2007. Owners hanging up their windlasses to pursue other interests.
Crick area
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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.
Crick area - £55,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

LITTLE MAWTHER58ft 2in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, double on sofa bed; large shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2kW inverter. Well maintained by the current owner, including recent blacking, batteries and engine service, with a full survey and BSS Certificate in 2016, she is ready to go for new adventures. Her large cruiser deck offers space to entertain crew and family and with an added pram hood type canopy cruising could be enjoyed no matter what the weather! Built by Liverpool Boats in 2005 she is fitted with a Isuzu 35 diesel engine.
Crick area - £54,000 Little Mawther photos and drawings

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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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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.
Due Crick - £48,500 Isandlwana photos and drawing

MOLLY CODDLE 37ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double in bed box, double on sofa bed; shower, Thetford cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer; 1kW inverter. Although Evans and Son are no longer building steelwork they were part of the Mike Heywood family, which spawned such well known names as Tim Tyler and Jonathan Wilson. Molly Coddle certainly has a lot going for her, the shapely shell with its superb 2014 re-paint looks a picture as you approach. At only 37ft 2in long Molly Coddle is certainly capable of taking you anywhere you would want to go on the UK’s connected canal and river system. Making the most of the available cabin space, the main double bed folds away into a bed box, reminiscent of a Boatman’s cabin, and is instantly ready if you fancy an afternoon nap. Built in 1993 and fitted with a Yanmar 2QM15 diesel engine. Owners are hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £28,450 Molly Coddle photos and drawings

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ENIGMA 58ft 5in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, double on extending bench seat in aft cabin (cushions required); shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2kW inverter. Enigma’s first owners approached Kate Boats of Warwick, not only renowned for their hire fleet but also for their quality boats that they have produced for the private market. The shell used in this case was by competent and well respected G&J Reeves based at Napton. During Enigma’s travels the Nanni diesel engine and Nobels bow thruster have made handling and manoeuvring in difficult situations a pleasure. Although internally Enigma is in good condition, it does have to be said that externally she would benefit from a re-paint. Boat built 2002. Selling due to ill health.
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Crick area - £59,950 Enigma photos and drawing

VENTUS 64ft 11in trad with BMC narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single in BMC; bath, 2 cassette wc's; solid fuel range in BMC, diesel range; diesel cooking, microwave, range in BMC, 12V fridge, washer; 2.1kW inverter/charger, 0.6kW inverter, 0.15kW inverter. Narrowboats with a Boatman’s cabin have many benefits, moving the engine forward allows you to enjoy the mellow exhaust note of the vintage engine (Dorman 2LB diesel), a completely second cabin, ideal for day or night use and boating at cooler times of the year you have the warmth of the range at your feet, but in this case the BMC is not a slave to tradition, with the usual bed box replaced by comfortable seating. The shapely shell, (No 166 out of 200 built by GT Boatbuilders) started out at a length of 55 feet and to give a little more cabin space for the owner, 10 feet was subsequently added. From the onset Ventus was designed to be a GAS FREE boat with cooking by a stainless steel diesel range which also powers the radiators. Ventus was built in 2000 and fitted out by Ian Elcock. Selling due to purchase of another boat.
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Crick area - £59,500 Ventus 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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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.
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Bridgewater, Lancs - £76,500 Draepwelle photos and drawings

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

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.
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K & A Canal, Wilts - £57,000 Sunseeker No2 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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LARAH70ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Traveler pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter, 13kW engine driven generator. A full length boat with a Gardner 3LW diesel engine, quite an opening line. Larah is a tug style boat with fine exterior lines and clean paintwork, the interior fitout combines a traditional style Boatman’s cabin with a modern twist, a fixed double bed! Internal decoration throughout the boat is well executed graining and panelling with the saloon fitted in solid oak and the shower room in light paint finish giving a pleasant contrast. The large shower room also doubles up as a utility room housing the washing machine and diesel fired heating boiler. A well equipped galley contains all that you need for keeping the crew happy. Storage is well thought out and the area under the tug deck contains a small workshop and utility storage. Boat built and fitted out by Oxley Mathews Marine in 2001. Owners selling as they have purchased a new boat.
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Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

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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

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

OASIS57ft 0in x 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

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Wednesday 20th September 2017

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SULIS 56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shaped dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter/charger, solar panels. Sulis (deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath) was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper. The aft bedroom houses a wider than normal permanent double bed. There can be few nicer places to while away an hour or two, than in the comfortable, upholstered well deck. The luxurious theme continues in the shower room, with a fresh water flush toilet to a remote tank and has a feature round washbasin. Cabin heating is by a thermostatically controlled, fully programmable diesel fired central heating boiler to double panel radiators and a towel rail, with toe toasting warmth provided by a solid fuel stove. Built in 2007 and powered by Beta B43 diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling to move abroad.
Crick area - £67,500
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GEISTIGER 51ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, single in aft cabin; shower, 2 cassette wc's; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washing machine. Built by the very well known Liverpool Boats and fitted out by another well known builder (Wincham Wharf) has produced the basis for Geistiger. Having been used as a liveaboard for the past 16 years and at just under 52ft long she has travelled around most of the canal network with her enthusiastic owners and now she is ready to take you on more adventures. Pushed along by the ever popular Nanni diesel engine life onboard was designed to be simple and trouble free so much so that there is no fitted 230V system which means you really can get away from it all and relax but, if you really do need more power than the fitted 12V system can supply, there is a petrol generator included as well. Boat built 1991 and being sold as owners are hanging up their windlasses.
Cruising G Union, Leics - £34,950 Geistiger photos and drawing

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

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

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MOLSTER 57ft 11in plus 8in fender stud semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Amber Boats, constructed in Poland, have become synonymous in recent years with quality craftsmanship and this is no exception, including a thicker than normal hull base plate. Molster is solidly built in ash with generous headroom. Hard wearing laminate flooring is fitted, for ease of cleaning, so dogs and children can come and go as they please. With power provided by a trusty Barrus Shire 40hp engine, cruising should be a pleasure. Boat built 2010. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £65,000 Molster photos and drawing

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

CHARTWELL 69ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double crossbed, permanent double, single on L-shape dinette, single on aft cabin bench seat; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; 2 diesel stoves, diesel boiler; gas cooking, microwave, 230V combined fridge/freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Those who have worked with timber will know the hours that must have been spent on the internal fit-out to produce such a quality finish, including the depth of varnish, impeccable paintwork and the care to smooth every corner. Nice touches are the grooved posts to the bulkhead corners, stained glass window to the shower room and the tasteful use of tongue & groove boarding to the headlining and cabin side. With a battery bank of 600Ah charged by a whooping 160A alternator, there should be plenty of power, including to run the washing machine. Shell built by Steve Emery with a fit-out by Alan Lomax in 2007 and fitted with a Barrus Shire diesel engine and Nobels bow thruster. Selling as moving back to Canada.
Crick area - £85,000 Chartwell photos and drawing

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

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

SILVER SWIFT 47ft 10in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: double on extending bench seat; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, 230V oil filled radiator; gas cooking, 230V fridge; landline. Originally built and used as a hire boat Silver Swift has been completely internally re-fitted by her current owner, this has created an open plan, minimalistic REVERSE LAYOUT boat that now needs the finishing touches by a new owner. Featuring new uPVC double glazed windows not often seen on narrowboats these create a nice bright inside that is complimented by the fresh external gloss paintwork. The large cruiser deck and fitted cover add another area for use after the days cruising that can easily be completed with the trusty Isuzu diesel engine to push you along. There is ample space for you to fit an inverter of your choice should you choose to do so although, you may just want to get back to basics and leave the modern world behind for a time. Shell built in 1996 by Harborough Marine. Selling to move ashore.
K & A Canal, Berks - £36,500Silver Swift 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

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

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

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ALICE 61ft 2in plus 3in fender stud semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on extending dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter. Alice is a REVERSE LAYOUT boat that lends herself ideally for extended use, be it residential or cruising. Relaxing evenings can be spent on the comfortable saloon sofa luxuriating in the warmth of the solid fuel stove, with meals taken at the separate dinette. The interior design gives an unusually spacious feel, forward of the small utility area, (which can be curtained off when not in use), the saloon leads directly through the dining area into the galley. Unusually Alice’s engine (BMC 1.8 diesel) is fitted with 12V & 24V alternators, the 12V unit supports the 440Ah cabin battery bank, whilst keeping the engine start battery topped up. The 24V unit is to increase efficiency of the charging for the bow thruster battery. Here is your chance to start your adventure in Wonderland. Boat built in 1994 by Harborough Boats and fitted out by her first two owners. Owner buying a smaller boat.
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Crick area - £54,000 Alice photos and drawing

WEYTAMO56ft 11in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; quadrant shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter/charger. A bow thruster makes for easy manoeuvring when approaching locks and mooring up for the day. Hull survey dated 2012 states “structurally sound and in a good condition”. At just under 57ft long she is a perfect boat for cruising the canal system. Built by East West Marine in 2008 and fitted with a Barrus Shire diesel engine. Selling to move back to Australia.
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Crick area - £61,950 Weytamo photos and drawings

ATLAS50ft 1in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double,double on sofa bed;quadrant shower, Thetford cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverterPower is provided by the rugged Isuzu diesel engine. At 50ft a ‘go anywhere’ boat whilst still maintaining a spacious feel providing comfortable accommodation for up to four, but could prove ideal for long term cruising for two people. Sociable semi-trad deck, which could be described as the best of both worlds, as it maintains a traditional profile but has room and seating for other crew members to keep the steerer company. Built by Liverpool Boats in 2007.
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Crick area - £49,950 Atlas photos and drawings

MY FEDORA 60ft 9in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V combined fridge/freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter/charger, solar panels. This REVERSE LAYOUT is complimented by solid timber worktops, washing machine and gas cooking all set out in a proven layout design. The large open plan saloon dining space features a four seater raised Pullman dinette which gives plenty of space for entertaining guests and also converts to a double berth for overnight accommodation. The saloon itself is left unfurnished allowing you to customise the cabin to your liking although cosy nights in can be enjoyed once cruising is finished for the day in front of the solid fuel stove. Built in 1985 by Arkwright Fabrications and fitted out by Peak Forest Cruisers with Barrus Shire 38 diesel engine. Selling due to ill health.
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Ashby Canal, Warks - £39,450 My Fedora photos and drawings

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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.
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Crick area - £32,000 Swallow Tail 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

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