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FEATURE BOAT -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 Out of Town photos and drawings

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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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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.
Crick area
- £120,000 Grand Crew photos and drawing

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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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

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.
Crick area
- £67,000
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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

TONKA 246ft 11in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double Pullman dinette, single on saloon seat; shower, Vacu flush wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer dryer; 1.6kW inverter. There is certainly a lot packed into Tonka 2, indeed more than you often find in a larger boat. By having a short foredeck and shorter cruiser deck enabled a longer cabin length to be fitted-out with a saloon, shower room, galley and dinette. No, we have not missed the bedroom, as the bed is cleverly hinged away in a saloon cupboard, so making the saloon dual purpose: living area by day and bedroom by night. Boat built and fitted out by Measham Boats in 2006, she is fitted with a Barrus Shire 40 diesel engine. Selling as due to emigrate.
Crick area - £56,000 Tonka 2 photos and drawings

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

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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.
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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

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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

OUT OF TOWN55ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, Thetford cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.5kW inverter/charger. Out Of Town is named after the weekly magazine programme presented by Jack Hargreaves who was the owners family friend and idol. She was fitted out by her carpenter owner, Ian Hammond, who ensured that he used the best materials he could. A basic REVERSE LAYOUT design with free standing furniture will allow a new owner to tweak her to their ideal boat. The simple easy to use systems on board allow for trouble free maintenance and operation. The Petter P600/2 diesel engine gives a nice traditional sound whilst still maintaining modern looks. Boat built by Paul Widdowson in 2011. Selling due to family illness.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £63,000 Out of Town photos and drawing

ISANDLWANA54ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double 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 ago, Isandlwana has served a much more peaceful existence, in fact the Lister LPWS4 diesel engine has only run 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 many!
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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 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

JERUSALEM: 60ft 1in Fernwood Craft/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1903 diesel engine and bow thruster tube (ready for bow thruster if required). Fernwood have carved a niche at the luxury end of the narrowboat market with their distinctive and imaginative interior designs. Their boats are a world away from the traditional end of the canal boat spectrum. The extensive use of oak and ash includes sculpted curves and stylish and practical fixtures such as granite worktops and reflective surfaces to enhance the warmth and brightness of the interior. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2002. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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Crick area
- £64,500
Jerusalem photos and drawings

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

SAN SERRIFFE50ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, Traveler pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, portable twin-tub washer; landline. The first owner of San Serriffe was a professional photographer working for the Guardian newspaper. In 1977 the paper ran a seven page April Fool’s supplement featuring a fictitious group of islands in the Indian Ocean, naming them San Serriffe. On commissioning the build of the boat the choice of name became obvious. Braidbar Boats based at Lord Vernon’s Wharf on the Macclesfield Canal have been building boats for over thirty years, at a rate of approximately 8 boats a year, with a tally of over 150 to date. This early example displays features which can still be seen in their new builds today such as their distinctive internal door vents. When away from a landline connection, with the exception of a small portable twin-tub washing machine, all of San Serriffe’s equipment is powered by 12V but as a 230V ring main is already installed, adding an inverter and associated protection should not prove too troublesome. Boat built by Chappell & Wright in 1993 and powered by a Beta 38 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
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Oxford Canal, Warks - £44,000 San Serriffe photos and drawing

DORCYL52ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on extending bench seat; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. / Lister LPWS3 diesel engine. Dorcyl is not showing too many signs of her age and you could be forgiven for thinking she was younger than she is, this is thanks to her owners who have cared for her since new and this is reflected in the condition she is presented in. Gleaming external brasswork has been lovingly polished and this sure does catch the eye. Originally built at 45ft long she was professionally stretched to allow a fixed seating/eating area to be built and this has added a good amount of space to the internal area. Boat built by R&D Fabrications and fitted out by Heron Boatshare in 1999. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
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Crick area
- £51,950
Dorcyl photos and drawings

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

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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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 and bow thruster. A part-completed widebeam narrowboat, ready for onward fit-out. She is fitted with Canaline 52 diesel engine and bow thruster, along 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 - £122,000 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

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.
River Soar, Leics - £95,000 Off The Hook photos and 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 19th July 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.

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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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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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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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.
Crick area
- £67,000 Empress No 1 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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WAIOURU: 58ft 4in ABC Leisure/Tim Tyler semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43 diesel engine and bow thruster. With retirement looming, the present owners, a couple from ‘down-under’ started planning their perfect narrowboat on which to spend five years exploring the UK’s canal and river system after a decade of enjoying hire-boat holidays. Their main remit was a luxurious modern REVERSE LAYOUT cabin and Waiouru is certainly no slave to tradition. A sophisticated entertainment system incorporates a self-seeking satellite dish, media storage box and speakers throughout the boat, not forgetting the two TV’s. All of the 12V DC power is via by a canbus system which can be remotely controlled via text messaging with the boat capable of sending messages (e.g. bilge pump working, low voltage etc and even track the boat by gps). 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, make-up double in aft bedroom; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2012. Owners returning to Australia.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £85,000 Waiouru photos and drawing

DALLIANCE: 50ft 11in Braidbar/Tyler Wilson trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine. Commissioned and built for the owner she has been lovingly maintained and cherished and contains all that you will need for comfy cruising with a well thought out interior and the galley contains the signature Braidbar solid oak dresser. The open well deck area, which also houses two utility lockers is perfect for watching the world go by or for outside dining when moored up after your day at the helm. 3 berths: permanent double, single on settee in saloon; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2006. Selling to pursue land based interests.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Peak Forest, Cheshire - £57,000 Dalliance photos and drawings

FERN 62ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, 2 singles on Pullman dinettes; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 12V freezer; 3kW inverter/charger. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features to give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine bow is enhanced by a good number of rubbing guards and rivets that are extended to the rest of the hull, concluding at the elliptical Stoke boats counter for easier manoeuvring from the bank side. The cabin tumblehome is such that using the gunwales is a breeze, with easy grab handrails forward. Both the Beta 43 diesel engine and the twin propeller bow thruster are surrounded by acoustic foam, making quiet semi-trad deck and well deck areas. The REVERSE LAYOUT provides a private forward bedroom and accompanying shower room, with a central saloon, dinette and aft galley. Boat built 2013. Selling due to bereavement.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £88,000 Fern photos and drawing

FINALE57ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, macerator pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Produced by Benchmark Boats, established by the respected ex-Nimbus Narrowboats owners, this boat drops neatly into the go-anywhere-length category. The Colecraft shell was commissioned and built in 2006 with the majority of the fit-out complete by 2010 but launched unused in 2017. Designed with long-term cruising or residential use in mind, her construction has been undertaken with durability as a priority – good quality in both techniques and materials, with all the neat little touches borne out of experience of building boats. Boat built 2017 she is fitted with a Beta 38 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
River Soar, Leics - £75,000 Finale photos and drawings

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RIVERSIDE ESCAPE: 69ft 9in Fernwood/Tim Tyler semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 50S cocooned diesel engine and bow thruster. This well appointed GAS FREE Fernwood boat certainly has something about it. A distinctive boat from two of the best builders on the canal network. The well respected semi-traditional shell from Tim Tyler, propelled by the trusty Beta diesel engine in its sound-proofed cocoon has the added benefit of a ‘hospital-type’ silencer, so you get plentiful power with almost silence. A hydraulic bow thruster driven off the engine adds to the ease of manoeuvring in tricky situations. An ideal boat for extending cruising, living afloat or holidays, due to the spacious saloon with leather settee as well as a seating/dinette area and a separate “day room” housing more seating that also converts to a bed. 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter, 7.5kW cocooned diesel generator. Boat built 2011. Selling to purchase a new boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Cruising to Crick area - £110,000 Riverside Escape photos and drawing

PHOENIX 40ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Once in a while along comes a little gem of a boat that has obviously had meticulous owners from new, and Phoenix is just one of those gems, with the present owners having had a professional re-paint and replacement quality cratch and tonneau covers fitted in 2016. More than capable of coping with 4 for high days and holidays, it will also be suitable for longer if just the two of you. The clever layout design provides a double berth (one of them permanent) at each end of the cabin with the toilet/shower and galley in the middle. The centre corridor toilet/shower doors gives privacy to the cabin-end berths, especially at night time. When you step on board you realise that this boat has been cherished from day one and has that warm looked after feel, she is just waiting for her next careful owners. Boat built by John White and fitted out by Colliery Narrowboats in 1998. Selling to buy a longer boat through ABNB.
DEPOSIT DUE
Crick area - £37,500 Phoenix photos and drawing

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.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £69,000 Nyala photos and drawing

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.
DEPOSIT DUE
Crick area
- £55,000
Destiny photos and drawing

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