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FEATURE BOAT -TAY70ft 5in Hull by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, rebuilt by Malcolm Webster trad with Boatman's cabin and Bukh 2G105M diesel engine. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, in Uxbridge, for Thos Clayton Ltd to carry tar. The distinctive fleet were known as 'tar boats' and Tay was number 90. The tar was carried in the hold, consisting of two tanks that were accessed by hatches to the deck. After commercial use, she transferred into private ownership, with the present owner from 1975. A piece of history to be cherished. 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. Boat built 1938.
See more boats likeTAYat the 2017 Historic Narrowboat Rally at Braunston Marina this year. Weekend 24th - 25th June 2017

T & M Canal, Cheshire- £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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Fenny Marina

Ideally situated in the South Midlands, in a beautiful rural location, on the Oxford Canal,
between the market towns of Banbury and Southam, on the A423. 
The local village Fenny Compton, which is in walking distance, boasts an award winning traditional village pub, the Merrie Lion. 
There is a local shop for food supplies. The local Inn, The Wharf, just 500 yards up the towpath, offers excellent food and ales,
and a beauty salon for ladies looking to pamper themselves. Enjoy live entertainment every 
Friday evening or just relax and watch the boats go by. 
For those wishing to catch up, laundry facilities and more are available.

The Burton Dassett Hills country Park is only 5 minutes away by car, along with plenty of public
footpaths covering this beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
The Heritage motor centre is only 15 minutes away for those car enthusiasts.  

We guarantee the peace away from home you need, ensuring security for your peace of mind,
that you'd expect from a Private Marina! We're sure you'll be happy mooring with us.
We're old school, with old school values and a beautiful country environment. 

 

Marinas we work closely with: Bosworth BrinklowBugbrookeCaen HillCrickCropredy
Debdale Wharf
Greenham Lock Grove LockKings BromleyKings OrchardHam ManorSpringwood Haven
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TAY: 70ft 5in Hull by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, rebuilt by Malcolm Webster trad with Boatman's cabin and Bukh 2G105M diesel engine. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, in Uxbridge, for Thos Clayton Ltd to carry tar. The distinctive fleet were known as 'tar boats' and Tay was number 90. The tar was carried in the hold, consisting of two tanks that were accessed by hatches to the deck. After commercial use, she transferred into private ownership, with the present owner from 1975. A piece of history to be cherished. 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. Boat built 1938.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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GRAND CREW: 70ft 3in Fernwood/Alexander Boatbuilders trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B50S cocooned diesel engine and bow thruster. Just when you thought you had seen it all, along comes Grand Crew. 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 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. 5 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette, child's single in aft cabin; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2012. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area
- £120,000 Grand Crew photos and drawing

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.
Crick area - £85,000 Waiouru photos and drawing

LARAH: 70ft 11in Oxley Mathews Marine tug style narrowboat for sale with Gardner 3LW diesel engine. A full length boat with a Gardner 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 paneling 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. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter, 13kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2001. Owners have purchased a new boat.
Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

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KESTREL: 60ft 2in John Evans (first owner) /Cuttwater trad narrowboat for sale with Gardner 4LK diesel engine. Traditional styled & extremely well kept, Kestrel comes from having just one set of careful & attentive owners. Having received a repaint just last year, one could be mistaken for thinking she was new to the water this year! Her Cuttwater shell displays many bespoke features that take their inspiration from the traditional design of working boats on the cut, some of these include recessed aft cabin side panels, replica rivets and Josher style bow. Then, of course there is the owners preference for installing a mighty Gardner 4LK engine which will provide all the grunt necessary to traverse any of the UK’s canals or rivers & takes pride of place in its own dedicated engine room. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
Crick area - £69,500 Kestrel photos and drawing

THE BLACK PEARL: 60ft 2in Canalside Joinery/Steve Emery trad narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 52 diesel engine. The Black Pearl was 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. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge/freezer, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2012. Owners moving to Spain.
Crick area - £69,500 The Black Pearl photos and drawing

EMPRESS No 1: 70ft 4in Blisworth Tunnel Boats/Stuart Hodges trad narrowboat for sale with Ruston Hornsby 2VSH diesel engine. Empress No1 was designed and built as a FMC josher replica. With a boatman's back cabin and midships engine room containing the Ruston Hornsby diesel engine she is sure to attract some admiring glances. Couple that with the brass portholes, dog box, replica towing mast, triangular forward cabin and bow cabin and you have all the makings of your own traditional boat. 4 berths: permanent double, double or single in Boatman's cabin; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove fore and solid fuel range aft, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2012. Selling as have bought another boat.
Crick area
- £67,000
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CLANCY J: 67ft 1in Barry Hawkins tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Gardner 1L2 diesel engine. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. Boat built 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
Crick area - £65,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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KOOKABURRA: 56ft 10in Kingsground Narrowboats/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine and bow thruster. A build from two well known and respected builders on the network, Kookaburra is recognisable by her distinctive Reeves trademark bow. A new Beta Marine engine and gearbox was fitted in 2014 and has very low cruising hours on it, couple that with a 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 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Boat built 1998. Selling due to change in family circumstances.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £55,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

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

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SAN SERRIFFE: 50ft 4in Braidbar/Chappell & Wright trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 38 diesel engine. 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 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, portable twin-tub washer; landline. Boat built 1993. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
Oxford Canal, Warks - £44,000 San Serriffe photos and drawing

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RACHEL LINDEN: 63ft 3in Kingsground Narrowboats /Alexander Boatbuilders trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43-S cocooned diesel engine and bow thruster. 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 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 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. 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, dishwasher; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling due to illness.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £82,000 Rachel Linden photos and drawing

NYALA: 56ft 11in Orchard Marina/Collingwood cruiser narrowboat for sale with Canaline 38 diesel engine and bow thruster. There is something a bit different about Nyala, as she is not what you usually expect from Orchard Marina. Yes there is plenty of headroom, but the headlining is tongue & groove effect off-white that 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 engine, with few hours on the clock, sits beneath the sociable cruiser deck that also houses the gas lockers, making cylinder changing easy. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2012. Selling to explore more with a motor home.
Oxford Canal, Oxon - £71,000 Nyala photos and drawing

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ROMANY: 54ft 4in Weltonfield Narrowboats/G&J Reeves semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Lister LPWS4 diesel engine. A quality, well appointed fitout by Weltonfield Narrowboats is based on a respected Reeves shell. She boasts an interior featuring a rich combination of classic oak & white vinyl ceiling – all custom-made and fastidiously detailed resulting in a traditional looking boat with a modern twist. A simple layout works well and gives you what you need in style. Featuring no less than four sets of steel doors with traditional wooden panelling that were originally grained and decorated with roses and castles by the legendary Ron Hough, these are a definite feature that you should be proud to exhibit. Four berths in two cabins allow guests to be catered for and meals can be taken at the large dinette or in the spacious well deck which has a glazed cratch and cover. 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer; landline. Boat built 1998. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £52,250 Romany photos and drawing

LOKI: 61ft 11in Second owner/Liverpool Boat Co cruiser narrowboat for sale with Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Loki (previously known as Muffin) was purchased by an English couple returning home to experience the waterways over here, but sadly the pull of yachting down under proved too strong for them, so she was placed on the market. The second owner completed the REVERSE LAYOUT fit-out during 2010/11, where the first owner left off. As an experienced boat fitter from the overseas marine industry you can see that he had been used to building boats to withstand the pounding of the seas in the way he had made some changes to the original partly completed fitout, with solidly constructed linings/bulkheads/partitions and hardwood doors using sapele, a member of the mahogany species well known for withstanding the ingress of water (thankfully being swamped by waves is not a regular occurrence on our canals, although a good dousing from leaky lock gates is another matter!). 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; bath with shower over, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas hob, combination microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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G U Canal, Leics - £48,000 Loki photos and drawing

VICTOR DE VERNEY: 65ft 2in owner/G&J Reeves trad narrowboat for sale with Beta JD3 tug diesel engine. A well loved & thoughtfully planned boat - Victor de Verney is a great example of the fine results possible from a quality shell builder such as Reeves, coupled with a considered & professional executed owner fitout who, far from retiring from boating, is choosing to downsize slightly and is now ordering a brand new Reeves shell that he will again fitout himself. At an ample 65ft in length, Victor de Verney is well suited for either liveaboard or extended cruising. She features independent shower room, toilet compartment & engine room. Tastefully lined in a combination of pine tongue & groove boards in the aft section & oak faced plywood in the fore. The cabin sides have been nicely broken up into framed panels using a mixture of sapele & idigbo. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed on dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer; 2.5kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to fund build of next boat.
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Crick area - £69,500 Victor de Verney photos and drawing

LILLYANNE: 59ft 6in Narrowcraft semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 40 diesel engine. Lillyanne is the ideal culmination of great British design with the highly skilled workmanship of the famous Gdansk boatyard in Poland, this has resulted in well crafted steelwork and oak joinery to match. Despite its European origin the equipment onboard is the usual that you would expect to see on any British built vessel. The REVERSE LAYOUT is complimented by solid granite worktops, washing machine, gas cooking and LED lighting all set out in a well thought out design. The large open plan saloon features a 2 seater sofa bed and 4 seater L-shaped dinette which gives plenty of space for entertaining guests. 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2008. Selling to move onto new boat.
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Crick area - £59,950 Lillyanne photos and drawing

EMMELINE: 62ft 8in Amber Boats semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Barrus Shire 40 diesel engine and bow thruster. 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. Solidly built in oak with a versatile, 6 berth REVERSE LAYOUT, which includes two permanent doubles, one of which extends to 5ft. There’s extra headroom too! Hard wearing Karndean flooring is fitted, for ease of cleaning, so dogs and children can come and go as they please. The useful well fitting pram-type cover over the semi-trad deck and the cratch covered forward well deck not only provide handy places for wet weather gear to be left to dry, but also protect the decks and engine compartment when the boat is not in use. 6 berths: two permanent doubles, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave with grill, 12V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2008. Taking a break from boating before buying a tug style boat.
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G Union, Northants - £67,000 Emmeline photos and drawing

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

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OUT OF SIGHT: 58ft 3in Bridgewater Boats & Baxters Boatfitters/Colecraft semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1903 diesel engine. Quality steelwork by Colecraft Engineering the longest established volume builder on the waterways with a modern light fit out, partly by Bridgewater Boats and completed by Baxters at Yardley Gobion, utilising a combination of beech and cherry wood finishes. A trusty Beta Marine BV1903 engine is sure to take you where you want to go with reliability and ease. Designed with the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT, with all sleeping cabins separated by privacy doors. Plenty of useful storage throughout. 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2001. Owners moving back to Australia.
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Crick area- £57,000 Out Of Sight photos and drawing

MOONFLEET: 59ft 2in David Higgins, first owner/Pat Buckle trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine. Moonfleet is a novel about smuggling, set in a small Dorset village, but you will not need to travel in the moon light to enjoy Moonfleet the boat! Carefully maintained by the only owner, being a bit of a dab hand at many things, he fitted her out to the style and materials used by Pat Buckle, which are familiar to many a shared ownership boat owner and chosen for durability as well as looks. He has also made improvements over the years including a recent new engine and gearbox, gas central heating, soft furnishings and completed all the traditional decoration! 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boat built 1994. Selling to buy another boat from ABNB.
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River Nene, Northants - £38,000 Moonfleet photos and drawing

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GLASCOTE: 60ft 2in S M Hudson & others/S M Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with Vetus M4.17 diesel engine. Glascote is now fully completed to a high standard, following the initial line out by S M Hudson before being completed 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! 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2016.
Crick area - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

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COLLINGWOOD WIDE: 57ft 4in x 12ft (approx) Collingwood wide beam narrowboat for sale with Canaline 52 diesel engine and bow thruster. A part-completed widebeam narrowboat, ready for onward fit-out. She is fitted with 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 2017.
Crick area - £50,645 Ex VAT Collingwood Wide photos and drawing

WILLACY: 55ft 11in x 10ft 0in Classic Narrowboats & owner/V&G Boatbuilders wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with Beta 50 diesel engine. At 10ft wide and nearly 56ft long 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape bed-settee; corner bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas hob, 230V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2005. Selling to move back to dry land.
Lancaster Canal, Lancs - £79,500 Willacy photos and drawing

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

OASIS: 57ft 0in Jonathan Wilson trad widebeam narrowboat for sale with Beta 38 diesel engine and bow thruster. It is safe to say 57ft by over 9ft wide is considerably more boat than the equivalent narrowboat! Jonathan Wilson built Oasis is a spacious & comfortable boat with all the advances necessary for modern living/cruising on the canal. Complementing Wilsons fine steelwork is a Fettlers Wharf Marine fitout which remains in great condition & displays an emphasis for solid & attractive oak joinery, with oak panelled cabin & hull sides throughout the cabin length. Being a widebeam, she holds obvious advantages for liveaboard purposes; spacious cabins, including a bedroom with permanent queen sized double bed, & an aft cabin that serves as both engine & utility room. 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge & freezer; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW generator.Boat built 2007. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
Calder & Hebble, Yorks - £79,000 Oasis photo & drawing

OFF THE HOOK: 59ft 9in x 11ft 10in Nottingham Boat Co/Soar Valley Steel Boats wide beam cruiser style narrowboat for sale with Vetus VH4.80 diesel engine and bow thruster. It is a popular misconception that a wide beam boat has a limited cruising range, but one look at an inland waterways map shows this not to be true. There are many miles of canal and fabulous rivers to be explored. If you are used to a narrowboat, when you step aboard a wide beam craft for the first time, you will be amazed at the extra available space. The REVERSE LAYOUT with her open plan saloon/galley and forward bedroom feels more spacious than many houses, whilst her large shower room cannot fail to prove popular. Wide beam craft lend themselves to full time residential use and as such Off The Hook could prove ideal. Up to 4 berths depending on your choice of furniture; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination grill and microwave, space for fridge. 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2015. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
River Soar, Leics - £95,000 Off The Hook photos and drawing

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Wednesday 21st June 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.

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CHARLTON: 56ft 3in Evans & Son/Blue Haven Marine trad narrowboat for sale with Beta BV1505 diesel engine. Originally built for use in a shared syndicate and has been used as such since then. Challenger syndicate always strived to have top quality, good looking boats and Charlton is no exception. The recent traditional exterior paintwork and a well designed interior means she is well admired and in fact featured on the cover of Waterways World in August 1999. A trusty Beta Marine engine is fitted along with a simple but adequate electrical system, all designed for ease of use. Despite being in shared use the boat is still in good condition, this is a testament to Blue Havens original quality of workmanship and materials used. 7 berths: permanent double, double on L-shaped dinette, double on sofa bed, single bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge. 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 1993. Selling due to syndicate closing. BACK ON THE MARKET
Crick area
- £49,999
Charlton photos and drawing

LILYCOTE 2: 69ft 10in Stonecraft Enterprises /Dave Clarke trad narrowboat for sale with Beta 43 diesel engine and bow thruster. A boat that comes with a RESIDENTIAL MOORING, which is a corner plot within a small off-line basin that includes all the facilities needed for day-to-day living. The gated and fenced plot incorporates sheds, summerhouse, greenhouse, lawn and patio area, along with water, electric and telephone supplies. There is also toilet pump out and chemical disposal, plus a communal area for a washing machine. Lilycote 2, the boat, provides comfortable living for two, with a central cabin that currently houses freestanding bunk berths, but this could be easily converted into a dinette area or office. Aft of the double bedroom is a useful storage area, along with an airing cupboard over the calorifier heated by the engine, immersion heater or solid fuel central heating. A rare opportunity in this popular location. 4 berths: permanent double, permanent bunk beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove with back boiler to central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2007. Selling to emigrate. Open Day 1st July from 11am to 3pm, call to book an appointment to view.
Coventry Canal, Warks - £67,000 Lilycote 2 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.
Peak Forest, Cheshire - £57,000 Dalliance photos and drawings

GLASCOTE: 60ft 2in S M Hudson & others/S M Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with 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 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! 2 berths: permanent double; quadrant shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 2016.
Now at Crick - £120,000 Glascote photos and drawings

CLANCY J: 67ft 1in Barry Hawkins tug style narrowboat for sale with Boatman's cabin and Gardner 1L2 diesel engine. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. Boat built 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
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Crick area - £65,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

KESTREL: 60ft 2in John Evans (first owner) /Cuttwater trad narrowboat for sale with Gardner 4LK diesel engine. Traditional styled & extremely well kept, Kestrel comes from having just one set of careful & attentive owners. Having received a repaint just last year, one could be mistaken for thinking she was new to the water this year! Her Cuttwater shell displays many bespoke features that take their inspiration from the traditional design of working boats on the cut, some of these include recessed aft cabin side panels, replica rivets and Josher style bow. Then, of course there is the owners preference for installing a mighty Gardner 4LK engine which will provide all the grunt necessary to traverse any of the UK’s canals or rivers & takes pride of place in its own dedicated engine room. 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
new price
Crick area - £69,500 Kestrel photos and drawing

WILLACY: 55ft 11in x 10ft 0in Classic Narrowboats & owner/V&G Boatbuilders wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with Beta 50 diesel engine. At 10ft wide and nearly 56ft long 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. 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape bed-settee; corner bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas hob, 230V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2005. Selling to move back to dry land.
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Lancaster Canal, Lancs - £79,500 Willacy photos and drawing

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LARAH: 70ft 11in Oxley Mathews Marine tug style narrowboat for sale with Gardner 3LW diesel engine. A full length boat with a Gardner 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 paneling 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. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.3kW inverter, 13kW engine driven generator. Boat built 2001. Owners have purchased a new boat.
Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

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

TAY: 70ft 5in Hull by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, rebuilt by Malcolm Webster trad with Boatman's cabin and Bukh 2G105M diesel engine. There aren't many boats like Tay, with an all-wooden hull. Originally built in 1938, by Fellows, Morton & Clayton, in Uxbridge, for Thos Clayton Ltd to carry tar. The distinctive fleet were known as 'tar boats' and Tay was number 90. The tar was carried in the hold, consisting of two tanks that were accessed by hatches to the deck. After commercial use, she transferred into private ownership, with the present owner from 1975. A piece of history to be cherished. 2 berths: traditional crossbed double; portable cassette wc in engine room; new solid fuel range required for heating and cooking. Boat built 1938.
T & M Canal, Cheshire - £34,000 Tay photos and drawings

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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

NVUS: 45ft 6in first owner/John White cruiser narrowboat for sale with Beta B35 diesel engine. NVus (previously known as The William Ellis) is an amalgamation of the present owners initials and is obviously a play on words. Having previously owned a 60ft boat, the owners down-sized for easy handling with the benefit of reduced ownership costs. They have enjoyed travelling much of the Northern and Midlands canal and river system and it is only now that a change in circumstances forces a reluctant sale. At 45ft 6in in length, on-board is everything for leisurely holiday cruising for two people. The larger than normal shower room benefits from a macerator type toilet but also a cassette wc is carried for convenience or emergency use if a pump-out station is not available. 4 berths: permanent double, double across bench seats; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boat built 2004. Change of circumstances forces the sale.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
G U Canal, Northants - £39,000 NVus photos and drawing

LADY IN RED: 57ft 5in unknown/HT Fabrications semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B38 diesel engine. Based in Leicester, HT Fabrications were established in the late 80’s and have been building shells for much of this time, and their output to date is well over 60 in a variety of styles. Lady in Red was believed to have been purchased by her first owners as a sailaway, which in this case meant engine installed, ballasted and floor fitted. The fit-out was then completed with a view to full time residential use almost certainly by a professional boat fitter. The present owners have enjoyed the boat purely for holiday use and feeling that they needed more cupboards in the galley, removed a washing machine and freezer, but as the plumbing and associated wiring are still in place new appliances could be installed with only slight modifications to the woodwork. 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2kW inverter. Boat built 2006. Selling to buy another boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED

G Union, Northants - £51,000 Lady in Red photos and drawing

NORWAL: 58ft 8in Wharf House Narrowboats/G&J Reeves semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Isuzu IM4LE48 diesel engine. If you can’t make your mind up which style of boat would suit you best, i.e trad or semi-trad, with Norwal you do not have to agonise over the decision. A much longer than normal aft sliding hatch, which effortlessly glides forward, reveals a sociable semi-trad deck with all its benefits, such as space and seating for other crew members to keep the steerer company or just as a pleasant place to sit when your days boating is done. Norwal is an opportunity to purchase a narrowboat in an excellent condition throughout but giving you the choice on much of the internal accommodation. The forward saloon at nearly 16ft in length is a totally blank canvas which you can arrange to your own personal preference, if extra berths are required then a sofa bed would instantly increase the sleeping arrangements to four. 2 berths: permanent double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer; 1.6kW inverter. Boat built 2002. Selling to move back ashore.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £59,000 Norwal photos and drawing

PLAIDY: 46ft 0in Straight & Narrow/M&D Boatbuilders semi-trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B38 diesel engine. When experienced boaters, having hired then had a boat built to live on, came to have their second boat built, after they had returned to the land, they knew exactly what they wanted. Plaidy is of a length to explore all of the connected canal and river system, in a craft that provides plenty of luxurious touches for two. A 4ft 6in crossbed complete with an Edwardian Bedding Co mattress was specified to ensure a comfortable nights sleep. A bath is installed to soak away any aches and pains after a long days boating (if preferred, Plaidy comes complete with all the fittings necessary to add a shower over the bath). The galley is fitted with an impressive Corian one piece wrap-around worktop (try to find the joins, if you can). 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.2kW inverter. Boat built 2011. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area
- £52,000 Plaidy photos and drawing

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

SANDRA: 50ft 9in Les Goadby (first owner) /Bluewater Boats cruiser narrowboat for sale with Vetus M2.17K diesel engine. The British weather can be unpredictable at the best of times but with a cruiser deck pram cover (quickly & easily lowered when the sun comes out), boating in the rain should not be a chore. The same can be said about the forward covered well deck, with its scalloped aluminium roof and roll up side and front panels, making an ideal place to just sit and watch the world go by. With a combination of go anywhere length and a cabin which gives a particularly spacious feel, Sandra is a craft that should have wide appeal, so if your dream is of leisure cruising, all of the basic equipment needed is on board. If however a residential life afloat is for you, an inverter/charger could be added along with a portable twin tub washing machine to take care of laundry needs. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge/freezer; landline. Boat built 2005. Giving up boating for health reasons.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Ashby Canal, Warks - £44,000 Sandra photos and drawing

SACAJAWEA: 55ft 2in SM Hudson trad narrowboat for sale with Beta B43 diesel engine. S M Hudson Boatbuilders earned themselves a reputation for producing top class fit-outs with excellent attention to detail and a high standard of carpentry on their distinctive shells. This is a fine example and testament to the two owners who have kept the interior of Sacajawea in excellent condition. The ever reliable Beta 43 diesel, boxed in, to the aft cabin provides relatively quiet cruising, and the 55ft length is perfect for two people to handle with ease. You may wonder how the boat got its name, the first owner was interested in American Indian culture and Sacajawea was a woman interpreter and guide that accompanied the famous Lewis and Clark expeditions into the American West. To say she was a fascinating woman was an understatement. 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Boat built 2005. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £59,500 Sacajawea photos and drawing

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

CHRISTENA OF LYMM: 61ft 0in Terence Tomlinson /William Jeffrey Piling trad narrowboat for sale with Thornycroft T105 diesel engine. Christena of Lymm offers an attractive looking boat with bags of character & appeal! She also holds just over 2,000 hours on the Thornycroft T105 engine that was installed in 2007 and started promptly during the inspection. Inside you will find a rich mahogany fitout that has been finished to a great standard and offers a welcoming and cosy atmosphere. 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer, dryer; 3kW inverter. Boat built 1988. Selling to hang up their windlasses.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
K & A Canal, Wilts - £37,950 Christena of Lymm photos and drawings

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