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FEATURE BOAT -XCARET 61ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Built & fitted out by the renowned Steve Hudson, distinguishable through their balance of attractive steelwork & authentic narrowboat building, Xcaret features a distinctive Josher styled bow, recessed panels, replica rivets, graceful lines and all round meticulous attention to detail. Coupled with a bespoke interior, where you will find expertly crafted joinery, plumbing & electrical installation, rigorously cared for in Xcaret’s case, and hence still in excellent condition. Xcaret has a Beta 43 diesel engine along with a bow thruster and was built in 2007. Selling to buy a boat with traditional engine room.
Crick area - £71,950 Xcaret 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

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

EMPTY WALLET 65ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: 2 permanent singles (can make double), double on Pullman dinette, double on sofa bed; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; 230V coal effect fire, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking with 2 grill/ovens, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V/230V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Where do you start in trying to sum up this rather splendid craft? Designed and built for the first owner to a very high standard and finished with sumptuous furnishings, all custom-made with the finest fabrics. No extravagance has been spared from the kingsize double bed (instead of the two single berths) to the ‘kingsize’ 95kgf bow thruster and 50hp Nanni diesel engine. The dinette is extendable to seat six people. Windows are double glazed, and there’s even a dressing room and an underfloor wine store! Shell by R&D Fabrications with a fit-out by Woodworks. Built in 2005.
Crick area - £78,250 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

THUNDERBOLT 59ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on chair bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, combination microwave & grill, 12V fridge, compact washing machine, tumble dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panel. Designed & used as a cruising liveaboard boat, Thunderbolt has an array of features on many a wish list for comfortable living. The ever popular Beta 43 engine includes a hospital silencer to help keep it quiet, with a high performance Axiom propeller and bow thruster for those tight manoeuvres. Well maintained, including a professional re-paint in July 2015, there’s room inside this trad for a separate dinette, full-cabin-width bathroom and 4ft 6in bed. So, why is she for sale - well the owner is moving away from the canal and river system, making narrowboat ownership impractical. Boat built by CNM Boatbuilding and fitted out by Northwich Boat Company in 2007.
Crick area - £71,950 Thunderbolt photos and drawing

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XCARET 61ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Built & fitted out by the renowned Steve Hudson, distinguishable through their balance of attractive steelwork & authentic narrowboat building, Xcaret features a distinctive Josher styled bow, recessed panels, replica rivets, graceful lines and all round meticulous attention to detail. Coupled with a bespoke interior, where you will find expertly crafted joinery, plumbing & electrical installation, rigorously cared for in Xcaret’s case, and hence still in excellent condition. Xcaret has a Beta 43 diesel engine along with a bow thruster and was built in 2007. Selling to buy a boat with traditional engine room.
Crick area - £71,950 Xcaret photos and drawing

HETTY 70ft 1in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box or single lengthways; shower, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Hetty was partially fitted out by her shell builders, Colecraft Engineering, prior to the remainder of the work being carried out by her present owner to the stage that she is at today. Full length boats provide superb spacious accommodation and Hetty is no exception with the large, at over 17ft saloon, ready for you to stamp it with your own identity, be it freestanding or more built in furniture, with options for extra berths, dining facilities or comfortable seating. The separate engine room houses a rugged JD3 diesel engine, giving the look of a traditional unit but the benefits of a modern engine and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2007. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

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EMPRESS No 1 70ft 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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THE BLACK PEARL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge/freezer, washer dryer; 3kW inverter/charger. Designed by her first owner, a professional boat fitter, as a full time live onboard boat for his own use. Unfortunately circumstances did not allow him to get as much enjoyment out of the boat as intended. The present owners purchased The Black Pearl in the Summer of 2013 and set about bringing her up to the standard that you see today, having spent around twenty thousand pounds on her up-grades. If you take your security seriously then this boat could prove ideal, two separate CCTV systems monitor the surrounding area of the boat, one of which has recording facilities, along with an intruder alarm to protect the interior. There are no less that three ways of receiving a television signal, with fore and aft omni-directional aerials, and when in a bad reception area the self-seeking satellite dish will come into its own, with feeds to saloon and bedroom TV’s. Boat built by Steve Emery and fitted out by Canalside Joinery 2012, she is fitted with a Barrus Shire 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
Crick area - £64,950 The Black Pearl photos and drawing

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

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ANONY MOUSE 50ft 3in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, single in saloon, single on Pullman dinette; bath with shower over, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2kW inverter. A virtually brand new boat built in the early part of 2017 and commissioned by the owner to enjoy cruising the canals and rivers extensively. Unfortunately illness in the family has meant that can no longer happen and the boat is therefore available for another to enjoy. Light and airy cabins in a REVERSE LAYOUT with bedroom forward and galley to the stern. Forward the well deck is covered with a cratch area which unusually is equipped with a double glazed tilt & turn window to the front. Astern there is a fitted cover on an aluminium frame, perfect for cruising in the less favourable weather and for servicing the engine under cover, which is always a bonus. Of special note must be the large array of solar panels, ideal for extended stays in out of the way places by reducing the need for running the engine. Shell by Andicraft with a Calcutt Boats fit-out. Anony Mouse is fitted with a Canaline 38 diesel engine.
Crick area - £59,950 Anony Mouse photos and drawing

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 - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

EMMA JOHN 57ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, portable washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. Aspirational build, fitout and specification from this Fenland’s professional builder, Keith Wood Narrowboats, including a shell with neatly formed bow, wide side door and capacious semi-trad deck complete with a fold-down canopy. Suitable for two plus occasional guests, the internal layout includes a walk-in utility storage cabin wrapped around the curved steps, that enable easy access from the aft deck. The fitout majors on sumptuously finished solid sapele furniture, and oak linings of which most are solid tongue and groove. The full width shower room includes a larger than average shower cubicle, which is complemented by the long extending width bed and 6ft 4in headroom. Fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine aided by a bow thruster. Built in 2004 and being sold due to insufficient use.
Crick area - £56,950 Emma John photos and drawing

KOOKABURRA56ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer dryer; 2.5kW inverter. A build from two well known and respected builders on the network, Kookaburra is recognisable by her distinctive G&J Reeves trademark bow. A new Beta 43 diesel engine and gearbox was fitted in 2014 and has very low cruising hours on it, couple that with an electric bow thruster and she is ready to cruise. An ideal boat for extended cruising or living afloat due to the spacious saloon and dinette seating/eating area, add to that a large inverter and 3.5kW engine driven generator and you are set to go. Fitted out in rich maple with solid wood cappings in the usual well designed Kingsground style offering ample storage and space. Boat built 1998. Selling due to change in family circumstances.
Crick area - £52,000 Kookaburra photos and drawing

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DAYDREAMER 57ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V/230V/gas fridge; 1.5kW inverter. Jade Fabrications may not be a name which springs to mind, but in Daydreamer they certainly built a shell which maximises the internal space, one clever feature is the way they have recessed the engine compartment under the aft bulkhead. The first owner then went on to fit her out creating larger than normal individual cabins to a standard which would put many professional so called builders to shame. Even the choice of internal fit-out materials, i.e. ash panels, all adds to the exceptionally light and airy feel. On board four berths are provided in a REVERSE LAYOUT style with doors separating the two sleeping compartments either side of the shower room. Boat built in 2002 and fitted with a Kubota V1902 diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £52,000 Daydreamer photos and drawing

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SLOE ROAMIN59ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette, 2 single chair beds; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge/freezer, washer; 3kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. The current owners of Sloe Roamin have enjoyed cruising on her since 2016 and she boasts new batteries purchased during their ownership. The design of the steel shell differs from the norm with the curvy bow, recessed aft panels, and tubular handrails along the length of the boat which provide the added feeling of security when walking along the gunwale. Boat built 2003 by John White and fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine. Selling to afford a lifestyle change.
Crick area - £49,950 Sloe Roamin photos and drawings

BLUEBELL 50ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on bench seat, double on L-shape seat; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. The ever popular Midland Canal Centre fit-out is versatile providing sleeping accommodation in either the central or forward cabins both with make-up cosy doubles. By day they provide seating or eating space for plenty of crew; the central saloon next to the galley in this REVERSE LAYOUT is handy for keeping the steerer company whilst making a cuppa! Designed, at just over 50ft in length, as a boat for leisure cruising, she boasts very low engine hours on the Barrus Shire engine. Well maintained throughout, including recent blacking, Bluebell comes with sufficient inventory to turn-the-key and cruise. Boat built 2005. Selling to have a new boat built.
Crick area - £48,000 Bluebell photos and drawing

SILVER SWIFT 47ft 10in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: double on extending bench seat; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, 230V oil filled radiator; gas cooking, 230V fridge; landline. Originally built and used as a hire boat Silver Swift has been completely internally re-fitted by her current owner, this has created an open plan, minimalistic REVERSE LAYOUT boat that now needs the finishing touches by a new owner. Featuring new uPVC double glazed windows not often seen on narrowboats these create a nice bright inside that is complimented by the fresh external gloss paintwork. The large cruiser deck and fitted cover add another area for use after the days cruising that can easily be completed with the trusty Isuzu diesel engine to push you along. There is ample space for you to fit an inverter of your choice should you choose to do so although, you may just want to get back to basics and leave the modern world behind for a time. Shell built in 1996 by Harborough Marine. Selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £33,000 Silver Swift photos and drawing

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

COROMANDEL 40ft 4in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, child's single on saloon seating; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Coromandel is a basic, unpretentious boat and possibly all the better for it (less things to go wrong) but has everything on board needed to make the most of what the waterways have to offer and provides an opportunity to start a lifetime of holidays afloat without breaking the bank. At just over 40 feet long and powered by a rugged Barrus Shanks engine (with low engine hours), Coromandel is capable of taking you anywhere you would like to go on the entire canal system. The steelwork, thought to be by Colecraft, has the benefit of raised handrails, giving extra security when using the gunwales. Currently the cabin is heated by a reliable, economical, silent, drip feed diesel stove but if required a compact diesel boiler and radiators could also be added. The boat is reported to have been built in 1980. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £27,450 Coromandel photos and drawing

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LARGE MARGE 62ft 4in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc, solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 3kW inverter. Aqualine boats are highly sought after, with the decline of the Polish ship building industry, the time served skilled workforce turned their hand to building narrowboats to consistent quality of steelwork and joinery with Large Marge being no exception. The present owners purchased Large Marge (previously known as Clatterpots) in 2013 to enjoy a four year sabbatical exploring Britain by canal. In a ready to cruise condition, Large Marge is a Madison style with many extras to make life that little bit easier. The full-height aft pram cover provides extra protection and somewhere to throw-off the muddy boots before descending to the aft galley, within the REVERSE LAYOUT. On the move, the Isuzu engine is assisted by the bow thruster. Boat built in 2009. Owners moving ashore.
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Crick area - £79,750 Large Marge 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.
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Crick area - £79,000 Larah photos and drawing

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

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TAKE FIVE 59ft 3in x 12ft 1in wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 1 berth: freestanding single bed (space for double); shower, 2 wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Take Five offers spacious accommodation for liveaboard or long term cruising use. Based on a shell by TS Fabrications and a fit-out by Cheshire Boats, Take Five is fitted with a powerful Beta 5-cylinder 62hp diesel engine (only 54 hours on the clock) and a hydraulic bow thruster. Still offering all the comforts that a narrowboat would give, just in a bigger area, she is fitted with a shower room and a separate toilet compartment, both housing washbasins and toilets. With a little thought it may be possible to fit a second bedroom utilising some of the second toilet and saloon space. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £82,950 Take Five photos and drawing

COLLINGWOOD WIDE57ft 4in x 12ft wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with Canaline 52 diesel engine and bow thruster, part-completed ready for onward fit-out. Already fitted with a water tank, and the painted cabin is weathertight. Due to a change in the law in 2017, the boat is fully CE marked, including Builder’s Plate and Watercraft Identification Number (WIN), meaning a BSS Certificate is not needed until 2021. This recent change has not been fully explored, but one interpretation is that if now fitted-out by the first owner then this would be outside the scope of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) and so the boat would not require further CE marking if sold. The spray-foamed interior provides a large blank canvas, for a REVERSE LAYOUT design to be fitted, with the possibility to use many items of off-the-shelf furniture. Due to the craft size, there is the possibility to purchase without VAT added and the price listed is one without VAT. Due to the craft location, any purchaser would have to cover the cost of craning and transport, unless wishing to stay solely on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal, a stretch of only about 21 miles. Boat built by Collingwood 2017.
Crick area - £50,645 Ex VAT Collingwood Wide photos and drawing

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

OASIS57ft 0in x 10ft 0in 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 50 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 - £75,000 Oasis photo & drawing

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Wednesday 15th November 2017

We are pleased to announce Hallingbury Marina as one of our associated marinas offering our brokerage service on the River Stort.

STILL WATERS 56ft 2in semi-cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: sofa bed which converts to single, double or king size, single on Pullman dinette, single on fold down bed in saloon; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.8kW cocooned diesel generator. Still Waters may be just the opportunity you have been looking for. A young boat in excellent condition, well equipped and still leaving scope for you to stamp your own identity. The sleeping arrangements are the most versatile we have ever seen in a narrowboat, the forward cabin has a comfortable sofa bed which instantly extends to either a single, a double or even a kingsize berth. Guests can be accommodated either on a single berth which cleverly folds down from the saloon hull side or on the convertible Pullman dinette. Boat built in 2016 by Viking Canal Boats and is fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine and a bow thruster. Selling due to work commitments.
Crick area - £79,950 Still Waters photos and drawing

DOWN THE HATCH 70ft 2in x 13ft 6in (reported) wide beam cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; 2 showers, 2 pump-out wc's; compact diesel central heating; electric cooking, 230V American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer; twin 3kW inverters, 14kW cocooned diesel generator. Have you ever dreamt of earning your living whilst cruising in luxury? Down the Hatch was designed by her present owners to carry two paying guests, and they are now prepared to pass on their business to a new owner. Down the Hatch however is not only suitable for this use as she would make an ideal family boat. If you are used to narrowboat dimensions then on stepping aboard you will find the interior cabin space capacious. There is great scope to add sofas, dining tables or any other freestanding furniture that your heart may desire in this REVERSE LAYOUT, GAS FREE boat. Built and fitted out by Burscough Boats in 2016, Down the Hatch has a turbo charged 114hp Vetus diesel engine and bow thruster. Selling to buy a narrowboat.
Cruising G Union Canal - £158,000
Down the Hatch photos and drawing

LARKSPUR 60ft 0in cruiser 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, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Still a relatively young boat in years and well maintained by her only owner to date, with a comprehensive documented service history, Larkspur is based on a shell from experienced Collingwood Boatbuilders. The Orchard Marina fit-out is in attractive light ash with marble worktops in both the galley and large shower room. Meals can be taken at the L-shaped dinette which provides an additional double berth, but removal of the table increases the saloon seating ideal when guests are aboard. With a little care the majority of the UK canal and river system is there for you to explore with plenty of power in hand from the Isuzu 42hp diesel engine and bow thruster. Boat built in 2010 and being sold due to a change in circumstances.
G U Canal, Northants - £72,450 Larkspur photos and drawing

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CANDLELIGHT 60ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double crossbed, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 230V freezer, washer/dryer; 1.6kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. For many years Kingsground Narrowboats wooed the boat buying public by their attention to detail with their sumptuous interiors, always basing their boats on shells from well respected builders, with this one provided by G&J Reeves. Designed for long term cruising by the first owners, she has been planned with all the on board equipment needed and a generous amount of storage. Candlelight has a Beta BV1903 diesel engine and a bow thruster. Built in 2002 and being sold due to bereavement.
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Crick area - £66,950 Candlelight photos and drawing

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MISSY MOUSE 45ft 3in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Commissioned by her first owners and launched in 2005, Missy Mouse is a good example of the solid construction and value for money that made Liverpool Boats responsible for their large output over the years. Maintained to a good standard inside and with a 2015 re-paint, Missy Mouse is a boat you would be proud of. Missy Mouse is equipped with an Isuzu 35hp rugged diesel engine, widely used by the hire industry for their reliability. There is plenty of room in the saloon to fit a solid fuel or diesel fired stove if needed. The cruiser deck is ideal when cruising, with the crew able to keep the steerer company, or when the day’s boating is done it is a perfect place to watch the sun go down, possibly with a gin and tonic to hand. Owners have insufficient time to use the boat.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £45,250 Missy Mouse photos and drawing

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PAWS 4 LIFE 60ft 9in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer; 3kW inverter/charger, solar panels. This may be your chance to jump the Aqualine queue if you’ve been waiting for a new boat. Paws 4 Life is nearly new at just over a year old and with less than 500 hours recorded cruising hours. The engine is a Barrus Shire, and the bow thruster is by Lewmar. For the fit-out the hull side oak boarding is complimented by the painted cream cabin sides panels, giving a light feel to an already spacious REVERSE LAYOUT. Boat built 2016 by Aqualine.
R Great Ouse, Cambs - £105,000 Paws4Life photos and drawings

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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 - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

HETTY 70ft 1in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, cross double in Boatman's cabin bed box or single lengthways; shower, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Hetty was partially fitted out by her shell builders, Colecraft Engineering, prior to the remainder of the work being carried out by her present owner to the stage that she is at today. Full length boats provide superb spacious accommodation and Hetty is no exception with the large, at over 17ft saloon, ready for you to stamp it with your own identity, be it freestanding or more built in furniture, with options for extra berths, dining facilities or comfortable seating. The separate engine room houses a rugged JD3 diesel engine, giving the look of a traditional unit but the benefits of a modern engine and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2007. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

EMPRESS No 1 70ft 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

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

BLUE MISCHIEF 60ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, washing machine, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Blue Mischief had the accolade of being voted ‘Boat of the Show’ at the NEC Boat Show in 2007. The semi-trad deck is great for sociable cruising and as the seats are fitted with custom-made cushions, it is an ideal spot to sit and watch the world drift by. There is also the added benefit of a cover over the well deck with hinged cratch board. In the cabin the fit-out is in attractive light oak and is enhanced by granite worktops in both the galley and shower room. Ample power for canal and river use is provided by the Isuzu 42 diesel engine. Built and fitted out by Liverpool Boat Co in 2007. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
G U Canal, Northants - £61,950 Blue Mischief photos and drawing

TRINITY 43ft 2in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin and 5 berths: double on Pullman dinette, double on U-shape seating, single in Boatman's cabin bed box or child's single in Boatman's cabin; shower tray in wet room, cassette wc; 2 solid fuel stoves, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. How is it possible to get so much in a boat of this length? Versatile sleeping arrangements for up to five adults with a choice of eating at the Pullman dinette (remember that this could be left up as a permanent double bed) or at the forward table in the saloon, with meals on the go taken at the drop-down table in the Boatman’s cabin. All in all the accommodation has been carefully planned. Trinity has all the benefits associated with a traditional Boatman’s cabin which include a separate bedroom for a guest or a child, lots of storage space and there is nothing better on a cold or damp day than standing at the helm with the doors closed behind you enjoying the warmth from the stove by your feet. Trinity was built and fitted out by Stoke-on-Trent Boat Builders in 1998. She has a Beta BD1005 diesel engine. Selling due to change of circumstances.
K & A Canal, Berks - £36,950 Trinity photos and drawing

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BOOK & SPUD 57ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge/freezer; 2kW inverter. Book & Spud is a fine example of a floating country cottage layout narrowboat i.e. forward saloon and aft bedroom, by Owl Power Ltd. Built in a semi-trad design, with all the necessary conveniences on board to provide for extended cruising (there is even space and plumbing for a washing machine to be fitted if required). Throughout her life, Book & Spud has had a leisurely existence and is yet to reach 1,000 running hours on the smooth running Beta 38hp diesel engine. What’s more she features a hospital silencer to reduce engine noise and a pram cover over the semi trad deck creates a useful sheltered outdoor space aft. Boat built 2005. Selling to buy another boat.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £54,950 Book & Spud photos and drawing

BERMUDA BIRD56ft 0in cruiser style narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette, double on extending L-shape dinette; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Bermuda Bird features Liverpool’s eye catching ergonomically designed sweeping galley and aft step balustrade. A cratch cover over the well deck, increases the usable space in inclement weather, whilst the rugged Isuzu engine (a firm favourite with the hire industry) provides the motive power. Boat built 2004. Selling to buy another boat.
DEPOSIT DUE
Oxford Canal, Oxon - £52,500 Bermuda Bird photos and drawings

LUCY LOCKET 45ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; bath with shower head taps, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking,12V fridge; 1kW inverter. Delightful boat for high days, holidays and even some extended cruising, whose condition belies its age, such is the care that has been taken by each of its owners who have clearly cherished this medium sized traditional style boat. Easily recognisable as a Colecraft both inside & out, from the pleasing sweep of the stern to the C-shape half bulkhead between galley & saloon and to the sapele routed deckhead cross beams. Boat built in 1996 and fitted with a Calcutt/BMC diesel engine.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
K & A Canal, Wilts - £40,950 Lucy Locket photos and drawing

KESTREL60ft 2in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double crossbed in back cabin; shower, macerator pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge, washer; 1.6kW inverter, 8.8kW engine driven generator. Traditionally styled & extremely well kept, Kestrel comes from having just one set of careful & attentive owners. Having received a repaint just last year, one could be mistaken for thinking she was new to the water this year! Her Cuttwater shell displays many bespoke features that take their inspiration from the traditional design of working boats on the cut, some of these include recessed aft cabin side panels, replica rivets and Josher style bow. Then, of course there is the owners preference for installing a mighty Gardner 4LK diesel engine which will provide all the grunt necessary to traverse any of the UK’s canals or rivers & takes pride of place in its own dedicated engine room. Boat fitted out by John Evans in 2008. Owner hanging up his windlass.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £64,950 Kestrel photos and drawings

TOBAR MHOIRE 56ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. The first owners of Tobar Mhoire ended their search to build a boat of their dreams at Phoenix Narrowboats, who produced a craft with an imaginative fit-out making the best use of the space available incorporating many clever ideas. The specification was for a boat on which to extensively travel the canal system with live on-board capabilities if needed. The present owners then went on to make many improvements. The shell was provided by Tyler Wilson whose boat building history can be traced back to the mid 1980’s. Both internally and externally Tobar Mhoire features many innovative little touches that make her stand out. Boat built in 1995 and fitted with a Beta BV1903 diesel engine.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £50,000 Tobar Mhoire photos and drawing

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MIRANDA 52ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, portable twin tub washer; 1,8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. The previous owners spent just one year living onboard Miranda, and she proved to be well suited to the needs of full time occupancy. Over her years afloat Miranda has not been overly worked, and displays only 825 hours on the Shanks 43hp diesel engine, that also features a highly convenient Dometic Travelpower unit that will provide a useful 3.5kW’s of mains power directly from running the engine. The REVERSE LAYOUT interior is in a smart condition and is divided into four generously sized sections, with the cabin sides and headlining centre panels painted white, allowing for natural light to proliferate more easily. Boat built in 2011 by Staffordshire Boats with a fit-out by MGM Boats. Selling due to ill health.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £58,950 Miranda photos and drawing

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. Boat built 2016.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Coventry Canal, Staffs - £109,950 Glascote photos and drawings

FLORELLA 62ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, 2 singles on bench seats; shower, 2 cassette wc's; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 2 x 2kW inverters, 3kW generator. The modest external and interior almost hide a well built boat, with lots of attention to detail. The David Harris hull, being one of the top hull builders in the country, has fine lines that will glide through the water, hidden from view exceptional hull framing and impeccable welding & platework, grit blasted and epoxy blacked from new. An immaculate Gardner 3LW, has been loving restored by the current owner and is aided by a bow thruster. Boat built in 2005 with a superb owner fit-out with great attention to detail and she even has a built-in depth meter and GPS system! Selling due to family commitments.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £82,000 Florella photos and drawing

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