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FEATURE BOAT -MORNING MIST57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Morning Mist is a temporary name, as the boat is brand new and unregistered, waiting for you to crack the magnum of champagne over the bow to christen her. The steelwork is by the accomplished Reeves Brothers who enjoy a fine reputation after having honed their shell building skills for many years. With Morning Mist, Tony Lewitt has created an ideal long term cruising/live aboard narrowboat with the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT. The use of light oak below the gunwales with painted panels above create a light airy ambience. The well and aft cruiser decks provide outdoor seating ideal for just watching the world go by. Powered by a Canaline 38 diesel engine.
River Soar, Leics - £79,950 Morning Mist photos and drawings

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SMOKIE59ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; shower, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. There are very few shell builders who can replicate the looks and lines of a traditional working boat, but amongst this select band the name Roger Farrington always seems to rise to the top. The exterior is obviously very traditional and carries a brand new paint job in British Waterways blue and yellow livery. The inside however is a completely different story, where luxury abounds, having been fitted out by the owner, a craftsman with an award winning boat building company. Solid oak and painted panels combine with Karndean flooring throughout to create a stunning interior. The engine room houses a powerful Beta JD3 engine. Smokie is guaranteed to attract many admiring glances, compliments or oohs and aahs where ever she travels. Built in 2012. Owners selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £99,950 Smokie phots and drawing

HEREWARD 62ft 0in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, cross double in bmc bed box; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panel. Hudson’s dashing interpretation of traditional lines has been wowing narrowboat enthusiasts since the early nineties. This excellent boat has distinctive josher style bow, low deck, portholed elevation, replica rivets, pigeon box and signature bulkhead rings packed into its 62ft length. Note the fine underwater swim profile, the powerful JD3 tug engine situated in its own engine room and not forgetting the bow thruster, all of which combine for effortless handling. Built in 2010. Selling to buy a bigger boat.
Crick area - £89,000 Hereward photos and drawing

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STRUMBLE No 2 70ft 2in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: cross double in bmc, cross double in centre cabin, single on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. The second owner of Strumble No 2 purchased her in 2011 as an unfinished project on which to base the boat of his dreams. Unfortunately some of the previous work carried out did not meet his requirements and as such Strumble No 2 was returned to a bare shell forward of the engine room. Mitchell Narrowboats, who were based at Fenny Compton, carried out the completion of the fit-out to the owner’s design. The present owner has since sympathetically re-modelled the centre cabin to incorporate two single Pullman dinettes. The shapely and well proportioned shell was produced by Barry Hawkins in 2008 who fitted the engine and Boatman’s cabin. The magnificent Lister JP3 was partially rebuilt in 2011 by Tony Redshaw. Boat completed in 2012. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £82,000 Strumble No 2 photos and drawing

CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on bmc seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. Caliburnum is believed to have been built for the proprietor of Merlin Narrowboats for his own use and the moment you step aboard the attention to detail is obvious. You can’t fail to miss the many little finishing touches, of special note must be the attractive inlay to several of the cupboard doors. The powerful Gardner 2LW engine and bow thruster, combined with the shapely Reeves shell should make cruising a pleasure. Built in 2005. Selling to buy a house.
Crick area - £78,000 Caliburnum photos and drawing

EMPTY WALLET65ft 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 - £69,950 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

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XENIA 57ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Boats with portholes may only be seen by some to have an advantage as far as security is concerned (whilst equally seen by many to enhance the look of the boat). Such boats can often seem a bit gloomy inside the cabin but this is certainly not the case with Xenia where the light and spacious cabin comes as a pleasant surprise. The secret lies in the choice of ash for the fit-out with both the side and aft glazed doors which ensure that there is plenty of light even on a grey and rainy winter’s day. Shell built in 2009 by G&J Reeves and with a Wharf House Narrowboats fit-out, Xenia has a Beta 50 diesel engine and tube, wiring and batteries ready for a bow thruster. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £73,250 Xenia photos and drawing

YAVAS YAVAS69ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, single bunk bed, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc carried; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator. With steelwork featuring fine lines by David Thomas and original interior joinery by Merlin Narrowboats with well crafted modifications over the years by Barry Hawkins and previous owners, you know that this boat is going to be from the top drawer of narrowboat building. Designed as a live aboard or long term cruising boat the full length offers extensive accommodation as proven by the current owners. Yavas Yavas is perfectly suited for a small family with the opportunity to invite two guests to stay. The massive 600Ah battery bank kept topped up by the large array of solar panels. The powerful 48hp Barrus diesel engine provides propulsion and the bow thruster aids manœuvring. Boat built in 1999. Selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £68,000 Yavas Yavas photos and drawing

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MAUDIE53ft 9in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: pull out double, 2 singles (can make double); shower, cassette wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Based in Stone on the Trent and Mersey Canal, experienced craftsman, Roger Fuller has built some of the finest traditional styled narrowboats afloat today. Meticulous attention to detail can be seen throughout Maudie, from the well crafted Josher style bow through to the subtle uplift of the hull and cabin at the rear, she just looks right. But here the beauty is not just skin deep, long swims fore and aft will ensure that she will glide effortlessly through the water. Unusually for a craft of this style with safety in mind, the owners specified raised handrails for security when walking the gunwales. Whilst the recently painted exterior may follow the lines of the working boats of the past, this REVERSE LAYOUT interior is no slave to tradition. Maudie was built in 2002 and has a Perkins 3HD46 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £64,950 Maudie photos and drawing

POPPY55ft 4in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating, air conditioning, gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter, 5kW cocooned diesel generator, bow thruster. Heron Boatbuilders are known throughout the system for the quality of their narrowboat building and this stylish trad is no exception, especially as it is enhanced with a josher bow, and scrolled handrails and cants. The large rear sliding hatch facilitates extra room for the steerer with accompanying crew. There are so many extras onboard Poppy she really is worth a visit especially if you are thinking of taking to the water on a long term basis: She has all the makings for a comfortable life afloat. Combine this with her maintenance history and very low running hours on the Vetus engine and generator and you are sure to be sailing off very soon. Built 2000. Selling due to age.
Crick area
- £64,000Poppy photos and drawings

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BLUE POINT57ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. With a bespoke shell built by the highly reputable Jonathan Wilson, Blue Point upon her completion was chosen to represent Warble as their 2002 Inland Waterways Festival show boat (read the Waterways World article upon viewing), and has to date lost none of her splendour. Obviously her past and current owners, have maintained Blue Point to a high standard, evidence of which is clear through the boats very smart exterior and interior condition. There is a whopping 880Ah bank of batteries at your disposal, charged by the trusty Beta engine and the onboard 2.5kW/100A Mastervolt inverter/charger which should be more than adequate to cater for domestic requirements. Handling of the boat is aided by a bow thruster. Built in 2002 and being sold to pursue other leisure interests.
Crick area - £62,500 Blue Point photos and drawing

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DAYDREAM 57ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles (make double) in aft cabin; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Paul Simpson was the driving force behind winning two ‘Best in Show’ and two ‘Runner-up’ awards at the Crick Boat Show over four years. Daydream, in this instance is based on a shell by prolific steelwork producers, Liverpool Boats, with an output of several hundred craft under their belt over the years. A distinctive boat that derives from his award winning designs but with added innovation. A well maintained boat that has an abundance of storage. Built in 2002 with a Barrus 2002E diesel engine. Selling as new motorhome leaves insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £59,950 Daydream photos and drawing

LIBERTY BELLE 57ft 10in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Built and fitted out by Liverpool Boat Co, one of the canals’ most prolific and experienced builders. Liberty Belle has been in her present ownership for the last three years, during which time she has been enjoyed greatly, but now unfortunately time does not allow them to make the most of her. Narrowboats of around this length are always sought after, Liberty Belle at just under 58ft and with a little care, means there are very few places on the canal and river system beyond her reach. Liberty belle was built in 2006 and has an Isuzu 35 diesel engine.
Crick area - £56,950 Liberty Belle photos and drawing

CHRISTINE56ft 11in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.5kW inverter. 57ft is considered by many people to be the ideal narrowboat length, making for easy passage of the entire canal and river system. Christine was first launched in 2011 and has obviously had a very easy life, as seen by her low hours on the Isuzu 35 engine and is only coming on the market today because of the present owners busy life leaving little time to enjoy the boat. The REVERSE LAYOUT with the galley being situated in the rear of the cabin, is bright and airy with ample work space (also great for the cups of tea whilst cruising) and includes a breakfast bar. There is space in the saloon to add a solid fuel or diesel stove if required. The well and semi-trad decks allow plenty of opportunities to relax and socialise. Shell by Narrowboats of Staffordshire with a fit-out by Cheshire Narrowboats. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £56,950 Christine photos and drawing

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SWANSONG46ft 0in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter/charger. Piper Boats are a long standing boatbuilder with 47 years of boatbuilding experience and a big following, when you then combine this with a Brayzel fitout who themselves have a long history of building well designed boats you get another superbly executed boat and Swansong is no exception. The oak fitout gives a modern feel while the traditionally painted doors add an historic twist. Boat built 2006 by Brayzel Narrowboats on a Piper Boats shell. Powered by a Beta 35 diesel engine and assisted by a bow thruster. Selling to move back to dry land.
Crick area - £55,000 Swansong photos and drawings

QUATREFOIL58ft 3in trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, 2 child's bunk beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Liverpool Boats were one of the canals’ most popular production builders for over thirty years and with so many satisfied customers, they must have been doing something right. This boat is typical of the company’s product, attractively styled and soundly constructed. Quatrefoil has got an interesting history, originally named Butty Blue, and having no engine of her own, she was partnered with a motor boat and having an open plan fit-out she was used for entertaining guests. Purchased by her present owners, who had the Beta Marine engine installed and the interior modified to provide the accommodation you see today. Originally fitted out by Navigation Joinery Co with modifications by Debdale Wharf Marina. Boat built in 2003. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £54,000 Quatrefoil photos and drawing

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ELWOOD II57ft 5in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 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. Ideally sized to explore the canals at 57ft 5in long, Elwood II is a fine example of the work of Price Fallows boat building and sports a crisp fit-out in light oak and other easy care surfaces by Halco Narrowboats. The interior cabin features the popular floating country cottage style layout, the saloon positioned forward, the galley and dinette (makes second double berth) amidships, and an aft bedroom, whilst the shower room separates the two sleeping areas. This arrangement allows the well deck to become an extension of the saloon, ideal on sunny days. Elwood II was built in 2003 and has a Beta 38 engine. Selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £53,500 Elwood II photos and drawing

DAYDREAMER57ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 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 - £49,750 Daydreamer photos and drawing

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TINCANALI NO 2 54ft 6in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12/230/gas fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Colecraft Engineering are a family owned company who have been building boats since 1974 and have earned a well deserved reputation with both the private market and hire boat industry alike, with their b oats being much sought after on the second hand market. They are not however only known for their steelwork, with the durability and craftsmanship evident throughout the interior with this go-anywhere length boat being a fine example of their output. Tincanali No 2 unusually features a large sliding aft hatch which makes access to the cabin particularly easy. It also has a hinged centre section ideal when the weather is less favourable. Tincanali No 2 was built in 1993 and has a Perkins MC42 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £46,500 Tincanali No 2 photos and drawing

CHARITY52ft 2in cruiser stern narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: double on L-shaped dinette, double on extending bench seat; shower over bath, Thetford cassette wc; gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. Boasting four berths in two separate cabins along with a well sized galley and full compartment bathroom, you have a great boat for holiday excursions or even long term cruising for a family or couple with guests. Powered along by the popular Barrus Shire engine, cruising will be a pleasure and the cruiser aft deck allows guests to keep the helmsman company on your adventures. 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. Fitted out by Nene Narrowboats in 2004. Selling due to insufficient time to use the boat.
Crick area - £45,000 Charity photos and drawings

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RENVYLE II50ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: double on L-shape dinette, double on Pullman dinette, single bunk; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Renvyle II has been owned by the same family since new, and she is now reluctantly being sold due to insufficient time for her to be enjoyed. This go-anywhere length boat had a full re-fit in 2001 and provides plenty of storage. There are two sleeping or seating areas, with the shower room in-between, both cabins have make-up double berths on either the Pullman dinette aft or the L-shape dinette forward, with the fifth berth, suitable for a child, being over the aft bed. Propulsion is by the Vetus diesel engine, which has low running hours on the clock for a boat of this age. If 230V power is required when away for your home mooring, it should not prove too difficult to have an inverter installed. Shell by Liverpool Boats. Selling due to a lack of use.
Crick area - £44,950 Renvyle II photos and drawing

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RANDLE-ING 44ft 6in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles, double on L-shape dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Peter Nicholls Boats were founded in 1973 and were one of the longest established narrowboat builders before moving on to the construction of wide beam craft. Peter Nicholls has always been known for consistent quality and for attention to the practicalities of canal boating. Comfortably wide gunwales and raked tumblehome, match the elegance underwater with long swims forward and aft delivering a smooth wash. Randle-ing has a Beta BD722 3-cylinder engine and was built in 1996. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £37,000 Randle-ing photos and drawing

FIREBIRD60ft 1in trad narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed, single on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel stove; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 0.6kW inverter. Distinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features that give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine bow is enhanced by rivets down the stem post and at the aft end, the elliptical Stoke boats counter makes for easier manoeuvring away from the bank side. Safety when traversing the gunwales is aided by easy grab raised handrails. Firebird is eminently suited to high days, long holidays or even residential use, with the spacious layout and three wardrobes, ideal for two but able to accommodate up to five adults. Firebird was built in 1982 and is powered by a BMC 1.5 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £35,950 Firebird photos and drawing

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WAT TYLER 50ft 9in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: crossbed double, pull-out double under tug deck; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.2kW inverter. The shapely steelwork of Wat Tyler was produced by Ray Bowen, proprietor of Streethay Wharf on the Coventry Canal, who are well known for their skills of all types of steelwork. Motive power is provided by a Gardner 2LW diesel engine, which many would consider to be the Rolls-Royce of canal boat engines, housed in its own cabin. The internal fit-out is by the present owner, whilst a little basic has everything on board needed to get you afloat. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Wat Tyler has been laid up for some time and would now benefit from some TLC, with remedial work such as re-wallpapering, minor trimming and a lick of varnish. Boat built 2007. Selling to buy another boat.
Stort Nav, Herts - £44,000 Wat Tyler photos and drawing

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OCELOT 58ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 2kW inverter. Ocelot has just about everything you need to comfortably enjoy cruising or living on the waterways. Fitted out by the first owner from a Liverpool sailaway, she offers an open saloon and dinette area, linked to the centrally-fitted galley in a walk-through style. During present ownership a considerable sum has been invested into Ocelot, including a new Eberspacer with radiators and hull blacking with a hull survey carried out in 2017. Ocelot was built in 2006 and has an Isuzu 35 engine. Selling to move ashore.
K & A Canal, Wilts - £49,950 Ocelot photos and drawing

DEMBY ROSE II60ft 8in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on Pullman dinette; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer; 3kW inverter charger, 3.5kW cocooned diesel generator. With steelwork by Dave Thomas and interior joinery by Merlin Narrowboats you know that this boat is going to be from the top drawer of narrowboat building. Designed as a live aboard or long term cruising boat the layout offers extensive accommodation from the roomy saloon with freestanding furniture through to the versatile permanent double berth in the master bedroom, to the stern of the boat, which easily extends to over 6ft wide. Built 2000 and fitted with a Beta Marine 1903 and bow thruster. Selling as moving away.
G U Canal, Northants - £64,950 Demby Rose II photos and drawings

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SKEW-WHIFF59ft 8in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower, pump-out wc, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 4kW diesel generator. If Skew-Whiff was a car, it would be described as delivery mileage only, with just 50 hours on the clock. The superb steelwork is by Jonathan Wilson, famed not only for their good looks but equally for their handling qualities. Launched in 2017 the high quality internal fit-out, fixtures and fittings look totally unused (in fact the solid fuel stove has never been lit). No expense has been spared in Skew-Whiff’s construction, with entertainment catered for by a choice of two TV’s with the signal fed from a self-seeking satellite system and for keeping in touch with the modern world there is a wi-fi aerial and router. There is an en-suite in the bedroom of this REVERSE LAYOUT boat. Fitted with a Beta 43 diesel engine aided by a bow thruster and has solar panels. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
G U Canal, Northants - £129,950 Skew-Whiff photos and drawing

COUSIN HEBE52ft 5in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 singles on chair beds; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, diesel range heating; diesel cooking, 230V fridge; 0.6kW inverter, solar panel. Coulter Boatbuilders were based at Chasewater Heath in Staffordshire and had a reputation for building solid, characterful steelwork with nice little touches, such as a low deckline, purposeful tug-like bow, recessed cabin side panels and replica rivets, along with long swims fore and aft. Cousin Hebe is powered by a splendid single cylinder Russell Newbery DM1, set in its own engine room, producing a slow, mellow exhaust note that will be the envy of many a traditional boater. A conscious decision was made at the time of building that Cousin Hebe would be GAS FREE and as such, cooking is by a Dickinson diesel range with oven and solid hot plate. Boat built in 1998 and fitted out by owner. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
G Union Canal, S Leics - £39,950 Cousin Hebe photos and drawing

BEAUTIFUL DAY 57ft 6in Eurocruiser narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.1kW inverter. Beautiful Day is a narrow beam craft for those who like their boats a little different, based on the owner’s own Eurocruiser style shell from experienced Collingwood Boatbuilders with the fit-out completed by Orchard Marine in attractive light oak. The design, with wheelhouse, cleverly maximises the internal cabin space and with the wheelhouse comprising of eight hardwood glazed panels and boarded roof, which can be lowered to give standard narrowboat dimensions. Powered by a rugged 45hp diesel engine complimented by a bow thruster and steered by conventional tiller, handling should be a breeze. Built in 2012 and being sold to pursue other leisure interests.
B'water Canal, Ches - £96,000 Beautiful Day photos and drawing

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ANNIE 56ft 9in 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, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter. Annie is designed in the semi-traditional style, meaning that she has the looks of a trad boat but has all the advantages of a cruiser. The enclosed deck is ideal for other crew members to keep the steerer company and when the weather takes a turn for the worst, unlike a fully traditional boat, you can close the aft doors and hatch allowing you to carry on cruising whilst protecting the inside of the boat from the rain. Based on the REVERSE LAYOUT design, with good headroom throughout, the aft galley is perfectly placed for brewing the steerers favourite cuppa without having to traipse through either the saloon or bedroom. Annie’s well maintained interior would suit a multitude of uses. Built in 2008 by CNM Narrowboats with a Northwich Boat Co fit-out and has a Beta 38 diesel engine. Selling having bought another boat through ABNB.
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Crick area - £58,000 Annie photos and drawing

THIS-UL-DO 50ft 2in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on futon/sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.1kW inverter, 230V portable generator with lpg conversion. When looking to purchase a canal boat, the name Reeves keeps popping up and you might ask why. The simple answer is, they have always built excellent, quality shells with good looks, not only being skin deep as they also have a fine underwater section allowing them to swim effortlessly. On the subject of the bits you can’t see, a considerable sum has been invested on This-ul-do, with the bottom plate and hull sides having been grit blasted, zinc coated and finished off with epoxy blacking. Further expenditure has been made having double glazed windows and portholes fitted to improve the cosiness of the centrally heated cabin. Built in 2005 with a fit-out by the owner and she has a Beta 38 diesel engine. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
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Crick area - £37,500 This-ul-do photos and drawing

ANNIE D 45ft 2in (plus 1ft 1in hinged fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on saloon settee; shower over bath, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. Annie D was built and fitted out by South West Durham Steelcraft to Canaltime's distinctive design in 2001 with the saloon sociably adjacent to the aft cruiser deck making for easy conversation with the helmsman. The fitted wind dodger extending forward from the taff rail, along with the side access (which could be kept locked when under way), to the 5ft well deck makes this boat eminently suitable for a family with young children or pets, as at all times they can be safely inside the cabin or in view of the steerer. The oak panelled interior is sturdy, attractive and has recently been upgraded at considerable cost, with a replacement hob, oven, fridge, sink and of course new worktops and tiling. The boat has a Beta BV1305 diesel engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
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Crick area - £41,950 Annie D photos and drawing

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CLANCY J67ft 1in tug style narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, cross single in Boatman's cabin bed box; shower, Thetford cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range in Boatman's cabin; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer; 2.7kW diesel generator. This Northwich Trader complete with false rivets and large tug deck has a distinctive look that sets her apart, she is sure to turn heads. A rare single cylinder hand start Gardner 1L2 diesel engine in its own engine room powers her along and the traditional Boatman’s cabin adds to that true authentic feel. The engine is un-encumbered by alternators thus dedicating the total engine power to propulsion, leaving the battery charging to the onboard 230V chargers that are powered by shoreline or generator. Forward of the engine room is a modern design with all that you may need. With a built in diesel generator, well equipped galley, spacious saloon, shower room and fixed double bed this is an ideal liveaboard or extended cruising boat and would be great for entertaining guests. Boat built by Barry Hawkins in 2004. Owners moving to Canada.
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Crick area - £59,000 Clancy J photos and drawing

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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.
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Crick area - £68,000 Hetty photos and drawing

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ALICE 41ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. The average boat being built today seems to be around 60ft in length and jam packed with every modern convenience and lots of high tech equipment. Now you may ask, is that all really necessary to enjoy what the canal system has to offer. Alice is of a shorter length and has onboard all the basic inventory needed to get you afloat, with much less to go wrong, and start what could be your life long boating enjoyment. Alice was built in 1998 by R&D Fabrications with a fit-out by Curzon Boats and the owner. She has a Nanni 3.100KC diesel engine. Selling due to bereavement.
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K & A Canal, Berks - £29,000 Alice photos and drawing

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MORNING MIST57ft 1in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette; shower, cassette wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 3kW inverter. Morning Mist is a temporary name, as the boat is brand new and unregistered, waiting for you to crack the magnum of champagne over the bow to christen her. The steelwork is by the accomplished Reeves Brothers who enjoy a fine reputation after having honed their shell building skills for many years. With Morning Mist, Tony Lewitt has created an ideal long term cruising/live aboard narrowboat with the increasingly popular REVERSE LAYOUT. The use of light oak below the gunwales with painted panels above create a light airy ambience. The well and aft cruiser decks provide outdoor seating ideal for just watching the world go by. Powered by a Canaline 38 diesel engine.
River Soar, Leics - £79,950
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MOVING ON 257ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles (makes double), double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Have you ever dreamt of owning a brand new boat but have always been put off by builders long lead times, so thought that your only option was to buy second hand. Moving On 2 (temporary name as boat is unregistered) might just be the boat you have always wanted and gives you the opportunity on which to stamp your own identity. Equally ideal for short breaks, holiday cruising or full time residential use, everything is on board for a couple to just add their own personal possessions and untie the ropes. This go anywhere length REVERSE LAYOUT boat is powered by a quiet and smooth running 42hp Canaline engine. Shell by Victory Boats with a fit-out by Base Boatbuilders. Year 2018.
Crick area - £79,950 Moving On 2 photos and drawing

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TAKE FIVE59ft 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. It is fair to say that Take Five would benefit from a little TLC and this is reflected in the price. Built in 2005. Selling due to a change in family circumstances.
L & L Canal, Lancs - £77,000 Take Five photos and drawing

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DOXIE65ft 2in x 11ft 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 and the study is a perfect space for working from. 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. Boat built in 2015 and fitted with a Canaline 52 diesel engine. Owners moving to Spain.
River Nene, Northants - £107,950 Doxie photos and drawing

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BOADICEA60ft 7in x 10ft 10in beam (reported) wide beam Dutch barge for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, permanent single, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, 230V underfloor heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washer/dryer; 2.1kW inverter, 3.7kW generator. If your dream is to journey through the extensive waterways of Europe then this could be the ideal craft (some certification such as registration with the Small Ships Register may be necessary). The powerful 90hp Perkins diesel engine provides the necessary thrust, whilst the hardwood wheelhouse (which raises and lowers hydraulically) gives all round superb visibility and at the end of a hard days cruising why not put your feet up and relax in this airy space with a glass (or mug!) of something warming. Equally Boadicea would prove ideal for static residential use with her present mooring available for a suitable applicant. The separate aft cabin would make a great office, studio or childs bedroom. Steelwork by Belpro Engineering Services and fitted out by present and previous owners. Boat built 2003. Selling to move ashore.
L & L Canal, W Yorks - £129,950 Boadicea 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 U Canal - £140,000 Down the Hatch photos and drawing

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EMPTY WALLET65ft 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.
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Crick area - £69,950 Empty Wallet photos and drawing

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JUST TROSHIN 45ft 4in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on futon; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, twin tub washer; 1.6kW inverter, solar panels. Just Troshin has been used as a weekend floating country cottage as well as travelling much of the system. At 45ft in length, powered by a 37.5hp Beta engine and having the benefit of a bow thruster makes her suitable for exploring the whole of the UK connected river and canal system, in a boat that should prove economical to own. If you are wondering where the name Just Troshin comes from, it is a term local to Norfolk, believed to have its roots in agriculture and means to move about. Another thought is that it seems to mean similar to an Australian aboriginal ‘walkabout’. Built in 2004 by HT Fabrications and fitted out by Nimbus Narrowboats. Selling due to a change in circumstances.
Crick area - £44,950 Just Troshin photos and drawing

JERVAULX 56ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent single which makes a double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc, solid fuel stove, gas central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 0.75kW inverter. Jervaulx’s steelwork is from the renowned Mike Heywood, a shell builder who was largely responsible for training other prolific boat builders such as Jonathan Wilson and was well known for producing narrowboats over many years under the name Evans and Sons. If you enjoy the great outdoors the spacious cruiser deck is an ideal space for socialising with other crew members whilst on the move, but when your days boating is done, what could be nicer than watching the sun go down with something cool and refreshing in your hand. Although the name, John Aldridge does not instantly spring to mind as a boat fitter, he has created an interior with a timeless feel. Built in 1992 and powered by a Perkins MC42 engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £44,500 Jervaulx photos and drawing

FOOTLOOSE 50ft 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, 12V fridge; 1.8kW inverter. The name Canalside Narrowboats may not immediately spring to mind, but based on a John White shell, they have produced an excellent boat. At just 50ft long and equipped with a smooth running Beta 38 diesel engine, complimented by a Vetus bow thruster, Footloose should prove a pleasure to handle. If you or your guests are a little taller than normal, the over night accommodation for up to four, with all berths being longer than normal at 6ft 5in, is bound to please. To match, the internal headroom is also on the generous side. Built in 2009. Selling to pursue other interests.
Crick area - £49,500 Footloose photos and drawing

RUSALKA 59ft 11in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single on Pullman dinette; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter, solar panels. At almost 60ft in length this REVERSE LAYOUT is designed with a forward bedroom incorporating lots of custom built wardrobes, drawers and additional storage space; perfect for liveaboard use and has been proven as such. Boating in all weathers is enabled by the fitted pram-type canopy over the cruiser deck. A hull survey was carried out on Rusalka prior to coming on the market, (and is available to read) with the hull being blacked at the same time. Shell built in 2005 by Stuart Hodges/Gary Gorton with a fit-out by Wharf House Narrowboats and the first owner. Rusalka is fitted with a Barrus Shire 50 engine and a bow thruster. Selling as moved ashore.
Crick area - £64,000 Rusalka photos and drawing

LITTLE ONE 57ft 4in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, portable twin tub washing machine; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. MGM’s narrowboat fitting-out experience, going back almost three decades, has developed a remarkable range of narrowboats that combines imaginative design themes with quality joinery. Little One is a striking example, entering the saloon you can not fail to be impressed by the vista in front of you, your eye is led forward by the curvaceous steps and cupboard unit incorporating a solid fuel stove, through to the scalloped Avonite worktop that cleverly includes a breakfast bar. Cabin side-doors have inner glazed units allowing extra light to flood into the already bright cabin on cooler days. Barrus Shire 45 diesel engine aided by a Vetus bow thruster. Built in 2008.
Crick area - £67,950 Little One photos and drawing

SUSIE 49ft 9in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on U-shape seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge/freezer, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Steve Hudson was the builder who, like no other, had taken traditional narrowboat design and made it more curvaceous, more elegant and more desirable. Signature details include sweeping long bow, rope rings on forward cabin bulkhead, low deckline, replica rivets, and fine underwater swim tapers. The Beta JD3 tug engine, renowned for their mellow exhaust note and copious amounts of power is housed in its own engine room. Susie has had one private owner from new who has maintained the boat in excellent condition. Built in 2012. Selling due to lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £75,000 Susie photos and drawing

NAUTI-LASS 57ft 7in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, diesel central heating (currently inoperable); gas cooking, 230V fridge; 2.5kW inverter. Originating from the same area of the country as R&D Fabrications, Polar Narrowboats look very similar in design and execution of steelwork is very much on par with R&D. Steelwork on Nauti-Lass is highlighted by the excellent paintwork which has been meticulously maintained. Inside the layout is traditional with bedroom aft of the shower room and saloon situated at the forward end of the accommodation. The ergonomic galley is large and fitted with ample amounts of storage; perfect for liveaboard or long term cruising. To the forward end of the saloon the steps provide in-built storage for cruising essentials. Fitted out in 2009 by Grantham Bridge Boat Services, Nauti-Lass has a Beta 43 engine. Owners moving back onto the land.
Crick area - £58,500 Nauti Lass 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

MEANDERS 56ft 9in Semi-cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 2.5kw inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panels. Designed and built by the reputable Midland Canal Centre as a Diamond class boat with an unusual semi-cruiser aft deck and a full length cabin to the bow giving a longer cabin space in a shorter length boat. She is cleverly designed with above average storage and a host of features that is sure to appeal to any new owner. Powered along by the well known Barrus Shire 45 engine and fitted with a pram hood over the aft deck your cruising should be a pleasure whatever the weather. With a REVERSE galley fit out this boat continues to offer more, 230V power can be sourced from the large inverter or the engine mounted generator and a large battery bank keeps power in reserve. Built in 2008 and being sold as the owners are now living in France.
Crick area - £65,500 Meanders photos and drawing

TOMORROW 57ft 9in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, Vacuflush cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 1.6kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. Louis and Joshua Boat Builders were a well established company based in Doncaster and built many award winning craft utilising distinctive, shapely, well proportioned Jonathan Wilson shells. Used for leisure, this attractive portholed traditional narrowboat is equally suitable for full time residency as it is equipped for an independent life afloat. Tomorrow has been well maintained by past and present owners and now only comes to the market as the owners are building a new boat. Powered by a Beta 43 diesel engine, aided by a bow thruster. Boat built 2004.
T&M Canal, Derbys - £58,950 Tomorrow photos and drawing

MUSU MAJA 59ft 10in trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on Pullman dinette; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer/dryer; 1.8kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator. The well proportioned steelwork is by Ken Martin who dedicated the majority of his production to MGM Boats. Musu Maja, which is Latvian for ‘our house’, was commissioned by her first owner to provide a full time cruising home, and as such is ideal for two with space for visiting family or friends. The cratch board is designed to fold away whilst cruising to give a spacious, sociable well deck with seating. The forward saloon is neatly executed with a glass display cabinet, curvaceous shelving and the open plan feel is continued by the raised dinette which opens onto the partially tiled galley with custom built worktops in Avonite. Built in 2007 with a Barrus Shire 45 diesel engine & Vetus bow thruster. Selling to move back on to dry land.
Crick area - £68,250 Musu Maja photos and drawing

PLAIDY 46ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.2kW inverter, solar panels. 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. The well deck with floor at the same level as the saloon, has fully upholstered seating and the ability to incorporate the smaller of the two tables, ideal for al fresco eating or whiling away the hours with a cool drink to hand, and it makes a perfect extension to the main cabin. Much thought has obviously gone into Plaidy’s design, with twin keel cooling tanks and even forced air ducting with a thermostatically controlled fan, for times when cruising on more challenging waters. Built by M&D Boatbuilders with a fit-out by Straight & Narrow in 2011 and is fitted with a Beta B38 engine.
Crick area - £52,000 Plaidy photos and drawing

FRUIT OF THE VINE 46ft 11in trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent crossbed double; shower over bath, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas/electric central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge; 1,5kW inverter, solar panels. Unashamed luxury for two in a well presented, compact narrowboat. Fruit of the Vine (chosen to be featured in Canal Boat magazine in December 2010) is the product of Beacon Boats, who were a well respected company with a small output allowing their narrowboats to be constructed to a high standard, but don’t just take our word for it, visit their website to read testimonials from owners of other Beacon Boats. Based on a well proportioned XR&D shell with it’s ‘slipper stern’, which produces a reduced wash astern and as stated by the present owner, has the ability to turn on a sixpence. Built in 2010 with a Canaline 42 engine. Owners hanging up their windlasses.
Crick area - £68,000 Fruit of the Vine photos and drawing

ANNAN WATERS 42ft 0in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 3 berths: permanent double, single on chair bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, gas boiler; gas cooking, 12V fridge; landline. Annan Waters is of a length to conveniently cruise anywhere on the canal network whilst maintaining a roomy interior with a sociable cruiser deck. Produced by the vastly experienced Liverpool Boats in 2006, she would make an ideal starter boat for a couple to begin their life afloat. Alternatively for those who are wishing to return to boating, her compact size and hence lower associated costs would make her the perfect little ‘run around’ for getting back out on the canals for holiday trips. Liverpool’s usual high standards of design and functional fit out are well demonstrated. Motive power is provided by the well proven Isuzu 25hp engine. Selling to buy a larger boat.
Crick area - £38,850 Annan Waters photos and drawing

WISEOWL 55ft 4in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 6 berths: permanent crossbed double, double on L-shape dinette, double on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. When building a house you need a strong foundation and exactly the same is true of narrowboats. In the case of Wiseowl the chosen shell builders were G&J Reeves, whose steelwork has always been highly regarded. In 2013 Wiseowl had a re-fit by Kate Boats, who are best known for their quality hire boats, but when time allows they take on work for the private market utilising the skills they have leant constructing their holiday fleet. The walk through shower room provides ample space for towelling off and dressing, with a convenient cassette wc which avoids any costly pump-out charges. The usable cabin space is increased forward by the cratch covered well deck, which is also perfect for al fresco meals in the summer months. Boat built in 2002 and has a Barrus Shire 2002 diesel engine. Selling due to insufficient time to enjoy the boat.
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Crick area - £56,000 Wiseowl photos and drawing

ADAGIO 58ft 0in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, double on sofa bed; shower over bath, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter, 3.2kW cocooned diesel generator. They say that the cream always rises to the top and this certainly applies to canal boat builders. Adagio’s steelwork is by Mike Christian who along with other family members, such as Jonathan Wilson, produce some of the best shells afloat with an enviable reputation. The impressive, immaculately maintained interior is instantly recognisable as the work of craftsman Anthony M, and features the popular REVERSE LAYOUT with a clean, bright contemporary feel, utilising top quality materials and joinery throughout. The Vetus engine, regularly serviced, is accompanied by a bow thruster beneath a useful seat locker to the well deck. Built in 2012. Selling to have a new boat built.
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Crick area - £84,950 Adagio photos and drawing

MOVING ON 257ft 2in cruiser narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: 2 permanent singles (makes double), double on sofa bed; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge, washing machine; 3kW inverter. Have you ever dreamt of owning a brand new boat but have always been put off by builders long lead times, so thought that your only option was to buy second hand. Moving On 2 (temporary name as boat is unregistered) might just be the boat you have always wanted and gives you the opportunity on which to stamp your own identity. Equally ideal for short breaks, holiday cruising or full time residential use, everything is on board for a couple to just add their own personal possessions and untie the ropes. This go anywhere length REVERSE LAYOUT boat is powered by a quiet and smooth running 42hp Canaline engine. Shell by Victory Boats with a fit-out by Base Boatbuilders. Year 2018.
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Crick area - £79,950 Moving On 2 photos and drawing

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STRUMBLE No 2 70ft 2in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: cross double in bmc, cross double in centre cabin, single on L-shape settee; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, solid fuel range, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, microwave, 230V fridge; 1.6kW inverter. The second owner of Strumble No 2 purchased her in 2011 as an unfinished project on which to base the boat of his dreams. Unfortunately some of the previous work carried out did not meet his requirements and as such Strumble No 2 was returned to a bare shell forward of the engine room. Mitchell Narrowboats, who were based at Fenny Compton, carried out the completion of the fit-out to the owner’s design. The present owner has since sympathetically re-modelled the centre cabin to incorporate two single Pullman dinettes. The shapely and well proportioned shell was produced by Barry Hawkins in 2008 who fitted the engine and Boatman’s cabin. The magnificent Lister JP3 was partially rebuilt in 2011 by Tony Redshaw. Boat completed in 2012. Selling due to a lack of time to enjoy the boat.
Crick area - £82,000 Strumble No 2 photos and drawing

CALIBURNUM 70ft 1in trad with Boatman's cabin narrowboat for sale with 5 berths: permanent double, double on dinette, single on bmc seating; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, microwave, 24V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, solar panels. Caliburnum is believed to have been built for the proprietor of Merlin Narrowboats for his own use and the moment you step aboard the attention to detail is obvious. You can’t fail to miss the many little finishing touches, of special note must be the attractive inlay to several of the cupboard doors. The powerful Gardner 2LW engine and bow thruster, combined with the shapely Reeves shell should make cruising a pleasure. Built in 2005. Selling to buy a house.
Crick area - £78,000 Caliburnum photos and drawing

SMOKIE 59ft 11in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: permanent double, 2 permanent singles; shower, pump-out wc; 2 solid fuel stoves; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, 230V freezer, washing machine; 3kW inverter, 5kW diesel generator. There are very few shell builders who can replicate the looks and lines of a traditional working boat, but amongst this select band the name Roger Farrington always seems to rise to the top. The exterior is obviously very traditional and carries a brand new paint job in British Waterways blue and yellow livery. The inside however is a completely different story, where luxury abounds, having been fitted out by the owner, a craftsman with an award winning boat building company. Solid oak and painted panels combine with Karndean flooring throughout to create a stunning interior. The engine room houses a powerful Beta JD3 engine. Smokie is guaranteed to attract many admiring glances, compliments or oohs and aahs where ever she travels. Built in 2012. Owners selling to move ashore.
Crick area - £99,950 Smokie phots and drawing

HEREWARD 62ft 0in trad narrowboat with Boatman's cabin for sale with 6 berths: permanent double, double on L-shape dinette, cross double in bmc bed box; shower, pump-out wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating, solid fuel range; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 2.5kW inverter, 3.5kW engine driven generator, solar panel. Hudson’s dashing interpretation of traditional lines has been wowing narrowboat enthusiasts since the early nineties. This excellent boat has distinctive josher style bow, low deck, portholed elevation, replica rivets, pigeon box and signature bulkhead rings packed into its 62ft length. Note the fine underwater swim profile, the powerful JD3 tug engine situated in its own engine room and not forgetting the bow thruster, all of which combine for effortless handling. Built in 2010. Selling to buy a bigger boat.
Crick area - £89,000 Hereward photos and drawing

WAT TYLER 50ft 9in tug style narrowboat for sale with 4 berths: crossbed double, pull-out double under tug deck; shower, pump-out wc; diesel stove; gas cooking, 12V fridge; 1.2kW inverter. The shapely steelwork of Wat Tyler was produced by Ray Bowen, proprietor of Streethay Wharf on the Coventry Canal, who are well known for their skills of all types of steelwork. Motive power is provided by a Gardner 2LW diesel engine, which many would consider to be the Rolls-Royce of canal boat engines, housed in its own cabin. The internal fit-out is by the present owner, whilst a little basic has everything on board needed to get you afloat. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Wat Tyler has been laid up for some time and would now benefit from some TLC, with remedial work such as re-wallpapering, minor trimming and a lick of varnish. Boat built 2007. Selling to buy another boat.
Stort Nav, Herts - £44,000 Wat Tyler photos and drawing

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OUR LADY RICHMOND59ft 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.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £59,950 Our Lady Richmond photos and drawing

AVENTINE DREAM 58ft 2in (plus 8in fender stud) cruiser narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, pump-out wc; compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 230V fridge, washer/dryer; 3kW inverter. Aventine Dream was purchased by her present owners as a full time home, and to date there is only 350 hours on the clock. Full time residential use is only one of the strings to her bow, as she would make an equally superb boat on which to enjoy extended cruising or just holidays. The popular REVERSE LAYOUT lends itself to sociable cruising, with exceptional headroom of 6ft 7in, throughout the boat. Usable interior space is extended with the forward well deck having useful seat lockers protected by a cratch cover. Constructed in Poland by Amber Boats in 2008, she is fitted with a Barrus 40 engine. Selling to move ashore.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £59,950 Aventine Dream photos and drawing

CULLEN 57ft 10in semi-trad narrowboat for sale with 2 berths: permanent double; shower, cassette wc; solid fuel stove, compact diesel central heating; gas cooking, 12V fridge, 12V freezer; 2.1kW inverter. Sheffield based Mike Christian is part of the Tyler/Wilson group who have been known for many years to consistently build high quality, good looking shells. Cullen’s interior was designed for comfortable residential or holiday cruising and was completed by Apollo Narrowboats who were based in the Black Country. Cullen’s spacious REVERSE LAYOUT incorporates a 15ft saloon ready for freestanding furniture of your choice, but if you would prefer, a Pullman style or L-shape dinette could be installed which would instantly increase the accommodation to four with space to spare. Built in 2007 with an Isuzu 42 engine and bow thruster. Selling to move back ashore.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £54,800 Cullen photos and drawing

HEDDWCH 60ft 0in cruiser 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, combination grill, oven & microwave, 12V fridge, 12V freezer, washing machine; 2.5kW inverter. With striking black paintwork and low maintenance chromework, Heddwch is an opportunity to buy a well maintained cruiser style boat, to which the past and present owners have added many extras. The steel shell was crafted by Collingwoods fabricators with Orchard Marina completing the internal fit-out in the increasing popular REVERSE LAYOUT. Light oak and cream deckheads complemented by bright fabrics, create a light, airy contemporary feel. Heddwch is the perfect name for a narrowboat, a Welsh word meaning peace or tranquillity, which sums up an idyllic life on the canals. Built in 2011 with a Canaline 38 diesel engine. Selling to buy a motorhome.
DEPOSIT RECEIVED
Crick area - £75,000 Heddwch photos and drawing

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