Ahoy, fellow boaters, and a Happy New Year to you all!
Allow me to introduce Nostromo, a true gem among houseboats and the undisputed Queen of the canals. This splendid vessel, lovingly crafted with meticulous interior design, has been my cherished home for the past three years. Nestled in the heart of London’s waterways, Nostromo has not only provided me with a secure and cozy abode but also an uninterrupted journey of comfort and convenience.
As a relatively recent addition to the boating world, Nostromo boasts fully functioning systems that have been diligently maintained. Say goodbye to the hassles of limited water for daily showers or the hunt for the nearest laundrette or waste tank disposal service – Nostromo has it all covered. With her flat-bottomed design, she offers stability like no other, ensuring that my friends and family have always felt secure during their visits.
Equipped with 15 leisure batteries, a 2000-liter water tank, a 1000-liter diesel tank, and a 1000-liter waste tank, Nostromo can take you on extended journeys without the need for frequent services or refueling stops. And guess what? She comes complete with all the essentials for a self-sufficient life on the water – from a 12V fridge and washing machine to a 12V TV (perfect for movie nights) and all the necessary boating equipment, including ropes, fenders, a mallet, mooring pins, and even an anchor. The diesel engine not only powers your journey but also provides unlimited electricity and hot water, supplemented by six solar panels for those sunny summer days.
If you’re as excited as I am about Nostromo, I invite you to experience her firsthand during weekend viewings, where a warm pot of tea and ample time for discussion await you. Discover the boat at its coziest during the winter months, as I keep it delightfully warm. Should you desire to see her in action, cruising the canals is a breeze, and I’m more than happy to accommodate that experience. Simply drop me a message via eBay to arrange a viewing date.
Nostromo spans an impressive 52 feet in length and 12.6 feet in width, featuring a cruiser stern deck, generously spacious living areas, a well-appointed kitchen, a comfortable bedroom, and a luxurious bathroom, along with a separate lavatory. Since 2020, she has had interior design and renovations, including new engineered cork flooring, a fresh paint application throughout, a kitchen upgrade, and an open-plan, contemporary main cabin. Thanks to her unique hull and updated interior design, Nostromo stands apart from traditional barge interiors, offering straight walls and a roof that create ample space for your personal furnishings and feels more like a house than a boat.
Having lived aboard Nostromo for three years while continuously cruising in London, I can attest to her perfect living and cruising systems, providing a reliable and enjoyable floating home. Her 52-foot length is ideal for widebeam cruising and mooring within the London area, making her an excellent choice for those considering permanent mooring. Nostromo has had only three previous owners, and further details can be found below. Feel free to get in touch to schedule a viewing. You can also request a video walk-through.
Entrance/exit doors with sliding hatchAmple deck area with access to a large, locked engine bayTwo stern storage lockers, one housing a gas canister and supplyDC power pointEntry to the kitchen/main cabin via steps with built-in shoe storage and a blower fan from the engine bay
New World full-size gas oven, grill, and 4-ring hob12V fridge with a freezer boxLarge ceramic inset butler-style sink with a mixer tapAbundant kitchen cupboards and drawers12V extractor fanConcealed storage for boat switchboard, fuse box, battery monitor, solar system monitor, battery charger controller, and central heating program panelMastervolt sine wave inverterKitchen renovation includes new tiling, bamboo worktops, sink, mixer tap, and oak shelving (completed in 2019)
Spacious dining and living area with a centrally located multi-fuel stove featuring a back boilerRefurbished stove surround and two radiatorsStove’s back boiler connected to radiators in the bedroom and bathroomSkylight and double-glazed, lockable hopper windows12V TV/DVD player (new in 2018)Wool felt blinds with secondary perforated venetian blinds for privacy while maintaining natural light
Walk-through bathroom spanning the width of the boatFeatures a washing machine, vanity unit with storage, radiator, and wall-mounted clothing railLarge shower with 12V extractor fanBespoke stone sinkSeparate toilet with a ceramic toilet and pump-out system
King-size bed with storageTwo solid oak, large chests of drawers, custom built into the boatBuilt-in closetFour porthole windows and a half-height hatch with views to the bowAccess to the water pump and pump-out waste tank
Access to a very large, integral steel water tank (for a liveaboard couple, refilling is only needed every 6-8 weeks)Space for anchor (anchor included with the sale)Unique hull bow design suitable for river and coastal cruising
Specifications & Systems:
Built by RLL Boats, Bristol, with fit-out by the original ownerHull thickness: 10:6:4Length: 15.98 metersBeam: 3.76 metersDraught: 0.6 metersAir Draught: 3.9 metersInternal cabin height: 1.95 meters65hp Barrus Shire Engine – serviced every year, with a new alternator fitted in September 2020PRM 150 gearboxVetus hydraulic steeringMastervolt Sine Wave Inverter – 12/2000Six roof-mounted solar panelsSterling battery chargerTwo automatic bilge pumps, one within the engine bay and one in the main cabinNew anodes fitted to the hull in 2018Extra-wide gunnels for safe navigationBow thruster tube and power fitted for future installation (none currently installed)Spray foam insulation
Heating & Hot Water:
Nostromo offers several heating options, which can be used individually or in combination during cold winters:
Eberspacher central heating & water heater with a programmable timer moduleCalorifier water storage heater (located within the engine bay)Horseflame Artemis 5kw multi-fuel log burner/stove, featuring a back boiler and thermostatic pump (new double wall flue installed in 2019)Immersion water heater (not used during my ownership)
Vetus marine toilet with 12V macerator electric flush – boasting a very large waste tank that requires pump-out only every 8+ weeks for a liveaboard couple12V fridge with an internal freezer box (new in 2018)Cello 12V TV with an inbuilt DVD playerIndesit 240V washing machine plumbed into the boat’s hot water systemsJabsco fresh water pumpJabsco shower drain pump12V ceiling lighting throughout with additional bedside wall lightsEngineered cork flooring throughout, newly installed in the summer of 2020Wall-mounted shelving in the kitchen and living areas
BSS certificate valid until summer 2027Surveyed upon purchase in 2018, confirming the original steel thickness throughout the boat (as built) – I’m willing to share the reportTwo-pack Epoxy treatment applied to the hullAdditional items included with the sale:Circular wall-mounted mirrorThree Ikea USB lampsTwo Habitat steel folding chairsStove-top kettleCoal scuttleCarbon monoxide monitorsSmoke alarmsXL mooring pinsMallet
Don’t miss your chance to own this exceptional liveaboard houseboat – Nostromo. For further inquiries or to schedule a viewing, please contact me. Your dream life on the water awaits!
Current Price: £142000.00
This Luxurious Liveaboard Wide Beam Houseboat – Nostromo (52ft X 12.6ft, Canal Boat) may be available on ebay