SCORPION is one of the most spacious boats on the canal network. Easily big enough for a family of four, or more. At 70 ft by 12 ft she has three bedrooms and is bigger than many flats. And she’s fitted out for extensive off-grid cruising with a massive 1.7Kw solar array, big batteries, and deep water tanks. There is no home mooring.We are available for viewing on the upper River Lea in Hertfordshire.Built by Dual Duel in 2004, Scorpion is typical of their high steelwork standards (they built rugged hire boats) and has 10/6/4 construction that has suffered no dinks or dents in 14 years. There is a Oct 2017 hull survey showing no problems and a maximum of 0.2mm metal loss from new. Ownership of this survey can by transferred to the new owner for a small fee to the surveyor. The engine is a Vetus 2.6 Litre, 4 cylinder, 80HP unit which is “Bombproof”, according to the engineers who service it. There is a Vetus bow thruster to make handling a breeze. The stern gear seals were replaced in October 2017. The boat was pressure washed and bottom blacked in December 2017.Central heating and hot water are by diesel powered Eberspacher heating a calorifier and six radiators. The Eberspacher was serviced with new air and water pumps by DW Marine in October 2017. The calorifier is also heated by the engine, and there is an electric immersion heater element if which can be run in tandem with the engine or if you have a shoreline available.Saloon heating is by an 8Kw San Remo multifuel stove which was professionally rebuilt in December 2015. It is easy to control and will stay lit indefinitely if you want it to. It has a double skinned stainless steel chimney.Lighting throughout is by high quality warm LEDs from Bedazzled. Corridor lights switch between ultra-low power red emergency lighting and normal white light. Total power consumption of all the ceiling lights with the boat lit up like a Christmas tree is under 60W.Scorpion has a Boat Safety Scheme certificate until October 2019.From the rear.Rear deck. Pram cover over. Lockers with full cruising inventory. Engine below. Deck light. Shoreline receptacle. Honda EU26i sine wave generator included if wanted.Engine room. Vetus M4.80 with ZF gearbox. 2.6 Litre diesel based on Hyundai/Kia truck engine. 80 horsepower. Twin alternators. Eberspacher Hydronics central heating unit. Batteries: 1 starter. 12 x 2v traction cells as two banks of 6, total 12 volts and 960 Amp hours (installed Dec 2016).Saloon. 4.4m x 3m with laminate floors and walls. 8Kw San Remo stove. Reclining sofa and armchair, which make three extra beds for guests. Dining table. 40″ LED wall mounted TV with Freesat/Freeview receiver (satellite dish/aerial on roof).Electrical cupboard. Invertek 3Kw Combi 120A charger/240v inverter with ATS. Twin Outback MP80 solar MPPT controllers 240v distribution board. 12v distribution board and fuse block. Most engine room and electrical cupboard wiring was replaced April 2017.Kitchen. 2.5m x 3m. New World five ring cooker. Shoreline 12v fridge and Shoreline 12v freezer. Panasonic washing machine. Microwave. Drinking water inline filter.Corridor. 6.3m 0.85m. Radiator. Bedroom 3. 1.8m x 2.3m. Used as office/storage.Bedroom 2. 2m x 2.3m.Single bed and storage. Radiator.Bathroom. 2.3m x 2.3m. Walk in shower. Vetus macerator toilet with holding tank (approx 12 person/weeks). Backup cassette toilet. Radiator. Sink. Plenty of storage.Master bedroom. 3m x 2.6m. King size bed. Two wardrobes with storage underneath. Under bed storage. Radiator. Double doors to front deck.Front deck. Cratch cover over. Plough anchor set; 80Kg total weight but easy to deploy and recover. Water tank below, 1,000 litres gives approx 4 person/weeks. Gas locker with two bottles.Solar array. There are 10 panels in left and right banks. Each bank is nominally rated at 850w (5 x 170W) but in practice you can expect up to 650W from each side, so 1.3Kw max. These panels are optimised for low level efficiency so in winter they perform better than others with a higher rated peak output. Six of the panels are mounted on hinges to allow each side to be angled towards the sun, which can double the output of that bank.Safety. Six dry powder extinguishers throughout boat, plus a foam extinguisher in the kitchen. Fire blanket in Kitchen.Known issues: Externally the paintwork is generally good, but some minor repairs are needed. Come and look. The bow thruster batteries are tired and will need replacing soon. These are standard truck batteries and will cost up to £300. This is reflected in the price. The engine will be due for its annual service in early September. Caveat Emptor. Scorpion is sold as seen and inspected and no guarantee is offered or implied. Viewing is highly recommended and may be done at any time, by prior arrangement.
Current Price: £89000.00
This Luxury Liveaboard 3-bedroom Canal Boat boat is located in Hertford, SG14 1QR and is being sold on eBay by wizardprank.