12ft x 60ft Widebeam Canal boat for sale.
selling our Widebeam ‘DOBBLER’
We bought it
as a Sailaway in 2016, lined and insulated from Collingwood Boats and fitted
the interior out ourselves. It has given
us 4 years of comfortable affordable living and will be sad to see it go.
paint and cream high grip roof are in good condition. This combination along with the red coach
line and matching sign writing makes for a very smart boat. The hull has been painted with 2 pack epoxy
which has an 8-10-year life so does not need doing for a few years.
deck has a large storage locker, access hatch to the bow thruster. Two large external water tanks in addition to
the main tank.
cover was installed in July 2019 so like new and has red piping that ties into
the colour scheme and breaks up the panels.
This is basically an extra room but all the sides can be removed so in
the summer it can be used as a sun shade.
The back deck has a lovely seating area with cream cushions and ample
storage underneath. The gas locker holds
2x 13Kg Gas bottles with isolation valve, automatic switch over system with a
bubble type leak tester so you can always be sure there are no gas leaks. The engine bay also has large amounts of
the boat into a very spacious open plan kitchen and living room.
has been fitted out in a modern and stylish way with a large breakfast bar and
loads of cupboard space. There is a
Shoreline 12v Fridge, 5 ring gas hob and a Belkin gas cooker and grill.
room has space for a decent sized sofa.
We currently have a 3-seat sofa bed for guests. There is yet more storage and the main
feature of the room, the fire. This is a
Mendip solid fuel burner that heats the boat well even in the coldest months.
is very large compared to other boats.
Again, this room is modern, there is a double sized corner shower with Whale
automatic shower pump. Thetford cassette
toilet with plumbed in flush and a spare cassette. There is a double width cupboard which we use
to store our hoover and tools etc. There
is a single cupboard which is currently used for bedding and towels etc. There is yet more storage under the sink and
a medicine cabinet.
has two built in wardrobes with large draws below and a 6-draw unit to one
side. We currently have a standard
double bed and the frame is an Ottoman frame so the mattress lifts up provided
even more storage. There is room for a
larger bed if desired. Doors open to the front deck.
curtains in the boat are hand made using black out material.
previous boats had Beta Marine engines and we have never had issues with them
so we decided to upgrade the engine to a Beta Marine 75 which is more than
enough to cope with travelling on rivers.
Water lubricated stern gland so no need for greasing. Tiller steering and Vetus Bow Thruster
3 x Leisure
batteries1 x Starter
are charged via the engine (one alternator for the leisure batteries and one
for the starter) 600W Solar
panels keep the batteries topped up all year round (rarely run the engine in
MultiPlus Inverter Charger 12V/3000VA/120A12v
downlights throughout on separate circuits for each room. There is a
240v ring main with sockets in each room.240v
shoreline connection. 12v bedside
lights with USB sockets.
solid fuel burner (8kw output) with back boiler and 2 radiators (bathroom and
bedroom) on an open gravity system so no need for bleeding the radiators or
risk of over pressurisation. The Fire
has a chimney extension which is removal and improves the draw.
A SureCal twin coil Calorifier which
has an immersion heater installed (not connected). provides the hot water for the
boat. Primary heat (first coil) is from the engine the second coil is
connected to the back boiler as a second heat source although this requires a
12V hot water pump to work. The pipework
was installed in case we needed it but we haven’t. All water pipes and fittings are JG Push fit so easily altered if needed.
external water tanks (200L each) in addition to the main tank. The additional tanks are made suitable for
probably lots of things I have forgotten to mention above so if you have any
questions then please feel free to ask. If you want more photos then please ask.
welcome so if you wish to have a look around then please contact me to
The boat is currently near
Leighton Buzzard on the Grand Union Canal but we continuously cruise so please
All the usual rules apply, advertised elsewhere so we reserve the right to remove the ad if sells.
Payment via bank transfer preferred.
Bill of Sale will be provided after payment.
Current Price: £110000.00
This Widebeam 12ft X 60ft Canal Boat boat is located in Tring, HP23 *** and is being sold on eBay by dobbbo_84.