THE BOAT IS NOW ON THE RIVER SOAR NEAR NOTTINGHAM AND A LONG TERM BERTH IS AVAILABLE IF WANTED.
The engine is worth at least 400 and the boat and trailer must be at least 600 and with the modifications it is much more useful than most of this type of boat.
A really uniquely set up little boat. Ideal for family days out on the river or estuary.
15 ft long with a generous beam and shallow draft, it is very stable even with kids jumping about in it. It does not rise too much at the bow and with a folding spray hood it is perfect for the kids to see where they are going while steering. I added bench seating which converts to a sleeping platform if needed (the front floor board is taken up and fills the gap)and under the front seat is a proper portaloo! Bucket and chuck-it is not appreciated on the inland waters and never a favorite with the ladies! Really useful when you have kids on board, just pull up the spray hood and drape something over to have an enclosed toilet tent. It has a small 12v sealed gel mat battery with USB and lighter type sockets plus a solar panel to recharge it.
Powered by a 2000 Yamaha 5HP 2 stroke outboard which is plenty for this and doesn’t weigh too much and won’t leak engine oil into the carb or in the boot of your car like 4 stroke outboards do. Its about as recent a 2 stroke as you can find in the UK after the EU banned their sale. Comes with a 12L fuel tank that stows under the rear seat and genuine Yamaha hose and bulb. Never let me down, starts second pull even after a period not using it, first pull when warm.
This also includes an all over tent cover on an aluminum frame which allows camping on board or sheltering from the elements. The kids love it. It is possible to motor with the frame and cover up standing at the back to look over it. The frame and cover stows under the cross thwarts seat when not in use. I would say though that if I was keeping it I would replace the current cover with a more simple all over plastic ripstop sheet as the current set up is a bit too complicated to set up for my liking.
For tidal waters it also has removable beaching legs that are adjustable so you can dry out level and not rock from side to side when people move around. Works a treat and well worth having. We had it at Wells Next the Sea over the summer where it took us to lots of places bigger boats couldn’t reach.
It has 4 locking lockers with a lot of storage space that can be secured when you leave the boat. The rear floor is covered with stokboard a recycled plastic wood alternative which won’t rot. The sides of the under seat storage is also stokboard and aluminum angle so there is nothing to worry about if some rain sits in the bottom of the boat.
Trailer and light board included. Nothing fancy but does the job fine, I’ve done a few 100mile trips this year with no problems. Very easy to launch and recover single handed. There are rowlocks but no oars included, there are emergency paddles and a grappling type anchor though.
Seriously if you want something to explore inland waterways or the estuaries with kids this is ideal. Light enough to tow behind a small car, easy to launch, big enough to be safe not too big to be complicated or stressful to manage.
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Current Price: £1000.00
This In Nottingham* Shetland 15ft Fishing Boat, Trailer, Yamaha 5hp 2 Stroke Outboard boat is located in Nottingham, and is being sold on eBay by podpages.