The first 4 photos were taken 4 years ago when we got the boat. 2 years ago we had to leave the boat at the marina while doing house renovations. It was moved by the marina because of flooding, and was left on a hill. The angle it was left at made it very damp inside, and because our renovations kept us busy we didn’t realize for some time. This has caused cosmetic damage. It has been dried out and is quite usable but it could do with decorating and a little fetteling here and there. I had planned to do this in summer but something has come up for sale and it would be helpful to move my boat on now. The front cover is off and in the garage, dry. It could do with a scrub before being put back on. All soft furnishings were not left on the boat so they have no damage.You are looking at a 2 berth inland waterways boat that is much roomier than the same length traditional boat. It comprises of a rear deck, where the boat is sailed from with the traditional tiller and has a rail round the rear of the boat (that you can perch on). You go down the stairs into the boat (I am 6 foot and don’t have to stoop, so good roof height). There is a galley (kitchen to us land lovers) running along your left and the (chemical) toilet/shower to your right. This leads to a bit of wasted space that needs to be utilized better. At the front of the cabin on both sides are bench style seating that converts into a double bed. Between these two bench seats are double glass doors that open up onto the front deck, where there is seating both sides.This is a very cleverly designed narrow boat. Why?1. It is light so can be towed by a car with the engine in place (I have never removed it, even for servicing!) So this means when you are not using your boat you are not paying for mooring fees.2. When it goes in the water it actually takes water into the hull to give it stability. When you take it out it automatically drains.3. even although it is steered in the traditional manner of a narrow boat it is fitted with (marina tells me it is one of the best) an outboard. So if you ever have any problems you can un-clip it and take it to get fixed, even if it is in the water, as there are inspection hatches.4. As it is launchable and has a modern spirit cooker (no gas on board) it does not need a boat safety certificate. Another saving. Trailer: Galvanized. 2 years ago new suspension units and hubs were fitted. I have the old ones that the new owner can have as I fancied making the trailer double axle although the marina told me this is not necessary. Trailer fitted with a winch.This type of boat doesn’t come up very often. So if you are after this sort of boat and are willing to do a little cleaning, decorating and DIY you could grab yourself a bargain. If it doesn’t sell, I will do it this summer and ask a lot more money for it.We have thoroughly enjoyed owning this boat but it is now time for other things. This is for collection from Catterick, North Yorkshire. I might be able to assist with delivery but must be discussed prior to bidding.
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Current Price: £3500.00
This 19.5ft Fiberglass Narrowboat, Holiday Boat, On A Trailer, Minimal Fees boat is located in Catterick, DL93NB and is being sold on eBay by rickfairb.