Have you ever
thought of living on water? Being close to nature, feeding ducks in the
morning, navigating through canals, built almost 200 years ago and now being
part of herritage, during the day and sleeping with nature at night?
Holly Lou is a house
on water, a 37 feet narrowboat – a cozy floating home for either you or couple of persons.
The boat is built in 1975 and renovated numerous times
since then. Boats, like bottle of wine, with age has potential to get better. Holly Lou has a steel bottom and a wooden top plated with tin and colored with green undercoat and topcoat.
Holly Lou has a traditional stern and an engine room in the back.
As you enter through
the stern inside the boat, you pass through a sleeping area that can be made into two single berths or one double berth. The space
is left without furniture, so that you could fit your taste upon moving in. At the
moment there is a double mattress to sleep in.
Boat has a comfortable standing height of 6.1 feet from bottom to ceilings, thus most persons could stand without problems, including myself. That is big advantage for tall persons.
As you move forward,
there is a bathroom on the left, which has a convenient portable Thetford
toilette, easy to use and empty out, and a lovely romantic bathtub. Water is
heated with a calorfier, which recovers a waste heat and transfers it into
domestic water systems. Waste heat comes from the heated coolant in the engine
cooling system. The calorifier is plumbed into the engine coolant
re-circulation system and uses a series of coils inside the tank to heat a body
of water contained in the main shell of the tank.
The galley is
located in the mid-cabin, including a Vanette cooker and gas hob as well as a
spacious work surface and a sink unit. It has a 12v fridge, though it is used
as a food storage space and is not functioning as fridge.
Moving to the front
of the boat, you will find the saloon which holds a cosy living area with a
Clarke log burner on the left and a sitting bed and a storage space on the
At the front you will have a gas tray, storage place and sitting area
with a comfortable cover above.
technical part, Holly Lou has 3 Leisure and 1 Started batteries. It has an
automatic switch from Starter to Leisure Batteries. There is no charging palce
on the boat, but you can easily connect an inverter to have electrics on the
Boat is blacked and
visually inspected as sound 3 years ago, although has no official hull survey.
You are welcome to receive an official inspection of the hull on your own
She is licensed with
Canal & River Trust, expiring October 2018
Boat has BSSC
Examination (Boat Safety Certificate) report (BSSER-319171/16), expiring
She is insured with
A Craftinsure Limited, valid up to October 2018
Holly Lou has
obviously been cared for greatly by its previous owner and now awaits someone
to cherish and enjoy the memories that can be made on the water ways!
She has taken
approximately 150 miles over the last year in different parts of England and
has proved to work excellently.
Boat is moored in
London, in West London, thus it is convenient to view and immediately move in. This offer does not
come with the mooring proposal, you can cruise as continuous mooring or have to
arrange a private mooring.
Viewing is highly
recommended! You can move in the boat immediately.
NO TIME WASTERS –
please study carefully the photos, what is written and only if you are very
sure contact me and arrange the meeting.
inquiries, and arrangements for viewing by phone 07557641176 or general
inquiries by email.
and Tin plated
Whilst every care
has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these details is not
guaranteed. They are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a term of
any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars
and where appropriate to employ a qualified marine surveyor to inspect the
Current Price: £21800.00
This 1975 Holly Lou Narrowboat 37ft boat is located in London, W9 2PF and is being sold on eBay by praskristikitaip.