Dating from 1997,
this is a good example of the popular 3 berth 23ft Midway 235 narrowboat. Steel construction – 4x4x3mm.
This tiny boat is easy to handle and excellent for a couple who want the
narrowboat experience without paying a premium for a full-sized boat. We’ve
found Snug great for weekends or days out.
The boat has just (June 2019) obtained a new BSS certificate, running through
to June 2023.
There is a sink, LPG hob/oven/grill, chemical toilet, and mains electricity
sockets via hook up. There is a hot water heater that works, but is not
Heating is by a Boatman sold fuel stove, which works well, though it would
benefit from being re-blacked and re-sealed.
The Honda 15HP outboard petrol engine has just been serviced and runs
I had her out of the water to black the bottom on Sept 2017 – see
However, I have not been able to keep up routine maintenance on other areas this
last year. Above the waterline, I have not repainted her for 3 years and
several spots of paint now need retouching – she does not need a full repaint.
During last winter,
a door was left open and rainwater soaked the floor inside and settled in the
bilge: ideally the floor wants taking up and the inner hull repainting with
epoxy bilge paint or similar – the steel looks fine. It’s an awkward and messy
job, but not that complicated for someone with youth and energy on their side.
This is not a ‘project’ boat. What this narrowboat needs is someone with a bit
of time and good health to tidy her up and keep on top of those small, but
The boat is currently
moored next to Shire Cruisers in the centre of Sowerby Bridge, just west of Halifax
– close to M62.
Sowerby Bridge is at the junction of the Rochdale canal and Calder & Hebble
There are 2 ‘open
Sun 23 June: 10.00am-12.00noon
Wed 26 June: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Wharf, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2AG.
Just turn up. The
owner will be there to answer questions. You can view her from the outside at
This is an auction
with no reserve – nothing odd, the owner just needs to move on and is prepared to run the risk of someone getting the boat for a snip.
Current Price: £0.01
This 23ft Midway Narrowboat With Full Bss. Built 1997. boat is located in West Yorks, HX6 2AG and is being sold on eBay by peakedge52.