Here we have for sale our 23ft
Springer Waterbug narrow boat.
Please read the full listing!
The boat was purchased in
November 2016, and internally renovated. In 2018 I got a new job which took away the time I
had to use the boat, and it was put up for sale. The boat was sold subject to
survey for £11,000 in July 2018.
Unfortunately when the boat was removed from the water for
survey, it was identified as having a thinned hull which required a full
overplate. At this time the boat was unknowingly damaged by impact which caused
it to sink in the marina.
The boat was refloated the next day, and has been stored on hard standing since.
Whilst the boat was on hard standing at the marina, one of their engineers
took an enthusiastic hammer to the hairline area that had been identified as
having impact damage. The hull now has a hole in it that is about the size of my fist. The hole would be the minimum required works in order to
return the vessel to the water.
The boat is therefore being sold as a project, on a ‘sold as seen’
basis. I can provide no warranty about any part of the vessel. This would make
a perfect project for someone with the time to work on it.
boat is now stored at a different marina to that in which it sunk (in Hillmorton,
near Rugby), and can be inspected/viewed by arrangement.
The cushions that were brand
new had been removed to dry out, they have removable outers which can be washed. They are not shown in the
photo but are included with the sale.
When selling the boat in 2018, the following
details were included in the sales document (again there is no warranty on the condition of any of the items now).
We had the gearbox replaced in (with a new unit as opposed to a
reconditioned one), and the engine has been serviced.
The boat itself is dated c1990, and is technically a 3 birth boat
(the seating area converts in to a double bed, and there is another ‘berth’
which to me looks suitable for a child to sleep on).
Other features of the boat include:
Thorneycroft 33 Two Cylinder Diesel Engine
Toilet (pump out with pump out motor system)
Gas Water Heater (Paloma Boiler)
Gas Radiator Heating
240v sockets (from external source)
3x 12v Battery
The boat will need to be collected by the
buyer from Hillmorton (we used Ray Bowern to move the boat to its current home by road. There is
clear access for a lorry & Hiab to get in an pick it up from where it is
Any arrangements to keep it at
the marina while it is being worked on would need to be arranged with the
marina directly and cannot be guaranteed.
If you have any questions
please just send me a message, or I am happy to have a chat on the phone to
Low starting price to clear.
Grab yourself a bargain.
Cash on collection or PayPal please
Current Price: £255.00
This 23ft Springer Waterbug Narrow Boat Project Please Read Full Listing Narrowboat boat is located in Hillmorton, CV21 4PW and is being sold on eBay by smileandbenicetopeople.