Relisted due to not being able to make contact with the buyer anymore. Deposit required within 24hours of auction ending.For Sale is my 28ft Springer canal / Narrow BoatI bought this boat as a project back in March 2020 with a failed engine (cambelt had snapped). The Engine was replaced with a replacement which was fully serviced and had a new cambelt kit / Water pump before fitting.The Engine has been fitted with a Peugeot 1900 XUD out of a Peugeot 309. The engine starts runs and does its job as it should.After the engine was fitted we moved the boat from Loughborough to Leicester City Centre then we went in to National Lockdown so the boat was moored on the visitor side and was left through lockdown and the Leicester Lockdown.Once Lockdown was lifted we have since moved the boat through Leicester and the boat is now at a small Village called Swinford near Stanford hall. As we are now back in Lockdown we have decided to sell the boat to free up some money as neither of us are working and we have lost interest as we have still not manged to get it to the Ashby canal in the past 9 months.BOAT Details Meet Sandpiper 28ft Springer Canal Boat / Narrowboat fitted with a 1900 Peugeot XUD Engine (full service, Cambelt kit).Boat Safety Certificate until 07/07/2023Current Craft Licence 30/06/2021 (This will be Removed when the boat sells / changes ownership)As you can see from the pictures the boat is a centre cockpit which is covered with a pram cover (which needs Replacement). The Engine is also mounted in the centre of the boat.At the front of the boat is the Lounge Area which seats 4 people easily this also will turn in to a double bed. This is also fitted with a L Shape cooking area benefits from a Gas Hob/ Oven and a sink. which is run from Gas bottles.In the other half of the boat as you enter on the left is wash sink and portable Toilet and the Gas Boiler for Hot water. On the Right there is a shower fitted. after this there was a double mattress fitted ( This has now been removed ) Ready to install 2 single mattress which have never been bought or fitted.In the Centre of the boat is where you start the boat and control the boat. The Pram cover is easily removed and the windscreen folds flat.Boat is fitted with a Brand new Battery which starts the engine and runs the 12v Nav lights / interior lights.Fitted with a solar panel which keeps the battery topped up. BAD POINTSAfter engine install there are a few issues that have come to light the water pump that supply fresh water to the water system no longer works. Think it has not been reconnected. Was working fine with no issues before hand.Gearbox oil cooler sucks canal water to keep gearbox oil cool but cannot get it to work was going to fit an electric pump. Boat is still useable.Both entrance doors are sticking as the wood has swollen up.Rear side window smashed and has been bored over as a tree branch in the storm in January 2020 fell and smashed the window. Any questions Please Ask viewing is welcome feel free to contact me to arrange. Social Distance rules Apply.Boat is Located near Swinford.Thanks John
On 20-Jan-21 at 06:02:05 GMT, seller added the following information:
Just an update to answer a few questions.
Has the boat had a survey done? When I bought the boat I did not have a survey done but I am aware that a survey was carried out 5 years ago and the hull was fine (I have no proof of this.)When was the boat last blacked? To be honest I have no idea. Is the boat all steel? Yes the boat is all steel.Hope this helps if you would like to ask anymore questions please feel free. Thanks John
On 21-Jan-21 at 18:01:59 GMT, seller added the following information:
Hi all Would like to add there is no heating in the boat i was going to buy a diesel night heater and plumb it in to the engine bay so it can feed both areas.
Also i have been informed that the boat license cannot be transferred to the new owner so the boat will need relicensing after the sale.Thanks John
Current Price: £6500.00
This 28ft Springer Narrowboat boat is located in hinckley, Leicestershire, le10 *** and is being sold on eBay by vwwykes.