32ft Narrowboat 1970 “Battle Cat”
Originally built in 1970 rare superstructure shape with curved edges on top and flat bottom.
Fully comprehensive insurance recent Hull survey, Boat saftey certificate until 2021
Battle Cat has been completely refurbished one year ago inside and out.
The hull has been over plated on the sides with 4mm steel and base with 5mm steel.
Paint system consists of Juton marine paint (Industrial grade paint)
Primer- Justomatic 87 two pack primer 3 coats
Top coat Juton Conseal Aluminium. 3 coats
SML Marine Blacking 4 coats with a Juton Vinegaurd tie coat 2 coats.
All new windows made by Channel Glaze
Full size cooker with oven, grill and 4 hobs, 12v fridge, ceramic butler sink, Walnut worktops, plenty of storage for food and kitchen ware.
Bed size is a standard double with plenty of storage to the side and underneath. Built in wardrobe with lights in the bow of the boat.
Seating area with L shape sofa with storage underneath
Laptop safe bolted to floor to lock away valuables.
Burner is 4.5kw mulifuel stove with log storage underneath, keeps the boat nice and toasty in the winter. Fitted with a twin wall flue which helps with a cleaner burn and doesn’t get as hot on the outside.
Bathroom/wetroom tiled with stone mosaic. Fitted with a pump out toilet with a 215l waste tank this lasts 2-3 weeks with 2 people living on board full time. Shower fitted with a push button to operate this helps massively with saving water. Shower head is water saving with different spray settings. Drainage is through a wet room drain pumped out by a shower waste pump.
Sink is ceramic bowl with tap for hot and cold water.
All new electrics, two leisure batteries 450 amp hours charged by 250w Solar panel and alternator. 800W Pure sine wave Inverter powers 3 240v sockets.
USB sockets x6 12v socket x1
LED down lights fitted into ceiling x13 on different circuits for different areas of the boat. Navigation lights (battery powered) Main headlight for tunnels and night cruising.
All new plumbing with Push fit system. Inline water filter to cold tape in Kitchen/Galley. New Pump is Whale fresh water pump. Instant hot water from Morco D-61B water heater.
Gas- gas locker holds 2 13kg propane bottles with auto change over valve. 2 bottles lasts around 6 months with 2 people living on board.
Water Tank fully repainted 4 coats with drinking water grade water tank paint. Tank last 2-3 weeks with two people living onboard full time.
Insulation Under floors is a thermal foil bubble insulation. Walls and roof is entirely sprayfoamed 50mm-35mm in thickness.
Ballast consists of around 750kg of engineering bricks.
Engine is 1.5 BMC great working order.
Fully serviced last year, has a brand new alternator, fuel injection pump and lift pump. Completely rewired including new battery, gauges and ignition switch. Alternator charges both starter and leisure banks by split charging unit.
Propeller is brand new with rope cutter.
In one year with two humans and a cat this is breakdown of the running costs
Broadband 60gb (pm) £360
Deisel around £120
Fuel for burner around £300
Total £1500 approx a year
We have had an amazing experience cruising around London and Essex the last year but now circumstance have changed its time to move back onto dry land.
We bought this boat as a project because I love building things and we both wanted to have an adventure and take a step back from working all the time. It has given us the opportunity to stop and think about life in general mainly due because it has taken way the financial stress of living costs.
Living on a boat is wonderful lifestyle that gives the ability to live in the wilderness or the city. Its very much an outdoor lifestyle which we have loved especially living with all the wildlife that comes with the canals. Having to keep moving every 2 weeks has kept this adventure exciting and fresh meeting all kinds of lovely people along the way. This boat is ready to move straight onto and with 3/4 days of a lovely cruise could be in central London if you wished.
Currently moored in East Herts/West Essex.
Any questions please call 07948736479
Current Price: £32000.00
This 32ft Narrowboat boat is located in Harlow, CM20 2EL and is being sold on eBay by kin6479_xxc8xn5.