Kitty is up for sale35 FT Steel Narrowboat Cruiser SternKitty is for sale, she was out of the water November 2019 until February 2020 at Bradford and Avon boatyard on the Kennet and Avon canal. Whilst she was out she had a full hull survey, and had new forward, stern and centre anodes fitted and her bottom blacked. She also had a new steel deck fabricated at the stern, and a new gas locker. She was lived on during the summer on the K & A canal and is currently on a mooring in rural Wiltshire.I have owned her for approximately 6 years, in that time I have completely stripped her out, had the engine out, painted the engine bay and fixed a myriad of issues commensurate with owning a 35 year old narrowboat.She was built by Liverpool boats in 1985 I believe, she has a 3 cylinder Mitsubishi K3D engine and a Hurth gearbox.3 years ago I began reinstating the interior, and got her to where she is now, that was 2 years ago and I have not had time to get her finished since then. The kitchen is in with the gas cooker connected and fully working, sink and all the plumbing also. I have installed a dual circuit horizontal hot water cylinder under the back deck alongside a cast iron radiator in the engine bay to help with battery protection during the cold winter months. There is a shower enclosure just to the left of the door as you come into the cabin, the tray for this is in, with a gulper plumbed and wired for the waste, the hot and cold water feeds are also already in the shower enclosure just needing to be brought to the thermostatic shower valve and connected, the shower enclosure is yet to be tiled. All of the kitchen and storage I was planning is in with just the door fronts to be made and fitted. I got as far as the cutlery drawer front before I ran out of time. I have a whole load of bits including the shower, brass door and drawer knobs, electrical components and other bits that i’ll pass on to whoever is going to finish her.She does need work, I always planned to paint her grey and have had all the previous paintwork removed and subsequently repainted with a primer followed by undercoat, one side has had a topcoat on, so she really could use decent paint job. I have always loved the louvre windows on this boat as they let in so much light and air in the summer, however they also let in water in the winter and I feel really now need replacing. The ceiling inside the boat is currently 9mm painted ply which I had always planned to overplank with either some reclaimed pine t&g or use some English oak as I’ve done on the walls if i could get hold of it. There is a small leak on the light vent in the roof again it needs attention. If the boat were being lived on the heat from the burner would dry the water before you knew it was in but she is currently unoccupied and therefore the fire is not getting lit. The boat has been wired for 12v electrics with lighting and usb charging points throughout the boat, it’s was always my intention to fit a solar system to the boat, I have some of the components for this which again I will pass on to the new owner. Here is a link to some footage of the work done on Kitty a couple of years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u-i2A5xgG8&feature=youtu.be I have a large project beginning in the new year which is going to fully occupy me for another full year and she really needs someone new to come along and show her some love and get her finished. She will make a lovely boat when completed, all the hard work is done, and she does provide an opportunity for somebody to put their own stamp on her and get her where she needs to be.She can viewed by prior arrangement and is located in SN9.If you would like to come and take a look at her or have any questions about her, please give me a ring 07554925534
Current Price: £25000.00
This 35 Ft Steel Narrowboat Live-aboard boat is located in Marlborough, SN8 *** and is being sold on eBay by pratchet-6.