“Boromir is a soundly built river cruiser built by the Michael Bennet boatyard of Chertsey U.K. in the 80’s. 11m (36ft) in length and a beam of 2.1m. She remains to be of serviceable condition with all steelwork and playing having resisted the effects of corrosion in a satisfactory manner. Some minor wear is evident, but the underwater areas were assessed as remaining in good condition, and the vessel retains an acceptable appearance and finish. All mechanical equipment is in serviceable condition and suitable for use on the canals and river network”
This is an excerpt from the last survey Boromir had in 2016. I didn’t have one done when I bought it because since this survey she has been permanently moored with no travel displacement or engine time used. It’s also on a tidal estuary so you can see the hull very clearly when the tide is out with you’re own jetty to board her from.
I bought Boromir as a temporary home whilst a house sale completed which is now done and the reason for the boat sale. I’ve fallen in love with both the boat, the boatyard (albeit a typical scruffy working boatyard), the river and the surrounding area. Flanked by the South Downs, great villages and towns with equally great pubs and bars and very very cycle friendly. Not just the tow paths but the roads have cycle paths too. It’s snug, cosy and probably too small for a couple (unless it’s a weekend getaway) but it’s perfect if you’re single with cat 🙂 It fits a handful of people in perfectly for some drinks and the canopy on the top deck comes down and creates a gorgeous outdoor eating area or workshop. The canopy is a simple ‘pram’ hood style. Excellent travel links to Brighton (6 miles away) Lewes, Gatwick and London.
It’s hull will be due some care and attention in 2021 ish – approx £3500 seems to be the average and I will deduct this off the sale price or offer cash back on the listed price (to help secure the full loan if needed). So in theory, you’re not paying for the works, I am. She’ll keep her value as it’s a very sound boat and an equally sound engine which purrs. I have video proof :-).
The hull was blackened and the anodes done in 2017. And she’s clean and tidy and ready to move into. I’m leaving almost everything you see in the picture and I have a list I can send to clarify this. She currently has a excellent working order wood burner, full sized gas oven, full size fridge with freezer, double bed, and electric mains hook up, gas system for the oven and hot water f(or the sink and the shower room). Portable toilet is included however alternative options are available such as a chemical loo (not included)
Mooring Fees are are £250 plus vat per month. Mains water is free and included in your mooring fee.
Insurance £80 per year.
Post service at the marine office included in your mooring fee.
Electricity £20 per month in the summer, double that in the winter.
Full boatyard services exist on-site
I’m happy to answer any questions and even happier to show you around. Message me for a full copy of the last survey as it is a very interesting read. If it’s your first narrowboat check out Google forums and chats and just come and see her, and ask anything you wish. It was love at first sight for me, and will be for someone else too.
I always believe the right boat and the right owner find each other. I have the last survey and another 50 photos so message me with your email address.
Current Price: £25000.00
This 36ft Narrowboat With Residential Mooring River Ouse Denton Island, East Sussex boat is located in Newhaven, BN9 9BA and is being sold on eBay by debiarnold.