Dingiswayo is for sale after nearly 5 years of ownership. I’ve taken the hard decision to move on to dry land because my children, who live half the time with me, are quite big teenagers now and need a different environment that works better for them.Overview:Built in the mid 70s – exact year not clear – by Hancock & Lane43 foot cruiser stern narrow boatSurvey last done in 2015, and works needed were doneHull blacked and new anodes fitted in September 2020Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) certificate just renewed and expires in March 2025Everything is in working order – there is nothing that needs doing or fixing, though still scope for someone to change/improve if they wishReceipts for work I’ve had done, and a lot from previous owners, are available Layout – back to front:Cruiser stern with back boards over engine bay/bilgeEngine is a reliable Beta Marine which was last serviced about 3 years ago – it starts and runs very nicelyGas locker with room for 2 bottles, plus I have a spare kept on the mooringSteps down to…Entrance and kitchen area with sink and drainer, efficient 12v fridge/freezer, 4 burner hob, oven/grill, and a fair bit of useful storage – fridge/freezer and oven/grill are about 4 years old and work really wellAlso, Paloma water heater for hot water to kitchen sink, toilet sink, and showerInto…Main living area with multi-fuel stove and storage cupboards, can be used as a seating area with table or as a double-sleeping area – I use it for bothThe stove keeps the boat plenty warm enough even on the coldest nightsPower and 12v socketsCorridor with…Toilet/shower room with hot and cold water shower, proper toilet (pump out), sink, storage shelves, and normal bathroom fittingsOn the outside of the boat is the outlet for the pump out toilet. I have a hand-pump which is really efficient and easy to use (and not as bad as it sounds – much cheaper than a £15-20 pump out)On to the front…Bedroom with single bed, storage underneath and rail above, storage shelves and book shelves, and power socketThe switcher is here for changing from 240v on-shore power to 240v inverter/12v power if not plugged in on-shore. There is a large solar panel on top of a storage box on the top of the boat that provides the batteries with a good charge when not plugged in on-shoreSplit double-doors through to…Seating area under cratch cover, with table, that can sit 6 adults quite comfortablyTable is removable or, with an additional section and extra cushions (which are stored on the boat), can be turned into a sleeping areaCratch cover can be rolled up on both sides (or removed completely), which is great for the summerThe water tank is under this area, and is accessed for filling up at the front of the inside, and holds enough water to last for a few weeksThe mooring:The mooring is not guaranteed with the boat – it is a private club mooring, and the new owner would have to be made a member of the club to remain there (it is a simple process)The club is in Alperton, and well served by shops, a big supermarket, and public transport linksThe mooring is not formally residential, though you are allowed to stay on the boat regularly during the week and on weekends, and boats can be moved anyway to spend time in other placesThe mooring is cheap for London (I pay less than £250 a month), and cheaper than CRT moorings without any of the facilities available at the clubFacilities are: gated access, car parking by the boat, water, sluice, toilets, electricity, and you effectively get your own bit of ‘garden’ next to the boatI’ve tried to include everything I can think of here, though please contact me via ebay for more information about the boat and/or mooring, or to arrange for a view.
Current Price: £38000.00
This 43ft Canal Narrow Boat Hancock & Lane (on West London Mooring – See Description) boat is located in Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 *** and is being sold on eBay by dingiswayo-boat.