If you are looking for a well thought out practical layout for a couple, are on the tall side, love lots of light and would prefer a traditional cottage feel then Holly could be the boat for you. Built and professionally fitted out in 1992 by Mike Heywood whose boats are renowned for quality construction and superior handling. She has an extra thick 12mm base plate for added peace of mind. From aft there’s a four poster style double bedroom with a wardrobe and overhead storage, then the toilet room with larger than average deep shower and an electric flush porta potti, next comes the very workable galley with 4 burner gas cooker with full size oven and space for your choice of fridge leading into the spacious forward saloon with quality sofa bed, bookshelves and super efficient Hobbit multifuel stove. Part glazed mahogany doors connect to the light and airy cratch. We travelled thousands of miles and viewed a lot of boats tape measure in hand before settling on Holly. Getting a boat that fits like a glove makes life onboard for long periods a pleasure. We intended to cruise extensively as previous owners had done, but found we thoroughly enjoyed using her as a marina liveaboard over the last seven years. Having two proper cabins with dividing doors gives great versatility for such a short boat. Light oak above rich sapele mahogany throughout imparts a really cosy traditional ambience.Exterior paintwork all in very good condition.Brand new engine starter battery. Stainless steel water tank. Two year old full out of the water survey available for inspection, boat blacked and new Boat Safety Certificate done then too. For sale as one of us has decided that they are getting a little too old for the long drive from Cornwall.Location Grand Union canal Braunston Northants.Not so good points:There’s a small mysterious water leak somewhere under the galley and the new owner will need to replace the leisure batteries.
Current Price: £29950.00
This 6ft 8″ Headroom Mike Heywood 43ft Trad Stern Narrowboat Ideal Liveaboard boat is located in Braunston,Northants, NN11 7JH and is being sold on eBay by wabi-sabi-weaver.