Andante is an all-steel, 70-foot traditional style narrowboat, 6ft 10ins beam and 2ft 6in draft. A great craft with plenty of living space, absolutely ready to move in, perfect for liveaboard, for continuous cruising, or leisure. The boat was solidly built in 1989 by Pinder & Son boat builders and fit-out by Kate Boats Warwick in 1990; it was in fact purposely built for the previous owners, with loads of traditional features. They have enjoyed it for almost 30 years and in all this time Andante has seen pretty much the whole network of British canals. Andante has now loads of new additions and here is the list:The hull:- at the survey done in October 2019, the hull was found to be 5.8 – 6.1; also the base plate was found to be 6.9 – 7.8;- however, new 2 pack epoxy was done in September 2020, no need for blacking for years to come;- 6 new anodes fitted;The engine:- the engine is a keel cooled, BMC 1.8 with a PRM Delta 30 gearbox;- the engine bay, corrosion removed cleaned and painted September 2019- the engine taken out, cleaned and painted September 2019, starts and works great;- New propeller shaft and new stern tube bearing fitted September 2019 as required in the survey;- New FuelGuard system fitted to prevent fuel bug (that is a massive issue);- New engine mounts, new engine covers with soundproofing;- New 170 amp alternator fitted September 2019;- New batteries tray and cover manufactured and fitted September 2019;- 4 new 140 amp AGM leisure batteries fitted with new cables and fuses, September 2019- 1 new starter battery;- New Victron 3kW inverter/charger;- Alde 3020 central heating system with a boiler which works on gas, electric, or a combination of both; – 5 new heat radiators throughout the boat plus a towel radiator in the bathroom; – New, large twin coil immersion heater for hot water (guaranteed 20-minute, uninterrupted shower) fitted with modern, fused digital timer;- New Alde engine heat exchanger for hot water and heating when cruising;Loads that I can’t even remember here…Spare room:- new washing machine;- New carpeting throughout;- space for a double bed, a bunk bed, a sofa bed or office maybe, reading room;Bedroom(s):- 2 fixed double beds with storage underneath; – 2 new (1-year old) mattresses made to order, resistant to marine conditions;- New carpetingBathroom:-full-size shower made with ultra-light plastic panels;- new shower mixer with shower head;- new 90×90 ceramic shower tray;- New shower gulp pump;- New bathroom cabinet, new bowl shape washing basin with a new tap;- New Thetford electric flush, portable cassette toilet; – New large, double mirror bathroom cabinet;- New mosaic tiles on the floor.Kitchen (galley):- open space galley and salon with new luxury vinyl, wood effect flooring – resistant to water, sharp objects such as high heels and scratches;- New kitchen from Wicks with massive worktop and loads of storage space;- New 2 electric burner hob (Gosland Chef);(*** this can be easily replaced with a gas hob if preferred – all gas fittings and connection in place);- New full-size electric oven;- New half-size dishwasher ZanussiNew full-size fridge freezer with water dispenser, in black (Beko); – If wanted, microwave, 4-slice toaster and espresso coffee maker machine;Salon:- brand new lover seat which converts to a single bed (Nabru)- Morso 1310 multifuel stove, totally reconditioned, every spare part new;-12v ceiling lights and 240v sockets with usb.- Large bow, with new crutch cover, fitted September 2020 (Kinver Canopies);- big water tank with a new water pump and a big gas locker with 3 gas bottles (13kg each);- new 37mbar, 2-cylinder gas auto changer (Calor) fitted October 2020;- new V bow rope button fender, black bought September 2020;- new long rope button fender, black bought September 2020;Outside paint is in fantastic condition. The boat has been painted professionally by the previous owner and it doesn’t need polishing;The survey report, all receipts and invoices from builders are all available for the new owner;BSS expires on 15th April 2021, but it is already booked to be renewed at the end of March.We have been given a new life to this boat and in return, she gave (and still does) us great pleasure to live on it. It is with regret to have to let it go, but in life, plans change. Thank you for taking the time in reading this.
Current Price: £67000.00
This 70 Ft Pinder & Son Traditional Stern Narrowboat 1989 boat is located in Stratford-upon-Avon, B95 *** and is being sold on eBay by ancaboileau1992.