Independently valued at £40k by professional boat fitters (proof can be provided) – this is the price we want for the boat, this is a fair and reasonable price – no offers please. By spending a further £5k on finishing her off, she will easily be worth an extra £10 to £20k of its current value. If it doesn’t sell at the advertised price, we will simply continue to complete the refurbishment and sell the completed boat for the higher price later this year.
Currently near Droitwich, Worcestershire.
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This boat was built by the renowned JL Pinder and Sons in Worcestershire for Black Prince Holidays in January of 2003. Black Prince completed the fitout in early 2003. She was originally named ‘Symphony’ and she is a 67ft cruiser stern narrowboat with a nominal beam of 6’10”. She was fitted with the very reliable ‘bulletproof’ Isuzu IM4LC38 engine, coupled with the Hurth ZF gearbox. We have all the original documentation, specifications and certificates of conformity for the hull and engine.
She was a hire boat at Black Prince until November 2005, when she was sold to its first private owner. Shortly after purchase, she underwent a complete refit by the first owners (we have all receipts) to suit a more leisure oriented layout. She was renamed by the first owners, to her current name of ‘Autumn Adventure’. The boat was then sold in around 2018 (we think) to the owners before us. She had an easy life with the previous owners and was not used much, but sadly she sat in a marina for a long while before we purchased her in July 2021.
Before we purchased her, we paid for her to be hauled out of the water at the end of June 2021 and paid for a full professional independent survey, including ultrasonic thickness testing – this report can be made available to you if you are seriously interested. The report was gleaming and the hull was and still is in great condition. Report summary: “Counter light surface corrosion only, swim light surface corrosion only, sides rusting and scaling is apparent along the waterline. There is some localised pitting apparent at a depth of around 1.4mm, base wide spread pitting of up to 2.0mm depth. Painting is likely to have helped arrest the development of pitting. Transom Light surface corrosion only. Tested Ultrasonic Results (mm): Cabin side nominal 4.0, hull Sides 6.0 – 6.3, counter plate 10.0 – 10.1, base plates 9.5 – 10.1, transom 6.1 – 6.4, swim 6.3”.
Description of layout: on entering from the large cruiser stern, you enter a spacious office, with custom built L shaped desk. There is an indirect hot water cylinder on the right and electrical equipment on the left, along with the engine controls. The office can be quickly and easily converted into a further 2 berths in the future. There is new modern LED lighting throughout and remote controlled LED strip lighting under the gunwale internally. The bathroom contains a pump out toilet and full size shower, the bathroom requires a new basin and tilling to complete. The bedroom is next with a full 4ft fixed double bed and waste tank below. There is a full height wardrobe adjacent to the bedroom. Next is the utility space, with fitted washing machine and 12v fridge complete with solid oak worktop. The next space in the boat is the open plan galley/living space, which is huge. The galley is brand new, with solid oak worktops, luxury pull out sink tap, soft close drawers, huge deep drawers with loads of storage. The oven is new. The boat has brand new engineered real oak floors throughout. The living room features a new custom bookcase and luxury sofa, which pulls out into a comfortable double bed. At the front of the living space is a brand new Morso Squirrel 1430 efficient multi fuel stove on a real slate hearth.
Following purchase July 2020, we carried out an enormous amount of work to her (work done are described below). We have lovingly and extensively refurbished her over the past months. We have always purchased the highest in quality equipment and fittings. She has some remaining cosmetic only work internally and externally (mentioned below). All electrical, plumbing, hull, engine, welding and below water work has been completed to the highest standards.
She comes complete, with a bill of sale (proving we own the boat), BSS to 06/03/2022, all cruising equipment you would need, many spares and bits and bobs.
This is an awesome boat, its comfortable and finished to a high standard. It needs a bit more work to finish her off. Genuine reason for sale.
Back to metal wire wheel on all areas of the hull below water – including base plate. Cost over £2k.
Reweld on the base plate joints by professionals. Cost £200.
Professional to weld all pits and grind back to a smooth surface on water line. Cost £300.
Black bitumen applied to all areas below gunwales.
Gunwales wire wheeled back to metal, filled, primed and painted.
Front doors removed and metal plate welded below door panel – by professionals. Cost £400.
Gas locker wire wheeled back to metal and painted with damboline.
Side locker wire wheeled back to metal and painted with damboline.
Whole bow area wire wheeled back to metal, primed and painted.
Engine removed and professional complete top end rebuild. Cost £1,500.
Engine bay wire wheeled back to metal, primed and repainted.
New Eberspacher. Cost £1,000.
New 600Ah leisure batteries. Cost £600.
New Victron Multiplus. Cost £1,500.
New 240V and 12V wiring internally.
New modern LED lighting throughout.
New remote controlled LED lighting under gunwales.
Complete relining of all inside the boat – removed all existing wall and ceiling surfaces and resurfaced all. Repainted.
New high end engineered oak flooring throughout. Cost £1,000.
New Shoreline 12V fridge
New kitchen and solid oak worktops. Cost £1,500.
New luxury sofa with double bed. Cost £600.
New Morso Squirrel 1430, flue, collar, slate hearth. Cost £1,500.
New radiators throughout the boat and complete refurb of the heating system.
Complete refurb of the hot and cold water systems.
6no new anodes 2020
Work still remaining:
Tiling to bathroom (tiles already purchased and on board).
New wash hand basin to bathroom. Old one removed for new flooring.
New shower valve, riser and head. Current one working fine but could do with a replacement.
New bathroom ceiling/painting.
Cupboard to conceal the hot water tank. Not essential – cosmetic.
Few bits of painting internally.
Plinths for kitchen units. Cosmetic only.
Painting the cabin externally – biggest job, but can be done by any reasonable competent person in a few weeks in good weather.
Replace all vents (already purchased and on board – just need fitting once the painting is done).
Index = 508108
Vessel name = Autumn Adventure
Hull ID = GB-BPH-B45-C2003
Commissioned = 26/02/2003
Length = 67ft / 20.3m
Beam = 2.13m
Draft = 0.56m
Min height clearance = 1.83m
Weight = 15.2 Tonnes
Designed max load = 1900kg
Designed max persons = 12 = 900kg
Engine = Isuzu AF/JJ 35HP 4lc1 pw – 01 149635
Gearbox = Hurth HSW125H No. 53304L
Propeller/shaft = 16” x 12” RH 1.5”
Stern tube packing = Walkero type 6mm
Propeller shaft coup = Aqua Drive
Fuel tank capacity = 225 litres
Water tank capacity = 600 litres
Foul water holding tank = 500 litres
LPG locker =2x 13kg
LPG regulator = 966 P.Type
Water pump = 12V Partmax
Shower drain pump = Par diaphragm pump
Water closet = 12V Sanicompact Macerator
Central heating = D4 Hydronic water heater – Eberspacher
Starter battery = 100Amp
Leisure batteries = 600 Ah
Alternator = 100Amp 12V
Baseplate = 10mm
Hull steel = 6mm
Superstructure steel = 4mm
Fridge = 12V Shoreline
Gas oven = 500DIT
Current Price: £40000.00
This Beautiful 67ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat boat is located in Droitwich, wr9*** and is being sold on eBay by cairanvanrooyen.