Welcome to the sale of my handsome 34ft traditional stern (steel) narrow boat ‘SOLITUDE’ she is a wonderful boat, and is perfectly fitted out and ‘turn key ready’ for either continuous cruising full time on the network and equally at home within a marina or mooring.
Traditional stern narrow boat – 34 foot (V hull)
Built by Total Craft in 1989 (original builders plaque available)
Full steel specification – 6 / 5 / 4
Engine – Thoryncroft 60D
BSC valid until June 2020
Paloma instant hot water
1.5 KW Inverter
Diesel fired stove (Lockgate)
2 Burner hob with grill and oven
1 starter and 4 domestic Batteries
12v and 240v electrics
Porta potty toilet (cassette) (two bottoms)
Gas locker (hose and bits storage at the bow)
Houdini hatch (in the centre of the boat – excellent for air flow in the summer and adds more light into the boat)
Cratch cover – fitted by Kinver Canopies (Aug 2016)
Fitted Summer 2017:
4 new domestic batteries
New alternator and corresponding electrics
300 watts of solar panels and MPPT charger
New water pump and shower pump
New shower mixer and riser
New 12v fridge freezer
Fitted Summer 2018 / Work Carried out Summer 2018:
New Victron 3 ouput 20amp battery charger (bluetooth) (professionally fitted by Hollands Boats)
New Victron galvanic isolator (professionally fitted by Hollands Boats)
Full engine service carried out by Hollands Boats – invoice present (no distance travelled since service)
Hull blacked by Sally Narrow Boats – invoice present (post jet washing there were no pitting, over plating or any adverse or concerning issues relating to the condition of the hull, and that it was positively sound)
**The last out of water survey was in September 2013 (copy available) this does allow for one to get fully comprehensive insurance until 2023**
New sofa by Sofa Sofa – Monaco £399.00 (currently £299.00 in sale) – I will leave this as it compliments the salon area perfectly, and took a lot of research to find a ‘proper sofa’ that would fit in that area.
New single mattress from Dunelm Mill – £150.00
Tile splashbacks added around all work surfaces and sink
I have painted throughout using high quality egg shell paint, the only parts I have not painted are the kitchen units and larder and shower doors and a small cabinet in the bedroom.
There are a few patches of rust that are coming through the paint on the footwell at the stern, I have bought Jenolite rust converter, red oxide primer and metal paint top coat to remedy this, I just have not had time to do so yet, needless to say if I do not get around to it, I will leave the equipment.
At the time of posting this advert there is a full unused 15kg gas bottle and one that is in use.
There is a full tank of diesel >100 litres (I will only be using this to heat the boat when I am on it which is currently one week a month)
There are six new rope fenders (3 are on, I haven’t turned the boat around yet to do the other side)
Solitude is currently on a permanent and highly sought after rural linear mooring on the Somerset Coal Canal (as you can see in one of the images), located off the Kennet and Avon canal (https://www.somersetcoalcanal.com/about-us) the mooring fee is paid up until the end of December, should you wish to remain on the mooring until then you can, you will just have to pay for your electricity.
There is the potential for the the owner to inherit the mooring with the purchase, should they wish for this to happen the sale has to be facilitated through Bath Narrow Boats (at the end of the basin within the canal at an additional %) (approx 3% of the sale agreed price) (this will need to be confirmed at the point of interest)
SOLITUDE is a really lovely cosy boat, ideal for live-aboard, if I have missed anything or you want to clarify anything then please feel free to drop me an email with your full enquiry and contact details.
Although I have advertised Solitude at a sensible price I am open to offers.
Contact me through email, my name is Graham, and email is:firstname.lastname@example.org, OR call me on 07852 593640.
Current Price: £23000.00
This Handsome Narrow Boat – Live-aboard – 34ft – With Optional Mooring boat is located in Bath, BA2 7BN and is being sold on eBay by brightblu0.