More60ft NARROWBOAT for sale, London U
?60ft Narrowboat for sale, London UK £49,500
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I was not expecting to move on from this boat, but a growing family forces my hand. Priced to sell as I’m already fitting out our new vessel. Buy now and enjoy all of my attention to detail and hard work :DFull professional fit out at with with many solid wood mouldings, doors and features. Full repaint, kitchen refit and table tops, shelving etc updated to modern taste. Some shabby chic vibes, distressed woodwork, art deco designs. Check out the lovely curtain shelves! Keen to take them with me 😉
FULL SURVEY AND HULL BLACKING CARRIED OUT 12-19th DECEMBER 2020 IN UXBRIDGE. YOU CAN TRANSFER THE SURVEY FOR A FEE OF £300 TO YOURSELF OR MANY INSURERS WILL TAKE A PREVIOUS SURVEY ESPECIALLY IF IT IS RECENT. ALL RECOMMENDATIONS CARRIED OUT DURING DOCKING AT COST TO MYSELF. THIS BOAT IS READY TO SAIL AWAY. SURVEY AND DETAILS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FOR THOSE WITH SERIOUS INTEREST.
?NO MOORING IN THE SALE OF THIS VESSEL
After selling my original boat from 6 years on the water, I decided that open plan narrowboats look great in photos, but I bought this second boat for the unbeatable fitted storage solutions whist maintaining a good layout. The effectiveness of the heating system and the unusually thick hull side plate (7-8mm) which should mean this boat is unlikely to ever need re-plating from any corrosion are other reasons I chose this boat. I planned to live here for many years but the only reason to leave now is a growing family.This boat is too gorgeous to refit again for my changing needs. I hope she goes to the right person as is!Original build year 1988, seems to be raising questions for inexperienced boaters despite steel quality being better then than the 2000s. Many insurers ask for a full survey after a boat passes 30 years. This is available as above. One long ownership plus myself and another for 2 years prior. Sitting quietly in Birmingham for many years. Believed to be built by the Stone Boat Building Company, no longer trading. No overplating on the hull and thus no hidden corrosion or bad plating jobs. Side plate spec is unusually thick with all readings coming up around 7mm with the lowest reading being 6.2mm, thicker than a brand new narrowboat as they are mostly built with 6mm steel at the sides/waterline. No internal rusting at all thanks to trad stern engine room. All internal bilges dry too. Some chine extension carried out this month to protect the side and bottom plate where the weld meets the two plates.?Heating system -Danish Refleks 61MS diesel stove – much cleaner and more convenient than any wood/coal burner. You will never be cold on this vessel! Professionally installed with radiators throughout x 3 and hot water calorifier. Just light with a tiny block of fire lighter, turn the tap on and thats it until you turn it off again. I will miss this and am tempted to take it with me 😉 – No electricity or pumps required, plus you get the dry stove flue heat like any other multi fuel stove rather than Webasto diesel heaters that just heat radiators, take battery power, sound like a jet engine and often fail. Look it up!Heat directly from stove flue and eco fan for living room3 x radiators throughout boat inc bedroomRefleks stove heats hot water in winter via a calorifier instead of the Paloma instant gas water heater, so two options there.Engine -Perkins D3 / A3.152 3 cylinder 45hpRecent double oil flush, new filters, new coolant, summer 2020All new hoses 2019-2020No glow plugs required (direct injection) never failed to start first time every time in 2 secondsCruised from Birmingham, to Oxford, Reading, across to Bristol, back to Reading, and London trouble freeSkin tank closed cooling systemFull head height engine room for good tool storage and access to a dry engine for maintenance and servicingBatteries/power -12v system + 240v via inverter or shore power hookup?6 x 2v forklift traction batteries wired in series as one large 560amp ah 12v. Extreme deep cycle, heavy thick lead plates, can be topped up with water. Likely to never need replacing for 10 years with the current set up/power audit. Fully accessible and protected from the elements in the engine room.1 x starter battery. Only needs a second or two to start this engine (direct injection) so will likely never need replacing1000w pure sine wave inverter. Cheaper but much quieter and fault free compared to my rip off broken loud Sterling one!Solar -Textured fibreglass solar panel, 250W semi-flexible solar panel (made in Austria)30amp MPPT regulator for the above240v throughout, RCD box, fuse trip system etc all fitted professionally at time of build.Sterling Pro Reg BW smart regulator for fast boost charging to batteries from engine/alternator – I’ve relied on this charging system on boats since 2011. Very efficient! Charges battery bank several times faster than without this device if using alternator alone.Kitchen -Paloma gas water heater, serviced and running as alwaysElectrolux RM2260 70ltr 3 way fridge, running from gas only for preference. 240 or 12v takes too much power for this style. Electronic ignition. Flue serviced 2019Gas flue to overboardNew free standing Beko lpg oven 2019. Oven x 2, 4 ring full sized hob, grillStainless steel sink and drainer with multi function rinse tapCharcoal water filter
Bathroom -Large deep corner shower with seat/shelfPorta potti with 3 cassettes. Steel pump out tank still fitted but sealed. All vents and skin fittings in place for reinstallation if preferred.Sink, with under cabinetBathroom mirror cabinetWhale gulper shower pump 2019Radiator in corridor oppositeDining area -Single solid rustic oak table with fixed seats opposite, storage under seats and deep drawers beneath. Masses of space for clutter and tools or whatever ;)Radiator at feet under tableOpposite the gangway is the same design but redesigned as an office/studio space, see photos.Bedroom -Double bed with full under storageMemory foam mattressFitted double wardrobeCeiling mirrorsSolid winding roof hatch, secure when open and closedSolid hard wood 2inch thick door to engine roomWindowRadiator opposite bed Living area – L-shaped sofa which can be a double sofa bed if required. Lots of storage underneathfull height cupboardReflex 61MSK Diesel stoveCalorifier in another cupboard behindBook shelves and half moon solid hardwood side tableEasy access to water pump and accumulator under stepsLots of ‘porch space’ behind L-sofa, hanging storage at entrance, shoe boxes etc Build spec -Base plate 8mm.
Prior to the now standard 10mm as steel was becomes lighter in carbon content, this was the norm, with hire boats going for 6mm to save costs and Springer boats as low as 3-4mm all over.
There is no recommendation for any base plate work 32 years into its lifeSides 7 & 8mm – unusually thick and therefore unlikely to ever need plating at the water line. This is where most boats need costly repairs to ensure longevity and fully comprehensive cover – all ultra sonic thickness readings are above the common starting spec for the majority of quality narrowboat builds which is usually 5-6mm. Insurers begin to request welding, plating repairs etc if steel boats get to 4mm and below from pitting and corrosion. 32 years on and this is not going to happen despite the usual pitting that eventually occurs with all mild steel boats.
Uxter Plate 8mm
Counter Plate 7mm
Cabin 5.5mm, very thick for a cabinFront and rear bulk head 8mmRoof 5mmLarge ‘potters cabin’ style bow locker. Currently holding 3x13kg propane, can house 19kg if preferred No internal hull rust, including bow deck which has drained well throughout its years, you can inspect at your leisure! Boat originally painted in red oxide inside and out prior to top coats, can still be seen almost as new in engine bay and at points under blacking on the hull No water ingress or corrosion in engine bay or the swim plates at all due to trad stern and good paint protection Steel secure bow doors and mortice lock with pane glass (great for light and too small to smash for break ins)Steel side hatches in engine room and kitchen with solid wood backing Welded security bars in two appropriate windows that open more fully than others Full cabin and internal repaint 2018-19 and final touches 2020
Last blacking 3 x coats of premium bitumen December 2020 after full condition survey
New anodes x 6 and 5 coats of bitumen on the hull 2018, current survey 2020 shows they all have 90% use left Previous blacking 2016 previous owner Boat safety until 15/05/2023
Water tank 650 litres plus 2 x 100ltr extra water butts just because we have a child now! Also useful for knowing how much you have left prior to refillHot water calorifier 100ltrs
Interior hull inspection at crucial points where water ingress would occur if there were any plumbing leaks (there are none)
-2ft x 2ft access at the front entrance where the water pump and accumulator is situated
– 12″ x 6″ hatch directly below the shower pump
– steel deck in the engine bay lifts to expose entire bilge area
Plumbing -All plumbing is copper, professionally installed with soldered joints for all bends and compression fittings where appropriate. No leaks prior to owning or after. 12v charging sockets in bedroom, engine room, living room USB socket on all 240v sockets throughout boat so will work when inverter is in use. Lighting -All lower powered warm white LED strip lights throughout with switches at each fittingUSB and plug in warm white fairy lights throughout also The photos are true to the boat, but you’ll see a bit more clutter when viewing due to my family living situation unless we have moved off by then. Use the photos to imagine what it would be like without us!
This boat is priced to sell on the basis of the survey carried out on 14th December 2020. All practical recommendations were completed at full cost to the seller plus the dock and survey fee, affectively saving a buyer £2500. Standard practice is for a buyer to cover the cost of a survey, dock fee and possibly negotiate re-blacking and recommended repairs with the asking price. These are all completed at cost to myself due to the complications of the pandemic and the time of year for buyers (especially first time boaters) to find dock and survey options easily. Any further works to be carried out would be by personal choice of the new owner and part of the ongoing maintenance cost of a boat (new or old) and are not therefore part of any price negotiation.
Offers accepted very near to asking price only.
No marine finance or people waiting for house sale chains to complete, sorry. People with funds ready only thanks.
Good luck with your search, it may be the boat you are looking for!
Current Price: £49500.00
This Narrowboat 60ft – Fantastic Example – Diesel Stove boat is located in London, N1 *** and is being sold on eBay by sell5000jamie.