With some sadness I am selling our 70ft narrowboat. We bought this boat as a ‘medium-big’ project in late 2021 with the dream of making it ready to live aboard.
Shortly after purchasing, my wife and I found out that we were expecting a second child. This is great news! Life has since been busy and through family responsibilities and work commitments, I have hardly made time to pursue our dream of living on the waterways.
I don’t see our circumstances changing soon and would sooner see this boat be made into something useful, be that a home or a workplace.
The boat is on hard-standing next to Stockton marina, on the Grand union canal. Floorboards and ballast are removed. No survey.
The engine was working well when the boat was last in the water – we travelled approx 5 miles on the river Soar in late 2021 with no complaints, since then it has been dry-docked.
The dimensions are 71ft x 7ft 1in, though the recorded measurements are less, which means it is a narrow beam on paper. This possibly means a saving on insurance??
Note- due to its width this boat does not fit through the bridge at Foxton.
As it was not possible to go through Foxton we had it transported on a lorry to Stockton, where it made sense to leave on dry land in order to work. According to dimensions of locks and bridges (found online), the boat will fit through all parts of the Grand union canal. This suited our use case as we flit between Leamington and London!
2hp Pelapone engine, made in 1960s in Wakefield
1000L stainless steel water tank
1 x duck hatch in living quarters
Engine room w 2 x hatches
A collection of scaffold boards were in the boat on purchase, happy to include in sale of boat.
Important to mention also that this boat is on a secure plot (at Stockton), which costs £50/per week. Worth knowing when factoring in costs.
With some warning I can be available for a call most of the time. Please message to arrange a viewing. As much notice as possible would be super. Thank you!
Current Price: £4000.00
This Narrowboats Canalboats Project may be available on ebay