Begrudgingly up for sale is my beautiful Alveus. A change in circumstances (getting engaged and starting a family with a busy work life) is forcing the sale as I have moved back onto dry land. I lived in this wonderful boat very comfortably with my partner and little dog for almost 2 years, but we will no longer give her the time she deserves.
Believe it or not, I was a complete novice to the boating world when I bought her, but I have learnt so much whether it comes to tackling locks and swing bridges, to keeping your fuel tank full in the winter or even how to keep your coal burning all night through the winter… to all of which I am more than happy to pass on if a boat novice such a myself is to buy her.
She is a modern yet cosy narrow boat with a little bit of a bohemian twist. A 1986, 50 ft cruiser stern in amazing condition. 6 ft 4” inside (I know this as that is my partners height). Fully equipped and ready to go as either a live aboard, holiday home or even as a holiday rental.
Thousands and thousands of £’s spent on her over the last couple of years on a complete exterior and interior renovation. There is nothing this boat needs (other than her new sign which is being applied in the next few days). I will list all I can remember however, I am sure that there will be something that I will miss out.
Alveus has a 1800 BMC Diesel engine, recently serviced with all the relevant work carried out. Please see full list of works below.
Hull Survey completed July 2017 shows that she has been completely over plated previously leaving the hull in exceptional condition. The surveyor was very impressed by the over plating as he explained that it has been completed with large single sheets of steel rather than patches here and there. The survey is available to view.
Raised and blacked July 2017 – does not need to be reblacked until 2022.
Boat safety certificate until July 2021.
Comes with RCR (River Canal Rescue) cover until July 2019.
Private mooring with fenced private garden and shed storage in Adlington (Chorley) on the Leeds Liverpool canal – possible transfer available. However, if you are interested in a live aboard, we are next door to White Bear Marina where we lived on her for almost two years.
New starter motor (Sept 2018)
New engine water pump (April 2019)
Full service (April 2019)
New automatic bilge pump (April 2019)
New fuel filter (April 2019)
Prop shaft tightened
3 x new large leisure batteries (July 2018)
Split charge relay fitted to charge leisure batteries and inverter (April 2019)
New alternator belt (April 2019)
Diesel/Fuel tank cleaned of diesel bug – marine fuel polish (Dec 2018)
Completely newly repainted exterior. Protected for years to come from the elements of the British weather – Sanded down to bare steel in most parts, 3 coats of red lead and 2 coats of paint (April 2019)
New marine plywood boards for engine bay cover (December 2018)
New matching cratch and pram covers at a cost of £2,600 (Jan 2018)
Magnetic TV aerials
Front and back seating/deck areas, newly astro turfed and equipped with fairy lights for BBQs or watching the sunsets on warm nights.
Interior – Complete interior renovation over the last 2 years
New cooker and hob fitted (July 2017)
New bathroom fitted (July 2017)
Pump out removed and cassette toilet added (July 2017)
New inverter fitted (July 2018)
Newly decorated interior – repainted (April 2019)
New Kitchen fitted (July 2017)
Living room wardrobe storage
Couches can be made into loungers and can convert into a king size bed for an extra 2 berth.
Electric radiator in bathroom
Log burner in bedroom
So much storage on this boat – Drawers under kitchen units, drawers under couches, staircase storage, 2 coat cupboards by hatch door, wardrobes, bathroom cabinets and full wardrobe with shelves under bed.
Bespoke built bedroom furniture – Mattress pushes up and doors open up to unveil a full wardrobe under the bed. Also, bed headboard pulls out for full length wardrobe for those long items of clothing.
Little stairs at the end of the bed for the shorter people out there (like me) or even for your dog (mine used these to get on and off the bed)
Fold down desk in the corner or bedroom.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please, no time wasters, we want Alveus to find a perfect home with people who will love her as much as we do and give her the time and use that she deserves.
Current Price: £41995.00
This Newly Renovated 50 Ft Cruiser Stern Narrow Boat In Exceptional Condition boat is located in Chorley, PR7 4HZ and is being sold on eBay by pixiehollow86.