Please read the following points first as the answer some of the most
frequently asked questions – I received hundreds of questions the last
time round (when the boat did not sell because of a timewasting buyer)
so please do go through them and reach out only if your question is not
answered – and apologies if there’s a delay in my response: I am trying
to manage this sale on top of a demanding full-time job. Thanks so much!
Little Kiwi is a lovely 30 ft narrow boat that I purchased in
February 2019. The previous owner was a long-term resident who lived on
board, in Nottingham, where LK still resides (at Nottingham Castle
Marina), and she took great care of it.I have used the boat very little,
due to Covid and heavy travelling before that. The only reason I am
selling is because I am moving countries. I have kept the boat in great
shape, replacing the fridge, mattress and shelves with high quality
material and I will be very sad to let her go.
No, there are no additional photos of the inside of the boat at
this point; however I will be in Nottingham over the weekend of October 2/3 and
we can arrange for an in-person viewing, but I will need to know you are
serious about purchasing Little Kiwi.
Yes, there is a survey available – ebay won’t allow me to upload the pdf but check the gumtree listing under the exact same title – it’s there!Little Kiwi’s front cover was professionally restitched, cleaned
and reproofed early in 2020 – it’s really ready to see its new owner
through many winters!
When was the hull last blacked? I believe it was in the summer of
2018, a few months before I bought her. The previous owner was the
general manager of the marina, so they knew what they were doing! They
did extra layers, so they had claimed she can stay in the water for at
least 5-6 years, instead of the standard (which I believe is 2-3?)
What engine does it have and is it running etc? It’s a 3 cylinder
Lister, which I believe is rare (and great!) for a canal boat. The
engine is running fine. There is only a small amount of smoke coming in
the cabin when it runs, but I have been told this is only a matter of realigning the exhaust pipe. Obviously any potential
buyers are most welcome to test it out and take her for a ride, as long
as you know what you are doing!
Has it had a hull survey recently? Yes, the boat was surveyed in
January 2018 with excellent results. I have a copy of the survey report
and it’s attached to the gumtree ad (see above).
Does it have current boat safety certificate? Yes! Certificate Number – BSSER-342474/18 Certificate Expiry Date – 12/01/2022
Does it have gas on board? Yes and it works fine. However the gas
boiler needs to be maintained, it works on and off (see below).
Are electrics 12, 240v or both? Both.
Does it have hot water and shower? There is a hot water boiler and
usually works fine, but sometimes there’s trouble with the ignition. I
have tried to fix it but being located abroad doesn’t make this easy. It
should be an easy fix.Now that you’ve read all of the above – here’s a video tour of Little Kiwi, recorded in Nottingham a few days ago! (early September 2021) https://photos.app.goo.gl/9Ph86nfcC2hipN398
Current Price: £18500.00
This Reluctant Sale Of Lovely Narrow Boat, Video Tour & *in-person Viewings Oct 2/3* boat is located in , NG11 *** and is being sold on eBay by .