River Otter is an unique, Dutch Barge style, 62ft narrowboat perfect for living aboard or for extended cruising. River otter is a 2002 Dave Clarke one-of-a-kind hull. The last survey (2016), shows her to be in extremely good condition (max of 0.3mm isolated pits). She was blacked in 2017 and has been fastidiously restored to a very good condition.She has a master bedroom with two fixed berths, with extensive storage space in cupboards, drawers and a large wardrobe. The bathroom has a thermostatic shower and a Tecma macerator toilet, as well as a sink, more storage space and a cupboard containing a medium sized hot water tank. The lounge sports an Aarrow multi-fuel burning stove, with a backboiler, which keeps the boat extremely comfortable throughout the colder months. The galley is fit out entirely with bespoke cuboards drawers and worktops – there are pictures online of River Otter’s kitchen which have been earmarked as fine examples of a kitchen fitout. Within the kitchen, there is a hob with four burners (new in 2017), a Lec 12v fridge (new in 2017), a Midi Prima oven & grill and a really lovely Belfast sink. The Wheelhouse is replete with useful instruments and ample room for storage, if needed. It provides a lovely, sheltered view whilst driving – however, River Otter is also steerable by tiller should the mood take you. The engine room, in the rear, houses a Perkins D3 in very good condition, a real solid runner which should be good for thousands more hours. There is also a Yanmar 10kva generator, which will keep your batteries charged if stationary and off-grid, whilst also being capable of powering an array of power tools, the immersion heater and goodness knows what else.This boat is incredible to live aboard and is amazing for long-distance cruising. Tech Specs:BSC – 13th Jan 2017, valid to 13th Jan 2021Power – Perkins D3Batteries – 4x 110ah leisure, 2x 110ah starterFuel – (seriously, without exaggeration) over 1 ton of fuel capacity, over 3 tanks including a port tank, starboard tank and a rear day-tankHeating – Multi-fuel stove with backboiler, or a Webasto, connected to radiators throughoutGalley – New 12v Lec fridge, Midi Prima oven (gas), new hob (gas), washing machine with 6kg load in good working order.Pump-out tank – Massive. True quantity unknown, but it lasts a couple around 1 month between pump-outs.Water tank – Also enormous, 1,000 Litres and will last you around 3 weeks under normal load (washing machine, shower and drinking water included).Plate sizes – Cabin 4mm, Sides 10mm, Base 10mmThere are 5 Houdini hatches in the ceiling, providing fantastic daylight into the cabin. The steering is from a wheel and is hydraulic. There are bowthrusters (electric), in good working condition which give enormous thrust and allow you to maneuver a large boat in small gaps. There is also a large front hold, where I currently store logs for the winter and a few tools, but you could use it for a lot of things. There is a built-in coal chute, which I have never seen on another narrowboat.I’m very reluctant to sell River Otter, but I recently split with my partner and I’m now moving aboard a smaller boat as I no longer require a boat this big, and a smaller one will be easier for me to cruise alone.Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you may have.
Current Price: £55000.00
This River Otter 62ft Unique Dutch Barge Style Narrowboat – Ideal Liveaboard boat is located in Leeds, LS122DP and is being sold on eBay by whiterosecanalholidays_3.