Viking 26 Centre Cockpit Motor
We are readvertising this motorboat due to people
viewing it, sometimes with no idea of what they really want, nor having the
money, so wasting their time and ours.
When we were first looking to buy a boat, we
viewed some that looked great in the photos – but when we went to see them,
they were absolute sh****rs. The photos were probably taken years before when
it was in much better condition. Maybe some of the people who came to see our
cruiser were expecting the same, making those arrangements when they don’t have
anywhere near the asking price, perhaps expecting to do a deal and do the boat
up themselves later.
If that is what you are thinking when reading this advert,
please do not waste your time or ours. This
boat is not for you
On the other hand, if you are looking for a
cruiser to use as a day boat, weekender, or even longer, one you can use in
summer or the depths of winter, then read on. If you want to just put your
stuff and some food on, then this is the cruiser for you.
We bought this boat in late 2015 from a company
specialising in refurbishing Viking cruisers. It had been refurbished inside
and out in a proper workshop and the on-line advert is still available on
It is 6-berth, twin-cabin, centre cockpit. It has
a toilet/shower room, with toilet included.
The forward cabin has a double bed berth in the bow,
or remove the centre panel for seating . A second double-bed uses the
demountable table in the dinette. The rear cabin has seating or can be made
into another double-bed. This cabin has en-suite washing facilities.
The cockpit has two almost brand-new seats. This
is a right-hand drive, with a fridge in a cupboard under the second seat.
It was a standard basic-build 26CC when we bought
it. It has the demountable windscreen, with wipers. There is plenty of storage
in cupboards, pantry cupboard, clothing drawers, wardrobe, under-bed storage,
plus hold. Bilges and hold space are completely dry.
Since we have had it, we have made considerable upgrades
lights installed sides and rear
professionally fitted for easier manoeuvring
made for escape hatch, front windows and all side deck windows (the latter are
insulated) and also for transom engine bay
fenders all round
“bumper” fenders to reduce collision damage potential
lights installed, in addition to original lighting
fuse-panel/switch panel upgraded
fridge installed; fridge cooling system added for extended summer use.
(removeable) canopy (£1500). With central heating in the cockpit, this makes
the cockpit a comfortable usable space when moored, even in winter
entry step port side and foot-rest storage starboard side
twin marine batteries were installed, trickle charged by solar panel when boat
electronic battery charging and maintenance system installed.
lighting changed to LED
240v circuits with new Fuse box/RCD unit, shoreline and extra sockets.
switch/isolator changed for keyed locking type.
leak detector installed in gas-line
hob oven grill with proper flame failure system.
on-demand electronic gas water heater (no pilot light needed), capable of
continuous showering, with summer and winter settings.
detectors and smoke alarms throughout
taps in galley and en-suite
water pump fitted
water tank, filler pipes and deck fitting
throughout was replaced with modern piping as in new boats
taps replaced with proper shower mixer
sink installed in toilet/shower
re-seated and sealed
inside both cabin roofs, so no leaks through decks into cabins
cabin roofs insulated to minimise heat loss/condensation.
carpet and underlay laid in both cabins to insulate the floor
air diesel central heating installed in both cabins, the toilet and cockpit
lighting in cupboards
doorlocks replace original small padlocks
basic radio for radio/CD player
When we bought this boat it came with a new 15hp
engine with electric start. This has now done approximately 200 hours of use.
It has been serviced and returned to the boat May 2019.
ü Engine anti-theft lock
fitted (some insurers insist on this)
ü Vacuum cleaner comes with
we had intended to keep it quite a few years we are selling because we bought a
brand-new narrowboat (retirement lump sum!). We are selling it “ready to go” –just
put your personal stuff and food on board and sail away. It comes with ten side
fenders, mooring lines, two mooring pins, club hammer, lock windlass,
shoreline, 2 x gas bottles, ballast boxes, plus spares for engine etc. It has a
boat Safety Certificate until 2021. It is licenced until June 2019.a mooring is
included at Garstang Marina if required.
have had three professional valuations done. The lowest was £12,000 and the
highest £15,0oo. We are asking £11,995.
If you are genuinely interested, please phone 07850 009 258 for a chat, and a
viewing. Do not confuse this boat with cheaper options that have not had all
these extras and improvements. It is what we say it is.
boat is available with a berth at Garstang Marina
The Lancaster is reckoned to be one of the best
canals. Mostly like a river, with no locks on the main sections, this is especially
suited to newcomers. Access is available from near Preston to the majority of
the national canal network.
Garstang Marina is considered by most boat people
to be the best marina on the Lancaster, and has a long waiting list for
moorings. However, the existing berth can be kept (subject to meeting with the
owners first) for less than £900 a year at current rates and without going onto their ever-long waiting list. This marina,
with its extensive landscaped grounds, is situated at roughly mid-point on the
Lancaster and has a good, safe, community spirit amongst the owners. Some
owners are permanent residents.
Vehicle parking right by
your boat (no trekking your stuff from a distant car park)
Space for visitor parking
Water tap by the berth (no
moving the boat to go to a water point)
240v electricity to every
New facilities block with
toilets, showers, washing machines, information room, toilet disposal, waste
Gas and fuels available
Storage lockers available
adjacent to berth
Boat lifting available
Hardstanding and workshop
space for you to do your own out of the water maintenance if you wish, or have
a contractor do it
Power washing available
Chandlery next door
Café next door
Current Price: £11995.00
This Viking 26cc Narrow Beam Motor Cruiser Mortor Boat Narrow Boat boat is located in Romford, RM1 2SJ and is being sold on eBay by davidshorey.