Happy New Year boaters!
Nostromo is for sale 🙂 Queen of the canals, this stunning, interior designed, fully functioning, liveaboard, wide beam, house boat has been my happy home for 3 years. While I have been Continual Cruising in London, Nostromo has made life very easy for me. As a relatively newly built boat her systems are fully functioning and well maintained, and I have not needed to face the inconveniences of not having enough water for my daily showers, or to use a laundrette, or to to worry about where the next pump out service is for the waste tank. As a flat bottomed boat she barely moves on the water which keeps me and my friends/ family feeling stable when they visit.
With 12 leisure batteries, a 2000l water tank, 1000l diesel tank and 1000l waste tank she can ago for long distances without needing services or fuels and I intend to sell her with everything you need to be completely self sufficient on the water. The 12v fridge, the washing machine, 12v TV (which I thought I would never use, but turned out to be great for movie nights!) and all the boating bits and pieces – ropes, fenders, mallet, mooring pins, even an anchor! The diesel engine gives electricity and hot water in limitless supply, and there are 6 solar panels to boost electricity in the summer.
Will be held on weekends in January, will include a pot of tea for us to talk over everything and plenty of time for you to experience a true moment on the boat during the winter when it’s at it’s cosiest (I like to keep it very warm!). If you would enjoy cruising with me to see the boat in motion that can be arranged. As a shipping boat she is incredibly powerful and navigating the canals is plain sailing. Please message via eBay to arrange viewing dates.
Nostromo is 52ft long & 12ft wide, with cruiser stern deck, ample living space, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and separate loo. Reverse layout provides entrance to the main cabin – the heart of the boat. She has had interior design and renovation since purchase in 2018, including new engineered cork flooring & paint application throughout, kitchen upgrade and open plan, contemporary main cabin. Due to the unique hull and updated interior design this boat is different to most traditional barge interiors, with attractive straight walls and roof, and giving plenty of space for individual free-standing furniture.
A proven liveaboard for me for 3 years, continuously cruising in London during this ownership – Nostromo has perfect systems for living and cruising and has been a reliable and enjoyable floating home. I found 52ft a good length for widebeam cruising/mooring within the London area, if this is what you plan to do. However this boat would also suit a holiday home ownership and is set up for permanent mooring (not included) with electric points. Only three previous owners. Further details below, please get in touch to arrange a viewing. Available to view in London. Video walk-through available on request.
Cruiser Stern: Entrance/exit doors with sliding hatch. Cruiser stern design with large deck area and access to locked, large engine bay.
2 stern storage lockers; 1 housing gas canister & supply. DC power point. Entry down to kitchen/main cabin via steps with inbuilt shoe storage and blower fan from engine bay.
Kitchen: New World full-size gas oven, grill & 4-ring hob, 12v fridge with freezer box, large ceramic inset butler-style sink, mixer tap, kitchen cupboards and drawers. 12v extractor fan. Concealed storage for boat switchboard, fuse box, battery monitor, solar system monitor, battery charger controller, central heating program panel, Mastervolt sine wave inverter. Kitchen renovation includes new tiling, bamboo worktops, sink, mixer tap and oak shelving (2019).
Main Cabin: Large dining and living area with centrally located multi-fuel stove (with back boiler), refurbished stove surround and 2 radiators.
Stove back boiler also connected to radiators located in the bedroom and bathroom, and all radiators throughout also on Eberspacher central heating system. Skylight and double glazed, lockable hopper windows. 12v TV/DVD player (new 2018). Wool felt blinds with secondary perforated venetian blinds (for letting light through but maintaining privacy).
Bathroom: Walk-through bathroom the width of the boat, with washing machine, vanity unit with storage, radiator and wall-mounted clothing rail. Large shower with 12v extractor fan, bespoke stone sink, and separate loo with ceramic toilet and pump-out system.BedroomKing size bed with storage, 2x solid oak, large chests of drawers & built-in closet.
4 porthole windows and half-height hatch with views to the bow. Access to water pump and pump-out waste tank.
Bow: Access to very large, integral steel water tank – for a couple living aboard we only needed to fill up every 6-8 weeks.
Space for anchor (anchor included with sale). Unique hull bow design suitable for river and coastal cruising.
Spec & Systems: Built by RLL Boats, Bristol / fit-out by original owner
Hull thickness: 10:6:4Length: 15.98m / Beam: 3.76m / Draught 0.6m / Air Draught 3.9m
Internal cabin height: 1.95m65hp Barrus Shire Engine – serviced early 2020, new alternator fitted Sep 2020PRM 150 gearbox. Vetus hydraulic steering. Mastervolt Sine Wave Inverter – 12/20006x roof mounted solar panels. Sterling battery charger. 2x automatic bilge pumps – within engine bay and main cabin. New annodes fitted to hull 2018. Extra wide gunnels for safe navigation. Bow thruster tube and power fitted for bow thrusters for future installation (none currently installed). Sprayfoam insulation.
Heating & Hot Water: Several options that can be used alone or in combination during cold winter: Eberspacher central heating & water heater, with programmable timer module and option for hot water only during summer. Calorifier water storage heater (located within engine bay) Horseflame Artemis 5kw multi-fuel log burner/stove, with back boiler & thermostatic pump – new double wall flue installed 2019. Large stove size great for winter, will keep burning long term for the very cold days/nights & less relighting time. Immersion water heater – not used during this ownership.
Fixtures/Appliances: Vetus marine toilet with 12v macerator electric flush – very large waste tank, pump-out only needed every 6+ weeks for liveaboard couple. 12v fridge with internal freezer box – new 2018. Cello 12v TV with inbuilt DVD player. Indesit 240v washing machine – plumbed into the boat’s hot water systems. Jabsco fresh water pump. Jabsco shower drain pump12v ceiling lighting throughout with additional bedside wall lights. Engineered cork flooring throughout – new summer 2020. Wall-mounted shelving in kitchen and living areas.
Additional Information: BSS certificate summer 2022. Surveyed on purchase in 2018, showing original steel thickness throughout boat (as built) – willing to share report.Two-pack Epoxy treatment to hull. Also included: Circular wall-mounted mirror 3x Ikea USB lamps 2x Habitat steel folding chairs Stove-top kettle Coal scuttle Carbon monoxide monitors Smoke alarms XL mooring pins Mallet.
Current Price: £142000.00
This Widebeam Liveaboard Canal House/narrow Boat (52ft X 12.6ft) – ‘nostromo’ may be available on ebay