59ft6”(18.16m) Tug Style Trad Narrowboat 1999
Hull and Fit Out Stowe Hill Wharf, 2/6 Berth
This striking tug has a sleek low deck and a nice set of clean lines, with low gunnels and tall cabin sides, painted in black with cream borders and red handrails and accents she makes a striking statement. Built at Stowe Hill Wharf with an original thickness of 10/6/4, she has several sets of side doors and roof hatches throughout the boat.
Height to cabin centre (6.5ft/2m)
Berth, 1 fixed double and 2 conversion doubles.
Winner of the Marion Munk Rose Bowl award in 2000, this boat was fitted out in oak finished ply with oak trim and oak strip T & G flooring, she has a modern feel to her with ample headroom, square shaped led lights and chrome fittings but don’t be fooled this is a boat of two halves the rear of the boat is given over to a vintage engine and traditional boatmans cabin.
Entrance from the tug deck is down a ladder style stair and in to the saloon, which houses an L shaped dinette style seating. In the corner is a diesel fuelled Bubble Stove set on a hearth of grey tiles, there are a number of fitted cupboards and shelves throughout the boat giving huge amounts of storage.
This state of the art kitchen has an electric full sized oven with separate electric 4 ringed hob, a Hotpoint larder Fridge , with a Miele Microwave Oven, and a stainless steel sink set in a beech strip worktop and S/S splash back. In the engine room is the washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
This good sized bathroom is made to look even larger by the use of large mirrored doors and mirrored wall panels, the large shower has a tiled splashback in black and a glazed door, with a thermostatic mixer bar. Opposite is a modern wall hung bowl and a jabsco macerator toilet. All accessed by a sliding door.
This cross bedroom again has a good amount of storge with storage above with useful reading lights but also a downward facing television screen, either side of the bed has pull out drawers to make use of every available space. And to give completely independent access to the toilet there is a cleverly concealed toilet compartment hiding behind what appears to be a wardrobe door. This can also be used by anyone using the boatmans cabin.
Hidden behind a door in the corridor is a second Jabsco macerator toilet
Set in the large airy engine room in pride of place is a Kelvin J2 originating from the 1950’s and reconditioned in 1999 it has a reported horsepower of 22, the gearbox is integrated with the engine, and it has a standard stern tube lubrication system. It is a hand start engine.
This is a gas free boat so most appliances are electric therefore power on the boat is provided by a Mastervolt Whisper 10000 diesel generator and for when it is not in use a combi 24/3000 Victron and 4 batteries. Heating for the boat is created by finrads throughout the length of the boat which is powered by an Eberspacher D4W, and there is a separate bubble stove in the saloon.
Built and decorated to replicate a cabin from aprox 1919 this traditional style boatmans cabin, has many authentic features with a stove and lots of traditional lace plates, brass door handles and crochet lace.
Bowthruster tube, kitchen inventory, Bedlinen, towels, Oil Lamps and horse brasses, Buckby Cans, Chimneys, mooring equipment, life ring, and anchor.