NB Arthur


NB Arthur (70.1ft/70.1m) £119,950
BSS to November 2022


Introducing the ‘Northwich Trader’ class narrowboat. The Northwich Trader is so well known and sought after by existing boat owners and prospective purchasers alike, the builders explain that all external lines to Yarwoods of Northwich 1930’s design. Entrance and exit swims built to exact dimensions giving positive handling and absence of excess wash.

Her long tug bow give sleek lines and it has a plethora of features, including pigeon boxes hand rails and recessed side panels. She has several sets of side doors. The boatman’s cabin and engine room space is also an exact replica in terms of dimensions at the original boats would have been. It has a steel water tank of approx. 1350Ltr and a diesel tank of 380Ltrs she is a “no gas boat”.

Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 3” (1.94m) Draft 36 inches, New hull survey, 2 pack blacking and 4 new anodes February 2021. Bow flashes and bow deck, rear deck and tunnel bands professionally re-painted February 2021.

BERTHS: 3 Berth


She has been spray foam insulated and lined out the ceiling is tongue and groove with a cream gloss and the side walls panelled in marine ply painted pale cream with an ecru border the floor is laid to solid oak planks.

Entrance is through he rear of the boat and the boatman’s cabin, then on though the stunning engine room and in to the accommodation area. The ceiling has flush mounted led chrome lights, and there are plinth lights under the gunnels, and brushed s/s sockets. Light floods through the portholes and roof boxes as well as the side doors which can be opened.

BOATMAN’S CABIN (9.8ft/3m):

This traditional boatman’s cabin has all you would expect, with its range by the helm and a huge number of storage areas, the drop down table and fold out bed along with a number of 21st century additions like led spot lights and a handy celling mounted map holder.


This boat has a very unique Russell Newbury 3 cylinder Engine in a hand painted finish (century edition in Manchester Red). There are three main DC electrical systems installed on board the engine, the generator and the domestic circuits which also supply the inverter. The systems are powered by separate battery banks of Trojan deep cycle batteries (6v linked) The shore line and generator are used to supply the heavy current demand items like the washing machine, while the inverter only supplies the sockets but is more then capable of powering an electric kettle. The calorifier can be heated by the engine, diesel heating boiler or the immersion heater, the boats cabin is heated by diesel fired central heating (webasto), a solid fuel stove and a range in the boatman’s cabin.

BATHROOM (4ft/1.22m):

The Large bathroom has a stylish bathroom sink with cupboard under, an enclosed shower cubical with wooden doors and mixer valve shower, a macerator toilet with remote holding tank and 2 gauges.

BEDROOM (6.5ft/2m):

Has a fixed full sized fixed single with cupboards over and drawers.

GALLEY (6.5ft/2m)

This large light and airy galley has unique hand made and painted wall and floor cupboards in a variety of pastel shades she had a carrion work top set in to this is a sink and a 2 ring diesel fired hob and a dishwasher on the other side is a “Wallas” Diesel oven and full sized cool zone fridge.

SALOON (14.4ft/4.4m)

The large saloon has an open and airy feel it is largely laid out with free standing furniture with 2 Stressless Burgundy Diplomat chair with swing tables and stools, a free standing table, however it has two glass display cabinets in contrasting oak and a slimline cabinet set under the gunnel. in the corners and a Morso squirrel stove set on a hearth with grey and white tiles. There is a wooden ladder again in contrasting wood leading out to the fore deck.

UTILITY (7.21ft/2.2m) (under foredeck)

Bosh washing machine, Lec table top freezer, Dryer, storage.


3 x fire extinguishers and a fire blanket, mooring equipment. Chimney for stoves and Engine, mooring lines, .Kitchen inventory. Hose pipe. Plus much more.



70.1ft (21.34m) Trad Style, 2010
Hull and F/O  by  RW Davis and Son
3 Berth, New Hull Survey Feb. 2021
S/F Stove x 2  Diesel Heating with Rads.


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