NB Lion Star



Built by M E Braine in 1985 she was constructed for 10/6/4mm steel, she is painted in black with a red hand rail and lines, and she was last blacked in October 23 when she had 4 anodes fitted.

Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 5” (1.98m)

This very unique boat is looking for a new owner, her iroko fit out would not be for everyone, but will provide much pleasure to the right owner.  She is being sold with much of her pictures, furniture, brassware and ribbon plates, along with her mascot, “Percy” a taxidermy pheasant.

Saloon (14ft 5”/4.41m) :

Insulated with polystyrene and lined with iroko T and G and iroko boards, the floor is laid with 18mm oak boards. Entrance from the front in through a wide step, which takes you down to the one side of the boat.  It has a tall cupboard set to the side. To the other side are storage shelves before you get to the Morso squirrel stove with back boiler, which is set on a tiled hearth.  The rest of the saloon houses a sofa bed, along with a free standing bureau with coal and wood storage boxes.

Galley (6ft 1”/1.85m):

The u shaped galley is again totally custom built in iroko, having a range of cupboards below along with the fridge, there is a free standing cooker with 4 rings set to one side and an inset, sink and separate drainer. They again are inset into an iroko work top. The aft bulkhead had a number of attractive open shelves. Under the gunnel is a number of bespoke cupboards with sliding doors.

Bathroom (5ft 9”/1.79m):

Set in a side cabin and access by a pair of doors is the bathroom. It comprises of a Porta Potti, vanity unity with sink set in, overhead is a cupboard with mirrored sliding doors. There is a small bath with shower over closed off by a curtain. In the corridor opposite are a set of side doors.

Bedroom (8ft6”/2.43m):

Again lined in the iroko T and G the bedroom cabin has 4 small portholes and a roof box for light and ventilation, there is a cross bed with a tall set of drawers set to one side and a full hight wardrobe.

Engine Room & Electrics (5ft3”/1.61m)

The engine room has side doors on either side and a pigeon box on the roof
In pride of place in the engine room is a Russell Newbury DM2 engine number 22E1390 which is reported to produce 22HP at 1200 RPM.  It is connected to a PRM 160 gearbox.
There are 4 x 110ah batteries which produce 24V in the cabin There is a  shore power connection with a galvanic isolator.
Heating is provided by the back boiler on the Morso stove and the range stove in the boatman’s cabin, while hot water is from a calorifier from the engine.

Boatman’s Cabin (8ft 6”/2.6m):

A very traditional boatman’s cabin, with cross bed, drop down table, solid fuel range, lots of decoration, with roses and castles, ribbon plates and brassware.

Other Equipment :
2 life jackets, 2 x 13kg gas, anchor, life ring, water hose, Pictures, ribbon plates, Chimney, pheasant

BSS to March 2027



61ft 6”/18.74m Traditional Style 1985
Hull by Malcolm Braine
Fit Out by Chris Lloyd/Braine
2/6 Berth

Solid Fuel Stove heating with Rads & S/F  Range in Boatman’s Cabin


Additional information




61ft 6"