NB Melodeon


NB Melodeon (40ft/12.2m) £34,950

BSS to 30/06/2020


Built by Colecraft this exquisite boat is a true gem.

Painted in dark blue livery with red and cream coach lines with a cream roof, contrasting dark blue pigeon box and cream rear name panel. Hull sides are in black gloss to the rubbing strake and black bitumen below. The paintwork was repainted in 2012 along with replacement windows in a brass colour and solid brass portholes. The Hull was surveyed and blacked in the beginning of 2019. The hull survey is available on request. The cabin has a full length rigid cover that has been fitted each winter.

There is a gas locker in the bow and a water tank below the well deck. There is a Mahogany cratch which is hinged for easy removal.

Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 2” (1.90m)

BERTHS: 2/4 Berth


The boat was fitted by Len Beauchamp of Colecraft and is very unusual as it is fitted with solid Brazilian Mahogany, for the cabin sides, cupboards, deck beams and furniture. The floor is American oak, with black seams to resemble a deck. The deckheads are of Douglas Fir.


Varnished stable entry doors lead in to the saloon with cupboards on each side, on the port side there is a 7ft L shaped settee which can be converted to a double berth, opposite there is shelving and a solid mahogany table with twin flaps. Light is provided by individually switched ceiling mounted lights and a brass reading light. The galley is separated with the distinctive Colecraft curve.

GALLEY (5.57ft/1.7m):

Has a number of cupboards again all in Brazilian mahogany with an inset round stainless steel sink and drainer, a Coolmatic electric fridge, a freestanding cooker with 4 ring hob, grill and oven. On the opposite side is a large cupboard with shelves to the sides.

BATHROOM (3.5ft/1.09m):

Aft of the galley is the bathroom, with shower area again made of mahogany with a curtain and a clockwork Shower pump switch, wash hand basin and porta potti with two spare bases. Opposite to the bathroom is a side hatch and doors. Decorated with the traditional roses and castles.

BEDROOM (4.7ft/1.45m):

Has a cross bed of approx 4ft width with storage under, a wardrobe with hanging space and shelves, there is a wash handbasin with shelves over and a reading light.


Fitted out in mahogany and American oak, there is storage in this area. There is an Isuzu 35hp engine fitted new in 2010 it has twin alternators and a split charger, there are 3 domestic batteries and 1 engine battery. 240 V sockets are throughout the boat and are serviced by a small inverter, along with a couple of 12v charging points one of which is in the engine room. Double doors decorated with traditional roses and castles lead out on the aft deck.

Engine Hours approx. 2500. Heating is provided by an Alde gas boiler and low level radiators.



40ft (12.2m) Trad Style 1983
Hull – Colecraft F/O – Colecraft
Isuzu Engine
2/4 Berth – Gas Heating


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