NB Platypus


NB Platypus(28ft/8.53m)
BSS to July 2024


Built in 2011 by ABC Boats of Boston and fitted out by Nottingham Narrowboats, with one owner from new this lovely little boat has just been repainted and blacked in July of 2020. With an original steel thickness of 10/6/4. She has a stainless steel water tank, and a cruiser style rear deck with wooden topped rails and gas powered blown air central heating, which I have known to be extremely effective.

Height to Cabin Centre 6.4ft (1.98m)

BERTHS: 2 Berth


Insulated with fire resistant spray foam, the walls are clad in 9mm thick ash faced ply. The floor is laid with 18mm ply and clad with 6mm laminate.

Entry in to the cabin is by a single door on the right . The engine control panel and electrical switches are located on the right hand side, below is a small cupboard which houses the fuse box battery charger and inverter. Steps lead down into the boat.

BATHROOM (1.8ft/.56m):

To the left is a small bathroom with shower cassette toilet and wash basin. Next to the shower are some storage shelves.

GALLEY (2ft/.61m):

The galley contains a double sink, full sized Flavell cooker, a proline undercounter fridge, there are wooden effect work tops on either side with tiled splash back and a number of cupboards, for a small boat it has more worktop space than I have seen on many bigger boats.

SALOON (2.4ft/.76m):

The galley area leads directly onto the saloon which contains two seats on either side that can be converted and used as single beds. They are covered in a terracotta colour fabric. Both have storage below. There is a TV point and 240v socket . Steps lead out of the saloon and on to the foredeck though double doors.


Under the cruiser deck is housed the batteries 1 starter and 2 domestic a 30l calorifier and engine, it is a vetus 16HP engine last serviced in July 2020 with a vetus gearbox. The electric isolation switches are also located under here. There is a small (10w) solar panel on the roof which used to charge the domestic batteries. There is a shore line connector.


1 x 6KG gas bottle connected plus spare. 2 fire extinguishers a fire blanket, a Carbon Monoxide alarm, mooring equipment, galley equipment, a water hose with reel.



28ft (8.53m) Cruiser Style 2011
Hull by ABC Boats
F/O  Nottingham Narrowboat Company
Vetus Engine
2 Berth


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