NB Tanabata


BSS to April 2027


Built in 1980 by Hancock & Lane, Tanabata was last surveyed and then blacked in June 2024. Very spacious within and with portholes to the rear and plenty of large, bus-style windows forward, the interior presents as light and airy, especially with the white painted finish.

Named after the Japanese star festival and with a bamboo motif underlining her name on the side of the boat, Tanabata is predominantly light blue in colour with white coach lines and black accents. With that said though, she is probably due a repaint.

Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 1” (1.85m)

SALOON: (22ft 0” / 6,6m)

Entered at the front via the steel stable doors from the well deck (3’ 6” / 1.05m), this area is largely a blank canvas, having been used primarily as an art studio by her current owner. It is large and bright with white painted T&G ceilings and cabin sides above the gunwhales, with white panels below. The floor throughout the saloon and galley is timber-effect oak laminate. There are 2 radiators plus a Village multi-fuel stove.

GALLEY: (9ft 10” / 3m)

The galley has oak worktops. On the starboard side is a free-standing New World gas oven and grill with a 4-burner hob, a white ceramic Belfast sink and a 12v Lec fridge/freezer below. On the port side, there are cupboards and drawers below the counter top, plus a section which serves as a breakfast nook. Hot water is supplied by a Morco Ecoplus gas unit. There is also a large, full-height pantry cupboard.

BATHROOM: (4ft 10” / 1,5m)

The bathroom has a hip bath with shower over and a separator toilet. There was a macerator pump out toilet previously installed on the boat and the holding tank and piping is still in place, for if this system is re-commissioned in the future. The handbasin has been removed but all of the plumbing is in place to refit a new one.

CABIN: (6ft 3” / 1,9m)

Comprises a fixed double bed with storage under. There are shelves and cupboards above the bed and a radiator on the opposite wall.

Engine: ( 9’ 0” / 2,7m)

The large and spacious engine room houses a Lister HR2, 2 cylinder engine, mated to a Hurth HBW360 gearbox. There are two sets of side doors for lighting and ventilation.


2 X 13KG gas cylinders. Life ring.



64’ 6”ft /19.51m Trad Stern 1980
Hull by Hancock & Lane
Fit Out by Unknown
2 Berth

S/F Stove


Additional information




60ft -70ft