NB Travellers Joy



Original thickness 10-6-4 built by Colecraft and fitted by Wharfside boats she had a partial refit in 2003 by Goldsbrough boats.
She was surveyed in October 2020 and blacked with 2 coats of blacking she has 8 anodes fitted. She has a striking livery of red and green with red handrails. The whole essence of this boat is traditional with it heart being the Russel Newbury engine which is presented immaculately and has been tended to for many years by its current owners, it has an authentic boatman’s cabin complete with brass lamps and ribbon plates. Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 2” (1.90m).

BERTHS: 2/4 Berth


Professional fit out in Pine T and G to the ceiling and upper sides, her lower sides are painted in a cream colour. With Light oak veneered panels with solid oak trim.
The floor is laid to solid oak with carpet tiles in the saloon.


As you enter the saloon there is a little Wenlock aga solid fuel stove set on a hearth on the opposite corner is a cupboard with tv set on top. The rest of the saloon is set to free standing furniture comprising of two arms chairs and a folding table and chairs.

GALLEY (6.7ft/2.05m):

The galley is L shaped with a number of bespoke units there is a stoves combined gas cooker, a shoreline 12v fridge and a composite cream coloured sink set in a green and grey marbled laminate, opposite is a set of cupboards a wall mounted shelf and side doors with hatch above.

BEDROOM (7.2ft/2.20m):

A fixed double bed with cupboard above and drawers under at the end of the bed is a small shelf with drawer below.

BATHROOM (5.5ft/1.70m):

The bathroom consists of a Dump through toilet, sink with vanity unit and razor point with cupboard above and a small conventional bath with shower over. Opposite the bath is a small airing cupboard, which can be accessed from the bathroom and the engine room.


The engine room houses the Russell Newbery DM2 engine with a recorded horsepower of 18, she was built in 1989 and reconditioned in 2014 and was last serviced in 2020. It has traditional leaver and wheel controls. Connected to the engine is a PRM gearbox single 80amp alternator and a standard stern tube lubrication.

There is sterling 1800w inverter and a separate battery charger with galvanic isolator. There is 1 starter battery and 4 x 6v linked, in series and parallel domestic batteries giving 12v. In the corner is a cupboard housing the alde boiler and hot water tank. The engine room has all the traditional hallmarks like a pigeon box and two sets of side doors .

BOATMAN’S CABIN (9.3ft/2.85m):

At the stern of the boat is the boatman’s cabin built by John Wallard the winner of the IWA Boatman’s cabin fitters Competition. As is expected of this type of cabin she has a boatman’s stove a drop down cross bed and the usual decoration of scumble glaze and traditional roses and castles.


2 x 13 kg gas bottles. Mooring equipment, chimneys. Vacuum cleaner



59ft6”(18.16m) Trad Style Narrowboat 1989
Hull Colecraft, Fit Out Wharfside Boats
2/4 Berth

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