57 ft (17.37m) Trad Style, 2003
Hull by Les Wilson , F/O—Les Wilson
Diesel stove with back boiler
This 57ft 6” josher style trad narrowboat has a Trad style stern an engine room and boatman’s Cabin. It has an original declared steel thickness of 10/6/5/4.
It has pale blue cabin sides with cream coach lines around the panels and grey borders, and red roof. She was last blacked in 2014, with one owner from new she has all her original features and paperwork from build. This boat has clearly been a treasured position and has been well maintained.
Height to Cabin Centre 6ft 3” (1.95m)
BERTHS: 4 Berth
Spray foam insulated and fitted out in light oak faced ply with sapele trim. The floor is laid to carpet and vinyl. It has a good head height giving it a light and airy feel.
The bow of the boat has a large well deck area you step down through the two steel doors with scumble gazed insides and down the box steps. To your right is a corner cupboard housing the tv and radio followed by some under gunnel book shelves opposite is a bubble stove set on a glazed hearth of green and blue tiles. Throughout the boat are red accessories this starts in the saloon with two red leather swivel arm chair’s and gingham style red and white curtains.
The large galley leads on from the saloon it is separated by an open set of shelves. To your right is a 1 and 1/2 bowl sink a vanette oven and separate grill above is a hob. There is a 240v fridge undercounter. On the opposite side is a large work top with lots of storage under. The units are oak in colour and have a blue grey Formica work top, with blue and green tiles used as a splash back.
A short corridor runs past the bathroom to the bedroom, it has a set of side doors, opposite is the bathroom. This reasonable sized bathroom has easy access by the use of two small doors which open outwards. There is fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer valve to your left and a large storage cupboard next to it, below is a space for a washing machine which I believe has all the services in place. Opposite is a nice good sized vanity unit and basin with shelf and mirror over. Next to it is the Thetford Porta Potti. This again is a very light and bright space with a good sized window with privacy glass.
Separated by a door is the double bedroom it has a fixed double with reading light over and storage under. At the foot of the bed is a large cupboard area, in the base is housed the calorifier, over it has a number of doors to access various areas also an open shelf where things can be put for easy access. Light is provided in here by portholes. There is a door leading on to the engine room.
This boat has an immaculate engine room housing a Beta JD3 it has declared running hours of 2,100, and was last serviced in 2019. (a full service history is kept in the boat file). It has a landline connection with a 10amp battery charger. To the side of the engine neatly boxed in are the batteries she has 1 starter battery and 3 domestic. It has an inverter believed to have an 1800w output. Heating on the boat is provided from the diesel bubble stove with back boiler connected to radiators.
This very nice example of a boatman’s cabin has all the things you would want to see within it, by the helmsman is a classic range S/F stove, the roses and castles are painted by John Kingham. The unit converts to a double cross bed and the drop down table storage area holds all you would require for afternoon tea.
2x13kg gas bottles, 3 x fire extinguishers and a fire blanket, mooring equipment, life ring, galley equipment, Hoover, canal memorabilia.