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British Waterways Workboat 42ft

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Boat REF# 165536
removed from sale
Length 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1973
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 36hp, Yanmar (unknown year)
Lying Zone 2 London


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Extra Details

Designer Bespoke
Builder British Waterways
Lying Zone 2 London
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 10/04/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 36hp
Engine make and model Yanmar (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

BSS to 2017


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

A robust steel structure which will have withstood many years of hard work and has plenty left.

Surveyed in 2013, the craft is in good order to go on for many years in its new guise.

New solar panels help to keep running costs to a minimum.

The look of the boat has been dramatically changed through the addition of good quality wooden windows. A very solid boat which would not let you down as a strong and stable home.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Enter the aft cabin and its impossible to know the boats history. Modern, clean lines and colours give this boat the designer edge of an expensive city flat.

The shower room has state of the art fittings with a large shower, wash hand basin and revolutionary compost toilet. Clean lines give this wetroom an edge matched by few boats on the inland water!

The galley is well fitted with lots of storage. A new Morco boiler provides hot water and heating.

The saloon is open plan and panoramic views of the surroundings are on 3 sides of the boat.

A glazed door leads out to the huge deck. As you can see from the pictures, storage of 2 normal sized cycles barely touches the space and there is still ample room for summer seating and a table.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

Horn tick

BSS to 2017

Broker's Comments

If you're looking for unusual, here is different with a capital D!

Originally a British Waterways workboat, you could be forgiven for being somewhat surprised at the result of this brand new fitout.

Modern, clean lines give a serene atmosphere to the uncluttered interior which is just waiting for a new owner to add their own flourish.

With a Zone 2 Residential Mooring (transferable by agreement with Marina management). this boat is close to shops, DLR, tubes and ammenities and is part of a good community with excellent marina facilities such as a laundry. There is a transfer fee payable for the mooring.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This British Waterways Workboat 42ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Jan Knox of Boatshed Grand Union. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.