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Colecraft Narrowboat 70ft Live-aboard

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Boat REF# 161361
This boat has been sold
Length 21.34m (70'0")
Year 1998
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 40hp, BMC 1800 (1988)
Lying Tring


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Extra Details

Designer Colecraft
Builder Colecraft
Lying Tring
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Last survey 05/09/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 40hp
Engine make and model BMC 1800 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The BMC engine, which was completely rebuilt in 2002, is housed in the utility room forward of the boatman's cabin and offset to one side. The drive utilises a shaft with two universal joints under the cabin floor. While unusual on narrowboats, this is a common and proven system on Dutch barges.
It certainly makes the boat even more roomy.


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Length 21.34m (70'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Min 0.60m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

A very sound Colecraft Hull from 1988. Blacked, surveyed and anodes replaced in 2008

Trad stern, large hopper windows, 2 side hatches and a good well deck with cratch boards.

External paintwork is in need of attention, especially on the roof.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
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The inside of this boat is truly superb. First class materials with no expense spared and professionally finished.

Entering from the foredeck through to glazed double doors there is a spacious and light lounge. Flooring is in antique oak with the upper panelling in fluted, painted timber, and a white ceiling for maximum light. The furniture is custom built in reclaimed timber and features a bookshelf that cleverly converts into a desk or table, as well as a corner unit.

There is a diesel heater- styled as a solid fuel stove - which provides heating via large-bore copper radiator pipes and traditional radiators.

Open plan to a galley kitchen, superbly fitted in antique oak fronted units. The flooring is antique oak and slate laid to form a beautiful , but practical surface.

Fitted hob and high level oven and a fridge are fitted. There is also a side hatch providing light and ventilation.

The bathroom has doors which close across the corridor giving a full width space. There is an oversized shower with glass screen, basin and a pump out toilet.

The master bedroom is huge with a large double bed and fitted wardrobe. plenty of storage and dressing space.

Next is a utility room which houses a washer/ dryer and an enclosure for the offset engine. There is also a second side hatch.

Finally, there is a beautiful, traditionally painted boatman's cabin, with drop down double cross bed and drop down table. This also contains a 300watt inverter, and a radiator, as well as seating and storage.

4 burner propane Stove

Safety Equipment

Searchlight tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

BSS Cert 2016

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Grand Union is pleased to offer this superb boat for sale.

Although the exterior requires work, the interior is second to none. Crafted from antique and reclaimed timber, floors inlaid with solid slate. Clever design and superb craftsmanship combine to make this boat a pleasure.

From it's spacious, light and modern salon through to its beautiful boatman's cabin, via a superbly fitted kitchen and bathroom, spacious master bedroom and with that extra utility room, this boat is a one off.

A superb live aboard or a luxurious cruiser. Take your pick.

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

This Colecraft Narrowboat 70ft Live-aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil 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.