Colecraft Narrowboat 70ft Live-aboard
Colecraft Narrowboat 70ft Live-aboard for sale | 21.34m (70'0") | 1998 | 1x diesel 40hp | Steel Construction | Full-displacement underwater profile | 4 berths | Boat REF# 161361
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|Engine||1 x Diesel 40hp|
|Engine make and model||BMC 1800 (1988)|
|Engine Hours||Not Recorded|
|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.
|Draft Min||0.60m (2'0")|
|Draft Max||0.80m (2'7")|
12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
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|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
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 gas cooker
1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)
BSS Cert 2016