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Narrowboat 50ft TradStern David Piper Live-aboard

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Boat REF# 140305
This boat has been sold
Length 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1984
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 32hp, BMC 1500 (1984)
Lying Milton Keynes


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Extra Details

Designer David Piper
Builder David Piper
Lying Milton Keynes
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/02/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 32hp
Engine make and model BMC 1500 (1984)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

There is a 1500 watt Sterling inverter and an Eberspacher diesel boiler.


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Length 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Min 0.60m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

A 10/6/4 specification David Piper Hull. Trad Stern. Large windows plus portholes in bedroom.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Entering through the side hatch amidships into a lobby area with a second side hatch opposite.

Forward of this is the well laid out kitchen with sink, stove, Shoreline 12volt fridge and plenty of storage and worktops.

The front cabin is a comfortable and spacious area with two sofas which double as beds. There is plenty of room for a small table and chairs etc as well. Double doors to covered cratch with windows. There is also a spare winter cratch cover.

Moving aft from the centre side hatch, there is a bathroom with wet-room shower, cassette toilet and basin.

Aft of this is a bedroom with fixed double with storage under and a wardrobe.. Door to engine room and rear deck.

There is heating from a solid fuel stove and two radiators. The radiators can also be heated by the Eberspacher diesel boiler which also provides hot water. Water heating is also done by the engine calorifier.

4 burner Stove

Safety Equipment

Searchlight tick
Horn tick

BSS Certificate to 26/2/2013

Broker's Comments

A really good-looking live-aboard canal boat, which would also make a great leisure and holiday boat. Comfortable and well heated with sleeping for 4, it is a good family boat..

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

This is one of the many narrowboats we have for sale in the south-east. If you would like to sell your boat wi us please contact us.

This Narrowboat 50ft TradStern David Piper Live-aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil Bassett 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.