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55ft Trad Stern Narrowboat

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Boat REF# 77211
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Year 1998
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp, Beta Marine Bv 1505 (1998)
Lying Stansted


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Extra Details

Designer Mike Heywood
Builder Evans and Sons
Lying Stansted
Last survey 16/03/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine Bv 1505 (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 16" 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The 38 hp Beta Marine engine, coupled with a PRM hydraulic gearbox, provides plenty of power for this size of boat on canal or river.

There is a shore power connection with changeover switch to a 300watt inverter and 240v sockets throughout . Lighting is 12v.


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
LWL 16.46m (54'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Min 0.61m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on marine flooring
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

A good 10:6:4 steel hull with that wonderful Mike Heywood look. A traditional stern and a generous foredeck. Good sized windows in the main accommodation and nice portholes in the bedroom section.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The large foredeck has lockers on 3 sides which provide generous outdoor seating.

The open plan lounge has a corner cupboard to one side of the front double doors and a solid fuel stove with cupboard under to the other. Otherwise it is totally open plan allowing a new owner maximum flexibility.

The galley kitchen is arranged with the sink one side and cooker the other with a good amount of work surface and storage.
The bathroom is spacious with a pump out toilet, basin and shower as well as good storage space.

The bedroom cabin has a variety of cupboards and a double bed with storage space under.

The engine room also has some useful storage space.

4 burner gas cooker

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

That unique Mike Heywood style. A wonderful solid traditional build. This is a boat to cherish.

An unusual feature of this boat is the full 2 metre internal headroom - a boon to the tall boater.

After 10 years she needs a bit of TLC. A lick of paint and bit of blacking. The internal fit out is basic but the layout is ideal.

A great buy for someone with a little time to invest to make this their dream boat.

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

This 55ft Trad Stern Narrowboat 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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