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Narrowboat 52ft with London mooring

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Boat REF# 225516
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.85m (52'0")
Year 1997
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp, BMC 1.8 (unknown year)
Lying Three Mills Moorings, East London


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Extra Details

Builder Pat Buckle
Lying Three Mills Moorings, East London
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/04/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.8 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


LOA 15.85m (52'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 1.92m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Rough numbers for tank sizes


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this 1997 Pat Buckle 52ft all-steel narrowboat for sale with residential mooring at Three Mills Moorings in East London.

A beautifully appointed narrowboat awaits for an individual or couple with lots of natural light and feeling of space on board. The cabin to the aft of the boat has a full sized doubled bed and plenty of storage space. The galley is also well equipped with gas cooker and leads into the large living area with multifuel stove.

The boat was recently surveyed, dry-docked and the hull bitumen-blacked over Easter 2016. Before that, Easter 2014. Next scheduled blacking is c2019. Boat safety certificate: 2012, renewal 2017, but new certificate will be issued before boat is handed over. There really is nothing to be done on this boat and it is ready to be moved straight onto.

Beneath the hatches is a BMC 1.8 Litre 4-Cylinder water cooled diesel marine-modified engine, developing 40HP. This engine, a popular choice for many narrowboats, is robust with no electronics to break down. The engine supplies the living accommodation hot water tank via a calorifier. Also in the engine bay are two large marine leisure batteries and a separate engine battery. A large diesel tank for the engine is located at the furthest point astern. The engine was removed, fully reconditioned and reseated in 2012. In April 2016, a new exhaust and alternator was fitted, and the stern gland repacked by a marine engineer.

The Three Mills residential mooring is one of the least expensive permanent moorings in London. Current mooring fees are around £440 per month, but buyers must negotiate direct with the landlord on purchasing the boat. There is also a 5% transfer fee to change over the mooring to the new owner.

On one side of the mooring is a wooded park, accessed via locked gates, through the 3 Mills conservation area and film studios. Walk over the canal bridge to Bromley-by-Bow tube station on the District/Hammersmith & City lines, within 10 minutes walk of the boat. The other side is a development of housing, shops and restaurants, at present under construction. The mooring is very secure, with manned barriers into a free car park, a free laundry, sheds & coal store accessed by code-pad.

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

This Narrowboat 52ft with London mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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