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Narrowboat 55ft Trad Stern Live-aboard

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17.07m (56'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 43hp, Beta Marine (1996)



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Extra details

Designer GT
Builder Nimbus
Lying Tring
Last survey 07/03/2008


Engine 1 x Diesel 43hp
Engine make and model Beta Marine (1996)
Engine hours Not Recorded
Engine cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Loa 17.07m (56'0")
Lwl 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft min 0.60m (2'0")
Draft max 0.80m (2'7")
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage In water

Electrical systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

A trad style hull with front cratch cover, side hatch and good paintwork. Generous windows. Blacked in 2008.

A 2008 survey reported that all her hull thicknesses were good.


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

Entering from the front deck and cratch though double doors into a spacious lounge with bookshelves and solid fuel stove. There is nice carpet and the lining is very high quality with nice features.

The open plan galley kitchen has a cooker, fridge and side hatch.

There is a full height cupboard in the hall. The bathroom has shower, basin, Thetford cassette toilet and storage.

The bedroom has a fixed double bed with storage under and a cupboard. Doorway to engine room and rear deck.

Hot water is provided by the engine calorifier as well as immersion heater when shore power is available.

Cabin heating is from the solid fuel stove. There are also radiators and an Eberspacher diesel heater.

4 burner gas cooker

Safety equipment

Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

BSS Cert to 14/1/12

Broker's Comments

This is a fantastic, spacious live-aboard which would be absolute luxury for extended cruising.

A real quality fit-out in a superb hull. Vast lounge, well equipped kitchen, plenty of storage and a quality engine.

This is a home afloat, ready to move in and enjoy.

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

This 55ft Narrowboat is for sale through Boatshed Grand Union.

Tags: Narrowboat, Narrow boat, Narrow-boat, live-aboard, liveaboard, live aboard barge, canal boat for sale

This Narrowboat 55ft Trad Stern Live-aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil of Boatshed Grand Union. 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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