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Narrowboat 55ft Cruiser Stern by Hancock and Lane

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Boat REF# 171143
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Year 1972
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp, Lister 3 cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Hemel Hempstead


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Extra Details

Builder Hancock and Lane
Lying Hemel Hempstead
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Lister 3 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Air cooled
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The engine starts at the flick of the key and there is one new starter battery.
The boat has been used on 240v mains power and there are no other batteries on board, but the system is ready to go on installation of domestic batteries.


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Max 0.76m (2'6")
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Steel hull with wooden cabin top which was reconstructed in 2013.
Cabin/hull painted and blacked in March 2013, new anodes fitted.
Fully rewired 12v/240v in 2013
Insulation replaced.


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

Totally open plan, this boat just needs a little finishing off to make a comfortable and well appointed holiday home or liveaboard
Most of the work has been completed and you enter at the large cruiser stern and into a newly fitted galley with cooker and fridge installed.
A full sized bath, hand wash basin and porta potti toilet make up a functional bathroom which could be completed by adding freestanding bulkheads to complete the decor.
The saloon/sleeping area is totally open plan, with a large sofabed currently being used as a bed. There is plenty of room here for dividing the space into a self contained bedroom with fixed double.
The saloon area is open with wooden floors, new internal window surrounds and fitted blinds. Walls are wood lined, giving a warm, spacious feel.
A refurbished stove is awaiting final fitting.
The cratch area has been extended to be part of the cabin and is a good storage area or even an extra cabin with a little imagination.

4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

1 anchors
6.00m (19'8") of chain

Safety Equipment

Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

EPIRB battery replacement date: 07-03-2014

BSS to 2015

Broker's Comments

This boat is at the end of project stage which just needs a little finishing to make a comfortable retreat.

Big enough to live in but manageable enough for family weekends, she is the perfect size for someone looking for a budget priced boat.

The boat feels warm and welcoming inside and although you could just bring a bag and move in, the open plan fitout gives plenty of scope for some internal changes to suit a new owner.

Currently moored in a marina just north of Hemel Hempstead, the mooring could be transferable by agreement with Marina Management.

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

This Narrowboat 55ft Cruiser Stern by Hancock and Lane has been personally photographed and viewed by Jan Knox 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.

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