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Narrowboat 57ft Trad Stern with Gardner Engine

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Boat REF# 141716
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 17.98m (59'0")
Year 1991
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 57hp, Gardner 4LK (1991)
Lying Hemel Hempstead


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Extra Details

Designer French & Peel
Builder French & Peel
Lying Hemel Hempstead
Last survey 12/03/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 57hp
Engine make and model Gardner 4LK (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

This engine type at one time powered the British Navy Midget Submarine and embodies certain design features developed for that period of historic service. In September 1943 two Gardner 4LK powered midget subs entered a Norwegian Fjord and crippled the 41,000 ton German battleship 'Tirpitz', a thousand miles from the nearest British base. The 4LK achieves a high power-to-weight and power-to-space ratio at moderate revolutions per minute. At 1800 rpm the 4LK develops 51 bhp.


LOA 17.98m (59'0")
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

5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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

A beautifully shaped French and Peel Hull. Trad stern, large windows 2 side hatches and cratch boards.


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

A spacious and well laid out interior. Enter ing from the fron deck via glazed double doors into a large living area. There is a solid fuel stove, TV corner, a Futon sofa bed and a desk area.

Through to a galley kitchen with a cooker, fridge, sink and plenty of storage there is also an Aldi gas boiler for hot water as well as an immersion heater for use with shore power.

There is a full width bathroom with a shower and basin. There is a vacuum type, pump-out toilet, which is in need of repair, and a cassette toilet.

The bedroom has a double bed and wardrobe.

Through to full height engine room with a magnificent Gardner engine. Steps to rear deck.

4 burner gas cooker

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

BSS Cert to 26/2/2015

Broker's Comments

A lovely traditional narrowboat with a nice fit out and a majestic Gardner 4LK engine in its own traditional engine room with two side hatches.

This is a superb boat for the engine enthusiast, but it would serve equally well as a live-aboard or a family cruiser.

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

This Narrowboat 57ft Trad Stern with Gardner Engine 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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