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Wide Beam 53

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Boat REF# 163140
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.07m (52'9")
Year 1979
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 43hp, BETA MARINE (1996)
Lying Midi Canals


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Extra Details

Lying Midi Canals
Fuel capacity 540.0 ltr (118.8 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,100.0 ltr (242.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/06/2004


Engine 1 x Diesel 43hp
Engine make and model BETA MARINE (1996)
Engine Hours engine1:   1508
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 6KVA

Moteur Beta marine de 43 Cv groupe électrogène Beta Marine de 6 Kva.

Beta marine 43hp diesel engine and Beta Marine 6Kva generator.


LOA 16.07m (52'9")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 0.70m (2'4")
Draft Max 0.70m (2'4")
Airdraft 3.25m (10'8")
Displacement 18,000kg (39,690.0lbs)
Headroom 1.95m (6'5")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Large flûte britannique construite en acier par les chantiers Hancock & Lane en 1979. La dernière expertise date de 2004 et en 2011 le bateau est sorti de l’eau pour de nouvelles anodes et la repeinte de la coque.

Steel wide beam cruiser by Hancock & Lane built in 1979 last surveyed in June 2004 and last drydock in 2011 for anodes and blacking.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

Ce bateau logement anglais mérite votre attention, sa surface habitable est quasi doublée par le pont soleil supérieur avec conduite extérieure. Salle de bain complète avec douche, chauffage central. Les autres pièces bénéficient de radiateurs également à chaudière fioul. Eau chaude sanitaire par échangeur moteur et cumuls 220V. Le poêle est un plus pour les soirées fraîches. Cuisine toute équipée avec beaucoup de surface de travail et de rangements. En plus, machine à laver le linge, 2 frigidaires, un micro onde.
La cabine actuelle est ouverte et se compose de deux lits superposés mais facilement reconvertible en lit double. La dinette se transforme en lit double occasionnel et le canapé permet un couchage double également. Porte s’ouvrant vers la plage avant permettant une vue dégagée et une bonne aération de cet house boat sympa.

Large shower a & toilet with radiator central heating.
Central heating to radiators throughout. Hot water from engine heat exchanger plu immersion heater. Wood burner for cosy evenings. Lots of work surface in a well equipped kitchen. Two fridges a full cooker with grill and oven plus a microwave and a washing machine for a complete domestic inventory. Main cabin currently fitted with two single cross beds but easily converted back to a double bed cabin. Dinette transforms to occasional double as does the bed settee in the lounge. Door from lounge open onto front well deck to give bright airy cottage terrace feel to the accommodation. Outside space is huge with cruiser stern and upper deck terrace with wheel steering from « Fly bridge »

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors
8.00m (26'3") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Midi canals is happy to offer this great potential live aboard wide beam cruiser with the advantage of « Fly Bridge » steering position and the huge unencumbered outdoor spaces.

Midi Canals est heureux de vous présenter cet bateau logement de style britannique, permettant la vie à bord à l’année avec son pont soleil avec pilotage extérieur augmentant sa superficie habitable.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wide Beam 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Midi Canals. 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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