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Wide Beam 55

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Boat REF# 105233
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Year 2003
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 4
Engine 1 x Diesel 55hp, Isuzu 4LE2 (2007)
Lying Central London


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Extra Details

Designer Owner/ Riverview Narrowboats
Builder Alexander Boats
Lying Central London
Fuel capacity 305.0 ltr (67.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Isuzu 4LE2 (2007)
Engine Hours engine1:   2740
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Crowther
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The engine was replaced in April 2007 with a new Isuzu 55 – Model 4LE2, direct injection engine connected to a PRM 150 Gearbox

There are 7, 135amp hour domestic batteries plus a spare 110amp hour. There is a separate starter battery. Charging is by twin alternators and by shore power. All batteries are AGM maintenance free.

The batteries are connected to a Studer 2.5kw pure sine wave inverter, which supplies the 240 volt system when cruising.

There are 240v 13amp sockets throughout, which can also be connected to shore power when available.

The system is prevented from leakage by a Galvanic Isolator


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
LWL 16.66m (54'8")
Beam 2.82m (9'3")
Draft Max 0.81m (2'8")
Airdraft 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 24,000kg (52,920.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This is a beautifully constructed boat. The 9ft 3in width gives plenty of room without the unwieldiness of larger wide beams.

Built for cruising as well as living aboard, she has a generous cruiser stern with a superb canopy. The massive forward well deck has a solid roof and a removable cover with panoramic windows making a wonderful conservatory.

The paintwork is in very good condition, but the roof paint will need some attention. This boat benefits from 2 pack epoxy blacking below the waterline, which should be good for a few years to come.

The hull is protected by 12 sacrificial anodes and a galvanic isolator

Heating and hot water are provided by a Mikuni boiler, with radiators throughout the boat. When cruising the hot water can also be provided by an engine calorifier and when shore power is available an immersion heater can also be used.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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The beautiful foredeck conservatory leads via double doors to the main living room. This is spacious with room for furniture either side. The windows are large giving plenty of daylight and spectacular views. The panelling, above the gunnel and the ceiling are painted in light colours which enhances the light and spacious feel. Lower walls and cupboard doors are in light wood.

The fittings, particularly such details as lights and handles give the feel of a well-appointed apartment.

The flooring is top quality, hard wearing vinyl warmed by a wonderful oriental rug. The furniture includes a well made sofa bed for occasional visitors.

The open plan galley kitchen is separated by a useful work top. It is equipped with high quality fitted cooker, separate hob, microwave and fridge. There is also a side hatch to provide fresh air and views amidships. Also great for delivering the shopping straight to the kitchen. There is plenty of storage space.

Cunningly located in the corridor through to the bedroom is a washing machine and more storage space.

The main bedroom again features a mass of storage including hanging space. The bed can be folded, with all bedding in place, to form a sofa. It should be noted that this is a proper bed which folds with great ease if desired. It is not a sofa which doubles as a bed.

There is a folding table which makes this room perfect as an office as well as a second living room.

The corridor leads aft to a small lobby area with access to more storage, the heated drying cupboard and the stairs to the rear deck. To one side is a generous bathroom with electric flush toilet a corner basin and a lovely shower.

The rear deck is another spacious room in itself with its well designed canopy and with panoramic windows. The canopy can be de-rigged in sections to provide an open deck with a sun shade, or removed completely.

Everything needed for cruising falls easily to hand in a selection of lockers..

4 burner gas cooker

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

There is a current BSS Certificate to Oct 2011

Broker's Comments

This boat is a true one-off. Beautifully proportioned for comfort and handling she is a boat to turn heads and a delight for any owner. The present owners have lived aboard and cruised for six years. They designed the layout to use every inch of space and use it well. With so much space and so much storage there is an open uncluttered feel.

Every item is of the highest quality and matched to its purpose. There are many thoughtful extras such as the low-level fin radiators in the living room. and the side hatch in the kitchen.

With the forward conservatory acting as an extension to the living space there is plenty of room to live and to entertain.

The bedroom that so easily converts to an office or second living room is a great bonus.

All in all this is a boat for anyone who wants to cruise in luxury or live aboard in style. Or, as the present owners have, combine the best of both worlds.

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

This Wide Beam 55 has been personally photographed and viewed by Phil 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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