40ft Narrowboat for Sale , Built 2006
Description & Specification
A cosy interior on a popular length makes this an attractive boat for a couple or single handler looking for a go anywhere narrowboat or small liveaboard. Recent improvements include new floors, fridge and microwave.
Heating & Cooking: A large traveller style multi fuel burner is the main source of heat. Hot water is supplied via a calorifier linked to the engine, meaning that the engine has to be run to obtain hot water. There is an LPG cooker in the galley (Kitchen) comprising separate hob with combination grill and oven beneath. There is also a microwave, which was new in May 2016.
Safety: In line with Boat Safety, fire extinguishers are located throughout the vessel together with a fire blanket in the galley. There is a carbon monoxide detector in the living area.
Decor: The ceiling is lined in varnished tongue and grove planks; the upper sides are lined with varnished panels, off set with light coloured trim; these are painted white in the galley and bathroom and are wall papered in the bedroom. Lower sides are vertical tongue and groove painted in mint in the living area and varnished in the bathroom and bedroom. Floors are pine looking melamine planks in the living area, ash wood melamine in the galley and bathroom and oatmeal carpet in the bedroom.
There is a Houdini roof hatch in the galley to let in extra light and fresh air.
Brass effect spot lights are set into the ceiling at regular intervals and in the living area are complimented with wall lights, both of which have unfortunately lost their shades. These are supplemented by battery operated “Fairy” style lights, designed to conserve battery usage and add atmosphere to the homely interior.
Twin 240v sockets are located in the living and galley areas, plus there is a 12v socket in the galley. These are in a brass look to match the lights.
Living: Extra wide feature doors with stained glass uppers and Victorian tiled lowers allow for the living area to extend onto the front deck on bright sunny days. Crew enter the living area via steps painted in the same mint colour as the lower sides. As you descend, on the right side is a small coffee table and on the left is a small easy chair.
Forward of the coffee table is another easy chair, opposite which is wall space to add a flat screen TV. At present this area is used to house fuel for the stove. The stove concludes the living area and is sighted on a feature hearth with Victorian style tiled surround. Opposite is open shelving. The glass in the stove needs replacing and a replacement is supplied ready for the new owner to fit.Next is the passage style galley with shaker doors painted in the same mint green as the lower sides of the living area. Above are tiled worktops and uplifts in a mix of colours giving charm to the overall theme.
On the port side (Left as you look forward), units comprise: open storage with integrated microwave; cooker in white with hob cover, corner storage as already referred to.
On the opposite starboard side there is the small LEC fridge with ice box, beneath which is storage; a stainless sink with drainer with cupboard storage below. This area then turns to make an L which offers more storage.
The walk through bathroom seeks to maximise user space; often bathrooms on a boat of this size are cramped because of the reduced cabin size. On the starboard side is a cassette toilet and corner vanity above which is the porthole. Opposite is the shower which needs a new curtain or enclosure. The shower and area around the sink is tiled and there is a large mirror on the wall.
The cabin area concludes with the bedroom, which is dominated by the double bed with open storage below. The upper cabin sides feature floral wall paper and the lower sides are varnished. At the base of the bed there is storage and beneath the steps leading to the back deck is the engine; these steps being removable for easy maintenance access.
The open front deck has potential for adding bench lockers with a drop in table for casual dining. Unfortunately the canopy is in need of replacement. The recently re-painted hull features anti-slip paint on the gunwales. Paintwork on the cabin sides is serviceable and would benefit from a good mopping. The roof does need re-painting and this has been reflected in the price.
Halfpipe is a boat with charm and character and would suite someone that likes their boat to have a rustic feel about it. For casual overnight visitors it may be possible to replace the chairs in the living area with a small sofa bed.
Whilst every care has been taken in preparation, the correctness of these particulars are intended only as a guide and do not constitute a term of contract. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to check particulars and where appropriate, have the vessel fully surveyed/inspected.
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