53ft Narrowboat for Sale , Built 1999
Description & Specification
• Engine: Beta Marine 43 hp marina diesel engine with Newage PRM 150D2 hydraulic gearbox.• Quality 10:6:4 mm steelwork by GT Marine with trad stern and side doors. There is a vinyl cover for the side doors and a cratch and cover to the bow.• Fit-out to a very high standard by Barry Hawkins and the first owner in solid light ash T&G to the ceiling and light ash faced ply and solid light ash trims to the cabin and hull sides. The flooring is carpet throughout apart from the galley which has vinyl.• Four berth accommodation.• Compact forward saloon/dinette with a corner cabinet, storage steps and a Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove on a tiled corner hearth and surround. Two leather recliner chairs and matching footstools.• L-shaped dinette that converts to a double berth. There is a both large and a small table to use with the dinette via desmo legs. The tables store below the gunwales opposite the sofa when not in use.• Walk through galley with a range of solid light ash cupboards and doors, laminate worktops, and steel and tiled splash-backs with an inset steel sink and drainer. 12v Inlander fridge with icebox, a built in Vanette 7000 gas oven and grill and separate Vanette 4000/2 hob. Panasonic 1100W microwave oven. Wood lined steel side doors opposite the galley with a removable inner Perspex inner cover.• Cabin bathroom with a 4ft hip bath with a mixer shower attachment and shower curtain. Vanity unit with an inset basin and storage below. Thetford C200 cassette toilet with a spare cassette.• Rear cabin bedroom with a fixed double bed with storage drawers below, overbed shelf, full height wardrobe and cupboard.• Rear trad area housing the engine and the electrical hardware for the boat.• Specification includes above plus: 12v/240v, shoreline, Mastervolt 2 kW inverter, separate Studer 12v/25A battery charger, Adverc battery management system and 5 leisure batteries (renewed March 2018). Galvanic isolator. Horn, headlamp and portable navigation lights. Stand alone petrol generator. Central heating by Eberspacher diesel boiler via 3 radiators and the Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove. Water heated by engine heat exchanger and Eberspacher boiler. Stainless Steel water tank.
Bijou is a beautifully presented 1999 three-owner narrow boat that has been maintained with care, and looks like a much younger boat. She has a cratch and cover to the front and a vinyl cover for the side doors. The exterior was repainted in 2011 by Adrian Pye and she was last docked for blacking in August 2018. She represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a lovely starter boat. Viewing recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation.
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