52ft Narrowboat for Sale , Built 1999
Description & Specification
• Era• Built 1999• Engine: 1953 Kelvin J3 11hp 3 cylinder diesel engine with matching period Kelvin gearbox. Speedwheel and wheel gear selector controls.• Quality 12:8:5 mm steelwork by John White with a tug deck featuring a “Potter’s Cabin”, trad stern 3 sets of side doors, with top hatches and recessed rear panels. Houdini hatch to the “Potter’s Cabin” and a pigeon box to the engine room roof.• Partially fitted-out to a high standard by the current owner in oak faced ply to the ceiling, cabin sides and hull sides in the saloon and galley. The bathroom is lined with water proof laminate boards and the engine room is lined with New Zealand Kauri wood planks.• When completed Era can offer at least three berth accommodation.• A “Potter’s Cabin” below the tug deck currently provides a forward storage area that includes the two stainless steel water tanks. This could also be fitted out as a double bedroom. The space between with Potter’s Cabin and saloon currently houses a single berth.• Forward saloon with a Stovax Brunel solid fuel stove on a raised cast iron hearth. Space for your own furniture. 22” Sony flat screen TV with built in DVD player on a pivoting bracket.• Walk through galley featuring cupboards with gloss laminate doors and wood effect laminate worktops with an inset stainless steel sink and drainer. 12v Shoreline fridge freezer, a slot in Thetford Triplex gas oven, grill and three-burner hob. Steel side doors (with painted decorative panels) with top hatch opposite the galley.• Walk through bathroom featuring a shower cubicle with bi-fold glass doors and a thermostatic mixer shower. Brand new Thetford cassette toilet.• Engine room housing the Kelvin J3 engine and the electrical hardware for the boat. Two sets of side doors, with painted roses and castles panels and a top hatches.• Part fitted Boatman’s style cabin designed to contain an extending boatman’s double bed, child’s single, drop down table, ticket boxes and with a Premier boatman’s solid fuel stove already fitted. Oak planks and oak faced marine ply are available with the boat to complete the cabin.• Specification includes above plus: 12v/24v/240v, shoreline, 1.6 kW Victron Phoenix Multiplus inverter/charger, Victron battery management system and 2 115 ah leisure batteries. Galvanic isolator. Headlamp and bugle horn. Central heating by Webasto diesel boiler via 3 radiators, the Stovax Brunel solid fuel stove and the Premier boatman’s solid fuel stove. Water heated by the Webasto boiler. A back boiler is available to be fitted to the Stovax stove if required. Two stainless steel water tanks.
Era is a very handsome looking 52ft tug who’s fit out has been a labour of love for the current owner. Unfortunately family and work commitments mean he is unable to complete the work, so she is being offered as a part finished project with a lot of equipment and materials included to complete her. She has a beautifully detailed shell including recessed panels, solid brass portholes, side doors with top hatches and a pigeon box. An exterior re-paint by the owner was completed in May 2019. She features a beautifully presented classic 1953 Kelvin engine complete with it’s original gearbox and speedwheel controls, The interior layout can easily be made to accommodate three, four or even six berths. Viewing recommended. The BSSC expires in December 2020.
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