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57ft 8in Inspection Launch £59,995

"Mole of Marsh Hall" is a unique narrowboat built by respected builder Peter Nicholls to reflect the style of a Thames river inspection launch with an 'ice breaker' bow and rounded slipper style stern. The large windows in the living area give a light and airy feel to the beautifully fitted interior. She benefits from having a brand new Boat Safety Certificate. Hull blacking and a survey are booked for October.

Schematic plan of boat


57ft 8 Inspection Launch with unique slipper stern. Quality 10/6/4mm steelwork by Peter Nicholls to a Thames river launch style with a rounded slipper style trad stern and ice-breaker bow. Large cratch and cover to the front. The hull is double chined to a 4ft base. Beautiful professional fit-out by Peter Nicholls in panelled mahogany with solid mahogany trims offering comfortable 22 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 37Hp 4 cylinder diesel engine with PRM Delta hydraulic gearbox. Sleipner electric bow thruster with controls at the bow and stern.

From the Bow

From the bow there is a 7 well deck with fixed canopy, glazed cratch and canvas side covers. The large well deck has locker seating with cushions and a second control area with a wheel and a full set of duplicate controls to supplement the tiller arm and controls at the rear. There are sockets to allow the fitment of small and large tables to create an outdoor dining area. The stainless steel water tank is located in the bow with a surface mounted filler. The headlamp is mounted on the roof.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings, cabin sides and hull sides are lined in panelled mahogany trimmed with solid mahogany. All interior wood has been varnished to a gloss finish. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. Flooring throughout is carpet.

Saloon / Dinette 14ft 2in

Wooden, half glazed front doors, open onto the front deck with a level walk in to the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 2 x half height cabinets to either side of the front doors. Low level shelves below the gunwales.

Loose Furniture: 2 x recliner chairs.

Heating: Fin rads below the shelves.

Lighting: 2 x fixed windows to the front bulkhead. 12 x fixed, mahogany framed double glazed windows. 3 x 12v, florescent ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets. 2 x 12v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 7ft 5in

The U shaped galley has custom built units with mahogany panelled door and drawer fronts. Worktops are marble effect laminate with ceramic tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x large cupboard beneath the sink that extends into the corner with folding door that houses the washer dryer. 1 x slim-line cupboard with 3 drawers above. 1 x oven housing with storage baskets below. 1 x fridge housing.

Wall Units: 1 x glazed pinnacle display unit. Large wall mounted shelves.

Appliances: Slot in LG Solar Dom electric oven, grill and microwave. 2 burner diesel fired Wallas hob. 12v, Waeco fridge with icebox. Philco washer/dryer. Inset, stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x side opening portholes. 1 x 12v, florescent ceiling light. 4 x 12v, under shelf lights. 1 x Houdini roof hatch.

Shower Room 5ft

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Shower cubicle with thermostatic shower and shower curtain. Vanity unit with inset porcelain wash basin, chrome taps and a cupboard beneath. Porta Potti toilet with spare base ( the bathroom also has plumbing ready to accept a pump out toilet if preferred). Wall mounted bathroom cabinet.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x side opening porthole with privacy glass. 1 x 12v, florescent ceiling light.

Corridor Storage: Full height storage cupboard accessed from the corridor.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x side opening porthole.

Corridor Heating: Fin rads.

Bedroom 9ft 10in

Furniture: Fixed double bed with storage space beneath. 1 x full height double wardrobe with full length mirror. Vanity table with shelf above and below. Over-bed shelving. Rear storage steps.

Heating: Fin rads.

Lighting: 4 x side opening portholes. 1 x 12v, ceiling light. 3 x 12v, reading lights.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.


Doors lead from the bedroom to the trad area where the engine is housed beneath lift up floor panels. All the electrical equipment for the boat is housed here as well as the calorifier.
Steel rear doors, wood panelled internally with sliding roof hatch lead from the trad area to the rear deck and steering position. Controls: The single lever engine control is on the port side


Quality steelwork with mahogany fit-out to an inspection
launch style with unique slipper stern by Peter Nicholls.

Polystyrene insulation behind the cabin linings
Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 57 8
Cabin Length: 41 5
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 3
Well Deck: 7
Draught Not stated

Port side: 6 x fixed, mahogany framed double glazed
windows. 4 x side opening portholes.
Starboard side: 6 x fixed, mahogany framed double glazed
windows. 4 x side opening portholes.
Front: Hardwood glazed front doors. 2 x fixed,
mahogany framed double glazed windows.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally.
Roof: 1 x Houdini roof hatch.

Gas free boat.

The 100 gallon stainless steel water tank is located in the
bow. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent
to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the
Eberspacher diesel fired boiler and/or the engine heat

Heating is provided by the Eberspacher diesel fired boiler
running fin rads and a towel rail.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, 55 amp/hr engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
3 x 12v, deep cycle leisure batteries.
Victron Energy Blue smart battery charger.
Electrolux 3.5kva Travel Power engine driven generator.
1 x AMPS 350w inverter.
1 x Nikkai 150w inverter.

3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector
1 x Smoke Alarm

The boat was professionally painted when built. The boat
was last docked for blacking in 2016. The hull is protected
by 6 anodes.

The boat comes equipped with a normal cruising inventory
including a full set of ropes and fenders. Any additional
items not listed must be negotiated separately with the

The boat is powered by a Beta Marine 37hp, 4 cylinder,
marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM Delta hydraulic
gearbox with 2: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The
exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out from under the
side deck.
The engine powers 2 x 12v alternators to charge the start
battery and the 3 leisure batteries.

Current moorings are available by separate BOW-THRUSTER negotiation.
Sliepner electric bow thruster with controls at the bow and
the stern (new battery required)

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PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this brochure is based on our own inspection and information provided by the owner and is intended as a sales aid only to assist you to decide whether you would like to move to the next stage and view the boat for yourself. Measurements can only be taken as approximate. Nothing contained herein constitutes a contract or offer. This is not a survey. We always recommend that a full survey is carried out prior to purchase.