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35ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat New Price - £24,995

Violet May is a lovely, compact 35ft cruiser stern narrowboat built by Taurus Narrowboats Ltd in 2004 with a cleverly fitted out and versatile two berth interior. She has a cratch and cover to the bow and a tonneau cover over the cruiser deck with a dodger around the taff rail. She was last docked for blacking in January 2020 and has a hull survey from January 2019. As such, Violet May presents a great opportunity to acquire a good value, well cared for starter boat.

Schematic plan of boat

Background

Quality 10: 6:5:4mm steelwork with a cruiser stern, cratch and cover to the front, rear tonneau cover and dodger to the rear by Taurus Narrowboats Ltd. Good quality fit-out in light ash by Worsfold offering versatile 2 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 28hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 120 D2 gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which houses the gas locker there is a 3 6 self draining well deck. There is a wooden cratch frame with a vinyl cover. The stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings, cabin sides and hull sides are lined with light ash faced plywood trimmed with solid light ash. Flooring throughout is carpet. There are curtains or blinds to all windows.

Saloon 7ft

Steel, glazed front doors, wood lined internally open out onto the front deck with storage steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height cupboard. L fixed settee with storage space beneath. The settee converts into a double bed. There is a Desmo socket to allow the use of a table with the settee to create a dinette.

Loose Furniture: Ash table top with desmo leg. 2 x folding wooden stools for use with the dinette.

Other Features: 12v Cello flat screen TV with built in DVD player.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper style opening vents. 2 x 12v, wall lights.

Power: 2 x 240 sockets. 4 x 12v sockets (1 double including USB ports). 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 5ft 6in

The walk through galley has custom built units with white shaker style doors, laminate worktops with tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x large cupboard beneath the sink. 1 x single cupboard that extends into the corner. Pinnacle shelving. Under gunwale table storage

Appliances: Inset combined stainless steel sink and four-burner gas hob. Cool box.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper style opening vents. 3 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Power: 1 x 240v socket. 1 x 12v socket.

Shower Room 6ft 8in

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Fully tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower and a shower curtain. Vanity unit with inset wash basin, chrome tap and a cupboard beneath. Thetford cassette toilet with a spare cassette.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper opening vent and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, ceiling light.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper opening vent. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Corridor Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Cruiser Deck and Stern 7ft 3in

Aft of the shower room is the rear utility area which houses the calorifier and all the electrical equipment for the running of the boat.
Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch lead from the utility area to the cruiser deck and steering position. The engine is housed under lift up floor panels.

Controls: The single lever column mounted engine control is on the port side.

Other Features: Taff rail with dodger and rear tonneau cover.

Specifications

BUILDER
Quality steelwork with cruiser stern by Taurus Narrowboats Ltd. Good quality fit-out by Worsfold in ash faced plywood.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 2004
Cruiser stern.
10/6/5/4mm

INSULATION
Sprayfoam insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete slabs beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 35 ft
Cabin Length: 20ft 3in
Width: 6ft 10in
Interior Headroom: 6 ft 7in
Well Deck: 3ft 6in
Draught: Not Stated

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 3 x windows with top hopper style opening vents.
Starboard side: 3 x windows with top hopper style opening vents.
Front: Steel glazed front doors wood lined internally.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a Beta Marine 28hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 120 D2 gearbox with 2: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out from under the side deck.
The engine powers twin 12v alternators to charge the start battery and the 2 leisure batteries.

WATER
The 150 gallon stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the Eberspacher diesel fired boiler, 240v immersion heater and/or the engine heat exchanger.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the Eberspacher diesel fired boiler running 3 radiators.

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
2 x 12v, 110 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
Sterling 150w free standing inverter.
Clarke battery charger.
1 x roof mounted solar panel.

GAS
2 x Propane cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas to the hob.

FIRE SAFETY
3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguisher.
1 x Fire Blanket.
1 x Smoke Alarm.
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector.

EXTERIOR FINISH
The boat was professionally painted when new. The boat was last docked for blacking in January 2020. The hull is protected by 6 anodes.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS OF INVENTORY
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 owner.

MOORING INFORMATION
The current moorings maybe available by separate negotiation.

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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.