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50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat SOLD - £44,995

Constance is a beautiful 1999 two-owner narrow boat, the current owners having had her since 2001. She has well planned two berth accommodation that would be easily extended to four berths by the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. She has been well loved and cared for with the exterior having a full repaint in 2007 and the engine was last serviced in 2020. She was last out of the water for blacking in 2019 when she had new anodes. The BSSC expires in July 2023.

Schematic plan of boat

Background

Quality 10/6/4mm steelwork with side doors, cratch and cover to the bow and a trad stern by Heron Boats. High quality fit-out by Heron Boats in light oak faced plywood with solid light oak trims offering comfortable 2 berth accommodation. Powered by a Vetus 32hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with Hurth HBW 110-2 gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 4 2 self draining well deck with locker/seats to either side. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a vinyl cover. The water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. The brass headlamp is mounted on the front of the cratch.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings, cabin sides and hull sides are lined with light oak faced plywood all trimmed with solid light oak. All interior wood has been varnished. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. Flooring throughout is carpet tiles except in the shower room which has wood effect vinyl flooring.

Saloon 10ft 6in

Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors open out onto the front deck with storage steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height corner cupboard. 1 x half height cabinet with glazed display cupboard above. 1 x under gunwale bookcase. 1 x low level cabinet.

Loose Furniture: 2 x leather swivel/recline armchairs with matching foot stools. 1 x Butterfly dining table with four folding chairs.

Heating: Becton solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth and surround. 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 4 x 12v, ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, wall lights.

Power: 6 x 240v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 10ft 1in

The walk through galley has custom built cabinets with beech effect laminate door and drawers fronts. Worktops are high gloss granite effect laminate.

Base units: 2 x double cupboards. 1 x single cupboard. 1 x single cupboard. 1 x large cupboard that extends into the corner. Full height oven and washing machine housing with small cupboard above. Fridge housing.

Appliances: Thetford, inset four burner gas hob with glazed lid/splash-back. Thetford Midi Prima, eye-level built-in gas oven and grill. 12v, Inlander fridge with icebox. Candy washing machine. Inset stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and glazed lid/splash-back.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch and Perspex inner screen. 8 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Shower Room 5ft 4in

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Corner shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower and shower curtain. Vanity unit with inset wash basin and chrome taps. Thetford cassette toilet. Bathroom cabinet. Full height storage shelves.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with top opening and privacy glass. 4 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Corridor Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x porthole with top opening.

Bedroom 12ft 0in

Furniture: Fixed 4 double bed with storage space below. 1 full height wardrobe. 3 x double over-bed cupboards. Electrics cupboard.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x portholes with top openings. 5 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 2 x 12v sockets.

Stern 3ft 6in

Aft of the bedroom is the rear trad area where the engine is housed under the lift up floor panels. All the electrical hardware for the running of the boat is also housed here.
Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch lead to the rear deck and steering position.

Controls: The single lever engine control is on the port side just inside the stern doors.

Specifications

BUILDER
Quality steelwork with side doors and a trad stern by Heron Boats. Professional fit-out in light oak faced plywood by Heron Boats.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 1999
Trad stern.
10/6/4mm.

INSULATION
Rock wool insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 50
Cabin Length: 38
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 1
Well Deck: 4 2
Draught: 2 6

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 3 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x portholes with top openings.
Starboard side: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x portholes with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch and Perspex inner.
Front: Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a Vetus 32hp, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a HBW110-2 gearbox with 2: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out from under the side deck.
The engine powers a 12v alternator to charge the start battery and the 3 leisure batteries.

WATER
The Polypropylene water tank is located beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the 240v emersion heater, Eberspacher diesel fired boiler and/or the engine heat exchanger.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the Becton solid fuel stove in the saloon and the Eberspacher diesel fired boiler running 4 radiators.

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
1 x 12v, driven alternator.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
3 x 12v, 100 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
2kw Victron Energy Phoenix inverter.
Waeco Mobitronic Automatic battery charger.
Adverc battery management system.
1 x roof mounted solar panel with Blue Solar charge controller.

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

FIRE SAFETY
3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector.

EXTERIOR FINISH
Full exterior repaint in 2007. The boat was last docked for blacking in 2019. The hull is protected by 6 anodes and a galvanic isolator.

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.

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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.