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50ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £35,000

Constanze is a handsome 2002 50ft trad stern narrow boat built by Floating Homes. She has well planned four berth accommodation, including a sofa bed in the saloon. She has been used as a live-aboard boat for continuous cruising and would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. This boat comes with the added benefit of a new Boat Safety Certificate. Viewing recommended.

Schematic plan of boat


Quality 10/6/6/4mm steelwork by Floating Homes with a trad stern and large side doors with a top hatch. Cratch and cover to the bow. Fit-out in oak faced plywood, painted plywood and painted T & G with sapele trims offering well planned 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Barrus Shire 35hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with Newage PRM 120 gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow there is a 4 6 self draining well deck with gas locker/seats to either side and a fold out table. 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 headlamp is mounted on the front of the cratch.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings are lined with oak faced plywood trimmed with sapele. There is painted ply to the cabin sides and painted T&G to the hull sides in the saloon and galley. The bedroom, bathroom and utility area have oak faced ply and sapele trims to the cabin sides and hull sides. All interior wood has been either varnished or painted. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. The floor is laid with oak effect laminate to the saloon, and galley and cork tiles to the bedroom, bathroom and utility

Saloon 12ft 4in

Steel front doors, wood lined internally open out onto the front deck with a box step down into the saloon.

Loose Furniture: Sofa bed with matching storage foot stools. The sofa bed converts into a double bed. 1 x free standing table with two folding chairs.

Heating: Morso solid fuel stove set on a stone hearth.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 3 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets plus USB ports.

Galley 7ft

The walk through galley has custom built painted wooden cupboards with shaker style doors and solid wooden worktops with tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 3 x cupboards, one with drawer above. Freestanding dresser with cupboards and shelves. Cooker space.

Wall Units: Small wall mounted cupboard with shelf below. Various wall mounted shelves.

Appliances: Thetford Caprice slot in gas cooker with separate oven and grill and a glazed lid/splash-back. Inset stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome monobloc tap.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with top hopper opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, wall lights.

Bedroom 8ft 2in

Furniture: Fixed 4 double bed with storage space below. 1 full height wardrobe. 1 x large locker style over-bed cupboard. Corner cupboard.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Other Features: Kenwood CD/radio player.

Lighting: 2 x portholes with top hopper openings. 1 x 12v, ceiling light. 2 x 12v, reading lights.

Power: 1 x 12v socket.

Shower Room 4ft 10in

The full width shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Fully tiled shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower and shower curtain. Vanity unit with inset wash basin, chrome taps and cupboard beneath. Sealand pump-out toilet. Bathroom cabinet. 1 x small cabinet.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes with privacy glass. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Utility 2ft 8in

Aft of the shower room is the utility area housing the controls for the electrical equipment and hanging space for coats.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Power: 1 x 12v socket.

Rear Trad Area 3ft 11in

Aft of the utility 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.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 1 x 12v, ceiling light.

Stern 3ft 6in

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.


Quality steelwork with side doors and a trad stern by Floating Homes. Fit-out in oak faced ply, painted ply and painted T&G.

Built in 2002
Trad stern.

Spray foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 50
Cabin Length: 39
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 5
Well Deck: 4 6
Draught: Not Stated

Port side: 1 x window with top hopper opening. 5 x portholes, 2 with with top openings.
Starboard side: 1 x window with top hopper opening. 4 x portholes, 1 with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch.
Front: Steel front doors, wood lined internally.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch.

The boat is powered by a Barrus Shire 35hp, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a Newage PRM 120 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 leisure batteries.

The integral steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. The water is heated by the engine heat exchanger.

Heating is provided by the Morso solid fuel stove with back boiler in the saloon via copper pipes and 2 radiators.

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, deep cycle leisure batteries.
Ring Power Source Pro 1kw inverter.
Sterling Power Products Pro ALT C battery charger.
2 x roof mounted solar panel with Epever solar charge controller.

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

3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket

The boat was professionally painted when built. The boat was last surveyed in 2017. The hull is protected by 4 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 owner.

Current moorings are not available.

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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.