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40ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,995

Thistle Dubh is a quirky, compact trad stern narrowboat. The versatile interior features a bed settee allowing for 4 berth accommodation. The exterior paintwork is now in need of some attention, and this is reflected in the price. She was last docked for blacking in 2017, and she has a BSSC to October 2024. A survey from 2017 is available. She would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. Mooring available by separate negotiation.

Schematic plan of boat

Background

Quality 10/6/4/mm steelwork with a trad stern. High quality fit-out in oak faced ply with solid oak trims offering 22 berth accommodation. Powered by a BMC 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with PRM Delta hydraulic gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the stainless steel water tank, there is a 4 open self draining well deck. There are locker/seats to either side of the well deck.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings are lined with oak faced ply trimmed with solid oak. Cabin sides are lined with painted ply trimmed with solid oak. Hull sides are lined with solid pine T & G with hardwood trims. All interior wood has been varnished or painted. There are blinds to all windows. Flooring is wood effect laminate throughout.

Saloon 8ft 5in

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

Fixed Furniture: 1 x full height shelving unit.

Loose Furniture: Sofa bed that converts into a double bed.

Heating: Solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth and surround.

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

Power: 2 x 240v sockets with 2 USB chargers.

Galley 6ft 4in

The walk through galley has custom built wooden units with Shaker style wood effect laminate doors. Worktops are solid wood with ceramic tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard beneath the sink. 2 x single cupboards. Cooker space. Fridge housing.

Wall Units: Wall mounted shelves.

Appliances: Bush slot in domestic sized gas cooker. 12v, Waeco fridge with icebox. Cointra gas fired instant water heater. Inset, ceramic Butler style sink with chrome Swans neck tap.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top openings. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Shower Room 2ft 6in x 4ift

The compact shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer shower and a shower curtain. Thetford Porta-Potti toilet.

Bedroom 8ft 10in

Furniture: 4 fixed double bed with lift-up base on gas struts and storage below (will require a mattress).

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x fixed portholes. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Power: 1 x 240v socket with 2 USB chargers. 2 x 12v sockets.

Rear Trad Area 3ft 6in and Stern 3ft

Aft of the bedroom is the trad area where the engine is housed under the floor panels as well as all the electrical hardware for the running of the boat. 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 a trad stern. High quality fit-out in oak faced ply offering 2 2 berth accommodation.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 1997
Trad stern.
10/6/4/mm

INSULATION
Rockwool insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 40
Cabin Length: 29 8
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 2
Well Deck: 4
Draught: Not stated

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 1 x fixed porthole. 3 x windows with top hopper openings.
Starboard side: 1 x fixed porthole. 3 x windows with top hopper openings.
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 BMC 1.5 litre 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 a 12v alternator to charge the start battery and the leisure battery.

WATER
The 100 litre stainless steel water tank is located below the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. water is heated by the Cointra gas fired water heater in the galley.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the solid fuel stove in the saloon.

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
1 x 12v, engine driven alternator.
2 x 12v, engine start batteries.
1 x 12v, deep cycle leisure battery.
Victron Energy Phoenix 250w inverter.
Wiring and an MPPT charge controller fitted for solar panels.

GAS
2 x Propane cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas to the water heater and the slot in cooker.

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

EXTERIOR FINISH
The exterior paintwork is now in need of some attention, and this is reflected in the price. The boat was last docked for blacking in 2017. The hull is protected by 4 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
Current moorings 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.