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56ft Semi-trad stern Narrowboat £59,995

Lizzie is a lovely, well-appointed live-aboard spec semi-trad stern narrowboat. She is a three-owner boat that has been well maintained. She was last out of the water for blacking in March 2019. Lizzie offers well planned and beautifully constructed 3 berth accommodation that could easily be extended to 4 berths with the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon. She's been used for continuous cruising by her current owner and would be equally suited to live-aboard or holiday use.

Schematic plan of boat


Stylish 10/6/4/4mm steelwork with Houdini hatch, side doors and a semi-trad stern by Liverpool Boats. Front cratch with cover. Fitted out to a high standard by the first owner in in painted and beech faced ply with solid beech trims offering comfortable 2 1 berth accommodation to a reverse layout. Powered by an Isuzu 35hp marine diesel engine with a PRM 120 gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which has a steel locker, there is a 38 self draining well deck. There are steel locker/seats to either side of the well deck. The stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

Cabin sides and ceilings are lined with painted plywood and trimmed with painted solid wood. Hull sides are lined with beech veneered plywood and trimmed with solid beech. All interior wood has been sealed and varnished. Flooring throughout is oak effect laminate except to the bathroom which has ceramic tiles.

Bedroom 10ft

1/3 glazed wooden front doors, open out onto the front deck with storage steps leading down into the bedroom.

Furniture: 4 fixed double bed, with waste tank and storage space beneath. 2 x full height wardrobes. 1 x full height cupboard with shelves. Over-bed shelf with LED reading lights. Additional shelf at foot of bed.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 4 x 12v, LED down-lights. 1 x 12v, under-shelf reading-light.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket.

Shower Room 5ft 8in

The full width shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Red laminate lined shower enclosure with glazed bi-fold door and chrome thermostatic shower. Wall mounted porcelain wash basin, chrome mixer tap. Macerator pump-out toilet is included.

Extra Storage: Storage shelves and cupboard beside the shower.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Light: 2 x windows with top hopper openings and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, down-lights over mirror.

Saloon 13ft 8in

Loose Furniture: Three-seat sofa (that can be used as a single berth). Small dining table and stool and additional side table.

Heating: Solid fuel stove set on a raised, tiled hearth and surround. 1 x central heating radiator.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 2 x 120v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Lighting: 1 x set of steel side doors with wooden linings. 1 x large windows with top hopper opening. 2 x small windows with top hopper openings, 1 with privacy glass. 6 x 12v, LED down-lights. 3 x 12v, wall lamps.

Other Features: Wall mounted 24 Cello, flat screen TV.

Galley 11ft 2in

The galley has custom made cabinets with beech framed doors and drawer fronts. Granite effect laminate worktops and matching splash-backs.

Wall Cupboards: 1 x small wall cupboard.

Base Units: 1 x double cupboard. 1 x 3 drawer unit. 1 x slim-line cupboard. 1 x single pull out pan cupboard. Fridge housing. Cooker housing. 2 x Full height cupboards, 1 x housing the electrics. Storage steps.

Appliances: Stainless steel slot-in Thetford Caprice gas cooker. LEC/Inlander 12v fridge with freezer compartment, 700W microwave. Inset, stainless steel sink and drainer, with a chrome monobloc mixer tap.

Light: 2 x portholes with top hopper openings. 1 x Houdini hatch to the ceiling. 6 x 12v, LED down-lights.

Power: 3 x 240v sockets.

Semi-Trad Deck 4ft 4in and Stern 3ft 2in

Steel rear doors oak panelled internally with sliding roof hatch lead onto the semi-trad deck where there are access panels to the engine and batteries. There are steel lockers/seats to either side of the semi-trad deck. Steel stern doors, oak panelled internally lead to the rear deck and steering position.

Controls: The single lever engine control is located on the control tower to the port side.

Flooring: Marine ply boards with anti-slip deck tread.


Quality steelwork with a semi-trad stern by Liverpool Boats and good quality fit-out by the first owner.

Built in 2005
Semi-Trad stern.

Sprayfoam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 56
Cabin Length: 40 6
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 6
Well Deck: 3 8
Draught: 2 2

Port side 1 x porthole with top opening. 3 x large windows with top hopper style opening vents. 1 x small window with top hopper style opening vent and privacy glass.
Starboard side: 1 x porthole with top opening. 2 x large windows with top hopper style opening vents. 1 x small window with top hopper style opening vent. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood panelled internally.
Front: Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with a sliding roof hatch.

The boat is powered by a Isuzu 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 two 12v alternators to charge the start battery and the 3 leisure batteries.

The stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. The twin coil calorifier is heated by the Webasto diesel fired boiler and/or the engine heat exchanger.

Heating is provided by the solid fuel stove with back boiler in the saloon running 2 radiators and the Webasto diesel fired boiler running 1 radiator.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
3 x 12v, 100 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
Sterling Power Products 1.6kW inverter/charger.
2 x roof mounted solar panels with Epever MPPT 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
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector.

The boat is professionally painted with coach enamels. The boat was last docked for blacking in March 2019. 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.

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.