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63ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat £64,995

Simplicity is a very handsome and well cared for, semi-trad stern narrowboat. She was completed in 1999 by the highly regarded builder Kingsground narrowboats, and is based on a G J Reeves hull. She won an award at that years Braunston Boat Show. She was last out of the water in May 2018 for blacking, when the anodes were also replaced. A hull survey from 2018 is also available on request. She benefitted from a professional exterior repaint in 2013. Viewing is recommended.

Schematic plan of boat


Quality 10mm/6mm/4mm/4mm steelwork by G.J.Reeves with side doors with top hatch, Houdini hatch and a semi-trad stern. Stylish fit-out by Kingsground offering comfortable 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 50hp, 4 cylinder diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 4 open self draining well deck with storage box. The water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. There is a wooden cratch frame with window to the front and a canvas cover (new in 2020). The headlamp is mounted on the cratch board.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings are lined with maple faced ply panels with solid mahogany trims, the cabin sides are lined with maple T&G with solid mahogany trims. All interior wood has been varnished. The hull sides are lined with carpet. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. Flooring throughout is carpet.

Saloon 10ft 10in

Steel, ½ glazed front doors with stained glass , oak panelled internally open out onto the front deck with storage steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height curved corner cupboard with roller door. 1 x bookcase/shelving unit.

Loose Furniture: 1 x 3 seat leather settee

Heating: Diesel fired stove set on a tiled hearth.

Other Features: Wall mounted 40 flat screen TV. Intercom telephone.

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

Power: 6 x 240v sockets. 2 x 12v sockets. 2 x TV aerial points.

Dinette 4ft 3in

Fixed Furniture: compact L-shaped fixed settee that converts to a double berth. There is storage space beneath the seats.

Loose Furniture: Chest of drawers.

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

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

Galley 9ft 6in

The walk through galley has custom built cabinets in solid maple with ceramic tiled work tops and splash backs.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard and 1 x single cupboard. 1 x slimline single cupboard. 1 x drawer unit. Full height housing for washing machine, compact dishwasher and microwave.

Wall Units: 1 x glazed display cupboards. 1 x large wall cupboard.

Appliances: Stoves 720F Heritage electric, oven and grill. Bosch four burner gas hob. 12v LEC fridge with icebox and additional separate 12v fridge. Bosch dishwasher. New Meile washer/dryer. Panasonic 1,000W Microwave Combi oven. Inset sink and drainer with mixer tap.

Lighting: 1 x window with slide opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally, with roof hatch. 1 x Houdini hatch. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Shower Room 7ft 7in x 4ft

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic mixer shower and glazed door. Vanity unit with inset ceramic wash basin, chrome taps and a cupboard beneath. Jabsco macerator pump-out toilet. Wall mounted cabinet and mirror.

Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper opening and privacy glass. 2x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Heating: 1 x radiator.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x fixed porthole. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Corridor Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Bedroom 12ft 6in

Spacious rear cabin/bedroom where the electrical hardware for the boat are also housed.

Furniture: 4 fixed double bed with storage and waste tank underneath. Half height fixed chest of drawers. 1 x full height double wardrobe and 1 x full height corner cupboard. Electric cupboard. Wall mounted TV. Rear storage steps.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x large windows with top hopper openings. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 1 x 12v, reading lights.

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

Semi-Trad Deck 6ft 10in & Stern 3ft 10in

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 locker/seats to either side of the semi-trad deck. Steel stern doors, wood panelled internally lead to the rear deck and steering position.

Other Features: Removable Pram cover with zipped access over the semi-trad deck (new in 2020).

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


Quality steelwork with a trad stern by G.J. Reeves Boatbuilders. Stylish professional fit-out by Kingsground Narrowboats.

Built in 1999
Semi-Trad stern.

Spray foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 63
Cabin Length: 44 3
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 7
Well Deck: 4 0
Draught: 2 3

Port side: 1 x window with top hopper opening. 1x window with side opening. 3 x portholes with top hopper opening. 1 x fixed porthole.
Starboard side: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch. 2 x portholes with top hopper opening. 1 x fixed porthole.
Front: Steel ½ glazed front doors, wood lined internally, stained glass.
Rear: Steel rear doors wood lined internally, with sliding roof hatch. Steel stern doors, wood lined.

The boat is powered by a 502hp Beta Marine 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 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 5 leisure batteries.

Side power engine driven hydraulic bow thruster

The 400 litre stainless steel water tank is housed beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch and accumulator is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier heated by the engines heat exchanger and/or the Kabola back boiler.

Heating is provided by the diesel fired Kabola Old English stove in the saloon with a back boiler running 3 radiators.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
240v landline socket
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
1 x 12v, engine driven alternator.
2 x 12v, engine start batterie.
5 x 12v, 110 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
Victron 3kw inverter/charger (new in 2018).
Heart Interface Battery management system.

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

3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguisher
1 x 400mL Dry powder extinguisher
1 x Fire Blanket
2 x Smoke Alarms

The boat was repainted in 2013. The boat was last docked for blacking in May 2018. 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 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.