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65ft Semi-Trad Stern Narrowboat SOLD £64,995

Northern Bull is a very handsome and well cared for, one owner semi-trad stern narrowboat built by Piper Boats. She was completed to a high standard by her current owner in 2009, for live-aboard use and is fully RCD compliant. She was last out of the water in March 2019 for blacking. She also benefitted from a professional exterior repaint in 2018. BSSC to March 2023, Viewing is recommended. Moorings are available by separate negotiation.

Schematic plan of boat


Quality 10mm/6mm/4mm/4mm steelwork by Piper Boats Ltd with two sets of side doors with top hatches, and a semi-trad stern. Stylish fit-out by the first owner offering comfortable 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 43hp, 4 cylinder diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 D2 hydraulic gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 3 7 open self draining well deck with storage lockers. The water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. The headlamp is mounted on a mast at the bow.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The interior has ash faced ply with solid ash trim to the ceiling, and hull sides throughput and the cabin sides in the bedroom. The cabin sides in the dinette and saloon have wallpaper, the galley and bathroom are tiled and the utility area has pine T&G to the cabin sides. All interior wood has been varnished. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. The flooring is carpet in the saloon and bedroom, tile effect laminate in the galley and bathroom and carpet tiles in the utility area.

Dinette 4ft 7in

Steel, stable styles glazed front doors, oak panelled internally open out onto the front deck.

Fixed Furniture: Raised Pullman style dinette, with padded bench seats. There is storage space beneath the seats and the dinette converts into a double berth.

Lighting: 2 x LED ceiling lights.

Saloon 11ft 7in

Fixed Furniture: Built in TV cabinet and steps to a set of side doors wood lined with top hatch. 1 x bookcase/shelving unit.

Loose Furniture: 2 x leather recliner chairs.

Heating: Stovax Brunel solid fuel stove on a tiled hearth and surround. 1 x radiator.

Other Features: 24inch TV with built in DVD player and a satellite receiver.

Lighting: 1 x pair of steel sides doors, wood lined internally with top hatch and steps. 4 x windows with top openings. 8 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 4 x 12v, LED wall lights.

Power: 3 x 240v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 9ft 2in

The walk through galley has tiled cabin and hull sides with cabinets and doors in light cherry laminate with marble effect laminate work tops.

Base units: 2 x double cupboards and 1 x single cupboard with drawer above. 1 x 3 drawer unit. 1 x drawer unit.

Wall Units: 3 x large wall cupboards.

Appliances: Slot in Indesit gas, oven and grill and hob. 240v Beko fridge with ice box. Inset sink and drainer with mixer tap.

Lighting: 1 x window with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally, with roof hatch. 7 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Shower Room 7ft

The walk through shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic mixer shower and glazed doors. Vanity unit with new counter top ceramic wash basin, chrome mixer tap and a cupboard beneath. Mansfield Travler pump-out toilet.

Lighting: 2 x window with top openings and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Heating: 1 x radiator.

Bedroom 10ft 8in

Furniture: 5 across the boat double bed with storage underneath. 1 x full height double wardrobe with adjacent shelves. 2 x full height cupboards.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x portholes with top openings and privacy glass. 6 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 3 x 240v sockets.

Utility Room 6ft 8in

Furniture: 1 x full height corner cupboard. Electric cupboard. Rear storage steps.

Lighting: 2 x 12v, wall lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Semi-Trad Deck 3ft 7in and Stern 3ft 10in

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

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


Quality steelwork with a semi-rad stern by Piper Boats Ltd. Stylish fit-out by the owner (verified RCD compliant).

Built in 2009
Semi-Trad stern.

Spray foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 65
Cabin Length: 49 8
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 7
Well Deck: 3 7
Draught: 2 0

Port side: 4 x windows with top openings. 2 x portholes with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch.
Starboard side: : 4 x windows with top openings. 2 x portholes with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatch.
Front: Steel glazed stable style front doors, wood lined internally.
Rear: Steel rear doors wood lined internally, with sliding roof hatch. Steel stern doors, wood lined.

The boat is powered by a 43hp 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 2 x 12v alternators to charge the start battery and the 5 leisure batteries.

Vetus 55kgf electric bow thruster with controls at the stern.

The 200 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, the Webasto boiler and/or the immersion heater.

Heating is provided by the Stovax Brunell solid fuel stove in the saloon and the Webasto diesel fired central heating boiler running 4 radiators.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
240v landline socket
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
5 x 12v, 120 ahr deep cycle leisure batteries (new 2019).
Sterling ProCombi S 2.5kw inverter/charger.
4 x solar panels, 660W (new 2019)
1 x Epever MPPT Solar Charger Controller.

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 Fire Blanket
1 x Smoke Alarm
1 x CO Alarm

The boat was repainted in December 2018. The boat was last docked for blacking in March 2019. The hull is protected by 4 anodes and a galvanic isolator.

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.