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52ft Trad Stern Tug Narrowboat £58,950

Era is a very handsome looking 52ft tug who's fit out has been a labour of love for the current owner. Unfortunately family and work commitments mean he is unable to complete the work, so she is being offered as a part finished project with a lot of equipment and materials included to complete her. She has a beautifully detailed shell including recessed panels, solid brass portholes, side doors with top hatches and a pigeon box. BSSC expires in December 2024.

Schematic plan of boat

Background

Quality 12/8/5mm steelwork by John White with a tug deck featuring a Potters Cabin, 3 sets of side doors with top hatches, recessed rear panels and a trad stern. Partially fitted-out to a high standard by the current owner in oak faced ply, with New Zealand Kauri wood planks to the engine room and a partially fitted Boatmans cabin. Powered by a 1953 Kelvin J3 11hp, 3 cylinder diesel engine with matching period Kelvin gearbox. Speedwheel and push pull controls.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker there is a 15 10 deck featuring a Potters cabin. The stainless steel water tanks are located in the bow with a surface mounted filler.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings, cabin sides and hull sides are lined with oak faced plywood except in the bathroom which has waterproof laminate and the engine room which is lined with New Zealand Kauri wood planks.

Potters Cabin 8ft 6in

A Potters Cabin below the tug deck currently provides a forward storage area that includes the two stainless steel water tanks.
This area could also be fitted out as a double bedroom.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x brass portholes with side opening. 1 x Houdini hatch.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket. 1 x 12v socket to the TV.

Other Features: 12v, 10 TV/monitor.

Under Deck Cabin 4ft

The space between with Potters Cabin and saloon currently houses a single berth (with a new custom made fold out mattress).

Saloon 7ft 2in

Steel front doors, wood lined internally with brass portholes and roof hatch open out onto the front deck.
The open plan saloon has space for the furniture of your choice.

Heating: Stovax Brunel solid fuel stove set on a raised cast iron and tiled hearth. 1 x central heating radiator.

Other Features: 12v, 22 Sony Bravia flat screen TV with built in DVD player.

Lighting: 3 x fixed brass portholes. 4 x 24v, LED ceiling lights. 2 x 24v, LED wall lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 6ft 6in

The walk through galley has custom built units with high gloss laminate doors and wood effect laminate worktops.

Base units: . 1 x double cupboard. Fridge housing. Cooker space, and breakfast bar with two leather stools.
Free standing solid oak under counter cupboard.

Appliances: Thetford Triplex slot in gas oven, grill and three-burner hob with glazed lid/splash-back. 12v, Shoreline fridge/freezer. Inset stainless steel sink and drainer with matching monobloc tap.

Lighting: 1 x brass porthole with side opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, with wood panels and roof hatch. 1 x Bulls eye skylight. 4 x 24v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Bathroom 4ft 7in

The full width bathroom has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Shower enclosure with thermostatic shower and bi-folding glazed doors. Wall mounted sink. Brand new Campingaz Porta Potti style cassette toilet that can also be used as a composting toilet.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with top hopper opening vent and privacy glass. 2 x 24v, wall lights. 1 x Bulls-eye skylight.

Engine Room 6ft

The engine room houses the 1953 Kelvin J3 11hp, 3 cylinder diesel engine with matching period Kelvin gearbox. All the other usual hardware for the running of the boat is also housed in this area.

Lighting: 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally with top hatches. 1 x Pigeon box. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Boatman's Cabin 9ft 6in

Aft of the engine room is the Part fitted Boatmans style cabin designed to contain an extending boatmans double bed, childs single berth, drop down table cupboard and ticket boxes.
Oak planks and oak faced marine ply are available with the boat to complete the cabin.

Heating: Premier Boatmans range.

Lighting: Cabling installed.

Power: Cabling installed.

Stern 3ft 6in

Steel rear doors and sliding roof hatch, wood panelled internally and traditionally decorated lead to the rear deck and steering position.

Controls: The engine controls are traditional speed wheel and a gear selector wheel.

Specifications

BUILDER
Quality steelwork with trad stern by John White. Partially fitted out to a high standard by the previous and current owners in oak faced plywood and Kauri wood.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 1999.
Trad stern.
12/8/5mm

INSULATION
Kingspan insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 52
Cabin Length: 44 4
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 6 4 10
Tug Deck: 15 10
Draught: Not Stated

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 3 x brass portholes. 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally with roof hatches.
Starboard side: 5 x brass portholes. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with roof hatch.
Front: Steel front doors, wood lined internally with portholes.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood panelled internally and traditionally decorated with sliding roof hatch.
Roof: 1 x Houdini hatch. 2 x Bulls-eye skylights. 1 x Pigeon box.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a 1953 Kelvin J3 11hp, 3 cylinder diesel engine with matching period Kelvin gearbox with 1: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out through a chimney in the roof.
The engine powers a 12/24v dynamo to charge the 2 start batteries and the 2 leisure batteries.

WATER
The twin 200 litre stainless steel water tanks are located in the bow. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tanks. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the Webasto diesel fired boiler and the 240v emersion when wired up.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the Stovax solid fuel stove in the saloon, the Webasto diesel fired boiler running 3 radiators and the Premier Boatmans Range in the Boatmans cabin. A back boiler is available to be fitted to the Stovax stove if required.

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12/24v lights throughout protected by fuses.
12/24v Dynamo.
2 x 12v, 115 amp/hr engine start batteries.
2 x 12v, 115 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
1.6 kw Victron Phoenix Multi-plus inverter/charger.
Victron battery management system.
New Victron Energy Digital Multi Controller.
Paguro 4000 diesel generator.

GAS
2 x propane cylinders housed in the bow locker provide gas to the slot in gas cooker.

FIRE SAFETY
3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detectors

EXTERIOR FINISH
The boat had a full repaint in May 2019. The boat was last docked for blacking in November 2021 with 2 pack epoxy including the baseplate. The hull is protected by 6 anodes and a galvanic isolator.

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 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.