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57ft Semi-Trad stern Narrowboat £55,000

National Express is a semi-trad stern narrowboat by respect builder G & J Reeves. She is a two-owner boat that has been well maintained, she was last out of the water for blacking in August 2021, the engine was serviced in September 2021 and she has benefitted from an external repaint by the current owner in June 2022. The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until October 2025. She offers spacious 4 berth accommodation that offers potential for a new owner to make their own mar

Schematic plan of boat


Stylish 10/6/4/4mm steelwork with two Houdini hatches, side doors and a semi-trad stern by G&J Reeves. Fitted out to a high standard by the first owner in in painted and light oak plywood with solid light oak trims offering comfortable 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 43hp, diesel engine with PRM 150 D2 gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which has a steel locker, there is a 39 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 light oak plywood and trimmed with solid light oak plywood. Hull sides are lined with painted plywood. All interior wood has been sealed and either painted or varnished. Flooring throughout is wooden planks except the bathroom which has vinyl tiles and galley which has Lino.

Bedroom 8ft 5in

2/3 glazed wooden front doors, open out onto the front deck.
Furniture Double bed, with open storage space beneath. 2 x full height wardrobes. 3 x wall mounted shelves.

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

Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Bathroom 5ft 0in

The full width shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Hip bath with mixer shower tap. Wall mounted porcelain wash basin, chrome mixer tap. Kildwick composter toilet is included (can be swapped for a cassette toilet if preferred).

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

Saloon 16ft 0in

Loose Furniture: Two-seat sofa bed (that can be used as a double berth). Small side table and shelves.

Heating: Salamander Hobbit solid fuel stove set on a raised, tiled hearth and surround.

Power: 6 x 240v sockets (two with USBs). 1 x 12v sockets.

Lighting: 4 x top hopper portholes. 2 x Houdini hatches. 9 x 12v LED ceiling lights.

Other Features: 24 Cello, flat screen TV/DVD.

Galley 11ft 6in

The galley has custom made cabinets with painted kitchen unit doors, with granite effect laminate worktops.

Wall Cupboards: 2 x double wall cupboard.

Base Units: 4 x single cupboards. 1 x double cupboard. 1 x slim-line cupboard. 1 x Full height cupboards, 1 x housing the electrics. Storage steps.

Appliances: Stainless steel slot-in Statesman gas cooker with oven, grill and hob. 12v fridge. Stainless steel sink and drainer, with a chrome monobloc mixer tap. Pioneer CD/radio.

Light: 2 x top hopper portholes. 1 pair 2 steel side doors, wood lined with inner Perspex screen. 3 x 12v, LED down-lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Semi-Trad Deck 4ft 5in and Stern 3ft 6in

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.

Other Features: Rear pram cover.


Quality steelwork with a semi-trad stern by G&J Reeves and good quality fit-out by the first owner.

Built in 2006
Semi-Trad stern.

Sprayfoam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 57
Cabin Length: 44 7
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 5
Well Deck: 1 8
Draught: Not stated

Port side 5 x top hopper portholes, one with privacy glass.
Starboard side: 5 x top hopper portholes, one with privacy glass. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood panelled internally with inner Perspex screen.
Front: Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with a sliding roof hatch.
Roof: 2 x Houdini hatches to the saloon.

The boat is powered by a Beta Marine 43hp, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 gearbox with 2: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged and vents out from under the side deck.
The engine powers two alternators to charge the start battery and the 4 leisure batteries.

The stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. The twin coil calorifier is heated by the engine heat exchanger and immersion.

Heating is provided by the Salamander Hobbit solid fuel stove. A Webasto Thermo Top E boiler is connected to the calorifier but is currently not functioning.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x engine driven alternators.
1 x engine start battery.
4 x leisure batteries.
Victron Phoenix 350W inverter
Sterling Power Products battery charger.
4 x 165W roof mounted solar panels
Epever MPPT solar charge controller

2 x 13kg cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas.

3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector.
1 x Smoke alarm

The boat was recently painted by the owner in June 2022. The boat was last docked for blacking in August 2021. The hull is protected by 12 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 may be 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.