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40ft Trad Stern Narrowboat Reduced £34,950

Albert Ross is a very handsome 1992 40ft 4 berth narrow boat, built by Mike Heywood and fitted out by the first owner. Albert Ross has well planned and beautifully presented accommodation and has been well loved and cared for by the current owners. He was last out of the water for blacking in December 2020. The BSSC expires in January 2026. He would make a versatile starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. Viewing recommended. Moorings available.

Schematic plan of boat


Quality 10/6/4/mm steelwork with a wooden cratch frame with new cover and a trad stern by Mike Heywood. High quality fit-out by the first owner in pine tongue and groove offering 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Thornicroft marine diesel engine with a PRM Delta hydraulic gearbox.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 4 self draining well deck. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a new vinyl cover with clear side panels. The water tank is located below the well deck with surface mounted filler.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings are lined with pine tongue and groove. Cabin sides and hull sides are lined with painted plywood panels trimmed with solid light oak. All interior wood has been varnished or painted. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. Flooring is carpet tiles throughout.

Saloon 8ft 5in

Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors open out onto the well deck with steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x full height shelving unit. 1 x full height cupboard with hanging rail. Under gunwale cupboards. L shaped fixed sofa with storage below. The sofa covets into a double bed and can be used as a dinette with a table top with desmo leg.

Loose Furniture: Oak table top with desmo leg.

Other Features: 22in Avtex TV with built in DVD player and Sony cd/radio player.

Heating: Heron solid fuel stove with back boiler set on a tiled hearth and surround.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 4 x 12v, fluorescent ceiling lights.1 x 12v, LED wall light.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 2 x 12v sockets. 1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 5ft 7in

The compact U shaped galley has custom built units with solid light oak Shaker style doors. Worktops are granite effect laminate with ceramic tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x cupboard beneath the sink that extends into the corner. 1 x slimline cupboard. Cooker space. Fridge housing with drawer above.

Wall Units: 1 x locker style wall cupboard.

Appliances: Stoves DIT 500 slot in gas cooker with separate oven and grill and a glazed lid/splash-back. 12v, Dometic fridge with icebox. Inset, stainless steel round sink with inset separate drainer and chrome taps.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x 12v, fluorescent ceiling lights.

Shower Room 6ft 2in

The full width shower room has part tiled walls with a white suite comprising:

Suite: Vanity unit with inset ceramic sink, chrome taps and a cupboard beneath. Shower cubicle with thermostatic mixer shower and a shower curtain. Thetford cassette toilet. Airing cupboard.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings and privacy glass. 7 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Bedroom 6ft 7in

Furniture: 2 x fixed single beds with storage below. 2 x single over-bed cupboards.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 4 x 12v, fluorescent ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, LED reading lights.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

Rear Trad Area 3ft 2in and Stern 3ft 3in

Aft of the bedroom is the trad area where the engine is housed under the floor panels as well as all the electrical hardware for the running of the boat. Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch lead to the rear deck and steering position.

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


Quality steelwork with a trad stern by Mike Heywood. High quality fit-out in pine tongue &groove by the first owner.

Built in 1992
Trad stern.

Rockwool insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 40
Cabin Length: 29 1
Width: 6 10
Interior Headroom: 6 5
Well Deck: 4
Draught: Not stated

Port side: 1 x fixed porthole. 3 x windows with top hopper openings.
Starboard side: 1 x fixed porthole. 3 x windows with top hopper openings.
Front: Wooden ⅔ glazed front doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors wood lined internally, with sliding roof hatch.

The boat is powered by a Thorneycroft 20hp, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM Delta 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 3 leisure batteries.

The water tank is located below the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. water is heated by the engine heat exchanger and/or the 240v immersion heater.

Heating is provided by the Heron solid fuel stove in the saloon with back boiler running one radiator.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
1 x 12v, engine driven alternator.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
3 x 12v, deep cycle leisure battery.
Sterling ProPower Q 1800w quasi sine wave inverter. Nauticharger 12v battery charger.
1 x 340w solar panel with Victron MPPT solar charge controller

2 x Propane cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas to the slot in cooker.

4 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Smoke Alarm.
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector.

The exterior has been well maintained. The boat was last docked for blacking in December 2020. 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.