70ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £42,995
Yeltsa is a classically handsome 1978 trad stern narrowboat by respected builders Hancock and Lane with a beautiful traditional fit out. She is accessed via the bow doors and side doors (not from the rear), and is ideal as a spacious liveaboard home. Notable features include a separate u-shaped dinette that could easily be converted to a second bedroom, spacious saloon and a classic 2-cylinder Russell Newbery engine. Viewing recommended. Mooring by separate negotiation.
Quality steelwork by Hancock and Lane with a trad stern and four sets of side doors. Cratch and cover to the front. The original 6mm base plate was fully over plated with 6mm steel in 2017. High quality fit-out in cream Formica laminate panels with solid sapele trims offering 22 berth accommodation. Powered by a classic Russell Newbery 18hp 2-cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 160 VR2 gearbox.
From the Bow
From the bow which holds the storage locker, there is a 3 11 self-draining well deck with steel gas lockers to either side and a seat to the starboard side. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a vinyl cover. The integral steel water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. The headlamp is mounted on the front of the cratch frame.
Generic Fixtures and Fittings
The ceilings are lined with cream Formica laminate panels trimmed with solid sapele. Cabin sides are lined with sapele faced ply with solid sapele trims. Hull sides are lined with carpet. All interior wood has been varnished. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. The flooring is carpet or carpet tiles throughout except for the bathroom which has vinyl flooring.
Saloon 16ft 4in
Wooden front door, opens out onto the front deck with a step down into the large open plan saloon.
Fixed Furniture: 1 x bookcase. 1 x half height cupboard and drawers. 1 x wall mounted display cabinet.
Loose Furniture: 2 x new leather swivel/recline armchairs with matching foot stools..
Heating: New Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth and surround.
Lighting: 3 x windows with top openings. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, wall lights.
Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 2 x 12v sockets. 2 x USB ports.1 x TV aerial point & booster.
Dinette 6ft 8in
The dinette could easily be adapted to form a second bedroom.
Fixed Furniture: U shaped raised dinette with fixed settees with storage below. The dinette converts into a double berth. 1 x full height wardrobe.
Loose Furniture: 1 x small table top with desmo leg. 1 x large table top with desmo legs.
Lighting: 2 x portholes with side openings. 2 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 3 x 12v, wall lights.
Power: 1 x 240v socket.
Bathroom 5ft 6in x 4ft 0in
The cabin bathroom has a white suite comprising:
Suite: Hip bath with thermostatic mixer shower and a shower curtain. Vanity unit with counter top porcelain wash basin, chrome mixer taps with cupboard and washing machine housing beneath. Thetford cassette toilet with two spare cassettes.
Lighting: 1 x window with top louvre opening and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.
Corridor Lighting: 1 x window with top louvre opening and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.
Other Features: Cosvalve twin tub portable washing machine (never used).
Galley 8ft 0in
The U shaped galley has custom built solid sapele units. Worktops are Formica with full height ceramic tiled splash-backs.
Base units: 1 x double cupboard that extends into the corner. 4 x drawers. 1 x corner cupboard. 1 x cupboard with fold-out step. Cooker space. Fridge housing.
Appliances: Statesman slot in gas cooker. 12v, Lec fridge with ice box. Inset stainless sink and drainer with a chrome monobloc tap.
Lighting: 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally with roof hatches and one with Perspex inner screen. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.
Power: 2 x 240v sockets.
Bedroom 10ft 0in
Furniture: Fixed 4 6 double bed with storage below. 1 x full height double wardrobe. Vanity unit with inset wash basin, chrome taps and a cupboard beneath.
Lighting: 2 x windows with side slide openings. 2 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, wall lights. 1 x Pigeon box. 1 x 12v, fluorescent light above the vanity.
Power: 1 x 12v socket. 1 x TV aerial point.
Engine Room 5ft 7in
The engine room houses the Russell Newbery 18hp, 2-cylinder diesel engine coupled to PRM 160 VR2 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. 1 x 12v, wall light.
Trad Deck 4ft 1in and Stern 3ft 6in
Rear trad area/work room has a work bench, shelf and the controls for the boat.
Steel rear doors and sliding roof hatch, wood paneled internally 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 4 sets of side doors and a trad stern by Hancock & Lane. High quality fit-out Sapele faced panels with solid Sapele trims.
Built in 1978.
6mm baseplate with full 6mm over-plate.
Polystyrene insulation behind the cabin linings.
Concrete slabs beneath the floorboards.
Overall Length: 70ft
Cabin Length: 58ft 3in
Width: 6ft 10in
Interior Headroom: 6ft 3in
Well Deck: 3ft 11in
Draught: Not Stated
WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 3 x windows with top openings. 1 x porthole with side opening. 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally, one with roof hatch.
Starboard side: 2 x windows with top openings. 1 x porthole with side opening. 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally, one with roof hatch.
Front: Wooden front door.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a classic Russell Newberry 18hp, 2 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 260 VR2 gearbox with 2: 1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out from under the side deck.
The engine powers twin 12v alternators to charge the start battery and the 4 leisure batteries.
The integral steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Water heated by engine heat exchanger, there is also a Vallent gas fired water heater in the bathroom which is currently decommissioned.
Heating is provided by the Morso solid fuel stove in the.
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, 85amp/hr engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, 110amp/hr engine start battery.
4 x 12v, 130 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
Victron Energy Phoenix Multiplus 3kw inverter/charger.
2 x 65amp solar panels and Steca solar controller.
2 x 13kg Propane cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas to the cooker.
3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector
2 x Smoke Alarms
The exterior would benefit from some TLC but she was grit blasted back to steel and blacked with two-pack epoxy in October 2022. The hull is also protected by 4 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.
Current moorings are 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.