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44ft Trad Stern Narrowboat Reduced £29,995

Black Grouse is a handsome 44ft trad stern narrow boat, built in 2012 by Paul Widowson and the first owner. The cleverly laid out interior offers 2+2 berth accommodation with two sets of side doors and new double-glazed windows. The BSSC expires in June 2026. She was last blacked I n2019 with two-pack epoxy. She would make an ideal starter boat for cruising holidays, or as a compact live-aboard. A survey from 2017 is available on request. Viewing recommended.

Schematic plan of boat

Background

Quality 10/6/4/mm steelwork with two sets of side doors and a trad stern by Paul Widowson. Good quality self-fit-out by the first owner in painted ply with painted wooden trims offering 22 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 43hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 150 D2 gearbox. Vetus 55kgf electric bow thruster with controls at the stern.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 4ft 9in self draining well deck. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a vinyl cover. There are locker/seats to either side of the well deck. The headlamps are mounted on the front of the cratch.

Generic Fixtures and Fittings

The ceilings are lined with painted ply panels with painted wooden trims. The cabin sides and hull sides are a lined with a mixture of painted and wall papered ply with painted solid wood trims. The floor is laid with wood laminate to the saloon, tile effect laminate to the galley, wooden planks and ply to the bathroom and carpet to the bedroom.

Saloon 9ft 8in

Steel ⅔ glazed front doors, wood lined internally open out onto the front deck with storage steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: Wall mounted drop leaf table.

Loose Furniture: 2 seat sofa bed that converts to a double bed. Storage chest.

Heating: Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove with back boiler set on a stone hearth with tiled surround.

Lighting: 2 x double glazed windows with top openings. 2 x sets of steel side doors, wood lined internally. 6 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets with 2 USB ports. 2 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket. 1 x TV aerial socket.

Galley 6ft 4in

The walk-through galley has custom built units with white high gloss laminate doors and solid wood worktops and ceramic tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard beneath the sink. 1 x single cupboard. 1 x pull-out larder cupboard. 1 x small pull-out cupboard. Fridge housing. Oven space.

Wall Units: 2 x wall mounted cupboards.

Appliances: Amica slot in gas cooker. 240v, Curry's fridge/freezer. Inset, stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x double glazed windows with top openings. 4 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Shower Room 4ft 10in

The clever hybrid bathroom area is divided into two cabins, one housing the sink and toilet and the other housing the shower. The doors to the two cabins can be closed across the boat to form a full width walk through bathroom with a white suite comprising:

Suite: Counter-top ceramic wash basin, chrome mixer tap and storage space beneath. Tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower and glazed bi-fold door. Porta-potti toilet.

Heating: 1 x towel rail.

Lighting: 2 x double glazed windows with top openings and privacy glass. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights. 1 x 12v, wall light with shaver socket.

Bedroom 7ft 10in

Furniture: 2 x fixed single beds with storage space below. 1 x full height cupboard. 1 x full height wardrobe.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x double glazed windows with top openings. 4 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

Rear Trad Area 4ft 6in and Stern 3ft 2in

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 panelled internally with extra large 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.

Specifications

BUILDER
Quality steelwork with two sets of side doors and a trad stern by Paul Widowson. Good quality self-fit-out by the first owner in painted plywood panels.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 2012
Trad stern.
10/6/4/mm

INSULATION
Spray foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 44ft
Cabin Length: 32ft 5in
Width: 6ft 10in
Interior Headroom: 6ft 6in
Well Deck: 4ft 9in
Draught: Not stated

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES
Port side: 4 x double glazed windows with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally.
Starboard side: 4 x double glazed windows with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally.
Front: Steel ⅔ glazed front doors, wood lined internally.
Rear: Steel rear doors wood lined internally, with extra large sliding roof hatch.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a Beta Marine 43hp, 4-cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 D2 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.

BOW-THRUSTER
Vetus 55kgf electric bow thruster with controls at the stern

WATER
The 550 litre stainless steel water tank is located in the bow. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the back boiler on the solid fuel stove in the saloon and the engine heat exchanger.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove with back boiler in the saloon which runs a radiator and a towel rail.

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
4 x 12v, deep cycle leisure batteries.
2.5kw Sterling Pro Combi Q inverter/charger.
CTEK battery charger.

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

FIRE SAFETY
3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
3 x Smoke Alarms

EXTERIOR FINISH
The boat was last docked for blacking in 2018 with 2 pack epoxy. The hull is 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.

MOORING INFORMATION
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.