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56ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £39,995

The Old Swan is a very well-presented one owner trad stern narrowboat by respected builder Colecraft. She offers well-planned and comfortable accommodation that would be equally suited for live-aboard or holiday use, with up to 6 berths (with the addition of a sofa bed in the saloon). She was last out of the water for blacking in July 2016. Mooring available by separate negotiation.

Background

56ft Trad style narrow boat. Quality steelwork by Colecraft with a Josher bow, side doors and a trad stern. Thornycroft 1.8L, 4 cylinder diesel engine with PRM Delta hydraulic gearbox housed in it??s own engine room. Excellent professional fit out in oak and Parana pine with solid sapele trims by Colecraft offering comfortable 4-6 berth accommodation to a traditional lay-out.
BSSC to March 2018

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker there is a 4 foot well deck with steel locker/seats to either side of the well deck and a drop down table. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a vinyl cover. The water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings and cabin sides are lined with oak faced plywood panels trimmed in solid sapele. The hull sides are lined with Parana pine tongue and groove. All interior wood has been varnished. The flooring is carpet throughout except for the galley and shower room which have laminate flooring.

Saloon 10' 6"

Wooden, glazed stable style front doors, open out onto the well deck with a storage step down into the spacious open plan saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height corner cupboard. 1 x small bench seat.

Loose Furniture: Drop leaf dining table with four folding chairs.

Heating: 1 x large central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper opening vents. 1 x Houdini hatch. 5 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, wall lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket.

1 x TV aerial point.

Galley 7

The U shaped galley has custom built units with oak door and drawer fronts with laminate worktops edged with sapele.

Base units: 1 x large double cupboard which extends in to the corner. 1 x large cupboard that extends in to the corner. Full height oven & fridge housing with cupboard above. Under gunwale cupboard and dining table housing.

Wall Units: 1 x wall cupboard.

Appliances: Vanette 4000, inset four burner gas hob with glazed lid/splashback. Vanette 7000, built in eye-level gas oven with separate grill. 12v, Shoreline fridge with icebox. Inset, stainless steel sink and drainer with matching monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper opening vents. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 1 x Houdini roof hatch.

Power: 3 x 240v sockets.

Bedroom 9′

Furniture: Fixed double bed with storage drawers below. 1 x double overbed cupboard. 1 x full height wardrobe. 1 x half height cupboard/dressing table with wall mounted mirror above.

Heating: 1 x large central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper opening vents. 1 x Houdini hatch. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 1 x 12v, LED wall light.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

Bathroom 5ft 8 x 4ft

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic shower and a glazed folding door. Vanity unit with wash bowl, gold effect taps and a cupboard beneath. Sealand Traveller pump-out toilet. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet.

Storage: Full height cupboard housing the Alde boiler.

Lighting: 1 x fixed porthole. 2 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 1 x 12v, LED wall light.

Power: 1 x shaver point.

Corridor Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x fixed porthole. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Engine Room 4ft 10in

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

The engine room contains the Thornycroft 1.8l, 4 cylinder diesel engine offset in a wooden enclosure. 1 x half height corner cupboard. 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 roof hatches and one with side steps.

1 x Pigeon Box. 2 x fixed portholes. 1 x 12v, LED ceiling light.

Rear Cabin 7ft 10in

Aft of the engine room is the rear cabin.

Fixed Furniture: 2 x bench seats with storage space underneath. The bench seats can be used as single berths. 2 x cupboards on the aft bulkhead.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 1 x Bulls

Eye roof light. 4 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Stern 3ft 8in

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

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

Specifications

BUILDER
8/6/4/mm steelwork with trad stern and an oak & Parana pine fit-out by Colecraft.

BUILD DETAILS
Built in 1992
Trad stern.
8/6/4mm

INSULATION
Polystyrene insulation behind the cabin linings.

BALLAST
Concrete slabs beneath the floorboards.

DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: 58′
Cabin Length: 41′3″
Width: 6ft 10in;
Interior Headroom: 6ft 4in > 5ft 9in
Well Deck: 4′
Draught Not Stated

WINDOWS, DOORS & HATCHES

Port side: 3 x windows with top hopper opening vents. 3 x fixed portholes. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally.

Starboard side: 3 x windows with top hopper opening vents. 3 x fixed portholes. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally.

Front: Wooden, ! glazed stable style front doors.

Rear: Steel rear doors, wood panelled internally with sliding roof hatch.

Roof: 1 x Bulls Eye roof light. 1 x Pigeon Box. 3 x Houdini hatches.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The boat is powered by a Thorneycroft 1.8L, 4 cylinder, diesel engine coupled to PRM Delta hydraulic gearbox with 2:1 reduction, turning the propeller. The exhaust is lagged, silenced and vents out under the side deck. The engine powers the 12v alternator to charge the start batteries and the 2 leisure batteries.

WATER
The stainless steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the Alde gas fired boiler and/or the engine heat exchanger.

HEATING
Heating is provided by the Alde gas fired boiler running 3 radiators

ELECTRICS
240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
1 x 12v, engine driven alternator.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
2 x 12v, 110 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
1kw X-Cell inverter
Victron Battery charger.
Kestrel battery management system.

GAS
3 x 13kg propane cylinders housed in the bow provide gas boiler, oven & hob.

FIRE SAFETY
3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket

EXTERIOR FINISH
The boat was professionally repainted in 2011. The boat was last docked for blacking in July 2016. The hull is protected by 2 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.