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Sold - 42ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £29,950

Liberty Lilly is a handsome, compact two-owner trad stern narrowboat (unusual for a boat of this age). The saloon features a comfortable chair that converts to single bed allowing for versatile 3 berth accommodation along with the Pullman style dinette. She has had a recent survey in November 2015 when she was also last docked for blacking with 2 pack epoxy. She would make an ideal starter boat being compact and easy to handle. Mooring available by separate negotiation.


42ft Trad style narrow boat. Quality steelwork with a trad stern by John White. Quality fit-out in Pine tongue & groove offering 2+1 berth accommodation by Triton Boatbuilders. Powered by a Lombardini 30.8hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with Hurth HBW100 gearbox.
BSSC to September 2020

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker there is a 3ft 4in open, self draining well deck with steel locker/seats to either side. The integral steel water tank is located beneath the well deck. The headlamp is mounted on the front bulkhead.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings and cabin sides are lined with pine tongue & groove, trimmed with solid pine. Hull sides are lined with a combination of pine tongue & groove and carpet. All interior wood has been varnished. Flooring throughout is carpet except to the galley and dinette which have vinyl floor tiles.

Saloon 9ft 3in

Steel outer front doors and wooden glazed inner doors lead out on the well deck with a removable box step down into the saloon.
Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height corner cupboard with glazed doors.
Loose Furniture: 1 x armchair that converts in to a single bed (a second easy chair and stool can be included by separate negotiation, to allow for four berth accommodation). 1 x occasional table.
Heating: Morso solid fuel stove set on a ceramic tiled hearth and surround.
Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 4 x 12v, halogen ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, halogen wall lights.
Power: 2 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket

Shower Room 5ft 4in x 4ft

The cabin shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Wall mounted porcelain wash basin with mixer tap. Shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. Thetford cassette toilet

Storage: Full height wardrobe accessed from the corridor.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with top opening vent and privacy glass. 2 x 12v, halogen ceiling lights.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x fixed porthole.

Galley 6ft 3in

The U shaped galley has custom built cupboards with solid wood doors. Worktops are marble effect laminate.

Base units: 2 x double cupboards, one extends into the corners. 1 x full height oven and fridge housing with cupboard above and drawer in the middle.

Wall Units: 1 x Pinnacle shelf.

Appliances: Vanette inset four burner gas hob. Vanette built in gas oven and grill. Shoreline, fridge with ice box. Stainless steel inset sink and drainer with chrome taps.

Lighting: 2 x fixed portholes. 3 x 12v, halogen ceiling lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Rear Trad area 4ft 3in and stern 3ft 4in

A door leads from the galley to the rear trad area where the engine is housed along with the usual electrical hardware for running the boat. The engine is accessed via lift up floor panels. Steel rear doors, wood panelled 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.
Lighting: 1 x 12v, fluorescent wall light.
Power: 1 x 240v socket. 1 x 12v socket


Quality steelwork with a trad stern by John White. Quality fit-out in pine tongue & groove by Triton Boatbuilders.

Built in 1996.
Trad Stern.
All steel (not specified)

Polystyrene insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete slabs beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 42′
Cabin Length: 31′8″
Width: 6ft 10in;
Interior Headroom: 6ft
Well Deck: 3′ 4
Draught: not stated


Port side: 4 x fixed portholes.
Starboard side: 4 x fixed portholes.
Front: Wooden glazed front doors with steel outer doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch.
Roof: 1 x Houdini roof hatch.

The boat is powered by a Lombardini 30.8hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel coupled to a Hurth HBW100 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 2 leisure batteries.

150 gallon integral steel water tank with surface mounted filler. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Water is heated by the gas fired Morco instant water heater.

Heating is provided by the Morso solid fuel stove in the saloon and a wall mounted gas heater in the dinette.

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, 115 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
Battery Management System

1 x 13kg Propane cylinder housed in the bow locker, provides gas to the oven, grill, hob and the Morco water heater.

3 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
1 x Smoke Alarm
1 x Carbon Monoxide Detector

The exterior paintwork is in good condition. The boat was last docked for blacking in November 2015. The hull is protected by 4 anodes.

The boat comes equipped with the normal cruising inventory including ropes and fenders. Any additional items not listed must be negotiated separately with the owners.

The 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.