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45ft Cruiser stern Narrowboat £36,000

Bearpatch is a well designed narrow boat that was originally built as a hire boat and is ideally suited to extended cruising or as a live-aboard. She has benefitted from a beautiful full exterior repaint by ABC Leisure Ltd in Wrenbury in 2014 and was last docked for blacking in April 2017. She was last surveyed in 2013. She represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a good starter boat. Moorings are available by separate negotiation. Lying in Cheshire.


45ft Cruiser style narrow boat. Quality steelwork with side doors and cruiser stern by South West Durham Steelcraft. Modern fit-out in oak by Canal Time with a reverse lay-out offering comfortable 2 berth accommodation. Powered by a Kubota Beta, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with PRM 120 hydraulic gearbox. BSSC to April 2022.

From the Bow

From the bow there is a 5′ 4″ open self draining well deck. There is a steel gas locker/seat to the front bulkhead. The headlamp is mounted on the front bulkhead. The well deck is covered with a new tonneau cover to give all weather protection.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings, cabin sides and hull sides are lined with oak faced plywood and trimmed with solid oak. All the interior wood has been varnished. There are curtains or blinds to all windows.Flooring throughout is carpet except to the bathroom which has vinyl.

Bedroom 10′ 5″

Steel side doors, with a top hatch and wood panelled internally open out onto the side deck with steps down into the bedroom.

Furniture: Full width fixed king sized bed with stainless steel water tank and storage space beneath. 1 x full height wardrobe. 1 x dressing table. 1 x over bed shelf.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper style opening vents. 2 x 12v, ceiling lights. 2 x 12v reading lights.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

Bathroom 6′ x 3′ 8″

The cabin bathroom has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Hip bath with shower over and a shower curtain. Vanity unit with inset porcelain wash basin, chrome mixer taps and a cupboard beneath. Wall mounted mirror. Traveller pump-out toilet.Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper style opening vent and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, ceiling light.

Power: 1 x 12v extractor fan. 1 x shaver point.

Corridor Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper style opening vent. 1 x 12v, ceiling light.

Galley 8′ 2″

The “U” shaped galley has custom built units with oak door and drawer fronts. Worktops are white laminate edged in oak.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard that extends into the corner with drawer above. 1 x single cupboard that extends into the corner. 1 x oven housing. 1 x fridge housing. 1 x lift up table.

Wall units: Microwave housing with cupboard above. 2 x wall cupboards.

Appliances: Vanette, inset four burner gas hob. Vanette built in gas oven with separate grill. 12v, Inlander fridge with icebox. Matsui microwave. Stainless steel, inset sink and drainer with chrome monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x large windows with top hopper style opening vents. 4 x 12v, ceiling lights.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Power: 1 x 240v socket.

Saloon 8′ 9″

Fixed Furniture: 2 x storage cupboards either side of the rear steps. Rear storage steps. 2 x wall mounted shalves and TV mounting point.

Loose Furniture: 2 x free standing easy chairs. 2 x oak table top with desmo legs which stows away under the gunwale.

Heating: Hamlet Hardy solid fuel stove set on a stone hearth.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper style opening vents. 4 x 12v, ceiling lights.

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

Cruiser Deck & Stern 7′ 2″

Steel rear doors wood panelled internally with sliding roof hatch lead onto the cruiser deck and steering position. There are lift up access panels to the engine and batteries.

Controls: The column mounted single lever engine control is on the port side.

Other Features: New Pram cover. Steel Taff rail.


Built 2001
Cruiser Style

Spray-foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete slabs under the floor boards.

Overall Length: 45′
Cabin Length: 32′ 6″
Width: 6′ 10″
Interior Headroom: 6′ 5″
Well Deck: 5′ 4″
Draught: Not stated

Port: 4 x windows with top hopper style opening vents.
Starboard: 4 x windows with top hopper style opening vents. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood panelled internally.
Rear: Steel stern doors and sliding roof hatch, wood panelled internally.

45 gallon stainless steel water tank housed beneath the bed. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier heated by the engines heat exchanger and/or the Eberspacher diesel fired central heating boiler.

Heating is provided by the Valour solid fuel stove in the saloon and the Eberspacher diesel fired boiler running 3 radiators.

240v circuit with RCD.
240v landline socket.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
2 x Sterling alternator control regulators
1 x 12v, 110 amp/hr engine start battery.
4 x 12v, 110 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
1600w Victron combi inverter/charger.

3 x Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket

The boat was professionally re-painted using quality coach enamels in 2014 by ABC Leisure Ltd. The boat was last docked for blacking in April 2017. The hull is protected by 4 anodes.

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

The boat is powered by a Kubota Beta 37.5 hp, 4 cylinder, water cooled, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 120 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 twin 12v alternators to charge the start battery and 4 leisure batteries.

2 x Propane cylinders housed in the forward locker, provide gas to the oven, grill and hob.

Quality steelwork with cruiser stern by South West Durham Steelcraft. Modern fit-out in oak by Canal Time.

There moorings available for this boat if required.

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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.