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53ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat SOLD - £37,500

Hunters Quay is a handsome 1982 cruiser stern narrowboat by Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilders. She has had a comprehensive update in 2018 by Trent Valley Marine including an over-plated baseplate, she has been grit blasted & had a full back to bare steel repaint. Boat Safety Certificate valid until November 2022. She was also last out of the water for blacking in Oct 2018 when she also had a hull survey. The interior has been repainted and she has new flooring. Lying Staffordshire.


53ft Cruiser stern narrow boat. Quality 8/6/4mm steelwork with cruiser stern by Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilders. The base plate has been recently over-plated, with the over-plating continuing up the hull sides to the rubbing strakes. Original fit-out by Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilders in pine T&G and marine ply with solid wood trims, the interior woodwork has been painted white throughout and offers comfortable 2 berth accommodation easily increased to 4 berth with the addition of a sofa bed. Powered by a BMC 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 160 gearbox. BSSC to November 2022.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the integral steel water tank, there is a 4’ open, self draining well deck with locker/seat to the front. The headlamp is mounted on the front bulkhead.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings and cabin sides are lined with painted tongue and groove trimmed with solid wood. The hull sides are lined with painted marine plywood. There are blinds or curtains to all windows. Flooring throughout is wood effect laminate except in the bathroom which has solid pine planking.

Saloon 11′ 10″

Wooden, ½ glazed front doors, open out onto the front deck with steps down into the spacious open plan saloon. There is under deck storage space accessed behind the steps.

Loose Furniture: 2 x armchairs with matching footstool.

Heating: New and unused solid fuel stove set on corner hearth. 1 x large central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x fixed windows to the front. 2 x windows with slide openings. 2 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 6 x 240v sockets.

Galley 5′ 9″

The walk through galley has custom built units with painted door and drawer fronts. Worktops are solid wood.

Base units: 4 x cupboards. 1 x 4 drawer unit. 1 x pull-out storage rack. Fridge housing. Cooker housing.

Wall Units: 4 x corner wall shelves. 3 x wall racks with hooks.

Appliances: Smev, inset four burner gas hob. Smev, built in gas oven and grill. Lec 240v, fridge with icebox. Inset, stainless steel sink with matching monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x windows with slide openings. 3 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 8 x 240v sockets.

Shower room 3′ 6″

The full width shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Large walk in shower cubicle with glass screen and a thermostatic shower. Wall mounted wash basin with chrome taps. Porta-Potti toilet. 1 x wall mounted mirror with glass shelf below.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with side opening. 2 x 12v, fluorescent ceiling lights.

Dressing room / Study 10′ 8″

Mid cabin fitted with wardrobes and shelves that can be used as a dressing room or office space.

Furniture: 1 x full height wardrobe. Full height open storage shelves.

Heating: 1 x towel rail.

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

Bedroom 8′ 11″

Furniture: Fixed double bed with storage cupboards below. Cupboard housing the calorifier. 1 x electrics cupboard. Wall mounted shelves.

Lighting: 2 x windows with slide openings. 2 x 12v, fluorescent ceiling lights. 1 x 12v, LED reading light.

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

Cruiser Stern 8′ 3″

Wooden ½ glazed rear door, leads from the bedroom to the cruiser deck and steering position. The engine is housed under the lift up floor panels on the cruiser deck.
Other Features: Steel Taff rail.
Controls: The column mounted single lever engine control is on the port side.


Built in 1982.
Cruiser stern.

Quality steelwork with cruiser stern and painted T&G fit-out by Stoke on Trent Boatbuilders.

Polystyrene insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete slabs beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 53′
Cabin Length: 36′ 11″
Width: 6′ 10″
Interior Headroom: 6′ 5″
Well Deck: 4′
Draught: Not Stated


Port side: 5 x windows with slide openings. 1 x porthole with side opening.
Starboard side: 5 x windows with slide openings.
Front: Wooden, ½ glazed front doors. 2 x fixed windows to the front bulkhead.
Rear: Wooden ½ glazed rear door.
Roof: 1 x Houdini hatch.

2 x 13 kg Propane cylinders housed in the bow locker, provide gas to the oven, grill and hob.

The 120 gallon integral 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 Webasto diesel fired boiler, 240v immersion and/or the engine heat exchanger.

Heating is provided by the solid fuel stove in the saloon and the Webasto diesel fired central heating boiler running 2 radiators.

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.

2 x 1kg Dry Powder extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket

The boat had a professional back to bare metal full exterior repaint in 2018. The boat was last docked for blacking in October 2018 and the hull is protected by 4 anodes renewed in October 2018 and a galvanic isolator.

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.

The boat is powered by a BMC 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 160 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 a 12v alternator to charge the start battery and the 2 leisure batteries.

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.