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60ft Trad Stern Narrowboat DEPOSIT - £59,995

Emma Louise is a handsome and extremely well equipped two owner live-aboard spec trad stern narrowboat. She was completed to her first owners exacting specification in 2013 and comes with comprehensive information and history files. The extensive specification includes hydraulic gearbox, front and rear covers and a comprehensive electrical pack. She was last blacked in August 2019 (in 2 pack epoxy) and had new anodes. Aug 2019 hull survey available. Viewing is recommended.


60ft Trad style narrow boat. Quality 10/6/5/4mm steelwork with Josher bow, two sets of glazed side doors and trad stern with cratch and cover by Narrowboats of Staffordshire. Good quality professional fit-out by Dursly & Hurst in painted ply and light oak to a traditional layout offering comfortable 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Barrus Shire 45hp, 4 cylinder marine diesel engine with hydraulic gearbox and bow-thruster.BSSC to October 2021.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the gas locker, there is a 3′ 8″ self draining well deck with locker/seats to either side of the well deck. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a zipped and studded vinyl cover with clear panels. The water tank is located beneath the well deck with a surface mounted filler. The 3 x 12v LED headlamps are mounted on the front of the cratch.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings, hull sides and cabin sides are lined with painted plywood panels framed with light oak. All interior wood has either been painted or varnished. There are blinds to all windows. Flooring throughout is cushioned vinyl.

Saloon 9′ 9″

Steel, ½ glazed front doors, wood lined internally open out onto the front deck with steps down into the saloon. The open plan saloon has space for furniture of your choice.

Fixed Furniture: 2 x large cupboards either side of the front doors. ( Please note armchairs pictured are not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation).

Heating: Hobbit solid fuel stove set on a raised hearth with drawer below. 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top openings. 6 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket. 2 x TV aerial points. Intercom.

Dinette 6′ 3″

Furniture: Raised Pullman style dinette with bench style padded seats both having storage space beneath. Light oak table top on desmo leg. The dinette converts to a double berth.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x window with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, glazed and wood lined internally. 6 x 12v LED ceiling lights.

Power: 5 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v socket. Intercom. Clever reversible bench seat provides extra seating for the saloon

Galley 9′

The walk through galley has custom built units with painted shaker style door and drawer fronts. Worktops are granite effect laminate with ceramic tiled splash-backs.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard beneath the sink. 1 x single cupboard that extends into the corner. 1 x 4 drawer unit. Full height cupboard. Full height oven & microwave housing with cupboard and drawer below. Double housing for a fridge and freezer or two fridges.

Appliances: Vanette, GG2200 built in eye level oven and grill. Spinflo four burner gas hob with a glazed lid/splash-back. 12v, Shoreline fridge. Wiring for additional 12V fridge of freezer . 800w Kenwood microwave. Inset, stainless steel 1 ½ sink and drainer with matching monobloc tap.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets.

Lighting: 1 x window with top opening. 1 x set of steel side doors, glazed and wood lined internally. 6 x 12v, LED ceiling lights.

Shower room 6′

The full width shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Quadrant Shower enclosure with chrome mixer shower and glazed sliding doors. Corner vanity unit with large porcelain wash bowl set on a granite effect top, chrome monobloc tap and large cupboard beneath. Thetford cassette toilet with additional cassette. Full height storage cupboards beside the shower. Wall mounted mirror.

Heating: 1 x chrome towel radiator.

Lighting: 2 x portholes with top openings and 1 with privacy glass. 5 x 12v, LED ceiling lights, 2 of these with fans. 1 x 12v, fluorescent wall light above the mirror.

Bedroom 8′

Furniture: Fixed double bed with 12 storage drawers and a cupboard below. 1 x full height wardrobe. 1 x cubby hole.

Heating: 1 x large central heating radiator in cover.

Other Features: Wall mounted flat screen TV.

Lighting: 2 x portholes with top openings, 1 with privacy glass. 6 x 12v, LED ceiling lights, 2 with night/emergency light feature.

Aft Area & Workshop 9′ 6″

Aft of the bedroom is the large trad area/workshop where all of the hard ware for the running of the boat is housed. The engine is housed under the lift up floor panels.

Storage: Electrics cupboard. Cupboard housing the calorifier. Wet locker/wardrobe. Overhead storage cupboards.

Other Features: Work bench. Beko washing machine. White Knight tumble dryer.

Lighting: 1 x porthole with top opening. 7 x 12v, LED ceiling lights. 2 x 12v, fluorescent under cupboard lights.

Power: 4 x 240v sockets. 1 x 12v, socket. Intercom.

Trad Deck & Stern 3′ 6″

Steel rear doors, wood lined internally with sliding roof hatch lead from the trad area to the rear deck and steering position.

Other Features: Steel Taff seats. All weather cruising canopy (not shown).

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


Built in 2013
Trad stern.

Quality steelwork with trad stern by Narrowboats of Staffordshire. Painted ply and light oak fit-out by Dursley and Hurst.

Spray foam insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 60′
Cabin Length: 41′ 11″
Width: 6′ 10″
Interior Headroom: 6′ 6″
Well Deck: 3′ 7″
Draught 2′ 2″

Port side: 2 x Worcester type windows with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, glazed and wood lined internally. 3 x portholes with top openings.
Starboard side: 2 x Worcester type windows with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, glazed and wood lined internally. 2 x portholes with top openings.
Front: Steel, ½ glazed front doors, wood lined internally.
Rear: Steel rear doors, wood panelled internally with sliding roof hatch.

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

The 600 litre polypropolene water tank is located beneath the well deck. Water pump with pressure switch and accumulator is located under the front steps. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the Webasto diesel fired boiler, 240v emersion heater and/or the engine heat exchanger.

Heating is provided by the Hobbit solid fuel stove in the saloon and the Webasto diesel fired central heating boiler running 4 radiators.

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, 90 amp/hr engine start battery.
5 x 12v, 110 amp/hr deep cycle leisure batteries.
3kw Victron Energy Multi-Plus inverter/charger.

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

The boat was professionally painted when built using quality coach enamels. The hull is protected by 2 pack epoxy, 4 anodes and a galvanic isolator. She was last blacked in 2013.

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 Barrus Shire 45hp, 4cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a 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 the 5 leisure batteries.

Current moorings are available by separate negotiation.

Hydraulic bow-thruster with controls at the stern.


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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.