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42ft Trad Stern Narrowboat £34,995

Eliza Jane is a lovely well cared for 42ft traditional style stern narrowboat. The saloon features a two-seat sofa bed that converts to a double bed. The clever rear cabin can provide two single beds or a spacious double giving up to 4 berths within a compact boat. She was last out of the water for blacking in October 2018. She was last surveyed in April 2016 has a Boat Safety Certificate valid until April 2021 and would make a versatile starter boat.


42ft Trad stern narrow boat. Quality 10/6/4/4mm steelwork with side doors and a trad stern by Stoke-On-Trent Boatbuilding Ltd. High quality professional fit-out by Stoke-On-Trent Boatbuilding in antique pine T&G with solid wood trims offering versatile 4 berth accommodation. Powered by a Beta Marine 28hp, 3 cylinder marine diesel engine with PRM 150 gearbox. BSSC to April 2021.

From the Bow

From the bow which holds the integral water tank and the gas locker is a 3′ 5″ self draining well deck with locker seats to either side. There is a wooden cratch frame with windows to the front and a vinyl cover.

Generic fixtures and fittings

The ceilings and cabin sides are lined with antique pine T & G with pine & sapele trims. Hull sides are lined with ply and covered in carpet. All interior wood has been varnished. There are curtains or blinds to all windows. Flooring is throughout is carpet.

Saloon 8′

Wooden 2/3 glazed front doors open out onto the front deck with storage steps down into the saloon.

Fixed Furniture: 1 x half height corner cabinet. 2 x fixed settees with storage space below. The settees can be used as a dinette or convert into a double berth.

Loose Furniture: Pine table top with desmo legs. The table stows away in the corridor.

Other Features: Samsung 18” TV. Speaker and wiring for a CD player.

Heating: Stovax Brunel solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth and surround. 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x 12v, LED wall lights.

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

Galley 6′ 4″

The walk through galley has custom built solid wood cupboards with laminate worktops edged in sapele.

Base units: 1 x double cupboard with drawer above. 1 x corner cupboard. 1 x small cupboard. Fridge housing. Oven housing.

Wall Units: 1 x double wall cupboard. 1 x single wall cupboard.

Appliances: Vanette 4000/2 inset four burner gas hob. Vanette GG7000, built-in gas oven and grill. 12v, Shoreline compact fridge with icebox. Inset, stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome monobloc tap.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 3 x 12v, LED wall lights. 1 x Pigeon box.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Shower room 6′ 3″ x 4′

The shower room has a white suite comprising:

Suite: Vanity unit with inset wash basin, brass effect taps and a cupboard beneath. Shower enclosure with glazed bi-folding door and a thermostatic mixer shower. Macerator pump-out toilet.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper opening and privacy glass. 1 x 12v, wall light.

Storage: Full height storage cupboard beside the shower. Wall mounted bathroom cabinet.

Corridor Lighting: 1 x window with top hopper opening. 2 x 12v, wall lights. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with roof hatch and side steps.

Bedroom 9′ 8″

Cleverly designed rear cabin bedroom with two single beds that can be used as bench seats during the day and can also convert to a large across the boat double bed.

Furniture: 2 x fixed single beds that can convert to an across the boat double bed with storage below. 2 x over-bed cupboards. 2 x full height double wardrobes.

Heating: 1 x central heating radiator.

Lighting: 2 x windows with top hopper openings. 2 x 12v, reading lights.

Power: 2 x 240v sockets.

Rear trad area 3′ & Stern 3′ 6″

Aft of the bedroom is the trad area where the engine is housed under the floor panels as well as all the electrical hardware for the running of the boat. Steel rear doors, wood panelled internally with sliding roof hatch lead to the rear deck and steering position.

Other Features: Steel and wood Taff seats to the rear deck.

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


Built in 1997
Trad stern.

Quality steelwork with side doors and a trad stern by Stoke- On-Trent Boatbuilding Ltd. Fit-out in antique pine T & G by Stoke-On-Trent Boatbuilding Ltd.

Polystyrene & Rockwool insulation behind the cabin linings.

Concrete blocks beneath the floorboards.

Overall Length: 42′
Cabin Length: 28′ 9″
Width: 6′ 10″
Interior Headroom: 6′ 4″
Well Deck: 3′ 5″
Draught 1′ 10″

Port side: 4 x windows with top openings.
Starboard side: 4 x windows with top openings. 1 x set of steel side doors, wood lined internally with side steps and roof hatch.
Front: Wooden 2/3 glazed front doors.
Rear: Steel rear doors wood lined internally, with sliding roof hatch.
Roof: 1 x Pigeon box.

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

The 120 gallon integral steel water tank with plastic liner is located in the bow. Water pump with pressure switch is located adjacent to the tank. Twin coil calorifier is heated by the engine heat exchanger and/or the diesel fired boiler.

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

240v circuit from landline with RCD.
12v lights throughout protected by fuses.
2 x 12v, engine driven alternators.
1 x 12v, engine start battery.
3 x 12v, deep cycle leisure batteries.
Battery Management system.
Victron Energy 1.6kw inverter.
Sterling Power Products battery charger.
CTEK M200 marine 12V charger.

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

The boat was repainted approximately 8 years ago. The boat was last docked for blacking in October 2018. The hull is protected by 4 anodes renewed in 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 Beta Marine 28hp, 3 cylinder, marine diesel engine coupled to a PRM 150 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 3 leisure batteries.

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.