NG7 1GX Nottinghamshire UK|
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Skylark is a beautiful widebeam narrowboat, built to order by Cuttwater Boats, Chesterfield, in 2013, then fitted out professionally by Forton Boat Fitters, Chorley, and owned by the same family ever since.
She is a reverse layout, two-bedroom, cruiser stern ideally laid out for sociable cruising or residential use.
At 10'6", this boat feels far more spacious than a narrowboat, but is manageable when cruising canals and working locks, and avoids the largest of the proposed C&RT license increases. From next year, you would pay only 10% more than a narrowboat, for a huge increase in usable space.
High-spec equipment, good insulation and two heat sources make the boat comfortable for living all year round, with the covered cratch and large open rear deck providing the perfect space to relax in summer.
Professionally blacked at Trevithicks Boat Builders, Nottingham, in July 2019, with minimal cruising since. At that time, a new stern gland and stern tube were fitted, and engine alignment adjusted. Four new anodes were also fitted.
The boat has been meticulously maintained and is in fantastic condition throughout. It is currently moored at Nottingham Castle Marina and available for viewings via prior arrangement.
Alternatively, see "website" below for a link to a 360-degree virtual reality tour!
|Vessel type:||Cruiser Stern Widebeam Narrowboat|
|Designer:||Forton Boat Fitters, Chorley|
|Builder:||Cuttwater Boats, Chesterfield|
|Fit Out:||Forton Boat Fitters, Chorley|
|Registry:||Canal and River Trust|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Barrus Shire 1250|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||56' 1"|
|Maximum draft:||1' 4"|
|Hull type:||Flat bottom, chined sides|
|Displacement:||21 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||80 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||200 Gallons|
Open plan living area with kitchen at the rear, making it very sociable whilst cruising.
The kitchen has a four-burner hob, high-level separate oven and grill, space for a washing machine (inclusion negotiable), breakfast bar, and lots of storage.
The living area has free-standing furniture, Cello 27" 12V TV (all inclusion negotiable) and a 5kW Morso Multifuel Stove.
The bathroom has a large 900×750 shower, Thetford C200 cassette toilet (two cassettes) and a sink with storage under. Lots of built-in storage..
Two bedrooms - four birth
Master Bedroom: Double bed on gas hinges with storage under. Built in wardrobes and high-level cupboards.
Spare bedroom: Cross bunks with storage under, full-height wardrobe.
10mm base, 6mm hull, 5mm cabin, 4mm roof
Integral self-draining gas locker in bow for two 13kg gas bottles
Integral diesel fuel tank (80 gallons/364 litres)
Stainless steel fresh water tank (200 gallons/909 litres)
Additional kerosene tank for Eberspacher heater
5×110Ah leisure batteries, 1×110Ah starter battery
2×250W solar panels on custom-made tiltable mounts, with Tracer 40A MPPT controller and display.
Victron Multiplus 12V 3000W 120A Inverter/Charger
Eberspacher D5WSC 5kW wet central heating boiler (4 radiators, plus hot water)
Sigmar BO60UXD8 80L 800W twin coil calorifier
Morso Squirrel 1410 5kW multifuel stove
Brass Tiller arm and pin
Anchor (including chain and rope)
Ropes (Front, rear, centre×2)
Fenders (front, rear, 6×side, 2×go-cart tyres, 2×car tyres)
Front light and horn
Floor tiles and mats
Cratch cover (front)
Taff rail (stern) cover
Plank, pole and rack
4×rear door keys
3×front door keys
Barrus Shire 50hp (Yanmar 4TNV88-D)
Dual thermostat for calorifier
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.