Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire UK|
Jack of Hearts, built by Jonathan Wilson in 1990, has been home for the last five years and has been a joy to own and live in, travelling up and down the Grand Union as a continuous cruiser. She is currently in the Hemel Hempstead area which is easy for viewing by car or public transport.
She was stripped and re-fitted with new insulation and decoration in 2017/18 and is ideally suited to permanent live aboard life, either for family living with her middle bunk room (currently used as storage/hobby room) and sofa bed in addition to the main bedroom, or as a spacious floating home for singles or couples.
The 2 stoves are ideal for the cold winter days and keep the boat warm throughout the night. Most evenings the one stove is enough though to keep you warm.
The lounge / kitchen area has wooden and tiled flooring so no need to worry about muddy boots and / or paws.
There are 2 flower boxes on the roof and a sizeable storage box which can turn into a roof bench, perfect for lazy sunny afternoons or for an alfresco dinner with the best views. It’s been the envy of many passers by.
Photos of the Engine to follow. See further details below.
BMC 1.8 – Calcutt boats reconditioned engine fitted in 2019
Blacked December 2021
BSS March 2022
4 new leisure batteries fitted Oct 2021
2 solid fuel stoves, Eberspacher central heating, calorifier (engine heated) and instantaneous gas water heater
150 Gallon (570 L) water tank
45 Gallon (170 L) diesel tank
2 x solar panels and 500W inverter
Gas hob and oven
“Simploo” Composting toilet
|Vessel type:||Narrow Boat|
|Fit Out:||by current owner|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||BMC 1.8 – Calcutt boats reconditioned|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||70'|
|Hull colour:||Red / Blue|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.