47ft Narrowboat ‘Homage’
It is with a heavy heart that we will be selling our much loved Homage to become land lubbers. She has been our wonderful home for 5 years and we're really keen to find someone who will love her as much as we do.
47ft steel narrowboat. Homage is an ideal first boat or a great boat for someone looking for a new floating home, ready to go for continuous cruising or marina life. Rust converted and freshly painted roof, sides, tiller and gunwales with fully functioning navigation lights. 2 large lockable solar panels on boxes with a huge amount of storage space. Insulated throughout with great ventilation from a combination of mushroom vents, solar vents and opening porthole windows.
Blacked and new anodes fitted January 2017, recent hull survey carried out December 2020 finding hull in good condition. Boat Safety Certificate valid until December 2021 and engine serviced June 2020.
Homage has a lovely homely feel with beautiful Canadian maple old school gym wooden flooring in the living and kitchen areas and a large fully tiled bathroom. Steel doors at the front and back (combination code locks, so you don't have to worry about losing any keys) and porthole windows throughout make Homage feel safe, private and secure. Freshly painted inside and out, Homage is ready to move in and enjoy cruising.
Kitchen & Living room
Open plan kitchen and living area with a multi fuel stove that was serviced with a new flue and chimney installed September 2020 by Ship Shape stove services. Bookshelf, Ottoman and collapsible table built from gravel board. The Ottomon provides additional storage space and works as additional seating. The table has screw in legs and acts as a backrest on top of the Ottoman when not in use. Large in-built double sofa bed with storage underneath, great for when guests come to stay. The well laid out kitchen has a fully functioning gas oven with 4 hobs and a grill, opposite a breakfast bar that sits underneath a hatch to look out over the beautiful canal. 3 cupboards for ample storage, tea and spice racks above a full size stainless steel sink and draining board with instant hot water from a Morco d61-b boiler and a 12v Shoreline fridge that's hardly been used.
Stunning, enclosed, fully tiled bathroom that's large for a narrowboat. New Simploo compost toilet, bought in July 2020, with carbon filter and fan currently plugged into 240v system, but has ability to be connected to 12v system. Thetford Portapotti with spare cassette also comes with Homage, so you can choose which toilet system works for you. Victorian style shower and tap system connected to instant hot water from the Morco boiler with full sized shower tray. Fully functioning 12v water pump and automatic shower pump. Ventilation porthole window and solar vent in the bathroom and sink with under-cupboard storage.
Hallway & Bedroom
Hallway to bedroom with more open storage and ability to access water connection at the back of the shower. Double bed with a large amount of storage space underneath and in-built wardrobe with hanging rail at the end of the bed. 2 ventilation windows and recently laid oak tongue and groove wooden flooring with inspection hatch. Single door to access the enclosed engine room.
Recently cleaned, degreased, rust converted and Danboline painted engine bay. BMC 1.5 engine with alternator that charges the starter and leisure batteries each time you move or run the engine for additional battery charge for domestic electric. 2 large solar panels charge the batteries between moves. Lighting is all low energy LED running off the 12v system and there are loads of double sockets throughout which run from the Pure Sinewave inverter or shoreline (when connected).
* Boat Safety Certificate carried out in December 2017, valid until January 2021
* Survey from December 2020, good ratio of steel thicknesses.
* Reliable 1.5L BMC Diesel Engine.
* Blacking, maintenance to hull and 6 New anodes fitted January 2017, by Kings Cross St Pancreas dry dock.
* 1500 watt Pure Sinewave Inverter
* Dolphin battery charger (not connected at the moment as not needed)
* Bank of 4 110Ah Leisure Batteries and a starter battery
* Professionally installed Solar panel system comprising 2 x 213W Solar Panels on lockable decking boxes.
*Multi fuel stove professionally serviced in September 2020 with flue and chimney replaced by Ship Shape Stove Services.
* Flopump fl-40 water pump.
* Newhome 500 DIT-T3 Gas cooker in good condition. Large stainless steel sink and drainer.
* 12V Shoreline Fridge, barely used in great condition.
* Morco D61-B gas fired instant water heater
* 13KG calor gas bottle in locker at front of boat.
Full transparency for quick sale! The price reflects that some work needs to be carried out, none of which have inhibited constant cruising or marina life and could be done when budget allows: - Blacking of the hull, last done in January 2017. Was booked in at Springfield marina for May 2021 and on a waiting list at Stanstead Abbotts marina, but coronavirus has meant these services are paused/delayed at a lot of places for the time being. - Cutlass bearing and housing to be renewed - Have a cavity plate welded to the underside of the weed hatch cover - Stern gland rope repacking - Connecting the 12v fridge. - A circular plate on the roof where the stove flue used to be and a small hole in the roof where previous solar connections were (currently dry, rust converted and sealed down to be water tight), these could be welded on when next in the boat yard, we haven't had any trouble with this in the 5 years we've had Homage, so not essential.
Homage is a wonderful boaty home and we will be sad to leave her for land, but very happy to find her a new owner. If you’re new to boating we can do a day’s hand over with you to show you the ropes. Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a viewing.
|Vessel type:||Narrow boat|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||BMC 1.5|
|Drive type:||Stern drive|
|Length over all:||47'|
|Hull type:||Flat bottom|
|Dry Weight:||20 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||40 Litres|
|Water capacity:||100 Litres|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.