Second-hand canal boats for sale


Unowotzizname - Credit: Archant

We’ve picked some of the best second-hand narrowboats for sale this month


Winedown - Credit: Archant

- Winedown, 60ft (£63,000)

This versatile Colecraft 60ft trad stern comes with six berths and a stylish interior - making it ideal as a holiday home.

Entering Winedown through the stern, your first port of call is the brightly-painted boatman's cabin, complete with a seating which folds into a double berth.

Luskentyre II

Luskentyre II - Credit: Archant

Next is the engine room, which houses the Lister HA2 engine, followed by a spacious walk-through bathroom, equipped with a shower with glass screens, a table top washbasin and a Thetford C200 casette toilet. There is also a washing machin.


Larah - Credit: Archant

Next is the bedroom cabin - complete with a fixed double berth and convenient storage. From the centre of the boat to the bow, is an open plan galley and saloon. The galley is fitted with hob/grill/oven, a sink/drainer unit and a fridge. There's plenty of storage with fitted wall and under counter units.

The saloon offers a dinette area that converts to a double berth to cater for extra visitors plus a stove to keep everybody warm. Steps lead out to the bow of the boat where there is an additional small table and seating. / 03303 330593

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Verdict: Ideal as a holiday home


Aquarius - Credit: Archant


- Unowotzizname / 2009, 58ft (£69,950)

Powered by a Barrus Shire 0640D and fitted with a Newage PRM 150DL, This four-berth Amber Boats semi-trad has been well maintained throughout its ownership and is in great condition.

Entering through the stern, there is the bedroom cabin. To the left is an electric cupboard, wardrobe and washing machine and waste tank. This cabin also offers a double berth.

Neighbouring the bedroom is the bathroom. This is equipped with a shower accompanied by a plastic screen, a washbasin and a pump out Tecma toilet.

In the middle of the boat is the galley. This is fitted with New home cooker, New World fridge, a sink and drain unit and a microwave . There is also plentiful storage.

Towards the bow end of the boat is the saloon area. This area offers a table, recliner sofa and a settee that conveniently converts to a double berth. At the bow there is also a stove fitted along with extra storage units. / 03303 330593

Verdict: Great buy for potential owners


- Luskentyre II / 2000, 70ft (£67,000)

This four-berth 70ft trad is based on a Colecraft shell with a fit-out by Barry Hawkins and is driven by a Gardner 3LW diesel.

On entering the boat from the fore end, the combined saloon and galley stretch for over 25ft, allowing room for a comfortable settee, separate freestanding gateleg table and chairs, along with copious amount of storage and worktop in the galley. Depending on your taste, the only item that you may feel is missing from this area, is the traditional boaters favourite, a solid fuel (or diesel) stove, but with this much space installation should not prove too much of a problem. Taking the best features but not wanting to be a slave to tradition, Luskentyre II has a gleaming, slow running but powerful three-cylinder Gardner engine in its own dedicated room, which gives a mellow, pleasing exhaust note, but never sounds over stressed. The same can be said of the aft cabin which takes all of the best ideas from a fully tradition Boatman's cabin, such as all of the storage and a bed box, which instantly transforms into a second double bed. The well deck with its glazed cratch board and well fitting removable cover provides seating in all weathers. / 01788 822115

Verdict: Powerful engine


- Larah 2001 / 2001, 71ft (£79,950)

This tug style narrowboat combines a traditional style Boatman's cabin with a modern twist of a fixed double bed. The engine room houses the Gardner 3LW engine that also drives a 13KW 230V generator via a simple removable belt drive system, an inverter & charger are also fitted. Overall a well designed and constructed boat suitable for residential and leisure use. / 01905 794445

Verdict: Go anywhere!


- Aquarius / 2016, 62ft (£82,950)

Powered by a Barrus Shire 45HP, this semi-trad boat has a reverse layout and has a fixed bed which extends to 4ft 8ins plus L-shaped seating which converts to a double. The new heating system is a diesel-powered Webasto combined with a Morso solid fuel stove. The galley is equipped with a Belling four-burner hob, oven and grill. Extras include a Maxview satellite system with LG tv & LG Blueray player. / 01270 528251

Verdict: Excellent condition