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Second-hand canal boats for sale

PUBLISHED: 14:15 30 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:17 30 April 2019

Star boat: Spring of 94

Star boat: Spring of 94

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

• Spring of 94

2017 45ft £64,995

Spring of 94 has an enclosed bow area which gives her the interior space of a larger boat with the added benefit of the manoeuvrability of a smaller boat. She is powered by a Beta Marine 38hp, four-cylinder marine diesel engine with a PRM 150 gearbox.

The U-shaped galley is fitted with solid oak cupboards and worktops. Equipment includes a diesel oven and hob, 12v fridge, washer/dryer and a ceramic butler's sink. The fixed settee in the saloon can be converted into a single berth and has storage in the base.

The bedroom has a fixed double bed with a water tank and storage below. Two portholes with top hopper openings, along with four LED ceiling lights and two LED reading lights, mean the room is always well lit.

The full width shower room has a white suite with a quadrant shower, corner vanity unit, washbowl and Thetford cassette toilet.

Contact: 01270 760799 / boatfinderbrokerage.co.uk

Verdict: Best of both worlds

Interior of Spring of 94Interior of Spring of 94

Interior of Spring of 94Interior of Spring of 94

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• Dynasty

2018 59ft £119,950

Absolutely brand new, with only two hours on her engine, the first time this cruiser got her bottom wet was when she was craned into the water at Crick. The reverse layout is ideal for a family as children will love their own bedroom with bunk beds, which is situated in the centre of the boat allowing a private master bedroom in the bow. There is even another two berths available on the well thought out extending L-shape settee. The joinery is all to a high standard with hard wearing easy-clean surfaces on birch plywood (not mdf) including Karndean flooring throughout. The cabin extends all the way to the foredeck, giving more usable room inside but still with a sociable cruiser deck.

Contact: 01788 822115 / abnb.co.uk

Verdict: Reverse layout ideal for families

Brand new DynastyBrand new Dynasty

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• Mayfield

1991 70ft £32,500

Mayfield is a charming traditional narrowboat, in good exterior and interior condition. Right at the front of the boat is the saloon area, where a fold-away table can create a spacious seating area accompanied with a stove. The galley towards the middle of the cabin is well equipped with good storage space, a fridge, cooker, microwave and sink unit.

Further down the boat you will find a fixed double berth with storage at the foot of the bed.

The open bathroom area has lots of space with a shower over the bath, a full-length mirror and a sink unit. In the utility area there is a washing machine and dryer as well as an enclosed bathroom with WC and sink unit. The engine room leads to the Boatman's cabin where you will find a temporary double berth, storage and a folding table.

Contact: 0330 3330 593

Verdict: Potential to be the perfect home or holiday retreat!

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• Gyptian

2006 56ft £48,950

This trad narrowboat based on a hull by Liverpool Boats is powered by a four-cylinder Isuzu 38hp (with 2,500 hours) and a Newage PRM gearbox. Heating is provided by an Alde gas system and an Aarrow Arley SM solid fuel stove. The fixed double bed can be converted into a cross bed. There is an option to convert the bench seat/single bed into a double bed.

Contact: venetianmarina.co.uk / 01270 528251

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• Larah

2001 71ft £82,950

Larah is a 71ft 11in tug style narrowboat with fine exterior lines and clean and tidy paintwork. The interior is a professional fit out to a very good standard with solid oak in the saloon and traditionally grained wood panelling in the remaining areas. It also combines a traditional style Boatman's cabin with a modern twist of a fixed double bed. The engine room houses the

stunning Gardner 3LW engine that also drives a 13KW 230V generator via a simple removable belt drive system, an inverter and charger are also fitted. Overall a well designed and constructed boat suitable for residential and leisure use.

Contact: newandusedboat.co.uk / 01905 794445

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