|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Claverton, nr Bath Somerset UK
Edie is a 70ft steel semi-trad narrowboat with reverse layout built in 2006 by Equinox (serial no EQU007), and has been my home since I purchased her in 2017. I've had lots of interest that has led to a few positive viewings but not with anyone who is quite ready financially to make an offer. I'm not in a hurry but do want to sell, so I've reduced the list price to £89,000.
She was previously known as 'Daisy May' but I re-named her after my late Grandmother (Edith) who passed away in 2018 at the grand age of 95. Edith was cheeky, always smiling and loved half a pint of bitter shandy, and it somehow seemed fitting to rename the boat after her when I had it repainted in 2019. The previous owner (C Hartley) did a lot of the current fitout, but I had the two bedrooms and bathrooms completely replaced by Cluett Carpentry of Hackney in 2019. I don't have any history prior to the previous owner, but the hull is in great condition with virtually no corrosion, as detailed in the three available hull surveys (2013, 2017 & 2022). I've carried out a lot of improvement work over the past few years, which I'll summarise below.
She's perfect as a liveaboard and for cruising, with a huge 1200 litre water tank, 480Ah leisure battery bank, 735W solar panels that provide all the electricity I need between April and October, bow and stern canopies to keep the weather out, and a flexible living space. Inside she is light and open, fully repainted internally in 2022/23 with Little Green intelligent eggshell and with oiled birch ply elements throughout (galley steps, second bedroom door latches, bedroom / bathroom shelves and main bedroom surfaces and headboard). 4 fixed berth (2 double beds), could be 6 berth if the saloon had a sofa bed instead of the existing sofa. Each room has both 12 volt and 240 volt sockets.
CRT Registration number 518616. Watercraft identification number (WIN): GB-RYA-093-HBE 515. Certified as compliant with RCD regulations by C Hartley (previous owner/fitout) with owners manual and displays a CE builders plate on stern. Boat Safety Certificate BSSER-420916/21 valid until Sept 2025.
Steel semi-trad narrowboat with reverse layout. Constructed of mild steel with a 10mm baseplate, 6mm hull sides & 4mm cabin. Walls and ceiling are insulated with celotex type insulation board. All window glass can be removed (great in summer) with the larger windows also having replacement aluminium panes for security (e.g. towpath side when in London). Roll down window blinds fitted throughout for privacy but still let light in. Hull was last blacked in 2022 with bitumen (previously with Coflex / Comastic vinyl tar) and is fitted with 12 anodes (new in 2018) - 8 along edge of baseplate and 4 on the fore & aft swims - all of which still had 70% material left at last hull survey (2022).
- Canopy by Mastawerks
- Gas locker for two 13 kg LPG bottles
- Welded steel loop to lock bikes / generator
- Honda EU22i LPG/petrol generator (325 hrs)
- Diesel fill point to 135 l diesel tank.
- Canaline 52 diesel engine (purchased new in 2013, now with 1900 hours, serviced annually) and hospital exhaust (v quiet) with 14v 175A alternator charging leisure batteries and 12v 50A alternator charging starter battery
- PRM 150 gearbox
- Aquadrive coupling
- 4 x 6v Trojan T125 240Ah deep cycle lead acid leisure batteries giving 480 Ah total, fitted with Victron Smart Battery Sense (temp sensor)
- 1 x 12v starter battery
- Additional RACOR 500 fuel filter fitted between tank and engine filter
- Full engine spares kit with all filters and both belts included
- Rear button fender
- Entry by freestanding birch ply steps
- Bespoke kitchen cabinets with belfast sink & Whale Gulper 220 drain pump
- Victron Smartsolar MPPT 100/50 bluetooth solar controller, Victron BMV712 bluetooth battery monitor, Victron Easyplus Compact 12V 1600VA 70A charger / inverter
- Morco D-61B gas boiler for instant hot water. There is also a spare one of these in the roof storage boxes (I think they are no longer sold so I grabbed a spare that someone had removed from their boat in case any spares are ever needed! Having said that, the boiler has run consistently without any issues for all of my ownership)
- Shoreline 12v larder fridge
- Bompani gas oven / hob
- Ceiling hatch
- 2x wall mounted fire extinguishers & fire blanket
- Solid wood (beech?) worktops, sanded and oiled with Osmo TopOil satin (2023)
- Cabinet doors, walls and ceilings repainted with Little Green intelligent emulsion (2023)
- Engineered wood floor
- Freestanding foldable Habitat table - can be used as sideboard, desk or opened up to seat four people
- Four chairs (3 foldable)
- Sofa.com Holly 2.5 Seat Sofa in Neptune Smart Velvet
- 2 x IKEA EKET cabinets
- Villager Heron 5kW multifuel stove with back boiler for radiator in main bedroom. Fire cement redone, stove polished, glass cleaned & chimney swept. Fire bricks replaced in 2022. Spare glass rope and door gasket supplied.
- Kindling & firelight boxes and ecofan provided
- Engineered wood floor
- Dyson SV12 (V10) 12v vacuum with wall mounted charger
- 1 x fire extinguisher & CO monitor/alarm
- Fitted small double bed frame and mattress with open storage under accessed by two large sliding doors
- Two shelves on bed foot wall, with set of slim birch ply shelves flush in other wall
- Engineered wood floor.
- Fire alarm
This room could also be converted to an office or a dinette if they were more useful to the new owner - the bedframe would not be too difficult to remove
- Standalone shower with Whale Gulper 220 drain pump
- Sink & vanity unit with gravity drainage
- Slim birch ply shelves alongside shower
- Towel rails, hooks etc
- Compost toilet (original Kildwick). This would be removed prior to sale as it's now 5 years old and I'm sure a new owner would like to start afresh! There is no fitted toilet waste tank, so any replacement toilet needs to be a compost unit or chemical portapotty. Happy to discuss if the buyer wanted me to sort this out.
- Slate floor tiles
- Fitted double bed frame with three huge storage drawers on wheels below and top loading storage cabinets alongside
- Fitted double width full height wardrobe, four drawers and cupboard with three shelves.
- Hatch to one side
- Access to bow through doors behind headboard. Central section of headboard is quickly removable.
- Water system consisting of Jabsco filter, ParMax 2.9 water pump and accumulator tank to provide pressure to water system and avoid pump cycling accessible under bed and from bed side storage cabinet
- Radiator fed by multifuel burner in saloon
- Engineered wood floor
- 1x fire extinguisher & CO alarm
- Water filling point to 1200 litre water tank (extends under bed in bedroom). This is the largest tank I've come across on a narrowboat and last me easily 5 weeks showering every day and without being particularly careful.
- Canopy by Mastawerks.
- Bow fender
- Bow storage locker containing anchor and lines, and various hoses etc. There is a bow thruster tube in the bottom of this locker but the thruster control mechanism had never been fitted and so I had the tube ends welded over in 2018 on the advice of a marine surveyor to avoid build up of bacterial growth. She handles really well and the only time I've ever felt that a bow thruster would be useful is when turning / maneuvering in strong wind, which I just try to avoid.
- Tunnel light & horn
- Handrails run most of the length on each side
- 3 x storage boxes with Panasonic 245W solar panels fitted with piano hinges. These can be opened from either side for access and tilted at various angles to catch the sun.
- 1 x large planter box - not currently planted but I've grown heaps of veg in these before.
- Decking accessed by a removable ladder that can be fixed on either side.
Key work carried out:
- Engine, exhaust, batteries etc removed. Engine bay stripped back to steel and repainted. Engine fully serviced, coolant system drained and refilled. Engine, exhaust, batteries etc reinstalled. New automatic bilge pump fitted.
- Bow deck and stern hatch cover taken back to steel and repainted.
- Majority of internal walls and ceilings redecorated in Little Green intelligent eggshell paints.
- Kitchen worktops sanded and recoated with Osmo Top Oil Satin and re-siliconed.
- Oven heatproof splashback installed.
- New window blinds fitted throughout.
- Sink and shower re-siliconed.
- Out of water for blacking at Semington Dock. Blacked with 3 coats of Intertuf 16 Black Bitumen, including baseplate. Hospital exhaust replaced. New bow fender & fittings.
- Hull survey carried out by W&S Marine Surveyors - available to view. All 12 anodes recorded as having 70% material left.
- Stern and bow canopies fitted by Mastawerks of Bristol
- Honda EU22i lpg/petrol generator purchased
- Shoreline 12v larder fridge purchased
- Leisure batteries replaced with 4 x 6v Trojan T125 240Ah deep cycle, giving 12v 480Ah total.
- Victron Bluetooth Smart Battery Sense installed
- Both bedrooms and bathroom completely refitted with handmade bespoke fitted furniture by Cluett Carpentry, Hackney.
- Roof decking, ladder, planter and storage boxes made by Cluett Carpentry, Hackney - boxes fitted with 3 x Panasonic 245W panels (model VBHN245SJ25)
- Victron Smartsolar MPPT 100/50 bluetooth solar controller & Victron BMV712 bluetooth battery monitor installed
- Exterior fully stripped back to steel and repainted in Epifanes Marine Enamel by Lela Lewis, London.
- Out of water for blacking at P&S Marine, London. Blacked with Comastic vinyl tar (has a longer overcoating interval than normal bitumen), including base plate. Existing anodes replaced & additional anodes installed (giving 12 in total). Stern gland repacked. Other minor work incl additional 12v power circuits installed.
- Pre-purchase hull survey carried out by Broomfield Marine Services at Enfield Dock, London. Available to view.
2013 (by previous owner)
- Previous blacking using 3 coats of Coflex vinyl tar (has a longer overcoating interval than normal bitumen), including baseplate.
- Hull inspection by Maple Marine (available to view).
Edie looks great externally and often receives compliments, but like any boat in constant use, when you look more closely you see that there are areas of the external paint that would benefit from sanding, rust proofing and repainting to address surface rust either due to scrapes or where items have sat on the paint and allowed water to accumulate. I have lightly sanded and rust treated some of these areas using Vactan, but haven't started to repaint properly as it's a bit like painting the Forth Road Bridge and is just one of those jobs that, unless you get it done in one go, needs doing bit by bit as it occurs. There’s nothing alarming. I have done the larger / more obvious / awkward areas (engine bay, bow deck, stern hatch cover), so it’s really just ongoing maintenance, and if I was keeping her, I'd want to focus on these smaller areas next.
Based on the Kennet & Avon canal on a non-transferable CRT leisure mooring at Claverton, just outside Bath.
|Vessel type:||Semi-trad, reverse layout narrowboat|
|Model:||70 Semi Trad|
|Fit Out:||C Hartley / Cluett Carpentry|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Kioti / Canaline 52|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||21.40m|
|Fuel capacity:||135 Litres|
|Water capacity:||1200 Litres|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.