Revelation is a thoughtfully laid out boat designed for family cruising. The 10-6-4 hull was built by Evans & Son in 1995 and fitted out by the present owner, the Ford XLD engine and stern gear was fitted by Adelaide Marine. The unusual design of the hull is based upon a canal inspection launch, married with a semi-traditional style stern.
Under the rear deck are located; four domestic batteries, engine starter battery and 1.5kW 230V inverter which supplies an 800W microwave cooker in the galley. All the other boat electrics are 12V. Water central heating is provided by an Eberspacher D5W oil heater, or using the circulating pump alone, by means of a back boiler on the solid fuel Heron stove in the forward cabin.
The semi-traditional style stern incorporates a pedestal with the controls, gauges and electrical fuses, and a folding bench seat. Deck boards give access to the engine below.
The 11ft 9in open plan rear cabin offers a wardrobe and drawer storage with two bed-chairs. A small Victron sine wave inverter is fitted for charging mobile phones, laptops and the like.
Continuing through the boat, the 7ft 4in mid cabin offers a double berth with cupboard and drawer storage. The waste storage tank and hot water cylinder are located beneath the bed.
The bathroom comprises a bath with shower over, washbasin and pump-out style toilet. The doors open to close off the side corridor for night-time privacy.
Next is the 6ft galley equipped with stainless steel sink and drainer, 4 burner Vanette gas hob & separate oven, 12v Shor3eline refrigerator and storage cupboards. A side door and hatch provide ventilation.
The 8ft 5in forward saloon is a versatile space comprising a 6ft bench seat which can convert into either a double or two single berths. A free standing fold-up table enables easy dining for six. In the forward corner is situated a Heron sold fuel stove. Additional fold up chairs are included. A glazed door provides access to the forward deck.
The large 11ft 8in forward deck houses a raised area covering a large stainless steel water tank. The deck provides a spacious area for family meals and viewing the passing scenery. Transparent roll-up side screens protect the area from inclement weather during cruising. An overall cover is provided for when the boat is unoccupied.
The bow contains a large gas locker with two 13kg propane cylinders and a gas system bubble tester. A smaller locker is present for water hoses.
The boat will be provided with a full inventory of cutlery, crockery, cooking implements, etc along with various tools and spare parts for stress free cruising. The boat is in respectable condition, however the hull will soon need re-blacking, as this was last undertaken about four years ago. The boat was originally 57ft long but was lengthened to 64 ft by Uxbridge Boat Centre in 2007.
The boat is situated near Reading, on the Kennett and Avon Canal.
|Builder:||Evans & Sons / Adelaide Marine|
|Make:||Evans & Sons|
|Model:||64 Semi Trad|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Ford 1.8l XLD, marinised by Thornycroft|
|Length over all:||19.50m|
|Displacement:||19 metric tons|