1956 Converted crane barge built by Richard Dunston of Thorne. She worked on the Aire & Calder Canal for British Waterways, and moved to her current home in West London on the River Thames in 2017. (Moorings transferable subject to mooring agreement)
The steel-framed wheelhouse, built in 2020, is fully double-glazed with oak windows and antique oak ships doors.
The kitchen has plenty of cupboard storage and features a gas cooker, as well as a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier.
A utility area leads through to the engine room/workshop.
A large open plan living/dining space is situated in the main hold of the boat, with ample space for seating and dining.
The modern bathroom has a large walk-in shower, and ceramic sink and toilet.
The large bedroom is situated in the bow of the boat and features exposed mountings for the crane. Built-in storage maximises the space.
A second bedroom or office is accessible from the second set of stairs in the wheelhouse.
Heating is provided by a diesel-fuel central heating boiler with radiators throughout the boat, connected to the main fuel tank. There is also a diesel powered stove in the living room with a separate tank.
An electric pump-out toilet system with a connection to the boats own service bollard.
Watertanks and a 12V system complete the set-up for cruising, although Calder 2 is connected to a service bollard with metered electricity, water and fibre broadband year-round.
The Lister 4 cylinder diesel engine was spruced up in 2020 with many replacement parts and a full service, a near-complete selection of spare parts is included.
|Builder:||Dunston's of Thorne|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Lister HR4|
|Length over all:||76'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.