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ABNB Ltd
ABNB Ltd
North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6HY, UK
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Successfully selling boats since 1995, ABNB's constant aim is to provide the standard of service of yesteryear which is so often missing in today's self-centered hectic lifestyle and our commitment to providing a friendly, professional service is second to none.

Our collective boating experience encompasses all aspects of the cut and it is difficult to envisage an area of the canal world in which we wouldn't be able to offer you constructive advice and support, be it realising your dream or hanging up your windlasses.

ABNB started life as the brainchild of Andy Burnett whilst he was the Technical Editor of Waterways World, the popular magazine still at the forefront today. In the early 90's brokers would only sell boats that were taken to their sales base but many vendors were reluctant to abandon their pride and joy, even though they were selling. ABNB pioneered and perfected selling boats from their home moorings which enabled the vendors to participate in the sales process, an opportunity welcomed by many. As the business grew, Crick Wharf became the home of ABNB, enabling boats to also be sold from Crick.

ABNB moved to purpose built offices within North Kilworth Marina in 2021 providing a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers.


Each boat offered on brokerage includes:

* A very detailed and unrivalled 4-page colour brochure, with a scaled line drawing of the boat

* Dedicated page on our website, www.abnb.co.uk

* An individual detailed display in our North Kilworth offices

* Coverage in National publications

* Individual feature display at Crick Shows


Potential buyers can:

* View the sales brochure on-line or receive a copy in the post

* View boats at North Kilworth seven days a week, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

* View any outlying boat (by appointment only)

* Contact ABNB for impartial advice

* Secure a boat with a fully refundable deposit (up to the point of contract exchange)

* Be confident by using an ABYA Accredited Broker (see www.abya.co.uk)

* Be secure in the knowledge that ABNB operates a ring-fenced Client Account


Please visit our website www.abnb.co.uk for more information, including useful boating related topics such as the 57' myth, the Recreational Craft Directive and the Boat Safety Scheme.









Used Boats: 25 Adverts  Displaying: 1-25  
 

MOONSHADOW - 56ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthMoonshadow is of a length which enables you to explore all the connected canal and river system, so there is plenty of places available for you to visit. There are inset handrails which are always a plus point when safety is considered for those walking the gunwales. The interior is in the REVERSE layout style and includes accommodation for up to four. The forward master bedroom is separated from the aft sleeping area by the bathroom, allowing access at night without disturbing other occupan... read more
DECK OF CARDS - 70ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthHere we have a luxury full length boat, combining the Tyler Wilson shell with graceful josher styled bow and a bespoke fit out from Fernwood, Deck of Cards, best in show at Crick Boat Show in 2005, could provide extremely comfortable liveaboard or cruising prospects. Powered by a trusty Beta 43 engine and aided by a Vetus hydraulic bow thruster which is especially useful with a 70ft boat. Inside the cabin the space available soon becomes apparent, with spacious cabins which are build with... read more
TIMEGOESBY - 57ft 4in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthTimegoesby, formally known as Mehalahland was commissioned by her first owners as an ideal narrowboat for long term cruising or residential use, and as such she spent the first eight years of her life as their comfortable home. The internal fit-out is in ash featuring sweeping curves to worktops and much of the other custom built furniture, with flooring in a combination of ceramic tile and solid birch boarding. The larger than normal aft cabin houses a compact studio washing machine alongsi... read more
SIESTA - 38ft 10in cruiser Stern with 1+1 berthsSiesta would make an ideal starter boat for someone who is looking for a boat with a view to making improvements and upgrades as your time or funds allow. She has a forward saloon which has a permanent single berth and built in seating, which also converts into another single berth. The galley has a full size cooker, 12V fridge and ample storage. The shower room is offset at the rear of the cabin and has a shower tray with a curtain, a washbasin and cassette toilet with a spare ca... read more
BEATRICE - 39ft 6in, Trad, 2+1 berthsAn opportunity has arisen to get afloat and start enjoying our glorious inland waterways with this compact, well constructed narrowboat. Built by the long established Stowe Hill Marine, this will suit those wishing to go narrowboating without spending a fortune on both purchase and running costs. An understated yet durable fitout by the first owner has all facilities you will need for year round cruising. A trusty BMC 1.5 diesel engine delivers all the power you require for canal or river, a... read more
DOG 'N' DUCK - 61ft 1in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthNarrowboats at just under 7ft wide, can very often feel claustrophobic, but this 61ft boat, perfect for two, certainly does not feel that way. The enormous saloon is over 19ft in length and has a sofa bed allowing you to invite your friends aboard but leaves plenty of room for built in folding tables and any other freestanding furniture you may wish to bring with you. Dog n Duck is a GAS FREE boat, with cooking and water heating by a diesel range situated in the galley. Hot water is also pro... read more
ELIDIR - 62ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthMCC have been building quality steel shells since 1986, in which time they have built up a strong following. The shell was then handed over to Alan Goodley who completed the interior in the traditional cottage style i.e. bedroom aft with a forward saloon. On entering from the stern you will notice that the sliding hatch is much larger than normal, allowing crew members to accompany the steerer but maintaining the traditional profile of the boat. Before you arrive at the master bedroom, there... read more
SAILAWAY - 55ft 2in, Traditional, Built in 2022Soar Valley Steel Boats have been building high quality shells from their base at Redhill Marina, since 2008. This Sailaway was built to the current owners request with a thicker baseplate of 12mm. The hull sides, cabin sides and roof have been grit blasted with the hull sides being coated with 2-pack epoxy, and the cabin sides and roof coated with 2-pack primer. She has not yet got her bottom wet and remains on hardstanding awaiting fit out. Internally, the boat has been ballasted, sub-f... read more
MEGAN - 70ft 0in, Traditional, 5 + 2 Berth Megan is a full length, traditional style narrowboat from the well respected Steve Hudson. The interior is in oak and dark hardwood, creating a timeless feel and is to the usual Hudson high standard, with these boats always being highly sought after on the second hand market. Megan is ideal as a family boat with a permanent double bed, a make up double on the Pullman dinette and three single bunk beds. The lower bunks also convert into a further double, with the starboard one converting, ... read more
STAR TRIPS - 65ft 3in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthAs you can see from the external photographs, the previous owners had Star Trips built to use as a hotel boat for a small number of guests. She is however perfectly suited for liveaboard use or extended cruising. There are currently four berths but this could easily be increased by adding your own sofa bed. There is also scope to add extra fitted furniture in the large saloon. The REVERSE layout manages to incorporate a walk through shower room complete with macerator toilet but also there ... read more
HANBURY DAWN - 44ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthWhen you step aboard Hanbury Dawn, you will find a bright, airy and comfortable interior, all of which is in good order. Fitted out primarily for two with occasional accommodation for two guests on the convertible L-shape saloon seating. Depending on the amount of crew, for meal times there is a choice of one or two tables. When the weather is less than perfect the sociable aft cruiser deck benefits from a fitted “pram-type” cover which will keep you warm and dry but folds dow... read more
THE YARDARM - Aqualine, 60ft 3in cruiser stern with 2+2 berthsAqualine boats are highly sought after, with the decline of the Polish ship building industry, the time served skilled workforce turned their hand to building narrowboats to consistent quality of steelwork and joinery. The Yardarm is a well designed cruiser stern REVERSE layout, Madison Class boat, based on familiar equipment specification that has been tried and tested on our canals. Cabin spaces are generous, with a forward bedroom, nearly 9ft in length, housing a double bed and ample ... read more
OLD NOG - 59ft 4in trad with Boatmans Cabin, 2+1 berthsNorton Canes Boatbuilders is a direct descendent of M E Braine, who were involved in restoring and repairing working boats and were regarded as the aristocrat of narrowboat builders in the 70s and 80s with the tradition then carried on by Graham Edgson, who held a long established reputation amongst new and old boaters alike for producing quality steelwork with elegant traditional lines. Boats are still being built with the day to day running by his daughter. The Boatmans cabin provides a... read more
TUS NUA - 57ft 9in trad with 2+2 berthsTus Nua is Gaelic for New Beginnings, and this is an opportunity for you to purchase a go anywhere length narrowboat, ideal as a liveaboard or for long term cruising, and so this could be your chance of a new beginning. Based on a well proportioned traditional shell from Jonathan Wilson, who is part of the Tyler Wilson dynasty, the fit out has been completed to accommodate four, with a central main double bedroom and a further make up double in the aft cabin. There is a walk through showe... read more
AQUARIUS - 64ft 0in, Cruiser Stern, 6 + 2 BerthNapton Narrowboats have always been seen as being one of Britains premier hire boat companies, and Aquarius is based on a shell from respected Colecraft Engineering before Napton carried out their in house fit out. The cruiser deck features Naptons instantly recognisable balustraded locker seating, along with two perches allowing all crew members to be accommodated on the aft deck. Deeper than usual forward windows allow a superb view out and light to flood in. The well thought out interi... read more
Beziers is not your typical English canal boat. She was designed and built in this country, but has spent an easy life being a hire boat based on the Canal Du Midi in the South of France, where the norm is to cruise for a short distance before settling on the boat for the rest of the day. Her air draught, at 8ft 2in makes her not suitable for our canals, however, she would be ideal for river cruising. Alternatively with some modifications to the electrical system, such as installing a landl... read more
POND LIFE - 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthAt 57ft, Pond Life is an ideal length to cruise the entire connected canal and river system, giving you the chance to explore the width and breadth of England and Wales. Pond Life was certainly built to last, with good use being made of hardwearing, easy care surfaces and materials, which have been well maintained. The REVERSE layout cabin with her two sleeping compartments either side of the bathroom, make her equally suitable for two couples or as a family boat. A little touch of luxury... read more
ARKHOLME THE SECOND - 57ft 6in Narrowbeam Dutch Barge with 2+3 berthsArkholme The Second was originally purchased as a sailaway and fitted out by her first owners, with up grades made in subsequent years. The shapely exterior complete with a fully enclosed wheelhouse both protects the helmsman from the elements and makes Arkholme feel more like a small ship than a narrow boat. The wheelhouse has a removable roof and the front and rear panels fold down, allowing the side panels to be lifted out in sections. The interior is in a REVERSE LAYOUT which feat... read more
SEPTEMBER PEARL - 45ft 0in cruiser stern with 2+2 berthsSeptember Pearl would make an ideal starter boat for a couple, friends or family to begin exploring the UK canal network. Alternatively for those who are wishing to return to boating, her compact size and hence lower associated costs would make her the perfect little run around for getting back out on the canals for holiday trips. If you are looking for an uncomplicated boat on which to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life, you may have to look no further. At just 45 feet long... read more
ENFOR - 60ft 2in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthMel Davis is an established builder, and is placed by those who know his work in the higher ranks of narrowboat shell fabricators. His styling is attractive and distinctive with Enfor being one of his craft. Some boats just lend themselves perfectly to full time cruising or residential use and this is certainly one of those boats. Spacious accommodation is perfect for a couple but the two extra berths are ideal when you invite guests aboard. At nearly 13 feet in length, the saloon fea... read more
PHEASEY - 37ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, 0 + 2 BerthIf you think all narrow beam boats tend to look the same, Pheasey might just make you have to think again and if you like boats that are a little different and stand out from the crowd, then Pheasey could fit the bill. The bow and stern profiles are reminiscent of a clipper style launch, when viewed from the side. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the large cruiser style aft deck is not only perfect when on the move allowing extra guests to be carried, but is equally suitable for enjoying ... read more
LUSKENTYRE II - 70ft 2in, Traditional, 2 + 4 BerthObviously 70ft boats give superb spacious accommodation and Luskentyre II is certainly no exception. On entering the boat from the fore end, the combined saloon and galley stretch for over 25ft, allowing room for a comfortable sofa bed, a desk and a built in breakfast bar with two stools, along with copious amount of storage and worktop in the galley. A solid fuel stove provides warmth with diesel fired central heating supplying the radiators and towel rail. Taking the best feature... read more
LARK LADY -  61ft 8in trad with 2+2 berthsQuality shines through and Lark Lady is a fine example, built with pedigree and to last, the shell and fit out belie their age. The solid traditional shell offers maximum internal space with an eye catching fore cabin, internally painted in a traditional style, adjoining a spacious 14ft saloon. The bathroom features a vacuflush toilet, offering a flushing ceramic toilet, giving the look and flush of a domestic household unit, with the cost saving benefits of a cassette, so no expensive pump... read more
NORWOOD - 64ft 11in cruiser stern with 2 + 2 berthsFor many years Kingsground Narrowboats wooed the boat buying public by their attention to detail with their sumptuous interiors, always basing their boats on shells from well respected builders. This is certainly the case here, with the shell provided by Alexander Boatbuilding, who have been fabricating shells for well over 30 years, both for professional boat builders and private owners alike. For a quiet life when cruising, the smooth running Beta engine, along with a 230V engine driven gener... read more
RIBBLE VALLEY - 41ft 11in trad with 2 berthsStoke on Trent Boatbuilders have always been a respected constructor of luxury narrowboats for the private market since the early 90s and are renowned for their craftsmanship and sumptuous joinery. All is custom built, precise and durable as proven on this delightful craft. Accommodation is currently for two with an aft bedroom containing a wardrobe and cupboards. To increase the berths to four, the settee in the saloon could be replaced by a sofa bed, allowing you to enjoy cruising with fami... read more


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