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Narrowboat 52ft Trad Stern

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15.85m (52'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 35hp, Mitsubishi K4 (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Builder David Piper
Lying London
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 545.5 ltr (120.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/06/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 35hp
Engine make and model Mitsubishi K4 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2844
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


LOA 15.85m (52'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Max 0.68m (2'3")
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

TV tick

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London is pleased to bring this 52ft narrowboat to the market. Built in 1989 by David Piper.

Currently used as a constant-cruiser she is equipped for comfortable living with all the practicalities of staying on the move.

The bright living space has been freshly painted, there is plenty of headroom, and a solid fuel stove keeps the boat toasty and warm.

The galley is well equipped, with plenty of storage space, a recently installed hob, oven, and grill, with pressurized water supplied to the sink.

The bathroom has a charming butler sink, a larger than average shower cubicle and a composting toilet.

Moving aft, the cozy cabin has a comfortable double bed. There is a large mirrored wardrobe and cupboard, both finished in high-quality wood that brings a sumptuous feel to the cabin.

Three 105Ah domestic batteries, newly installed, are kept tip-top by the solar panel on the coachroof. Plus a separate starter battery for the engine. Hot water is via a calorifier heated by the engine. Two propane gas bottles are stored below the steering deck.

The engine started from cold, and has given the current owners no problems in the 2 years they have been cruising.
It may be a cliché, but in this case, it is true - "baby forces sail".

BSS valid until 2020. CRT Licence expires 07/19.

The boat can be viewed in the West London area: Brentford to Little Venice.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Narrowboat 52ft Trad Stern has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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