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Narrowboat 50ft Trad Stern

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15.24m (50'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 30hp, BMC 1800 (unknown year)

Tring, Herts


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Extra Details

Builder RW Davis
Lying Tring, Herts
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model BMC 1800 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
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 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 2.08m (6'10")
Draft Max 0.70m (2'4")
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


Blacked in May 2016
Surveyed in May 2016
New leisure batteries May 2017
BSS to October 2019


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick


4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Horn tick


1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Grand Union are pleased to bring this 50ft Trad Stern narrowboat to market.

Lovingly maintained by the same owner for over 14 years, this RW Davis boat was surveyed last year by a well renowned name in the area who called it a "hull in a million", which belies its 28 years in the water.

The interior is modestly traditional but a new owner could modernise it quickly and cheaply with some coats of paint if desired.

The owner had it re-engined in 2013 with a BMC as the previous one was proving troublesome and the BMC's are simple and reliable workhorses.

The hull was blacked in 2016 and it has a BSS to 2019.

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

This Narrowboat 50ft Trad Stern has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed Grand Union. 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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