Aside from our usual highlighted Boat of the Moment, we also like to feature boats that have been recently reduced in price. If you’re looking for a boat today at yesterday’s prices we may have the boat you are looking for right now. Each of these boats have had their asking prices reduced, offering the right buyer a real bargain just in time for summer cruising. Click on the links below to see a full slideshow of images for each boat.

Narrowboat 45ft Trad Stern by David Piper Boats - Project now £9,995

This 45ft trad narrowboat (pictured) is a well-built David Piper boat, but she is a bit of a project. She does need a fair amount of internal refitting and the bathroom needs a complete makeover.

However, she is definitely the sort of boat which would repay the effort. Click the link above to see 33 images of the boat, and imagine how you would refurbish her to your own tastes. Taking on a project boat can be a really cost-effective way to get the boat you’ve dreamed of. Check out how this nursing assistant grabbed a bargain from Boatshed to create her own cosy live-aboard home. Lina tackles project boat to beat the recession.

Houseboat 35 on Freehold Mooring now £139,500

This is a really unusual find (pictured below). A picturesque static houseboat moored on the Grand Union canal complete with a large private garden and scenic lakeside views. More than a boat, this is a fully functional, comfortable home offering a privately owned garden in idyllic surroundings. White goods are included in the sale and there is a private car park at the entrance to the moorings.

Within this houseboat, there is a spacious lounge with French windows to the front and rear, as well as end windows. There is a solid fuel stove.

The houseboat comprises of a large lounge, a newly fitted kitchen, bathroom and a large double bedroom. All of the rooms have an abundance of natural light.

The area is in an excellent location for connecting rail links via Paddington, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines. The M25 is readily accessible, as is Heathrow airport.

Phil personally visited and photographed this houseboat. He says, “There is a small balcony at one end for sitting out and for access to the small dingy which is included in the sale. But the garden is the joy of this mooring, sloping downwards to a lawn area surrounded by beds, with a fantastic view over a lake.”

Narrowboat 62ft Trad now £54,000

This lovely traditionally styled live-aboard comes with a non residential (leisure) mooring on the River Lee, less than 30 minutes by train from Liverpool Street Station.

The shell and super structure are to a high specification by a prestigious boat builder. The specification of the mechanical aspects is very high and would suit those looking to travel the system widely in comfort.

Entering through the front doors, the salon is appointed with a pair of arm chairs and plenty of space for the usual entertainment systems. Sensibly, the solid fuel stove is situated away from the front doors to allow heat to dissipate more evenly throughout the boat.

This is a 4 berth boat. The Pullman dinette is a guest berth and the cabin at the rear has a cross bed. Click the link above to read the full specification and see all the photos.


Appointments to view any of these boats can be arranged in advance with Jan.

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