Featured Listing Feed http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/index.php?action=rss_featured_listings Unique Historic Pilot Cutter, Bembridge Pilots No1 Restored (sans propulsion) http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/unique-historic-pilot-cutter-bembridge-pilots-no1-restored-sans-propulsion.html MTQwLTIwMTctMDctMTUgMDc6Mzg6MjI= Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:38:22 +0100 Ideal liveaboard business with offices and conference hall. The first Motor Pilot vessel, designed as a prototype for the Royal Navy Flower class "Bembridge" has been fully restored (sans propusion) to a very high standard and is regularly surveyed to stay in class in Poland. This is an exceptional oportunity to acquire the first Trinity House Motor pilot vessel, restored to a very high standard as a museum ship with full suite of offices and 55 seat conference hall fitted with full size projection screen. A prominent Heritage Thames mooring close to Canary Wharf has been provisionally arranged for £1,000,000]]> 46 ft narrowboat liveaboard houseboat near london http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/46-ft-narrowboat-liveaboard-houseboat-near-london.html MTQ0LTIwMTYtMTAtMDUgMTk6MTU6NTU= Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:15:55 +0100 46 foot cruiser stern narrowboat project she has recently had a good survey and has a current boat safety certificate she has a lovely running lister classic engine they run forever and are very economical to use for charging for continually cruising inside the boat could do with updating everything is there for living aboard while are doing the work she has a cosy stove instant hot water lots of space It must be viewed to be appreciated Call lisa for info or viewing s 07850912200 ]]> 45x10-classic-Dutch-barge-Widebeam-liveaboard-perfect-Diy-project-near-London http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/45x10-classic-dutch-barge-widebeam-liveaboard-perfect-diy-project-near-london.html MTQ5LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTE6NDk6MTk= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:49:19 +0000 This 45x10 ft barge all steel barge Has just been surveyed blacked and had new anodes For her size she has a very lrg galley and open plan saloon The galley is the entire width of the boat in the bow with a breakfast bar style area looking on to a really good sized living room with fixed seating that could easily be changed to furniture of your choice Central wheelhouse over the engine Separate aft dbl cabin with large full length wardrobe and under bed storage. The boat would benefit from being painted on the cabin and decks but All underwater has just been done Needs to be viewed to be appreciated ]]> Stunning Boat 36ft Liveaboard Admiralty Launch http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/stunning-boat-36ft-liveaboard-admiralty-launch.html MTUwLTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTA6MzI6Mjk= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:32:29 +0000 1930's 36ft admiralty boat. It is for sale through my company due to the repossession from the owner due to shortage of funds - someone is going to get a bargain here. £40k has been spent on this boat over the last 3 months and the work has been carried out by my company to a high standard. We specialise in bespoke refits and builds. Finised, she would be £70,000. Let's start with the exterior the topsides are sheathed in West Systems epoxy with a woven cloth, they are sprayed in epoxy primer and faired to a flat finish with a 2 pack polyurethane topcoat. This is less maintenance than a grp boat it doesn't fade and can be machine polished once a year so the top is virtually maintenance free. The decks have been replaced with marine ply, sheathed in west systems and then epoxyed with £12k of tek dek style composite decking (maintenance free no varnishing or oiling). The skylights have been overhauled on the top deck and are finished in varnish. This fills the saloon and galley with light. The wheelhouse has been extended again in marine ply sheathed and painted with wrap around glass windows. This will make a briliant seating and table area which would convert to a double bed. The exterior of the boat is stunning and it just needs personal touches such as toe rails/hand rails etc should you want them. From the rubbing strake down is double diag, and I believe it is constructed in teak. This has been taken back to bare wood and faired to a smooth finish with a single pack paint to allow movement. The hull is not sheathed as I don't believe in sheathing a good hull if it's not necessary. This hull will out live you and me due to its expensive construction which would not be viable to build today due to the cost of the wood. A full survey is available which was taken before we started work on her. The under side has been stripped and antifouled, with new seacocks installed. The propellor has been polished. The boat has recently been put back in the water and is lying on an annual berth in Southampton which welcome liveaboards, but could be moved to a berth in your chosen area. She is powered by a Hercules 6 cylinder diesel engine which pushes the boat to 12 knots. It was on our job list to remove this engine and give it a paint and some modern touches, such as a bigger alternator and glowplugs. It is a good runner and only needs cosmetic tidying. The inside of the boat has been started in some areas. The electrics have been run through and so has the plumbing. There is a double bed in the forward peak leading back into a teak faced half built galley. To the starboard side the heads are located which was going to have a sit down shower and electric seatoilet. This is wrapped in a expensive teak faced ply. Leading back there was to be a study area with desk. The saloon has a "U" shaped seating area which converts to a double bed. Opposite this is a single seat which also can be used as a single bed. This boat is very spacious and was a good size liveaboard with the option to sleep 7 when finished. The wheel house is a lovely light space and the whole boat has so much potential. The boat dimensions are 36ft long, 12ft beam and weighs 12 tons. She draws 3ft (so suitable for french canals) and the air draught is approx 9ft. ]]> 40ft ready to move in narrowboat liveaboard houseboat near London http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-ready-to-move-in-narrowboat-liveaboard-houseboat-near-london-153.html MTUzLTIwMTctMDEtMTEgMTc6MDg6NDc= Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:08:47 +0000 40 ft liveaboard narrowboat I am advertising this for a client but I have known the boat and her last 2 owners for 13 years She has always been lived on and has a lovely homely feel to her She has recently had her engine refurbished and fully serviced ready for a new owner to cruise Full size cooker Instant LPG hot water Cosy wood burner Warm air central heating LED lights Lrg shower Must be viewed to be appreciated The boat is moored in tw12 post code For all details call lisa 07850912200]]> 65ft x 11ft Widebeam Canal HouseBoat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/65ft-x-11ft-widebeam-canal-houseboat.html MTU0LTIwMTctMDItMDggMTM6NDY6NTk= Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:46:59 +0000 65ft x 11ft Cruiser Stern Widebeam Canal Boat. Built by Collingwood Boats, Launched Nov 2014, Fitted out to a high standard by current owner. Current Name 'No Worries' Canaline 70hp Diesel Engine. Craftsman Bowthruster 10:6:5:4 Steel Spec. Fully double glazed windows Painted in Black, Gray, Cream & Red 12v & 240v Electrical systems, 3kw Victron Inverter/Charger, 3x 260watt Solar panels with Solar controller, 5x 180amp Domestic batteries, 1x 110amp Starter battery & 2x 110amp Bowthruster Batteries. LED Lighting throughout and 240v and 12v sockets Webasto Central Heating with timer, 7 radiators, 3 way 75lt Calorifier hot water tank. From stern Entrance hall with Second toilet with Thetford cassette and vanity basin. Utility room with Samsung Ecobubble washing machine cupboard space Kitchen - a modern fitted kitchen with Baumatic – Hob, Oven/Grill & Dishwasher, Samsung Fridge/Freezer (240v), USB ports, ample cupboard and worktop space. Lounge - Squirrel Morso Solid Fuel Stove, 40” 3D Smart TV, Pioneer CD Stereo with 4 Speakers and built in amplified sub, plenty of cupboard space and sofas (Sky+ cabling installed no box or dish) Second Bedroom - Compact with bunk beds with reading lights, built-in cupboard Bathroom – Vetus macerator toilet (215lt waste tank), wash basin, double ended bath, separate 2 way shower plenty of cupboard space and towel radiator Main Bedroom – Reading lights, USB ports, bedside units, cupboards, walk in wardrobe and 22” TV. The boats paintwork, interior & engine, overall very good condition Boat Safety until August 2019. Boat Licence expires April 2017, RCD CE marked Blackened November 2014 at launch, Ideal Liveaboard currently moored in Milton Keynes. ***(Generator Not included)****]]> Liveaboard houseboat Steel Cruiser http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/liveaboard-houseboat-steel-cruiser.html MTU3LTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTI6Mjc6NDQ= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:27:44 +0000 VESSEL IS CURRENTLY ASHORE IN SOUTH UK ON THE HARD FOR YOUR INSPECTION The accommodation has been maximized in headroom and extra side decks have been added which makes her quite lively but she settles greatly with full tanks. The interior of this vessel is in pristine condition having been recently restored to its original 1960s style. All photographs were taken in August 2015 Then more photos in June this year when we lifted her out for transporting to UK the boat was careened, anti fouled and fitted with new anodes before transportation to UK at a cost of £3,000. The aft deck of the boat has seating for six, used to have a table but it was awkward and unsteady so we removed it to make more space. We did have a mooring for her on the Thames so had her delivered to Oxford but lost the mooring before we could move her down river to it. The engine was replaced by Volvo agents 9 or 10 years ago with a new Volvo Penta 6 cylinder turbo and the Volvo Penta gearbox and shaft was replaced new by Volvo 7 years ago. The engine is seawater cooled through large Veutus sea filter. It runs perfectly and has two new batteries fitted last year.]]> 40ft shabby chic narrowboat houseboat http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-shabby-chic-narrowboat-houseboat.html MTU4LTIwMTctMDEtMDQgMTI6NDM6MDA= Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:43:00 +0000 Just been fully re-fitted from top to bottom including a new engine. The hull has recently been blacked and she is in excellent condition and ready to move on. She has a sit in jacuzzi bath, sparkly work surfaces and a beautiful woodburning range in the kitchen Bright, airy and modern, fully equipped and ready to live on. If you are looking for a boat with nothing to do then come and have a viewing]]> Dutch Barge Widebeam Luxe Motor 3 bedroom liveaboard http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-widebeam-luxe-motor-3-bedroom-liveaboard.html MTYzLTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTE6NTM6NDc= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:53:47 +0000 liveaboard dutch barge, which has been our home in the last couple of years. We have found her in a sail away condition and spent the last 3 years refurbishing her and making her our dream boat for the next 50 years. We are only selling her, because our twin ( surprise) sons have arrived in winter and we had to move to the land where our familiy can help us with the babies. We hope that our beautiful boat will find a good and caring owner, who will love and appreciate her just as much as we did and can enjoy the luxurious living on her all year round. Katie Wijker is historical barge built in Katwijk in Holland around 1920. First she was a sailing work barge, than she has been converted to a motor yacht in the 1960s. She has been transporting coal and different type of cargo on the European rivers and canals in her early years. During the refurbishment we have found the base of her original mast and also a hidden box under her deck, which must have been used during the word war as a hiding space. We have lot’s of pictures showing all the work which we have done on her. We haven’t spared time and money, because we were building her for ourselves. We have rebuilt the wheelhouse, changed all the windows, insulated her, installed a new floor and cladding, constructed a brand new designer bathroom with a bath, redesigned the bedroom, the aft and forward cabin. We have also installed a central heating system, which is powered by a very efficient pellet boiler stove. Katie Wijker is 100% self efficient, we haven’t been in a marina, we were able to liv very cosy life on her off grid. She has huge water tanks providing enough water for 4 weeks, a big solar system so you do not need to run your generator in summer time at all, a built in diesel generator for winter. She is very well insulated and geared up with double glazed windows, so her energy efficiency is very high. This boat can sleep up to 8 people - 2 in the aft cabin (double bed), 2 in the forward cabin (twin bed), 2 in the living room (pull out sofa) and 2 in the master bedroom (double bed). Her lovely double glazed skylight has been custom built from high quality wood and making her living room very light and homely. She also has a full size kitchen - my wife is a keen cook. Length : 20.6 metres ( 67 feet 7 inches ) - Beam : 3.8 metres ( 12 feet 6 inches ) Her living space is about 85m2 (915sq ft), which provides a generous living space for the whole family (even for visitors). She is such a superb barge and a real beauty. We hope that she will find a good home. Lots of good people added their heart and best workmanship into her over the years and you will feel this love shining through as soon as you get on board. We have listed all her equipment below: Equipment: HFL 4KVA watercooled Marine Generator 4 Cylinder Kromhout/ Gardner Diesel engine with Brevo gearbox 1200Amp Trojan deep cycle Battery bank Victron Phoenix 3000Watt/ 120Amp Combi Charger/ Inverter Sterling 45Amp Battery to Battery charger 660Watt Solar panel system with 45Amp Morningstar MPPT charge Controller 1000L fresh Water tank 600L Diesel Tank Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration system Miele washing machine and Miele Dryer Stoves fan assisted LPG double oven Marine Undercounter 12V Fridge and Freezer Central Heating with radiators 240V and 12V LED lights though the boat Double glazed windows including Portholes in the bathroom Double glazed skylight Hardwood Wheelhouse completely refurbished from 2013-2016 New bathroom with Designer bath Gas instant water heater (Rinnai) Wheelhouse: Hardwood, dismountable wheelhouse Aft Cabin: Double bed storage, wardrobe big roof hatch for good access and furniture under bed storage, access to the engine room Living room and kitchen: U Shape kitchen, 4 burner gas hob 2ft deep cupboards all along the living room on both sides, tons of storage 3 seater sofabed converts into a double bed Heart of the boat: Pellet Stove Designer wall built from teak and mahogany hardwood Master bedroom: Mahagony double bed Huge wardrobe on both sides for Him and Her Solid oak wood flooring (shabby chic) Bathroom: Designer furniture , bath and radiator Forward Cabin: Twin bed with under bed storage Access hatch with ladder access to the water tanks and more storage place Forward deck: space for table and chairs Engine room: Katie Wijker was painted (blacking and superstructure as well) in 2012 and again in 2016 She has had a survey done in 2012 and a fresh one in 2016. Please only get in touch if you are a serious buyer and have your funds secured to get her.]]> Dutch barge Luxemotor 1927 http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-luxemotor-1927.html MTY1LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMTk6NDY6MDU= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:46:05 +0000 1921 Dutch steel barge 21m x 3.45m. Kromhaut 5 cylinder engine (Gardiner, made under licence in Holland, circa 1960) 4 x 200 aH domestic batteries 100 amp mastervolt 24v battery charger 240v inverter mastervolt 6kw (continuous)13kw (30 mins) inverter 2 x 1000L stainless steel water tanks Pressurised water system Bow thruster 2 x 200 litre diesel tanks Front cabin - fitted out with double bed, cupboard and shelving. Separate WC with holding tank and hand basin. Large main salon –Full refurb, professionally fitted throughout. Morco 11litre water heater, brand new newworld gas oven and hob cooker. Multifuel wood burner. Stylish custom fitted seating area which sleep four. Drainage and fridge Large wheel house with lounge area and access to the back cabin and engine room, which is under the wheelhouse. Aft cabin, recently professionally fitted to a high standard includes a very spacious double bed, and a wet room with additional cassette toilet. Plenty of cupboard space and fully insulated The vessel had a full survey in September 2015 and underwent a full restoration. Was fully repainted, blackened and new iodes were added. The integrity of the hull is in very good condition and has had ultrasonic testing to be above 7mm in all areas. She has been out of the water three times since then and the hull is in very good order. Heating. The heating is powered by a ebersbacher hydronic 10 which heats 11 radiators throughout the boat, it also has a califier installed which has not been commissioned, which is dual functions on electrics as well. All have recently fitted to a professional standard. Electricity. Major restoration works included a full refit of the electrical system which has been upgraded to a professional standard with full boat safety accreditation. The power works off mains while on shore and the 240 is powered through a inverter from the batteries while offshore which is tested and works well . Mechanics The engine is a kromhalt 5 cyclinder108hp, built in 1963, it has recently been services and used over the summers and performed perfectly with no issues. It has lots of power and sits at 4/6 knots easily. The vessel is compliant within the boat safety scheme and I drained all the tanks, cleaned them and reinstalled all of them. The bow thrusters are very effective and work off of the domestic batteries, which have been recently professionally commissioned. Tramp is very easy to sail and has been a great for our family holidays, we now wish to seek a larger vessel, hence putter her up for sale. Tramp is currently moored at Brentford Dock Marina, a picturesque spot opposite Kew Gardens. The mooring is available for the buyer. This is a non-residential leisure marina, but with an allowance of up to four nights per week on board, so it is very handy as a pied-a-terre mooring for people working around London. The mooring fees are currently £1277.43 per quarter, inclusive of VAT. ]]> Dutch Barge Branson Emily 49ft by 10.6ft New http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/dutch-barge-branson-emily-49ft-by-106ft-new.html MTY2LTIwMTctMDEtMDcgMjA6MDU6Mjk= Sat, 07 Jan 2017 20:05:29 +0000 "Gracie Matilda" is a Branston Emily 49 ft Newly built and fit out now genuinely 98% done This boat was my dream, a life long ambition What you see now is exactly what I had in mind when the idea was hatched a number of years ago. It has been completely over engineered and built to last and be kept for ever The rectangular windows that are solid brass were salvaged from a 1930's Ocean liner The windows alone were Nearly £4000 I wanted it to be light and a positive space to live in. All the pics were taken on a winters day with none of the warm led lights switched on. Apart from the soft furnishings that are part of the price it is virtually ready to go. The Structure was built with outstanding attention to detail and care by a reputable local fabricator The complete fit out has just been done by the staff and proprietor of an industry topping west country Boat Builder Beta Marine Engine with PRM Drive Solid Wood Work Tops Machined Oak floor Stone Tiled Bathroom Beautiful solid fuel burner, with back boiler and Central Heating Lovely Engine bay Proper Cooker, Stunning Kitchen Belfast Sink She's currently set up as a Two Berth in the lovely rear cabin with a day bed/Guest in the main cabin ]]> 40ft narrowboat liveaboard project near london http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/40ft-narrowboat-liveaboard-project-near-london.html MTY4LTIwMTctMDEtMTQgMTE6MTA6MTI= Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:10:12 +0000 This is a project the boat has good hull history plenty of work done Reliable Engine. Boat Safety Certificate Front and rear Cratch covers Inside Shower and toilet toilet- rest of the boat is Open Plan waiting for someone to put their own mark on it adding furniture and possibly bedroom bulkheads depending on what kind of layout you want]]> Live Aboard Narrowboat London with Mooring http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/live-aboard-narrowboat-london-with-mooring.html MTcwLTIwMTctMDItMDQgMTg6NTI6NDM= Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:52:43 +0000 fully blacked and anodised, fully surveyed, and cruised in to London two and a half years ago. She has remained moored in the basin for liveaboard purposes. occasionally cruised in the summer months, at most for a week on two occasions. The Kitchen, Living Area, and Bedroom have been completely refurbished to a high standard, including LED lighting, hand made Walnut worktops and woodwork. The brand new gas cooker has never been used. Most recent work includes brand new batteries, and charging and monitoring system (2017) at a cost of £500. And the engine has been fully serviced including the gearbox etc. The boat is fully functional for cruising, and/or mooring. The boat sale includes all furnishings and fittings as required. Owner (now retiring from full time work Mar 2017), and no longer needs to be in, or work in London says "I have had an amazing time living afloat, and being a part of the Limehouse community. However, it's now time to move on to pastures new, and retirement." **The owner has been stopped wherever he goes with people wanting to see the rare, traditional Russell Newbury DM1 1 cylinder engine in action.** Offers considered - at this price BE QUICK !]]> houseboat /Liveaboard cruiser boat ready to convert http://houseboatcentre.co.uk/listing/houseboat-liveaboard-cruiser-boat-ready-to-convert.html MTcyLTIwMTctMDItMDggMTQ6MTE6NDE= Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:11:41 +0000 the boat is 40ft x 12ft and very spacious and suits a number of uses. liveaboard fishing boat cruiser We are a group of interior designers and able to help you with planning out the space if required, the steel work is done and needs minimal finishing off, sandblasted and painted this boat will be amazing and can be fitted out to your requirements if required. Currently sitting in Rye East Sussex on hard moorings of £ 121 every 3 months or for extra cost can arrange the transport to your desired location. ]]>