Monday 6 June 2011

Pick of the week - Morfe Lady II

Having been rather busy lately with readying our house for sale, we haven't been in our usual routine of a leisurely Sunday breakfast with browsing narrowboats for sale. This week we've done exactly that. There seems to be so many boats for sale at the moment with new ones appearing all the time. Seemingly a buyers market in the used narrowboat department! If only we were in a position to take advantage of the situation!

This boat is on the ABNB website.

Although it misses on a couple of our preferences we still really like it.  
Positives : we like the paintwork and the inside timberwork, great shower, galley dinette and saloon are all open which gives it a great feel, cross bed
Negatives : L shaped dinette and walk thru bathroom

Price: £69,950
Length: 57ft 11in
Builder: Bluewater Boats
Fitter-out: Kingdom Boats
Year registered: 2005
Style: Trad
Engine: Isuzu 35 diesel
Bowthruster: BCS 12v 85kgf
Plating: 10/6/4
Last blacked: Water line blacked every
Fit-out materials: Hull sides in maple-faced ply, cabin sides in framed maple-faced ply, bulkheads in maple-faced blockboards, deckhead in shiplap t&g ash boards.
Insulation: Spray foam
Headroom: 6ft 4in
Berths: 2+2
Berth sizes: 5ft 11in x 5ft 0in cross double, 6ft 6in x 3ft 5in double on L-shape dinette
Mains Power: Landline, Victron Phoenix 2500W inverter/charger
Cabin heating: Eberspacher diesel c/heating, 2 designer pipe rads & 2 panel rads, Becton s/f stove
Water Heating: C/heating + engine + 240v immersion heater, calorifier
Water tank: 150 galls s/steel
Cooker: New World s/steel hob, separate grill & oven - gas
Fridge: Shoreline 12v 5cu ft
Washer/dryer: Baumatic BWD 1300W full size washer/dryer
WC: Thetford Cassette
Shower: Large shower in tiled cubicle with curved acrylic doors
Other: Cratch & cover. Two private owners.


Paul and El said...

Very very nice, just not sure about a cross bed. I would be too lazy to assemble and disassemble every day.
Hows the house sale going?

Elly and Mick said...

Gee, you guys are all making me wonder about our cross bed decision! Everyone keep saying what a nuisance it would be. Still... I would rather make the bed than sleep against the wall.

Advertising going in this week and a feature in next Saturday Age. A couple interested so far but it's a quiet time of year to be selling. Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about your cross bed decision, we've had the use of both cross and linear, neither of us liked being up against the gunwall so the cross bed wins for us, having spoken to some at Crick that used a cross bed there they had no regrets. Caroline