Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Pick of the week - Lady Nada

From ABNB, this one's called nb Lady Nada.  We quite like it!  The green isn't a colour we would choose to paint a boat but we could live with it.
Anybody know anything about Keith Wood Narrowboats???

Positives : nice light interior, ticks all the boxes
Negatives : that green, not too keen on butler's sinks

Price: £59,000
Length: 57ft 4in  
Builder: Keith Wood Narrowboats  
Fitter-out: Keith Wood Narrowboats  
Year registered: 2006  
Style: Trad  
Safety Certificate: BSS to 2013
Engine: Barrus Shire 50 diesel  
Bowthruster: BCS 12V 8hp  
Plating: 10/6/6/4  
Last blacked: 2008
Fit-out materials: Ash panels with ash trim  
Insulation: Spray foam
Headroom: 6ft 4in  
Berths: 2  
Berth sizes: 6ft 5in x 4ft 6in permanent double
Mains Power: Landline; Victron Multiplus 2500W inverter/charger; Travelpower 3.5kVA engine driven alternator
Cabin heating: Becton s/fuel stove  
Water Heating: C/heating + engine > calorifier  
Water tank: 130 gallons built-in tank
Cooker: Vanette built-in hob & oven - gas  
Fridge: LEC based 4cu ft 12V  
Washer/dryer: Zanussi Jetstream Turbodry 1600 washer/dryer  
WC: SaniMarin macerator electric flush wc to remote tank  
Shower: in large tiled cubicle with door
Other: Glazed cratch with acrylic cover.
Location: Oxford Canal, Warwickshire


Peter Berry said...

Hi Elly, Keith Wood narrowboats were based in Peterborough, but I believe the company was liquidated around 2006, the owner simply retired I think, so this will have been one of the last. Most documentation I have come across has the company down as shell fabricators, but I note the listing here states this one was also fitted out by the company. A fit out company called GWV narrowboats have a website here http://www.gwvboats.co.uk/ . If you look at the section on magazine articles, you will see a review of a boat called Four Winds, which had its shell built by Keith Wood. Interestingly, another boat in their list of reviews is Grumpy Git, which I think has appeared on your radar previously, but that shell is from a different builder. I quite like the apple green livery - it reminds me of the LNER Flying Scotsman (steam engine) http://www.nrm.org.uk/flyingscotsman . Regards Peter.

Elly and Mick said...

Hi Peter,
Thanks so much for the info. Mick remembers having a "flying scotsman" toy train as a child. We're really keen on this boat and with we could go now and buy it! Our current goal is March 2013. It's really not all that far away.

Paul and El said...

HI Guys
I met the chap who owns ABNB at the IWA show on Sunday, and what a decent honest guy he is, I mentioned buying a boat, sight unseen after getting it surveyed etc. Hid comment was that ne would not want to do it incase the boat wasnt up to my expectations when we arrived in the UK. Cant think of many brokers that would do that!
He also rides a Triumph motorcycle so we had a good old chat.
Off to see Caxton and crew tomorrow

Elly and Mick said...

We were very impressed with ABNB too. Enjoy your visit with the Caxton crew.