Sunday, 28 August 2011

Pick of the week - Moonshine

Today I've trawled the boats for sale to choose a pick of the week - it's been a while since I posted one.  This boat jumped out at me as ticking pretty much all our boxes.  It wasn't until I started to type this blog entry and looked for the boat name to put in the heading that I realized Barry (see Sandra's blog entry : ) may have chosen the same boat as me!  

So back to nb Moonshine - listed with ABNB Narrowboat Brokerage.
Pros : the layout is fantastic - we'd love to be able to have a separate little room for an office/visitor so this is our ideal layout.
Cons : the insulation is thinsulate and we'd prefer spray foam, our first choice would be a pump out loo.
We would put a desk area in the empty cabin, plus perhaps a fold out bed.  It would be fantastic to have another space like this so we can have somewhere to go away from each other.  I'd love to have a work area so I wouldn't have to pack everything up all the time.

Length: 57ft 1in  
Builder: Colecraft Engineering  
Fitter-out: Harveys of Tamworth  
Year registered: 2008  
Style: Semi-trad  
Safety Certificate: RCD 2008, BSS not needed
Engine: Beta B-38 diesel  
Plating: 10/6/5/4  
Last blacked: 2011
Fit-out materials: Light oak panels with hardwood trim 
Insulation: Thinsulate
Headroom: 6ft 5in  
Berths: 2+4  
Berth sizes: 6ft 3in x 4ft 1in permanent double
Mains Power: Landline, Victron Multiplus 1600W inverter/charger, 3.5kVA Dometic engine driven alternator
Cabin heating: s/fuel c/heating > rads  
Water Heating: C/heating + engine + 230V immersion heater > calorifier  
Water tank: 120 gallons built-in tank
Cooker: Stoves 500DIT drop-in gas cooker  
Fridge: Shoreline 12V 4cu ft  
Washer/dryer: Zanussi Jetstream 1600 washer  
WC: Thetford swivel seat cassette wc  
Shower: in tiled cubicle with doors
Other: Empty cabin aft could be fitted out as a Pullman dinette, office or a second bedroom
Location: ABNB, Crick Wharf
Price: £60,000

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