Saturday 23 June 2012

Pick of the week - Rowanberry

We like this one!  It would definitely be our buy for this week.  The only thing we're not too big on is the burgundy paintwork but that's no big deal.  The layout works for us and it looks like there would be
enough space where the washing machine is to make a little desk area.

Wish we were there this week to buy nb Rowanberry with ABNB

Any comments on the builder or fitter?

Price: £57,500
Length: 60ft 2in
Builder: Colecraft Engineering
Fitter-out: Barry Cousins
Style: Trad
Year registered: 2006
Certification: BSS to 2014

Engine: Beta B43 diesel
Bow thruster: Vetus 12V 55kgf 4hp
Plating: 10/6/4
Last out of water: 2010
Water tank: 120 gallons stainless steel

Headroom: 6ft 3in
Fit-out materials: Ash faced ply panels with dark hardwood trim ceiling & hull sides, diagonal tongued and grooved ash boarding to cabin sides

Insulation: Spray foam
Berths: 2
Berth sizes: 6ft 6in x 4ft 0in perm double, can be pulled out 10in to clear the cabin side
Fridge: 12V 4cu ft combined fridge freezer
Washer/dryer: Indesit automatic washer/dryer
WC: SaniMarin electric flush wc to remote tank
Shower: in quadrant cubicle with curved doors
Cooker: Stoves 500DIT drop-in gas cooker

Water heating: C/heating + engine + 230V immersion heater > calorifier

Cabin heating: Hurricane diesel c/heating > rads, s/f stove

Mains 230V: Landline, 3000W inverter, 3.5kVA Electrolux engine driven alternator

Other: Glazed cratch with zipped acrylic cover. Lots of storage in the galley.




nb Chance said...

Hi Elly and Mick, A nice boat! Colecraft is a very good make, and it seems to have everything you could need including the travel pack, pity it may be a bit too soon for you both. Hope alls well. Doug

Peter Berry said...

Colecraft are now one of the longest established builders on the canals. I believe they were awarded the contract to build the trip boats that will take visitors to the London Olympics, and I also remember them being contracted to build the Hanbury range for the New and Used Boat Co., the first UK built boats for them, the Aqualines being built in Poland. If you haven't already found it Colecraft's website is As for Barry Cousins, I have no experience, but the pics certainly look good. He is shown as still operating as a pro boat fitter from High House Wharf on the Grand Union Canal, near Northampton.

BigJohn said...

Epiphany was built by Colecraft and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Elly and Mick said...

Well, well... some good comments about Colecraft. We'll definitely remember them for future reference. I also found Barry Cousins still in operation but no further information - good or bad. Still, if we were there today, this would be our pick!