Detailed specs

We were sad to sell our beloved floating home in June 2014 but the time came to go home.
The new owners are a lovely Danish couple called Tore and Kirsten.

Parisien Star was built by Crown Narrowboats (winners of the Lionel Munk trophy at the IWA Festival in 2003).  We were the second owners of the boat and we were impressed with how well the original owner had kept it.  The interior timberwork is light, bright and in excellent condition.  The fitout is to a high standard with an excellent spec for a liveaboard.

Hull : G J Reeves
Fit out : Crown Narrowboats
Stern : Traditional
Build year : 2006
Steel thickness : 10/6/4
Overall Length : 57’
Width : 6’ 10”
Interior Headroom : 6’ 4”
Draught : 2

Paintwork : Oxford blue cabin with off white coachlines and light blue roof.
Rear hatch : Extra wide rear hatch for easier access.
Side hatch : Large glazed side doors on port side opposite dinette.
Lockers :  Gas bottle locker at bow, lockers port and starboard inside cratch area plus locker holding bow thruster battery (and isolation switch). Vinyl cushioning on all bow well lockers.
Windows/Portholes : Large hopper style windows in saloon, galley and dinette with large portholes in bathroom and bedroom. 
Stern : 2 timber taff seats.
Covers : Vinyl cratch cover (2013) and pram cover (2013) both by Kinver Canopies.

Insulation : Spray foam behind cabin linings.
Cabin lining : Light American Oak veneered ply with solid oak trim. 
Flooring : Carpet throughout with cushioned flooring in bathroom.
Side doors : Internal Cabincare "pull across" insect screen and privacy screen.
Blinds : Quality lined roman blinds in saloon, galley and dinette.  Matching bungs for portholes.
Seating : Two leather recliner chairs in saloon (2012). Pullman dinette.
Sleeping : Fixed inline double bed pulling out to 5ft (still able to pass by when bed extended). Dinette converts to 4ft double.
Cooking : Stoves 500dit gas cooker and Daewoo 800w microwave.
Fridge : 12v Shoreline fridge.
Freezer : Shoreline chest freezer (located under dinette seat on pullout rails).
Washing machine : Indesit 4kg washer/dryer under bench in galley.
Galley worktops : Marble effect laminate worktop
Toilet : Sealand vacuflush pump out toilet. 400 litre waste tank with gauge.
Shower : Panel lined shower cubicle with chrome thermostatic mixer tap. 

Bathroom : 12v exhaust fans (2), central heating radiator behind towel rail.
Safety : Fire extinguishers (3), fire blanket (1).
Other : Perspex, removable double glazing secured with magnetic strips.  Anti-slip matting in bow well and stern counter.

Batteries : 4 x 110 amp hr marine gel leisure batteries, 1 x starter, 1 x bow thruster.
Galvanic Isolator : Zinc saver II30A.
Inverter/Charger : Mastervolt mass combi 2kw inverter with charger control panel and Adverc battery management system.
230v : 13amp sockets positioned throughout cabin area.
Lighting : 12v LED down lights (8 in saloon, 6 in galley, 4 in dinette, 4 in bathroom), 1 switch light in bedroom, 2 reading lights above bed, 1 light in cratch, 1 light in engine area.
Gas : Bow gas locker holds 2 x 13kg gas bottles supplying cooker in galley. 

Alarms : Marine care Dualwatch gas/Co alarm. Smoke detector in galley. Smoke/Co detector in bedroom.
Entertainment : JVC cd/radio with speakers in saloon and bedroom.

Televisions : 19" LCD TV/DVD (2012) under gunwale in saloon, 19" LCD TV/DVD (2012) on bracket in bedroom.

Fresh Water System : 600 litre stainless steel tank located under bow well deck with gauge. 

Filtered water tap in galley next to sink.
Central Heating : Eberspacher diesel central heating (new boiler Dec. 2012 - under warranty until Dec. 2015) with fin radiators throughout. One conventional radiator in bathroom with towel rail above.

Solid Fuel Stove : Acorn Aarrow 4kw in saloon with insulated flue.
Hot Water : Calorifier heated from engine and central heating system.

Engine : Beta Marine 43hp diesel
Generator : 3.5kva Travel Power
Gearbox : PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox
Bow Thruster : Vetus 55kgf

Diesel : 240 litre diesel tank with gauge

BSS : boat safety certificate issued February 2014 
Survey : survey carried out August 2012
Blacking : last blacked (Intertuf) August 2012
Anodes : 4 additional anodes (8 in total) fitted August 2012

Saloon : Corner cupboard beside bow doors, shelving with CD rack and LCD television starboard, large cupboard (to access blind corner of galley) from saloon.  Pullout ironing board in drawer.
Galley : Pullout storage unit with cutlery on top and 2 further shelves below. 2 under sink cupboards, 2 over-cupboards. Open corner shelves at end of galley unit (saloon end). Utensil rail at end of galley unit (dinette end). Wall mounted spice rack.
Dinette : Pullout drawer beneath dinette floor (great cool storage for food), storage beneath dinette seats (large enough to store our two big suitcases and one small wheelie case), storage hatch in dinette floor.  One set of three plastic storage drawers kept beneath dinette table.
Bathroom : Pullout laundry hamper, deep open shelving above. 3 shallow mirrored door cupboards above wash basin. Cupboard beneath wash basin.
Bedroom : Over-cupboard above bed, large 2 door wardrobe with 2 hanging rails on one side and shelving on the other side, low shelving at end of bed, 2 shallow drawers beneath bed. 
Other : under gunwale hanging rails throughout (great for drying washing!). 






Derek and Dot said...

Congratulations, looks great. Hope you have as much fun as we did.

Elly and Mick said...

Thanks D&D. We wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for you guys! I'll never forget the day I stumbled upon your blog. And, thanks for all the questions you answered in those first couple of years.

hoogie said...

cool blog!!
I would like to apologise for the odd few scrapes and scratches while i was at the helm of this boat last year ... sharon's uncle david let me have a steer on the odd occassion ... nice boat, just didn't quite get the hang of the downhill locks!