For sale is our widebeam narrowboat Zulu. Built by Liverpool boats in 2006, she is 60′ long x 12′ wide, of the ‘Square Decker’ style, with a large rear cruiser stern deck and fixed seating area.
10 6 5mm construction, spray foam insulated. Isuzu 70hp engine with 1250 hours run time, fitted with twin alternators, serviced every spring. She is very heavily ballasted and sits deep in the water, weighing in at nearly 30 tons, making her much faster and easier to handle than more lightweight boats and less affected by wind.
Full hull survey carried out in Nov 2017, with absolutely no wear shown to the hull at all. She has a galvanic isolator fitted. The hull was coated in 3 coats of bitumen and the anodes were renewed at the same time. She wont need to come out of the water again until 2021. BSC is until May 2020.
My wife and I have lived on this boat since it was new in 2006 and have loved every minute of that time, but now we find it is time to move on, we have now bought a house and she reluctantly has to go. She is set up as a very high spec, very comfortable liveaboard boat. We are non smokers and nobody has ever smoked on the boat. She has a spare bedroom, well equipped full size bathroom, master bedroom, lounge and kitchen. Because she is 12 foot wide all rooms are very large and full size furniture fits, rather than 3/4 size boat furniture.
The corridor is also over 600 mm wide, so all standard items fit through it. She has 2 swan hatches. There are absolutely loads of 240v sockets. All of the appliances are staying as we no longer need them, most of which are less than a year old. The heating is by a 240v Kabola HR400 pressure jet diesel boiler, Kabola is the best you can get in marine heating, unlike the more unreliable 12v boat heaters seen on most narrow boats.
Heating and hot water is controlled via a house style domestic Danfoss thermostat, which sets temperature and has a 7 day timer facility, so its nice and warm in the boat when you get up, no trying to light a fire first thing in the morning! The heating system is superb, with 4 x1200 mm K2 double rads in the saloon and master bedrooms, plus 2 towel rails in the bathroom.
The WC is a Jabsco 12v electric sea toilet. The shower is a full size 760mm enclosure with whale gulper pump and thermostatic shower which runs at 30 psi (really good shower!). She has a gas double oven, countertop fridge, slimline dishwasher and a full size washer dryer, The log burner is a top loading Godin Petit Rond, 5kw, which can heat the boat to 30 degrees if you really want it to, even if its well below freezing outside.
Currently moored at the Fish and Duck marina, just outside Cambridge.
Permanent moorings are transferable subject to agreement with the Marina, but they may not necessarily be the mooring the boat sits on now, as it currently sits on a bankside mooring in a prime spot. It will be another bankside mooring though. The boat will be on the marina brokerage in the next few days and viewings will be arranged through the marina management. The marina supplies all facilities, reliable 16 amp 240v power, water, gas, diesel, BT broadband is available via land lines but final connection is down to each user. Mooring fees are payable to the marina by monthly direct debit. Fish and Duck marina contact number is 01353 648081
Full specification of Zulu:
Hull Survey Nov 2017 – copy supplied
Blacked Nov 2017, new anodes fitted.
Hull Liverpool Boats 2006 60 x12 widebeam. 10 6 5mm construction
Victron Multiplus Inverter charger 3000w
Victron BMV 501 Battery monitor
4 x 110 amp marine deep cycle leisure batteries and 1 x 90 amp start battery, all new in 2017.
Surecal 55 litre horizontal calorifier with 1kw immersion heater and timer
Full size shower cubicle
Whale water and waste pump, including spare fresh water pump.
Kabola HR400 diesel boiler, heats central heating and hot water
Danfoss wireless heating control and thermostat
Godin Petit Rond 5kw multifuel stove, burns logs or coal, top loading (v important)
Stelrad double radiators throughout with TRVs
Towel radiators in bathroom x 2
Gas cooker with double oven
Wired for Sky TV with dish
The front and rear decks will be repainted as soon as weather permits, as they are scuffed from footwear and bags of coal etc.
If you wish to see more pictures or further information please contact me on 07495 095057.
If you wish to view please contact the Fish and Duck marina on 01353 648081.
The sale will be handled by the marina, as will all viewings as we no longer live on her.
Thanks for looking.