Manufactured in 1988 by fox narrowboats. I have lived on this boat for eight years. It was originally on the grand union canal until 2010 when I had it transported down to south coast.
it has been in the sea since then.the boat has been regularly removed from the water on a yearly basis and jet washed scraped back and repainted using bitchumen international antifoul.with 16 new zinc anodes fitted each time.the hull was plated where needed according to the survey in 2010.and has not needed any welding since.heating is provided by a wood burner which heats the boat throughout at minimal cost.
the boat has a diesel burner fitted with two radiators but i have disconnected the diesel tank, this can easily be reconnected.hot water is provided by means of an immersion heater which has been a very reliable unit and is economical to run.240 volt and 12 volt electrical systems rewired in 2010.the boat has ample room for 2 people to sleep in comfort in a double bunk with ample stowage beneath.
Fur hob oven and grill in the galley, sink drainer with hot and cold running water and cupboard space below.seating for two in the dinet which can be easily be changed by lowering the table to create an extra bunk if needed. Has been a very cozy and pleasant home for the last few years but due to personal circumstances I am now selling.
Viewings are welcome and are encouraged by appointment only as the boat at present resides on a mooring at a boat yard.
Contact and questions can be made by phone mike 0789 8782964
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.
2018 Collingwood shell painted in Heritage Green with stern seating (manufacturer limited warranty on until end of 2018)
Recreational Craft Directive Compliant (CE marked)
Boat Safety Certificate – Feb 2022
52HP Canaline engine, currently at 80hr (will increase) and fully serviced (manufacturer limited warranty until end of 2021)
440 litre stainless water tank
280 litre diesel tank
Vetus 95KG bowthruster
440AH domestic battery bank
2500W Pure Sine Wave Inverter
570W Solar panels
7kW Multifuel heating stove / wood burner
Oak flooring throughout
Warm-white LED down-lighting throughout
7kg washing machine
Dishwasher (eco wash uses 9 litres of water)
Full size oven
Thetford counter top 3 burner hob
Black leather bar stools
Grey L shape corner sofa-bed (sleeps additional 2 on board)
32″ Full HD TV
7kW Multifuel stove on slate hearth
Currently used as office space, can be used as guest room (fits small double)
Desk and chair
800×800 quadrant shower
Thetford cassette type toilet (20 litre capacity)
Counter top sink on white quartz
King size bed and matress
Hardwood doors opening on to front deck
Large built in wardrobe
Freedom is currently cruising the Grand Union canal in Hertfordshire, near London and comes fully furnished, ready to live in!
If you have any questions regarding the boat or wish to arrange a viewing please feel free to call
1 double bedroom, built in wardrobes, carpeted, double bed.
1 single bedroom, bespoke cabin bed with drawers underneath, carpeted, plenty of storage.
1 single bedroom, currently as nursery, but would fit bunk beds or make a great study.
6 cabins. Part carpeted & part solid wood flooring, siberian larch cladding on walls and ceiling.7’ headroom.In 2015 she was stripped out and fully refitted. Brand new flooring, walls, bathroom, heating, kitchen, carpet, tiling and cladding. 2018 externally painted from waterline up.
Lounge and galley Kitchen:
Large bespoke bookcase, multifuel stove, built in domestic appliances (large fridge, washing/dryer machine, dish washer, gas hob, electric oven), fully fitted kitchen
Luxury roll top bath& shower, sea toilet (new Saniplus macerator in 2018), wash basin with hot & cold water, 100 gallon holding tank, 200 gallon water capacity.pressurised hot & cold water system, water immersion heater.
Fitted cupboards through-out and bespoke hidden bookshelf within the staircase.
Her hull has been regularly treated with black tar varnish. Her last internal survey was 2015 which showed her to be in excellent condition.
We are really lucky because her moorings have a very large grassed outside space (100 foot length) with bicycle and log shed. Mains electricity and a water tap, plus parking, all within close proximity of the barge. The neighbours are super friendly and welcoming.
She is moored opposite a nature reserve, with multiple cycle routes nearby, minutes away from the beach and the world class golf course The St George hosting the 149th Masters Open in 2020.
Outside the window Seals, Swallows, Kingfishers, Ducks, Herons and Cormorants reguarly pass by.
The river is tidal but the water never gets that low therefore, unlike other boats, we have never suffered from any bad smells or flies. She is a beauitful, comfortable warm home full of light and wonderful views.
She is moored in the centre of Sandwich Town. Sandwich is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England full of stunning parks, lots of dinky shops, pubs and restaurants. The town hosts numerous brilliant festivals during the summer; folk and beer festival, medievel festival, french festival, art festival, Summer Prom, the list goes on….
Her moorings are paid bi-annually. We have paid her up until September 30th. It works out at approximately £450 per month which is cheap for a boat of her length. There is no council tax or television license fee.
ENGINES & ELECTRICAL:
DAF 475, 130hp, 6 cylinder diesel. Drive type: shaft. Keel cooled. Engine hours: 1200. Cruising speed: 5kts. Fuel capacity: 700 litres. Generator. Twin batteries charger from the engine. Shore power. 240v battery charger.She is a solid Steel beauty. With no leaks!
Year:1918 LOA:25.0 m Beam:4.0 m Draft:1.15 m Hull / Keel:Flat