Built in 1930 by Yarwoods of Northwich, Dehli was the subject of a full restoration by the Warwickshire Fly Boat Company and engineer owner
60′ x 6’10” – Go anywhere (the boat has spent the last year at Llangollen)
Typical Yarwoods fine lines allow the boat to swim really well and it always draws attention wherever it goes.
6 berths with double under the tug deck
Fixed double bedroom
Cross-bed in traditional ‘boatman’s’ cabin
Engine – Lister JP2 / Blackstone box, 2-1 reduction, arguably the best vintage narrowboat engine, hand-start but also converted to electric start, with closed circuit cooling through calorifier. The fantastic sounding engine was zero-timed by my late uncle, a retired Lister engineer, using original new-old-stock parts sourced from around the world
Crowther propeller with weed cutter
Hull – new bottom, footings, swim, stern, decks and cabin (no over-plating), all work carried out by Graham Pearce of Warwickshire Fly Boat Company. All new woodwork by ‘Reg’, also at WFBC, in light ash, planked roof (no MDF!), three Houdini hatches and portholes make for a light and airy feel throughout
Traditional boatman’s cabin with ‘scumbling’, ‘roses and castles’ and other period LMS features
Heating and Equipment – Hot water by calorifier or shore power, radiators are diesel-fired by Erberspacher in engine room, coal-fired range in the back cabin and Kuranda ‘Old Dutch’ oil-fired heater in the saloon
Sterling inverter servicing battery bank (x5)
For sale with a very heavy heart – this is a true enthusiasts boat, restored to a very high standard. Plenty of vintage charm (Historic Narrowboat Club member), but will all the mod-cons for the 21st century
I have over £125,000 and 5 years of my life invested in Dehli, hence the very reluctant sale at £85,000 firm
Moored at Lymm, Cheshire. Viewings welcome by appointment.
Youtube video link – https://youtu.be/ToOX2d_8ZWo