A mixture of random photos of nbKawartha:
Photos from when she was last painted are here
nbKawartha (bw# 50216) was built in 1992 by Jonathan Wilson, when we bought her she was called nbSteven. She is a 57ft (17.44 metres)1 Traditional Narrow-boat powered by a BMC 1.8 diesel engine, from the rear she has a traditional boatman’s cabin, Engine room, bathroom, double bed, Kitchen, and living room
- Length : 57 feet 3 inches
- Beam : 6 feet 10 inches
- Draft : 2 feet
- Colour: Peacock Blue (BS381C 103)
- Engine: 1.8L BMC
a Beautiful traditional boatman’s cabin with ample storage lays behind the engine room, the bedroom has a fixed double bed. so plenty of space, plus the open plan kitchen, and the living space has no furniture in it; so provides plenty of provision for bookcases!
The living room holds a Boatman’s stove, with back boiler, supplying two towel style radiators, a small air heater in the back cabin, and a 90 L hot water tank / calorifier in the engine room (automatic electricity controlled pump turns on and off at appropriate times). the second coil on the calorifier is supplied from the engine cooling loop. There is also a 2 kW 230V AC immersion heater.
Under the front deck is a 500 L cold water tank supplying potable water on the boat.
The bathroom has a 4 foot ish long bath with a over bath shower. the toilet is a cassette toilet.
The bed is a 4 foot double with 16 draws for storage under it, and a large space behind for seasonal storage.
- 57 foot is the maximum length for ‘go anywhere’ on the network – see First Mate Guides for details of canals