On Friday, Mum and I went up north for a day trip (Audiobooks 😀); to do more boat research;
On the way north, I showed her a little Shopping Village, by the name of Heart of the Shires, we spent a bit of time wondering around looking at the cookware and ilk (mostly for Dave and Emily) but also because my mum likes looking at that kind of thing; although to be honest I really do like the look of the Joseph Joseph Index Plus chopping board set (Does that make me even sadder now :S).
First stop was Whilton Marina, we had a look round the outside of the boats available; and in the windows of some of them; however nothing stuck out. Mum and I have previously been to Devizes Marina together, however they don’t sell new boats, so we had a look on the the 39ft Ruby G, 44ft Ruby N, and 60ft New Coulter to see what new builds looked like, however neither Mum nor I were impressed by the build quality (especially as the Two Ruby’s were listed as Demo boats).
A bit further north is ABNB who tend to be offering craft a little above my budget, and as such we didn’t really see anything there.
Opposite ABNB is Boat Sales at Crick, mum and the lady who works in the Brokerage got on well; and she commented that my hair had changed colour, from blue to Purple, and commented that the colour suited me better.
Showed Mum around nbMithral has grown on me since my last trip to Crick, and despite the originally not being sure about a cross double I think I could survive with it :), Oh and we can’t forget to mention the Awesome name.
We also both had a look round nbTunnelVision, a 41′ Cruiser Stern in Reverse layout, which looked different;
It started raining, so mum had a chin wag in the office, while I went for a look at a slightly more expensive longer boat by the name of nbJustRosie, to see what things would be like on a longer boat; while the space is nice, sometimes it looks like its been stretched too far.
Tonight I had been poking around online and Came across a 62ft craft on Boat Finder Brokerage Service (PDF Brochure) which I can’t find the name of:
62ft Trad style narrow boat. 10/10/6mm steelwork with 2 sets of side doors by Silver End. Painted pine tongue and groove fit-out, offering 5 berth accommodation. Powered by a 1930’s Lister, 3 cylinder diesel engine housed in it’s own engine room.
This boat is currently used as a liveaboard, but is equally well suited to holiday/long term cruising. She offers 5 berth accommodation. She was last surveyed and blacked in 2009 and the exterior was repainted in 2010 by the current owners. Currently looking a little tired in places and in need of some TLC. However all of work is considered to be cosmetic. Moorings are available by separate negotiation.
Apollo Duck seems to suggest its in Lancashire…
But for £29995 its a lot of boat for not much money; so I have requested further details.