NARROWBOAT 42 (sold) – £37,995

Year: 1972

LOA: 42′

Beam: 6′

Draft: 2′

Construction: Steel

Hull/Keel: Flat bottomed



“Hermitage has been in our family for almost 13 years and has made many happy memories for us all. My mum and stepdad purchased the boat in 2009, and had her moored on the River Wey in Guildford. They frequently used her for leisure holidays where they took her on the Thames Ring up to Oxford, and along the Union Canal. In 2017, my partner and I purchased the boat off my parents and made it our home. For 2 years we lived on the Thames in Staines, Middlesex. We loved every moment on the boat, and cherished putting our own stamp on her. One of the first things my partner did was hand paint the front doors of the boat in her own style. In late 2019, we decided to move to Kent and we took the boat with us on the back of a flatbed arctic lorry where she was then placed on hardstanding in Sandwich. Here we took the time to renovate her inside; fitting new kitchen counters and sink, stripping out the bathroom and turning it into a wet room with a sea toilet, and refiguring the bedroom completely. We also re-blacked the hull ourselves, and sanded, primed and painted the outside, as well as adding the front detailing by hand too. Having lived on the boat for 4 years, it is sad to sell her. However, when we found out we were having our first child, we realised it was time to start a life on land again. We hope that whoever buys the boat enjoys her as much as we have done, and acknowledges the amount of love we have put into her- and are also inspired to put their own stamp on her.”


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Lister SWM2 diesel. Drive type: shaft (Lister gearbox). 3 batteries charged from the engine. Shore power. 240v battery charger.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

4 berths, 2 cabins, 6′ headroom, curtains, oak flooring, saloon table, wet locker, hanging lockers, heating, CD stereo, head (with hot & cold shower, sea toilet and  hot & cold wash basin), cooker (with hob, grill and oven), galley sink with hot & cold water, fridge.


Deck & Canvas:

Cockpit lockers, warps, fenders, opening hatches, TV aerial.


Navigation & Safety:

Fire extinguishers, safety certificate, fire blanket, bilge pump.



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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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