Sunday, 15 May 2011

Pick of the week - Northern Soul

This boat is for sale with Virginia Currer : nb Northern Soul
I wonder if she's nb Northern Pride's sister!  The details state the boat has a "full" sine wave inverter, is that the same as pure sine wave? There is no mention of engine service or blacking dates and it's difficult to see what condition the paintwork is in.

Positives : neutral colour scheme, good size cross bed, it has an office!
Negatives : block foam insulation instead of spray foam, sacrificing a dinette for the office space

nb NORTHERN SOUL £43,000

Builder: Peerless Boats
Type: Traditional Stern
Fitted: Braidbar Boats & Macclesfield Canal Centre
Year: 2003/4
Length: 57ft (17.4m)

The vessel is being sold by the first owner who purchased in 2003 as a shell and then project managed the completion in 2004. Steelwork by Peerless Boats, interior fit part by Braidbar and part by Macclesfield Canal Centre and paintwork by Andy Russell.

Hull & Exterior.
Exterior: Black bitumen painted hull to rubbing band. Matt black from rubbing band through side decks, with non slip finish to side decks. Cabin sides in dark green with cream coachline.
Windows: Anodised aluminium top hopper opening, 4 to port and two to starboard with additional fixed brass trimmed portholes aft. Two pairs of opening side doors to starboard.
Forward well: Gas locker containing 2 x 13kg gas bottles. Varnished timber glazed cratch board with overall cover in green PVC, zip up side entry panels. Self draining steel well deck with stainless steel water tank below.
Roof: Integral steel handrails. 5 brass mushroom vents. Houdini style opening hatch. Motorised satellite dish.

Mechanical & Electrical.
Engine: Beta 43 with twin alternators, hospital silencer and Crowther propeller
Gearbox: PRM Delta hydraulic
Weed hatch: Quick release
Stern gland greaser: Remote
Bilge pump: 12v
Batteries: 12v
Domestic: 3
240v: Yes
Inverter: Stirling 3000w full sine wave
Instrument panel: Comprises Beta unit with key start, oil pressure gauge, engine temperature gauge, voltmeter, tachometer with engine hour meter reading 1564 hours, and usual warning lights

Lining - floor to gunwale: Mid blue carpeting
Lining - gunwale to ceiling: Solid oak satin varnished tongue with matching trim
Lining - ceiling: Ditto
Bulkheads: Matt varnished oak faced panelling
Curtains: Beige lined on brass rails
Flooring: Timber laminate throughout, except bathroom which has grey tile effect vinyl
Lighting: Inset 12v halogen
Cabin heating Eberspacher diesel fired and Morso sold fuel stove with back boiler.
Insulation: Proprietory block foam
Water heating Calorifier from engine, Eberspacher and 240v immersion heater

Cabin 1: Engine room. 
Fully lined and the engine enclosed. Servis ‘Easy Logic’ washer drier.
Cabin 2: Double Cabin. 
Double berth is crossways with 5ft wide custom made interior sprung split mattresses.
Over the head of the bed are high level cupboard units with reading lights below. 
Either side are high level cupboards with half height hanging and storage below. 
Cabin 3: Bathroom. 
Full width comprising glass enclosed corner shower with thermostatic mixer.
Thetford cassette electric flush toilet.
Cabin 4: Study. 
To port is an ‘L’ shaped section of varnished timber worktop with cupboard below. 
Opening side doors opposite. 
Cabin 5: Galley. 
‘L’ shaped to port. 
Below work surface is a Lec 240v refrigerator. 
White china ‘butler’ style sink unit with brass effect antique style mixer taps. 
Opening side doors to starboard.   
Cabin 6: Saloon.  
2 black rocking armchairs and matching foot stools. 
Morso solid fuel stove is mounted on a tiled timber trimmed hearth. 

No comments: