Sunday, 6 November 2011

Pick of the week - Thomas

Here's a cheapie!  And we like it too.  Listed with Swanley Brokerage is nb Thomas - click here.
We've been looking at what is available in a lower price bracket and were pleased to stumble across this one.

Positives : the price, blue paintwork, we like the name Thomas
Negatives : dinette isn't raised, shower over the bath, those kitchen bench tiles

THOMAS / 57FT TRAD
Reduced to : £39,950
Built : 2003
Conventional layout and 4 berths.
Steel specification : 10/6/5/4
Dimensions : Length 57’ / Beam 6’10’’ / Draught forward 18’’ / Draught aft 24’’
Hull builder : Sterling Narrowboats
Fitted out by : Sterling Narrowboats
Engine : Vetus 4.15
Hours : 676
Gearbox : Technodrive TMC60-2R
Batteries : 1 Starter battery and 2 domestic batteries
Water tank : Stainless steel tank 150 gallons
Diesel tank : 40 gallons
Heating : Eberspacher diesel central heating, Stove
Water : Twin coil calorifier
Electrics : Sterling 1500-2500w inverter
Shoreline connection
Additional : Cratch cover
Extendable extra large double bed
Galley : U shaped style fitted with Spinflo cooker, Shoreline firdge, stainless steel sink/drainer and plenty of
storage/work top space.
Bathroom : Off the corridor with Thetford cassette toilet, bath with over shower and basin in vanity unit.
Berth(s) : Fixed double plus a converting Pullman dinette makes Thomas a 4 berth vessel.











1 comment:

Peter and Margaret said...

This boat, very similar in age and fit out quality to K-L equates to a £10k loss at the asking price on ours since we bought her at the end of 2008. This would have been unheard of 10 years ago. Now seems definitely the time to buy, the market is sooooo depressed. I watch the market regularly, and the biggest bargain to date was a 2008 57 foot semi-trad, sold via Swanley towards the end of summer, hardley used and in very good condition, changed hands at the final deal for £35k....Wow! I suspect a wise purchase now may even show a profit in 5 years if the economy recovers by then.