I did a little research on John White, the builder, the name sounded familiar. I found him mentioned in this 10 year old article by Jim Shead but the link to the John White website doesn't work so maybe he's no longer in business. http://www.jim-shead.com/waterways/Articles.php?wpage=39. I also found him mentioned in a comment on my own blog! That's why the name was familiar. Click here to read the comment.
2003 57FT SEMI TRAD £45,950
Built by John White, Louisa Kay is a spacious go anywhere boat with conventional layout. Complete with 3.5KW Generator and large Beta Marine 43HP engine perfect for river use. She has been fully shotblasted and repainted up to holding coat.
From a covered well-deck, steel doors lead down into the cabin area. Lined in ash tongue and groove with sapelle trimming, the saloon is open plan with L-shaped dinette converting to double bed and separate double settee. Both seating areas provide storage underneath and are situated opposite a television cabinet and solid fuel stove on a tiled hearth. Continuing aft, a U-shaped galley follows on from the saloon area and is fully equipped with 12V fridge, oven, grill and hob with sink and drainer neatly set into worktops. Cupboards underneath worktops provide generous storage space with shelving above.
A corridor passes down the starboard side past a pullman dinette converting to double bed and separate shower room with pump out toilet, large shower enclosure and vanity unit with inset ceramic basin. At the rear, the bedroom with fixed double bed provides plenty of storage including overhead cupboard with reading lights, under bed storage with double robes at the foot providing full height hanging space.
Louisa Kay would make perfect holiday boat and would be suitable for extended cruising or as a liveabord
Hull built by John White. Reported as 10,6,5,4 hull and superstructure. Covered semi trad stern with bow cratch and cover. Steel side doors are located opposite galley area.
Engine / Gearbox
Powered by a Beta Marine 43hp diesel engine with PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox 2:1 reduction.
Fully compliant with BSC Till April 2015 and Licence Till 31st March 2012
Style / Layout
Conventional layout consisting of saloon, galley, pullman dinette, bathroom, bedroom from bow to stern. Lined throughout in solid ash tongue and groove with ash veneered hull sides. The panelling is trimmed in sapelle hardwood giving a nice contrast. Large hopper windows positioned throughout.
Eberspacher diesel boiler with programmable controller supplying three radiators and towel rail in bathroom. Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove in saloon on tiled hearth in saloon area.
3 x new leisure batteries + 1 x starter Battery. 45Amp & 150Amp alternators with third generator alternator supplying a 3.5KW Travel Pack. A 1800W Sterling inverter with separate 30Amp intelligent charger provides 230V power to sockets throughout. The intelligent charger maintains batteries whilst attached to shoreline connection.
Large stainless steel water tank positioned under well deck supplies fresh water to cabin. Spacious shower enclosure and Vetus pump out toilet.Twin coil calorifier stores hot water heated by engine cooling system.