Sunday, 4 March 2012

Pick of the week - Afore Ye Go

This week we picked another ABNB boat - nb Afore Ye Go.  Great colour, great price, but not so sure about the name!

The layout of this one would be just perfect for us.  At first I wasn't so keen on the breakfast bar idea on a boat but I really like this one.  The washing machine is accessed from the breakfast bar area (being in the dead corner of the kitchen cabinets).  There is also a small second cabin which is perfect for a guest and for a little office area. 

It looks like it needs a good cut and polish (hopefully not a new paintjob), and there is no central heating boiler installed, although the radiators are there in readiness.  We would remove the "return" of the L shaped dinette to allow room for a couple of armchairs.  So there's a little money to be spent but nothing outrageous.

Price: £47,500
Length: 57ft 10in
Builder: JL Pinder & Son
Fitter-out: JL Pinder & BH Narrowboats
Style: Trad
Year registered: 2004
Engine: Barrus Shire 40 diesel
Plating: 10/6/4
Last out of water: April 2010
Water tank: 150gall (approx) integral tank
Headroom: 6ft 4in
Fit-out materials: Oak faced ply with sapele or stained softwood cappings. Floors in carpet except wood effect laminate to galley & bathroom.
Insulation: Spray foam
Berths: 3+1
Berth sizes: 6ft 3in x 4ft 0in perm double, 6ft 3in x 2ft 6in perm single in separate cabin, 6ft 0in x 2ft 0in single on saloon settee
Fridge: Shoreline 12V 4cu ft
Washer/dryer: Candy Aquamatic washing machine
WC: Thetford swivel seat cassette wc
Shower: in laminated cubicle with doors
Cooker: Vanette built-in hob & oven - gas
Water heating: Engine > calorifier (plus c/h if fitted)
Cabin heating: Squirrel s/fuel stove. Central heating circuit inc towel rail, 2 rads & calorifier coil ready for compact diesel boiler to be fitted if required.
Mains 230V: Landline, 2500W Victron pure sine wave inverter/charger
Other: Two separate bedrooms, one single, one double. Breakfast bar. Glazed cratch with vinyl cover.

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