|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Central London London UK|
Sentinel is a 70ft trad style tug narrow boat in excellent condition. November 2019 survey certificate available
Completed in 1976 she was one of the last working boats launched in the UK carrying port barrels from Bristol until she was decommissioned in 1981.
Bought by one owner she was topped and lengthened and then slowly renovated on a permanent mooring over 35 years until I bought her in 2014.
I have continuous cruised with her around London for four years and over this time adapted her to handle long periods of self-sufficient off grid living.
One of her main features is a 3-cylinder Bollinder engine in excellent condition housed in an off-centre engine room which also houses an internal "silent running" Beta Marine Generator both feed from the 400-litre diesel tank. The Generator gives 240V power to the boat and powers the Victron Centaur battery charger and the hot water calorifier.
The bank of 3 domestic and 1 starter batteries also draw energy from the 2x 400W solar panels on the roof - a third spare solar panel is under the roof decking in case one of the 2 primary panels is damaged.
To the rear of the engine roof is the old boatman's cabin area that I converted to extra storage for fuel - wood drying, coal and spare diesel jerry cans.
The bow of the boat - a highly distinctive "Ice breaker" curvature - has a forward coal storage hatch in front of a gas locker that holds 3x 13 kg gas bottles - this is for the gas cooker only so is about 18 months worth of gas.
The tug deck is enclosed and is further storage accessed via a hatch in the main cabin.
The main cabin is an open plan living room and modern kitchen with plenty of storage and work surfaces and a 12V fridge - in the living room there is a fold down sofa bed a folding table that can seat 6 and a morso coal burner with back boiler plate that heats the hot water and the rad in the bedroom during the winter
Sentinel is very well insulated so is warm in the winter cool in the summer and suffers no problems with condensation.
The kitchen leads into a custom-built semi wet room shower area where there is also a washing machine and ample clothes storage for two people
The cassette toilet is in the engine room - comes with spare top and 2 spare cassettes.
The fixed double bed (with brand new custom made mattress) also has further storage underneath - storage on Sentinel is not a problem
Final point to note is Sentinel has traditional boatman wheel controls - lessons provided if needed
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Bollinder 3 Cylinder|
|Length over all:||70'|
|Fuel capacity:||400 Litres|
|Water capacity:||500 Litres|