Sabrina is a 70 foot ‘Northwich Trader’ traditional narrow boat built by R W Davis in 2000, numbered 953.
Powered by a vintage Kelvin K3 diesel engine of 66 HP and driven through a Kelvin 2:1 reduction gearbox.
The ‘Northwich Trader’ is based on the design of W.J. Yarwoods working narrow boats from the 1930’s. Long fore and aft swims make for very stable responsive steering and the production of very little wash.
From the stern end accommodation is provided in:-
• Boatmans cabin
• Engine Room
• Dining Saloon/Bedroom/Office
• Shower room
• Bedroom underneath tug deck
Replica of a traditional working boat boatmans cabin complete with Epping Range with the addition of two tall wardrobe cupboards located by the door into the engine room. Cross bed folds out to form a comfortable double bed. Weed hatch access to propeller under stern deck. Cabin scumbled traditionally with roses and castles on cabin doors painted by Phil Speight .Traditional brass ware. Chenille upholstered mattress cushions. Colour co-ordinated coir matting to floor/steps. Forward to
Containing the vintage Kelvin K3 diesel engine with thermostart for easy starting. The engine was fully rebuilt by R W Davis when the boat was built. 500 litre capacity gas oil (red diesel) fuel tank built into the boats hull. Rotary fuel pump lifts fuel manually to day tank. Fuel gravity fed to engine. Six 12 volt leisure batteries (4 domestic and 2 starter) wired in series/parallel to give 24 volts DC. Eberspacher diesel powered water heater fed from 24 volt to 12 volt Powerverter. 240volt AC input with battery charger and 2000 watt inverter. Two Header tanks for central heating/hot water and engine cooling water systems. Electrical control panel and fuse boxes. Forward to
Built in shelved dresser unit with cupboards below containing hot water cylinder and central heating circulation pump. 240 volt AC power sockets. Central heating radiator. Porthole to each side. LED ceiling light, fire and co2 alarms. Corridor with porthole and tall storage/larder cupboard with double doors. Forward to side access door to shower room.
Tiled shower cubicle with fixed shower head fed from single mixer tap. Basin with tiled splash back in vanity unit fed from single mixer tap. Cupboards underneath. Mansfield traveller toilet flushes into holding tank for external pump out. LED ceiling light. Corridor forward to Galley
LPG four burner hob, grill and oven, Belfast sink with tiled/panelled/stainless steel splashback. Hot and cold pillar taps, filtered drinking water tap. Cupboard under sink. 24 volt DC fridge with small freezer compartment. High level open storage units with stainless steel utensil rails/holders. Dresser Unit with shelved cupboards underneath. Port hole to each side. Wine crate effect laminate flooring. Forward to
Large angled storage unit built in style of boatmans cabin storage with large drop down table flap, shelved space behind, drawer unit and cupboard below. 240volt AC and 24 volt DC power socket outlets. Morso Squirrel stove set on green tiled/mahogany timber hearth. Backboiler and thermostat control for central heating radiators. Bow corner cupboard unit with stained glass internally illuminated cabinet above base storage unit housing the water system pressure vessel and water pump. Two portholes on each side. Double door hatches to each side. Bow end doors to tug deck via ladder steps. Central heating radiator. Led lighting. Fire and co2 alarms. Forward to
Bedroom under tug deck
Double bed mattress supported on raised slatted wooden floor with central heating pipes below. Wardrobe cupboards on each side of ‘crawl in’ access . Corner shelves. LED light. Co2 alarm. Secure hinged escape/ventilation hatch opening into tug deck.
Externally accessed from tug deck. 3 x 3.9 Kg LPG cylinders secured to bulkhead. Gas connectors with bubble tester.
The boatmans cabin signwriting, engine room and forward cabin were all painted by Phil Speight of Craftmaster paints in 2008 . Sabrina was grit blasted and 2 pack epoxy coated in 2013 at P&S Marine in Croxley Green, Watford. Ten new anodes were added to the hull at the same time.
Sabrina has benefitted from regular maintenance of the exterior paintwork, including recent repainting of "traffic" areas.
In Summary, Sabrina is a very well made and maintained traditional narrow boat with a vintage Kelvin K3 diesel engine appealing to an enthusiast owner. In very good external and internal decorative order. Comfortable for cruising and with potential for long term living aboard. Ready to be used and enjoyed by a new owner.
Boat safety certificate to April 2020,
New starter batteries - May 2018.
New Eberspacher water heater control unit - May 2018.
450 litres of fuel currently in the tank.
Ropes, windlasses, water hoses, tools , brass ware, exhaust stacks, stainless steel double walled chimneys, oil lubricants and Craftmaster/Farrow and Ball paints included.
|Builder:||R W DAVIS|
|Length over all:||70'|