Barbery Partridge is a 60ft ex-hire narrowboat built by ABC Boats and converted to a live-aboard by me.
In July 2019 she was bleach washed and blacked, including the base plate, at a cost of over £2k.
Survey from July shows hull is 10x6x4 with pitting on the bottom of max 3mm and on the sides of max 2mm. Survey suggests pitting caused by microbial attack so recommended bleach washing was carried out by the yard before blacking.
Survey also shows some wear and damage to the rudder/tiller, prop and stern gear - but all within reasonable tolerance and expected for a boat of this age (in short - she works fine!)
Survey is available to be purchased from the previous interested party subject to £50 transfer fee from surveyor if you want it in your name. Surveyor also available to discuss boat with interested party.
Inside she's kitted out specifically for long term continuous cruising with: built in compost toilet (essential for living in busy areas with few elsan points), massive water tank (built into unusual shape of bow), solar panel to charge batteries with best MPPT charge controller, 4 leisure batteries new two years ago, back boiler to large radiator in bedroom to circulate heat around the boat and option for back boiler to calorifier connection, also has engine heated hot water and a morco instant gas heater.
I have just finished re-painting her inside with fresh matte white and added beautiful oak trim. She looks ace.
Just had a new engineered wood floor throughout.
Izuzu engine. Twin alternators, Auto bilge pump. 2500w mastervolt inverter charger.
Exterior has been newly coated with primer - we took the old paint job back to a smooth durable finish with about a week of power sanding before applying the primer. Would just need keying back and painting with your choice of top coat.
Roof finished with 2 coats of hardwearing grey metal paint.
There is still work to be done, but I would say all the big/hard/expensive jobs are done and she is all ready to move onto!
|Model:||60 Semi Trad|
|Length over all:||60'|