Kingswinford West Midlands UK|
An excellent ready to go anywhere traditional narrowboat, with a quality interior finish and an attractive layout. Ideal for extensive cruising or live aboard. Has been carefully maintained from new.
The cabin is lined with ash faced panels with contrasting hard wood trim. The ceiling panels are painted white, the rest are varnished. A chalky blue carpet is fitted throughout with a grey runner in the living and galley area for easier cleaning.
Brass portholes feature throughout for privacy and security. These tilt to let in air on a warm day and have bungs for night time coverings. There is also a side hatch in the galley with a traditional canal artwork. This has a swan insert so that on inclement days it can be used as a window?
Feature oval lights are inset into the ceiling at regular intervals, some of which have been upgraded to LED bulbs. Reading spots feature within the bedroom.
Sockets and switches are finished in brass and the former comprises: 6 in living area; 4 in the galley; 2 in utility/dressing room.
There is a TV aerial point in the living area.
|Vessel name:||The General|
|Vessel condition:||very good|
|Fit Out:||Colin Clements|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||57'|
|Fuel capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||110 Gallons|
Entry from the front deck is via a set of double doors with inset glass panels. Either side of entry step with integral storage are feature cupboards. On top of the portside one (Left as you look forward) is the TV with DVD.
Forward of this is an open plan layout that has 2 leather recliner chairs with matching foot stool made by specialist boat furniture maker, Wilsons. Behind the port side chair (Left as you look forward) is a fold away table serviced by 2 folding stools for casual dining.
Opposite the table is the stove set on a slate tiled hearth with matching surround. Its central location effectively disperses heat within both the forward cabin area and the dining cum galley area.
The living area combines with the dining area so that if there is extensive entertaining underway, there is room for everyone to sit and socialise together.
The dining area comprises 2 long bench seats covered to match the recliner chairs that are serviced by a drop in table. These 2 benches combine to convert into a double bed.
The living/dining area combines with the galley to create a large open plan space and so avoids a claustrophobic environment.
The simple cross over galley is fitted out with white shaker units with melamine worktops in charcoal.
The main run is on the port side (Left as you look forward) and is set out in an L shape. The run begins with the work top height fridge with ice box, above which is a microwave. Units then offer storage and above is the sink with drainer.
The cooker then makes up the L set against the bathroom bulkhead. This is a free standing unit in white with pull down cover. It comprises 4 burners with combination oven/grill below. Both the cooker and fridge are spotless.
Behind is a white tiled splash back. Above this area is space to add a hanging cupboard if further storage is required.
Opposite the main run is another storage unit with work space above. To the side is the hatch with space below for a bin.
A corridor links the living area to the bedroom and dressing/utility area off which is the side bathroom.
This is lined out with white tiles for easy cleaning and has the same units at the galley.
As you enter on the left is a cassette toilet (With 2 spare cassettes), on the right is the shower enclosure with bi fold doors. Along the back of the area are the units with inset vanity sink.
Next is the bedroom with fixed double bed that has easy access storage below and an overhead cupboard with reading spots underneath.
Users can choose to either sleep with their heads underneath this cupboard, or in reverse where there is additional lighting for reading.
The living space concludes with a U shape wardrobe cum storage area that includes a washing machine and space for a freezer as well as space for dressing.
A door divides the living area from the engine room. The engine is boxed in so that there is plenty of storage above; the area is particularly useful for boots and coats especially when these are damp and so need drying out after a wet day’s cruising.
There is also cupboard storage and the housing of the inverter, battery management equipment and Eberspacher.
The engine is very clean and the covering is removable for easy servicing.
The open front deck has bench seats with open storage below and is ideal for alfresco dining on a pleasant day.
The back counter is open for easy access when cruising. The back doors have a traditional canal art finish on the inside.
The paintwork is simple and is in good condition. Its matt finish means that when cruising the owner should not fret when having to pass low hanging trees which often badly scratch shiny paintwork.
All round access is via the gunwales with integral hand rail for assistance.
As previously mentioned the boat has been docked every 2 years from new and below are some pictures showing the hull from the last time it was out of the water.
The General has a first class finish and fit out making her ideal for extensive cruising or live aboard. Consequently, we are expecting plenty of interest on this one. So to be sure that you don’t miss out, call us to arrange a viewing sooner rather than later.
Isuzu 42hp with PRM 150 gearbox and Python drive
Whilst every care has been taken in preparation, the correctness of these particulars are intended only as a guide and do not constitute a term of contract. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to check particulars and where appropriate, have the vessel fully surveyed/inspected.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.