Kingswinford West Midlands UK|
The perfect boat for someone with extensive crew as they can be easily accommodated across the 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Alternatively, if someone wants more living space, then one of the bedrooms can readily be adapted for this use.
As is usual with these ex hire boats there are some items that need attending to but overall there is a lot of boat for this asking price!
Hull Thickness: 10,6,4. Index No: 508107. Boat Safety Certificate Valid till July 2020. Last Surveyed: 2012 when the current owner purchased.
6 berth could be increased to 8 by adding sofa bed in the saloon area
Internal Headroom: 6’2”
Heating and Cooking: The boat has two main heat sources: Radiators, located in the saloon and each bedroom, linked to an Eberspacher plus a multi fuel stove in the saloon.
Within the galley there is a 2 burner LPG hob plus eye level combination oven and grill with microwave above.
Hot water is via a calorifier which is linked to the engine so that there is ample hot water after a few hours cruising. This is also linked to the Eberspacher for when the engine is not in use.
Safety: In line with Boat Safety fire extinguishers are located throughout the cabin, plus there is a fire blanket in the galley.
There is also a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide and gas detector.
The interior décor is designed to combine a pleasing look with comfort and practicality.
The cream and chocolate colour scheme gives a feeling of warmth and the opportunity to blend in furnishings in contrasting colours.
The cream ceiling and pale oatmeal upper sides are lined in easy to wipe down Firestart/Polysafe vinyl sheets and have contrasting dark wood trim.
The lower sides are lined in chocolate carpet for added warmth.
Within the saloon, galley and rear bedroom areas the floor is practical laminate wood. In the bathrooms there is a vinyl floor covering with tiled effect. The other bedrooms have a coffee coloured carpet.
The large Worcester windows let in plenty of light and can either tilt open to let in a small amount of air or be totally removed on a very hot day. These have dark wood frames to match the trim.
The bedrooms have floral curtains in tones of Autumn. The galley has a lime roller blind and the saloon windows have wooden venetian blinds. The bathrooms have frosted windows with roller blinds. All doors, ie. bathroom and wardrobes should have a matching finish comprising of a vinyl wrap in wood look finish. Sadly, some of this has peeled off and so an alternative finish needs to be added.
There are plenty of 240 sockets throughout and lighting comprises fluorescents in the ceiling complemented by matching wall lights within many rooms.
There is also a TV point in the saloon.
Entrance into the main living area is off the front cratch via double glazed entry patio doors with windows on either side these are designed to combine the internal cabin area with the outdoors whatever the weather.
As you descend into the saloon area to the right of the entry steps is the multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth with matching surround and to the left is a unit that houses a car stereo and has TV with integral DVD above.
The main feature within the saloon is the black leather look sofa with feature rug in front. Opposite is a small side board with lamp and alongside is an ottoman.
This area links to the galley via a breakfast bar with inset cupboard. Overhanging part of this is the eye level grill/oven and microwave.
The compact U shape galley was re-fitted in 2012 and has off white shaker units with silver D handles and beech look melamine work tops.
Storage comprises a mix of cupboards and drawers including a large wall cupboard against the bulkhead. The unit that combines with the breakfast bar offers a large workspace area and there is additional workspace under the hanging cupboard.
Within the storage is a 12v fridge with ice box which works but has issues with mildew.
Under the window is a combined sink and 2 burner hob unit.
The remaining cabin area comprises bedrooms and bathrooms starting with bedroom 2. This has a fixed double bed with reading lights above the head and a wardrobe at the base, plus drawer storage underneath.
Someone has painted the door and side of this wardrobe which leads to the first of a number of items that need attending to - a split in the side of this wardrobe. It may be possible to conceal this with trim.
A corridor leads to the master bedroom off which is a wardrobe and then cloakroom with pump out toilet and vanity. This is lined in wipe down boards that match the rest of the interior.
The master bedroom has the same layout as bedroom 2 with a fixed double bed that has reading lights above. There is a wardrobe at the base and storage below.
Between this bedroom and bedroom 3 is the main bathroom with pump out toilet, vanity and shower with open shelving to the side.
This is lined out in the same wipe down panelling as the other bathroom.
Alongside this in the main corridor is a large wardrobe, currently fitted out with shelves for extensive storage.
The cabin area concludes with the final bedroom, bedroom 3. This comprises 2 single beds one of which can convert into a desk area. This could easily be modified into a second living area so that crew can socialise with those on the rear deck if the weather is not so good.
Alternatively, for a liveaboard it would make a good laundry cum study area.
External: The front deck has open space on the port side and a bench opposite. This could be modified to either add a couple of small chairs or locker/bench seats with drop in table for 2 people to dine alfresco.
The large back deck has a safety rail with integral bench for steerer and co steerer. Below is access to the engine around which is plenty of space for servicing.
Paintwork on the roof and cabin sides is in very nice condition as it was newly done back in 2013.
Sadly, the rear bedroom has water damage within the floor, under the one bed and on the back door panels as a result of a poor design within the back step. This has resulted in water coming through the base of the back doors. The back step can be easily remedied to prevent this happening in the future.
The boards over the engine are a poor fit and because there is no canopy rain water gets into this area meaning that the bilges usually contain water. The drain holes for the rear step also empties into here. As such the area would benefit from the fitting of a canopy to reduce this nuisance.
A selection of cruising essentials is included but a buyer may wish to top these up before they depart. In particular, if they are going on the river they will need to purchase an anchor.
Despite the issues raised in these particulars, Rhapsody is a nice boat with lots of potential and has already had a lot of interest, especially from liveaboards. As such prompt viewing is recommended to make sure that you don’t miss out.
|Vessel name:||Rhapsody for Bunny|
|Vessel type:||Cruiser stern|
|Model:||67 Cruiser Stern|
|Fit Out:||Black Prince|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Isuzu IM4LC|
|Length over all:||67'|
|Fuel capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||120 Gallons|
Isuzu IM4LC 38hp
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.