Caen Hill Marina, Devizes Somerset UK|
Lutra Parva is something quite out of the ordinary on the canals. The 40ft by 6ft 10in wooden Lutra Parva, meaning Little Otter, was one of just two such craft built to order in 1967 by the renownded Dobsons Boat Yard, proving herself to be a very rare find.
As well as being wooden, she has an estuary shape, a V-shaped keel and a lovely swooping bow. This greater degree of seaworthiness may have been useful for her first owner, a Harley Street surgeon, who appears to be something of an eccentric if there is any truth to the rumours that he used to race her around the coast to beat his canalbound companions!
Recently she has been fully refurbished and restored to this former glory whilst importantly keeping her beautiful and original features and style.
The refusbishment included:
- Complete rewiring , including solar panels keeping batteries topped
- Brand new and bespoke built galley in keeping with the style - including the oven, hob and fridge
- 2kw converter - enough to run a virtual office - including the kettle!
- Complete re-plumbing along with a refurbished and upgraded central heating system
- Wood completely recaulked, waterproofed and sealed
- A full exterior refurbishment and total repaint
- New wet room and cassette toilet
- New upholstery and removable bespoke fitter covers and bed linen
Lutra Parva sleeps 5, and has a galley, dining area, lounge area, toilet and wet room and a double bedroom leading out onto the front deck with plenty of storage throughout. A more comprehensive spec can be provided on request.
It is now time to find her next owner who will fall in love with her and enjoy the admiring looks and conversations her uniqueness engenders along the towpath. She truly is a masterpiece of craft from a bygone age. We can only imagine what a feature she could be for any discerning owner - whether that be as a unique and graceful live aboard around the docks and canals of London or continuing to enjoy the splendour of the country’s waterways.
A full info doc can be provided on request as well as more detailed specs and any questions answered.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||BMC Layland 4-cylinder 2.5 litre type diesel|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||12.16m|
|Maximum draft:||1' 10"|
|Fuel capacity:||160 Litres|
|Water capacity:||300 Litres|
Lutra Parva can sleep 5 people and has; a kitchen with hob, fridge, sink and storage; A dining area where the table turns into a double bed; A lounge area with original wood burner, storage and seating/single bed; a wet room and toilet; a double bedroom with either two singles or a large double when combined
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.