|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
near Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire UK|
If you are looking for a good size liveaboard or leisure craft then Merlin is perfect for the job.
At 44' she is big enough for a single person or couple to live in with comfort. As a leisure boat, a small family would find her perfect for their needs.
With a separate double cabin, good sized saloon, well appointed galley and clean, modern shower room, you could move in straight away!
Boat is currently moored on the Southern GU near Hemel Hempstead.
Merlin has been kept by the current owner since 2004.
Originally believed to have started out as a hire boat on the Calder and Hebble, many improvements have been made to this little boat, which has been loved and well cared for.
Her history from 1990 is known and details are available.
|Vessel type:||Trad stern Narrowboat|
|Builder:||Springer Engineering UK|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Lister/Petter AVA2|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||44'|
|Maximum draft:||2' 1"|
|Hull type:||V Hull|
|Fuel capacity:||80 Litres|
|Water capacity:||750 Litres|
Entering at the bow:
Modern shower room, refurbished in 2015. Comprises of full size shower with shower pump. Corner ceramic basin with brass taps. Space for 2 cassette toilets.
Well appointed galley set out on both sides of the boat.
Large worktop areas with good cupboard space under. Cottage style wooden doors.
Electrolux 3 way fridge can be powered with either 12v, gas or 240v mains. Not currently used with 12v power, but can easily be connected.
Paloma gas hot water heater.
Flavel gas cooker with grill. 5 yrs old.
The saloon is a warm traditional cottage style fit out. New curtains, carpet and painted wall panels were added in 2015.
There is a Clarkes Log burner stove.
12v TV with omnidirectional Aerial.
2 side hatches, one on either side, can be opened to give views and cooling breezes in summer. Steps to the hatches give additional and emergency exits.
There is also a double glazed sunroof which can be removed on a hot day, giving air to the centre of the boat. A second, solid hatch stops drafts and gives extra warmth in winter.
Currently laid out with easy chairs, there is room to add a small sofabed for extra sleeping.
A gateleg table and folding chairs works well as either a dining table or office space.
The separate double cabin has a fixed cross bed against the rear bulkhead.
There is ample storage underbed and at both sides of the cabin, plus a small wardrobe.
The door to the engine room provides a cooling breeze in summer.
Self contained engine room at stern with extra storage space, see engine section for more details.
Built in approximately 1976. Both the hull and cabin are constructed in steel.
Cabin was lengthened in the 1990's to convert a cruiser stern to a trad stern with dedicated engine room. This also gives extra storage space.
The hull was grit blasted back to steel in 2005 and has had 2 pack epoxy applied ever since.
Recently blacked with Hempel 2 pack epoxy in Feb 2020.
Boat Safety certificate valid until 2023
The hull was over-plated in the late 1990’s by Bim Simcoe (pictures available on request)
Original steel hull 5mm to bottom and side shell. Doubling plates 5mm thick.
Latest Hull survey Feb 2020 by Tucker Designs, available to view on request.
Cabin was repainted in 2017/18.
Superb artwork by Alan Baillie in 2018 makes Merlin an eye-catching and memorable vessel.
Sterling 1.8 inverter
Sterling battery charger
Sterling Split charger
3 x 110 amp hour leisure batteries for domestic use.
New starter battery.
12v TV with booster and omni directional aerial
12v lighting throughout.
240v mains/generator hook up. Rewired 2005.
100w Solar panel with 10A Stecca solar controller.
2 x 13kg LPG bottles in a dedicated bow locker.
1955 Air cooled Petter, AVA 2 (12 HP) with a BMC/PRM Newage manual gearbox.
Regularly and professionally serviced.
Self contained and secure engine room with door into rear cabin.
Rewired, new flooring, re-ballasted.
Tongue and groove wood (pine) lining above the Gunwhale.
Clean and painted bilge.
Water tight removable doors fit over the engine air vents. These are removable during engine use.
Diesel tank has just been routinely cleaned and the diesel “polished”.
Weed hatch seal replaced.
3 x fire extinguishers, suitably positioned.
Fire blanket in galley.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.