Leeds West Yorkshire UK
Selling my 60ft traditional narrowboat Benedict.
The boat is in very good condition with recent boat and hull survey in 2022.
“Benedict” is a 60’ standard beam narrowboat built in the late 1980s to traditional lines and
features a vintage Kelvin J2 diesel engine in a dedicated engine room along with a replica
With a practical internal layout, a simple fit-out and sensible systems installed, “Benedict”
provides an ideal vessel for long-term cruising or liveaboard use. The interior is tastefully
decorated and the living areas are fitted out to a high standard. The boatman’s cabin, engine
room and external areas are fitted out and decorated in a traditional style typical of working boats
and often found on craft intended to replicate this look.
The aft cabin is configured as a replica boatman’s cabin with “Epping” solid fuel range to the port
side with fitted cabinetry with integrated storage compartments and a drop down table. Storage
space and a bench are found to starboard. The boatman’s cabin is decorated with “roses and
castles” and other traditional inland waterways features. These are largely decorative as the
cabinetry is used to house the hot water calorifier to port and the battery bank to starboard.
There is a dinette on the boat which can be converted into a double bed.
There is a duel fuel log burner in the lounge area of the boat.
Forward of the engine room the interior layout is conventional with a bedroom located at the aft
end of the cabin. A large hanging wardrobe provides storage and the area below the double berth
is available for abundant storage space. Immediately forward of the bedroom is an offset
bathroom with washbasin, shower and flushing toilet with waste discharging directly to a holding
An electric shower pump is located beneath the base of the adjacent cupboard and discharges
shower waste directly overboard. Ahead of the bathroom is a basic galley with a full sized gas
cooker, butler type ceramic sink and Leibherr 230v refrigerator. A small fixed dinette is located on
the port side between the galley and saloon area.
The saloon provides fixed L-shaped seating which could convert to additional berths. A Morso
Squirrel solid fuel stove is located at the forward end of the saloon. The stove is securely
fastened to the hearth and there is no evidence of damage to the door seals or glass, or of
charring to adjacent surfaces.
Pressurised hot and cold water is fed from a stainless steel storage tank beneath the well deck. A
12v pump and inline filter is housed beneath the deck adjacent to the tank and can be accessed
from the cabin. A pressure accumulator is installed to minimise pump start-stop cycles. Hot
water is provided via the hot water calorifier housed in the boatman’s cabin. This is heated by a
230v immersion heater when connected to shore power or by the radiator heating circuit from the
Internal space heating is mainly provided by two radiators housed behind screens in the cabin
areas and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. A solid fuel “Epping” cast iron range can also be
used to heat the boatman’s cabin and be used to provide warmth for the helmsman. The solid
fuel stove in the main saloon can be used to provide further space heating to the main living areas
to supplement the Webasto heating or provide an alternative when heating the entire boat is not
The majority of the internal lighting and other systems such as the freshwater pump and shower
drain pump are all operated by 12v supplied from the domestic battery banks. 12v DC circuits are
fed via a fused distribution panel in the engine room. It could not be verified whether all circuits
were routed via suitable circuit protection. The domestic battery bank is housed beneath the
bench of the aft cabin and consists of three Sterling deep cycle lithium batteries of approximately
120Ah each. A separate 95Ah conventional battery is mounted adjacent to the domestic batteries
for engine starting. The batteries are connected to a “Simarine” advanced battery monitoring
system with shunt adjacent to the batteries and a display in the main cabin.
Boat Safety Scheme Certificate is currently in place until April 2025.
|60ft traditional narrowboat
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Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.