Little Venice London UK|
‘Grebe’ is a 45’ 0” long, 6’ 10” wide narrowboat with private mooring and was built by the ‘Teddesley Boat Company’ in 1975. She is a transom sterned, flat bottomed, wall sided, single screw narrowboat with a steel hull and wooden sides and has a shaft-driven diesel engine.
This is a rare opportunity to buy a narrowboat with a central London mooring in Little Venice
BSS was completed this year. All fixtures and fittings are included in this sale.
The engine is a Chinese copy of a ‘Yanmar’ 4J, 2-cylinder, keel-cooled, 26 HP marine diesel, Engine #5110005. She has two fuel tanks with a total capacity of 100 litres.
---Electrics & Solar---
She has an Engine and Domestic circuit with 3 leisure batteries and 2 starter batteries.
Domestic electrics include: LED cabin lighting, 12V fridge, water pump, steaming light, shower pump out, bilge pump, and horn. A number of 13A double-sockets are fitted, for use when shore power is available.
The domestic and starter batteries were replaced in late 2018.
The solar system was installed in late 2018 and set up as follows:
Victron SmartSolar 35A 150V MPPT Solar Charge Controller
2x Panasonic 245W 12V/24V Monocrystalline Solar Panels
Victron Battery Protect - 100Amp
During the summer months this is enough to run the boat without charging from the engine, additional solar panels could be fitted.
Her hull is constructed of mild steel, and sides are wooden top of ‘Cascover’, i.e., nylon scrim impregnated with ‘Cascamite’. ‘Humbrol’ Cascamite is a waterproof, synthetic resin adhesive used typically on exterior boat woodwork.
In a survey conducted September 2018, “The stem, stern and bottom plating were hammer tested with an engineer's 1 kg ballpein hammer and found generally sound”.
Blacking was last done in Jan 2019 along with 8 new anodes.
The galley is equipped with a solid fuel Rayburn stove, which serves to heat the boat in winter and cook, there is also a 2-ring gas hob in the galley for summer use when rayburn is off and 12v refrigerator with freezer compartment.
The galley sink has pumped hot and cold water. A gas water heater provides hot water. Two gas lockers, astern, accommodate ‘Calor’ Gas bottles.
The bathroom has a shower and chemical toilet.
Blackwater disposal facility is within walking distance.
The bedroom has a double bed with lots of storage and lockers, the water tank is located underneath the bed
The mooring is located within the Paddington basin, a 3 minute walk from Paddington Station. There is a friendly and supportive community of 5 narrowboats at the private mooring. Supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, great transport links and even a park are all within a few minutes walk. You will see an abundance of wildlife swimming by, including herons, moor-hens and ducklings.
The mooring fees are £5500/year.
|Vessel type:||Narrow Boat|
|Builder:||Teddesley Boat Company|
|Make:||Teddeseley Boat Co|
|Model:||45 Cruiser Stern|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||45'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.