Worcester Worcestershire UK|
OAKMERE - 8% Share.
Oakmere is one of the finest narrowboats ever built and is maintained in immaculate condition. This boat was the national Winner of 'Lionel Munk Trophy' for the Best Commercially Built Boat of 2011. It has a standard of luxury second to none. The exterior of the boat was totally repainted earlier this year and the bottom of the boat freshly blacked.
Oakmere is a replica tug with a Josher-style bow and a traditional stern. The metalwork by Tyler Wilson includes recessed panels and other traditional style detailing. Exterior paintwork includes a large area of traditional scumble on the roof.
Entering from the stern there is a storage cupboard on either side, one of which also houses the bow thruster controls, engine controls and the Webasto central heating system. The traditional style steps contain a coal box. There is storage under the bottom step for windlasses etc. There are traditional speed wheel controls over the steps that are easily accessible to the helmsman.
The rear day cabin (which is a modern take on a traditional boatman's cabin) has a small Faversham solid fuel stove with kindling drawer under. There is a cushioned seating area with a pedestal table available suitable for laptop/study. Above is a large cupboard housing the guest double bed with storage. On the other side there is a narrow cushioned seating area. There is also a window into the engine room with privacy blind for night time.
The engine room has a Beta Marine JD3 engine with traditional controls. There are two sets of midship side doors. There is a full-height cupboard for electrical, inverter, and remote engine controls and this also houses a washing machine. There is a further small storage cupboard and a bespoke shelf for the 3 chimney options. The engine room has a bespoke copper radiator and copper piping on the engine. A drying rail is located above the engine allowing for quick drying of wet clothing in the residual heat generated by the engine.
Moving forward the "cross over" bathroom has a large 900mm quadrant power shower, black granite worktop with a white porcelain bowl type washbasin with a cupboard and shelves under and a mirror above. The toilet is normal flushing and there is a chrome heated towel rail over. Wooden sealed Karndene flooring.
The galley has black granite worktops with a fridge with freezer compartment, bespoke cupboards and drawers under. There is a gas hob and gas oven/grill. There are bespoke high-level "over porthole" cupboards over the sink. There is a microwave oven and toaster. On the port side, there is a set of side doors and a Houdini hatch in the ceiling. Kanrndene sealed wooden flooring and central heating radiator.
The main saloon has a solid fuel stove, two Wilsons "captain" type cream leather reclining chairs with footstool. Side cabinet with cupboards and shelving housing TV with DVD, radio with CD to a Bose 2.1 sound system. Sliding out from under the tug deck is a very stable cantilevered dining table (to seat 5). Concealed cupboards at the sides house four dining chairs. The fifth seat is formed by the multi-use "piano style" front steps which convert to use as a seat or a small coffee table.
Also sliding out from under the tug deck is a full double berth (4ft 6ins wide and 6ft 6ins in length gliding on concealed runners. For night use there are two small bedside tables that fold away during the day and these have individual reading lights. There are two clothes storage cupboards above at the sides of the front doors. The saloon has another set of side doors, three portholes, central heating radiator and Karndene sealed wooden flooring.
Double doors at the front (with sliding hatch above) lead onto the large tug deck. There is a large front storage locker and a further bow locker houses the gas bottles. A traditional copper tunnel light (removable and stored on a bespoke fitting in the engine room) sits on a pillar between these lockers.
|Builder:||Tyler Wilson built. Traditional Controls.|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta Marine JD3 (2013)|
|Length over all:||59'|
|Maximum draft:||2' 4"|
|Dry Weight:||24 tons|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||500 Gallons|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.