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Successfully selling boats since 1995, ABNB's constant aim is to provide the standard of service of yesteryear which is so often missing in today's self-centered hectic lifestyle and our commitment to providing a friendly, professional service is second to none.

Our collective boating experience encompasses all aspects of the cut and it is difficult to envisage an area of the canal world in which we wouldn't be able to offer you constructive advice and support, be it realising your dream or hanging up your windlasses.

ABNB started life as the brainchild of Andy Burnett whilst he was the Technical Editor of Waterways World, the popular magazine still at the forefront today. In the early 90's brokers would only sell boats that were taken to their sales base but many vendors were reluctant to abandon their pride and joy, even though they were selling. ABNB pioneered and perfected selling boats from their home moorings which enabled the vendors to participate in the sales process, an opportunity welcomed by many. As the business grew, Crick Wharf became the home of ABNB, enabling boats to also be sold from Crick.

ABNB moved to purpose built offices within North Kilworth Marina in 2021 providing a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers.

Each boat offered on brokerage includes:

* A very detailed and unrivalled 4-page colour brochure, with a scaled line drawing of the boat

* Dedicated page on our website, www.abnb.co.uk

* An individual detailed display in our North Kilworth offices

* Coverage in National publications

* Individual feature display at Crick Shows

Potential buyers can:

* View the sales brochure on-line or receive a copy in the post

* View boats at North Kilworth seven days a week, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

* View any outlying boat (by appointment only)

* Contact ABNB for impartial advice

* Secure a boat with a fully refundable deposit (up to the point of contract exchange)

* Be confident by using an ABYA Accredited Broker (see www.abya.co.uk)

* Be secure in the knowledge that ABNB operates a ring-fenced Client Account

Please visit our website www.abnb.co.uk for more information, including useful boating related topics such as the 57' myth, the Recreational Craft Directive and the Boat Safety Scheme.

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PHEASEY - 37ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, 0 + 2 BerthIf you think all narrow beam boats tend to look the same, Pheasey might just make you have to think again and if you like boats that are a little different and stand out from the crowd, then Pheasey could fit the bill. The bow and stern profiles are reminiscent of a clipper style launch, when viewed from the side. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the large cruiser style aft deck is not only perfect when on the move allowing extra guests to be carried, but is equally suitable for enjoying ... read more
KATE - 58ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthKate was built in 2006 by Liverpool Boat Builders and purchased as a sailaway. She was fitted out over several years and launched in 2011 by her first owner Bob Hossack, but in recent years some re-modelling and improvements have taken place. Stepping onboard Kate from the cratch covered well deck, she has an open plan fit-out which, along with the 6ft 5in headroom, gives her a bright and airy feel.The design of many narrowboats leaves the only option for meals to be eaten from a tray on y... read more
JESSICA - 56ft 10in, Traditional, 2 + 0 BerthTraditional style narrowboat of fabulous line and detail carefully hand-crafted by the respected Tim Tyler, this shell has been enhanced with replica rivets to the forward cants, a cabin top stop beam, a scribed aft deck and scrolled handrail ends. Fitted out by the first owner to a good standard, using oak plywood and unusually, with a unique feature dolls house on the cupboard door in the aft cabin. Jessica is perfect for one or two people although of course, the fixed saloon seating cou... read more
LUTRA - 59ft 8in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthA fine combination of build & fit-out plus the added bonus of one set of careful owners means that Lutra (Otter) is every bit as tempting as the day of her maiden voyage. Very nicely appointed inside, with the use of American ash and custom made furniture throughout. For those who appreciate their home comforts, Lutra is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, under counter fridge and separate under counter freezer (both situated in the galley), granite worktops, Max... read more
THIS ENGLAND - 57ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthProduced by an established and respected company, this boat drops neatly into the go-anywhere-length requirement. Designed with long-term cruising/residential use in mind, its construction has been undertaken with durability as a priority – solid quality, with all the neat little touches borne out of experience – places to stand your cups when cruising, extra large aft hatch for 2 or 3 to be together, hidden store for your valuables, lots of storage and shelves. When we sold This Eng... read more
IRIS - 62ft 0in, Trad with Boatmans Cabin, 2 + 2 BerthIris was built in 2001 but not launched until 2004 and is a traditionally styled narrowboat with a first owner fitout having attractive detailing and choice of woods. The Paul Barber steelwork features a Josher style bow along with a cabin top stop beam, traditional Anser pins and bulkhead rings. The Gardner 3LW takes pride of place in the engine room. The Boatmans cabin looks authentic with an Epping range and table cupboard but has plenty of other cupboards and a washing machine (inoperati... read more
THE LAST FARTHING - 54ft 9in, Trad, 2+2 berthsThe Last Farthing is well travelled, having spent ten years on the French canals with her previous owner who purchased her as a sailaway and completed a self fit out. The shell was produced by Gary Gorton at a length that many canal enthusiasts would consider to be ideal to navigate the inland waterways. With four berths onboard in the form of a permanent double and a make-up double on the Pullman dinette, the bathroom facilities are ideally placed in-between the sleeping cabins. A 1.8kW ... read more
IOLANTHE - 57ft 0in, Trad, 2+2 berthsIolanthe was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper, son of David Piper, who during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s had a strong following with even the earliest examples still being enthusiastically sort after. Simon carried on the family tradition after his father’s retirement in 2001. Accommodation is spacious, with the saloon having space for free-standing furniture to be added. The galley has space and plumbing for a washing machine and is also equipped ... read more
EMILY - 58ft 0in, Beautiful TUG with Gardner 2LWEvery now and again a boat comes along that is absolutely stunning, giving us boat envy and Emily is that one. It has to be said that she has been maintained fastidiously throughout and is presented to market in pristine condition. The internal fitout by Nantwich Canal Centre is of a very high professional standard with an abundance of detailing and choice of materials. The flooring has to be one of the highlights designed to replicate a traditional working boat hold with timber keelson ... read more
JENNY WREN III - 36ft 1in, Cruiser Stern, 0 + 2 BerthThey say good things come in small packages and this is certainly the case with Jenny Wren III. She may be compact, but much thought has gone into the well planned REVERSE style layout. The galley which is situated at the aft, has a full size fridge and cooker with plenty of storage (including hanging wardrobe or wet coats space) and enough worktop space for preparing meals. The off-the-corridor shower room hosts a tiled quadrant shower with cassette wc and hand basin. A fold-down table an... read more
LUSKENTYRE II - 70ft 2in, Traditional, 2 + 4 BerthObviously 70ft boats give superb spacious accommodation and Luskentyre II is certainly no exception. On entering the boat from the fore end, the combined saloon and galley stretch for over 25ft, allowing room for a comfortable sofa bed, a desk and a built in breakfast bar with two stools, along with copious amount of storage and worktop in the galley. A solid fuel stove provides warmth with diesel fired central heating supplying the radiators and towel rail. Taking the best feature... read more
JOSEPH - 69ft 2in **1898 HISTORIC BOAT**Each ex working boat has its own unique history, which is part of the attraction of such craft. Joseph has seen some changes in her life of nearly 125 years. Originally she was a horse drawn open dayboat used on the Birmingham Canal Navigations and she retains the riveted wrought iron hull. In the 1970s she was converted to have a full length cabin with an engine room and traditional Boatmans cabin by Richard Hurley of Oldbury Boat Services. The Lister JP3 engine was also added and thi... read more
LARK LADY -  61ft 8in, Traditional with Boatmans Cabin, 2 + 2 BerthQuality shines through and Lark Lady is a fine example, built with pedigree and to last, the shell and fit out belie their age. The solid traditional shell offers maximum internal space with an eye catching fore cabin, internally painted in a traditional style, adjoining a spacious 14ft saloon. The bathroom features a vacuflush toilet, offering a flushing ceramic toilet, giving the look and flush of a domestic household unit, with the cost saving benefits of a cassette, so no expensive pump... read more
ALICE MAY - 52ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 1 BerthA simple, yet attractive boat, this stylish Jonathan Wilson shell (complete with two gold plated mushroom vents!) has been fitted out by the owner to a good standard. The interior fit out includes a replica Boatman's cabin with all the brass and lace you would expect to find in a BMC along with traditional scumbling and painted panels, range, drop table, crumb and ticket drawer, however, in place of the traditional bed box you will find a permanent double bed. The separate engine r... read more
ANASAZI II – 60ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthHere is a rare opportunity to purchase a like new, quality boat by two of the industries most respected companies. Colecraft have been building fine boats for over 40 years, whilst Russ Hubble Boats have built up an enviable reputation for their quality and craftsmanship. Anasazi II was built in a REVERSE layout to the specification of the owner for the purposes of living aboard and no expense was spared during the build, with solid oak, Karndean and Corian being used primarily throughout t... read more
J-PEG – 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthThis is the 45th boat from Sabre Narrowboats, featured in Canal Boat magazine in 2006 and also shown at the Crick Boat Show the same year. Intricately detailed doors are a particular feature of the interior (there are 53 such doors onboard!), all with centre panels in elaborately grained pippy oak, bordered with ebony inlay. Three houdini skylights along with interior glazed side doors allow natural light to flood in. Having a crossbed double allows for easy access through the boat in daytim... read more
MERLIN – 42ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 0 BerthA compact but comfortable boat suited for two, Merlin is fitted out by Triton Boatbuilders in a cosy country cottage style interior. She is presented to the market in a neat and tidy condition with scope for upgrading equipment and furniture should you choose to do so. Merlin is of ‘go-anywhere’ dimensions and is suitably equiped for leisure or extended cruising. Heating is by a Webasto diesel boiler to three radiators and hot water is by engine and boiler to the calorifier. ... read more
WOODFALLS – 2018 Aintree Beetle, 29ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, 2 Berth If you are looking for a small but perfectly formed narrowboat, this little Aintree Beetle might just fit the bill. Small enough to cruise anywhere she would make a cosy little boat for two, with the option of changing the saloon free standing furniture to incorporate seating which will convert to a make-up bed for guests. This cruiser stern boat may be compact, yet she still offers a galley with oven, hob, sink, fridge and microwave, a well designed wet shower room and diesel fired warm ai... read more
ADAGIO - 26ft 3in Sea Otter, Cruiser Stern, 0 + 2 BerthBuilt from aluminium, Adagio is another well designed and built boat from Sea Otter, who were the market leaders in aluminium craft in their time. The use of aluminium means that hull maintenance needs are low and the below water paint is for cosmetic purposes only. The internal fitout is to the usual Sea Otter standard and delivers what you need with a well specified equipment list cleverly fitted in a small space. An inboard diesel engine, a combined gas fired blown air heating unit with s... read more
MARILYN MAYFLY – 61ft, Traditional, 4 + 2 BerthMarilyn Mayfly was in private ownership until 2020 when she was purchased by the current owners and after a partial re-fit by a professional carpenter, was put to work as a successful hire boat. She could of course continue to be used in this way, or equally, would make a lovely leisure or residential boat for a family, or a couple who like to cruise with friends. With two bedrooms onboard, each room has its own TV and DVD player with an onboard WiFi system to keep you in touch with the outsid... read more
EDDIES - 57ft, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 4 Berth Professionally fitted-out cruiser-style narrowboat, based on a shell from one of the canal systems most respected and experienced production shell builders. Eddies, for the first four years of her life did sterling service as a hire boat before passing into private hands. Since then, she has been kept maintained and has benefitted from a superstructure professional re-paint in 2021, along with other internal replacements and upgrades, including a recent galley and saloon re-fit. The interior... read more
CAMALI - 55ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthIf looking for a shorter boat but not wishing to compromise on creature comforts, Camali could be the ideal boat for you. The shell was produced by the vastly experienced Liverpool Boats, with a fit out by the first owner and at 55ft she is an ideal craft for a couple to get out and explore the canal system. Camali is bright and airy, neat and tidy inside & out, with the expected amenities of gas cooking, calorifier, and cabin heating via both a solid fuel stove in the saloon, and ... read more
SLOW GIN - 39ft 6in Sea Otter, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 4 BerthThis aluminium narrowboat is in super condition throughout. Like all Sea Otter boats, Slow Gin is constructed using Marine Grade aluminium alloy. Investing in a Sea Otter means there are no expensive, laborious hull maintenance schedules, no need for frequent re-blacking and there are no anodes to change. The internal fitout is to the usual Sea Otter standard and delivers what you need with a well specified equipment list cleverly fitted in a small space, including not one, but two dinettes!... read more
SALTER PAUL - 69ft 11in, **2003 NORTHWICH Replica ** 2 + 5 BerthsTravel in luxury on the Orient Express, on water! Specified to be in the style of the famous Orient Express train, the Rex Wain (of Brinklow Boat Services) high-gloss fit-out features antique in-laid panels to the linings, dinette table and porthole shutters. The high-quality furniture is custom-made from complimentary hardwoods or true antique, including a functional & feature galley wall cabinet. Based upon the highly-respected David Harris shell, in a traditional Northwich style... read more
SUNDURI - 60ft 6in, Cruiser Stern, 4 + 2 BerthBased on a shapely shell by Paul Widdowson, who started out in the trade making boats for R& D Fabrications, Sunduri has a professional fit out, with some alterations by the current owner. This 2006 cruiser stern narrowboat features an uncomplicated layout and technical installation, meaning that there are less things to go wrong, but she has the capacity and space for you to make further alterations and additions and put your own stamp on her. At 60ft 6in she would meet liveaboard ... read more
DOG 'N' DUCK - 61ft 1in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthNarrowboats at just under 7ft wide, can very often feel claustrophobic, but this 61ft boat, perfect for two, certainly does not feel that way. The enormous saloon is over 19ft in length and has a sofa bed allowing you to invite your friends aboard but leaves plenty of room for built in folding tables and any other freestanding furniture you may wish to bring with you. Dog n Duck is a GAS FREE boat, with cooking and water heating by a diesel range situated in the galley. Hot water is also pro... read more
MOONRIVER - 50ft 0in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthThe name Martin Peers may not immediately spring to mind, but based on a John White shell, they have produced an excellent boat between them. At just 50ft long and equipped with a smooth running Beta 38 diesel engine, Moonriver should prove a pleasure to handle. Making the most of the available space in the 35ft long cabin, the saloon not only features a raised Pullman dinette double but also two very comfy, swivel, reclining armchairs with matcing footstools, providing plenty of space whe... read more
MONKEYTREE - 57ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 Berth57ft is considered by many people to be the ideal narrowboat length, making for easy passage of the entire canal and river system. Couple that with a REVERSE LAYOUT and you have a very popular style of boat. Stepping onboard from the aft deck, through the aft cabin and into the galley, there is ample work space and equipment, including a studio washer and microwave along with the usual LPG cooking facilities. Moving forwards, a raised Pullman dinette makes for comfortable dining and doubles ... read more
SAILAWAY - 55ft 2in, Traditional, Built in 2022Soar Valley Steel Boats have been building high quality shells from their base at Redhill Marina, since 2008. This Sailaway was built to the current owners request with a thicker baseplate of 12mm. The hull sides, cabin sides and roof have been grit blasted with the hull sides being coated with 2-pack epoxy, and the cabin sides and roof coated with 2-pack primer. She has not yet got her bottom wet and remains on hardstanding awaiting fit out. Internally, the boat has been ballasted, sub-f... read more
MEGAN - 70ft 0in, Traditional, 5 + 2 Berth Megan is a full length, traditional style narrowboat from the well respected Steve Hudson. The interior is in oak and dark hardwood, creating a timeless feel and is to the usual Hudson high standard, with these boats always being highly sought after on the second hand market. Megan is ideal as a family boat with a permanent double bed, a make up double on the Pullman dinette and three single bunk beds. The lower bunks also convert into a further double, with the starboard one converting, ... read more
IMPULSE - 55ft 4in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthImpulse is based on a shell by Probuild Narrowboats Ltd, which were held in high regard by professional boatbuilders and the luxury end of the hire industry alike. This coupled with a professional fit-out by Dean Wherry who learnt his trade at Colecraft, puts Impulse in very good sted. At 55ft 4in Impulse is an ideal boat for relaxed travelling around the whole inland system, offering the versatility for liveaboard or leisure use. Fitted out in the popular REVERSE layout style, what strikes ... read more
LADY MADELEINE - 46ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthLady Madeleine started life as a hire boat in the Yorkshire Dales and it is a tribute to the skill of Snaygill Boats that today her interior still shows little signs of wear. If you are looking for an uncomplicated boat on which to escape the trials and tribulations of modern life, you may have to look no further. At just over 46 feet long and powered by a rugged diesel engine based on a BMC 1.5 and marinised by Thornycroft, Lady Madeleine is capable of navigating the entire canal system. The... read more
KNOTWEED - 54ft 8in, Cruiser Stern, 1 + 3 BerthKnotweed started life as a hire boat at Grand Union Narrowboats in Weedon before being sold into private ownership. The current owner had her extended by 8 feet in the saloon by Andicraft at Debdale Marina. Now at 54ft 8in she is a spacious boat ideal for a multitude of purposes, she is currently used for residential use but would be equally suitable for a holiday cruising boat. The saloon features a combination of opening portholes and larger than normal windows, the latter of which are ... read more
ROOM ON THE BROOM - 53ft 2in , Traditional, 2 + 0 BerthAre you having trouble making your mind up whether you prefer a trad or semi trad style boat, because Room on the Broom takes away that decision. Standing on the towpath and watching her glide by she has the profile of a traditional stern, but when you look closer there is a large sliding aft hatch that when fully open she becomes a semi trad with ample room and seating for crew members. Although the steelwork was produced in 2005, when you enter the cabin you are greeted with a modern REV... read more
Beziers is not your typical English canal boat. She was designed and built in this country, but has spent an easy life being a hire boat based on the Canal Du Midi in the South of France, where the norm is to cruise for a short distance before settling on the boat for the rest of the day. Her air draught, at 8ft 2in makes her not suitable for our canals, however, she would be ideal for river cruising. Alternatively with some modifications to the electrical system, such as installing a landl... read more
BLUE DRAGON - 54ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 0 BerthBlue Dragon started life at 45ft in length but her owner at the time decided that a little more space would be useful and had an extra 10 ft added. The interior could be described as quaint and is currently set up for a couple. However there is plenty of room in the saloon for you to add freestanding furniture of your choice which could include chair beds or a sofa bed. To further increase the accommodation a seat could be constructed to reinstate the Pullman dinette and therefore provide... read more
TICKETY BOO IV - 58ft 6in, Narrowbeam Dutch Barge, 2 + 4 BerthThe Reeves shell has sweeping graceful lines, giving both a pleasing and imposing presence. Wharf House, an established award winning company, has produced a delightful fitout in oak, with a contrasting rich sapele wheelhouse which is ideally suited to those lazy summer evenings sitting watching the world go by with a glass in your hand. The aft cabin is a little bistro housing the galley and Pullman dinette but can also double up as the guest bedroom. Forward of the wheelhouse is a spacious... read more
POND LIFE - 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthAt 57ft, Pond Life is an ideal length to cruise the entire connected canal and river system, giving you the chance to explore the width and breadth of England and Wales. Pond Life was certainly built to last, with good use being made of hardwearing, easy care surfaces and materials, which have been well maintained. The REVERSE layout cabin with her two sleeping compartments either side of the bathroom, make her equally suitable for two couples or as a family boat. A little touch of luxury... read more

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