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ABNB Ltd
ABNB Ltd
North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6HY, UK
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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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CHANTILLY LACE - 58ft 4in, Eurocruiser, 2+2 BerthsChantilly Lace offers luxury and space for you to liveaboard or just cruise the wide inland canals and rivers of England. Particularly suitable for those who require a little more width than the usual narrowboat. Step aboard and you could be forgiven for thinking you are in an apartment rather than a boat. Modern, yet retaining a traditional air achieved by the use of rich warm light oak offset by cream cabin sides and headlining. A solid fuel stove and diesel central heating guarantee ... read more
COMING THROUGH - 56ft 4in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthsComing Through has shapely steelwork from the renowned Mike Heywood, a shell builder who was largely responsible for training other prolific boat builders such as Jonathan Wilson, and was well known for producing narrowboats over many years under the name Evans and Sons. Her current owner has refitted the interior in a contemporary finish to a good professional standard. The aft cabin has sweeping steps into the bedroom which gives a spacious feel. Forward of this is a walk through shower... read more
WIGTWIZZLE - 57ft 3in, Traditional, 2 + 4 BerthsWigtwizzle has a professional fitout in light oak with contrasting cherry framing and overhead beams, which has been maintained in a very good condition. In the same vein the exterior is in equally nice condition. The floating cottage style layout has accommodation for up to six. On entering the cabin from the aft, you step down into the master bedroom, which has its own wardrobe and plenty of other storage. Moving on we get to the shower room which houses a convenient cassette toilet, t... read more
ANDANTE - 40ft 2in Trad with 0+4 berthsFew boat builders can trace their linage back as far as Canal Transport Services. Based on the Northern reaches of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, they have been building shapely craft for nearly 60 years. Commissioned in 1982, Andante is a traditional boat, and at 40ft in length, with a gutsy 30hp Thornycroft engine, has the whole of the UK connected canal and river system well within her reach. Some recent upgrades have been carried out which include a shower room refit, improvements... read more
HOT TODDY - 62ft 0in, Trad, 2 + 2 BerthHot Toddy is a traditional style narrowboat, packed with superb joinery detailing, on an elegant shell by Orion Narrowboats who were a well established builder of the BCN school, and were based at Ashwood Marina. Their shells are more closely related to working boats than most in terms of sturdiness and handling. The fitout is in ash, is all custom made and each cabin is filled with fine detail. Propulsion is appropriately traditional with a magnificent Gardner 2L2 engine with brass guard... read more
BEZIERS - 48ft 9in Widebeam Cruiser, 4 + 2 BerthsBeziers 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 land... read more
ALDBEORTH - 55ft 9in, Semi Trad, with 2+2 BerthsBased near Stafford, GT Boatbuilders built up a fine reputation for the quality of their steelwork and only stopped producing shells due to the retirement of the owners. She has a solid and attractive fit out by Barry Hawkins of Atherstone, which looks as good today as when it was completed. Being less than 56ft in length, the whole of the UK connected canal and river system is well within her reach. A smooth running Beta 43hp engine has power to spare and the Nobels bow thruster will aid ma... read more
NYALA - 56ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, with 2+2 BerthsThere is something a bit different about Nyala as she is not what you usually expect from Orchard Marina. Yes there is plenty of headroom, but the headlining is tongue and groove effect off white that compliments the ash linings and solid oak furniture doors. The REVERSE LAYOUT provides a spacious central saloon with a sofa bed to accommodate your guests, with space for you to add other freestanding furniture of your choice. The Canaline engine has had a very easy life, with on average of ap... read more
ESTHER - 45ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, with 2 + 2 BerthsAn excellent little starter boat for those who would like to discover cruising the waterways or equally suitable for someone down sizing or returning to boating. The REVERSE layout is ever popular and this particular design is a tried and tested one, being a template for many of the fleet of Canaltime time share boats. The bedroom is positioned at the front with the permanent double bed occupying the entire width of the boat, luxury in comparison to many other boats of this length, and as such m... read more
FOXTROT - 60ft 0in cruiser stern with 4+3 berthsAre you looking for a boat with up to seven berths, ideal for a family or a group of friends. If so, Foxtrot could suit your needs perfectly. The bedding arrangement is two doubles and three singles, two of which are bunk beds. To cater for large crews, the main shower room is supplemented by a second toilet along with a washbasin. When the cruising day is done, the capacious saloon, at nearly 13ft in length, has plenty of seating for all aboard. Having been a hire boat, maintenance will... read more
BLENHEIM - 58ft 4in, Traditional, with 2 + 2 BerthsColecraft have been building steel narrowboats for nearly 50 years and have always been favoured by many professional boat fitters with the well executed fit out by NT Boats who were based on the Oxford Canal. Since new, Blenheim has been used for leisure purposes, cherished and well maintained by her owners, although the exterior paintwork is now a little faded but quite serviceable. The accommodation is for two with provision for guests to accompany you on your travels, utilising the ma... read more
MIMULUS - 57ft 4in, Semi-Trad, with 2 + 2 BerthsMimulus has been the comfortable home for her present owners for many years and is fitted out in light colours to create a cosy atmosphere, by her present owner, who is a professional boat fitter. The double bed is situated at the forward end of the cabin, with a quick release escape door in the headboard to comply with safety standards. The side doors in the galley have been removed and a glazed wooden insert has been used permanently. However the side doors are supplied with the boat. ... read more
SEPTEMBER PEARL - 45ft 0in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthSeptember Pearl would make an ideal starter boat for a couple, friends or family to begin exploring the UK canal network. Alternatively for those who are wishing to return to boating, her compact size and hence lower associated costs would make her the perfect little run around for getting back out on the canals for holiday trips. 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 45 feet long... read more
MISS T MORNING - 42ft 8in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 Berth Have you always dreamed of owning your own narrowboat, but with prices rising on a daily basis, not only purchase but also licence and mooring costs, you have thought that this is always going to be just a pipe dream. Miss T Morning might just be the antidote. On this boat at 42ft in length, there is still all the basic ingredients aboard for you to enjoy the UK canal and river system. The open plan saloon and galley give a spacious feel to the interior, with ample worktop space to cater ... read more
FLORENCE - 69ft 9in, Traditional, 3 + 0 BerthBuilt by John Horton, a former employee of Les Allen in Oldbury, a well known name, who worked from the working boat days right up to the late 1990s and it is clear that looking at the attractive lines presented in the steelwork of Florence, that he learnt and knew a thing or two about boat building. Florence is an ideal liveaboard boat, having a spacious saloon, dinette and galley with two separate bedrooms. 230V power is provided by not only the landline and Victron inverter charger, bu... read more
LACY FAIR - 57ft 0in, Traditional, with 2 + 2 BerthsQuality boats have to start with a quality shell, remember the old adage, you cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear, and this is the case with Lacy Fair. Nantwich Boat Centre, having built up a fine reputation specified a shapely Tyler Wilson shell. On a narrowboat preventative maintenance is paramount, and here no expense was spared in the protection of the steelwork. There is documented proof that in 2018 the hull was grit blasted then coated with hot zinc before having a two coat ... read more
JOIE DE VIVRE -  60ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthJoie De Vivre, with her Jonathan Wilson shell, Brayzel Narrowboats fitout and an extensive shower room refit by D& J Narrowboats, all well thought of names in the boat industry, is an ideal liveaboard or long term cruising boat which has been cared for, with an external repaint four years ago. The full width shower room has a laminated quadrant shower cubicle, a feature round ceramic sink, which sits atop a vanity unit and a Dometic cassette wc. Eye catching features abound, including hi... read more
HERBERT, 69ft 9in Tug with boatmans cabin, 2+2 berthsIvy Bridge Marine were renowned for their quality shells, and are always admired wherever they go, with those little finishing touches such as recessed panels, cabin top stop beam, scribed decks and Anser pins. The solid tug style shell offers maximum internal space, with the permanent large double berth under the deck, still leaving space for a storage locker. Internally there is a mix of modern and traditional, forward of the engine room is in painted finishes and could be described as shabb... read more
WORTHY FOX - 45ft 9in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthSouth West Durham was a long established production builder whose boats can be seen all over the system. They bloomed from the early 1990s, building a solid client base on Yorkshire waterways and carrying off the national Best Production Builder Award in 1992. Their boats have a sturdy, practical mid market, no nonsense identity. Worthy Fox is an excellent choice if you are thinking of getting afloat. Laid out in the floating country cottage style, that is an aft master bedroom with a for... read more
LIBERTE - 60ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthLiberte is an ideal long term cruising or live aboard choice. Aqualine boats are highly sought after, with the decline of the Polish ship building industry, the time served skilled workforce turned their hand to building narrowboats to consistent quality of steelwork and joinery. Liberte is a well designed cruiser stern REVERSE layout boat based on familiar equipment specification that has been tried and tested on our canals. Cabin spaces are generous, with a 9ft 2in forward bedroom housi... read more
MISTY WATERS - 19ft 5in, Shetland Family 4, 0 + 4 BerthShetland Boats have been in business for over 50 years, building family performance cruisers. Misty Waters is a lovely example of this, powered by a Honda 30hp 4-stroke petrol outboard engine, which is more than capable of cruising the whole of the inland waterways canals and rivers. Of course, if you do not fancy lengthy cruising to reach a certain destination, the beauty of these river cruisers is that you can pop them on a trailer and take them anywhere! You can also store them on land... read more
WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES - 58ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 4 BerthAmber Boats, constructed in Poland, have become synonymous in recent years with quality craftsmanship and this is no exception, including a thicker than normal hull base plate. Solidly built in ash, this spacious six berth fitout is in the popular floating cottage style, with a forward saloon and aft bedroom, the latter of which includes a permanent double which extends to a very comfortable 5ft, with guests accommodated on a make up double on the dinette with the other double on the salo... read more
SPUDLEY - 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 Berth Spudley has had one owner who has spared no expense on her maintenance, she was repainted in 2020, had her engine serviced in July 2022 with the fuel tank cleaned out and her diesel polished, along with her cabin batteries all being replaced. The interior is in the popular REVERSE layout style with a forward bedroom, a walk through shower room containing a feature washbasin and convenient cassette toilet is adjacent. The open plan combined central saloon and dining area, not only give a p... read more
DECK OF CARDS - 70ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthHere we have a luxury full length boat, combining the Tyler Wilson shell with graceful josher styled bow and a bespoke fit out from Fernwood, Deck of Cards, best in show at Crick Boat Show in 2005, could provide extremely comfortable liveaboard or cruising prospects. Powered by a trusty Beta 43 engine and aided by a Vetus hydraulic bow thruster which is especially useful with a 70ft boat. Inside the cabin the space available soon becomes apparent, with spacious cabins which are build with... read more
MARTA ALICJA - Traditional 70ft 2in with 2 + 1 BerthsMarta-Alicja No 2 has a profile that will suit anybody looking for a boat with traditional lines. Josher style bow, a replica fore cabin, cabin top stop beam, replica rivets, recessed aft name panels and clothed over hold area, all add up to make a good looking boat. There is great scope for improvement, the rustic style interior, with a little thought, could be turned into a very comfortable, spacious home. On board is a diesel fired central heating boiler ready for all connections to be... read more
TRANQUIL WATERS 46ft 9in- traditional with 2 + 2 berthsThe current and previous owners of Tranquil Waters, previously known as September Sunrise, have enjoyed a life afloat whilst making modifications and improvements to make her the boat she is today. The onboard inventory makes her ideal for cruising or static residential use, a 2kW pure sine wave inverter should prove enough to power the fitted washing machine when the engine is running. A large solar array, no less than 350W along with an MPPT controller, should keep the batteries in tip... read more
WOLF MOON - 60ft 0in trad with 2+2 berthsWith a shell from Jonathan Wilson you are not only getting a well proportioned, good looking boat but one that will swim superbly as well. The shell is not your average, being enhanced with a Josher style bow, recessed aft panels, scrolled cants with scribed aft deck and aft bulkhead, to better replicate a traditional working narrowboat. Power to spare is provided by a 3 cylinder Beta tug engine which gives a pleasant mellow exhaust note and handling is aided by a Nobels bow thruster. ... read more
HONEYSUCKLE - 59ft 11in, widebeam narrowboat, 2+2 berthsPurchased as a sailaway with the engine compartment, galley and shower room fitted out professionally with the rest of the cabin having Ikea free standing furniture. This style of craft is becoming ever more popular, and although they cannot be cruised everywhere, they can offer superb comfortable accommodation and still access many miles of the system. When the time comes to cast off, the powerful, rugged Canaline 52hp diesel engine, which has only run for 84 hours, and the 95kgf Vetu... read more
ISOBEL MAY - 50ft 4in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthIsobel May is of a length which enables you to explore all the connected canal and river system, so there is plenty of places available for you to visit. The external paintwork is in very good condition and both the aft and well decks have rubber matting providing a non slip surface. In the same vein there are raised, inset handrails which are always a plus point when safety is considered for those walking the gunwales. The interior has recently benefited from a refit to the saloon, new v... read more
TAME VALLEY - 70ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 6 + 2 BerthFor the savvy buyer an ex hire boat can make a great purchase. The shell of Tame Valley was built by G and J Reeves before going on to be fitted out by Valley Cruises. During her time in the hire fleet, she has benefited from an exceptionally high level of maintenance, including cabin repaints and engine servicing. The current layout of eight berths in four separate cabins, includes a permanent double and four singles, which can be pushed together to make doubles, not forgetting yet anoth... read more
OLD BIRDS ROOST - 65ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 4 + 0 BerthAndicraft is a company of considerable experience and excellent reputation. Principal Andy Thompson has produced over 400 shells and learnt his trade in the demanding environment of one of the canals pioneering narrowboat builders and operators. His shells are built with precision in a well equipped workshop. Old Birds Roost has been completed with no expense spared and this is your opportunity to purchase a relatively new boat, without having to join a waiting list. The interior is fitte... read more
WHAT'S THE RUSH, 64ft 8in, cruiser stern, 2+4 berthThis spacious narrowboat will sleep up to six in two cabins, an extending double in the aft master cabin combines with two further make up doubles in the saloon. The interior cabin space is complimented by a large forward well deck with its fitted cratch cover, with the aft cruiser deck being equally well protected by a folding pram type cover, with both of the above deck areas featuring varnished hardwood planking. The contemporary galley is not only a good size but it features include hard... read more
GIGGLES - 47ft 8in, Cruiser Stern, 2+2 BerthIf looking for a shorter boat but not wishing to compromise on creature comforts, this could be the ideal boat for you. Giggles has been internally refitted by her second owner to a good diy standard and she is of a length to cruise the entire connected canal and river network. The large sociable cruiser deck has a two part stern cover, also an extra handmade frame with tarpaulin over to protect the deck from the elements. The forward well deck with two seats beneath the covered crat... read more
ACHIEVEMENT - 38ft 3in, cruiser stern with 0+3 berthsLook at the price of this narrowboat, can it possibly be right. Well, yes it is and this maybe the chance to get your foot on the first step of owning a boat. Achievement is admittedly a little basic compared to many of the craft produced today with all their bells and whistles, but of course here there is much less to go wrong. If you like to bring friends aboard for day trips, the aft deck can only be described as huge, with plenty of room for deck chairs and a table for alfresco eating. ... read more
CHIMERA - 53ft 3in, cruiser, 2+0 berthChimera has the makings of a great boat, currently set up for liveaboard use in a marina with shorepower available. There is however plenty of scope for improvements to be made. The cabin is currently heated by a combination of diesel fired central heating via radiators throughout, and mains powered stove effect fire in the saloon, with a glass panel heater in the bedroom, however, fitting a solid fuel stove for additional warmth would not prove too difficult. Cooking is by a free standing two... read more
TE ANAU - 49ft 10in, trad with 2+0 berthsA traditional style narrowboat which is comfortably within the go anywhere length, which will enable you to travel on the whole of the connected canal and river system. Te Anau is compact in terms of the overall boat length, at just under 50ft, but still manages to include everything on board necessary for comfortable cruising. The internal layout includes a permanent double, with the galley and bathroom of a size often found on much longer craft. The forward saloon features comfortable leather ... read more
ELUTHEA - 73ft 0in, Houseboat with 4+2 berthsEluthea is not your standard widebeam boat, she is purely a houseboat and as such has no engine, based in North Kilworth Marina with a mooring available for a suitable applicant. Under the stern deck is a fitted washing machine and storage space. The two storey aft cabin houses two single bedrooms, one upper and one lower, the former of which could make an ideal office. The fitout has been completed in a bohemian/contemporary style using bespoke craftmanship including a treehouse s... read more
SAPPHIRE - 53ft 0in Trad with 2 berthsJ D Boat Services was founded in 1986 as a father and son partnership. They have been building the steelwork and fitting them out both for shared ownership and private owners. Sapphire is fitted out in a basic style with a country cottage feel and layout, meaning the saloon is forward and the bedroom is aft with a central bathroom. Currently Sapphire sleeps two but there is plenty of space in the saloon to replace the existing loose furniture with a sofa bed to increase the accommodation... read more


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