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Stowe Hill Wharf, Weedon Northamptonshire UK|
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Biddie is a charming 60’ trad stern narrowboat built and fitted out in 1996 by Orion Narrowboats. With oak faced ply with oak trim towards the forward half, and well crafted scrumbling in the stern half, she has a traditional and cosy feel throughout.
The large well deck (6’4” long) is a real feature on this boat and makes a nice outdoor social space. There is storage in the low level forward locker as well as the gas locker, and plenty of space for an external table and chairs.
Steps lead down through glazed stable doors into the 14’ saloon. Here there is a 3 seater sofa bed, which converts to a spare double, a gateleg table with 4 folding chairs, a Belfort solid fuel stove, and a selection of cupboards and shelves. The port side hatch part way between the saloon and galley, brings in additional light and fresh air.
This flows into the open plan galley, with a 12v LEC fridge with icebox, Beko washing machine, Vanette oven, grill & 4 burner gas hob, and plenty more cupboards and shelves for storage.
The bedroom is next, with the fixed double birth (6’4” x 4’6”) with storage under, cupboard over, and wardrobe that sits over the foot end of the bed.
The off-corridor bathroom follows, housing the Thetford Porta Potti toilet, ceramic basin over vanity unit, and bath with shower over.
The working heart of this boat is the engine room, with the Lister HW2 engine taking centre stage. The boat electrics are housed in here, with floor space for storing tools and other items. The side hatches either side, combined with a pigeon box over the engine, allow in plenty of natural light and air.
The boatmans cabin is next, with a traditional fold down double birth, table, padded seat and additional storage. There is also a secondary stove for heating and cooking if required. A set of steps lead out on the trad stern deck.
The boat is centrally heated by the Webasto diesel heater, connected to 4 radiators, and hot water is supplied by the engine, Webasto, or immersion.
12v power is supplied by the 2x 115ah batteries, with a separate starter, and 230v power can be obtained by the Silverline 500w inverter, the landline or the travel power generator. The batteries are topped up by 200w of solar, with an Eco-worthy solar controller, and Cristec CPS2 charger when on landline.
Lighting is mostly LED.
Biddie has a surprising amount of storage, bags of charm, and lots of traditional features, perfect for narrowboat and canal lovers looking to switch to liveaboard life or extended cruising.
|Vessel type:||Trad stern narrowboat|
|Fit Out:||Orion Narrowboats|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Lister HW2|
|Length over all:||60'|
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