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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, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

* View any outlying boat (by appointment only)

* Contact ABNB for impartial advice

* Secure a boat with a refundable deposit (an admin fee will be retained)

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

* Be secure in the knowledge that ABNB operates a separate 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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LILY THE THIRD • 35ft 0in, Traditional, 2+2 BerthIf you have always dreamt of owning your own narrowboat, but spiralling prices have always got in the way, then Lily The Third might just be the boat you thought you would never obtain. Admittedly at this price you are not going to get all the bells, whistles and modern appliances that most boats these days come equipped with, but as they say, sometimes, less is more! Lily the Third can accommodate four people, with a make-up double in the saloon. When plugged in to a landline, hot water can b... read more
GREENLAW • 71ft 6in, Big Woolwich, 2+1 BerthGreenlaw started life as a working boat in the Grand Union Canal Carrying Co fleet, numbered 145, she is a Big Woolwich motor boat named after a small town in the Scottish Borders. Registered at Rickmansworth No 157 with GU Gauging No 12738, boatman Tom Jackson steered her from 1944-1957, mainly paired with butty Bedworth. Greenlaw was converted for pleasure boat use by Warwickshire Fly Boats with her steel cabin being fitted along with a rebuilt Lister JP2M, which started life as a Guerns... read more
AEAEA • 55ft 1in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthAeaea is a boat we are very familiar with, having sold her previously for the original owner. She is based on a fine shell by Colecraft Engineering, who can trace their production back to 1974. She boasts a fit-out completed by the original owner that is far from amateur. In fact, the carpentry would put many professional boat fitters to shame, featuring precise cabin joinery, wooden plugged screw holes and beautifully panelled cupboard fronts. Throughout, she is in excellent conditio... read more
BASHFOOL • 61ft 3in, Semi-Trad, 4 + 1 BerthAlvechurch Boat Centre is one of the UK’s best known and respected hire companies, tracing their lineage back to the dawn of the holiday boat era in the early 1970’s. For many years their shell building and fitting out have been carried out in-house producing solid, instantly recognizable craft. 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. Whilst the specification may appear basic... read more
PENDRAGON • 50ft 0in, Cruiser Stern, 4 + 1 BerthsFor many years Hancock and Lane were a leading name in the shell building industry with a prolific output, and their rugged shells were favoured by many hire companies of the day. Pendragon is a simple, honest boat which would be perfect for a family due to the arrangement of the overnight sleeping accommodation. She has been in the current ownership for 28 years and has been well maintained as evidenced by the history and invoices available onboard. No expense was spared when she needed ... read more
BRYONY • 60FT 0in, Traditional, 2+2 BerthFor many in the narrowboat community, Reading Marine has set a benchmark for quality that few other boat fitting companies can match. Bryony also features a shell from G& J Reeves, one of the industry's top shell builders, favoured by both private and trade customers. This spacious, well maintained four-berth boat, with one careful owner since new, is equipped with everything you need for an easy life on the water. Propulsion comes from the reliable Beta diesel engine housed in a... read more
BEAU • 58ft 10in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthG& J Reeves and Black Prince are two well-known and respected names in the inland waterways industry, with Reeves renowned for crafting fine narrowboat shells. Ex-hire boats, like Beau, are highly sought after, particularly for family and friends' ownership, as they are ideal for group holidays rather than residential use. Having said that, at 58ft 10in, Beau offers flexible accommodation which may be suited for liveaboard use. She is powered by a robust Isuzu 42hp engine, with ... read more
ARMADILLO • 56ft 7in, Traditional, 2 + 2 Berth"Louis and Joshua Boat Builders were a well established company based in Doncaster and built many award winning craft utilising distinctive, shapely, well proportioned Jonathan Wilson shells. Used for leisure, this attractive portholed traditional narrowboat is equally suitable for full time residency as it is equipped for an independent life afloat. Accommodation is for up to four in two separate cabins with an amidships, well appointed shower room incorporating a fresh water flushing ... read more
MAGGIE • 67ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, 2+2 BerthOwned from new, and presented to the market in wonderful condition, Maggie has been meticulously maintained and looks stunning with her fresh re-paint by Kate Boats in 2023. Maggie was professionally stretched in 2013 by Brinklow Boat Services and fully re-fitted by Rose Narrowboats to a very high standard. She is perfectly set-up for a family of three with two bedrooms and two wc's onboard. Equipped with everything you could ask for in a liveaboard boat with the all important washer... read more
MUGWUMP • 62ft 0in, Semi-trad, 2+5 BerthThe durability by Colecraft Engineering is clearly evident when you step aboard Mugwump. Here you will find well thought out accommodation, absolutely perfect for full time residential or cruising use. Mugwump has the benefit of seven berths, making her ideal for inviting family or friends aboard. Fully equipped, the galley features the usual gas cooking along with a microwave. A Victron Multiplus inverter/charger along with a 3.5kW engine driven generator provides on board energy for the ... read more
FANNY TOOT • 61ft 0in, Cruiser stern, 3+3 BerthEvery now and again, you see a boat name that makes you do a double take, but rest assured, this one is not as rude as you may think! The reference 'Fanny Toot' is a Geordie term used for someone who dithers about or 'fannys around' and so seemed a great name for messing about on the canal system. She started off as a hire boat for Kate Boats, before moving into private ownership. Being just over 60ft there is plenty of cabin space onboard for life afloat and she is cap... read more
THE TIDDY MUN • 59ft 11in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthAshby Boats were, in their boatfitting years, a small group of experienced and talented waterways craftsmen. The Tiddy Mun is well equipped for life afloat, be it liveaboard, extended cruising, or for holidays. She is set up as a very comfortable home for two, with the option of overnight guests staying on the make up double in the dinette. The very useful aft cabin houses a washing machine and a compact freezer and has adequate amounts of storage, leading into the bedroom with more storage i... read more
HILARITY • 49ft 9in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthAt just under 50ft, Hilarity is capable of exploring most of the canals and rivers of the connected inland waterways system. She has been a comfortable boat for two over the years with overnight guests being accommodated on the single Futons in the saloon. Cabin heating is provided by a compact diesel boiler which compliments the engine for providing hot water. There is also the Hamlet solid fuel stove in the saloon for those that like the additional warmth and ambience. Currently, 230V power ... read more
TAMARISK • 44ft 6in, Traditional, 2 + 0 BerthModern narrowboats seem to be stuffed to the gunwales with more and more electrical equipment and gadgets etc. Tamarisk is equipped with simple systems onboard, meaning less things to go wrong, but there is of course everything needed to step aboard and just start enjoying all that the canals have to offer. To keep the domestic cabin batteries topped up there is a roof mounted 80W solar panel (ideal when the boat is left unattended). Cabin heating is provided by Webasto diesel boiler to tw... read more
ECKY THUMP • 60ft 0in, Traditional with Boatmans Cabin, 2+3 BerthAn excellent example of a much sought after SM Hudson narrowboat, Ecky Thump has all the bells and whistles that one expects from this pedigree. From the distinctive Hudson bow, low deck, replica rivets, pigeon boxes, signature bulkhead rings and 15mm baseplate, to the substantial oak fit-out, this boat was certainly built to last. There is a magnificent vintage (1936) Lister JP2M engine, rebuilt in 2011 by Marine Power Services, situated in its own engine room forward of the Boatman'... read more
FLORENCE • 70ft 0in, Tug Style Trad with BMC, 2 + 2 BerthOne of only a selective number of distinctive narrowboats built by R W Davis & Son Ltd, renowned for their Northwich Trader replicas complete with replica rivets, scribed decks fore and aft, raised handrails and folded cabin to roof plate detail. Entry at the fore, from the large tug deck, down steps into the saloon which has two comfy leather swivel and reclining chairs with matching footstools, and a Morso Squirrel stove with hot plate. Under the tug deck is plenty of storage s... read more
KADU FLYER • 57ft 5in, Tug Style Trad with BMC, 0+4 BerthThe lines and attention to detail are evident to this well proportioned shell from Charles Cox. The traditional feel continues internally with the use of pine tongue & groove boarding, and the scumbled finish to the engine room and Boatman’s cabin. Here the traditional aft cabin layout houses a double bed in the bed box and a drop table and seating. Sitting in its own engine room is a 40hp Lister FR4M diesel engine. A mid-ships bathroom has a shower over the bath, washbasin a... read more
SPIRITED AWAY • 69ft 4in, Cruiser stern, 8+2 BerthSpirited Away, for the first few years of her life did sterling service as a hire boat before passing into private hands. She is equipped with a robust Isuzu diesel engine with 640Ah of domestic battery power, which is maintained by a large bank of six 150W solar panels. 230V power is provided by the Victron 3kW inverter/charger. The interior cabin lends itself ideally as a family boat or is equally suited for cruising with friends. She is fitted out in the popular REVERSE layout with the ... read more
MUDDY WATERS • 60ft 0in, Cruiser stern, 2 + 2 BerthHere is a rare opportunity to purchase a nearly new boat with only 400 hours on the clock. Muddy Waters is built by The Custom Boat Company in Devizes who have over 50 years of boat building experience between them. The shell was built in 2022 by Aintree Boats, with the boat launched in April 2023. Stepping down the aft steps into the galley, this REVERSE layout narrowboat has all the mod cons you may require onboard and a copious amount of storage throughout. Luxury granite worktop... read more
CHARNWOOD HOBBIT • 42ft 0in, Cruiser Stern, 4 Berth (2024) ELECTRICWe are delighted to be appointed to broker the first built Charnwood Hobbit from Ovation Boats. This superb 42ft cruiser stern is all-electric providing near silent cruising, offering a relaxing way to explore the waterways, the chance to see wildlife close up and of course a greener way of boating. Propulsion is by a Lynch Marlin 8kW electric motor, powered by four Pylontech US5000 48V 100Ah lithium batteries. Batteries are charged by a Beta Gen10 cocooned diesel generator, aided by the ... read more
PHOENIX • 60ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthBuilt by the first owner in 2007 on a shell from Liverpool Boat Co, Phoenix is fitted out in the popular REVERSE layout style. At the aft is an open plan dinette/saloon area with an L-shape dinette which doubles up as overnight accommodation for guests onboard, and a comfy sofa with solid fuel stove. The mid-ships galley is equipped with the usual gas cooking and a microwave. An off the corridor shower room houses a shower cubicle, cassette wc and washbasin, with the master bedroom at the for... read more
HATTON • 59ft 10in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthThe shapely shell from Peter Nicholls is enhanced by a Josher style bow, recessed aft panels, and hull side rivets. Hatton is built in the traditional style with the bed at the aft and saloon at the fore – she has been in the same ownership from new and is full of charm and character. Accommodation is for 4 with a permanent double and a make-up double on the built-in seating in the saloon/dinette area. A folding table extends to make a large table, perfect for family mealtimes. Sta... read more
WOOF WATERS • 47ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 0 Berth (REVERSE Layout)Purchased in 2019 as a painted sailaway from JD Narrowboats (Shardlow), Woof Waters has been meticulously fitted out by the owner who is a professional carpenter by trade, and is presented to the market in superb condition. Accommodation is currently for two with the master bedroom at the fore, and the galley at the aft, making this a REVERSE layout style vessel. The galley is combined with a raised single Pullman dinette, and is equipped with gas cooking and an under counter fridge, with... read more
FOXTERRIER • 69ft 4in, Cruiser Stern, 6 + 3 Berth (Ex-Hire)Foxterrier has been finished to a good standard by Devizes Narrowboat Builders on a shell from Liverpool Boats who were one of the canals most popular production builders for thirty years. Being an ex hire boat, not only will maintenance have been a priority, but she is ideal for a family or a group of friends to purchase, due to the amount of berths (nine in total) onboard. The berth arrangement is three doubles (one aft, one fwd, one make-up) and three singles, two of which are bunk beds... read more
ANDICRAFT NEW BUILD • 57ft 11in, Semi-Trad, 2 Berth (REVERSE Layout)We are delighted to broker this brand new boat from local builder Andicraft Fabrications. Principal Andy Thompson has produced over 400 shells, all built with precision in a well equipped workshop. Un-named as of yet, she is very competitively priced, benefitting from a high specification and completed in the popular REVERSE layout style. The fit-out is in solid oak with attention to detail throughout and thoughtful use of space for storage. We particularly like the pull out cupboards adjace... read more
SULIS • 58ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 0 BerthWe are familiar with this narrowboat having sold it previously in 2020, although she looks completely different now having been renamed and re-painted. Sulis is built to last with 12.5/8/5 plating, along with the detail and quality that comes with a Roger Farrington build. Neatly boxed in beneath the steerer’s step you will find the larger than average 55hp Isuzu engine, made quieter by the hospital silencer. Home comforts are provided by the diesel fired central heating, along with... read more
LUCY KATE • 57ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthRCD paperwork shows that the hull was completed in 2012 by J D Narrowboats at Shardlow. However she was not launched until 2016 when the fit out by Aurora Narrowboats who were based in Chesterfield, was finished. Lucy Kate is in a REVERSE layout style, featuring a forward master bedroom with full size double bed. The bed is removable should you wish to revert back to installing a cross bed to allow access to the bow doors. A walk-through shower room is equipped with a composting wc, quad... read more
LONGFELLOW • 55ft 1in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthReading Marine has a stellar reputation for crafting high quality boats cherished by their owners, and Longfellow is no exception, having had only two owners since new. Constructed entirely from oak, she features a traditional layout with a cosy forward saloon, an L-shaped dinette, and an aft bedroom. The dinette allows her to comfortably accommodate up to four people, though she is ideal for two. The mid-ships bathroom includes a shower over the bath and a pump-out toilet. At just over 55... read more

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