Temple Quay, Bristol Bristol UK|
60' narrowboat 'Wagtail' on a leisure mooring at Temple Quay, Bristol.
Wooden-top, cruiser stern, built 1977 by Hancock & Lane.
Located in a quiet part of town, near the train station and ferry stop, and a 10 minute walk to the city centre. A 30 minute cruise gets you into the countryside along the Avon. Friendly security guards patrol the area 24/7.
This is a unique boat with a bespoke fit-out, drawing many admiring comments, particularly for the kitchen area, stove, and woodwork. Insulation is unusually high-spec for a narrowboat. The intention was to re-paint and complete a few minor jobs before selling, but lack of time means I've decided put her on the market at a lower price.
Fully insulated wooden top with 30mm celotex enveloping the sides and roof, so as to eliminate cold bridges. All windows are double-glazed, and all can be removed from the frames. Window frames are carved Birch-ply.
The roof is an EPDM rubber membrane, and incorporates filtered rainwater collection at the stern.
Sides are birch ply, with hardwood detailing.
Walk-through (from bow to stern):
Main access is a relatively large oak door into the living & kitchen area. Desk & shelves on the starboard. Centered in the room is a 3-seat sofa/bed, opposite the stove. The multi-fuel stove is one of two made to this type by John Packer - a high-efficiency design with various convection heating channels. The kitchen consists of Art Deco style carved birch-plywood drawer/cabinets with slate worktops, a recessed sink with water filter on the cold tap, 12v fridge, and gas cooker.
A door opens to the bathroom, with full-sized acrylic bath, small bowl sink and pump-out toilet. Another door leads to the bedroom, with a double bed and wardrobe/drawers.
Past the bedroom is a small room housing the battery bank and electrical equipment, and steps leading to the stern via the solid hardwood hatch & double doors.
Relatively tall interior height at 1895mm.
Hull & works:
BSS boat safety certificate 2019
Hull Survey 2016
Work carried out in 2016:
Welding at the bow and in the gas locker, new stainless steel propshaft & seals.
Hull fully stripped and epoxy painted.
Engine: 3 cylinder-air cooled Lister SR3.
Brand new 440Ah leisure battery bank.
Sterling 40A 12V charger.
Sterling 1600W sine-wave inverter.
Eberspacher air heater in the bedroom, plus a small catalytic gas heater.
3x 60W solar panels – reinforced so they can withstand being walked on.
20A MPPT charger.
Paloma water heater.
12v Waeco fridge.
Thermostat regulated shower.
'Traveler' toilet linked to pump-out tank.
Rangemaster gas cooker – jetted for propane.
2x 11kg propane tanks in front gas locker.
12v LED lighting throughout.
240v mains circuit switchable between shoreline and inverter input.
Transfer of the leisure mooring to the new owner is subject to application and approval by Bristol Harbour Office.
Sensible offers considered, and viewing can be arranged most times.
|Builder:||Hancock & Lane|
|Make:||Hancock & Lane|
|Model:||60 Cruiser Stern|
|Length over all:||60'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.