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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BONJOUR 60ft 0in - Semi-trad with 2 + 2 berthsNigel Moore, who was NSM Narrowboats, had many years experience fitting out hire boats before turning his hand to private craft and this was the ninth under his own brand. The steelwork is by well known and respected Colecraft Engineering who have been building boats for nearly fifty years. The use of ash throughout creates a light, airy ambience which, together with the cream free standing leather furniture, gives a pleasing contemporary feel. Bonjour has been well looked after by her o... read more
SISKIN | 57ft 1in Traditional with 2 + 2 Berth There are few shell builders that can build to this quality but the highly respected Simon Wain of Brinklow Boat Services was commissioned to produce a replica tug style boat of the once commercial carrying fleet of eight boats of W H Cowburn and Cowpar of Manchester. The shell took a considerable amount of time to complete with a resulting top quality reproduction complete with fine lines both above and below the waterline. No expense was spared in her build, with exotic hardwoods used t... read more
ALBION | 40ft 5in Traditional with Boatmans Cabin, 0 + 2 BerthAlbion is a traditional style narrowboat which attracts many admiring glances wherever she goes. The stylish Graham Reeves shell has been fitted out by the first owners to a good professional standard and has been well maintained throughout her life. The fore cabin, which serves as a gas locker, and the cloth covered imitation hold, fitted out as a cosy saloon, not only makes Albion a great looking boat but makes the most of the available cabin space. The interior fit out includes a Boatm... read more
MAIANDROS - 45ft 0in - Cruiser Stern with 2 + 0 BerthsAt 45ft in length, Maiandros should prove easy to handle for a single crew member with the inset raised handrails adding safety when walking the gunwales, but of course it is perfect for two and if you need to increase the accommodation to four, there should be space for a sofa bed in the saloon. By modern standards this boat is a little basic, but there is everything on board that you will need to start your life afloat. The galley houses the normal gas cooking facilities but the on board in... read more
MOONSHADOW | 58ft 7in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 Berth REVERSE LAYOUTAqualine 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. Moonshadow 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 forward bedroom housing a double extending bed and ample storage space. Hardwood fra... 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 b... read more
ANONYMOUS 46ft 6in Trad, 2+2 berthIt is fair to say that Anonymous is not your run of the mill narrowboat. The fit out features unusual items such as, artificial grass for carpeting in the shower room and aft cabin, which is also fitted to the forward and aft decks, mirrors attached to the headlining in the galley and saloon, not only reflecting light but also increasing the spacious feel, and last but not least is the installed laser lighting in the saloon. An interesting collection of lining materials are used throughout, whi... read more
RAG DOLL, 30ft 0in Trad, 1+2 berthThey say good things come in small packages and this is certainly the case with Rag Doll. Just think of all the pluses, being able to turn the boat without having to find a winding hole and ease of finding mooring spots in popular places, to name just two, and then there is the economical ownership costs. The present owners have enjoyed leisure cruising aboard Rag Doll, but now find themselves with insufficient time to justify ownership, so feel that it is now sensible for someone else to tak... read more
EMERALD DREAM, 57ft 0In, Trad, 2+2 berthEmerald Dream is a 57ft Jonathan Wilson shell with a professional fitout, and some owner modifications over the years. At this length she is capable of exploring all the canals and rivers of the connected inland waterways system. It has to be said that she is in need of some remedial work to bring her back to her former glory, and this is of course, reflected in the price. If you are a handy DIY person with basic tools, you should be able to carry out the work yourself. The cabin superst... read more
EL EMO II - 43ft 6in, Cruiser Stern with 2 + 4 berthsShropshire Union Cruisers were fore runners of the hire boat industry right back in the early seventies and this style of boat was very popular in their hire fleet for obvious reasons. If you enjoy the great outdoors, this boat could be perfect for you. The GRP centre section of the roof slides open over the saloon to allow sunshine and fresh air to flood in. For mealtimes comfortable seating in the forward cabin is provided but alternatively al fresco meals can be enjoyed using the fo... read more
LADY JAN 40ft 0in, cruiser stern, 2+2 berthLady Jan is of a length to conveniently cruise anywhere on the canal network whilst maintaining a roomy interior with a sociable cruiser deck. She would make an ideal starter boat for a couple to begin their life afloat or alternatively for those who are wishing to return to boating, her compact size and hence lower associated costs would make her perfect for getting back out on the canals for holiday trips. The forward well deck is fitted with a cratch board and cover which increases the ov... read more
HAMILTON YOUNG - Traditional 59ft 2in with 4 + 2 berthsStowe Hill Marine were considered one of the more reputable builders in their heyday. Renowned for hardwood panelling for much of their fitting out, their sumptuous interiors can sometimes feel a little dark. Not so within this boat, as good use of the two fitted skylights and the pigeon box, aided by two sets of side doors, both with acrylic inserts, allow huge amounts of daylight to enter the cabin. Heating is provided by a solid fuel stove in the saloon with a compact diesel boiler sup... 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
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
AURORA, 50ft 0in, Cruiser stern, 2+2 berthAurora is of a length to conveniently cruise anywhere on the canal network, and has a popular cruiser deck, allowing friends and family to keep the helmsman company and when the boat is left unattended a tonneau cover protects the deck. The external paintwork was carried out by the previous owner in 2018 and it has to be said that it is due for some tlc, as it is in a simple one colour finish it leaves you the scope to add signwriting and coachlines if you wish. The hull has been blacked as ... read more
BLUEBELL 40ft 9in, cruiser stern, 2+2 berthsXR & D have been building shells since 2002, although the two partners have over 30 years experience between them, and have built many very attractive, well constructed craft and this is certainly one of them. The majority of boats from this shell builder are traditional in profile, but here we find the very popular cruiser stern, perfect for sociable cruising. The internal fitout is in a pleasing combination of solid oak and painted plywood panels, which makes the interior feel b... read more
CANTERBURY SWAN - 57ft 8in Trad with Boatman's Cabin, 2+2 berthsTalk to any traditional boat enthusiast and the name Canal Transport Services is held in high regard. Note the flowing lines and quality of her steelwork, but the main talking point has to be the magnificent Gardner 4LK diesel engine, which sits majestically in its own cabin and produces the kind of mellow exhaust note that many boat owners can only dream of. At just over 57ft long and with 57hp on tap, Canterbury Swan is a craft on which to enjoy all the canals and rivers of the connected i... read more
HARRIER 54ft 0in Tug with Kelvin J2 engine and 2+1 berthsThis is certainly not a run of the mill narrowboat, and is looking for an owner who can appreciate all its fine details. The present owner is the proprietor of a bespoke metalwork and engineering company, with the interior showcasing his artesian skills. The majority of the internal fittings are in hand made steel which disguise modern items such as the fridge, full size washing machine, the dishwasher and the TV. A 3.5kW generator is situated under the tug deck and provides power fo... 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
THE SWAN 41ft 6in cruiser stern, with 2+2 berthsWith spiraling narrowboat prices you could be forgiven for thinking that you will never achieve your dreams of boat ownership. The Swan however might just prove you wrong. Admittedly The Swan does not feature many of the bells and whistles that owners think they need to enjoy their time afloat, but is all this expensive equipment really needed, in fact there is an argument that less is more. At 41ft in length, day to day running costs such as licence and insurance, should not be prohibit... read more
FESTINA LENTE 56ft 8in, Semi - Cruiser with 2+2 berthsThis semi-cruiser stern narrowboat gives you the best of both worlds, an aft deck with taff seats forward of which is a protected area for crew members/guests to congregate. The interior is fitted out in a modern style with painted surfaces complimented by oak panels and solid trim. There is a bright and airy ambience created with the help of four sets of side doors and a skylight. Festina Lente’s huge galley provides a copious amount of worktop, storage cupboards and drawers ideal ... read more
CLODAGH 58ft 3in, Trad stern, 2+3 berthFor many years Kingsground Narrowboats wooed the boat buying public by their attention to detail with their sumptuous interiors, always basing their boats on shells from well respected builders. This is certainly the case here with the shell provided by Alexander Boats, who have been building boats for well over 30 years, both for professional boat builders and private owners alike. Clodagh is the last boat completed by Kingsground at their famous “Building 103”, and is suitable ... read more
NELLIE WIGGINER - 55ft Traditional with 2+4 berthsRenowned in their heyday of boatbuilding, Sagar Marine had a fine reputation for distinctive craftsmanship and this is no exception. Steelwork built with elegant lines and a fit out that has stood the test of time, it is a shame that Sagar are no longer around to be able to build such quality today. Nellie Wigginer is a basic, unpretentious boat and possibly all the better for it with less things to go wrong, but has everything on board needed to make the most of what the waterways have to o... read more
EQUUS PLOD -A-CUSS  50ft CRUISER STERN with 2 BerthsThis boat has been fitted out in the popular REVERSE layout style with the bedroom forward. Being a cross bed double it leaves plenty of room to access the well deck in day time mode and gives a spacious feel to the sleeping area with twin wardrobes, five drawers and even two bedside cupboards, the tops of which are the perfect place to stand your morning cuppa when you enjoy a lie in. Unashamedly the accommodation is presently for two but could of course be increased to four with the addition... read more
BUBBLES & SQUEAK 40ft, Semi-trad, 2+2 berthsA shell by the long established RLL Boats and fitted out by her first owner, Bubbles & Squeak has had a recent contemporary refit to a good professional standard. At 40ft she is capable of navigating all the inland waterway system, providing accommodation for a couple with a double guest berth in the saloon. The aft bedroom has a cross bed double, which in daytime mode makes a two seater settee. Moved along by the smooth running Beta diesel engine fitted under the semi trad aft de... read more


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