My Gal


60ft - 4 berth Trad Stern Narrowboat

‘ A unique boat ideal as a live aboard ’

Engine room with Barrus Shire engine. ARS Hydraulic propulsion system. Large open saloon with Squirrel solid fuel stove .

Good sized well specified stylish galley. Extendable width double bed.

Walk through bathroom with Bath and pump out toilet.

Modern rear cabin. Washer/dryer.

Plenty of shelving and cupboard storage.

Steelwork – Canalcraft Boatbuilders. 10mm Baseplate, 6mm Hull sides, 4mm Cabin & roof.

Fit-out – By J.D. Boat Services (Gailey) Ltd in 2002.

Gas locker and Well-deck – Gas locker contains two 13kg propane gas cylinders connected to an auto-change regulator. A steel and glass cratch with traditional “cratch cloths” covers a good sized self draining well deck with 130 gallon Stainless Steel water tank underneath.

Saloon – Steel stable type front doors, have varnished timber linings, which lead into a large saloon, the step has storage underneath. On the port side is a long low level shelf unit. On the starboard side is a Morso ‘Squirrel’ solid fuel stove with a coloured tile surround on a black tile base. Heating is also supplied by a low wall mounted radiator on the port side. There is a large upholstered ‘L-shaped settee. There are electrical sockets on both sides as well as a 12V socket on the front shelf. Plenty of roof lights and wall lights are fitted. Full size windows either side and side doors to the starboard side. Floors throughout the whole boat are ‘Amtico’ wood effect flooring.

Galley – Fully fitted good sized galley with a built in gas cooker behind which has an attractive tiled splash back, 230V refrigerator with black door, space for a microwave & a stainless steel sink and drainer. Low level cupboard fronts have a textured silver finish with high level cupboard fronts in gloss black. These complement the anthracite ‘Encore’ solid surface worktop. A shelving unit is built onto the port hull side directly opposite, with side doors above. A panel radiator is also on the port side. A large opening porthole over the sink on the starboard side provides both light & ventilation.

Master bedroom – To the starboard side is a fixed 6ft 3in long double bed which can have its width increased from 4ft up to 4ft 6in. There is good under bed storage. A cupboard unit with reading lights under is fitted over the bedhead. A full height wardrobe with shelves is located at the foot of the bed. Additional shelving is built onto the forward bulkhead by the wardrobe for extra storage. There are 230v ac power sockets. Large opening portholes on port and starboard side. A panel radiator is fitted on the port side with shelving around it.

Bathroom – The bathroom is a staggered walk through style. It has a 4ft bath with shower above and surrounding curtain, a vanity unit with wash basin and a Sealand traveller type pump out toilet with a 70 gallon holding tank, and a separate flushing water tank (these go under the main bed). The windows are again opening portholes with obscured glass.

Engine Room – The engine room has custom made units enclosing the four cylinder Barrus Shire water cooled diesel engine with ‘ARS’ Hydraulic drive system, Eberspächer central heating boiler & washing machine. These units are designed to allow full maintenance by utilizing removable panels & soundproofing as required. There are several storage shelves above the engine compartment. Side doors are fitted in both cabin sides.

Back Cabin – The back cabin has 2 seats/beds which can also convert to a double bed. There is a small centrally mounted removable table. A panel radiator and 230V sockets are mounted below the seats. The water pump is under the starboard side bed and the hot water tank is under the port side bed. There are shelves with reading lights mounted under above the bed heads and a radio/CD player is fitted on the port side. The opening portholes are of a traditional size and fitted both sides. There are cupboards and access panels at the rear.

Steps & Rear Deck – Centre steps lead to the rear deck through steel back doors, decoratively wood lined, with a good sized hatch above. The large steering platform is just inside the doors with the Dual lever controls mounted to the port side and the engine panel on the starboard side. The Gel batteries, inverters and hydraulic motor are behind and under the centre steps. The steel rear deck has a hinged panel to enable easy access to the weed hatch.

Hot Water & Central Heating – A calorifier heats water for the taps and shower. Both the central heating boiler & engine can be used to heat the calorifier.

Electrical Systems – 1 x 12v batteries are supplied for engine starting & 4 x 12v Gel batteries are fitted for the domestic supply. 230 volt ac is created by the pair of 2000 VA Victron Multi inverter/chargers.