Canal Holidays in the UK
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35 Narrowboats from 2 to 8 berth for Weekly and Short Break Canal Holidays
Narrowboat Building by The Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd
'Ocean Princess' crosses Loch Ness
If it’s something special you want, we build narrow boats to order.
Features can include bowthruster, forward wheel steering, bicycle storage, side hatch, mast & navigation lights, GPS and echo sounder.
The saloon can be fitted with a pullout settee, dinette or freestanding furniture. The TV and radio/cd player comes in a varnished cabinet together with the drinks cabinet.
Saloon and cabin sides below gunwale can be carpeted to compliment the soft furnishings and floor carpet.
All equipment is of household size with built in gas cooker and hob with freestanding 12volt electric fridge. Kitchen cupboard doors are of good quality hardwood and laminate worktops with hardwood trim. All cupboards and cabinets are easily accessible.
As standard we fit the Midland Chandlers 4 foot by 2 foot shower bath with Mira shower tap. Vanity units are custom made to maximize the use of bathroom space. The toilet can be fresh water flushing into a holding tank, a remote tank, or a cassette toilet.
As standard we fit the Beta Marine BV 1903 which is a 43hp Kabota diesel engine with a PRM 260 gear box. This unit is ‘top of the range’, very quiet and smooth running but above all is built to last and very reliable. Two alternators are fitted as standard to charge the two separate banks of domestic and inverter batteries. We use an ‘aqua drive’ between the engine and propeller shaft to minimize vibration. Engine rooms are fully sound proofed with good access for servicing the engine.
All cabin lights and the fridge are 12 volt. For 240 volt we fit a 1,600watt charger/inverter to operate a hairdryer, television, microwave etc. Should you wish to have us install a washing machine/tumble drier we fit an additional 3.5 kva alternator to the engine.
Hot water and central heating.
Hot water is automatically provided by the engine (and to a lesser extent the central heating) when the engine is running. When the engine is not running a gas or diesel boiler is fitted. Modern radiators running up both sides of the boat provide the central heating.
Boats are sold with a full cruising inventory which includes bow, stern and side fenders, mooring ropes and centre rope, shore plank, boat poles, fire extinguishers etc.
Viewing the boats.
To see the high standards of work and equipment that go into Wyvern built boats we have a full range of boats for you to view at our yard. Some of recent build and some of many years old so you will be able to see at first hand what your new boat will look like in 10 years time. We think you will be amazed at how little Wyvern boats deteriorate due to the high quality of craftsmanship and materials used.
Prices start from £1,200 per foot plus VAT. for a fully fitted ready to go narrow boat.
For enquiries please phone the office. 01525 372355