Unconverted working butty narrow boat, one of 22 heavily framed steel 'River Class' butties built for British Waterways in 1959/60. Purchased by current owner in 1995 from Thames Conservancy/ National Rivers Authority. Boat had been sold to Thames Conservancy by British Waterways in early 1960s. Original plywood back cabin rebuilt in steel and fitted out as traditional back cabin by Nimbus Narrowboats in 2002, all according to original construction drawings for River Class butties found in archives in Gloucester. Drop in steel cabin in front of back cabin built and fitted out by owner as extra family accomodation in 2004. Base plate 5/16" and 1/4" sides. Some steel work undertaken on hull in 1996 and 2001. Boat is noteable for its straightness. Last hull survey by Trevor Whitling in 2015. Complete set of fibre glass blue tops and spare blue tops included. The blue tops are weather tight and the hold and back cabin bilge are dry and boat is in sound condition. Boat Safety Certificate to 27/01/2021. Fixed double bed in back cabin, bunk beds in drop in cabin. Drop in cabin can be lifted out of hold - it is not a fixed part of the boat.
71'6" x 7"
|Vessel type:||River Class Butty|
|Builder:||E C Jones, Brentford|
|Make:||E C Jones & Sons|
|Model:||River Class Butty|
|Fit Out:||Nimbus Narrowboats|
|Length over all:||71' 6"|