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Tingdene Boat Sales Ltd

Racecourse Marina
United Kingdom

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1997 Black Country Narrowboat with Traditional Stern

£41,995 (Listed price: US$71,681)

Pyrford Marina on River Wey,United Kingdom

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A classic and very substantially built Narrowboat, recently refurbished inside and out. Topsides repainted by the renowned Carnzu Boats.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Steel 
Hull Shape FlatBeam 6 ft 10 in 
Max Draft 2 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 2 ft 6 in 
Engine Make Kingfisher Water CooledEngine Model KD26 Vertical 4 Stroke  
Engine Year 1997Length Overall 57 ft 
Number of Heads 1Number of Berths 3 
Number of Engines 1    
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Racecourse Marina
United Kingdom

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3 Cabins, 6 Berths

Steel Hull 10-12/6/4/4

Cratch Cover

4 x Side Hatches

2 x Roof Hatches

Horn & Spotlight

Danforth type Anchor, 10 metre Chain, 10 metre Rope

Bow Seats

Plank & Pole

Pigeon Box

Dog Box

3 Cleats & 4 Fairleads

Hand rails

1 Starter + 3 Domestic Batteries

Shore Power

Battery Charger

Ring Main

Morso Solid Fuel Stove

Stove Back Boiler Central Heating


Sterling Combi Inverter 1500 watt

12 volt Outlets


Galvanic Isolator

Gas Detector


Boat Safety Certificate valid until September 2017

Hull Blacked August 2012



Arran History


"Arran"57ft Black County Narrow Boats Known History

Built 1997 by Black Country Narrow Boats of Waterside Cottage Prestwood Drive Stourton Stourbridge West Midlands DY7 5QT (ceased trading 2004 on death of business owner) by them for Original Owner and only past owner: Mr T Jones of 10 Calow Lane, Hasland, Chesterfield

Supplied to Mr Jones as part fitted sail away with traditional Boatman's Cabin fully fitted, fitted with imported engine by Kingfisher Diesel Engines of Poole, Dorset a traditional Sounding Kingfisher KD26 2 Cylinder Diesel Engine, cabin lined and part fitted. Mr Jones then completed the build over the next 4 years. It had a survey done by Brian G Taylor (Marine Surveyor for re-valuation on completion of the boat while it was lying at Macclesfield Marina in Cheshire on 16 March 2001. Valued 2001 at £53,000 and noted as virtually "as new condition".

Arran continued to be moored by Mr Jones at Macclesfield Marina and was initially used for occasional weekends away. But as Mr Jones became older and more infirm, he used to use the boat as a floating cottage in the Marina, rarely venturing out on the canal. This has resulted in very low engine hours (approximately 300-350 hours) since being fitted. This information was given by the boatyard owners, who had serviced it during the days Arran was moored at the marina.

Russell Chase saw the craft advertised in towpath magazine in May 2012 while it was still moored at Freedom Boats, Macclesfield Canal Centre and after negotiations he purchased the boat on 25th July 2012 from Mr Jones (original purchaser of Arran) via Freedom Boats brokerage.

The boat was craned onto transport and driven down from Macclesfield to Shepperton Marina in early August 2012 where she was pressure washed and 2 x coats of bitumen were applied to her hull. Hull was soundness tested by ultrasound pen and the base plate was found to be 10 - 12mm, the hull sides 6mm, with cabin and roof at 4mm. Stem gear was examined and was in good condition. The hull was found to be in very good condition with no pitting and the 4 anodes already fitted were still in good condition. (The visual Survey was conducted by present owner who  is the Managing Director of Famcombe Boat House).

The boat was then moved to it's home mooring at the owners own boat yard, where it was given a make-over and refit for the intended use by the Chase family.

Below is a list of the work carried out by FBH staff between August 2012 and the present day.

Cut and strip off : floor, kitchen and master cabin prior to refitting (Bathroom was left in situ.)

New Marine Ply Floor fitted entire length between bow doors and traditional engine bay bulkhead.

New Rear master cabin double berth fitted with drawer and lifting hatch storage under.

Brand New Wickes oak style kitchen fitted.

Rewiring of entire vessel with new master switch board, galvanic isolator, battery management system and inverter refitted, 240v ring main fitted with circuit breakers. 1 x New Starter battery fitted, and 3 x domestic "Ecosol" batteries serviced and re- positioned and tidied. All fitted to meet latest BSC certification and standards.

New BSC issued by Roger Downer valid until 2 September 2017

New Elite Furnishings Double Sofa Bed hand made and fitted in April 2013.

New 12v Halogen Lights fitted to ceiling and wall bulkheads.

New 12v Fridge fitted May 2013 (Shoreline)

LPG Cooker and hob refurbished.

New Domestic water system plumbed in with Acorn plastic piping.

New Portapotti fitted August 2013 (used once)

Estimated cost of interior works in excess of £ 18,000 (retail)

March 2013 - Exterior paintwork was stripped back to bare metal for re-spray by Graham of Carnzu Boats at Farncombe Boat House. The boat was then pai


Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, river trialled and opened up. 

Custom Contact Information

The Boat Sales office at Pyrford Marina is open for viewings on Wednesdays & Thursdays 9 till 4, Fridays & Saturdays 9 till 5, Sundays 10 till 4.30 & Mondays 9 till 5 but the Marina is closed on Tuesdays. Please contact Peter for a sales update on 01932 343275  or email: It is often best to telephone first to make sure that we are not due to be out on the water, demonstrating a boat or staffing a boat show, when you intend to visit