Length : 61ft 11in
Year : 2005
Hull by / Fit out by : Steve Hudson + owner
Accommodation / Internal Layout : Boatman's Cabin, Engine Room, Bathroom, Bedroom, Galley, Saloon
Engine Hours / Service History : July 2022
Boat Safety Certificate / Last Service : April 2024
Batteries : 1x Starter, 5x 110 AGM batteries plus 24v Battery bank for bow thrusters
Electric Supply : Engine, Shoreline, Domestic batteries, Mastervolt combi inverter, 3.5kW Engine Driven Domestic generator
Hot Water Supply : Engine, immersion, diesel boiler
Cabin Heating : Solid Fuel Stove (Morso Squirrel) Saloon / Galley, Boatmans Cabin Epping Solid Fuel Mini Range
Central Heating Type : Diesel boiler to radiators
Water Tank Capacity : 727 Litres – Stainless Steel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity : 200 L
Galvanic Isolator : Yes
Gas Cylinders No & Type : 2 x 6kg / Propane
Internal Cabin Height : Main cabin 6’ 3” & Engine room, Boatman’s cabin 5’ 3”
Last Blacking & Type : Grit blasted, zinc coated and 2 pack epoxy in 2018 with 4 anodes also replaced in 2018. July 2022, 2 pack epoxy treatment
Hull Thickness : 15:6:5:4
Inspection Hatch and Location : Weed hatch via stern
P/out or Cassette: : Pump out - Sani Marin macerator toilet
Insulation : Spray Foam
Rendezvous is a splendid example of a traditional tug deck narrowboat from the highly regarded and becoming increasingly rare boat builder that was Steve Hudson. With Recessed Panels, a JD3 tug engine by Beta Marine you get the sound and experience of a “classic” engine but without all the temperamental challenges. Maintained in original condition developing a nice “lived in patina” Rendezvous has had her hull grit blasted and Zinc Coated then 2- pack epoxy treatment applied in 2018 and she has just had another 2-pack epoxy treatment & full engine service both in July 2022. So, she really is a “turnkey narrowboat” ready to provide many more years of rewarding service to her next guardian.
The traditional boatman's cabin features Scumble Glazed Roses & Castles, across cabin bed box, fold down table, bench seating plus an extensive selection of cupboards and drawers for storage, and an Epping mini solid fuel range.
The engine room houses a Beta JD3 3-cylinder 30HP, with traditional controls. It is connected to a PRM 260D2 hydraulic gearbox, including a prop drive. There are twin alternators charging 5 x 110 AGM batteries, a Mastervolt 2kw inverter charger, a shoreline connection with a mains isolation transformer as well as an independent Dometic 3.5kw engine driven generator. Light in the engine room is provided by a pigeon box and a pair of side doors.
Into the bathroom, one can enjoy a quadrant shower cubicle with tiled walls, a Sani Marin macerator toilet, a vanity unit with basin, and a bidet. There are two small towel rails on either side with steps leading out to the engine room.
The bedroom features a fixed double bed comes with storage underneath and at the foot of the bed, a wardrobe, and there are also cupboards above with inset reading lights.
The galley is a walk-through style room and has oak framed doors with panels, granite work tops and grey tiled splashback. To one side is a cooker with four rings, oven and grill, and a free-standing microwave. On the other side one finds an under-mounted 1 & 1/2 bowl sink with mixer tap and separate filter water tap, plus Bosh Fridge. At the end of the galley is a set of side doors with roof hatch while in the ceiling is a Houdini hatch for extra light and ventilation.
Entrance off the tug deck is down several steps into the saloon, which is a blank canvas to furnish as you wish. There is a Morso squirrel stove set on a tiled hearth and an area under the tug deck that can be used as a child's bunk or could be used for storage or appliances and more.
For sale at Tattenhall Marina, Cheshire.
Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these specifications, no guarantee is given or implied as to their accuracy. These particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd advises prospective purchasers to obtain an independent survey from a qualified Marine Surveyor to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the craft.