Valerie Anne is in good condition with a light and airy interior, anda practical, versatile layout. It would be a good cruising boat for a family, or would make a good residential boat for an individual or a couple.
|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Location:||Sowerby Bridge West Yorkshire UK [ Map ]|
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|Vessel type:||Cruiser style narrow boat|
|Builder:||Fitted out by Shire Cruisers on Colecraft shell|
|Model:||44 Cruiser Stern|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Lister ST3|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||43' 6"|
|Dry Weight:||13 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||150 Gallons|
Lister Canal Star ST3 3-cylinder air-cooled diesel engine, 1.9 litres, developing 20 bhp at 2000 rpm; number 330950ST3-029, Unit 2179ST3MG83. Fitted with electric start and Lucas-type alternator, and one starter battery and 2 x 100amp domestic batteries. Battery master switch. Split charging by Durite relay. Gearbox: PRM101 hydraulic box, no. 901414 R0068 101VR2, fitted with oil cooling tank. Drive by 1 1/2" stainless propshaft to 3-bladed propeller. Morse M1 single lever control. Diesel agglommerator. Brass stern tube greaser. Panel in cabin, with pushbutton start, ammeter and warning light for alternator. Switches for horn, headlight, bilge pump and water pumps. Weedhatch with quick-release lid. Integral stern diesel tank (approx 200l / 45 gal) and filler.
Bottom 6mm; hull sides 6mm; cabin sides and roof 3mm. The bottom was overplated in 2009. Last docked 2016. Repainted 2014 by Shire Cruisers. Cabin sides are painted Bondi Blue 016, and the rest of the boat Signal Red 537 with antislip Interdeck Grey. Flat bottomed. 4 Tannoy roof vents. Pole and plank rack in steel. Steel bow and stern centre doors, (bow door lined with ply). Anodised aluminium ¼ drop back vent single glazed windows: port – 3 x 48" x 24", 1 x 24" x 24"; starboard 3 x 48" x 24", 1 x 24" x 24". Front bulkhead and doors are glazed.
Lined in 18mm blockboard faced with white ash veneer, with cabin sides and deckhead in pine boarding. Bulkheads and furniture in 18mm ash-faced blockboard. Edgings and cappings in solid ash. Floor in 18mm wbp ply board on treated softwood bearers, with vinyl flooring in galley and bathroom, and carpet elsewhere. Insulation in fire retardant polystyrene, 50mm hull sides, 25mm cabin sides and roof.
(3’ 8”) behind bow gas locker (3’ 8") with space for 3 x 13kg propane cylinders, fitted with regulator and tails. Resin-coated birch ply seats either side. Step down through front door to:
(6’ 6”) with raised dinette with foam cushions and fitted covers. Drawers and storage under. The dinette converts to a double bed. Fitted Radiomobile radio/cassette. Formica-topped table with stainless removeable legs. 2 x fluorescent ceiling lights. 2 x double power points. 12 volt power point. Radiator.
(6’ 7”) with fitted cupboards and fablon-covered laminate worktop. Stainless steel single bowl sink with mixer tap. Doulton drinking water filter. Valor Vanette 4 4 burner cooker with oven and grill, in white. 2 x fluorescent ceiling light. Wall clock. Electrolux RM212A under-counter gas fridge with ice box.
(4’ 9”) with wardobe with hanging space and two shelves, leading to:
(4’ 9”) with white FRP shower tray (23” x 25”) with Mira 8 chrome mixer tap and shower fitting. Bulkheads painted. Shower curtain on rail. Mansfield Traveler 911 ceramic-bowl fresh water flush toilet on stainless steel holding tank. Armitage Shanks ceramic washbasin in white, with chrome taps and shelves under. Heated towel rail. Fluorescent ceiling light. Transhave shaver socket.
(10’ 3”) with fixed single and moveable bases (78” x 24”), able to make one double or two singles. Alternatively, the cabin can be configured as a seating area which converts to a double or two singles. Burley acrylic washbasin in white with cupboard under. Wardrobe and wet locker with hanging space and shelves. 2 x fluorescent ceiling lights. Double power point. Radiator. Cabin headroom 6’ 3" on the centre line.
lead up to the cruiser-style
(7’ 9”) with steel handrail. Traditional swan's neck and brass tiller. Hookup point. Self-draining steel deck with resin-coated birch ply boards.
Hot water (in calorifier) is heated by an Ellis gas-fired boiler, which also supplies the central heating. Integral steel water tank under front deck, with access hatch. Shore power hookup on aft bulkhead. RCD with 2 x circuit breakers for 230v service. 2 x water pumps with Square D pressure switch and air accumulator. Jabsco shower emptying pump.
Equipment supplied with the boat
2 x double-headed windlass. 2 mooring pins and hammer. 1 handcuff key. 1 x CRT key. Boat pole. Boat hook. Gang plank. Water hose. 2 x 13kg propane cylinders.
Equipment supplied with the boat
3 x 2kg FEAs. Fire blanket. Life buoy.