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Cost of a decent widebeam?

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http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=454080

 

This boat in the link above seems incredibly cheap considering how it looks. I am still trying to study up on the technical aspects of boats so can anyone tell me whether there is something obvious that makes the price so low?

 

You see from a little browsing I have goot the impression that I'd be looking at at least 60k for a half decent second hand widebeam. Is this correct?

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I can't make the internal layout add up. It seems to have two lounges, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom in 45 foot

 

Richard

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Why does the advert show more piccies of the surrounding scenery than the boat they're trying to sell?

 

There's no mention of the last survey, or has been mentioned make/model of engine.

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Looks a bit battered in one shot - big dent in an unusual place in one photo - well it's an early L'pool...

10' beam is neither one nor t'other. 12' is better?

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http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=454080

 

This boat in the link above seems incredibly cheap considering how it looks. I am still trying to study up on the technical aspects of boats so can anyone tell me whether there is something obvious that makes the price so low?

 

You see from a little browsing I have goot the impression that I'd be looking at at least 60k for a half decent second hand widebeam. Is this correct?

 

Its about right I would say. I sold my nice 50 foot widebeam a year ago for 50k very quickly. Remember it will have more room than a 60 foot narrowboat and in a more useable configuration.

 

Tim

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Might be that it's only 9 feet 9 inches wide which isn't (I believe) a particularly popular size. You should be able to get in through the Ribble link if it will do the tight turn at the sewer pipe crossing, if not you'd have to move it by road if you want to get off the Lancaster.

K

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This boats moored about 10 meters away from me in Garstang marina, having recently come back on to its mooring. From the outside it looks very smart fairly fresh if not new paint job with recent blacking. I think the interior pictures are the before and after type as the latter pics look to be before the galley refit, i might be wrong of course. Must be worth a look if its the style your after, also the marina at Garstang is a nice place to be. The boats nothing to do with me I just happen to be nearby. Happy hunting!

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This boats moored about 10 meters away from me in Garstang marina, having recently come back on to its mooring. From the outside it looks very smart fairly fresh if not new paint job with recent blacking. I think the interior pictures are the before and after type as the latter pics look to be before the galley refit, i might be wrong of course. Must be worth a look if its the style your after, also the marina at Garstang is a nice place to be. The boats nothing to do with me I just happen to be nearby. Happy hunting!

 

Thanks for that - I did suspect before and after shots.

 

So, it's an open plan saloon/kitchen/bedroom with a separate bathroom?

 

Richard

 

Oh yes - welcome to the forum!

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Thanks for the welcome must admit to having been a bit of a lurker for a few months now .I must agree that the advert is rather confusing and I am struggling to understand the interior layout going by the advert photos.

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Thank you!

if you like the look of the boat go and have a look at it, because if it is good it wont be around for very long

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I suspect it's just that you've been looking mainly at boats with a 12' beam and this one's 10'. If it was 20% wider and cost 20% more (£54,000), would that still strike you as suspiciously cheap?

 

If you're interested, I'd go and have a look.

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No. of engines: 1 Engine model: I Engine power: 50 Engine hours: 750 Fuel type: Diesel Drive type: Shaft drive

 

Now I'm the first to admit I don't know much about engines, but even I suspect the average buyer would want a little more information than that. And is there really an engine model called just "I" ? As in "I'm the engine, I have to bow haul it"?

 

Why has there been this fashion for years now to use a lot of black in interior design? It's good for photographic darkrooms and chalkboards, both now rather obsolete, and not much else.

 

Having said which, if and when I come to buy a boat I doubt I'd be interested in a widebeam so what am I doing in this topic?

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Having said which, if and when I come to buy a boat I doubt I'd be interested in a widebeam so what am I doing in this topic?

 

 

You were offering your opinion and advice.

 

I don't necessarily need to be in the market for a battery charger or a galvanic isolator to offer advice on these items of equipment. Likewise you don't need to be interested in buying a widebeam...

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Had a wonder over to this wide beam this morning and noticed the Boat shed for sale boards, looked it up on there web sight and it appears to be priced at £75000 not £45000, also there are lots of updated photos and a better description of the boats systems.

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Had a wonder over to this wide beam this morning and noticed the Boat shed for sale boards, looked it up on there web sight and it appears to be priced at £75000 not £45000, also there are lots of updated photos and a better description of the boats systems.

at 75k its very expensive to say the least

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45K listing is a mistake , I have phoned and was told the 45k boat is the first few pics on the listing , Its not before and after pics , two different boats somehow in a mixed up listing error.

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45K listing is a mistake , I have phoned and was told the 45k boat is the first few pics on the listing , Its not before and after pics , two different boats somehow in a mixed up listing error.

 

Whoops!

 

Thanks for that

 

Richard

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