Kingswinford West Midlands UK|
The last Orion Narrowboat to be produced; this boat combines the optimum in tradition with the optimum in homely comfort and equipment. Finished in George Head livery to compliment her original home mooring on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal, Rose will turn heads. Inside the whirlpool bath and Heritage Diesel Range cooker are highlights, as are the porthole windows and multiple side hatches with swan drop in’s; this combination giving the choice of privacy or a light airy interior.
Insulation: Spray foam and rockwool
No. of Berths: 6 – Pull out double under tug deck; pull down double in Boatman’s cabin; sofa bed in saloon.
Roof : In the living, galley and back cabin the ceiling is lined in stained tongue and grove panels. In the bathroom and engine room these are painted white.
Upper Sides: Lined in wood panels painted cream with natural trim in the living area and galley. In the bathroom on the port side these panels are painted baby blue and on the starboard side the cabin is lined in large oatmeal tiles with complementary border. Tongue and groove planks in the engine room and boatman’s cabin.
Lower Sides: Tongue and groove planks that are stained to match the roof.
Side Hatches: 2 in living, 2 in galley, all with drop in swans; 2 in engine room.
Floor Covering: This is lined with Kilsom and Shuts (Natural planks) which are waxed 22nn thick American redwood.
Windows: Brass portholes for extra privacy.
Other: 2 extra large mahogany sky lanterns in the living and galley areas.
Lights: Inset spots set into the ceiling at regular intervals throughout, most with LED bulbs. Complimented by tungsten ceiling lights and brass wall lamps. The majority of the lights are LED, the exceptions to this are: the spotlight above the sink in the galley (this is 50w), the light above the cooker and the bulkhead light in the engine room.
Sockets: 240v are located in: 1 x double in living; 2 x double in galley, 1 x single in engine room.
Other: Traditional canal artwork throughout plus old fashioned advertising posters.
Hull Thickness: 10,6,4mm
Index No: 519588
Boat Safety Certificate: Valid until Sept 2023
Last Docked for Blacking: Sept 2017. New anodes fitted in 2015
Last Surveyed: October 2015 – copy available on request
Bow Thruster: No
Batteries: 1 starter and 4 leisure which will need renewing by new owner, linked to charge management system, which controls the 2 alternators to ensure batteries are efficiently charged.
Inverter: Vetus 3000w inverter
Solar: 2 x 100w solar panels linked to sterling battery management system
Hot Water System: Fuelled by Heritage diesel stove and engine and immersion heater
Central Heating: Fuelled by Heritage diesel stove
Water Tank: 200 gallons, plastic
|Vessel type:||Traditional Tug Style|
|Fit Out:||Ray Caradine|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Gardner 2LW with 2 alternators|
|Length over all:||59'|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||200 Gallons|
• Entrance through traditionally painted double doors via wide set of
• Steps are removable to allow for double bed, which when not in use is
• Shelving on bulkhead either side.
• Pull out double bed from under the large tug deck.
• Bed settee.
• TV with built-in DVD is on the upper cabin wall. This has a pull out
swivel so it can be viewed from either living or galley.
• Small leatherette unit with pull out drawers.
• Heritage range comprising 2 ovens and 2 hotplates, each having 3
• White shaker style units with decorate ceramic knobs
• Solid Oroka wortops (Recently re-waxed)
• Green & white tiled uplifts with matching gingham curtains that cover
• Butlers sink with basket storage below and feature tap.
• Separate fridge freezer.
• Zanussi washing machine.
• Additional shelving and hanging storage.
• 2 floor to ceiling storage wardrobes occupy the divide from galley into
• The door that leads into the bathroom has a featured stained glass
• 35 jet whirlpool bath with overhead shower and shower curtain.
• Ceramic basin sits on freestanding vintage wooden vanity unit with
storage below and is serviced by a mixer tap.
• Feature shelving unit on the wall.
• Pump out toilet, alongside this is a matching unit to the vanity.
• Art deco mirror.
• Showcasing the Gardner 2LW engine.
• Battery bank, inverter and other key equipment.
• Feature memorabilia and artwork.
• Stained glass door leading into the boatman’s cabin.
• Traditional fit out.
• Includes fold down bed and table.
• Small cooking range – for decorative purposes only.
• Original paintwork by renowned artist Phil Speight.
• Large front tug deck.
• Back counter houses 2 tractor seats.
• Access from stern to box is via gunwales serviced by pipe handrail.
• Feature paintwork and rivets.
• Price to include re-paint of roof and mop back of cabin sides.
Regrettably these sales particulars and the accompanying video were
put together before the re-paint work could be completed.
Lock windlass - 2
Mooring stakes - 2
Piling chains and/or clips - 2
Mooring line – fore
Mooring line – aft
Mooring line – centre
Fenders – Fore
Fenders – Aft
Sanitary station key
No. of sets of keys - 2
• RCD Manual – Build was classed as a self fit out, so no.
• Bill of sale/transfer of title for current owner – Yes
• Bill of sale/transfer of title for previous owners: Yes
• No of owners since new – 2
• Please note the video makes reference to the small range cooker in
the boatman’s cabin, this is for decorative purposes only.
Manufacturer: Gardner 2LW with 2 alternators
Year of Manufacture: 1952 – totally refurbished in 2010 to include reconditioned gearbox
Last Serviced: May 2021
Diesel Tank: 2 x 100 gallons
Whilst every care has been taken in preparation, the correctness of these particulars are intended only as a guide and do not constitute a term of contract. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to check particulars and where appropriate, have the vessel fully surveyed/inspected.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.