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Erebus

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Price: £19,500

A 28ft historic iron hull Ice Breaker narrowboat, converted to a 2 berth motor boat.

Erebus is an historic boat built c1890 as an iron riveted 'gang of men or horse drawn' icebreaker for use on the Ashby canal. Believed to be one of four similar craft built.

It was converted to a motorboat in 1979 at Gas Street By Bill Brooks, originally fitted by him a wooden cabin which was later replaced in 1995 with a steel top.

The cabin is now fully fitted in a modern fashion with fixed seating that will convert to beds, shower, hand basin and cassette toilet.

Heating and cooking is provided for by the Epping solid fuel stove.

Propulsion is by a Bukh 24 diesel engine with hydraulic drive.

The boat runs and steers faultlessly, it was fully rewired and re-fitted in 2020 at Brinklow boat services along with some steel over plating that was required.

It was also blacked at this time, a hull survey conducted and a Boat Safety Certificate issued.

The exterior paint is acceptable but a new owner may wish to consider repainting at a future date.

A leisure mooring is available at Hilperton Marina by separate negotiation.

General

General
NameErebus
BW index number125294
Safety certificateYES
BSS certificate expiry9th February 2025
LocationHilperton Marina
Price£19,500
Berths
No. of Berths2
Double beds--
Double beds (temp)--
Single beds--
Single beds (temp)2
Size
Overall length28 feet 6 inches
Overall beam5 feet 6 inches
Overall draft3 feet 2 inches
Overall headroom5 feet 7 inches
Style of sternTraditional

Structure

Manufacturer
ManufacturerBuilt for the Ashby Canal
Hull ID No.--
Build datec1890 modified 1979
Material
BaseIron
HullIron
Cabin sideSteel
RoofSteel
Original steel thickness
Base7
Hull7
Cabin4
Hull blacking
Last hull blacking2020
WhereBrinklow boat Services
Anodes
FittedYES
Date fitted2020
Size--
No. of anodes4

Running gear

Engine
MakeBukh
ModelDV24
Year1995
FuelDiesel
CoolingKeel
Hours290
Last serviced date2020
Last serviced by--
Gearbox
Make--
ModelHydraulic
Reduction3:1
Coupling--
Shaft diameter--
Propellor size17 x 12

Capacities

Fuel60
Water60
Gas type--
No. of gas cylinders--
Gas cylinder size--

Interior

Fitted
Fitted byDave Gunby
Date fitted2020
Materials used
FloorPly 18mm
Hull sidesPly
Cabin sidesPly
DeckheadPine
BulkheadsPly & Steel
FittingsAsh

Equipment

In the galley
CookerSolid fuel Epping stove with oven and pan hob
Cooker model--
Fridge--
Fridge model--
Other--
In the bathroom
Bath--
ShowerYes
Hip bath--
BasinYes
Toilet typeCassette
Toilet makeThetford
Toilet model--
Toilet tank capacity--
Toilet remarks--
Heating
TypeStove
MakeEpping
ModelEpping
FuelWood
Other remarks--
Electrical systems
DC voltage--
No. of batteries (start)1
No. of batteries (domestic)1
Split chargingTrue
Other--
Hot water
TypeCalorifier
MakeSurecal
Model--
FuelHeated by engine
Other remarks--
Additional heating--
240 volt electrical systems
Inverter make--
Inverter rating--
Generator make--
Generator rating--
ShorelineNO
Other--

Other

Additional information
Very Solid boat Brand New Fitout in 2020 Historic Boat built as a rivet iron, gang of men or horse drawn ice breaker circa 1890 for the Ashby Canal. Engine fitted in 1979. Wood cabin added at same time as engine fitted. Wood cabin replaced with steel cabin in 1995 Some overplating in steel has been carried out.

Boat plan

Erebus - boat plan