Hackney Marsh, London London UK|
This beautiful blue 1989 65ft Traditional Liveaboard narrowboat, built by Jondeblin Marine of Bristol, has been my home for the last two years. It’s size has served me well during the recent lockdown and has been a peaceful escape from the busy London life. My partner and I are currently selling our boats to move into a single boat together and so I’m looking to sell the Merlin of Camelot.
The Merlin of Camelot features a Reverse Layout, including a spacious living room and separate dinette area - the desk is perfect for home working. There is a large kitchen space with a skylight, a roomy bathroom and as much storage space as you could possibly need with two full size cupboards.
Since purchasing in September 2019 I have had the solar professionally upgraded by Ed Bell including adding a new shoreline power switch, the stove flue professionally refurbished and roof collar replaced by Ship Shape Stove Services, I've repainted and redecorated the cabin, I've had the engine professionally refurbished by marine engineer Darren Crouch - including replacing the old throttle and old exhaust, I've had the engine regularly serviced by marine engineer Keith Duffy, I've repainted the engine bilge, had the hot water piping reworked by a professional, and resealed the windows. The boat was last blacked in September 2019 and additional anodes were fitted.
Additional notes: Due to recent poor weather in the spring, I was unable to meet my goal of stripping and repainting the boat roof. Equally, the Alde LPG Combi Boiler has been out of operation since I surveyed and purchased the vessel. I’ve quoted for a new diesel heating system and am happy to accommodate a reduction in price to reflect works needed to the boiler and roof. Merlin also features three radiators, though initially tested and functioning when purchased, these have not been used or serviced since.
The Merlin of Camelot is booked in to be craned out and blacked from the 01/08/2021 - 07/08/2021, could also be used to survey the boat prior to sale.
Boat Safety Scheme expiry: 28/08/2024
Type: Traditional Stern
Steel Type: bottom 10mm/sides 5mm/ coach sides and roof 4mm
Flat, V-Hull or Keeled: Flat
Fitted Out By: Previous Owner. Internal repaint and redecoration done by the current owner.
Fixed Berths: Fixed Double
Additional Berths: Double Sofa Bed, Double Dinette Bed
Engine Make: Vetus M4.14 33hp
No. of Cylinders: Four
Keel, Water- or Air-Cooled: Keel-Cooled
Diesel Tank Capacity: 200L
Gearbox: Mechanical. Morse control lever which engages forward and reverse gears.
Engine stop button adjacent to throttle control.
Additional notes: Recently refurbished by engineer Darren Crouch, of the Independent Marine Engineers Association (TIMEA) - full report available on request.
Hot Water & Heating Systems
Source of Hot Water: Engine & Alde LPGB Combi Boiler
Central Heating: 3 Radiators connected to water boiler
Solid Fuel Stove: Clarke Carlton 6.5kw
Water Tank Capacity: 500L
Material Used: Integral Steel
Gas: 2x13kg Propane Bottles
Electrical System & Components
Navigation: Horn, 1x 25w LED headlight & 4x forward and aft river navigation lights, including red and green sidelights
12 Volt Lighting: Yes with warm colour LED bulbs and spotlights in the bedroom in dinette
240 Volt Shore Power: Available, when connected to land - with combi-switch
Inverter: Nikkei L91AZ 2500W - Soft Start 1000W
Batteries: 3 Domestic + 1 Starter
Solar Power: 750w total - 2x 300w Monocrystalline Panels With MPPT solar charge controller, 1x 50w + 1x 100w Polycrystalline Panels, with PWM controller
Bow Thruster: Yes, when last used in 2019 it worked in one direction, I disabled power to the system and used it’s battery as an additional domestic.
Type of Toilet: Pump Out
Waste Tank Capacity: 220L
Bath Fitted: No
Shower Unit Overhead: Yes, with Gulper Pump
Vanity Basin Fitted: Yes
Galley Equipment Specification:
12v Shoreline Marine Fridge
Solid wood worktops & sink
|Fit Out:||Reverse Layout|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Vetus M4.14|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||65'|
|Hull colour:||International Toplac Lauderdale Blue|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Litres|
|Water capacity:||500 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||220 Litres|
Merlin of Camelot features a set of four river navigation lights, either side of the bow, on the roof at the bow and another at the rear, in addition to a forward facing 25W LED headlight and horn.
Engine is a Vetus M4.14. The engine was refurbished by engineer Darren Crouch in March 2021. The engine bay was repainted in May 2020.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.