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Mel Davis Narrowboats for Sale:


-“Your Name Here”

For sale: A 57ft (17.3m) Mel Davis-built semi‐traditional narrowboat with sunken back panels and many of our special features, including two side doors, one with lift up hatch.

Your chance to own a MEL DAVIS Semi‐traditional sailaway narrowboat NOW - no waiting!

  • Traditional bow with gas locker lid with fancy hinges, scrolled cant ends.
  • 5ft well deck with access to bow thruster tube.
  • Integral handrail full length of cabin with drains.
  • Recess cabin stop.
  • Pigeon box with porthole apertures.
  • 14 porthole apertures.
  • Sunken panels; 2 per side with planking effect.
  • Quick release weed hatch with lid.
  • Semi-traditional sliding hatch.
  • 3ft aft deck with scrolled cant ends, mooring bollards etc.
  • Built in integral diesel tank.
  • She is fitted with as new, never run Beta 43 keel cooled engine, 240-volt power pack and hospital silencer.
  • Complete with stern tube and drive shaft.

Originally purchased as a fitout project but never completed. She has been stored at Norwood Farm and recently re‐painted. The hull was originally shotblasted and twin pack epoxy applied. The boat has never been in the water and is currently stored under cover.

Price: £ SOLD.

Back end
Front end
Well deck


60' (18.3m) Mel Davis traditional style narrowboat for sale.

A true superstar narrowboat! As featured in TV’s “Waterworld” series.

Externally she has taditional steelwork features: sunken panels, potter's cabin and four side hatches. Paint and signwriting by Andy Russell.

Propulsion is by a Beta Marine JD3 tug engine.

Inside there is a stunning fitout by Anthony-M in panelled american ash. Two double berths with an additional single in the boatman's cabin.

Further key features:

  • 3.5kVA engine driven generator.
  • Victron 1600W inverter/charger.
  • Sprayfoam insulation.
  • Raised Pullman‐style dinette.
  • Corner Bubble stove.
  • Webasto central heating.
  • Washing machine.
  • Macerator pump-out toilet.
  • Boatman's cabin fitted out in tulip wood.

Launched in July 2002 this boat is the height of luxury at a special price.

Price: £ SOLD.

More pictures of this boat in our gallery.

Bow picture
Stern Picture
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Rear Panels

-“Edna Frances”

A 60ft (18.3m) Mel Davis-built traditional narrow boat with sunken curved back panels and many of our special features, including two hatches and 11 portholes.

This is your chance to own a fully fitted MEL DAVIS traditional narrowboat.

  • Only two years old, this fully fitted boat is foam insulated and lined to a high specification in american white ash.
  • Saloon with Bubble dual fuel stove and fixed sofas which extend into a massive bed.
  • Aft cabin with en-suite WC & hand basin - fixed double bed extending to king-size
  • Bathroom amid-ship with second cassette loo, hand basin and shower over bath.
  • Dining area suitable for 6, converts into bunk beds as required.
  • Galley with range cooker, fridge, washing machine and spectacular granite work surfaces.
  • She is fitted with a 43hp Barrus Shire engine with 240-volt alternator, travel pack, inverter and engine management system. Complete with bow-thruster, this boat must be seen to be believed.

Originally purchased as part of the owner's retirement plan. Retirement is now delayed so it is not fair to deny this luxury boat to someone who wants it now!!

Complete with reserved mooring at Kingswood Junction on the Stratford and Grand Union Canals. The agreed price will include this year's licence fee.

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Price: £ SOLD.

Stern picture
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