Dutch Karis - £60,000

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Moored at: Cowroast Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Dutch Barge
Berths: 2+2
Length: 57ft
Width: 6ft 10in
Draft: 2ft 5in
Builder: Dave Thomas
Engine type: Inboard diesel
Engine make: Beta Marine 43HP
Stern type: Wheel house
Year: 2004
View by appointment: Yes

Dutch Karis is a 57ft long x 6ft 10in wide Dutch Barge built by Dave Thomas in 2004. She is fitted with a Beta Marine inboard diesel engine and has 4 berths.

The inside is light and feels very spacious for a narrowboat because of the big windows, high ceilings & high gunwales. It's very unusual to have a narrowboat with 6"- 8" wide gunwales. These extra-wide gunwales, along with easy-grip handrails on the roof means it's one of the easiest, and therefore safest, narrowboats on the canal to move along externally.

Rare in canal boats & a big plus when cruising is the Travelpower ('travelpack') - A built-in diesel generator which not only provides 240v whilst the engine is running (can vacuum & use washing machine), it also avoids you using the inverter to provide 240v which is a big draw on the batteries.

Plenty of storage cupboards and deep solid wood drawers. The settee seats lift up to give storage underneath. 

The wheelhouse roof does not need to be removed when cruising the length of the Grand Union. It takes 2 people to put the wheelhouse roof down and up and can be done in 10 minutes max. 

Dave Thomas has designed the boat so that the width and height of the wheelhouse with the roof off and windows folded down are the same width and height as the front corners of the steel cabin. This helps when navigating low bridges and tunnels, cause if the bow goes through then the stern will!

The top step unhooks & comes away to give access to the forward part of the engine bay.

Additional storage under the wheelhouse floor.

BSC expires:
- December 2027

Last blacking:
- July 2022 (Rylard Rytex & Premium)

Hull & superstructure:
- Steel 20 / 6 / 4 / 4

Stern type:
- Dutch Barge

- Beta Marine

Bow thruster:
- Vetus Electric 

- Shore power
- Mastervolt Dakar charger
- Mastervolt Dakar 2.5kw inverter
- Travelpower 3.5kw engine driven generator
- Solar panels

- 1 x engine start
- 3 x domestic
- 1 x bow thruster

Water heating:
- Twin coil calorifier
- Engine
- Eberspacher

Cabin heating:
- Eberspacher for 7 radiators
- Squrrel multi fuel stove

Water capacity:
- Approx 560 litres

Fuel capacity:
- Approx 270 litres

- Thetford cassette

Fitting out:
- Oak faced ply

- Ply with carpet and laminate

- 6ft 5in


Please note: this is not a survey report and all pre-owned boats are sold without warranty.

The information provided is based on a superficial inspection carried out by us and information provided by the vendor. No guarantee is given or implied regarding the specification, but descriptions are given in good faith as could be ascertained at the time of inspection. Aquavista takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommend the use of a marine surveyor to establish the condition of the vessel.


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