Rufus - £195,000

Moored at: Limehouse Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Widebeam
Berths: 4/6
Length: 70ft 
Width: 12ft
Draft: 2ft
Builder: SP Longboats
Engine type: Diesel inboard
Engine make: Vetus VH480 H57K 80HP
Stern type: Cruiser
Layout: Reverse
Year: 2018
View by appointment: Yes

Immaculate, 70’ widebeam fitted out to an exceptional specification and quality of finish by SP Longboats when new in 2018. Rufus is available immediately and is being sold fully furnished, with the option to take over her coveted, residential mooring at Limehouse marina.

Her powerful Vetus 80HP engine, solar power, six leisure batteries and twin bow thruster batteries mean Rufus is ideally suited to cruising and her proud owners have spent numerous holidays cruising the canal network and River Thames when not living aboard full time at Limehouse marina.

Her large rear deck, with wrap around seating and dinning table, provides great space to entertain and power sockets mean this area can be used all year round, even in winter with a hot air blower, and doubles as an additional office with a spectacular view when working from home.

Below is a particularly stylish and simply enormous galley with all modern conveniences including powerful extractor hood and breakfast bar. The galley is beautifully designed and benefits from lacquered, engineered oak flooring. Storage and work top space are the best we have seen in recent times aboard a boat of this type.

The saloon is similarly spacious and, thanks to the huge sofa, high quality carpet and large windows, is a wonderfully light and relaxing area. The craftsmanship applied throughout her build is evidenced by the cabinetry surrounding her large TV and powerful multi fuel stove. A diesel fuelled central heating system with large radiators throughout is also installed.

Her second double bedroom has great storage (a recuring theme on this very intelligently designed boat), TV and a large dressing table which also serves as the current owners’ office. Her tiled bathroom has a bath with stand in shower, pump out toilet and basin with vanity unit.

The master bedroom in the bow is delightful. Large windows for natural light, mirrored wardrobes adding to the sense of space, dressing table and twin bow doors leading to the bow deck area, complete with cushioned benches and spectacular marina views.

Rufus’s condition is an absolute credit to her current owners and she is the perfect houseboat for those also looking to explore the inland waterways.


BSC expires:
- March 2026

Last blacking:
- March 2022

Hull & superstructure:
- Steel

Stern type:
- Cruiser

- Vetus VH480 H57K 80HP

- Victron inverter, shore power

- engine start, domestic, bow thruster

Water heating:
- Kabola

Cabin heating:
- Kabola

- pump out




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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