Spartan - £95,000

Moored at: Crick Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Narrowboat
Berths: 5
Length: 58ft 
Width: 6ft 10in
Draft: 1ft 8in
Builder: Paul Simpson
Engine type: Diesel inboard
Engine make: Canaline
Stern type: Traditional
Layout: Standard
Year: 2019
View by appointment: Yes

Spartan is a 58ft x 6ft 10in narrowboat built by Paul Simpson in 2019 . She is fitted with a Canaline diesel inboard engine and has 5 berths.

Spartan is a stunning 58ft 5 berth narrowboat benefitting from exceptional headroom, 5 berths comprising 1 permanent double, sofa bed double and a make up single on the bench seats in the stern, side door, 2 wi-fi sets, Quadrant shower and would be ideal as either leisure or liveaboard.  Viewing is highly recommended!


Spartan, like most Simpson boats, is what you might term a semi-bespoke craft. In other words, the firm has a ‘house style’ and a typical layout but can adapt this – or even start with a clean sheet of paper – as the customer wishes. Central to this house style is a very practical interior configuration which manages to incorporate a useful and versatile additional rear cabin as well as the familiar front saloon, centre galley, bedroom and bathroom into its 58 feet length. Spartan is built on a trad stern, familiar port each side together with a side hatch on the port side. The short front deck is open with no catch. Gas cylinders are stored in a front compartment and the 150-gallon water tank is under the floor. It’s a pretty looking boat, with a simple but bright paint scheme of green side panels with cream surrounds / green base.


A pair of oak, half glazed doors leads down via a pair of steps into a very cottage style interior. The saloon is conventionally lined out in oak veneered set/ in solid oak frames The saloon layout is simple, with a stove inside the front doors on the port side and a cupboard on the starboard, on which is a free-standing tv/DVD. A central heating radiator runs along the starboard side. Sofa bed 8-month-old in  the saloon However it is an airy, decent sized saloon and would easily accommodate a couple of comfortable arm chairs. Moving on towards the galley we find on the starboard side another familiar Simpson feature –side galley unit contains useful book shelving. An oak lined side hatch on this side ensures ample natural lighting in this area of the boat. Wi-Fi is worked off a sim or off marina Wi-Fi.


The open plan saloon leads on into a straightforward galley, with good storage space and amply provided with good natural lighting by two port windows .The galley cupboard units are set either side of the centre gangway. On the starboard side are three cupboards, again with those arched doors, together with a free-standing fridge net to a lovely black sink  has a double cupboard under Forwards of this is a four-burner gas hob ( black glass )and built-in oven and grill units. The melamine work surfaces are edged with oak as an elegant finishing touch. 6 month old TV on the right hand side running of wi-fi and TV mast


A handsome arched entrance – yet another Simpson trademark – leads through from the galley into the cabin. This two feet deep archway cleverly houses a full height wardrobe either side, with shelves and hanging rails offering plenty of storage room. Port windows make it a bright and airy space and the double bed, with its attractive, ornately styled headboard, nicely shaped oak corner post, is a real feature. -width and 3 roll-out boxes provide plenty of storage underneath. Opposite the bed is a second central heating radiator.  Tv  on he wall at the end of the bed


A door on the port side of the cabin leads into a very space-efficient walk through bathroom. A compact, half-sized bath with shower over sits along the starboard side and there is a pedestal basin inboard at its head end. Beyond the bath is a pump-out toilet unit. There is no central heating radiator in this room, just a conventional towel rail .The clever bathroom layout allows space for a floor level cupboard on the port side which has been designed to be large enough to house a washing machine if required. In Spartan, it is used as a simple storage cupboard. Above this is a smaller cupboard for toiletries. 3 off removable pull out toilet Thetford cassetts  for when on long trips


Leaving the bathroom, a central step leads up into the multi-purpose back cabin that is without doubt the cleverest aspect of Simpson’s boats. The area has extra day cabin space so that passengers can be closer to the boat’s steerer or as sleeping berths for children. Under the benches is more useful stowage space. In the case of Spartan, this standard Simpson arrangement has been further modified with lift-out versions of the ornately fashioned rear side armrests and additional cushions over the side engine compartment covers. This provides berths with an infill panel. Porthole side windows ensure the necessary privacy in this area but with good daylighting.


The engine gives Spartan more than ample power as we were able to demonstrate on the wide waters of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. It’s worth remembering that power need not be equated simply with speed: it means the boat can slow quickly.

BSC expires:
- August 2026

Last blacking:
- March 2021

Hull & superstructure:
- Steel 10 / 6 / 4

Stern type:
- Traditional

- Canaline

- Shore power
- Charger (100A)                                                                                                   
- Inverter (3kw)                                                                                      

- 1 x engine
- 2 x domestic

Water heating:
- Electric                                                                                                                             
- Webasto

Cabin heating:
- Multi fuel stove
- Webasto
- Radiators                                                

Water capacity:
- Approx 150 gallons

Fuel capacity:
- Approx 40 gallons

- C200 Thetford cassette

Fitting out:
- Wood

- Wood laminate

- 6ft 8in

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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