Barley No2


Moored at: Packet Boat Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Narrowboat
Berths: 2/4
Length: 40ft
Width: 6ft 10in
Draft: 2ft 6in
Builder: Springer Engineering
Engine type: Diesel inboard 
Engine make: Thorneycroft 80D
Stern type: Traditional
Layout: Traditional
Year: 1991
View by appointment: Yes

Barley No2 is a thoroughly charming narrow boat and very sensibly priced. She is ready to live aboard full time on her fully transferable, residential mooring at Packet Boat marina which gives immediate access to the canal network for those who also wish to cruise regularly.

Her owners for the past eight years have maintained her correctly, whilst upgrading her throughout, as demonstrated by her two thick history files. Recent expenditure includes:

  • New bespoke Cratch cover, stern cover and side hatch cover by Kinver Canopies (patterns left onboard)
  • New Victron battery monitor, horn and tunnel light 
  • New rear doors and mushroom vents
  • Cabin and engine bay recently cleaned and repainted.
  • Blacking every 2-3 years and successful hull survey in 2020
  • Topsides professionally repainted in 2018
  • Engine regularly serviced. new bespoke roman blinds, carpet runners, doormats. 
  • New bespoke roman blinds, carpet runners, doormats.

Her deceptively spacious saloon features a John lewis sofa bed with heating provided by a 4.5kw Boatman's stove. Her galley, with excellent worktop and storage areas, is complete with oven, grill and hob, plus stainless steel sink and a fridge. The bathroom/wet room has been updated with new rose gold shower fittings and her double bedroom is in the stern from where one has access to her rear deck.

Packet Boat marina is now connected to central London by the new Elizabeth Line from West Drayton station (Zone 6), ideal for commuters to the West End or City. Heathrow, the M4 & M25 are all within easily reach and yet the marina is located in a tranquil, countryside location with full on shore facilites. The best of all worlds.

BSC expires:

Last blacking & Survey:
February 2020

Hull & superstructure:

Stern type:
Semi Traditional


Victron Inverter, Battery Charger.

1 x engine start
2 x domestic

Water heating:

Cabin heating:
Boatman's stove (4.5kW)

Thetford Cassette


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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