Bluebird VIII


Moored at: Limehouse Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Narrowboat
Berths: 2
Length: 42ft
Width: 6ft 10in
Draft: 2ft 
Builder: Barry Jenkins Boat Builders
Engine type: Diesel inboard
Engine make: BMC Commander 2.5L
Stern type: Semi Traditional 
Layout: Reverse
Year: 1988
View by appointment: Yes

Bluebell VIII is for sale on her rarely available, and fully transferrable, residential mooring at our fabulous Limehouse marina.

Owned for a number of years by her current owner who has now moved on land due to his growing family. With newly repainted top sides and virtually new cockpit and cratch canopies, Bluebell VIII is very well presented. Designed and built by Barry Jenkins Boat Builders, she is an extremely attractive and well proportioned boat. She also enjoys very useable foredeck and rear deck outdoor areas from which to enjoy the wonderful Limehouse marina views.

With her her solar panels, she is also an extremely capable canal cruising boat and, thanks to her unusually large BMC 2.5 litre diesel engine, equally at home travelling on the Thames making her Limehouse mooring ideal with immediate access to both water systems.

Entering from the stern with its comfortable seating area, a short flight of steps takes you below and into her galley/kitchen which is fitted with cooker and fridge (with inbuilt freezer compartment). A stove also powers the radiator and the current owner has installed a large double bed in front of the kitchen leading onto a bathroom area comprising of a shower, basin and cassette toilet.

Further forward is a carpeted saloon/living area and it would be straightforward to convert this area into the bedroom and make the existing bedroom into a larger saloon, open plan with the kitchen, if required.

Bluebell VIII is an great opportunity to secure a residential mooring at Limehouse marina and she can be moved on board immediately. 

BSC expires:

Last blacking:

Hull & superstructure:

Stern type:
Semi Traditional

BMC 2.5L Diesel inboard

Shorepower & Solar

1 x engine start
2 x domestic

Water heating:
Electrical Immersion

Cabin heating:
Solid Fuel Stove & Back Boiler for radiator

Water capacity:

Fuel capacity:




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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