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Current Price: £34,500 (Tax Paid) Classic Canal Craft 60 Narrowboat sold

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60ft / 18.29m
6.75ft / 2.06m
Beta Marine 2013 4 Cyl Inboard diesel 50 horsepower
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Located In:
Shepperton, United Kingdom
Hull Material:

A good opportunity to acquire a 1990 Canal Craft 60' Narrow Boat with a very recent survey and hull repaint. New anodes fitted August 2022.

Capricorn has a very sound hull and the interior has been laid out with ease of maintenance and change of use in mind

The interior is now looking a little tired, but it is all modular and can easily be removed for replacement or refurbishment.



Boat Safety Certificate valid until 24th April 2024


Length                            60'

Beam                              6' 9"

Draft                               2' 3"

Year                                 May 1990 by Canalcraft. Fit out by owner, launched May 2000

Fuel                                 200L

Water                              450L

Holding Tank                    2 x 50 Gallons

Hull & Deck Material        Steel 10mm/6mm/4mm

Weight                              22 Tons

Fit out by owner

Service Information


A good hull survey, anti-foul and four new anodes in August 2022


Shore Line (220v)

Battery Charger (Sterling)

Inverter  (Sterling 1600)

Large battery bank 12/24v DC with capacity of 1000 Ah at 12v

Light and Power

1600W inverter in engine bay, 13 amp sockets throughout as are 12/24v (5 amp 3 pin sockets adapted for 12/24v use-e.g. desk lamps, suitable phone charger etc)


With Lighting by 2D high frequency units




2 x car radios (saloon / bedroom) with 4 speakers each.

23" Samsung TV with separate satellite and terrestrial tuners amplifiers (dish and aerial provided)


The floor and sides to gunnel height are carpeted in waterproof carpet.

The sides above the gunnel, drawer fronts, door, and other trims are all in 'select American oak'.


Permanent double bed, occasional double in saloon, occasional single in saloon, storage beneath both.

Storage                      Two small chests of drawers, 4 blanket boxes, wardrobe / shelving and boot box in main bedroom.

Cabins                        Two

Berths                         Five

WC                              Two, both to holding tanks.

Bathrooms                   One main with bath/shower.

Cooker                         Gas, four burner, oven, and grill.

Fridge / Freezer          Domestic size (not fridge with freezer box!)

Double sink with centre rinse well

2 X Cutlery drawers

Plate racks, vegetable storage, waste bin under sink, work area. 2 x knife drawers, the area below these could be adapted for a dish washer and washer dryer.

Airing cupboard

Larder (not ventilated)

Heating                       Mikuni feeding large calorifier in airing cupboard & four radiators.

Stove                           Multifuel in saloon

Water System             Pressure

Water Heating             Calorifier / Mikuni

Safety Equipment

Fire Extinguishers x 3

Gas Detector

CO2 Detector


Life Jackets x 4

Bilge Pump

Ground Tackle

Danforth Anchor

20m Chain

Other Equipment

Fenders x 4

Warps x 2

Radio / Stereo




Brief History

Cruising areas;

Thames and Inland Waterways

Full length of non- tidal Thames

Thames to Peterborough

Thames to Leeds

Thames to Birmingham


Capricorn is located on a very desirable leisure mooring (strictly non residential) at Harleyford Marina, Marlow, which can be taken on by further negotiation if required.

Shepperton Mooring Offer

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted moorings for the first year at Shepperton Marina for all boats purchased through our Boat Showrooms brokerage office.

For this boat, an annual (non-residential) mooring if paid in advance would be £7061.77 including VAT and the discount.

Power (240v) is via a pre-payment card for the electric pod if required.

Capricorn layout - description and measurement



Stern deck – 3 ft 5 ins     

Elliptical shape gives room for two people. Large access to weed hatch below

Twin door to -


Engine room 6 ft 8 ins

Speed and engine controls on LHS

General power fuse boards for 12/24 V DC and 240V AC from landline or inverter.

Sectioned engine cover gives access to engine, transmission and battery bank. Free space could be used for pets / washing machine / w.h.y. Hooks on RHS for wet weather gear. Folding carriage steps  ive access to cabin roof and boat can be controlled from someone seated on the hatch sides.


Stair down to cabin area

LHS has smaller pumpout loo with wash hand basin, mirrored cupboard and a smaller cupboard (concealing the pumpout pipes. Vent with electric fan in the ceiling.


RHS domestic size pressurised twin coil calorifier with shelves and vent above.

General storage cupboard with new (2021) freshwater pump and accumulator below (access via separate vented panel)


Kitchen 5 ft 6ins

Adjustable bottle / spice / cup racks on both sides

 RHS Twin bowl sink with centre smaller sink. Filtered water fountain.

Storage for pots, pans


Domestic sized Batts 24v fridge (5.1 cu ft) / 1cu ft freezer

LHS. Tiled Worktop with deep cutlery drawers. Omen storage space below

4 –burner cooker with grill and oven.


Saloon 16ft 6ins

LHS Multi-fuelstove set at an angle to better spread the heat and make loading / cleaning easier .L- shaped dinette (seats 5 +) with storage below and 2 drawers. Converts into large double berth with bookshelf and reading lamps, DAB radio above.

RHS. More adjustable shelving. 23” Samsung TV mounted on flexible arm. Humax Satellite recorder. (Sat dish and TV aerial are in bed boxes). A third box with cushion seats is available to complete the fifth berth if needed.

Side hatch - there is a Perspex window in the corridor which can be inserted when it rains.


Bathroom 6ft 4ins.

LHS medium sized fibreglass bath doubles as a shower tray. The pump is controlled by a switch in the light assembly above as is a fan. There are hooks above the bath to dry any washing. The drain pump has a filter that needs periodic cleaning – accessible through a panel towards the front of the bath. There is a shaver socket inside the cupboard over the loo.

Note: with careful planning of hoses, both pumpout tanks can be emptied using one token on EA and CRT facilities – but you need to prepare hose receptacles / objects on the roof / pipes / boat positioning before you insert the card / tokens.

There is a door in the corridor at either end of the bathroom for privacy quietness


Main bedroom 10ft 6ins.

The bed is a standard double with two 4’6” handmade sprung mattresses. The head end has an extension so that you can sit up with a morning cup of tea without banging you head on the book / light assembly above.The bed width can be changed (remove the pin in the frame) and slide the drawer unit out / in.There are four ‘blanket sized’ drawers in the base unit – with further storage behind the bed accessible from the front.

There’s a wardrobe – more strictly a cupboard as it has shelves rather than hangers. These in concert with the other units are adjustable. Two small CoDs – 4 drawers plus a ticket drawer are at the foot of the bed.

A hinged box doubles as a step down to the cabin and a shoe box. Behind it is a plate concealing the electro-galvanised water tank. To the RHS of this is a home-made sight gauge for the tank and to either side toward the hull are two taps to isolate the tank.


Front deck and bow 7ft 6ins.

Access is via double doors – the top half being glazed

This is larger than normal as four can sit in reasonable comfort.

Up to three 13Kg gas bottles can be stored in the bow locker



Dimension summary

Stern                                                    3ft      6ins

Engine room                                         6ft      8ins

Rear loo and cupboards                        3ft      4ins

Kitchen                                                 5ft       6ins

Saloon                                                  16ft     6ins

Bathroom                                              6ft      4ins

Bedroom                                               10ft     6ins

Front deck and bow                               7ft      8ins


Totals 60ft                                            56ft     48 ins

Confirmation of the Specification for the Sales Agreement

I/We hereby sign in agreement that the specification included in this document will form part of the sales agreement covering the specification and inventory.

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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