40′ Tug Style Narrow Boat ‘City of Eustis’ £47,500

‘City of Eustis’ was commissioned by the seller in 2016 as a comfortable cruising boat for their retirement, but a change in personal circumstances has resulted in the boat being put up for sale. Named after a small city in Florida, she has all the character and features of a classic tug style narrow boat with a contemporary fit-out to the seller’s specification. The engine was also completely re-built in 2018 and the hull blacked, anodes replaced in 2019 before the boat was moved to the Great Ouse river system where she has a current EA licence valid until 31/3/2022. Viewings are by appointment, please contact us to book a time.

Welded mild steel construction by Reeves Ltd – 10mm base plate, 6mm hull sides, 4mm cabin sides, 4mm cabin roof.
Hull re-blacked and new anodes fitted in 2019.
Exterior – hand painted topsides, deck and roof, pigeon box, brass port hole windows, brass mushroom vents, two sets of side doors, forward and aft doors with hatches, stainless steel water tank, mild steel holding and fuel tanks.
Interior – spray foam insulation, concrete slab ballast, WPB plywood floor with Karndean laminate, Ash and Oak veneered ply linings and hardwood trim.

Ladder steps from the foredeck lead to the saloon with a pull-out double bed located under the deck, a pair of free standing leather chairs and foot stools, a multi fuel stove on a tiled plinth, fitted galley style kitchen with base units and bespoke shelving, oak work top and breakfast bar,  stainless steel sink/drainer and mixer tap, 12v fridge and LPG cooker. A walk-through bathroom featuring a full sized quadrant shower cubicle with waterproof board panelling, Calypso wall unit with basin and mixer tap, Thetford cassette toilet. A passage way with full height storage unit leads to the engine room with steps to the aft deck, good access to the engine, stern gear, batteries, electrics and calorifier tank.

SABB 2JHR 2 cylinder 30hp diesel engine coupled to a shaft drive via a Hurth HBW 250 gearbox with traditional gear and throttle controls mounted at the helm. The engine was completely re-built in 2018 and a new prop fitted in 2019.

Thetford flush cassette toilet (holding tank fitted), Hardy 4 multifuel stove, Stoves DTI500 LPG cooker, Shoreline 12v fridge, single coil calorifier with 1kW immersion heater, automatic bilge pump, Whale gulper shower waste pump, CO and smoke alarms, wall mounted TV, fire extinguishers and blanket, tunnel light, navigation lights, horn.

12v – engine & domestic batteries, fused switch panel, LED lighting and extractor fan, domestic water pump, waste pump, bilge pump, sockets, navigation and tunnel lights, horn. Victron 1600W inverter and battery charger.
Solar panel and controller.
230v – shore power lead and hook-up, consumer unit, plug sockets.

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  They are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. The Vendor does not make or give, and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel, in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.
A demonstration of the vessel will be conducted once a Sale and Purchase Agreement has been signed by both the seller and buyer and a 10% deposit has been paid into the broker’s client account.

Price, Contact and Location


For Sale




Fish and Duck Marina


Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the seller

Boat Safety Certificate



Vessel Name

City of Eustis

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Tug style narrow boat






40 Tug

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

SABB 2JHR 2 cylinder 30hp

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

40' (12.19m)


6'10" (2.06m)

Maximum Draft

1'6" (0.46m)

Bridge Clearance

5'8" (1.73m)

Hull Material

Steel (10mm, 6mm, 4mm, 4mm)

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type