46′ Trad Stern Narrow Boat ‘River Spirit’ £47,500

‘River Spirit’ is a 46′ trad stern narrow boat built by Piper Narrowboats and fitted out by Cheshire Narrowboats in 2006 for the current owner. With only 352 hours engine hours, she has had comparatively little use and is a good opportunity to purchase a well fitted and equipped narrow boat that is ready to use with a current EA river licence valid to 31/3/2022 and Boat Safety Certificate to 2023. Please note the vessel is not moored at our marina, so please contact us in advance to make viewing arrangements.

Welded steel plate – 10mm base plate, 6mm side plate, 5mm superstructure sides, 6mm roof. Spray foam insulation, ballasted with concrete slabs and bricks, flooring 18mm exterior plywood overlayed with carpet, cork tiles and laminate, stainless steel water tank, mild steel fuel tank. Dark blue painted topsides and decks with a gold coach line, brass anodised aluminium framed windows and port holes. The vessel was last blacked and new anodes fitted in 2019.

Access doors fore and aft with a sliding hatch at the stern. Steps with storage space on both sides lead down to the aft cabin, and the steps can be removed for access to the engine. Two single berths with storage beneath, a walk through bathroom with a corner shower cubicle, Thetford cassette toilet, wash basin and vanity unit, heated towel rail, galley with fitted base units, drawers and cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, laminate work top, fridge, cooker and half doors to starboard. The saloon has a fitted corner unit, fitted low level shelving, double sofa bed, multi fuel stove on a tiled plinth, steps (access to water pump behind) and double doors to the foredeck.
The interior is nicely finished in oak veneered plywood, mahogany hardwood trim, laminate, cork tile and carpet flooring, blue patterned curtains.

Beta Marine B-28 4 cylinder, keel cooled diesel engine with twin alternators coupled to a shaft drive via a PRM 80 reduction gearbox with a single lever engine control mounted at the helm.

12v – 1 x engine battery, 4 x leisure batteries, LED lighting, horn, tunnel light, navigation lights, toilet flush, domestic water pump, bilge pump, shower waste pump, fridge.
230v – shore power connection, consumer unit, immersion heater, plug sockets.

2 x 13kg propane gas bottles, Caprice 2040 cooker, Waeco 12v fridge, multifuel stove, gang plank, pole, mooring ropes, fenders.

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




Lying away


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

Boat Safety Certificate



Vessel Name

River Spirit

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Trad narrow boat


Piper Narrowboats




46' Trad

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Beta Marine 28hp

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

46' (14.02m)


6'10" (2.08m)

Maximum Draft

1'6" (0.46m)

Bridge Clearance

6' (1.83m)

Hull Material

Steel plate - 10mm base / 6mm sides

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Fuel Capacity

180 litres

Water Capacity

400 litres