50′ Fox Narrow Boat ‘Fairwinds’ £38,000 ono
‘Fairwinds’ is a classic, instantly recognisable Charlie Fox narrow boat built in March, Cambridgeshire. Launched in 1980, she still retains all of her original charm and character and has clearly been well looked after by the current and previous owners. The seller has owned her for approximately 20 years and during that time, the hull has been blacked on average every 4 years and was last blacked in 2014. The topsides were completely repainted in 2015.
The accommodation is well organised and at 50 feet, she is a great size for cruising the waterways as a leisure or liveaboard vessel.
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Nominally 5mm steel plate construction with a very shallow ‘V’ to the bottom plate, concrete ballast, insulation.
The foredeck area has a gas locker in the bow, an integral water tank under the deck with an access hatch in the floor, seating on both sides and double steel and glazed doors to the inside with steps down.
The interior layout briefly comprises forward galley and saloon, midships master cabin and bathroom, and aft guest cabin.
The galley has fitted units on both sides, gas hob, oven and grill, 12v fridge, stainless steel sink and drainer, laminate work surfaces, tiled splash back and 240v microwave oven.
The saloon has a bench seating unit with storage underneath, two swivel chairs, a multifuel fuel stove mounted on a tiled plinth with tiled surround, port side half doors, TV and radio/CD player, warm air heating outlet.
The master cabin has a fixed double bunk with an attractive wood turned post, ample storage underneath, full height wardrobe, further storage lockers and shelving, warm air heating outlet and a doorway to-:
The bathroom, which is capable of being partitioned off from the main and guest cabins, has a good sized shower on the port side, macerator pump-out toilet and wash basin vanity unit on the starboard side.
The aft or guest cabin has two single berths with storage under the port bunk and toilet holding tank under the starboard bunk, additional lockers and hanging space, heating outlet, door to engine room and aft deck.
The interior is lined in white and off white faced board with wooden trim, varnished tongue and groove head lining, carpet tiled floor, light coloured curtains, brass bulkhead and ceiling mounted lights, coordinating upholstery and louvre windows.
2 x 13kg gas bottles, multifuel stove, 12v Shoreline fridge, Wallis D4 diesel hot air heater, hot water calorifier, TV and audio equipment, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, barge pole, various mooring pins, chains and hooks, mallet, windlass, anchor, hosepipe.
BMC 1.5 diesel engine coupled to a shaft drive with a single lever engine control. Engine is keel cooled through an external tank under the starboard swim.
3 x 110Ah leisure batteries, 1 x 110Ah engine starting battery, Victron 1.2kW inverter & charger, Sterling alternator regulator and Pro Split R, 240v hook up, galavanic isolator, 1kW immersion heater, 12v and 240v sockets throughout the boat.
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.
Price, Contact and Location
Fish & Duck Marina
Fish and Duck Leisure Ltd as broker on behalf of the owner
Boat Safety Certificate
Traditional stern narrow boat
Fox Boats, March
Number of Engines
6' 10" (2.08m)
5mm steel plate
Very shallow V