43′ David Clarke Wide Beam ‘Late Life Luxury’


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This is a great opportunity to acquire a relatively uncommon but very manageable size in the wide beam world, ideal for someone who wants to cruise the wide canals and rivers of the UK, Ireland or even continental Europe. Built as a sailaway by Dave Clarke Boats, Newark in 2019, the fit-out was interrupted a couple of times during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, initially at Shardlow Marina and then the boat was transported to Ely in July 2021 where it was completed by the second owner. Now in the hands of its third owner, Late Life Luxury is available to purchase as they are buying a smaller narrow boat for single-handed cruising. The hull was re-blacked and new anodes fitted April 2024.
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Welded mild steel plate – 10mm base, 6mm hull sides and decks/gunwales, 4mm cabin sides and roof. Alloy framed single glazed windows and port holes, steel hand rails, cleats, integral LPG locker (bow), aft sliding hatch, stern, bow and half doors.  Dark blue painted cabin sides, decks, topsides and roof and hull blacking. Dark blue acrylic cratch and pram hoods with zipped panels and stainless steel frames (new November 2021). Internally, spray foam insulation, ply and tongue and groove linings, hardwood window and port hole frames, timber bulkheads, laminate and vinyl flooring.

Large cruiser deck with access to the engine bay and LPG locker. Double doors with a sliding hatch midships leads down steps to-:
Galley to starboard – fitted base units, wall mounted cupboard, crockery racks, ceramic tiling, wood effect laminate work top, free-standing fridge/freezer (under-counter) and LPG cooker, microwave oven, window with venetian blind.
WC to port – a space saving sliding door, built-in shower cubicle with tiled wall panels and thermostatic mixer tap, composting toilet,  work top with surface mounted wash basin and mixer tap, wall tiling, washer/dryer beneath, large mirrored cabinet above, port hole window, hanging rails, electric wall mounted heater.
Saloon – open plan with free-standing furniture, port hole windows, a pair of side doors to starboard, multifuel stove, large smart TV, electric panel heater, doorway to;
Master Cabin – free-standing double divan with storage beneath, free-standing wardrobe and chest of drawers, two glazed wooden cabinets on the forward bulkhead, electric heater, a pair of timber lined steel doors lead forward to the forepeak.
The interior is light, bright and airy, with a mixture of finishes including grey, wood effect and panelled side linings, white tongue and groove head lining, laminate and vinyl flooring, LED spot lighting, wall lights, window blinds and port hole bungs.

Barrus Shire 40hp diesel engine coupled to a PRM hydraulic gearbox on to a conventional shaft drive. Single lever engine control, tachometer, engine hour, temperature, oil pressure, charging and glow plug warning lights. Twin alternators (150A and 240A). Engine hours 54 (initial service/commissioning carried out at 1.5 hours).

LPG cooker with oven, grill and four ring hob, Flogas LPG bottle, LPG bubble tester, Cookology fridge and freezer (240v), Castmaster multifuel stove, Ecofan, fire irons and coal scuttle, 75 litre hot water calorifier tank with immersion heater, 5L expansion cylinder,  Devoal electric glass panel heater (240v), CO alarm, smoke alarm, Legend bathroom heater (240v), Beko washer and dryer (230v), Separett composting toilet, fire extinguishers and fire blanket, WiFi router, smart TV with omni-directional external aerial.

12v – 1 x engine battery, 5 x domestic batteries (all 96Ah), Whale Gulper 220 shower drain pump, domestic water pump, LED cabin lighting, 2 x automatic bilge pumps (wired but not plumbed), horn, spot light.
240v – shore power connection, consumer unit, Victron 3kW inverter/charger, plug sockets, domestic appliances (fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, heaters), wall lights.

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.

Additional information


For Sale


Fish and Duck Marina


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

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires 08/05/2025

Vessel Name

Late Life Luxury

Craft Identification Number

DCB GB00 231 H919

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Wide Beam Cruiser Stern


David Clarke Boatbuilders / Self fit-out


David Clarke


43 Wide Beam Cruiser Stern

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Barrus Shire 40hp (c. 50 hours)

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

43' (13.10m)


10' (3.05m)

Maximum Draft

1'9" (0.53m)

Bridge Clearance

6'6" (1.98m) / 8' (2.43m) to top of canopy

Cabin Headroom

6'8" (2.03m)

Hull Material

Steel plate – base plate 10mm, hull sides 6mm, cabin sides and roof 4mm.

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

15 tons (estimated).

Fuel Capacity

170 litres/37 gallons

Water Capacity

450 litres/100 gallons (estimated)

Toilet Holding Tank