50′ Braidbar Trad Narrow Boat ‘Rooster’


‘Rooster’ (previous names Driftwood and Dream Weaver) was Braidbar’s fifteenth boat to be completed. She is comfortable with a traditional feel and would be suitable as a pleasure or liveaboard vessel.
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Please email us your enquiry. info@fishandduck.co.uk.



Welded steel plate hull and topsides of 10mm,6mm and 4mm. LPG storage locker in the bow, stainless steel water tank beneath the well deck, hardwood glazed cabin doors, a steel side hatch, port hole and hopper style windows, steel aft doors and sliding hatch, brass mushroom vents, cratch frame (new cratch cover on order), pigeon box. Internal fit-out is in veneered plywood with hardwood trim above the gunwale, laminate and carpeted panelling below the gunwale, and a selection of vinyl and carpeted floorings. External paintwork in dark blue panels, cream coach lines and white cabin roof.  We understand the hull was last blacked and anodes renewed in 2019.

Forward saloon – Morso multi fuel stove on a tiled plinth with a tiled surround, corner storage unit and shelving, sofa-bed, radiator, windows with patterned curtains, timber and glazed double doors to the forepeak, removable steps (doubling as a useful coal store) giving access to the water tank located under the forepeak.
Galley –  fitted base units in an L shape with ample storage, raised glazed display/storage cabinet, a stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splash back, marble effect laminate work top, free-standing LPG cooker, tiled upstand, radiator and side doors opposite.
Corridor to starboard leads to-:
WC & shower – hip bath in a fully tiled enclosure with shower attachment and curtain, wash basin with storage beneath and mirror above, cassette toilet, vinyl tile effect flooring, frosted window.
Master cabin – fitted double bed, full height wardrobe locker, overhead lockers and reading lights, under-bed storage, radiator, port hole windows, door to the engine room.
Engine room – access to the engine and bilge, engine control panel, electrical systems, doorway and hatch to the stern.

BMC 1.8 4 cylinder diesel engine coupled to a shaft drive via a PRM gearbox and fitted with a single lever engine control. Engine hours clock reads 9478. Engine serviced May 2022.

13kg LPG bottle, Morso multi fuel stove connected to radiators, Ecofan, fire extinguishers and blanket, CO and smoke alarms, LPG double oven with grill and 4 ring hob, Paloma LPG instant water heater, 12v domestic water pump, shower drain pump, CD player/radio/MP3 player and speakers, Thetford cassette toilet and spare cassette, stainless steel water tank, various windlasses, gang plank, pole and other equipment.

3 x 110Ah 12v leisure batteries, 1 x engine battery, alternator and Sterling booster, Sterling battery charger, Sterling galvanic isolator, solar panel and controller, inverter, 12v switch panel, LED lighting, navigation lights, horn.
Shore power connection, mains RCD unit, 13A 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.

Additional information


For Sale


Fish and Duck Marina


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

Boat Safety Certificate


Vessel Name

Rooster (previous name Driftwood)

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Narrow Boat


Chappell & Wright / Braidbar Boats




50 Trad Stern

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

BMC 1.8

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

6 mph

Length Overall

50' (15.24m)


6'10" (2.08m)

Maximum Draft

2' (0.61m)

Bridge Clearance

6'6" (1.98m)

Cabin Headroom

6'3" in middle reducing to 6'2" at sides

Hull Material

Steel plate

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

15 tons (estimated)

Fuel Capacity

220 litres (50 gallons) – estimated

Water Capacity

450 litres (100 gallons) – estimated