57′ Narrow Boat ‘Muriel’


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‘Muriel’ has had one careful owner from new and was completed to their own specification as a ‘home from home’ to explore the inland waterways, which they have done extensively over the years whilst always keeping up to date with hull, superstructure and systems maintenance. However, all good things come to an end and now is the time for their beloved narrow boat to find new owners to enjoy her. The open plan saloon also gives someone a great opportunity to configure their own living space should they wish without having to make wholesale changes.
Whilst viewings can be arranged 7 days a week, this vessel is lying away, so all viewings are by prior appointment only.

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According to the vessel’s file, Muriel is a Cheshire Narrowboats shell lined by Peter Robertson, partially fitted out by Andy Cockton (Engineer and Boatfitter) and completed by the owner.
Steel plate – 10mm base plate, 6mm hull sides and decks, 5mm cabin sides, 4mm roof, a pair of steel side doors, brass anodised window and port hole frames with single glazing. Insulation is spray foam. Semi-trad style stern, forward well deck with integral LPG locker in the bow.  External paint work is in good condition with black decks (non-slip) down to the first rubbing strake, cream and burgundy stern panels, light grey cabin side panels with cream and dark grey borders, cream roof (non-slip) with burgundy rails. Hull blacked and anodes renewed in September 2022 at Hempstead Drydock, Gloucester, previously done in 2018 at Devizes.

A pair of hardwood, glazed forward doors lead to-:
Saloon – step with access beneath to the domestic water pump and accumulator tank, a multifuel stove in the forward starboard corner, free-standing furniture including a chest of drawers, storage box, double futon sofa bed, and book shelves.
Galley – fitted base units in a ‘galley’ style layout with lots of cupboards, drawers and wall-mounted racks, laminate work surfaces, tiled splash back, white composite sink with a mixer tap, LPG cooker, under-counter fridge and domestic washing machine. A pair of half doors are located on the starboard side above the work surface.
Starboard side corridor to-:
Bathroom – 60cm x 60cm fully tiled shower cubicle with a curtain, alcove with fitted shelving, heated towel radiator, built-in vanity unit with a tiled work top and an oval bowl wash basin, hot and cold taps, shelves, port hole window with obscured glass, electric flush cassette toilet.
Main (aft) cabin – built-in double bed to port (6’6″ x 4′) with storage and hot water calorifier tank beneath, shelf above, hanging shelves on the aft bulkhead, radiator, port hole windows on both sides.
There is a small companion way behind the cabin with the electrical systems and further storage, and steps to the aft deck.
The interior is fitted with varnished tongue and groove head linings with a services panel along the middle, veneered plywood side linings, timber bulkheads plywood and laminate flooring, with 6’2″ (1.88m) internal headroom.

Beta Marine 38 coupled to a PRM 120D2 gearbox (2:1 ratio) with a conventional shaft drive. Keel cooled.  Single lever control, tachometer and hour gauge (a new clock was fitted in 2019 as the original one had stopped working – current hours showing 492), charging, temperature, oil pressure and ignition lights.

Stovax multifuel stove and chimney, 3 x radiators, 1 x towel radiator, New World LPG cooker with oven, grill and four ring hob, Shoreline fridge with freezer compartment, Beko domestic washing machine, Thetford cassette toilet with 3 cassettes, Eberspacher 5kW diesel heater, fire extinguishers and blanket, hot water calorifier tank (connected to engine and Eberspacher) with immersion heater fitted, 2 x 13kg Calor LPG bottles, brass tunnel light and horn on a mast, CO alarm, folding anchor and chain, mooring pins, boarding ramp, barge pole.

12v – 1 x 130Ah engine cranking battery, 5 x 130Ah leisure batteries, 1 x 100A alternator, 1 x 50A alternator, 2 x solar panels with a Victron controller, plug sockets, LED and tungsten cabin lighting, Jabsco Par Max 2.9 domestic water pump, shower drain pump, Shoreline fridge with freezer compartment, navigation lights, tunnel light, horn.
240v – Shore power lead and hook-up, consumer unit, galvanic isolator, Power Master 1800W inverter, Waeco 50A battery charger, plug sockets, 1kW immersion heater. The seller also has a Hyundai 2kW generator that can be purchased.

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.



For Sale


Lying Away (Cambridgeshire)


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

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires 01/06/2025.

RCR Status

Compliant – Declaration of Conformity issued by shell manufacturer and owner has retained the vessel for more than 5 years following fit-out.

Vessel Name


Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Narrow Boat (semi-trad)


Cheshire Narrowboats / Peter Robertson / Andy Cockton / Owner fit-out


Cheshire Narrowboats


57 Semi-Trad

Year Constructed



2 + 2



Number of Engines


Engine Model

Beta Marine 38

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

4 mph

Maximum Speed

6 mph

Length Overall

57' (17.37m)


6'10" (2.08m)

Maximum Draft

2' (0.61m)

Bridge Clearance

6' (1.80m)

Cabin Headroom

6'2" (1.88m)

Hull Material

Steel plate (10/6/5/4mm)

Hull Type

Flat bottom

Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

20 tons (estimated)

Fuel Capacity

180 litres (40 gallons)

Water Capacity

200 litres (44 gallons)

Waste Holding Tank