57′ Trad Narrow Boat ‘Puzzle’


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A spacious, reverse layout, open-plan narrow boat with copious amounts of useful storage. Occupied by the current owners as their home for 10 years, ‘Puzzle’ has a unique appeal of it’s own, combining traditional narrow boat, cottage and modern styles in a complimentary way to create a homely interior that is full of warmth.  The current owners have loved living aboard Puzzle for the past 10 years, and are sad to be parting with her, but with a growing family more space is needed. Available for viewing 7 days a week, please contact us to make an appointment.

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Steel plate – 10mm base plate, 6mm hull sides, 5mm decks and cabin sides, 4mm cabin roof. Traditional stern with a pair of aft doors and a sliding hatch, a pair of steel, timber lined forward cabin doors, forepeak gas locker, well deck, brass dome vents and port hole windows, two pairs of timber framed and glazed half doors (the original steel side doors are also on board should anyone wish to swap them over in future), forward cratch frame and black fabric cover. Black painted hull and side decks, mid-blue painted superstructure with white coach lines and yellow panels, white painted roof. Hull blacked with bitumen paint and 4 new anodes fitted in June 2022.

Aft doors and hatch lead to-:
Engine room – deck boards lift for access to the weed hatch, engine, gearbox, batteries, Webasto and bilges, with electrical systems and engine controls mounted to port. Steps lead down to-:
Galley – fitted oak and pine base units on both sides with cupboards and drawers, solid Beech work surface and breakfast bar, fully tiled splash back, stainless steel two bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap, free-standing LPG cooker, under-counter fridge/freezer, wine rack, wall shelving unit and additional full height storage unit. A full height locker to port contains a calorifier tank with a storage shelf and coat hanging space above. Central doorway to-:
Saloon – multifuel stove sited adjacent to the doorway, full-height shelf unit, additional storage, Futon Co oak three-seater sofa, writing bureau, hardwood glazed half-doors on both sides, radiator.
Bathroom – white ceramic tiled walls up to deck level, natural Travertine stone tiled walls above deck, fully tiled shower enclosure with large mirrors and seating, thermostatic shower, towel shelves, pine vanity unit with mini Belfast sink and stylish tap, Tecma electric flush macerator toilet, port hole window.
Main (forward) cabin – fitted double bed with storage and WC waste tank beneath, two full height wardrobes with additional overhead cupboards above the bed, steps to the well deck (access to water tank and pump adjacent to the steps), port hole windows both sides, radiator.
The interior has been fitted in solid wood with white painted linings above deck level, panelled side linings up to deck level overlayed with rustic hesian, natural wood panelled head linings, hardwood trims and flooring. LED and conventional ceiling and side mounted lighting.

Beta Marine 38hp coupled to a shaft drive. Single lever control, charging, temperature, oil pressure and ignition lights, tachometer, hour clock (last recorded hours 7107 in November 2023). Last service (oil and filters changed) 2023.

Morso Squirrel multifuel stove, new stainless steel chimney, TV aerial, LPG cooker with double oven, grill and four ring hob, stainless steel water tank, fire extinguishers and blanket, CO alarm, hot water calorifier tank, Webasto diesel heater and thermostatic controller (heating and hot water), radiators, 2 x 13kg LPG bottles.

12v – 1 x engine cranking battery, 4 x 6V Trojan leisure batteries, galvanic isolator, 4 x 250W solar panels and controller, battery monitor, alternator, consumer unit, plug and USB sockets, LED and conventional cabin lighting, Tecma electric flush macerator pump-out toilet, waste tank gauge, bathroom fan, Jabsco domestic water pump, shower drain pump, fridge with freezer compartment, tunnel light.
240v – Shore power hook-up, consumer unit, Victron Multiplus Compact 1.6kW inverter/charger, 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.



For Sale


Fish and Duck Marina


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

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires 04/02/2025.

Vessel Name


Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Trad Stern Narrow Boat


Cheshire Narrowboats


Cheshire Narrowboats


57 Trad Stern

Year Constructed



2 + 2



Number of Engines


Engine Model

Beta Marine 38hp

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


Hull Material

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

Hull Type

Flat bottom

Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

18 tons (estimated)

Fuel Capacity

250 litres (55 gallons) – est.

Water Capacity

450 litres (100 gallons) – est.

Waste Holding Tank

250 litres (55 gallons) – est.