57′ Trad Narrow Boat ‘Snowdrop’


‘Snowdrop’ (previous name ‘Hell’s Kitchen’) was professionally built and fitted with a traditional stern and layout. The vessel has been permanently moored at a nearby property for several years and used as a liveaboard, but this use is no longer required. Viewings are available 7 days a week by prior appointment please.

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10mm welded steel base plate, 6mm hull sides and gunwale, 5mm cabin sides and 4mm roof. LPG storage locker in the bow, stainless steel water tank beneath the well deck, timber glazed cabin doors, vinyl cratch cover, alloy framed port hole and hopper style windows, half doors midships, steel aft doors and sliding hatch, integral fuel tank at the stern. Internal fit-out is predominantly in oak and oak faced ply with hardwood flooring. Insulation appears to be spray foam. External paintwork in Oxford blue, cream and red with light grey roof. The roof paintwork is in need of some attention and the hull is overdue for blacking (the latest invoice in the file for blacking is dated May 2015).

Forward saloon – Port side locker with stereo and TV above, shelving, Morso solid fuel stove on a tiled plinth with a tiled surround to starboard, hopper style windows, hardwood double doors to the forepeak, steps with access to the water tank, domestic water pump and accumulator tank.
Galley –  low level divide between the saloon, fitted base units with ample storage on both sides, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap, laminate work tops, tiled upstand, free-standing mains fridge and separate freezer, full size domestic LPG cooker, half doors on starboard side.
Corridor to starboard leads to-:
WC & shower – door opens inwards to a fitted hip bath, blue ceramic tiled surround and shower attachment, wash basin unit with storage beneath and mirror above, radiator, cassette toilet, towel ring, port hole window. Further doorway to:
Master cabin – fitted double bed with storage and hot water calorifier tank beneath, built-in wardrobe and drawers, radiator, port hole windows, and door to the engine room. Cabin headroom 6’6″ (2.0m).
Engine room – access to the engine and bilge, engine control panel, electrical control systems, batteries, double doors and hatch to the traditional stern deck.

Beta Marine 38hp diesel engine (keel cooled) with a PRM120 gearbox coupled to a shaft drive with a single lever control mounted forward of the helm. Twin 40A and 70A alternators.

2 x 13kg Flogas LPG bottles with automatic change over valve, Morso solid fuel stove with back boiler feeding radiator, fire extinguishers and blanket, CO and smoke alarms, hot water calorifier coupled to the engine and fitted with immersion heater, Russell Hobbs fridge and freezer.

1 x 12v engine battery, 5 x 12v domestic batteries, twin engine alternators, 12v switch panel, ceiling mounted LED lighting, Jabsco 12v domestic water pump. galvanic isolator,
240v shore power connection, mains RCD unit, Sterling 2700W inverter, Multicell battery charger, plug sockets throughout.

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

Expired, new BSS to be issued as part of a sale.

Vessel Name

Snowdrop (Previous name 'Hell's Kitchen')

Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Narrow Boat


Les Wilson / Oak Tree Narrowboats


Les Wilson


57 Trad Stern

Year Constructed






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' (17.38m)


6'10" (2.08m)

Maximum Draft


Bridge Clearance

6' (1.83m)

Hull Material

Steel plate 10mm base, 6mm sides, 5mm cabin sides and 4mm roof

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

15.5 tons (estimated)

Fuel Capacity

200 litres (44 gallons)

Water Capacity

500 litres (110 gallons)