65′ Colecraft Wide Beam ‘Athena’


Athena is a stunning 65’ x 11’6”, wide beam narrowboat, with many unique features. Seasoned narrowboat owner and architect Seb Walsh designed the boat from scratch, in collaboration with his partner, designer Sue Brettell. The bespoke steel hull was built by Colecraft, and Garf Norman at The Boat Yard in Ely managed the fit out. Athena was registered in August 2019. An equivalent vessel ordered today would probably cost in the region of £220k-£230k.

Athena is perfect for both cruising and living on a permanent mooring in comfort and style. Ideal for a couple or small family, she potentially sleeps up to six with a master double bedroom, a single bunk in the bedroom/office (with the option to install a second bunk above) and plenty of room for a double sofa bed in the saloon.
Here is a link to a bespoke web site for the boat-: Homepage | Widebeam for Sale
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10mm base plate, 6mm hull sides, 4mm cabin sides and 5mm roof. Steel stern doors and sliding hatch, steel (part-glazed) bow and side doors (2 sets), steel tubular hand rails, built in steel gas and storage lockers on aft deck, steel stern rail, self-draining bow locker, forward storage lockers, steel pole and gang plank holders, double glazed metallic bronze windows and port holes with hardwood surrounds, brass mushroom vents, Houdini hatch.
Hull treated with International Intergard two-pack epoxy blacking. Cathodic protection 8 x 2.8kg magnesium anodes.
Topsides paintwork sprayed in two-pack polyurethane top coats in blue, pale green, ruby red and traffic grey. Engine bay and hull internally painted with Intergard grey. Blue fabric pram hood with a stainless steel frame.
Ballasted with concrete slabs, flooring 22mm WBP plywood with laminate finish and Airflex insulation, sides and roof spray foam insulated (50mm), door and hatch panelling and linings in Tulipwood and Birch, bulkheads and cabin linings in Birch plywood tongue and groove effect, partitions and walls in Birch plywood with softwood studding, flooring in light grey laminate and blue tiles (bathroom only).
All internal cabling and pipework is accessible via removable panels.

Comprising a stylish and architect designed reverse layout-:
Hardwood steps lead down from the aft deck with a utility area to starboard with washing machine, overhead storage and radiator, and a walk-in cupboard to port with electrical systems and storage. A feature rounded wall separates the utility area from the fully fitted galley, the galley is split with a range of built-in storage cupboards, larder drawer and drawers to port, space for the fridge/freezer, base unit and ceramic worktop. On the starboard side, fitted base units, drawers, magic corner units, hob with extractor and overhead locker, white ceramic sink with swan neck mixer tap, integrated slimline dishwasher, ceramic worktop and tiled upstand, Houdini hatch above.
A spacious saloon has shelving, fitted storage cupboards, glazed half doors and radiators on both sides. Port side corridor with built-in full height storage and access to-:
A second bedroom/office is located beyond the saloon and currently fitted with a shaped corner desk, shelving, single bunk and storage/airing cupboard (the space could be reconfigured to accommodate twin or even three bunks).
The bathroom comprises a 3/4 size bath with shower attachment, composting toilet, wash basin and vanity unit, mirrored cabinet with internal shaver point, built-in storage cupboards and a serpentine towel rail/radiator.
The master cabin at the front of the vessel is spacious and welcoming and has a 5′ wide double bed with storage beneath, ample wardrobe, drawer and cupboard storage, bedside units, shelving and steps to the well deck via the forward cabin doors.
The interior area is light and bright with great attention paid to detail and materials, which are eco-friendly and as low in antigens as possible, especially the flooring and paintwork.

Beta Marine 75hp diesel engine coupled to a shaft drive via a PRM 280 hydraulic gearbox (2:1) with a single lever engine control. Engine hours 56.5

Kabola Compact 7 diesel boiler, composting toilet, fire extinguishers and fire blanket, CO and smoke alarms, 2 x 13kg propane gas bottles with bubble tester, 75 litre hot water calorifier tank coupled to the engine and Kabola, Samsung washing machine, Beko fridge-freezer, integrated Miele slimline dishwasher, built-in double oven, rope button and side fenders, blue fabric pram hood and dodger, boat hook, pole.

12v systems-:
65A and 175A alternators with Sterling controller, 2 x 110Ah engine starting batteries, 3 x 110Ah domestic batteries,  Nasa battery monitor, 1 x 245 Watt solar panel and controller charging batteries, Victron galvanic isolator, Jabsco Par Max 4 domestic water pump and accumulator tank, shower drain pump, bilge pumps, composting toilet, bathroom extractor fan and light, LED cabin lighting, navigation lights, horn, tunnel light.
230v systems-:
Mains shoreline, consumer unit, Miele slimline dishwasher, free-standing Beko fridge and freezer, Belling grill/double oven, microwave oven, retractable extractor hood, Samsung washing machine, Victron 2kW charger and inverter, hot water immersion heater, plug sockets with USB ports 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


Isleham Marina


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

Boat Safety Certificate

Expires 05/08/2023

Vessel Name


Vessel Condition


Vessel Type

Wide Beam


Colecraft / Ely Boatyard




65 Wide Beam

Year Constructed






Number of Engines


Engine Model

Beta Marine 75hp

Fuel Type


Drive Type

Shaft drive

Cruising Speed

5 mph

Maximum Speed

7 mph

Length Overall

65' (19.81m)


11'6" (3.50m)

Maximum Draft

2' (0.61m)

Bridge Clearance

5'7" (1.70m)

Hull Material

Steel plate

Hull Type


Hull Colour


Keel Type


Dry Weight

26 tons approximately

Fuel Capacity

870 litres (191 gallons)

Water Capacity

1300 litres (286 gallons)