For sale: 59′ all steel cruiser-stern narrowboat “Innocenti”

July 6th, 2011

Following a change of job, I’m reluctantly selling “Innocenti”, which has been my home for the last four years. An ideal liveaboard boat, sold with all the accessories. The boat is currently undergoing a full repaint (hull blacking and superstructure) at Fox Narrowboats in March, Cambridgeshire, and should be completed in early August.

£40k including all accessories listed (and probably some others I’ve forgotten!)

Photos of Innocenti – more will be added once the repaint is complete.

General details:

Built 1991 by Heritage Boats
All steel construction – 12mm baseplate, 6mm sides, 4mm superstructure, all doors are steel.
59′ long, 2’5 draft under stern
Last survey in 2007
BSC issued 2010, lasts until 2013
BW Gold Licence until December 2011
Portholes throughout
Side hatch on port side opposite bathroom
56W Unisolar flexible solar panel on roof above office, with Empo-ni MPPT regulator
Fluorescent lighting throughout

Aft end:

Generous 7′ (bulkhead to taffrail) cruiser deck
Gas locker for 2 x 13kg Calor propane cylinders (included)
BMC 1.5 litre diesel engine, skin tank cooled with Polar heat exchanger
PRM Delta gearbox (replaced with reconditioned unit in 2010)
Aquadrive flexible coupling
200 litre diesel tank
4 x 110Ah Numax leisure batteries
1 x 110Ah starter battery
Smartbank Advance split charge system
100A alternator with Adverc charge controller
Automatic bilge pump


Very spacious 11’6″ kitchen with lots of work surface and cupboards
Electrolux 3-way fridge, plumbed for gas operation
Spinflo Caprice built-in cooker with 4 burners, grill and oven
Morco gas water heater
Sink and draining board
Victron Phoenix Multiplus inverter/charger: 1600VA model, will supply 3kW in short bursts.
Hitachi 12V DAB digital radio
Shoe cabinet
Antique safe welded into hull under the kitchen sink, a novel feature!

Study / walk-in-wardrobe

Fitted corner desk with keyboard drawer
Drawers, including one that takes suspension files
Bookshelves above desk that take A4 files
Clothes hanging rail
Lots of storage space
12v and 240v sockets

Basin in vanity unit
Electric heated towel rail
Mansfield Traveller dump-through toilet
20 gallon holding tank (pump out)
Fluorescent and LED lighting

Main cabin (20′ long)
Real wood flooring, walls lined with pine boarding.
Fixed double bed at aft end, with storage underneath
No other fixed furniture, feels very spacious
Ikea gateleg dining table and folding chairs, can seat 6!
Two plywood boxes with upholstered tops make bench seats, an L-shaped sofa, a long single bed or a small double bed. They have storage underneath and can also pack flat.
Natural Heating “Ladybird” stove with two hotplates, can be cooked on.
Poujoulat twin-wall stainless steel chimney gives excellent combustion and minimal smoke
Steel outer doors and double-glazed inner door onto foredeck
Forward locker underneath foredeck, with Jabsco water pump and accumulator
12v and 240v sockets


1000 litre water tank below the foredeck
Useful steel storage box (can be removed) for firewood, etc
Red and green navigation lights

Accessories included in sale
Honda EU10i petrol generator, very quiet and reliable
Steel jerrycan that can be locked to the boat
Mains cable for hooking generator to boat’s external socket
Security cable for generator, allows it to be on shore whilst running and remain insured
Gtech hard floor vacuum cleaner, compatible with inverter
1600W iron, compatible with inverter
Ikea tabletop ironing board
Portapotti portable toilet
Mains isolating transformer
Water hose and reel
Comprehensive collection of windlasses – BW, EA Great Ouse, Middle Levels and even a Calder & Hebble handspike!
Cast iron kettle for use on woodburning stove
Barge pole
Scaffolding poles for winter flood protection
Mooring ropes and pins
Folding anchor and anchor rope