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SAXON - 5 000 With Moorings (Non Residential)

Saxon - Norman Cruiser

Fibreglass cruiser. Approximately 30' long, 6'10" wide. 15hp outboard.

Currently moored at Bulbourne Junction on the Grand Union Canal. Mooring 25/week + vat - water and electric available.

Contact - 07718 096557

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The seller will accept offers on this craft. Given the historic nature of the craft prospective buyers should be able to demonstrate that they have the resources and skills to undertake repairs and restoration. A full heritage report is available to prospective buyers.

Wooden butty built in 1937 by Walker, W H & Brothers, registered at Rickmansworth.

Beam: 6.90 feet (2.10 metres)

Length:72.00 feet (21.96 metres)

For more information or to request a copy of the heritage report please contact Simon Cadek at Canal & River Trust - 07917 237 183 or email

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BEECH - 25 000


Josher FMC 72" Wooden Motor. 1935. Unconverted. Back cabin with Epping stove. Engine room with Lister HA3. 48" Hold. Full report April 2015 by A P Boatbuilders. Also comfortable living, cooking and sleeping space in hold with central heating from Raburn no1..Or space for canal haulage. Fitted back cabin. Beautiful bows, kelson and shearing..

She is presently moored in Warwickshire. In current ownership for nearly 20 years - Contact Vanessa 07866 636044 - email

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Mabel & Forget me Not - OFFERS


Built by Lees Atkins Polesworth in 1928 for John Wilson.

Forget me Not

One of the last (or the last) Sephton boats Coventry left. In 1928 it was built as a horse boat for Samuel Barlow Coal Company. Grantham as master.

Contact Jan 07977 631368 - email

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