Motor BoatsCabin CruisersAquafibreModel 32
Probably the best example of her type. Always in private ownership and clearly exceptionally well cared for by its owners. The gel coat is shiny like new from top to bottom.
I bought her from NYA as a stock boat in February 2020. So they have completed due diligence on title. I have not taken out any finance since then. I upgraded to a larger boat for a sabbatical on the Thames which is now complete. Next year I want to go to sea and therefore wish to change to twin engines.
I had a survey done at purchase which I’m happy to share for serious buyers. She was found to be in excellent condition. She had no signs of osmosis whatsoever. It is likely she was copper coated at some point. Though Aquafibre’s of that period are known for a high quality and over engineered moulding. Her fit out is high quality too - which is the variable point in these boats as they were fitted out by different yards.
I also had an independent report completed on the engine, with positive findings. This is also available to view.
She has an amazing layout that is perfect for getting the maximum space from a 32 foot boat. She has a spacious guest cabin (large V berth) with standing headroom and 2 wardrobes. Then a day heads with toilet and shower. A galley with oven, hob, recent quality fridge, sink with separate draining board and lots of work surface and storage.
The saloon, unusually, has comfy seating on BOTH sides which is great for safe socialising! It’s a great space to relax in comfort but also be able to see life on the river through the large windows.
The aft cabin has a double berth and en-suite toilet and shower.
The upper helm has a single helm seat and a spacious sun pad which is great for relaxing in comfort both when under way and moored.
Other aspects make her the perfect river cruiser:
Great handling from long keel, shaft drive and bow thruster.
A protected propeller meaning you are unlikely to damage your propeller if you scrape the the river bed.
A super economical and smooth running diesel engine- which, being a BMC is cheap to maintain and service. We appear to have used just 4 gallons of diesel from over a month’s cruising. Being the 1.8 instead of the 1.5 - she has plenty of power for inland cruising.
A clever design with lower headroom above the aft bed means the upper helm is slightly lower than similar boats. This means on all of the Thames we have cruised (up to Oxford) we have never had to lower the canopy. Note time for sipping tea or gin!
Many upgrades this year including:
New Webasto diesel warm air heating.
New engine, domestic and bow thruster batteries.
New upholstery on aft deck (helm seat and super comfy sun pad).
New chrome wall light, clock and barometer.
New stereo with Bluetooth.
She also has:
Hot water from calorifier and immersion.
Twin holding tanks - with optional discharge overboard on aft toilet for tidal waters.
Shore power with built in battery charger.
Modern bow thruster with control on upper helm.
Full service on engine and gearbox completed this year. The latter being removed and seals replaced due to an oil seep.
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