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Raleigh is a 71ft by 7ft Trad. Raleigh was thought to originally be a Bantock horse drawn working boat constructed in wood & iron in the 1800’s. She was purchased by her current owners from The Stourbridge Arm and previously to that she was a house boat in London. In the past 25 years she has undergone an extensive renovation by her current owners. She had a new steel bottom & cabin which was completed by Ken Field in 1997, the knees are original. When renovating the internals, the owners wanted to keep as much of the materials from local sources. The teak wood comes from Elmdon Comprehensive school and the mahogany is from the doors in Lloyds bank, Birmingham. Hot water is supplied by a Calorifier/ Immersion. There is a solid fuel stove in the saloon. The G.M. 3.6 litre (1959) engine, housed in its own engine room, provides the propulsion. This was installed in 1996 by the current owners. PRM gearbox. Electrics include: 240v landline, a Sterling 1800w inverter, a Absaar battery charger, a Sterling galvanic isolator, 1 starter & 3 leisure batteries (all 110 a/h). 4 berth with a fixed double and a convertible double in the Boatman’s cabin. The bathroom contains a porcelain cassette toilet, a 4ft bath with shower over and a vanity basin. The galley is equipped with a Thetford Midi Prima MKIII cooker, a 3 way Thetford fridge and Formica worktops. BSC September 2022. Hull survey & blacked 2019. 3 x side hatches. Raleigh is a stunning and rare vessel to the market.

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