Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

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  • 25FT
  • Cruiser
  • 2017

Our 2017 25ft Beetle is now available….

The smaller of the Beetle range this 25ft narrowboat offers a 4 berths layout designed for short excursions and a weekend get-away on the canals. With the ability to turn almost within its own length the 25ft Beetle is an ideal day cruiser, you can turn this boat in many places along the canal network without the need of a winding hole.

Equipped with modern and convenient fixtures the 25ft Beetle has a reliable and trusted Beta Marine engine. The galley is fitted with a Thetford two burner hob, oven / grill and 12v fridge. And last but not least the shower room is equipped with a Thetford cassette WC, wash basin and thermostatic shower.

Fabricated and fitted by Aintree Boat Co to their usual high standards this little narrowboat has not been left short.

The exterior has been finished with Epifanes paints in a wonderful tri-colour livery and only awaits signwriting with the new name. Our beetle’s hull has been blacked with a “Vinyl Tar” coating; this is used for its hard finish and resilient properties.

Available for purchase now we’ll be handing over the boat to a lucky new owner at the London Boat Show in January and onwards delivery to a UK mainland marina of the owner’s choice is included.

 For more information call 01270 525 046

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Boat Details


Year: 2017 - New
Style: Cruiser
Hull Builder: Aintree Boats
Fit Out: Aintree Boats
Length: 25ft
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 7” Approx
Draught: 22” Approx
Berths: 2 - 5
Original Steel Thicknesses: 10-6-5-4mm
R.C.D: Yes
Boat Safety: Yes, New 4 year certificate upon purchase


Water Tank: 200Ltr - Stainless steel
Stove: N/a
Central Heating: Eberspἅcher Airtronic D2 - Hot blown air system
Hot Water: Supplied by the engine via a 22Ltr calorifier


Alternators: 1 x 45Amp
Batteries: 1 x Start (12v 110Ah) & 2 x Domestic (12v 135Ah)
Galvanic Isolator: Yes
Inverter/Charger: Victron Pure-Sine combi 800Watt / 35Amp
230v: Supplied by landline & inverter to sockets throughout
Lighting: 12v LED lighting throughout
Gas: Space for 2 x 3.9Kg cylinders (1 x supplied)
Entertainment: Integrated TV antenna points and high level sockets for wall mounted TV’s


Engine: Beta Marine B16 - 16Hp @ 3,600rpm
Engine Hrs: New
Engine Servicing: New
Gearbox: PRM 90 - Mechanical
Bow Thruster: N/a
Fuel Tank: 50Ltr Approx
Last Blacked: New - Coflex Vinyl Tar


Insulation: Sprayed polyurethane foam
Fit Out: Fitted with Oak, cream painted ceiling and wall panels with solid wood framing and 18mm block board bulkheads
All Oak wood work is coated with two coats of two pack lacquer creating a hard wearing, durable finish
All internal fixtures and fittings are chrome
Flooring: Vinyl cushion flooring is used throughout
Seating: Two forward bench seats forward (seat 4) and two double dinettes are fitted aft (seats 4) a total of 8 seats are available Cooking: Fitted with a combined sink & hob with glass lid to give more work top space, a duplex gas oven & grill
Fridge/Freezer: Waeco 48ltr 12v fridge with freezer box
Washing Machine: N/a
Galley Worktops: Laminate work surfaces
Toilet: Thetford cassette WC
Shower: Walk in wet room with Shower Wall waterproof panelling system and a thermostatic chrome shower valve
Basin: Corner white ceramic wash basin with a chrome mixer tap


Paintwork: The boat is painted using Epifanes yacht enamel with colours of the owner’s choice
Side Doors: N/a
Lockers: Fore bow storage locker, twin bow seat lockers and an aft deck gas locker
Windows: Polished silver full hopper hidden fix windows throughout


Supplied with a basic cruising kit to get you going on the canals
This includes; BWB key, windlass, mooring pins x3, hammer and ropes x3

Any information relating to the history or condition of the Boat supplied by the Company is only as supplied to the Company by the Seller and the Company cannot be held responsible and shall not be liable in any way if such information proves to be inaccurate. It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that all particulars given in the course of the purchase of the Boat are accurate. Such particulars are intended only as a guide and do not constitute a term of any contract.

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