Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

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Length: 60ft
Storage £/ft: 0.88
1 Week: £52.80
6 Months: £1372.80
9 Months: £2059.20
12 Months: £2745.60

C&RT License: 60ft
3 Months: £267.65
6 Months: £535.31
12 Months: £892.18

6 month storage paid in advance includes 2 FREE slipways and 4 days mooring
9 month storage paid in advance includes 4 FREE slipways and 8 days mooring
12 month storage paid in advance includes 6 FREE slipways and 12 days mooring

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  • Under Offer
  • 56FT
  • Traditional
  • 1985

Esperance is an unusual and rather rare narrow beam launch; built originally by Sagar Marine in 1985 as a replica of “Water Witch” the 1915 Leeds & Liverpool Inspection launch. Only a few of these striking boats were ever produced.

Both above and below the water Sagar have produced a boat with a wonderful shape; the hull has a beautifully long swim with yacht like curves whilst the cabin features around 16 large double glazed windows between each of which is an ornate cornice formed into the steelwork beneath the roof line. The bow offers a vast covered seating area, ideal for leisurely inspecting the canal or river.

Internally Esperance offers a forward living area, galley, bathroom and bedroom. The cabin is flooded by light through the large windows. Conventional in many ways this ends aft where you will find an offset Beta Marine 62hp engine with hydraulic transfer and controls for the hydraulic bowthruster.

Equipped with the aforementioned powerful engine and bowthruster system Esperance is equally attuned to a river environment as it is to the canals such as the Leeds & Liverpool where this original design of inspection launch was placed in service. Also fitted with a large 2.5Kw inverter and two sources of heating the cabin is a comfortable and practical space all year round.

Overall this is an elegant and practical boat capable of performing across both canals and rivers without compromise. Guaranteed to attract some attention when you’re out be prepared to accept compliments as you cruise!

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Boat Details


Year: 1985/86
Style: Narrow Beam Inspection launch
Hull Builder: Sagar Marine
Fit Out: Sagar Marine & Others
Length: 56’
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 2“
Draught: 2’ 5½”
Berths: 2+2
Original Steel Thicknesses: 10-6-4mm
R.C.D: N/a
Boat Safety: Valid until 2019


Paintwork: Predominantly cobalt blue with cream anti-slip roof and bow panels
Side Doors: N/a
Lockers: Bow locker and foredeck seat lockers fitted
Windows: Sixteen large double glazed window panels throughout


Engine: Beta Marine 62Hp engine (5-cylinder)
Engine Hrs: 3,345 hrs
Engine Servicing: Last serviced November 2016
Gearbox: Hydraulic drive system
Bow Thruster: Craftsman - Hydraulic system
Fuel Tank: Approx 340 Ltrs – Bow & stern tanks
Last Blacked: May 2017 - Bitumen


Insulation: Unknown
Fit Out: Vintage effect T&G panelling
Flooring: Fitted carpet mats throughout the living areas
Seating: Two 3-seat settees are fitted to the saloon & Two 3/4-seat benches are fitted to the foredeck area
Cooking: Optimus 3-burner gas hob
Fridge/Freezer: Shoreline 4cuft 12v
Washing Machine: N/a
Galley Worktops: Brown eggshell tiling
Toilet: Tecma macerator pump-out system with gauge
Shower: Modern shower cubicle with thermostatic shower valve and automatic shower pump
Basin: Corner hand wash basin


Water Tank: Approx 150 Gallons – Stainless steel
Stove: Ornamental stove – Fitted with a Webasto Airtop 2000 ST (Diesel) which heats the cabin and fore deck area
Central Heating: Webasto Thermotop 5.2Kw (Diesel)
Hot Water: Supplied by the engine and central heating via a twin-coil calorifier


Alternators: 1 x 55Amp (Start) & 1 x 90Amp (Domestic)
Batteries: 1 x Start & 3 x 110Ah Domestic
Galvanic Isolator: Yes
Inverter/Charger: Sterling 2.5Kw Pro-combi-S (Inverter/charger)
230v: Via inverter & landline
Lighting: LED throughout
Gas: 2 x 13Kg
Entertainment: Supplied with TV/DVD and integrated Pure DAB radio with cabin speakers


Sold inclusive of general cruising inventory on board.

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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