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  • 50FT
  • Traditional
  • 2008

Madiba is a 50ft Trad style narrowboat built 2008. Completed by the owner; the hull is a Tim Tyler with Josher style bow and riveted finish.

The layout includes a fore deck with glazed bow doors, galley, living area, offset bathroom and  aft bedroom and fixed double berth.

A conventional trad the Isuzu 35Hp engine and gearbox are enclosed in the trad stern along with other services.

Madiba has a panted T&G upper cabin and roof lining with a panelled lower cabin and bulkheads. Flooring is predominantly wood effect laminate.

Equipped with a 2.1Kw inverter, Boatmans solid fuel stove, Beko 230v fridge, 32” TV and HDR TV box.

Painted elegantly in midnight blue with cream coachlines, a red rear panel and handrails. Madiba is sign written port and starboard with additional decoration.

Overall Madiba is a promising boat; a great pedigree of hull and the interior offers an opportunity to improve the ready to go .

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Boat Details


Year: 2008
Style: Trad
Hull Builder: Tim Tyler
Fit Out: Owner – M. J. Hewitt
Length: 50’
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 5” approx
Draught: 24” approx
Berths: 4
Original Steel Thicknesses: 10-6-5-4mm
R.C.D: Yes – GB-RYA01456D808
Boat Safety: Valid until 20th of March 2022 – BSSER346251/18


Water Tank: TBC
Stove: Boatman’s solid fuel stove
Central Heating: N/a
Hot Water: Supplied by engine


Alternators: 2 x 80Amp
Batteries: 1 x 110Ah (12v) Start & 2 x 232Ah (6v) domestic
Galvanic Isolator: TBC
Inverter/Charger: 2.1Kw PowerSourcePro
230v: Supplied by landline and inverter
Lighting: 12v LED throughout
Gas: 2 x 13Kg propane cylinders


Engine: Isuzu 35Hp
Engine Hrs: Only 1,840 Hrs (as of 01/11/2019)
Engine Servicing: April 2019
Gearbox: PRM 120D2
Fuel Tank: 205 Litres approx
Last Blacked: April 2018


Insulation: Sprayed polyurethane foam
Fit Out: Painted T&G panelling above the gunwales and to the ceiling; panelled bulkhead and below the gunwales
Flooring: predominantly wood effect laminate
Seating: supplied with a 2 seater sofa bed and easy chair
Cooking: fitted with a full gas cooker; 4 burner, oven and grill
Fridge/Freezer: Fitted with a 230v Beko fridge
Washing Machine: N/a
Galley Worktops: Granite effect roll top laminate work surfaces
Toilet: Fitted with a Thetford cassette C200-CS
Shower: Fitted with a fully tiled shower enclosure and thermostatic shower valve
Basin: Fitted with a raised white ceramic wash basin and chrome mono-mixer tap


Paintwork: Predominantly midnight blue with cream coachlines, a red rear panel and handrails. Madiba is also sign written port and starboard with additional decoration
Side Doors: One pair is fitted to the port side of the galley
Lockers: A bow gas locker is built into the hull
Windows: Single glazed, drop top hopper windows are fitted fore and opening portholes


Supplied with basic cruising equipment to include; windlass, 2 x mooring pins, lump hammer and ropes. Madiba also includes all furnishings such as the sofa and chair.

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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