Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina



Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina

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  • Sold
  • 59FT
  • Traditional
  • 2010

A narrowboat of distinction Toad has been built by Stephen Heywood and Bourne Boat Builders. Commissioned by a discerning owner and built using best quality woods the interior is to Bourne’s usually high standards.

Using Mike Heywood’s design Stephen has crafted something to be admired and desired. The hull is a great example of the style and has a range of traditional finishes that catch the eye.

Internally the boat has a quality feel owing simply to the materials and craftsmanship. Solid Cherry, Maple and Teak woods are found throughout the boats cabin having been expertly placed and fitted by the time served boat builders at Bourne Boats.

A conventional layout Toad is 60ft in length and offers four berths comprising of two double beds; one permanent and the other a sofa during the daytime. Most importantly the galley is spacious with plenty of storage, workspace and a dishwasher. Both a washing machine and dryer are also fitted aft for those who want to cruise long term.

Equipment centres on a Beta Marine 43Hp engine, arguably the best engines available it has been coupled to a reliable PRM150 gearbox and then also fitted with a 3.5Kw Dometic Travel Power generator. Thanks to this, Toad has plenty of power to run the on-board appliances and also comes equipped with a Victron 1.6kw/70A combi inverter/charger for silent 230v power at night.

Ready to cruise Toad has more than the average mod-cons and is even supplied with a TV, DVD and Satellite system….

Toad is a boat for those who enjoy time afloat and want to do so in quality surroundings.

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Boat Details


Year: 2010
Style: Trad
Hull Builder: Stephen Heywood (Mike Heywood hull design)
Fit Out: Bourne Boat Builders
Length: 59’
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 6” Approx
Draught: 24” Approx
Berths: 2+2
Original Steel Thicknesses: 10-6-5-4mm
R.C.D: Yes - GB-BRNT5918E010
Boat Safety: Valid until 5th of May 2018


Water Tank: 400Ltr Approx (90Gals) - Stainless steel
Stove: Stovax Brunel - Solid fuel stove
Central Heating: Webasto ThermoTop-C diesel central heating system
Hot Water: Supplied by the engine, central heating system and an immersion heater via a calorifier


Alternators: 1 x 45A Start
1 x 150A Domestic
1 x 3.5Kw 230v AC 16A Dometic travel power pack
Batteries: 1 x 105Ah 12v Start
2 x 105Ah 12v Bowthruster
5 x 110Ah 12v Domestic
Most batteries have been replaced March 2017 with a 2 year warranty, ask for more details…
Galvanic Isolator: Yes
Inverter/Charger: Victron 1.6kw/70A combi inverter/charger
230v: Via landline and inverter
Lighting: 12v LED lighting throughout
Gas: 2 x 13kg propane cylinders stored in a bow gas locker
Entertainment: Fitted CD radio player with speakers throughout


Engine: Beta Marine B-43 KC - 43Hp @2,800rpm
Engine Hrs: Only 1,265Hrs
Engine Servicing: Last serviced March 2017 – Serviced annually
Gearbox: PRM 150 2:1 ratio - Hydraulic type
Bow Thruster: Vetus 95Kgf – Electric bowthruster with remote control fob
Fuel Tank: 200Ltr Approx (45Gals)
Last Blacked: February 2017 – Shot blasted hull sides / counter plate and blacked with Hempel Hempadur 45143 2 pack Epoxy


Insulation: Sprayed polyurethane foam
Fit Out: Fitted throughout using the best woods available the interior finish is one of the best available, the following materials are used:
• Foredeck & Doors - Teak, a rich golden-brown wood a hard to medium density, Teak has a fire and acid tolerance in addition to steam bending potential. Traditionally used in furniture and ship building thanks to its durability and cosmetic appearance.
• Sub Floor - Balau, sturdy yellow-brown heartwood used in construction, bridge and wharf construction. Very durable and immune from insect or fungal attack.
• Flooring - Cherry, known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. This cherry floor is sealed with a natural resin and has just been re-treated.
• T&G Roof Lining - Guarea, traditionally found in furniture, cabinetmaking, boat building, high-class joinery and vehicle construction. It dries fairly rapidly with little tendency to warp and there is only small movement in service so ideal for a T&G ceiling.
• Interior - Maple ply panelling is used throughout with a solid Maple trims and frame work. A non-durable or perishable wood it is not suitable for exterior use but is perfect for wood turning and has a generally straight, fine grain with an even texture ideal for interior finishes.
Flooring: Solid cherry flooring is fitted throughout the living areas and Amtico flooring to the Galley & Bathroom
Seating: A fitted half-dinette is situated within the living area and a second bench is also fitted aft (this also transforms into a second double berth)
Cooking: Equipped with a Spinflo 4 burner hob and matching Spinflo oven / grill
Fridge/Freezer: Waeco 12v under counter fridge with freezer compartment
Washing Machine: Zanussi Aquacycle 1300 washing Machine
Zanussi TC 180 tumble dryer
Miele integrated dishwasher
Galley Worktops: Reconstituted marble worksurfaces are fitted throughout the galley and bathroom
Toilet: Vetus macerator pump-out WC system with self-pump-out facility
Shower: Fully tiles shower enclosure with a chrome & glass door and a chrome thermostatic shower valve
Basin: White ceramic wash basin set in to reconstituted marble topped cabinet with a chrome mixer tap


Toad is not an average narrowboat and has many additional features; externally these features include Northwich handrails, recessed aft cabin panels, rivets and a beautifully swept josher style bow
Paintwork: Predominantly green with cream roof panels and coachlines. The rear panels are red with traditional signwriting
Side Doors: Two pairs of side doors are fitted to Toad on opposing sides of the living dining area both with interior glazing for those fair weather days
Lockers: A bow gas locker and two large foredeck seat lockers
Windows: Solid brass opening portholes with a black painted finish are fitted throughout the boat


Supplied with an inventory of general cruising equipment and an in built self-pump-out facility

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