3rd July Update

Coronavirus update

We have produced a short video to help our customers get up to date with some of the changes and measures we have put in place to allow you safe access to the marina from the 4th July. Click the link below.

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To say thank you to all our loyal moorers, we would like to offer you a free pre-season boat check...

We know the last few months have been tough as everyone has been separated from what they love the most; for some that will be friends and family and others it may be their narrowboat?

Whatever it maybe we would like to offer all of our moorers a free pre-season health check for their boat, this is to assist you in getting back to boating as soon as possible.

Aqueducts free pre-season boat check will include the following:


A visual inspected and emptying via bilge pump*
*(Subject to no contamination being present).

Stern Gland

Assessed for drips and wear of the gland packing.


We will run up your engine to get things lubricated internally and clear the damp.
The engine oil level will be checked along with both coolant level & mixture.


Each battery is disconnected and tested individually; our battery testing equipment uses the specification of your battery to review and score its health on a scale of 1 to 100.

At the end of the health check each boat will receive a report card, listing results for the checks undertaken; if we feel anything is required this will be listed for review or we will call you on the day should action be more urgent.

Does your boat need a little more than our free pre-season boat check?

As an engineer will already be attending to your boat, we can also offer the following additional services, some of which will be discounted;

Diesel bug testing

Bacterial culturing is used to test if diesel bug is in your fuel system; we can now grow diesel bug in a test tube with a sample your fuel should it be contaminated!

Standard engine service

£120.00 Approx* (1hr labour + parts) Normally £180.00 Approx
Reduced in price by one hour’s labour; our standard engine service includes fuel filter, engine oil and filter replacement along with more technical checks.
*Gearbox oil, non-standard instillations and traditional engine services can also be undertaken; for more info ask a member of the team.

Traditional stern gland packing

Traditional stern gland packing can be replaced whilst we are undertaking the free checks; if you think this need’s completing or if we advise you it looks due; you can simply add this to the visit.

Boat cleaning

We are also glad to confirm that our interior cleaners are back to work and available Monday – Saturday from next week; should you wish to have the interior of your boat cleaned before you visit for the first time after lockdown this can now be booked. Just so that you know… Our interior cleaners have changed their practices to ensure they can work in a Covid-Secure manner changing the cleaning products they use to those with virus fighting ingredients. The boat cleaning price has maintained its original standard cost of £36.00

To book any cleaning services please call or email our office on;
01270 525 040


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  • Sold
  • 60FT
  • Traditional
  • 2001

Eclipse No2 is a 60ft traditionally styled narrowboat, built by the renowned S. M. Hudson Boat Builders 2001 and fitted with a beautiful Gardner 2LW engine.

Crafted by experts in the industry, Eclipse No2 has been fitted with quality materials to include both solid Oak and Mahogany. The equipment used is also some of the best available, complementing and enhancing the otherwise traditional look with modern convenience and performance.

Originally fitted with a Beta JD3, this was removed in 2007 to make room for the rebuilt Gardner 2LW which stands beautifully in the engine room and can be heard soulfully running by passers-by who may even admire through the side doors should they be open.

Accommodation on board means that four can comfortably be seated for dining whilst up to 5 may sleep.

Overall Eclipse No2 is in my opinion a great example of What an S.M. Hudson boat should be with an elegant sweeping josher style bow and a traditional design which centers on a beautiful engine.


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Boat Details


Year: 2001
Style: Traditional style
Hull Builder: S.M. Hudson Boat Builders
Fit Out: S.M. Hudson Boat Builders
Length: 60’
Cabin Headroom: Main cabin 6’’2” & Boatmans cabin 5’2”
Draught: 29”-32”
Berths: 4-5
Original Steel Thicknesses: 15/6/5/4 mm
R.C.D Compliant: Yes - GB-SMH60089J000
Boat Safety: Valid until 22nd of November - 2020 BSSER-318395/16


Water Tank: 568Litre - Stainless Steel
Stove: A Premier 2Kw solid fuel stove is fitted in the boatmans cabin
Central Heating: A Webasto Thermotop-C 5Kw diesel central heating system is fitted with radiators throughout the boat
Hot Water: Supplied by the engine, central heating system and a 1Kw immersion heater via a 64Litre horizontal calorifier


Alternators: fitted with a Leece Neville 120A alternator
Batteries: 1x 110Ah 12v (644) Start battery fitted 19/05/14, 2x 110Ah 12v(644) Bow Thruster batteries fitted 18/09/18 and 4x 6v 225Ah (Powerline T105 Deep Cycle) fitted 02/05/18 - Domestic batteries are arranged in series-parallel providing 12v
Galvanic Isolation: Yes, fitted with a galvanic isolator
Inverter/Charger: Fitted with a Mastervolt 2.0Kw pure-sine wave inverter and separate Mastervolt 80A battery charger
230v: Eclipse 2 is also equipped with an Electrolux 3.5Kw 220v AC 16A Travel Power generator unit meaning that sockets can be instantly powered by running the engine in addition to the inverter or landline facility
Lighting: 12v LED lighting is fitted throughout
Gas: 2x 13Kg propane gas cylinders with an auto-changeover valve are included
Solar: 6x 100Watt solar panels are fitted with an Outback FLEXmax60 MPPT charge controller


Engine: Gardner 2LW - with a 24x20” propeller
Completely rebuilt in 2006/7 by ex-Gardner engineer Bill Geldeard and fitted to Eclipse on 2007 by the late Tim Leech
Engine Hrs: 3,150Hrs
Engine Servicing: Last serviced July 2019
Gearbox: PRM260 - Hydraulic type
Fuel Tank: 364Litres
Bowthruster: Nobel 9Hp electric bowthruster
Last Blacked: Hull shot blasted and blacked with Hempadur 41536 2 part epoxy paint by Aqueduct Marina October 2018


Insulation: Sprayed polyurethane foam
Fit Out: The cabin is lined predominantly with solid Oak planking with Oak face ply used below the gunwales and to construct both bulkheads and cabinets. The interior is trimmed with solid Mahogany. The aft boatmans cabin is constructed in a traditional design and scumbled. All wood work and interior finishes are completed to a very high standard.
Flooring: Carpeted in the living area and corridors the bathroom &
toilet are tiled and the galley has vinyl flooring. The engine room and the boatmans cabin both have wooden floors
Seating: Fitted with both an L-shaped and a pullman style dinette which provide 4 berths
Cooking: fitted with a 3 burner gas hob, a separate oven/grill and a microwave oven
Fridge/Freezer: Inlander 12v fridge with freezer compartment
Washing Machine: Zanussi Aquacycle 1300 washing machine
Galley Worktops: Solid oak hard wood work surfaces
Toilet: Fitted with a Sealand Vacuflush pump-out system - 136Litre stainless steel waste tank
Shower: Fitted with a large fully tiled shower enclosure, gold thermostatic shower mixer and automatic shower pump
Basin: A white ceramic wash basin is set into a corner cabinet with gold finished hot and cold taps


Paintwork: Painted in a traditional style with two shades of Grey fore, Red rear panels, handrails. Escape No2 is also traditionaly sign written with a variety of decoration
Side Doors: Pair of side doors are fitted to the starboard side of the fore cabin. The engine room is also fitted with one pair of side doors to the port side and a pair of side doors with a hatch to the starboard side
Lockers: Eclipse No2 has a bow locker carrying 2x 13Kg
Windows: Fitted with single glazed brass portholes throughout


Supplied with various items of cruising equipment to include but not limited to; anchor, ropes, windlasses and mooring pins

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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