Painting to be proud of

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Two days free sign writing with any full repaint booked in 2020.

At Aqueduct we recognise the great pride boats can bring their owners and our painting department works to enhance this and produce painting to be proud of. Our workshops are temperature and humidity controlled allowing painting all year round in the best conditions, giving long lasting results and peace of mind to you the boat owner.




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Office and Chandlery

Monday 23rd December - 8am till 5pm
Tuesday 24th December - 8am till 12noon
Wednesday 25th December – Closed
Thursday 26th December – Closed
Friday 27th December - 9am till 4pm
Saturday 28th December - 9am till 4pm
Sunday 29th December - 9am till 4pm
Monday 30th December - 9am till 4pm
Tuesday 31st December - 9am till 12noon
Wednesday 1st January – Closed
Thursday 2nd January – 8am till 5pm

The Galley Café

Monday 23rd December – 9:30am till 4pm
Tuesday 24th December – 9:30am till 12noon
Wednesday 25th December – Closed
Thursday 26th December – Closed
Friday 27th December - 9:30am till 3pm
Saturday 28th December - 9:30am till 3pm
Sunday 29th December - 9:30am till 3pm
Monday 30th December – 9:30am till 3pm
Tuesday 31st December – 9:30am till 12noon - Sorry we wont be serving food on this day.
Wednesday 1st January – Closed
Thursday 2nd January – 9:30am till 4pm


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  • Sold
  • 53FT
  • Traditional
  • 1997

Narrow Escape is a 53ft Trad, built by Peter Nicholls the hull with its long swim which can be seen from within the cabin provides long strikingly elegant lines in the water.

Fitted by Witham Narrowboats the interior has a traditional feel that remains light and airy throughout thanks to the great use of natural light and simple paintwork in the off-set bathroom.

The woodwork features predominantly solid oak which really catches your eyes and draws you through the boat providing the cabin with a larger than life feel.

Equipment is also good; there is a 3.0Kw inverter, solar panel, Sterling battery charger, Candy washing machine and diesel stove just to name the larger items. Ideal for extended cruising with the on board equipment Narrow Escape is a great prospect.

Powered by a Perkins MC42 Narrow Escape has a generous amount of thrust available for exploring the waterways whilst being both manageable and practical on a day-to-day basis.

Narrow Escape could be my favourite boat this year and I hope that others are just as interested in the wonderful example.


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Boat Details


Year: 1997
Style: Trad
Hull Builder: Peter Nicholls
Fit Out: Witham Narrowboats
Length: 53’
Cabin Headroom: 6’ 3”
Draught: 2’ 2”
Berths: 2
Original Steel Thicknesses: 10-6-4-4mm
R.C.D: N/a
Boat Safety: Valid until 1st of May 2021 – BSSER-328789/17


Water Tank: Integral steel tank – 170 Gallons approx
Stove: Kabola Old English diesel stove
Central Heating: Mikuni MX40 diesel central heating boiler
Hot Water: Supplied by the engine and Mikuni boiler via a twin coil calorifier


Alternators: 1 x 55A (12v) & 1 x 120A (12v)
Batteries: 4 x Domestic & 1x Engine – Capacities not recorded
Galvanic Isolator: N/a
Inverter/Charger: Sunshine Solar 3Kw inverter & Sterling Pro-Charge-U battery charger
230v: Yes throughout, via inverter and landline
Lighting: LED throughout
Gas: 2 x 13kg
Entertainment: 12v Radio & 12v/230v Wall Mounter LCD TV


Engine: Perkins MC42 – 42Hp
Engine Hrs: 4,505 hours
Engine Servicing: Last serviced October 2018
Gearbox: PRM Delta – Hydraulic type
Bow Thruster: N/a
Fuel Tank: 40 Gallons approx
Last Blacked: 2015 – Bitumen blacking


Insulation: Polystyrene
Fit Out: Oak T&G above the gunwales & Oak faced panelling below
Flooring: carpet throughout except for vinyl tiles in the bathroom
Seating: 2 x Leather seats
Cooking: Spinflo 4 burner hob with separate oven / grill
Fridge/Freezer: Inlander 12v fridge with freezer compartment
Washing Machine: Candy 4Kg 230v washer
Galley Worktops: Cream tiled work surface and splashback
Toilet: Porta-potti with spare cassette
Shower: Half bath with shower above
Basin: Ceramic Basin in Vanity Unit


Paintwork: Pale grey with blue cabin sides and roof
Side Doors: One pair opposite the galley
Lockers: Bow locker
Windows: drop top hopper style windows and traditional brass portholes fitted throughout with two traditional light prisms fitted above the bed providing an abundance of light


Fitted with a solar panel and Photonic Universe dual battery solar charge controller
Also supplied with cruising kit to include a pole, boat hook, plank, mooring pins, mooring ropes, anchor and fenders

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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