Nr Huntingdon Cambridgeshire UK|
Talwar- Beautiful classic centre-cockpit Moores-Bourn 35’ x 10'6" cruiser. Draws approx 3'. Air draft with deck house folded approx 6'
All up and running and ready to go.
Apologies for the essay but there’s a lot to cover here!
Economical BMC 1500 diesel on shaft. Engine keel-cooled. Gearbox/exhaust raw-water cooled
Hull GRP. Cabin sides mahogany (freshly varnished July 2021) Cabin roofs GRP sheathed.
Covered mooring available until October (and possibly thereafter by separate negotiation with land owner)
Boat safety cert expires 2023. Last lifted and antifouling 2019.
Hull beneath waterline epoxied 2015. Hull sides resprayed professionally 2015
Full winter cover with access and front canopy. (Jeckylls 2016). Deckhouse canopy repaired (Fine Wooden Boats 2021)
Hot/cold running water- 240v calorifier/engine heated. Walk in shower room with pump out toilet and washbasin
Permanent double berth in forecabin. Stowage beneath bed and chest of draws. Small washbasin.
Large aft cabin with open plan galley/living room. Galley bespoke pine with Belfast sink. Undercounter 12v fridge. 4 burner smev hob. Dualit oven. Filtered water. Large L-shaped sofa coverts to single berth. Could be adapted to double.
Webasto blown air diesel heating to both cabins. Solid fuel stove in aft cabin. Stereo with speakers to aft cabin and cockpit. TVs in both aft and forecabins.
Sterling intelligent charger and 1400w inverter. Solar panel and MPPT.
Engine starts easily with minimal preheat. Heat exchanger/injector pump/lift pump/water pump/glow plugs/alternator replaced in my ownership. Morse controls. Integrated log/echo. Nav lights upgraded for night-running.
I’ve owned Talwar since 2013. In that time she has seen continual maintenance and updating. She is fitted out as a cruising liveaboard. I lived aboard initially, then moved ashore. We moved back on board in lockdown 1. I never thought I’d sell her, but a wide beam steel boat came up for sale and we find ourselves on a new larger boat as of July hence Talwar is on the market.
She will fit through every lock on the Ouse with the exception of Cardington nr Bedford. You’ll need to pull the fenders up for Brampton lock, and fold the deckhouse above Offord and Hilgay on the Wissey. She has over 2” of iroko rubbing strip all round capped with galvanised steel d-section so is well protected for locks. We’ve cruised over 1000 nautical miles since relaunching after hull work in 2015. A week’s cruising costs about £60 in diesel. She last moved yesterday when I took her to pump out at Hartford Marina- see title picture
Records have her as the Broads hire boat Ruby Emblem from 1970ish. A mid sixties build. She’s had a few different chapters- see pic of brass plate in cockpit. She was lifted into the Ouse from the Broads in 2005.
There are not many of these left in good order. Her topsides are freshly varnished/painted (International woodskin/toplac). All the classic good looks with the reassurance of a GRP hull, and a full winter cover with zipped access to the deckhouse. Solid fuel stove can be used with cover on- there is a removable panel for the chimney.
Currently moored at Houghton near Huntingdon. Viewings encouraged to genuine prospective owners.
Note- I would consider a part exchange of a smaller dayboat/weekender with a trailer up to 22’/4wd/tractor/something interesting if it helps
|Vessel type:||River cruiser|
|Builder:||Moores of Wroxham|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||35'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.