Unique trailer boat

£ 3,000.00
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Title
Unique trailer boat
Condition
Used
Boat Brand
Plymouth Pilot
Hull Material
GRP
Posted
Aug 15, 2020
Additional information
Built
1989
Length
16 ft
Beam
5.6 ft
Cruising Speed
5 kn
Maximum Speed
8 kn
Water Tank Capacity
4 gal
Description
Gannet is a small trailer boat, built for the rivers and canals of the UK and beyond. She is built on the excellent Plymouth Pilot hull and has a cabin constructed in marine ply on an ash frame. Inside, there is a V bunk, a toilet compartment and a small galley area. The craft is powered by a Kubota Z482 motor driving a new PRM gearbox. The motor is cooled by radiator to avoid problems with silt and filters. She is steered by tiller, giving the craft a traditional feel. The trailer, which is only 5 years old, is included in the sale. It has been lowered to make launching from a suitable slip simple. The whole rig weighs just a shade over 1 ton making towing easy. I tow with an old Freelander with no problem at all.
Gannet allows boating on a shoestring with no expensive moorings or year round licences. Fuel consumption is very low and you have the advantage of being able to start from any suitable slip on the system. The last 2 years, she has spent on the Brecon to Monmouth canal. Gannet has a current BSS certificate, valid up to January 2024.
After owning narrow boats for many years, I feel that the boats on the system have become very uniform, few stand out as different, unlike in the 50s and 60s when all types of boats like old lifeboats and landing craft could be seen on our canals and rivers. My intention was to build a boat that recreated the type of craft that was around in those earlier years and perhaps turn a few heads. She s an excellent day boat, perfect for the river or for those more intrepid, to explore all corners of our canal system. If you are a strapping 6 ft 6 inches then Gannet may not be the boat for you, but if you are interested, please get in touch on 07870936317, 01527852816 or bobandles@ outlook .com
Engine Details
Engine Model
Kubota z482
Engine Power
10 HP
Fuel
  • Diesel
  • Petrol
  • Other
Address/Contact Details
Country
England
Region
Warwickshire
City
Studley
Contact Number
07870936317
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