April Love is a 30ft cruiser stern narrowboat currently moored near Derby. She was built in 1981 by Hancock and Lane and has been with its current owners for over 5 years. During that time the current owners have actually been living aboard so she has been very well looked after and all maintenance has been kept up to date. A recent hull survey has been done and shows the steel work to be in sound condition.
Starting at the stern of April Love you step on to a spacious cruiser style deck. This gives you ample outside space for entertaining and whilst navigating the canal network. On the deck you also have easy access to the gaslocker which comfortably holds 2 13kg propane bottles. Once aboard you can then enter the cabin through the port door with hatch. Inside April Love is very much an open plan layout which helps to maximise the available space and provides a light and airy feel. Rearward most of this space is the galley area which is equipped with a Dometic gas oven and stove, a fridge with freezer compartment, a full mixer sink, the Morco D-61B water heater and plenty of storage space in the form of high and low level cupboards. Moving slightly forward in the cabin there is also a Arada AX2S2 multifuel stove, a sofa and a small breakfast bar. This is also where the fitted CD player is located. On the port side of the cabin is the bathroom which is fitted with a mixer shower and a Thetford cassette toilet. Beyond this is a separate bedroom area with a fitted bed which extends under the forward deck.
April Love is powered by a 2 cylinder Lister 20hp diesel engine which provides that unmistakable narrowboat sound and starts easily first time. Because of the cruiser style stern access to the engine is fantastic as is access to the 2 leisure batteries and engine start battery. The engine compartment also has an automatic bilge pump.
A boat safety certificate has been issued earlier this year and will has well over 3 years before expiring. A hull survey has been done and shows that the hull is in good condition and should remain that way with continued good maintenance. A copy of the survey is available when viewing April Love but remains the property of the owner and so can not be emailed or posted.
Viewings are strictly by appointment only and can be arranged via eBay messaging. Appointments are often available Monday – Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
All viewings are done whilst observing social distancing guidelines. Masks are required whilst onboard and hand sanitiser is available.
Name: April Love
Builder: Hancock & Lane
Boat Safety: 4 Years Remaining
Engine: Lister 2 Cyclinder 20hp
Water Heater: Morco D-61B
Toilet: Thetford Cassette
Extras: Built in CD player
Automatic Bilge Pump
Fridge with Freezer Compartment
Arada AX2S2 Multifuel Stove
Dometic Gas Cooker
Gas: 2 x 13kg Propane
Electrical: Ctek M200 Battery Charger
Sterling Galvanic Isolator
230v Shore Power
Batteries: 2 Leisure
- Price: £21,500