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Bunbury – 38ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat

Bunbury was built in 2004 by Midland Canal Centre. The design is the “deluxe” version of MCCs Little Gem narrowboat.

Starting at the stern you are welcomed onto Bunbury’s generously sized cruiser deck. Under the deck boards sits the Barrus Shire 30 engine which provides propulsion and, via a 32L calorifier, hot water. The filler for the 210L diesel tank, gas locker and 240v hookup is also situated on the rear deck.

Heading inside through the central double steel doors you enter the galley area. This is equipped with a shoreline 12v fridge, a Caprice 2040 freestanding gas cooker, stainless steel sinker/drainer and plenty of storage cupboard and drawers.

Moving on into the open living area there is additional storage, a fitted sofa and 12v Television. A full length mirror and fitted wardrobe means the living space can also double as a dressing room.

The bathroom follows and is fitted with a mixer shower, vanity basin and Thetford Porta Potti.

The most forward of the interior is the dinette come master bedroom. By day this space provides ample seating for 4 people to enjoy a meal together. By night the dinette converts into a double bed, which could be left made up during the day if desired.

A wide offset door leads from the interior out on to the sizeable welldeck. Because the gas locker is located at the rear there is no wasted space up front. This allows for a much larger than expected space for either storage whilst cruising or space to enjoy with guests.

The outside of Bunbury may look a little tired but it does provide a strong base for a potential new owner to make their own. Currently moored at Stenson Marina on the Trent & Mersey canal just outside derby. Viewing is highly recommended.


Name: Bunbury
Length: 38ft
Year Built: 2004
Construction: Steel 10/6/4
Berths: 3
Fuel Tank: 210L
Engine: Barrus Shire 30
Gearbox: PRM 80D2

Batteries: 1 Starter, 2 Leisure.
Galvanic Isolator: Fitted

Heating & Hot water: Morso Squirrel, 32L Calorifier
Water Tank: 450L

Gas: 2 x 6kg Propane
Toilet: Porta Potti 365
Fridge: Shoreline 12v

Last blacked and anodes replaced: October 2017

  • Boat Type: Narrowboat 
  • Boat Name: Bunbury 
  • Length (ft): 38 
  • Price: £27,490 
  • Stern Type: Cruiser 
  • Year Of Construction: 2004 
  • Builder: Midland Canal Centre