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Quest – 32ft Cruiser Stern Narrowboat

Quest is a 32ft cruiser stern narrowboat built in 1991 by the highly regarded Mike Heywood. At 32ft Quest is an ideal size for someone looking to start a new adventure on the canal network. The not too big not too small size also make Quest a great weekend boat for a more seasoned boater.

Enter quest at the stern you step onto the spacious cruiser deck. This space is large enough to accommodate a handful of people whilst cruising but not so large that you sacrifice cabin space. A lightweight but sturdy checker plate deck panel provides easy and open access to the Beta 30 engine, which was only fitted in 2014.

Moving inside Quest through the central double doors you have the shower/toilet space to your right. This cleverly designed space may look cramped at first glance but opening the door and to door the the wardrobe oppose doubles the space whilst maintaining privacy. The optimisation of space is a theme that runs the length of Quest, making the most of every inch of its 32ft length.

The open plan cabin starts with a 4 burner gas hob, a gas oven and a 12v fridge on the port side. Opposite is the sink unit with mixer tap and plenty of storage cupboards. Further on is a fixed sofa which converts into a single berth, with storage shelves opposite. The front is then completed with a sofa spanning the width of Quest which then converts into a double birth. Above this sofa is also a set of central double doors and hatch giving access to the foredeck.

Built in 1991 by Mike Heywood
Steel hull, deck and superstructure. 10/6/4 construction.

Beta 30 marine diesel engine fitted in 2014. Only 2040 reported running hours. Fitted with a PRM 80D2 gearbox and twin alternators.

Dimensions: (Approx)
Length overall: 32′
Draft: 2’ 2”

Tunnel light and horn

Three (Fold-out double + Fold-out single)

Gas – Capacity for two 6kg gas bottles in bow

Refleks diesel burner

Water System:
Hot and cold water system, with hot water via calorifier connected to engine cooling system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer shower

Safety Equipment:
Fire blanket and a number of portable fire extinguishers
Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until March 2021

Electrical System:
240v via land supply
12v via 1 domestic batteries
Separate 12v battery for engine starting

Porta Potti Elegance cassette toilet.
Hot and cold water via mixer shower

Vanette 4000/2 gas stove with four burners.
Vanette SL5 gas grill and oven.
12v Inlander fridge.
Sink with hot and cold mixer tap.

Maintenance :
Boat safety certificate valid until March 2021
Last blacked in May 2019


  • Boat Name: Quest 
  • Length (ft): 32 
  • Price: £15,500 
  • Stern Type: Cruiser 
  • Year Of Construction: 1991 
  • Builder: Mike Heywood