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Sapphire – 40ft Traditional Stern Narrowboat

Sapphire is a 40ft narrowboat with a traditional stern built in 1990 by Midland Canal Centre.

Coming aboard at the bow you step into the covered welldeck. This light and tidy space provides plenty of storage space for muddy boots whilst also giving you a sheltered area to relax whilst cruising or in the evenings. Moving in through the wooden doubles doors you enter into the saloon area. Two fixed sofas, one either side, give generous seating space to easily accommodate 4 adults. The split stowable table installed to give either a small table suitable for 2 people or both parts can be used to give double the table space. When night time comes the sofas can be converted into a temporary bed to sleep additional guests. Included in the saloon is also a small 12v television, an Arada solid fuel stove and plenty of storage cupboards.

The galley is equipped with a Bompani gas hob and oven and a Shoreline 12v fridge. Storage cupboards can be found above the cooker and also under the sink.

The bathroom is fitted with a shower and vanity basin with storage underneath. There is also a PortaPotti Qube 365 cassette toilet.

The bedroom featured a fixed double bed with open storage below. There is a double cupboard above the head of the bed and a tall cupboard at the foot providing plenty of storage spaces and options.

The Beta 35 engine is located under the steps to the rear deck. Under the deck are 2 domestic batteries and a starter battery.

Current boat safety certificate is valid for 6 months but a new 4 year certificate will be provided with the sale. A recent survey has been completed and is available on request.

Sapphire is currently moored outside Derby roughly 15 mins from junction 24 of the M1. Viewing is by appointment only and is highly recommended.


Built: 1990
Builder: Midland Canal Centre
Length: 40ft
Fixed Berths: 2

Make/Model: Beta 35

Hot Water & Heating
Solid Fuel Stove: Arada

12v Lighting: Yes
240v Landline: Yes
Inverter: Numax 1200w
Leisure Batteries: 2
Starter Battery: 1

Toilet: Porta Potti Qube 365
Vanity Basin: Yes
Shower: Yes

Cooker: Bompani Gas Oven/Hob
Fridge: Shoreline 12v

  • Boat Type: Narrowboat 
  • Boat Name: Sapphire 
  • Length (ft): 40 
  • Price: £24,995 
  • Stern Type: Traditional 
  • Year Of Construction: 1990 
  • Builder: Midland Canal Centre