Tilda is a 62ft narrowboat that has been built to the highest standards in every respect, built in 2013 by Norton Canes Boatbuilders and fitted by Sandhills Narrowboats, when new it would have cost £150,000 to build, 

Lying: Grand Union Canal. Warwickshire




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Tilda has been immaculately built and at £119,000 there is the opportunity to purchase a nearly new boat, with an impressive specification and an even more impressive pedigree. Tilda is a boat that needs to be viewed to appreciate the sheer quality of the steelwork and joinery.

Overall Length:            62’0”

Beam:                           6’10”

Plating:                        10 / 6 / 5

Well Deck:                    5’0”

Tilda’s well deck has storage lockers and a drop down table, the well deck is covered by a canvas cratch cover and has a glazed wooden deck board.

Saloon:                        12’0”

Steps lead down from the well deck through double doors into the saloon of Tilda. The saloon has units on the starboard side, there is a TV cabinet and shelving, fin rads supply heat to the saloon from under these units. The furniture in the saloon is a double seater sofa bed which is included in the sale.

Galley:                         8’0”

The galley has units on both the port and starboard side.  The work surfaces are solid granite. The galley is equipped with a 4-ring hob, oven and grill, a 240v fridge and a Meile washer/dryer. The galley has starboard side doors.

Bathroom:                    5’6”

The bathroom is a walk through bathroom, the shower is a 900mm quadrant tiled shower unit with sliding doors, the basin is a ceramic corner basin that is set into a vanity unit and the toilet is an electric flush macerator

Bedroom                      8’0”

The bedroom houses a fixed double bed, there are drawers under the bed and a wardrobe at the end of the bed.

Engine Room:              6’0”

The engine room houses a beautifully restored Gardner 2LW from 1952 that was rebuilt by Walshes of Manchester. The engine has a PRM260 gearbox and has push/pull and speedwheel controls.

Back Cabin:                  8’0”

The back cabin is in a traditional arrangement with a table cupboard and a 4’ bed ‘ole. There is a small solid fuel stove that heats the area.

Head Room:                 6’4”

Draught:                       2’3”


  • Grit blasted and 2-pack epoxy blacked and renewed in 2017
  • 4 x magnesium anodes

Heating and Water

  • Celmar food-grade polypropylene water tank
  • Hurricane diesel boiler feeds radiators and fin rads
  • Immersion heater, hurricane and engine feed twin coil calorifier
  • Morso squirrel solid fuel stove with double skinned flue in galley and solid fuel stove in back cabin
  • 3 x 13kg gas bottles in bow locker with remote gas shut off in galley

Power Systems

  • Single alternator with split charger
  • 2 x  starter batteries
  • 6 x 160Ah multicell AGM domestic batteries
  • 4kVa Beta Marine Generator
  • Mastervolt 2.5kW Inverter / Charger
  • Shoreline 12v ceiling mounted lighting throughout
  • Solar panels to cabin top controlled by MPPT controllers


  • 240v self pumpout machine
  • Flat screen Smart TV and satellite system


  • 1952 Gardner 2LW rebuilt by Walshes Engineering
  • PRM 260 gearbox
  • Integral fuel tank
  • Engine serviced at regular intervals
  • Push/pull and speedwheel controls

Fit out Materials

  • Sprayfoam insulation
  • Blue brick ballast
  • Fit out in American oak T&G and panelling with painted ply panels
  • Amtico flooring
  • Double glazed portholes


Traditional stern with traditional paintwork. Well deck covered by cratch with glazed wooden deck board.

Navigation Equipment

Ropes, fenders, windlasses, piling irons, mooring pins, poles, etc.