Kiethan is a 50ft Traditional Stern Narrowboat built in 2004 by Jonathan Wilson and fitted out by Simpson Boats and has been maintained to an excellent standard.

Lying: Glascote Basin, Coventry Canal


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At 50ft Kiethan is an easy to handle size whilst having a clever layout that gives a spacious feeling of a much larger boat.

Overall Length:            50’0”

Beam:                          6’10”

Plating:                        10 / 6 / 4

Well Deck:                   

Kiethan’s well deck has storage lockers which double up as seats, the area is has a glazed deck board and is covered by a vinyl cratch cover, steps lead down into the saloon.


The saloon is an open area that has freestanding furniture to include a sofa bed. The saloon has storage in the form of shelving and cupboards. The area is heated by a solid fuel stove.


The galley units are ‘L’ shaped and located on the port side of Kiethan, The galley is equipped with a 4-ring Thetford gas hob and a Vanette gas oven and grille. There is a 240v fridge with an ice box. The galley area has a Houdini hatch. The galley has an abundance of storage space in the form of drawers and cupboards.


The bedroom has a fixed double bed with shelves over. There is a large full height wardrobe in the bedroom and shelving.


The first bathroom is located off a starboard side corridor, the bathroom has a portapotti toilet, a ceramic basin that sits on a pedestal and there is a ¾ bath with a shower mixer tap in a tiled unit with a curtain.

Head Room:                 6’4”

Draught:                       1’10”


  • Last blacked with International Intertuf 16 in May 2018
  • 4 x magnesium anodes fitted, checked at last docking
  • Engine serviced regular intervals, last service October 2017
  • Boat Safety Certificate to April 2020

Heating and Water

  • Solid fuel stove fitted
  • Engine and immersion heater feed twin coil calorifier
  • 2 x 13kg gas bottles in bow locker
  • Large stainless steel water tank under well deck

Power Systems

  • Twin 50/80A alternators
  • 1 x 90Ah starter battery
  • 4 x 110Ah domestic batteries
  • 1kW Sterling Inverter
  • 60A Sterling Charger
  • Sterling 40A charger
  • Ceiling mounted switched 12v LED lighting
  • 3 No Solar panels combined 265w
  • Victron MPPT solar controller


  • Barrus Shire 40
  • PRM150 gearbox
  • Integral fuel tank – 160 litres approx
  • Engine serviced at regular intervals
  • Morse engine controls
  • 2950 engine hours

Fit out Materials

  • Paving slab ballast
  • Kingspan insulation
  • Fit out in Ash panels and mahogany trim
  • Laminate and vinyl flooring throughout


Traditional stern narrowboat, well deck with cratch cover with glazed wooden deck board. Traditional paintwork.

Navigation Equipment

Full cruising inventory to include; Ropes, fenders, windlasses, piling irons, mooring pins, poles, etc.