Cardinal is a 57ft traditional narrowboat that has been built to high standards in every respect, built in 2001 by SM Hudson Boatbuilders there is an opportunity to acquire a Hudson boat with an impressive pedigree.

Lying: Glascote Basin, Coventry Canal



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Cardinal has been well maintained and benefits from the hull having been grit-blasted and protected with 2-pack epoxy blacking, which has been regularly renewed. The boat has a high specification and must be viewed to appreciate the quality of the boat.

Overall Length: 57’0”

Beam: 6’10”

Plating: 10 / 6 / 5 / 4 

Well Deck: 50

Cardinals well deck has storage lockers that double as seats and the well deck is covered by a canvas cratch cover and has a glazed wooden deck board.

Saloon: 96

Steps lead down from the well deck through double doors into the saloon of CardinalThe saloon has a TV cabin on the starboard side the saloon hasroom for free standing furniture.A standalone Morso squirrel solid fuel stove on the port side provides heat to the saloon.

Galley: 66

The galley has ‘U’ shaped oak units which re edged in mahogany.Othe port side with a small unit on the starboard side, above which are side hatches with glazed shutters.  The work surfaces are laminate with tiled splash backs. The galley is equipped with a 4-ring hoboven and grill, the fridge is a 12v Inlander.


Cardinal has a Pullman dinette which is located between the galley and the bathroom, the seats have storage inside them and the table drops down to form a double berth.

Bathroom:    5’6”

The bathroom is located off a starboard side corridor, there is a large tiled shower unit, a ceramic basin set unto a vanity unit and a Dometic Sealand pump out toilet.

Engine Room56

The engine room houses a beautifully restored Lister JP2. 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 makeup double bed.The back cabin has been traditionally decorated with oak graining and roses and castles. The back cabin is heated by a Premier solid fuel range.

Head Room: 6’3

Draught: 2’6