Alice is an absolutely stunning all porthole Tug style narrowboat that was built in 2014 by Norton Canes Boatbuilders and fitted out and painted by Rob Bryan Boat Services. Alice has been completed to the highest standard in every respect and needs to be viewed to be appreciated. She is in immaculate condition.

Lying: Glascote Basin, Coventry Canal



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Alice is a very traditional boat that is powered by a much-admired Kelvin J3 engine.

Overall Length:           60’0”

Beam:                          6’10”

Plating:                        10 / 6 / 5

Web-Floor-Plans Alice

Bedroom:                    6’

Alice has a 7ft 6ins long tug deck, the underside of the deck is used as a bedroom with a large double bed and some very cleverly designed storage space. The bedroom is accessed from the saloon area.

Saloon:                        10’6”

The saloon is a lovely area, it can be accessed from outside from the tug deck or from port side steps. The area has fitted bookcases and storage and freestanding furniture that is placed around a feature fireplace with a solid fuel stove.

Galley:                         9’6”

Alice has a beautifully finished, handmade galley, the area is a pleasure the be in, it has an abundance or storage space, solid wood worktops and a Belfast sink. In terms of appliances there is a Shoreline 12v Fridge/Freezer, Belling oven and grille and a Belling 5 burner hob.

Bathroom:                    6’10”

Alice has a spacious bathroom that has a Thetford cassette toilet with spare cassette, a ceramic basin is set into a cupboard unit and a square shower tray, tiled unit and a Perspex screen.

Engine Room:              6’5”

The engine room is the heart of this boat and houses a beautifully restored Kelvin J3 engine, starboard and port side doors open into the engine room. The electrical cupboard is located in the engine room.

Back Cabin:                 9’0”

Alice has a traditionally decorated back cabin, which was decorated by Waterways Craft Guild Master Dave Moore and is adorned with brassware and hanging plates. The external decoration was also completed by Dave Moore.

Head Room:                 6’2”

Draught:                       2’3”


  • Grit blasted and 2-pack epoxy blacked in from new. 2-pack blacking re-applied in August 2021
  • 4 x magnesium anodes, good condition on last inspection (August 2021)

Heating and Water

  • 120gal Celmar food-grade polypropylene water tank with reinforced internal baffles
  • Webasto central heating system
  • Webasto and engine feed twin coil calorifier
  • Classic/Epping range in back cabin
  • 2 x 13kg gas bottles in bow locker

Power Systems

  • 160A alternator with split charger
  • 1 x Starter, 5 x 110Ah Domestic Batteries
  • Alpha Pro Battery Management System
  • Victron Multiplus Compact Inverter / Charger 12/2500/80
  • Galvanic isolator
  • 240v Landline in Engine Room


  • Kelvin J3 c.1943, rebuilt by Dick Goble
  • Kelvin gearbox
  • Fully serviced regularly by Kelvin expert Dick Goble
  • Integral fuel tank built into engine room floor approx 100gal
  • Speedwheel and gearwheel controls

Fit out Materials

  • Sprayfoam insulation
  • Blue brick ballast
  • Fit out in Ash
  • Solid oak flooring in accommodation, painted steel in engine room and painted wood in back cabin
  • Solid brass port holes throughout


Tug style narrowboat with traditional decoration by Dave Moore.

Navigation Equipment

Fenders, ropes, shaft, cabin hook, mooring pins, piling irons, lump hammers, windlasses, chains, lifering, mop, water cans, chimneys, exhausts, etc.