30 ft Riveted Iron Icebreaker circa 1900, originally horse drawn, converted in 1970’s to a 2 berth Edwardian Style Narrow-boat. Very robust reinforced hull, with iron plating still thicker than many new narrow-boats. Beautiful and truly unique handcrafted hardwood cabin & decks (oak, teak), full of character and charm with large windows and period fittings. Featured in a Waterways World article in September 2005 “The Ice Princess”, now tastefully updated with a solid fuel stove, Brand new in 2010, Lister TR2 air cooled diesel engine & PRM gearbox with low hours of use, gimballed oil lamp lighting, plus discrete electric lights, split charging to twin batteries and a Porta potti toilet. Side screens plus front & rear covers protect the varnished superstructure from harmful UV sunlight when not in use, meaning varnishing is kept to a minimum (5+ years between coats). Sara always received a lot of praise, attention & comments from the public when out, however she does not have all the mod cons expected in a new boat. There is NO LPG fitted to Sara, cooking is via the Valor paraffin stove or the Boatman multi-fuel stove.
New Boat Safety Certificate until July 2020, CRT Canal & River licence to end July 2017. Delivery via connected waterways from Market Harborough possible with negotiation. Internal photographs available via e-mail.