Hazelhatch Co Kildare Ireland
Be Quick! Best Offer secures this fantastic PROJECT narrowboat. This boat must sell by 27th October 2023
45ft by 6ft 10 approximately. All steel cruiser stern narrowboat. Reported to be a former “Celtic Canal Cruisers” boat dated back to the 1990s. The makers plate says “Dartline”, but the rest of her history is unknown. “Draoicht” clearly has a Lister 3 cylinder air cooled engine fitted, linked to a gearbox and shaft and – well I guess there must be a propellor on there to have got her to here. All the bits seem to be in place, but have been sitting under water for some time and will need a rebuild. With some windows and doors gone, rainwater has made its way inside “Draoicht”.
The previous owner stripped out “Draoicht”with a view to an entire refit, but unfortunately passed away before his dream could come true. Now it is over to you. The estate of the former owner is now selling the boat “as seen, and as is”. The boat is a blank canvas for you to fitout to your own design.
The condition of the hull is unknown. There are no previous surveys available. “Draoicht” will not be able to get an “out of water” survey within the timeframe.
The estate wishes to dispose of the boat to the best offer received by Friday 27th October 2023. The buyer will need to pay in full by Friday 10th November 2023. The buyer will need to either remove “Draoicht” from the Grand Canal, or apply for a Waterways Ireland permit for her with effect from date of purchase. The boat “Draoicht” is for sale “as is, as seen” and the estate does not plan to carry out any works or inspections or surveys on the boat. “Draoicht” can be inspected just east of Hazelhatch bridge on the Grand Canal in County Kildare. Hazelhatch train station is nearby.
Email me your best offer by 27th October 2023 and I will lt you know if you have won the deal.
|Model:||45 Cruiser Stern|
|Fit Out:||stripped out entirely, a blank canvas for your design|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Lister 3 Cylinder Air cooled, no messy weed filters!|
|Length over all:||45'|
|Hull colour:||black hull, red superstructure|
The entire interior has been stripped out by the previous owner, who unfortunately has now passed away.
So that saves you a lot of work then!
The interior is a blank canvas upon which you can impose your own design.
She probably rented as a four or six berth boat in her Celtic Canal Cruiser hireboat days, but you could make the accommodation more comfortable by setting her out as a liveaboard with a double cabin, saloon, galley and bathroom.
Steel hull and superstructure from back in the 1990s when things were made of thick steel. Beyond that there is no information on the steel thickness. Rainwater seems to be filling the hull through missing windows and door, but water could also be coming in through the hull. There is no previous survey available and there is no time to get an "out of water" survey done. But the stripped out interior makes it easier to weld onto the hull if any new plating is required.
Roof looks strong and in good condition but there are opes which need to be sealed.
Windows will probably best be removed and sealed while the boat is stripped back.
Underfloor ballast has been uncovered and moved about, so it will need to be set out appropriately - but at least it there is a lot of it all there onboard ready for you to set out.
Stainless steel tank seems to be a holding tank, awaiting installation, but condition unknown.
Water tank is indicated in the forward well but its integrity is unknown.
Diesel fuel tank is indicated down aft behind the engine but its integrity is unknown.
The boat is basically an empty shell and the buyer will need to supply and install the entire fitout.
A waterlogged Lister 3 cylinder air cooled engine, with gearbox and shaft all connected. History is unknown but believed that she motored under her own steam to this mooring before being stripped out. Likely to need removal and overhaul but it all fits together mechanically right now.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.