ABNB Ltd
ABNB Ltd
North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6HY, UK
Contact:ABNB Ltd
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Successfully selling boats since 1995, ABNB's constant aim is to provide the standard of service of yesteryear which is so often missing in today's self-centered hectic lifestyle and our commitment to providing a friendly, professional service is second to none.

Our collective boating experience encompasses all aspects of the cut and it is difficult to envisage an area of the canal world in which we wouldn't be able to offer you constructive advice and support, be it realising your dream or hanging up your windlasses.

ABNB started life as the brainchild of Andy Burnett whilst he was the Technical Editor of Waterways World, the popular magazine still at the forefront today. In the early 90's brokers would only sell boats that were taken to their sales base but many vendors were reluctant to abandon their pride and joy, even though they were selling. ABNB pioneered and perfected selling boats from their home moorings which enabled the vendors to participate in the sales process, an opportunity welcomed by many. As the business grew, Crick Wharf became the home of ABNB, enabling boats to also be sold from Crick.

ABNB moved to purpose built offices within North Kilworth Marina in 2021 providing a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers.


Each boat offered on brokerage includes:

* A very detailed and unrivalled 4-page colour brochure, with a scaled line drawing of the boat

* Dedicated page on our website, www.abnb.co.uk

* An individual detailed display in our North Kilworth offices

* Coverage in National publications

* Individual feature display at Crick Shows


Potential buyers can:

* View the sales brochure on-line or receive a copy in the post

* View boats at North Kilworth seven days a week, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

* View any outlying boat (by appointment only)

* Contact ABNB for impartial advice

* Secure a boat with a refundable deposit (an admin fee will be retained)

* Be confident by using an ABYA Accredited Broker (see www.abya.co.uk)

* Be secure in the knowledge that ABNB operates a separate Client Account


Please visit our website www.abnb.co.uk for more information, including useful boating related topics such as the 57' myth, the Recreational Craft Directive and the Boat Safety Scheme.









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IN THE BUFF • 50ft 6in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 0 BerthBuilt in 1988 by R& D Fabrications, this sociable cruiser stern narrowboat has all the basics that you may need to start life afloat. Heating is via a solid fuel stove with a gravity fed back boiler which sends hot water through large diameter piping to radiators. A copious amount of hot water is provided by the instantaneous water heater and is always available for showering in the wet room. Accommodation is currently for two with a permanent double bed at the aft, although the mi... read more
ANNIE MAUDE • 55ft 0in, Traditonal, 2+2 BerthAnnie Maud's onboard equipment and design make her ideal for residential use or extended cruising. Built at an ideal length for cruising the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and on through Yorkshire from where she originated from at Legard Bridge Boat Co. Accommodation is for four, if utilising the make-up double berth on the L-shape dinette. The saloon has space for free-standing furniture of your choice, with a solid fuel stove providing additional heat to the diesel central heating. Th... read more
YIEWSLEY • 70ft 3in, Traditional, 2 + 1 BerthBuilt by her first owner, a professional boat fitter, as shown by the level of quality and neat design ideas. She is set-up to cruise, with the beefy Lister JP3, boasting low engine hours since being rebuilt, matched to a hydraulic drive with Crowther Propeller to make the most of the power. There is also plenty of power in the hydraulic bow thruster that can be continuously operated, making manoeuvring easier than some shorter boats. An added bonus of the hydraulic drive is the higher headr... read more
DEMESNE • 57ft 2in, Traditional, 2 BerthsColecraft have been building steel narrowboats for nearly 50 years and have always been favoured by many professional boat fitters. Demesne was fitted out in oak by her first owner who was a professional joiner. She has been a proven liveaboard for the past fourteen years with the thoughtful design providing plenty of storage, particularly in the aft bedroom, where you will also find a washing machine. The accommodation is currently for two, but with room in the saloon for free standing f... read more
NINA • 44ft 11in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthIf you can’t quite make up your mind which style of narrowboat shell, trad or semi-trad, would suit you best, well this boat could provide the perfect answer. Nina has a large sliding rear hatch which covers the semi-trad deck, allowing seating for the crew to accompany the steerer on sunny days, but when the weather is not at its best it can be closed leaving a small hatch for the helmsman. A cratchboard and cover has been removed as they were showing signs of age, but are availabl... read more
HOLA • 29ft 5in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthThis 2005 traditional stern narrowboat features an uncomplicated layout and technical installation. The professional fit-out by Eastern Caravans is in light ash, and the combination of windows and portholes allows for a bright and open feel to the cabin interior. Hola would be an ideal starter boat or is equally suitable for someone who would like to downsize from a larger craft. By modern standards it could be said that this craft is a little basic, but there is everything on board that yo... read more
MR DAVID • 57ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 1 BerthMr David has a quality fit-out from a multi-prize-winning builder that has, as with other Warble boats, clearly stood the test of time. Built in 1999 to the owners specification to suit their liveaboard needs, Mr David offers the perfect balance of attractive traditional features within a high quality and functional living space. There is a large 420Ah bank of batteries at your disposal, charged by the trusty Beta engine and the onboard 2kW Mastervolt inverter and 40A charger, which should ... read more
NAMPARA • 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 4 Berth (2017)With one owner from new, Nampara, fitted out by Clearwater Boats to a professional standard, has been well maintained and cherished. Add this to the steelwork by Mike Christian who, along with other family members, such as Jonathan Wilson, produce some of the best shells afloat with an enviable reputation, and you find yourself with a fine vessel. Accommodation is for six people with an aft master bedroom with permanent double, and two make-up double berths in the saloon and dinette. The ... read more
LIVIEN G • 52ft 0in, Traditional with Boatmans Cabin, 2 BerthThis stylish shell with recessed aft panels and hull side rivets is from Stuart Hodges who was noted for both his neat detailing and strong construction methods used. Fitted out by Ron Hunt using oak plywood in a floating cottage style, complete with Welsh dresser in the saloon. Central heating is by gas boiler to radiators with additional warmth from the solid fuel stove in the saloon, and a second stove in the Boatmans cabin – you will certainly not be cold on this boat! A full wi... read more
MEGAN • 70ft 0in, Traditional, 5 + 2 Berth (STEVE HUDSON)Megan is a full length, traditional style narrowboat from the well respected Steve Hudson. The interior is in oak and dark hardwood, creating a timeless feel and is to the usual Hudson high standard, with these boats always being highly sought after on the second hand market. Megan is ideal as a family boat with a permanent double bed, a make up double on the Pullman dinette and three single bunk beds. The lower bunks also convert into a further double, with the starboard one converting, if ... read more
GEMINA MEGAN • 42ft 5in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthBuilt by two very well respected companies in a compact size, if you are looking for an uncomplicated boat with lower running costs this may be the one for you. Accommodation is for two with a permanent double in the aft bedroom, with a make-up double in the saloon available for overnight guests. The shower room houses a pump-out wc, washbasin and shower, and the galley has the usual LPG cooking facilities and an under counter fridge with cupboards and shelving. Cabin warmth is by die... read more
WAH WAH CHUGG • 56ft 11in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 1 BerthThe name of this narrowboat might well ring a bell with you, for it belongs to the loveable Jack Russell, Chico Chugg (and his humans) and has featured in many an episode on TV, and of course, in a series of books. Wah Wah Chugg is built in the popular REVERSE layout style with the galley conveniently at the aft. The onboard equipment and design make her ideal for residential use or extended cruising, and she is set up as a very comfortable home for two, with the option of an overnight gu... read more
ROSE • 58ft 2in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 4 BerthRose would make an ideal starter boat for someone who is looking for a boat with a view to making improvements and upgrades as time or funds allow. She is set up to accommodate six, with a permanent double in the aft bedroom and a further two make-up doubles in the saloon/dinette area. She has a forward saloon with sofa bed and solid fuel stove which has a back boiler to circulate hot water around to the radiators and calorifier. The calorifier can also be heated by the engine on a summer... read more
EL EMO II • 43ft 6in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthShropshire Union Cruisers were fore runners of the hire boat industry right back in the early seventies and this style of boat was very popular in their hire fleet for obvious reasons. The centre section of the roof slides open over the saloon to allow sunshine and fresh air to flood in, making a very pleasant feature in the summer months. Mealtimes can be taken at the comfortable seating area in the forward cabin, or alternatively, enjoyed at the breakfast bar in the saloon. This als... read more
JONGE FREERK • 51ft 5in x 10ft 6in, Historic Dutch Barge*PLEASE NOTE: OWNER IS OPEN TO OFFERS* Jonge Freerk is a historic 1903 Dutch Barge, originally named Martha. She was built by two brothers in Sneek in the Netherlands as a commercial sailing Skutsje. Around 1924 she was converted into a leisure barge and owned by a famous Dutch missionary, Father Freerk Kamma. She has nicely balanced lines, constructed of riveted iron and steel and a condition survey from May 2023 is available to read. Stepping onboard the large aft deck, which is covered... read more
MOUNT ROSE • 65ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 4 BerthA distinctive professional fit-out with trademark Braidbar detailing throughout, this is a boat that has it all including a choice of second toilet; pump out or cassette! With only two owners from new, she was designed and used as a liveaboard by the first owners, with features including diesel central heating backed-up by cosy solid fuel, a compact freezer and space for a full size washing machine. Should you wish, the solid fuel stove could be replaced by a diesel stove, with separate pip... read more
SOMETIME • 60ft 0in, Traditional, 0 + 2 BerthThe well proportioned shell was provided in 1995 by Gary Gorton, renowned for his quality of steelwork and high standard of finish. She was later registered in 1997 and fitted out by the 2nd owner, Dave Stack. Propulsion is by a fabulous sounding Kelvin J3 vintage diesel engine, originally fitted in a Scottish salmon tug and rebuilt 10yrs ago. Heating is currently by solid fuel stove (to be repaired prior to sale), although radiators and plumbing is in place for a boiler to be installed. ... read more
SIR TRISTRAM II • 57ft 3in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 BerthThe shell of Sir Tristram II is from Collingwood Boat Builders who learnt their trade whilst in the employment of Liverpool Boat Co. The Orchard Marina fit out is in light oak with granite worktops and splashbacks in both the galley and shower room. Built in the popular REVERSE layout design, providing a private master bedroom at the front of the cabin with the shower room adjacent. The mid-ships saloon has a solid fuel stove, that along with the Webasto central heating system should provid... read more
CORKY • 39ft 0in, REVERSE Layout, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 Berth (2017)An opportunity has arisen to get afloat and start enjoying our glorious inland waterways with this compact, well constructed narrowboat. An understated yet durable fit-out by Sirius Marine Services has all the facilities you will need for year round cruising, including diesel central heating with the addition of a solid fuel stove to provide plenty of heat for the cabins. Corky is fitted out in the popular REVERSE layout with the saloon at the aft and the master bedroom at the fore. The l... read more
FESTINA LENTE • 56ft 8in, Semi-Cruiser, 2 + 2 BerthThis semi-cruiser stern narrowboat gives you the best of both worlds, an aft deck with taff seats forward of which is a protected area for crew members/guests to congregate. The interior is fitted out in a modern style with painted surfaces complimented by oak panels and solid trim. There is a bright and airy ambience created with the help of four sets of side doors and a skylight. Festina Lente’s huge galley provides a copious amount of worktop, storage cupboards and drawers ideal f... read more
IOLANTHE • 57ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthIolanthe was built and fitted out by the well respected Simon Piper, son of David Piper, who during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s had a strong following with even the earliest examples still being enthusiastically sort after. Simon carried on the family tradition after his father’s retirement in 2001. Accommodation is spacious, with the saloon having space for free-standing furniture to be added. The galley has space and plumbing for a washing machine and is also equip... read more
VICTORY • 62ft 2in, Trad with Boatmans Cabin, 2 + 2 BerthDistinctively a Stoke-on-Trent boat, including elegant lines and additional features to give a traditional style and pleasing handling characteristics. The fine josher style bow is enhanced by a good number of rubbing guards and rivets which extend along the hull sides. The cabin superstructure is in superb condition having been re-painted in April this year by Colin Dundas in 2-pack epoxy paint. The hull sides and 12mm bottom was blacked in 2-pack epoxy in September this year, with six ne... read more
ADAGIO • 26ft 3in SEA OTTER, Cruiser Stern, 0 + 2 BerthBuilt from aluminium, Adagio is another well designed and built boat from Sea Otter, who were the market leaders in aluminium craft in their time. The use of aluminium means that hull maintenance needs are low and the below water paint is for cosmetic purposes only. The internal fitout is to the usual Sea Otter standard and delivers what you need with a well specified equipment list cleverly fitted in a small space. An inboard diesel engine, a combined gas fired blown air heating unit with s... read more


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