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  • Junction Lock, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, BS1 6XL
  • +44 0117 9304891
£62 950

Traditional Stern Narrowboat – ”Hippocampus”

Length (ft)
Beam (ft)
Draught (ft)
Hull material
Fuel type


We are pleased to offer this comfortable “Bespoke” owner designed Traditional stern cruising Narrowboat. With her Josher Bow she offers pretty much all that one would need to liveaboard or to cruise the inland waterways of Europe. Built in 2007 by Simpson Boat builders. Potential liveaboard mooring with further facilities offered. Standard layout gives 1 x Master bedroom with Roll top slipper bath! viewing strictly by appointment only.

Length – 52’ft approx ( 15.84m)

Draft 2’4″ft approx (0.7m)

Air Draft –

Beam -6’10” (1.85m)

Boat Safety certificate valid until September 2022.

Fuel capacity : 235l

Water capacity: 425L

Displacement: 24 metric tons (Not to be confused with dry weight!)


An original Yanmar Shire 35hp 0635 model Inboard diesel engine (3TNV82A series) with twin Altenators. Engine hour meter currently reads 680.8hrs.


Bespoke Built in 2007 by award winning boat builders Simpsons Boats to owners specification / design & with all steel construction: 10mm sole plate / 8mm topsides with 6mm superstructure. Her Sheffield built hull incorporates the Josher bow design & the Traditional stern & spacious foredeck.

This standard design offers comfortable living for tow persons with facility for guests.  Oak flooring throughout & ply panelling throughout. Modern design with a traditional feel throughout. From the foredeck, double doors to the saloon. portside galley, central located bathroom with free standing Roll top slipper bath & power shower. Aft double cabin & exit to the trad stern.



From foredeck is open plan. A Petit Godin Multi fuel stove sits proudly to the portside of the entrance. This stove is a feature unit & warrants a little restoration! Saloon offers generous storage & lockers & flat screen t.v mounted to the starboard side panelling. Work surface athwartships from the portside conceals an Indesit WDL126 washer/drier & allows for the folding dining table & chairs to be conveniently tucked away.


Spacious & light with under counter A+ rated fridge. Statesman LPG gas cooker/hob. Dark marbled styled worktop to port & starboard galley, plenty of storage, utilising its potential with a built in wine rack! large Stainless steel sink & round bow drainer.

Bathroom & Heads

Design with intent to utilise the full width & available space. Roll top slipper bath stands proudly & slightly to port with fitted storage, power shower, heated towel rail, ceramic wash hand basin & Dometic vacu-flush toilet which requires minimal water requirements.

Aft Cabin / Double bedroom

In Oak woodwork, her built in standard 4’ft double has oak drawers beneath & overhead lockers & concealed lighting. Wet locker & two Oak built in wardrobes. Angled oak steps take you over the Shire engine to the rear deck. Central sliding hatch with double doors.



Webasto wet heating system throughout with panelled radiators & heated towel rail to bathroom.

Featured Petit Godin multi fuel stove to saloon.

Electrics / Shorepower

240 mains fitted throughout & to compliance.

240v connection lead

12v system:

1 x engine start battery

6 x Domestic batteries

12v distribution panel for accessories (Fused)

Stainless steel light fittings throughout


2 x 13kg Gas cylinders

1 x boarding ladder

1 x boat hook

Loose furniture if required includes sofa, folding dining table & 4 chairs

Indesit washer / drier

Statesmen gas Cooker

Brokers remarks:

Hippo offers a superb opportunity to get afloat. Whether for full time life on the water or as a family cruising / holiday home. Marina operators have potentially offered a Marina mooring subject to there usual T’s & C’s. This vessel requires low maintenance for those with little time on their hands though some minor attention to the vessel would be advised. She is fully functional & is immediately available.

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