70 FT NARROWBOAT FOR SALE – £44’000 (accepting offers)


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Veronica Jay, a 70ft traditional Colecraft narrowboat that offers functionality and comfort. Acquired in 2016, this boat has been our home and received thoughtful upgrades and regular maintenance.
The interior is an open-plan design, with oak flooring and wood walls. Divided into two main areas, the boat is designed to maximise natural light and provide spacious areas.

Entering through the glazed front doors, you’ll find the main area with a solid fuel stove for warmth and ambiance. A functional kitchen, with a four burner gas hob, oven & grill, a ceramic sink, and convenient storage in cupboards and drawers. A side hatch with steps for more air, light and an easy access to the outdoors.

Moving through the boat, a central bathroom features a compost toilet, a ceramic basin, and a standard-sized shower with a glass door. The second half of the boat offers versatility, whether you fancy it part as a studio, office, or just a large master bedroom. A permanent double bed with storage below is complemented by a walk-in storage space featuring shelves.
Beyond the bedroom, a door leads to the engine room, housing a solid Perkin D3 engine, a solar panel controller, and shelving for tools.

There’s a new boiler for hot water. Four solar panels at 230w each, four leisure batteries, a Sterling 1000w pure sine wave inverter and a 100A MPPT Charge Controller and a starter battery for the engine with its own separate 100w solar panel.

Veronica Jay exterior is freshly painted (completed in October 2023)
The latest maintenance work are:
A new gas regulator and pipes (2024)
A new exhaust pipe, new filters and engine service (2023)
BSS certificate valid till 2028

Works on boat are never ending. There are some pending tasks.
The boat was last blackened in 2017, and we are waiting to make an appointment in March during only the bi-yearly dry dock bookings. Additionally, the inspection hatch at the back, need some welding on the sides, we have paid a deposit to a welder and waiting for him to book a date.

This functional and well-crafted narrowboat offers you the space to transform and refurbish it according to your wishes. Feel free to reach out for more details or to arrange a viewing.


  • Hot water boiler (Forcali), heating water directly, bought and installed in 2020
  • Four solar panels at 230w each, three leisure batteries,
  • a Sterling 1000w pure sine wave inverter
  • 100A MPPT Charge Controller
  • a starter battery for the engine with its own separate 100w solar panel
  • 2 gas bottles in front locker
  • central heating system, working with gas, with 5 radiators distributed in the full length of the boat
  • solid fuel stove
  • stainless steel water tank under the well deck
  • a four burner gas hob, oven & grill
  • fire extinguishers
  • fire and Co2 alarms


Vessel nameVeronica Jay
Vessel Type70 ft traditional narrowboat
Builder Colecraft
Model70ft trad
No of engines1
Engine modelPerkins D3 152
Engine power37 bhp
Fuel TypeDiesel
Length over all70ft
Hull materialsteel
Fuel capacity80 Gallons
Water capacity:175 Gallons

BSS certificate valid till 2028