A Beta 43 engine was another of Steve’s must-haves, because of its reliability and ubiquity in canal boats. is also fitted with a Vetus bow thruster, although Steve says he plans to use it as infrequently as possible.
The type of batteries fitted was also an area where he had strong views; he favoured traction batteries because of their ability to be discharged right down to 20 percent and their long life. So there are six two-volt cells providing 480Ah. For a 240-volt supply, there’s a Victron 3kW Multiplus inverter-charger, while two solar panels on the roof should help