AIN­TREE BOATS DRAGON­FLY 60FT SEMI-CRUISER

Canal Boat - - Liveaboard -

LAST YEAR, Ain­tree Boats showed a widebeam boat, but this time they were back on more tra­di­tional ter­ri­tory with a 60ft nar­row­boat priced at well un­der £100k. The firm builds its own steel work as well as do­ing the fit-outs, and we’ve al­ways been im­pressed by the shape of the shell; the curvy bow is re­ally quite pretty.

This is a re­verse lay­out boat, with the gal­ley at the stern. It fea­tures wood block work­tops, in­clud­ing a cover for the cir­cu­lar sink and there are draw­ers in the kick­boards. There’s a Pull­man dinette, and a sa­loon with a stove and room for a large sofa. The walk-through shower room has a quad­rant shower and a Ve­tus loo. The cabin is at the bow and has a cross bed with the in­fill from a flap that folds down from the hull side. There’s also plenty of stor­age.

The en­gine is a Beta 43 and there are four 135Ah do­mes­tic batteries and a 3kW Vic­tron in­verter.

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