1982 60FT FIREBIRD £35,950
This Stoke-on-Trent boat has elegant lines and additional features that give a traditional style and great handling characteristics.
With an enhanced by rivets down the stem post and at the aft end, the elliptical Stoke boats counter makes for easier manoeuvring away from the bank side.
Safety when traversing the gunwales is aided by easy grab raised handrails. Firebird is ideal for high days, long holidays or even residential use, with the spacious layout and three wardrobes, ideal for two but able to accommodate up to five adults.
Sleeping arrangements are a permanent double, a midships dinette which instantly converts to a single, with a sofa bed in the forward saloon providing the further two berths.
Unusually Firebird features two stoves in the saloon, the convenient Lockgate diesel stove not only acts as a room heater but silently powers the radiators by gravity, but if you prefer to use solid fuel, then at the other end of the saloon is the Villager stove.
Narrowboats normally are fitted with either a shower or a bath, but in this instance there is a combination of the two.
Powered by a BMC 1.5 diesel with a Hurth HBW100 mechanical gearbox, Firebird is fitted with traditional features including a pigeon box, a hardwood, glazed cratch and brasswork.