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Limited Edi­tion 57ft cruiser £119,995

Bickerstaffe Boats are based in West Lan­cashire, and oper­ate on the ba­sis that they build their boats then put them up for sale. They don’t build to or­der, or take de­posits on fu­ture build slots. They were show­ing both their base model and this limited edi­tion, which has a num­ber of ex­tras.

It’s looks strik­ing from the out­side be­cause of its pearles­cent paint­work, in a cham­pagne colour. The cruiser stern shell is by Burscough Boats and has a square cruiser stern with a steel dodger. It has a Ve­tus 42hp en­gine, a Ve­tus bow thruster, six Ve­tus 165Ah do­mes­tic bat­ter­ies, and a Ve­tus 3kw in­verter. There’s a cam­era at the bow, with a dis­play on a screen at the helm.

The re­verse lay­out boat has the galley at the stern, with at­trac­tive Ze­brano work­tops, Thet­ford oven and hob, a fridge freezer and a wash­ing ma­chine.

There’s a Pull­man dinette which con­verts to a bed, and L-shaped seat­ing in the sa­loon. The shower room is a walk-through de­sign, while the cabin at the bow has an in-line bed.

The price in­cludes RYA helms­man’s train­ing for two peo­ple, as the builders are qual­i­fied in­struc­tors.

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