NEW & USED BOAT COMPANY
Shearwater 60ft cruiser £98,385
In recent years, New & Used have concentrated on widebeams (and they still had plenty at Crick this year) so it was good to see them also showing a narrowboat. Their Shearwater comes in a range of sizes and styles, but the show boat was a 60ft with a cruiser stern, which has benches and a steel dodger. It also had the Canaline 42hp engine, which is an optional upgrade, and a bow thruster. With other options, it means that it was priced at around £10,000 more than the starting price for the range.
Inside, the reverse layout boat has the galley at the stern, with sparkly granite worktops and Thetford oven and grill. The saloon has L-shaped seating, and there’s a Morso Swift stove. The shower room is a walk-through design with a quadrant shower and a Thetford cassette loo. There’s an in-line bed in the cabin and plenty of storage. The fitout uses oak panels, and this boat had textured laminate on the cabin sides to give a contemporary look.