Samuel James: 63 foot / 7 + 2 berth / 3*

Samuel James is a 63ft all steel narrowboat built on a hull supplied by Colecraft and will house up to seven people in comfortable accommodation. The spacious fore cabin gives excellent views over the bow from the dining area and lounge, which has two large settees and a gateleg table.

An excellently equipped and roomy galley has a full size oven with four burner hob and grill, refrigerator with freezer compartment and sink and drainer. Mealtimes are easily catered for with plenty of worktops and storage  and  a roof hatch opens for extra ventilation.

A door leads through to a separate cabin with side hatch, which houses a permanent double bed, large wardrobe, dressing table and en suite bathroom with a bath, shower, vanity basin and freshwater flushing toilet.

The rear bunks

Further along, the next cabin has a single bed with facilities to fit a bunk above if required. There is also a large wardrobe, with shelves, drawers and a vanity unit as well as access to the second toilet and a basin. In the rear cabin are a further two single beds, with a facility for an extra full size bunk if required, with two more large wardrobes, an airing cupboard and wet locker before steps leading up to the rear deck.

As expected Samuel James is carpeted and centrally heated throughout, with a 240 volt electric supply through standard domestic three pin sockets.


Sleeps up to nine – Seven fixed berths – A permanent double and three singles with two bunks plus the option of two further singles to make up in the lounge.