|Tax Status:||Including VAT|
Beverley East Yorkshire UK|
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Coming with free delivery to accomodating UK waterways (delivery Europe possible - please get in touch for a quote), The “Risby” is soaked with history from its original days travelling between the Trent and Humber canals and waterways as a wide beam vessel bringing essential supplies to and from the area.
Its current owners bought her as a restoration project 5 years ago after being inspired by the successful conversion of another wide beam barge for one of their many clients. This labour of love really has seen the rule book for houseboat design well and truly thrown away and breaks from convention to create what really is an outstanding 4 bedroom home in every sense.
The interior is magnificent with a light and spacious feel to every aspect and each room has been individually considered on its own merits and function. Ceiling and floor heights have been varied throughout to create interest and zoning of the spaces whilst seamlessly taking you on a journey throughout the accommodation. Careful attention has been given by offering the higher ceilings to the living room and master bedroom thus implying prominence and delivering a superior impact.
The changes in floor levels intentionally break up the living room to dining/kitchen area and transitions you through these spaces, this is enhanced further with the dropped ceiling rafts of various depths delineating the tops deck’s 3 main spaces.
Externally there is an invaluable roof top terrace with balustrading and imitation grass for those lazy summer days or social gathering and this, coupled with a raised decking/love seat at the rear on the main deck offers a fantastically cosy area. There are two really useful storage areas within the hull that are accessed from the outside deck which would easily accommodate bikes and garden furniture.
|Designer:||AMPM Restoration Design|
|Builder:||WBS Restoration Works|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Gardener LX 6Cyl Turbo Diesel|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||27m|
|Water capacity:||3000 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1000 Litres|
The Accomodation throughout the Risby is absolutely stunning! Attention to details are apparent throughout providing a real luxurious living space. Make no mistake you will feel right at home here! Or, if your plan is to use this boat for business as serviced accomodation (AirBnB - Booka etc.) then, your guests will be nothing short of stunned!
A detailed brochure can be viewed at this address; https://www.dropbox.com/s/kvc5np640s3d9u2/The%20Risby.pdf?dl=0
All that is left to do is to fit the flooring of your choice (which can be done at cost). This has not been done as it is something the current owner feels the new owners should choose - either some luxurious thick shag modern grey carpet or, a warm wooden floor to match the ceilings of the lower deck.
The original hull has undergone extensive steel re-lining below the waterline and the new upper deck has been constructed from 8mm steel all having a substantial 50mm of spray on insulation.
The lower deck has a poured concrete reinforcement of the hull which is the finihsed floor for the sleeping areas.
The functionality of the Risby has had an equally well thought out design with the insulation being increased to a thickness of 50mm to ensure the warmth in winter and to reduce the effects of solar gain in the summer. The water supply is housed in 3 huge 1000 litre purpose made sealed plastic tanks which is automatically refilled once hooked up to your mooring and the central heating is taken care of by a super efficient LPG fired combi boiler and radiators.
The electrical system benefits from mains hook up with the added advantage of a 24 volt trickle charge battery invertor meaning you will always enjoy essential power and lighting whether on the move or during mains power cuts. Both the bathrooms are fitted with heavy duty macerators and there is a vast 1000 litre metal and fibreglass lined tank accommodating the waste water.
The engine is a powerful and extremely reliable 6 cylinder turbo diesel Gardener LX and navigated through a stainless steel feature control panel with the added benefit of CCTV cameras at the front and rear to assist those narrower waterways.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.