ABNB Ltd
ABNB Ltd
North Kilworth Marina, Station Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6HY, UK
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Successfully selling boats since 1995, ABNB's constant aim is to provide the standard of service of yesteryear which is so often missing in today's self-centered hectic lifestyle and our commitment to providing a friendly, professional service is second to none.

Our collective boating experience encompasses all aspects of the cut and it is difficult to envisage an area of the canal world in which we wouldn't be able to offer you constructive advice and support, be it realising your dream or hanging up your windlasses.

ABNB started life as the brainchild of Andy Burnett whilst he was the Technical Editor of Waterways World, the popular magazine still at the forefront today. In the early 90's brokers would only sell boats that were taken to their sales base but many vendors were reluctant to abandon their pride and joy, even though they were selling. ABNB pioneered and perfected selling boats from their home moorings which enabled the vendors to participate in the sales process, an opportunity welcomed by many. As the business grew, Crick Wharf became the home of ABNB, enabling boats to also be sold from Crick.

ABNB moved to purpose built offices within North Kilworth Marina in 2021 providing a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers.


Each boat offered on brokerage includes:

* A very detailed and unrivalled 4-page colour brochure, with a scaled line drawing of the boat

* Dedicated page on our website, www.abnb.co.uk

* An individual detailed display in our North Kilworth offices

* Coverage in National publications

* Individual feature display at Crick Shows


Potential buyers can:

* View the sales brochure on-line or receive a copy in the post

* View boats at North Kilworth seven days a week, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

* View any outlying boat (by appointment only)

* Contact ABNB for impartial advice

* Secure a boat with a fully refundable deposit (up to the point of contract exchange)

* Be confident by using an ABYA Accredited Broker (see www.abya.co.uk)

* Be secure in the knowledge that ABNB operates a ring-fenced Client Account


Please visit our website www.abnb.co.uk for more information, including useful boating related topics such as the 57' myth, the Recreational Craft Directive and the Boat Safety Scheme.









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SISKIN - 57ft 1in Trad with 2 + 2 Berths There are few shell builders that can build to this quality but the highly respected Simon Wain of Brinklow Boat Services was commissioned to produce a replica tug style boat of the once commercial carrying fleet of eight boats of W H Cowburn and Cowpar of Manchester. The shell took a considerable amount of time to complete with a resulting top quality reproduction complete with fine lines both above and below the waterline. No expense was spared in her build, with exotic hardwoods used t... read more
WORTHY FOX - 45ft 9in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthSouth West Durham was a long established production builder whose boats can be seen all over the system. They bloomed from the early 1990s, building a solid client base on Yorkshire waterways and carrying off the national Best Production Builder Award in 1992. Their boats have a sturdy, practical mid market, no nonsense identity. Worthy Fox is an excellent choice if you are thinking of getting afloat. Laid out in the floating country cottage style, that is an aft master bedroom with a for... read more
LIBERTE - 60ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthLiberte is an ideal long term cruising or live aboard choice. Aqualine boats are highly sought after, with the decline of the Polish ship building industry, the time served skilled workforce turned their hand to building narrowboats to consistent quality of steelwork and joinery. Liberte is a well designed cruiser stern REVERSE layout boat based on familiar equipment specification that has been tried and tested on our canals. Cabin spaces are generous, with a 9ft 2in forward bedroom housi... read more
WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES - 58ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 4 BerthAmber Boats, constructed in Poland, have become synonymous in recent years with quality craftsmanship and this is no exception, including a thicker than normal hull base plate. Solidly built in ash, this spacious six berth fitout is in the popular floating cottage style, with a forward saloon and aft bedroom, the latter of which includes a permanent double which extends to a very comfortable 5ft, with guests accommodated on a make up double on the dinette with the other double on the salo... read more
SPUDLEY - 57ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 2 + 2 Berth Spudley has had one owner who has spared no expense on her maintenance, she was repainted in 2020, had her engine serviced in July 2022 with the fuel tank cleaned out and her diesel polished, along with her cabin batteries all being replaced. The interior is in the popular REVERSE layout style with a forward bedroom, a walk through shower room containing a feature washbasin and convenient cassette toilet is adjacent. The open plan combined central saloon and dining area, not only give a p... read more
DECK OF CARDS - 70ft 0in, Traditional, 2 + 2 BerthHere we have a luxury full length boat, combining the Tyler Wilson shell with graceful josher styled bow and a bespoke fit out from Fernwood, Deck of Cards, best in show at Crick Boat Show in 2005, could provide extremely comfortable liveaboard or cruising prospects. Powered by a trusty Beta 43 engine and aided by a Vetus hydraulic bow thruster which is especially useful with a 70ft boat. Inside the cabin the space available soon becomes apparent, with spacious cabins which are build with... read more
MARTA ALICJA - Traditional 70ft 2in with 2 + 1 BerthsMarta-Alicja No 2 has a profile that will suit anybody looking for a boat with traditional lines. Josher style bow, a replica fore cabin, cabin top stop beam, replica rivets, recessed aft name panels and clothed over hold area, all add up to make a good looking boat. There is great scope for improvement, the rustic style interior, with a little thought, could be turned into a very comfortable, spacious home. On board is a diesel fired central heating boiler ready for all connections to be... read more
EL EMO II - 43ft 6in, Cruiser Stern with 2 + 4 berthsShropshire Union Cruisers were fore runners of the hire boat industry right back in the early seventies and this style of boat was very popular in their hire fleet for obvious reasons. If you enjoy the great outdoors, this boat could be perfect for you. The GRP centre section of the roof slides open over the saloon to allow sunshine and fresh air to flood in. For mealtimes comfortable seating in the forward cabin is provided but alternatively al fresco meals can be enjoyed using the fo... read more
TRANQUIL WATERS 46ft 9in- traditional with 2 + 2 berthsThe current and previous owners of Tranquil Waters, previously known as September Sunrise, have enjoyed a life afloat whilst making modifications and improvements to make her the boat she is today. The onboard inventory makes her ideal for cruising or static residential use, a 2kW pure sine wave inverter should prove enough to power the fitted washing machine when the engine is running. A large solar array, no less than 350W along with an MPPT controller, should keep the batteries in tip ... read more
WOLF MOON - 60ft 0in trad with 2+2 berthsWith a shell from Jonathan Wilson you are not only getting a well proportioned, good looking boat but one that will swim superbly as well. The shell is not your average, being enhanced with a Josher style bow, recessed aft panels, scrolled cants with scribed aft deck and aft bulkhead, to better replicate a traditional working narrowboat. Power to spare is provided by a 3 cylinder Beta tug engine which gives a pleasant mellow exhaust note and handling is aided by a Nobels bow thruster. ... read more
HONEYSUCKLE - 59ft 11in, widebeam narrowboat, 2+2 berthsPurchased as a sailaway with the engine compartment, galley and shower room fitted out professionally with the rest of the cabin having Ikea free standing furniture. This style of craft is becoming ever more popular, and although they cannot be cruised everywhere, they can offer superb comfortable accommodation and still access many miles of the system. When the time comes to cast off, the powerful, rugged Canaline 52hp diesel engine, which has only run for 84 hours, and the 95kgf Vetu... read more
ISOBEL MAY - 50ft 4in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 BerthIsobel May is of a length which enables you to explore all the connected canal and river system, so there is plenty of places available for you to visit. The external paintwork is in very good condition and both the aft and well decks have rubber matting providing a non slip surface. In the same vein there are raised, inset handrails which are always a plus point when safety is considered for those walking the gunwales. The interior has recently benefited from a refit to the saloon, new v... read more
TAME VALLEY - 70ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 6 + 2 BerthFor the savvy buyer an ex hire boat can make a great purchase. The shell of Tame Valley was built by G and J Reeves before going on to be fitted out by Valley Cruises. During her time in the hire fleet, she has benefited from an exceptionally high level of maintenance, including cabin repaints and engine servicing. The current layout of eight berths in four separate cabins, includes a permanent double and four singles, which can be pushed together to make doubles, not forgetting yet anoth... read more
OLD BIRDS ROOST - 65ft 0in, Semi-Trad, 4 + 0 BerthAndicraft is a company of considerable experience and excellent reputation. Principal Andy Thompson has produced over 400 shells and learnt his trade in the demanding environment of one of the canals pioneering narrowboat builders and operators. His shells are built with precision in a well equipped workshop. Old Birds Roost has been completed with no expense spared and this is your opportunity to purchase a relatively new boat, without having to join a waiting list. The interior is fitte... read more
WHAT'S THE RUSH, 64ft 8in, cruiser stern, 2+4 berthThis spacious narrowboat will sleep up to six in two cabins, an extending double in the aft master cabin combines with two further make up doubles in the saloon. The interior cabin space is complimented by a large forward well deck with its fitted cratch cover, with the aft cruiser deck being equally well protected by a folding pram type cover, with both of the above deck areas featuring varnished hardwood planking. The contemporary galley is not only a good size but it features include hard... read more
AURORA, 50ft 0in, Cruiser stern, 2+2 berthAurora is of a length to conveniently cruise anywhere on the canal network, and has a popular cruiser deck, allowing friends and family to keep the helmsman company and when the boat is left unattended a tonneau cover protects the deck. The external paintwork was carried out by the previous owner in 2018 and it has to be said that it is due for some tlc, as it is in a simple one colour finish it leaves you the scope to add signwriting and coachlines if you wish. The hull has been blacked as ... read more
MADDON FRANJOY - 57ft 3in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 3 BerthThe shell of Maddon Franjoy is from Collingwood Boat Builders who learnt their trade whilst in the employment of Liverpool Boat Co. The Orchard Marina fit out is in light oak with cream coloured laminate cabin sides and has granite worktops and splashbacks in both the galley and shower room. Maddon Franjoy is in the popular REVERSE layout design, providing a private master bedroom at the front of the cabin with the full width shower room adjacent. An adequately sized Pullman dinette provi... read more
GIGGLES - 47ft 8in, Cruiser Stern, 2+2 BerthIf looking for a shorter boat but not wishing to compromise on creature comforts, this could be the ideal boat for you. Giggles has been internally refitted by her second owner to a good diy standard and she is of a length to cruise the entire connected canal and river network. The large sociable cruiser deck has a two part stern cover, also an extra handmade frame with tarpaulin over to protect the deck from the elements. The forward well deck with two seats beneath the covered crat... read more
ACHIEVEMENT - 38ft 3in, cruiser stern with 0+3 berthsLook at the price of this narrowboat, can it possibly be right. Well, yes it is and this maybe the chance to get your foot on the first step of owning a boat. Achievement is admittedly a little basic compared to many of the craft produced today with all their bells and whistles, but of course here there is much less to go wrong. If you like to bring friends aboard for day trips, the aft deck can only be described as huge, with plenty of room for deck chairs and a table for alfresco eating. ... read more
CHIMERA - 53ft 3in, cruiser, 2+0 berthChimera has the makings of a great boat, currently set up for liveaboard use in a marina with shorepower available. There is however plenty of scope for improvements to be made. The cabin is currently heated by a combination of diesel fired central heating via radiators throughout, and mains powered stove effect fire in the saloon, with a glass panel heater in the bedroom, however, fitting a solid fuel stove for additional warmth would not prove too difficult. Cooking is by a free standing two... read more
TE ANAU - 49ft 10in, trad with 2+0 berthsA traditional style narrowboat which is comfortably within the go anywhere length, which will enable you to travel on the whole of the connected canal and river system. Te Anau is compact in terms of the overall boat length, at just under 50ft, but still manages to include everything on board necessary for comfortable cruising. The internal layout includes a permanent double, with the galley and bathroom of a size often found on much longer craft. The forward saloon features comfortable leather ... read more
SAPPHIRE - 53ft 0in Trad with 2 berthsJ D Boat Services was founded in 1986 as a father and son partnership. They have been building the steelwork and fitting them out both for shared ownership and private owners. Sapphire is fitted out in a basic style with a country cottage feel and layout, meaning the saloon is forward and the bedroom is aft with a central bathroom. Currently Sapphire sleeps two but there is plenty of space in the saloon to replace the existing loose furniture with a sofa bed to increase the accommodation... read more
ANDANTE - 40ft 2in Trad with 0+4 berthsFew boat builders can trace their linage back as far as Canal Transport Services. Based on the Northern reaches of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, they have been building shapely craft for nearly 60 years. Commissioned in 1982, Andante is a traditional boat, and at 40ft in length, with a gutsy 30hp Thornycroft engine, has the whole of the UK connected canal and river system well within her reach. Some recent upgrades have been carried out which include a shower room refit, improvements... read more
CULLEN 57ft 10in, semi-trad 2+0 berthsSheffield based Mike Christian is part of the Tyler Wilson group who have been known for many years to consistently build high quality, good looking shells using modern construction methods and are firm favourites of the top end of the hire industry as well as discerning private owners. The interior of Cullen was designed for comfortable residential or holiday cruising and was completed by Apollo Narrowboats who were based in the Black Country. Cullen has a spacious REVERSE layout incorporat... read more
FOXTROT - 60ft 0in cruiser stern with 4+3 berthsAre you looking for a boat with up to seven berths, ideal for a family or a group of friends. If so, Foxtrot could suit your needs perfectly. The bedding arrangement is two doubles and three singles, two of which are bunk beds. To cater for large crews, the main shower room is supplemented by a second toilet along with a washbasin. When the cruising day is done, the capacious saloon, at nearly 13ft in length, has plenty of seating for all aboard. Having been a hire boat, maintenance will... read more
TOMMY 47ft 5in, Tug, 2+2 berthStowe Hill Marine built up an enviable reputation for producing high class durable fit outs that have stood the test of time. Clean steelwork with the traditional Stowe Hill low hull lines by G& J Reeves, and a sweeping Josher type bow cutting a fine line through the water, will turn many a gongoozlers head. The layout is particularly well planned and a fine example of quality craftmanship in solid oak boarding with plenty of storage built in throughout. Cabin heating is provid... read more
JESTER 29ft 2in, cruiser stern, 0+3 berthJester is a compact boat based on a Liverpool Boats Ltd shell which was fitted out by her first owner utilising deeper than normal windows, allowing light to flood in giving a bright and airy cabin. The forward well deck is fitted with a cratch board and cover, whilst the aft cruiser deck has a pram type fold down canopy, both of which increase the overall usable space. An ideal starter boat for holidays or maybe you are thinking of downsizing. Perfect for two to share, with a cosy double i... read more
WIGRAMS TURN  56ft 9in Trad, 2+2 berthYou could be mistaken for thinking that this boat has been named after the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals, where the Wigrams family, long standing employees of the GUCCC lived in the cottage for many years, but this is not the case. She is in fact named after the first owners much loved champion greyhound. Steve Hudson boats are always sought after on the second hand market and this is one of the first boats to be completed at Glascote Basin. Wigrams Turn features all of Hudsons... read more
ANNIE, 57ft 0in Trad with 2 berthsSome boats lend themselves to holiday cruising, some boats on the other hand are ideal for full time residential use, Annie however seems perfect for whatever use you could have in mind. If you are planning a life afloat for you and your partner then Annie has a suitable specification. The compact washing machine will take care of laundry days and meals can quickly be provided by the onboard microwave, both of which can be powered by the 3kW pure sine wave inverter when a landline is not ava... read more
CLAIRE 67ft 3in - Trad with 2 + 1 berthsStowe Hill Marine were considered one of the more reputable builders in their heyday. Renowned for their sumptuous interior hardwood paneling they could sometimes feel a little dark. Not so within Claire, as painted and light hardwood panels along with the headlining and much of the trim in light tulipwood and with the addition of three sets of side doors, give her a bright and airy feel throughout the cabin. The present owners purchased Claire in 2013 but they discovered that a little mor... read more
HERBERT, 69ft 9in Tug with boatmans cabin, 2+2 berthsIvy Bridge Marine were renowned for their quality shells, and are always admired wherever they go, with those little finishing touches such as recessed panels, cabin top stop beam, scribed decks and Anser pins. The solid tug style shell offers maximum internal space, with the permanent large double berth under the deck, still leaving space for a storage locker. Internally there is a mix of modern and traditional, forward of the engine room is in painted finishes and could be described as shabb... read more
BONJOUR 60ft 0in - Semi-trad with 2 + 2 berthsNigel Moore, who was NSM Narrowboats, had many years experience fitting out hire boats before turning his hand to private craft and this was the ninth under his own brand. The steelwork is by well known and respected Colecraft Engineering who have been building boats for nearly fifty years. The use of ash throughout creates a light, airy ambience which, together with the cream free standing leather furniture, gives a pleasing contemporary feel. Bonjour has been well looked after by her o... read more
MOONSHADOW | 58ft 7in, Cruiser Stern, 2 + 2 Berth REVERSE LAYOUTAqualine boats are highly sought after, with the decline of the Polish ship building industry, the time served skilled workforce turned their hand to building narrowboats to consistent quality of steelwork and joinery. Moonshadow is a well designed cruiser stern REVERSE layout boat based on familiar equipment specification that has been tried and tested on our canals. Cabin spaces are generous, with a 9ft forward bedroom housing a double extending bed and ample storage space. Hardwood fra... read more


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