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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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
ELUTHEA - 73ft 0in, Houseboat with 4+2 berthsEluthea is not your standard widebeam boat, she is purely a houseboat and as such has no engine, based in North Kilworth Marina with a mooring available for a suitable applicant. Under the stern deck is a fitted washing machine and storage space. The two storey aft cabin houses two single bedrooms, one upper and one lower, the former of which could make an ideal office. The fitout has been completed in a bohemian/contemporary style using bespoke craftmanship including a treehouse s... 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
NELLIE WIGGINER - 55ft Traditional with 2+4 berthsRenowned in their heyday of boatbuilding, Sagar Marine had a fine reputation for distinctive craftsmanship and this is no exception. Steelwork built with elegant lines and a fit out that has stood the test of time, it is a shame that Sagar are no longer around to be able to build such quality today. Nellie Wigginer is a basic, unpretentious boat and possibly all the better for it with less things to go wrong, but has everything on board needed to make the most of what the waterways have to o... read more
TRANQUILITY TOO, 58ft 2in, 2 + 2 berthsIf you want to get afloat but you think that rising boat prices will put a stop to your dreams, then at well under £50k, Tranquility Too might just tick all your boxes. At 58ft she is perfect for extended cruising or full time liveaboard use. The on board washing machine will take care of laundry needs, the separate fridge and freezers will reduce the frequency of shopping trips and the galley complete with five burner hob, separate microwave and eye level oven is better equipped th... 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 provide... 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 more s... read more
PLAIDY, 46ft 0in Semi-trad with 2 + 0 berthsPlaidy is of a length to explore all of the connected canal and river system, in a craft that provides plenty of luxurious touches for two. A 4ft 6in crossbed makes the most of the available cabin space and for occasional use a single camp bed is included for you to accommodate a guest in the saloon. A bath is installed to soak away any aches and pains after a long days boating but if preferred, a shower is also fitted over. The galley is fitted with an impressive Hanex one piece wrap aroun... read more
TITAN 56ft 4in, traditional, 0 + 3 berthsMalcolm Pearsons shells, particularly his tug style, have become something of a legend among the enthusiasts of our inland waterways. Titan is a particularly special example of his elegant sweeping lines as it marked his return to boat building after a 4 year absence. He was persuaded to take his welding gear out of mothballs for Chris Lloyd, who was the inspiration for Andy Burnett to write the first edition of the Waterways World publication, the Narrow Boat Builders Book (original copy... read more
BUBBLES & SQUEAK 40ft, Semi-trad, 2+2 berthsA shell by the long established RLL Boats and fitted out by her first owner, Bubbles & Squeak has had a recent contemporary refit to a good professional standard. At 40ft she is capable of navigating all the inland waterway system, providing accommodation for a couple with a double guest berth in the saloon. The aft bedroom has a cross bed double, which in daytime mode makes a two seater settee. Moved along by the smooth running Beta diesel engine fitted under the semi trad aft ... 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
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
ALBION | 40ft 5in Traditional with Boatmans Cabin, 0 + 2 BerthAlbion is a traditional style narrowboat which attracts many admiring glances wherever she goes. The stylish Graham Reeves shell has been fitted out by the first owners to a good professional standard and has been well maintained throughout her life. The fore cabin, which serves as a gas locker, and the cloth covered imitation hold, fitted out as a cosy saloon, not only makes Albion a great looking boat but makes the most of the available cabin space. The interior fit out includes a Boatm... 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
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 b... read more
ANONYMOUS 46ft 6in Trad, 2+2 berthIt is fair to say that Anonymous is not your run of the mill narrowboat. The fit out features unusual items such as, artificial grass for carpeting in the shower room and aft cabin, which is also fitted to the forward and aft decks, mirrors attached to the headlining in the galley and saloon, not only reflecting light but also increasing the spacious feel, and last but not least is the installed laser lighting in the saloon. An interesting collection of lining materials are used throughout, whi... read more
RAG DOLL, 30ft 0in Trad, 1+2 berthThey say good things come in small packages and this is certainly the case with Rag Doll. Just think of all the pluses, being able to turn the boat without having to find a winding hole and ease of finding mooring spots in popular places, to name just two, and then there is the economical ownership costs. The present owners have enjoyed leisure cruising aboard Rag Doll, but now find themselves with insufficient time to justify ownership, so feel that it is now sensible for someone else to tak... 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
HAMILTON YOUNG - Traditional 59ft 2in with 4 + 2 berthsStowe Hill Marine were considered one of the more reputable builders in their heyday. Renowned for hardwood panelling for much of their fitting out, their sumptuous interiors can sometimes feel a little dark. Not so within this boat, as good use of the two fitted skylights and the pigeon box, aided by two sets of side doors, both with acrylic inserts, allow huge amounts of daylight to enter the cabin. Heating is provided by a solid fuel stove in the saloon with a compact diesel boiler sup... 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
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
CANTERBURY SWAN - 57ft 8in Trad with Boatman's Cabin, 2+2 berthsTalk to any traditional boat enthusiast and the name Canal Transport Services is held in high regard. Note the flowing lines and quality of her steelwork, but the main talking point has to be the magnificent Gardner 4LK diesel engine, which sits majestically in its own cabin and produces the kind of mellow exhaust note that many boat owners can only dream of. At just over 57ft long and with 57hp on tap, Canterbury Swan is a craft on which to enjoy all the canals and rivers of the connected i... read more


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