Aqualine "Madison" 62 ft Narrow Beam Barge
About the Boat
Aqualine "Madison" 62 ft Narrow Beam barge
Champagne Moment is a steel narrow beam barge 62 ft x 7 ft, built by well known company Aqualine in 2014. She is in very nice condition and a lovely live aboard boat.
She is a 'reverse layout' i.e. from the rear entry there is the galley (kitchen) next is an L-shaped dinette and then the open saloon. A door leads to a spacious heads (bathroom) and the front cabin contains the bedroom, storage and access to the fore peak.
She has a Barrus Shire 45 h.p diesel engine, Lewmar bow thruster, solar panels and both front and rear bimini covers.
The beautiful fit out by Aqualine includes timber bench tops, gas cook top and oven, washing machine, dinette, saloon with two recliner chairs and stools, diesel pot belly stove. A very nice heads (bathroom) glass enclosed shower, pump out w.c. and vanity basin - hot and cold water. The forward cabin contains a queen size bed, plenty of storage and double doors to the fore peak deck. We have two folding mountain bikes.
Apart from one or two canals which have limited lock length i.e. less than 62 ft, Champagne Moment can travel any of the waterways in UK.
She is fully equipped for living aboard and has all the modern home comforts. We have had canal boats for almost ten years and love this relaxed way of life, the ability to travel far and wide around England, meeting friendly people along the way, enjoying market days, festivals, the local pubs, a quiet village or rural mooring one day and another in a large bustling city such as London, or historic towns of Bath and Oxford, ancient monuments, Churches and their fascinating graveyards dating back to medieval times, Windsor Castle and much more - all at our fingertips. or should that be "tiller tips " ??
We welcome exchange proposals from other boat owners and also have a home , with a private pool, in Phuket Thailand which would be available for exchange.
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- Boat model: Aqualine "Madison" 62 ft Narrow Beam Barge
- Boat name: Nigel Lennard
- Year built: 2014
- Draft (cm): 60
- Engine power (hp): 45(HP)
- Fuel Tank (liters): 200
- Water tank (liters): 700
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Burner
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About the location
Where to begin ????
The Inland waterways of UK offer approx 2,200 miles of interconnected canals and rivers almost all of which are accessible by our boat Champagne Moment (with the exception of a few locks shorter in length than 62 ft)
One can travel the length of the marvellous River Thames, moor right in the centre of the famous City of London - free of charge for one week -
Visit historical locations such as Oxford, Bath, Windsor, York, Stratford upon Avon, and many more, travel through engineering feats of hand built tunnels, aqueducts, ride up and down the Anderton Lift to the River Weaver (and marvel at it's design features) sail under roadways , through beautiful rural countryside, the industrial areas of Birmingham, Coventry, visit the potteries around Stoke on Trent, eat your fill of "Staffordshire oat cakes", see marvellous medieval buildings, ancient monuments, and castles, to name just a few of the amazing experiences one can have on the English waterways. Moorings are generally free all along the canals, unless one chooses to stay in a marina (of which there are many) or tie up to a privately owned mooring on the off side (without the tow path) Tow paths line the waterways - some paved others grassed but always with access to the shore and facilities en-route.
And wherever you roam you will not be far from a Chippy with it's world renown British meal 'FISH and CHIPS"
Not too mention a pint of good British Ale.. from a multitude of canal side pubs with moorings right on their doorstep.
We have guide books for all the waterways and having spent six years travelling through out The Cut (as the waterways are fondly called by boaters) we can certainly advise on sights to see, mooring locations and other useful information.
Hope we can tempt you with a "Champagne Moment" on the British waterways..