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Tadpole Cruiser Stern

In Tattenhall Marina
Cruiser Stern
4 Berths
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Welcome aboard Tadpole, a captivating 30-foot cruiser stern narrowboat exuding timeless charm and character. Crafted around 1980/1985 by Fenny Compton and Peter Else, Tadpole's unique design features a distinctive Canadian Canoe bow, setting her apart as a vessel of both style and substance.

Step onto the well-deck and enter a world of nautical enchantment. The interior, thoughtfully laid out from stern to bow, invites exploration and relaxation alike. Begin your journey in the inviting cruiser stern, where hardwood seats and a protective pram cover offer a cosy retreat. A steel door leads you into the heart of the vessel, promising adventures waiting to unfold.

As you venture inside, discover a compact yet comfortable living space designed for intimate gatherings and peaceful retreats. Awaiting your attention is a bathroom with plumbing installed, featuring a brand-new Porta Potti cassette toilet, ready to be finalized to your specifications.

Continue forward to find the snug bedroom, complete with built-in bunk beds, perfect for young adventurers or cosy nights under the stars. Ample storage solutions ensure belongings are neatly tucked away, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of life on the water.

In the dinette area, a "Pullman Style" setup beckons, offering a versatile space that effortlessly converts into a full-size double bed. Rich hardwood accents and ample storage cupboards enhance the cosy atmosphere, inviting you to linger over meals or curl up with a good book.

The galley is a culinary haven, boasting a free-standing full-size cooker with a separate oven and grill, ideal for preparing delicious meals on the go. A Morco instant hot water boiler ensures your comfort, providing hot water on demand for washing up or brewing a comforting cup of tea. With a stainless steel sink and drainer, ample worktop space, and a selection of storage options, the galley is as practical as it is charming.

Throughout Tadpole, thoughtful details abound, from her 6-foot internal cabin height to the insulation that ensures year-round comfort. Recent upgrades, including a professional repaint and brand-new covers, add to her allure, promising years of memorable adventures on the waterways.

Though Tadpole awaits some finishing touches, her potential shines brightly, inviting you to make her your own. Whether embarking on leisurely day trips or planning short breaks, Tadpole is a cherished companion, ready to accompany you on your next aquatic adventure.

Key features

  • Length/ Boat Style: 30ft Cruiser Stern with Canadian Canoe Bow – Professional Repaint 2023
  • Year Built: Circa 1980/1985
  • Hull By/ Fit out by: Fenny Compton – Peter Else
  • Layout stern to bow: Cruiser Stern, Bathroom, Bedroom, Dinette, Galley, Well Deck
  • Engine and gearbox: Yanmar YSE 12 G (Single Cylinder Diesel & Manual Gearbox)
  • Engine hrs and last service: June 2021 / Keel Boat Services Ltd
  • Berths: 2 + 2
  • Boat Safety Certificate: 19/02/2028
  • Last Blacking & type: 28th August 2023 / 2 Coats Intertuft 16
  • Hull thickness: 6:4:4 – New Base Plate Fitted 2007
  • Inspection hatch and location: Weed Hatch via Cruiser Stern
  • P/out or Cassette: Cassette (Brand New Porta Potti)
  • Internal cabin height: 6ft
  • Insulation: Yes – Most Likely Polystyrene Sheets
  • Last Survey: August 2016
  • External Covers: Yes, Brand New (2023) Pram Cover to Cruiser Stern & Tonneau to Bow
  • Batteries: 2 = 1 x Starter & 1 x Domestic
  • Electric Supply: Engine, Shoreline, Domestic Battery
  • Galvanic Isolator: No
  • Hot Water Supply: Yes – Morco Instant Hot Water (Gas)
  • Gas Cylinders No & type: 2 x 4.5Kg / Propane
  • Water tank capacity: 200 Litres
  • Fuel tank capacity: 20 Litres


Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these specifications, no guarantee is given or implied as to their accuracy. These particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. Lakeland Leisure Estates Ltd advises prospective purchasers to obtain an independent survey from a qualified Marine Surveyor to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the craft.

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