Property Details

Guide Price £199,950
2 bedrooms
Purple Rain, Bristol Marina Ltd, Hanover Place, Bristol
    • Wide Beam Houseboat
    • Immaculately presented
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • Open plan living space
    • Kitchen
    • Bristol Marina Location
    • Close to local amenities
    • Walking Distance to Bristol City Centre
    • Parking
    Purple Rain is an eye catching, beautifully crafted wide beam (60' x 12' Collingwood hull) house boat with popular reverse layout has a spacious open planned living space, fully equipped U-shaped kitchen area, a guest bedroom/cabin with convertible double bed/office space, a modern and luxurious walk-through bathroom with separate free-standing bath plus a walk-in shower enclosure and vacuum WC. The trendy master bedroom/cabin with a fixed walk around double bed plus ample wardrobe storage. Uniquely designed, she comes fully furnished and is built for either liveaboard or leisure cruising; she possibly has every bit of luxury you could want. Fitted with a 3KW Bow Thruster for enhanced manoeuvrability. Powered by a Canaline 60hp Engine - Hours – 310 hours. Navigation Lights. Inverter, Shore power inlet. 200 litres freshwater tank.

    Purple Rain has been crafted in a unique and contemporary way displaying bright, bold, and contemporary colours throughout the inside decor and furnishings. Cream painted tongue and groove panelling is displayed on the walls and ceiling throughout the vessel. Hand manufactured bespoke reclaimed wood furnishings and hard wood trimmings. Solid engineer-wood platforming combined with premium thick carpet for luxury and practicality. Modern LED beam fittings and mood colour changing strip beaming has been tailored. 20 x 240v electric sockets are supplied throughout. Purple Rain comes with Cockpit covers bow & stern, cockpit cushions & cockpit also an exterior entertaining area in stern cockpit and bow exterior area for enjoying sunrise and sunset moments plus a table to gather around for al fresco dining on a summer’s evenings.

    Purple Rain is presented in our opinion in excellent condition throughout and has been carefully upgraded by the current owner and is immediately available to view at Bristol Marina.

    SELLERS INSIGHT - When I first saw Purple Rain, I completely fell in love with a home that always stayed the same but with the garden changing. I first bought her in 2018 in Surrey in a small friendly marina then relocated jobs from London to Bristol. When asked why I wanted the job I said I could move my house to it. Which I did. After 3 months in Reading Marina waiting for the locks to open to the Kennet and Avon, I moved her venturing down the K&A Canal until finally reaching Bristol. When people come on board, they mainly comment how relaxing it is and they can’t believe it’s on water.

    It has a homely feel with a great sense of adventure. For me time slows down, and I can spend hours either fishing, playing the piano or watching the wildlife and the water. For several years I moor in the city for the winter and the country outside Bath for the summer. It’s the first time I have lived on the water, and it’s been the best 5 years.

    Key Features of Collingwood 60' x 12' Widebeam:
    Name: Purple Rain
    Type: Wide Beam Barge
    Year: 2014
    Length: 18.28 m
    Location: Bristol Marina (United Kingdom)
    Shipyard: Collingwood
    Material: Steel
    Beam: 3.65 m
    Ballast: -
    Maximum number of passengers: -
    Cabins: 2
    Berths: 2
    Heads: 1
    Water capacity: -
    Number of engines: 1
    Power: 60 HP
    Motor type: Inboard
    Fuel type: Diesel
    Make of the motor: Canaline 66
    Engine usage (hours): 310

    Major internal renovations including master bedroom, second bedroom and open area living area.

    Recent maintenance carried out being:

    Full Hull service and repaint March 2022.
    Last engine service date: TBC.
    Battery’s replaced number & date: TBC.
    Stern awning renew 2022.
    Bow awning renew 2020.
    Bow thruster renewal 2019.

    KITCHEN AREA - A contemporary U-shape crafted kitchen area boasts solid oak topped work surfaces inset sink unit with a range of gloss white curved cupboard space beneath, manufactured in wine rack, breakfast bar, a combined gas oven and grill, 4 burner gas hob, electric overhead extractor in stainless steel finish within set illumination, under-counter 12v240v refrigerator and freezer, microwave, 8kg Candy washer/dryer and a diesel boiler stored in overhead cupboard.

    GENERAL - Bow thruster, hot water, washing machine, Electric bilge pump, Battery charger, diesel heating system, 3 types of electric (battery, solar panels, 240V mains). Chemical head, bottled gas oven.

    HEATING - Contemporary hand manufactured multi gasoline burner with a chrome chimney. Webasto 5.2KW central heating (run off the diesel tank) with 4 radiators including towel rail in the bath compartment. Electric heater.

    OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA - The beautiful area has been laid with royal rubber underlay with premium thick carpet. Consists of two large sofas, Samsung 44'' LED 3D flat screen TV wall mounted, coal and wood burning stove tailored to seaport side of the bar on a glass hearth. Ample space to entertain your friends and relax in this lovely calm space.

    BATHROOM - This fantastic contemporary 4-piece bathroom with free-standing bath and taps, a walk-in shower enclosure, a hand tank, and a vacuum Domestic electric flush cassette toilet.

    SECOND CABIN / OFFICE - Spare cabin has a Queen size spare bed with underbed storage. With an office space with bespoke drawers and cupboards.

    MASTER CABIN - Main cabin has underbed storage with bespoke headboard with storage. Beautifully finished double wardrobe bespoke fitted. (Feel free to add more).

    Stern cockpit – Brilliant for entertaining but also has extensive storage lockers which also include locker for 2 large gas bottles.

    Bow cockpit – Leads on from the bedroom. Lovely to sit out in the summer and great extra storage for logs and fuel with canopy for the winter. Includes storage lockers.

    BRISTOL MARINA MOORING – Currently on winter mooring available until the end of March 2024 and subject to normal Bristol Marina approval and references. Gated access to marina, parking area, washing/shower facilities, and laundry building. Marina office. Recycling area.

    Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide, and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the boat fully surveyed and inspected, river trialled and tested.


    Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.

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