The inside of this beautiful one-bedroomed 58ft widebeam canal boat has been designed by its current owners (who work in landscaping and fashion). They have taken time to create a serene home upon the water – carefully curating the space, collecting reclaimed furniture and retro pieces that fit perfectly. They have given meticulous consideration to maintaining the boat as an open, clean and clutter-free home. The galley kitchen is assembled from a reclaimed plans chest, iroko hard wood worktop from Retrouvius, bespoke cupboard doors made from western red cedar, a Butler sink, antique brass taps and hotpoint stainless steel gas and electric hob and a fridge freezer.
The bathroom, which feels like it would be as much at home in a Georgian townhouse as a boat, has the luxury of a full sized rolltop cast iron bath, with claw feet and reclaimed antique brass taps and shower fittings. The bedroom is home to a fitted double bed and fitted wardrobe, as well as a large integrated stainless steel, insulated fresh water tank. There’s also access to the bow through a double opening. Between the living room and bedroom there is a large, timber framed, openable, double pitched sky light, bathing the space in light and creating the perfect place for growing plants.
The boat is heated by a Webasto high performance water heating system and calorifier. There are 4x 130w solar panels which allow for living completely off grid and sufficient for year-round cruising. There are radiators throughout as well as a Morso ‘squirrel’ multifuel stove. Much of the furniture has been custom built for the boat so fitted bench/storage, bookshelves, sofa, kitchen table will all be included in the sale.
Chinampa is a 58ft by 11ft widebeam canal boat, built in 2013. Designed to the personal specifications of the current owners, it is sailaway lined and has been custom painted. The boat has been fully spray-foam insulated and has a built-in bow, which extends the internal dimensions of what you’d usually expect of a boat of this size. It has a 52hp Canaline diesel engine.
The boat has been on a residential mooring in Haggerston, east London for the past two years and is fully equipped for both long-term shoreline mooring, and continuous cruising. Though this mooring is not included in the sale of this boat.
‘Chinampa’ is a name given to floating masses of land used for cultivation by the Aztecs or often referred to as ‘floating gardens’.