- Builder: Silverend Narrowboat Co. Ltd., Brierley Hill
- Year: 1990
- Fit Out: Builder, owner refit in 1999/2000
- Layout: Traditional stern
- Length: 50 ft
- Engine: Gardner 1L2 single cyclinder, 10HP, diesel (1938)
Houdini is a 50′ traditional stern, all steel Narrowboat, built in 1990 and one of only twelve tug style boats built by Silverend. Her external paintwork is in reasonable condition with no visible signs of flaking however it would benefit from some polish and T-Cut. Internally the traditional layout features a boatman’s cabin at the stern with a solid fuel stove and 2 berths. She has her own engine-room with side-hatches, which is home to a 1938 Gardner 1L2 single cylinder diesel engine. There is a shower-room which also features a vanity basin, taps and W/C. Her galley is fitted out in pine and furnished with a Vanette hob, oven and grill, GAZ refrigerator and a Paloma gas boiler which provides the hot water. Her saloon is part pine panelled and benefits from a solid fuel stove and comfortable seating for up to four adults, which can be converted to a two berth bed. There is a cratch cover to the bow, accessed from the saloon via hardwood doors.
A wealth of documentation accompanies Houdini, including original owners manuals, test reports, photographs and historical write up.
BSC to 27-Jul-2019
Houdini is located at our Wincham Wharf, she is in the water and available for viewing and test please call ahead to make the most of the viewing so we can prepare the engine prior to visit.