The Pioneer Class

Ideal to Liveaboard, Ideal to Cruise

The Pioneer Class was designed by Narrowboats Ltd in 2013 and has since been one of our most popular builds as she is a Slimline Widebeam allowing to cruise much more of the inland waterways than your standard widebeam beams.


The 9ft wide Pioneer range – ‘Ideal to liveaboard, ideal to cruise’.

Available in 57′ or 60′ versions with a huge range of exciting optional extras for you to create your ideal cruising home.

The Pioneer Slim Line Widebeam is exclusive to Narrowboats Ltd. She is a cleverly crafted liveaboard providing the spacious feel of a wide beam whilst having the means to cruise much more of the inland waterways than your standard 10’ or 12’ wide beam. The perfect compromise.

Voted Favourite Widebeam at the 2016 Crick Boat Show.

Voted Runner up Favourite Widebeam at the 2017 Crick Boat Show.

Stock Available for Immediate Delivery.


Construction Length: 57’ or 60’ as standard, other lengths available on request.
Beam: 9'
Cruiser stern as standard with taff rails, various options available.
Tiller steering (Wheel additional)
2 Pack epoxy
Sprayfoam insulation
x2 Coats primer, x2 Coats undercoat & x3 Coats topcoat - Symphony Coatings
Engine Canaline 52HP with twin alternators
Water lubricated stern gear
Bilge pump
PRM150 Gearbox
Propellor & prop shaft
Fuel tank capacity: Approx 300Ltrs
Electrics 2.5KW Pure sine inverter charger
x3 110A Domestic batteries lead acid
x1 110A Starter battery lead acid
12v LED lighting & distribution board
240V Landline hookup
x9 240V Double sockets onboard
Heating & Hot Water System Webasto central heating 5.2KW
Twin coil calorifier
Morso solid fuel stove
Water tank capacity: Approx 425Ltrs
Other Key Features Oak flooring in galley and bathroom
Oak faced ply through with matching hardwood oak trims
Carpet in saloon & bedrooms
Chunky oak worktops
Plenty of storage
Breakfast bar
Flat screen T.V
Cupboard units & shelves
5’ Bed on gas struts
3 Large wardrobes
Bed side cupboards x 2
Vetus pump out W.C
12v Fridge with freezer compartment
Oven, hob & grill
Large shower
Heated towel rail

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Narrowboats ltd
Wincham Wharf
220 Manchester Road

Phone: 01606 47078
Fax: 01606 46464