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3 Berth

This 3 berth boat was fitted out by ourselves in 2012 to a bespoke layout within a shell provided by the then manufacturers of the Beaver 23, Wilderness Trailboats Ltd.

The interior comprises a spacious forward saloon area with twin dinette tables (dining for 4 persons) which demount at night to provide either 2 singles, with feet under the forward quarter decks, or a very large double across; the galley, wardrobe and heater cupboard are amidships with a generous-sized single berth in the rear cabin opposite a shower/toilet compartment.


Interior lighting is mostly by modern LED units and there are low-level bed-side reading lamps in the saloon cabin, together with two 12v. “jack” sockets for powering laptops, mobile phone chargers or a television.

The cabin deck-head is lined throughout with warm white, wipe-clean polyester-faced plywood and there is a large, (removable) sunroof for extra ventilation and daylight above the galley area.


There is also extensive storage under all bunk surfaces in both cabins and, as with all Wilderness Beaver craft, a cavernous storage space below the cockpit floor entered from within the cabin capable in accommodating folding chairs, barbeque and even folding bicycles.

Externally the craft has number of up-market features; external safety rails front & rear are of maintenance-free A4-grade stainless steel, there is a full headroom, easily demounted, cockpit canopy in a durable cotton duck & polyester fabric but probably the principal feature is a narrowboat-style sliding companionway roof hatch, making entrance and exit from the,

cabin accommodation very easy, especially for tall crew members. There is also a canvas storm-cover tonneau that fits over the forward footwell during winter storage or when road trailing in bad weather.


The well equipped galley is on both sides of the boat and comprises a Thetford Caprice Mk 3 full cooker (4 burners, grill, oven, 12volt ignition and a pan store at floor level), with adjoining work surfaces and, on the other side, there is a stainless steel sink and drainer with a single lever mixer tap set into the worktop and a 100L Shoreline electric fridge below. There is a variety of smooth -running drawers and storage shelves below the worktops built into good quality “oak” fronted domestic kitchen units. There is even additional storage at floor level behind the removable galley unit plinths.


The upholstery is in very good condition and contains 5” thick Reflex 400HX foam covered with a discreet grey textured fabric, and there are several fawn scatter cushions.

Curtains are of a fawn floral fabric and are thermal lined, however the galley windows have shutters and the rear door has a roller blind.

Aft of the galley is a slim but well shelved wardrobe with additional storage pockets on the back of the door.

On the starboard side of the rear cabin, opposite the single berth, is a spacious combined shower-cum-toilet compartment containing, at one end a Thetford C200 built-in toilet, and at the other, a good quality thermostatic mixer tap and shower head above a robust glassfibre shower tray.

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Tech Specs:

There are two 35 Watt solar panels fitted to the coach-roof which are connected to the batteries via a good quality charge regulator situated within the battery locker. The boat has a 240v mains installation with RCD protection and a shore-line hook up cable and an on-board 12v battery charger.

Space and water heating come from a gas-fired Truma C4002 combi-unit which delivers both thermostatically controlled fan-assisted warm air and two levels of hot water for both sink and shower.

As a super-deluxe model, this boat has additional thermal insulation and, combined with the blown-air central heating throughout, it is well suited to extended-season cruising.

The engine is a top-of-the-range power tilt electric start Yamaha F15CEPL which, as with most Wilderness trailboats, is tiller-steered and additionally, provides electrical charging to the boat’s batteries.

The four wheeled road trailer is again, a bespoke design, having small solid rubber wheels for ease of launching and bow-first recovery. The fully galvanized trailer is well specified at 2,600 kg., is of low mileage, is in good condition and recently serviced, it comes complete with lighting board, spare wheel and load straps, new tyres have also just been fitted.

In short this is an unexpected opportunity to purchase a lightly-used, two owner, well-fitted, late version of the Wilderness Beaver 23 and, combined with the trailer and a very good engine, it adds up to a first class trailboat package for someone with a 4×4 tow vehicle.

The craft is now here in Wiltshire on its trailer and is available for viewing

The Vendors are seeking offers for the whole rig and ancillary equipment in the range £37k to £39K


For further information and arrangements to view contact Ian Graham on either 07973 815 920 or 01380 870 141 including evenings and weekends.

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