This craft was fitted out by us in 2012 from a shell that comprised an unused 1999 hull and fitted with one of the new-style deck and cabin top units made from the “new”, post 2008, moulds, so that, to the untrained eye, it looks like an all-new, post 2008, Beaver.
The basic layout comprises the usual Wilderness forward saloon area providing twin-dinette tables that demount at night to form two long single berths (6’ 7”) or, with the centre bed-board, a wide double across; the galley, wardrobe and heater cupboards are amidships leaving a rear cabin providing a port side single berth, 6’3” long, with the child berth above, and opposite, a surprisingly large combined shower and toilet compartment. Headroom throughout is 6’ 1”
The gas cooker is a Thetford Caprice which offers a 4 burner hob (with glass lid), grill, a separate oven and a pan drawer at floor level; it has flame-failure safety (FF) to all burners. The stainless steel sink & drainer and its single-lever mixer tap are set into a work top on the opposite side of the galley and there are two useful storage shelves on the rearward bulkhead. Daylight and ventilation in the galley area is good from two top-hopper windows, one on either side, and at night, lighting is from two bright 24LED strip-lights.
The galley fridge is a large (98L) under-counter Shoreline electric compressor-driven unit supported by two 115 A/hr deep-cycle batteries (new in August 2021) and two rooftop solar panels comprising 1×35w. and 1×100w. (the latter fitted 2016) both with a good quality in-line regulators.
The shower has a mono-lever mixer tap and a trigger handset and there is a twin-tank Porta-potti 165 (the larger model) in the rear half of the shower tray. A compact foldaway washbasin was fitted at the time of the 2016 upgrade work and which is filled by the shower handset.
The upholstery in a hard wearing mid-green tapestry fabric over good quality 4” fire-retardant foam, is in excellent condition as too are the curtains.
Heating is from a room-sealed gas-fired Truma C4002 combined blown air/hot water unit fitted in the base of wardrobe and which also gives an airing cupboard effect for the shelf above. The heating is thermostatically controlled and can be left on all night on a low setting if required when late season boating. Other insulation: Cabin sides, roof and bunk spaces are double insulated, most other surfaces single insulated.
The fully galvanized 4-wheel trailer included in the sale was purchased new by the present owners in 2016, is in good order and was professionally serviced late last year: It comes with an unused spare wheel and 8ply tyre, a fully working lighting board and load securing straps. There is also a twin-leaf towing stabilizer included in the sale.
The engine is a tiller-steered Parsun F15 FWL 4-stroke with electric-start; it was supplied new in 2012, is reported as giving good service, was last professionally serviced in July 2021 and has been used for very few hours since.
Electrics: there is a main, external, removable-key type master-switch and a 3-way charge direction switch inside battery locker enabling electrical charging from the outboard engine when under way to be directed to batteries 1 or 2 or both. Overhead lighting throughout the cabin is from modern LED strip lights except in shower/loo. There are 2 berth reading lights and a 12v jack power socket in the saloon cabin for charging phones and iPads etc. A 240volt mains electricity supply is available when hooked up to a shore-line supply, together with the usual distribution box containing circuit breakers and an RCD safety trip.
Overall the boat is in good condition and showing very few navigation scars . There are a few items requiring minor routine maintenance work, some of which are being done by us at Vendors’ expense and others could be done as purchaser-chargeable jobs prior to collection or delivery and the boat is fairly priced to reflect this.
The Boat Safety Certificate currently runs to August 2024
This brokerage sale listing represents an unusual opportunity to purchase one of the last Wilderness trailboat packages built by ourselves as the designers and original builders of these versatile go-anywhere vessels and, teamed up with a modern low-mileage road trailer, opens up long distance touring opportunities both afloat and ashore including to the waterways of France and the Netherlands by way of cross-Channel ferry and overnight caravan sites . Further European information, mainly on the French canals, can be found by those with suitable tow vehicles who are tempted to venture South on the independent Wilderness Boat Owners’ Club website at www.wilderness.org.co.uk
The Vendors are looking to sell at what is considered to be the fair market price of £27,500 including the trailer, all working navigational equipment and domestic galley equipment.
The boat is currently ashore on its trailer with us here in Wiltshire.
For further information and arrangements to view contact Ian Graham on either 01380 870 141 or 07973 815 920 including evenings and weekends.
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