Brentford London UK|
Ganesha is a lovely GRP barge, with a fabulous engine and is fitted with everything you would want. It was issued with a new Boat Safety Scheme Certificate late last year, which is valid until 14th October 2023.
The boat is currently moored at Brentford Dock Marina in west London, where the mooring is available if wanted. This is a non-residential leisure marina, but where up to four nights in any given week may be spent aboard. It is, therefore, not only a great position for exploring the tidal and non-tidal Thames and the canal system, but is also very suitable for people who work in or visit London regularly, but live elsewhere. It is very well connected to the M4, M3, A4 and the public transport system. Central London is just over 20 minutes away by road or rail. The marina has a lock directly onto the Thames, right opposite Kew Gardens. The Grand Union Canal begins just 100 metres downstream.
Brentford itself is undergoing some redevelopment, but all of the essential facilities are here and within a very short walk. There is a large supermarket (we also have a Dock Shop), a bank and cashpoint, a launderette, The Fibre Glass Shop and numerous pubs and restaurants which are, for the most part, now open again. Some of them, I have to say, are very good.
Importantly, I have been asked to sell the boat on behalf of the owner, who lives in Sweden. I am the Harbour Master for the marina, so have to make sure that people stick to the rules. If you would intend to spend more than four nights aboard each week, you could, of course, still buy the boat, but would have to move the boat elsewhere upon purchase. It was, in fact, used as a constant cruiser before it came to the marina.
Again importantly, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we are currently unable to provide marina toilet and shower facilities. You would, of course though, have all that you need on board anyway. Along with this, if you are coming to view, please wear a suitable mask and I will do the same. Viewers will be able to enter the boat on their own and I can take any questions in the open air.
The current mooring fees for Ganesha, should it stay at the marina, are £734.28 per quarter, including VAT.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Beta Marine|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||11.60m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull colour:||Blue and Cream|
|Fuel capacity:||90 Litres|
|Water capacity:||250 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||200 Litres|
The main entry is via the airy, central wheelhouse, which is collapsible and has doors on either side, along with a small seating area to the rear.To the stern of the wheelhouse, there is a double berth with storage. Adjacent to this is a shower room, with also a hand basin and a brand new toilet and macerator, which is connected to the holding tank. To the front of the wheelhouse, there is an open plan saloon, including a sofa, Stovax smokeless log burning stove with back boiler and central heating, along with an electric heater, and galley, with fridge, sink, gas oven and hob, along with plenty of surface space and storage. To the front, there is another door, opening onto a small outdoor area at the bow.
There are four 110ah Leoch AGM batteries, an immersion heater, a 12V marine refrigerator with freezer section, a 200W solar panel system with PWM regulator, a 12V battery charger, a Sterling Power 1800 Quai Sine inverter and a sound system with 12V amplifier and B&W 601 speakers.
Marine handheld VHF radio, anchor and chain for safe river cruising, mooring spikes and hammer, back-up cassette toilet, two life vests, navigation lights and air horn, shore power cable, mooring lines and fenders, electric heater (2kW oil radiator).
Extremely clean and very smooth Beta Marine 43HP inboard engine.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.