Hayloft II is a 57ft narrowboat that is perfectly suited for family trips around the canal network. Space is always a premium on a narrowboat and Hayloft II makes incredible use of what is available to provide a spacious living area for up to 6 people.
Coming aboard at the bow you are step into a large open well deck, a great place to sit and enjoy the passing countryside. Entering through the glazed double doors you can see straight away that Hayloft II is a warm and welcoming place to be, whilst still remaining open. Too many boats on the canal suffer from providing plenty or features and storage but not leaving any space for people. Hayloft II is not one of these boats. The layout has been very well thought out as to maximise the available space whilst never making you feel cramped inside.
The saloon features an L shaped sofa and a round table. This table can be swapped with a larger rectangular table when extra table space is needed. It can also be used to convert the sofa into one of the 3 double beds that Hayloft II has available. When not in use the rectangular tabletop can be stored neatly on the wall.
Next stop is the galley. This is fitted out with everything needed to feed and water everyone on board. Fitted is an Electrolux fridge with cool box, an Electrolux 4 burner gas hob with an electric oven below. Storage is provided by under cabinet cupboards, above counter shelving and a wall mounted cupboard. There is also a built in plate rack and a spice and sauce shelf.
If you prefer not to eat in the saloon or you just need somewhere separate to work or read then Hayloft II also has a light and spacious dinette. The dinette is large enough for 4 adults to comfortably sit and enjoy a meal together. Maybe whilst the kids are in the saloon. The dinette also converts into the second of the 3 doubles beds Hayloft II has to offer.
Separating the dinette and the main bedroom is the bathroom. This is fitted with a pump-out toilet, vanity basin and dedicated shower.
The main bedroom features the 3rd and final double bed, a double door over head storage cupboard and a tall, wall mounted cupboard at the foot of the bed. This cupboard is tall enough to use as a wardrobe and hang clothes in. There is also additional storage space under the bed.
Beyond the main bedroom is one of Hayloft II’s hidden secrets. The cabin behind the bedroom isn’t an engine room, it’s a second toilet. Fitted is a Thetford Porta Potti 365 cassette toilet and a small vanity basin it. This means that even if there are 6 people sleeping aboard you won’t have to wait long to brush your teeth in the morning.
The rear cruiser deck is a large, spacious area. Perfect for cruising with company. The diamond plate engine covers not only look great, they also give that bit of extra grip in wet conditions. Under the covers is the Isuzu engine which has been serviced annually.
Isuzu 33hp Marine Engine With 1452 Indicated Hours
180L Diesel Fuel Tank
Hot Water & Heating
Webasto 5.2kw Heater Supplying 4 Raditators
Twin Coil Calorifier
Willow Solid Fuel Burner
12v Lighting Throughout
Sterling 1800w Invertor
3 Domestic Batteries (Replaced December 2018)
1 Starter Battery
Sealand Traveller Pump Out Toilet
Additional Thetford Porta Potti 365 At Stern
Fitted Electrolux Gas Hob
Under Counter Electrlux Electric Oven
Electrolux 230v Fridge With Ice Box
Fixed double at the stern with over head storage and built in wardrobe.
Dinnette can be converted to provide double guest bed. This area is also curtained to provide guest privacy.
Saloon can be converted to provide and additional double guest bed.
Professional Fit Out In Varnished Oak Vaneered Multi-ply Timber
Blacking has been done every 2 years since new.
Blacking done November 2018. Anodes were also replaced at this time.
Engine oil and filter has been change annually.