Wilderness Beaver 23 DL 1989 4 berth

This two-owner craft is a good example of a well maintained Beaver and is laid out internally to our “two cabin” layout with a spacious forward saloon containing twin dinette tables converting at night to two ( long) single berths ( or a double across) a central galley , a large wardrobe and shower/toilet and a two berth rear cabin.

 

The exterior is in good condition for its age, and the interior has been extensively modernized by the current owners over the last 4 years. The craft is well insulated and has the benefit of the gas-fired Atwood combined blow-air central heating and hot water boiler, the heater is neatly accommodated in the base of the centrally placed wardrobe and creates airing cupboard warmth for storage of clothes.

 

The galley consists of a s/steel combined 2 burner hob, grill, sink and drainer with a good quality oven below together with generous storage space; the opposite side has a large worktop with a 60L Electrolux gas fridge  ( safety converted to comply with BBS requirements) and, additional general storage space.  Storage at floor level on both sides of the galley enables the use of slide-out plastic boxes. There is also an open-able overhead sunroof over the galley area.

 

 There is extensive storage elsewhere in the boat under all the seating areas and there is the usual Wilderness cavernous storage space underneath the whole of the rear cockpit area for picnic tables and chairs, BBQ, and even folding bicycles  !.

 

The 160L “Vetus” fresh water bag is situated at the bow end of the boat beneath the saloon cabin seating.  As with all Wilderness Beavers, there is a pair of outward-opening doors enabling access to the forward deck and its foot-well.

 

All the upholstery has been professionally replaced  only a short while ago and the new cushions, using all new high-quality foam, are covered in a hard-wearing, wipe-clean pale grey fabric with contrasting piped edges ; matching “sofa-back” cushions have been added to both front and rear cabins.

Ingenious insulating roll-up blinds have been created and fitted to most windows which add extra warmth on winter evenings.    The already thermally well-specified sandwich-skin cabin roof has been further up-graded by the current owners with cork tiles. 

 

A 100watt solar panel has recently been fitted at the stern end of the coach roof and its regulator is in the external battery locker.

 

The craft is powered by a tiller-steered 10hp Yamaha electric-start 4-stroke petrol engine which has been recently serviced, and is reported as running well.  The bonus features of this engine are its large high-thrust propeller and its high output electrical charging (10A) for maintaining the boat’s 12V battery.      It is also fitted with one of our aluminium slow-speed steerage rudders.

 

The boat comes with the usual array of loose working equipment ( mooring pins, ropes,

fenders etc) and is ready to cruise.   The Boat Safety Certificate is valid until July 2020.

 

Overall the craft is in good condition for its age; of its external surfaces, only the cabinv coach-roof has been painted, so external maintenance is little more than biennial wiping over with two coats of “Polytrol” colour restorer/sealer.

 

The Vendors, having done much improvement work, are seeking

offers in the region of £15,950

 

There is currently no trailer with this boat but second-hand ones do become available from time to time.

 

Delivery by us, (Purchasers’ cost), could be anywhere in the UK or even, by cross-Channel ferry, to France.

 

The boat is currently moored on the Kennet and Avon ;  for arrangements to view

contact:-     Ian Graham  07973 815 920  ~   01380 870 141