Wilderness Beaver – Cub 2 berth 1995

This compact (17’ 6”/5.4m) two owner Beaver-Cub 2 berth trail-boat is unexpectedly and reluctantly offered for sale due to ill health.  

It is one of only seven built by us in the 1990’s, is in good condition for its age and comes complete with its own twin-axle galvanized trailer.

The forward saloon provides ample seating and twin dinette tables during the day which dismount at night, to provide either 2 single berths 6’6” long or with a centre bed-board can become a large double.

There is a compact but easily worked galley in the starboard side with a modern “Plastimo” 3 burner hob and grill, a s/steel sink and extensive storage below. 

Despite its short cabin length it also accommodates a 60L high level electric fridge (new April 2019), a walk-in shower/toilet compartment, and a good range of storage cupboards and shelves on the port side of the boat.

The boat also has the usual Wilderness cavernous storage space under the stern cockpit, accessed from within the cabin, for table, chairs, BBQ etc. or even folding bikes. Every inch of storage space is put to good use.


The galley particularly benefits good storage facilities below worktop with several shelves having stainless-steel baskets on pull-out runners for easy access.    There is further food storage in the cupboard below the new fridge on the opposite side.


The current owners have, in the last 12 months added a full height folding cockpit canopy over the rear deck, a new 80 watt solar panel, regulator (with an in-cabin digital battery condition display screen), the new “Indel” electric fridge and 240volt mains electricity supply from a shoreline hook-up cable.


Space heating is from an “Atwood” gas fired, room sealed “combi” boiler which also supplies, hot water to sink and shower.    This blown air heating is thermostatically controlled from a control panel at the rear of the cabin.


Gas storage is in a top-entry locker set in the bow deck.  The main water storage (100L) is immediately below the cushioned cross-bench seating within the cabin.

This boat has had a supplementary 50L water tank fitted further back in the boat.


The original owner (for more than 20 years) was a skilled wood worker and the boat benefits from numerous supplementary hardwood drawers and cupboards units situated around the interior; there are even ingenious high level magazine, map and “nav” books racks fitted overhead in the forward saloon.    There is also a stereo radio/CD player fitted amid-ships in the face of one of the cupboards.


The current owners have also, during their short period of ownership, made and fitted new 100%  cotton floral-patterned curtains and these are fitted to all the windows and some of the shelf fronts.


One of the acclaimed features of most of our Wilderness designs is the size and height of windows in the forward cabin offering maximum sunshine and panoramic views, but this boat also has a fully removable tinted “Perpex” sunroof amidships.


The top-entry external safety lockers in the stern cockpit area accommodate batteries and outboard fuel.    The current tiller-steered 10hp. Yamaha engine was fitted new in 2009 and is reported as starting and running well.


The B.S. Certificate runs to Spring 2023 .


The twin axle galvanised trailer included in the sale comes with spare wheel, security straps and lighting board.


In all, this Beaver- Cub is a good example of a Wilderness trailboat outfit and has an all-up tow weight of just under 2000kgs.   In its time has visited many canals on the English waterways including some time on the Norfolk Broads.   

Many active Wilderness trailboat owners visit France ( via cross-channel ferry) and the Wilderness Boat Owners’ Club  (www.wilderness.org.uk)  provides advice for its members on overseas slipways and short term holiday car and trailer storage and generally shares gathered boating information.


The Vendors are seeking offers in the region of £14,850   which is considered to be a fair market price for a rig of this quality and specification including its recent 2019 additions.

For further information and arrangements to view, contact :-

       IAN GRAHAM    01380 870 141   or   07973 815 920