1989 Wilderness Beaver Deluxe 4 berth

A well maintained, lightly used 1989 4 berth Beaver

Interior

The interior is to our classic “two cabin” layout with a spacious forward saloon area comprising, during the day, either all round cushioned seating, or with twin-dinette tables up providing dining space for 4 persons or, at night, with tables de-mounted, two long single berths.    The current owners have had a centre bed-board and cushions added to provide a very large double berth.     There are four  pull-out storage drawers at floor level.

Aft of the saloon area is the galley on both sides of the boat, and provides an enamel  4-burner and grill hob with a separate oven below which is fitted with flame-failure shut-off.

There is a matching enamel sink and drainer on the opposite side and a bulkhead mounted gas-fired Paloma instantaneous water heater above (supplying both sink and shower).

Below counter top level  on the port-side is a 60L Electrolux gas-powered fridge, safety-converted to comply with Boat Safety Scheme requirements, which is  reported as running well.    There are bulkhead mounted storage shelves above both worktops and additional storage space/shelving below.  There is also a small but effective Thermex catalytic gas fire mounted at floor level  and there are 2no. additional floor-level pull-out storage drawers .  A second  aluminium-framed top-hopper window has been added in  the galley on the portside making it a well-lit, cheerful food-prep zone.

The wardrobe and toilet/shower compartments are situated amid-ships and opposite one another enabling either door to be closed across the central corridor to create two separate cabins...

The wardrobe had both full-length hanging space for coats and generous shelving for smaller items of clothing and a  ¾ length mirror.

The shower/toilet opposite, contains a twin-tank Porta-potti, mixer taps and shower head and has a small high level shelf for toiletries.   There is an electrically operated shower waste water pump.

 

The rear cabin comprises two single quarter-berths, 6’ 3” long with good storage under;  these could be converted to a double-across if required.     There are two useful galleried high-level storage shelves in the rear cabin on the rear-facing bulkheads for book and maps.

 

 Water supply is from a recent upgraded  160L Vetus flexible bag situated under the bow bunk and fresh water is fed to galley sink, water heater and shower by a “Shurflo” electric pressure pump.    The tank is filled from an external screw-threaded filler point set into one of the forward quarter decks.

 

The cabin floor is carpeted throughout with heavy-duty brown and grey carpet tiles and the windows are fitted with recent professionally-made white & yellow check, lined 100% cotton curtains.  The 5” moquette covered cushions appear to contain genuine ‘Dunlopillo’ latex foam.

The interior of the cabin has twin tube fluorescent lights in saloon and galley and LED lights in the rear cabin.

 

 

Exterior

 

The exterior glassfibre surfaces of the boat are still in the original gel-coat finish and could be easily cutback to very good finish.  The colours are the same as recent new production boats.    The exterior is good for its age and is free from collision damage.

 

A centre- of-roof rope ring is fitted for ease of handling and several other cleats have been added; navigation lights are also fitted.   There is a removable glassfibre “snow cover” over the front foot well which is a useful off-season winter protection.       

 

The exterior fire-retarded storage lockers at the stern on the boat accommodate, in separate lockers respectively, bottled gas (L.P.G. butane and with manual changeover valve),  petrol for the outboard engine and two 12 volt batteries.    There is a small solar panel providing trickle charging to one of the batteries keeping it topped up when the boat is not in use.

 

The hull chines, bow and stern ramp below waterline have been antifouled;  recoating in the next two years would be beneficial.

The engine is a tiller-steered Honda 4-stroke 10 hp. outboard with electric starting.   It is of the same age as the boat but it is reported as running well ;  spares, should they be required, are readily available.  The engine is wired to recharge the batteries when running.

 

The boat safety certificate is valid until  2020

 

The craft is currently on the South Oxford Canal and available for viewing by appointment.

It is a good example of our workmanship at the time of build, is in good condition and represents good value for money at £12,950.    

       

It is possible that the current mooring could be taken over by a purchaser. Delivery to other locations could be arranged at Purchaser’s expense.

 

Contact:  Ian Graham    -  01380  870 141  -  07973  815 920

 

There is currently no trailer with this boat;  second-hand trailers do become available occasionally or the  manufacture of new, could be arranged with a trailer fabricator in South Wales.