Wilderness Beaver 23 Super-Deluxe with a luxury 3 berth interior.

This special 3 berth boat was fitted out by us in 2012 to a bespoke layout within a shell provided by the then manufacturers of the Beaver 23, Wilderness Trailboats Ltd.

The interior comprises  of a spacious forward saloon area with twin dinette tables (dining for 4 persons) which demount at night to provide either 2 singles, (with feet under the forward quarter decks), or a very large double across; galley, wardrobe and heater cupboard are amidships with a generous-sized single berth in the rear cabin opposite a shower/toilet compartment.

The well equipped galley is on both sides of the boat and has a Thetford Caprice Mk 3 full cooker (4 burners, grill, oven, 12volt ignition and a pan store at floor level) with an extractor fan above,  and work surfaces adjoining.   On the other side there is a stainless steel sink and drainer with a single lever mixer tap set into the worktop and a 100L Shoreline electric fridge below.  There are a variety of smooth -running drawers and storage shelves below the worktops built into good quality “oak” fronted domestic kitchen units.  There is even additional storage at floor level behind the removable galley unit plinths.


Interior lighting is by modern LED units and there are low-level bedside reading lamps in the saloon cabin, together with two 12v. “jack”  sockets for powering laptops,  mobile phone chargers or a television.


The cabin deck-head is lined throughout with warm white, wipe-clean polyester-faced plywood and there is a large, (removable) sunroof for extra ventilation and daylight above the galley area.


Space and water heating are from a room sealed  gas-fired Truma C4002 combi-unit which delivers both thermostatically controlled fan-assisted warm air and two levels of hot water for both sink and shower.    Above is a ventilated, ½ length cupboard with hanging rail.


The upholstery is in excellent condition and contains 5” thick Reflex 400HX foam covered with a discreet grey textured fabric, and there are several  fawn scatter cushions.

Curtains are of a modern cream, grey and gold fabric and are thermal lined.    However the galley windows and rear door windows have shutters coloured to match the wall linings.


Aft of the galley is a slim, but well shelved, full-height wardrobe with additional storage pockets on the back of the door.


On the starboard side of the rear cabin, opposite the single berth, is a spacious combined shower and toilet compartment containing, at one end a Thetford C200 built-in toilet, and at the other,  a good quality single lever mixer tap and shower head  above the fibreglass shower tray.   

Waste water is discharged by a 12volt pump.


There is also extensive storage under all bunk surfaces and, as with all Wilderness Beaver craft, there is  a cavernous storage space below the cockpit floor capable of accommodating folding chairs, barbeque and even folding bicycles.


Externally the craft has number of up-market features.   The front & rear safety rails are of maintenance-free marine-grade stainless steel, there are canvas dodgers around the rear rails  and a full headroom, easily demounted, cockpit canopy in a durable cotton duck & polyester fabric, providing extra shelter and privacy.  A full front tonneau cover provides extra security and storm protection especially when road towing.  An unusual feature of this Wilderness Beaver is a narrowboat-style sliding companion-way roof hatch, making entrance and exit from the cabin accommodation very easy, especially for tall crew members.  


External fire-resistant safety lockers in the stern cockpit area accommodate the outboard fuel, LPG and two brand new heavy-duty batteries.


A 100watt solar panel is fitted to the coach-roof and is connected to the batteries via a good quality charge regulator situated within the battery locker.


As a Super-deluxe model, this boat has additional thermal insulation and, combined with the blown-air central heating throughout, is well suited to extended-season cruising.

The engine is a top-of-the-range F15CEL Yamaha with electric start and power lift, providing  charging to the boat’s batteries.  As with most Wilderness Trailboats, it is tiller-steered.

The boat comes with an extensive inventory of loose equipment.

The four wheeled road trailer is again, a bespoke design, having small solid rubber wheels for ease of launching and bow-first recovery.  The fully galvanized trailer is well specified at 2,600 kgs., is of low mileage, is in near-new condition and comes complete with lighting board, spare wheel and load straps.

In short this is an unexpected opportunity to purchase a lightly used, well-fitted, latest version of the Wilderness Beaver 23 and, combined with the trailer and a very good engine, it adds up to a first class trailboat package for someone with a 4x4 tow vehicle.

The Boat Safety Certificate:-  A new four year certificate will be obtained at point of sale.

The Vendors are asking for offers around £37,500 for the complete rig.

The craft is currently on its trailer at the Vendors’ home in North Devon:  For further details or an appointment to view, contact.


IAN GRAHAM on 01380 870 141 – mobile: 07973 815 920