Thames Brokerage Ltd, Sonning, Berkshire Berkshire UK|
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Hartley Row comes to the market for the first time in over 25 years, she was launched in 1989 and purchased by her current owner in 1994.
The Broom Monarch offers an outstanding amount of space and a quality feel for what these days is not a lot of money. she has been well cruised through her years but has spent her latter years on the upper reaches of the Thames. However, she would be more than capable of taking a new owner to European waters or staying around the UK, coastal or inland. She would of course make a great vessel for extended time aboard, even semi live on for the right person/couple.
She is available to view on the outskirts of Reading, usually 24 hours notice is required to organise this.
A recent question to the owner prompted a very good reply regarding the usage of Hartley Row as it is generally accepted that these large diesel engines do not like spending year after year running at idle on inland waters. Please read below for a brief description by the owner as to the cruising he has done on this boat:
Hartley Row was, until about 3 years ago, used for half the time on the river at 4 or 5 knots and and for 3 months at sea at a cruising speed of 13 knots. At sea the fuel consumption was about 1.5 nm per gallon (total for both engines) but on the river was something like 5 m.p.g. As you can appreciate it is difficult to give an exact figure. On the later journeys we were travelling at sea at 10 knots because that was the cruising speed of the boat with which we were travelling.
The last time we were travelling at 10 to 13 knots was three or four years ago and the maximum long journey spread over three or four days was from London to Dartmouth, about 250nm. The journey from London (Teddington) to Ramsgate, (90nm) we did almost every year as it was to start of most of our sea trips.The longest single trip was from Ramsgate to Lymington about 140 nm.
|Vessel name:||Hartley Row|
|Vessel type:||Aft Cabin|
|Builder:||Broom Boats Brundall|
|Fit Out:||Broom boats|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Ford Sabre 225|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Maximum Speed:||15 Knots|
|Length over all:||12m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Semi Displacement|
|Keel type:||3/4 Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||100 Gallons|
Space is what the Monarch is all about. Upon boarding the vessel you access the accommodation from the spacious rear deck with seating for a group of friends & crew along with double helm seat in a commanding position overlooking the saloon & forward cabins with all instrumentation in easy view. There is a door to starboard leading to steps into the saloon. This is a truly spacious and bright area and ideal for lounging as a family or entertaining friends. The high/low table is practical and solid. As mentioned previously there is access to the engines under the saloon floor. Comfy fixed seating to port with loose furniture to position where practical. Storage under seats and in various cupboards including large sideboard to starboard.
Moving forwards there is a good size galley to port with gas cooker, sinks with covers, mixer tap, crockery storage large 24V fridge, ample storage, microwave, breakfast bar into saloon with cupboards to galley, water-pump switch with level indicator. Opposite this is the day heads with manual toilet, hand basin, shower and ample storage. This is also accessed from the front guest cabin making this an en-suite by night. The guest cabin has 2 V berths with plenty of storage, wardrobes, lipped shelving, opening hatch & 240V socket.
Moving aft past the galley and through the saloon we reach the aft cabin, the owners cabin, this has an island double berth with purpose made spring mattress, fully teak lined, large wardrobe, 240V sockets, reading lamps, 2 dressing tables & 12V socket. There is access to the aft toilet to starboard with electric toilet, hand basin with mixer tap storage & large mirror. Opposite, to port is a separate shower unit with thermostatically controlled shower seat & shelf & opening window. Centrally mounted is the 'Power Cupboard' with controls to most electrical systems on the vessel.
Moving around the vessel externally is very safe due to solid rails and good deck areas.
All GRP moulded vessel with alluminium window frames & all round stainless steel rail & hand rails. The current owner has had a modification to the rails to allow 4 boarding ladders to make access easier from lower moorings & lock sides.
A well equipped boat with many extras to include calorifier with immersion, central heating, 3kw built in generator with key start in saloon, engines serviced October 2020, 2 toilets with Vetus sanitary hoses, 2 showers, stools for breakfast bar, carbon monoxide detector, galley extractor fan, stainless steel rails with lift up & out inbuilt boarding ladders, Stainless steel davits, various cruising items, large selection of engine spares. 4X engine starting batteries, 4X domestic batteries, 1X 12 generator battery,
Twin Ford Sabre 225hp diesel engines are mounted under the saloon. There is also a 3kw onboard genset located in this area. Access for general daily checks is excellent by way of a couple of removable hatches, the dipsticks are handed so both are easy to reach from the central hatch. The engines have been serviced in October 2020 .
220V shore supply and 3KW onboard genset, 24V electrics throughout with a 24V charger along with a 12V battery to start the generator and a 12V smart charger to keep this topped up. There is also the option to link to just 1 main engine battery to ensure the generator can be started in most situations. Main DC and AC controls are in the power Cupboard, the boat has various 220V sockets and 12V sockets located in logical areas.
There is an Avon RIB and 9.9hp outboard motor available by negotiation should the buyer be interested in these.
Thames Brokerage Ltd are acting only as brokers and no warranty is implied or given. Any prospective purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the vessel & suitability for their use along with ensuring they are happy with the legal title of the vessel. We would advise employing a qualified marine surveyor to ascertain the condition of the vessel and a marine engineer to confirm the condition of the mechanical aspects of the craft. In most cases a demonstration run will be possible but only once a price has been agreed with the owner and a deposit placed on the craft.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.