Monday, 9 September 2013

It’s official - Rock n Roll is up for sale!

Yes, our beautiful boat Rock ’n’ Roll is up for sale 
and we would really appreciate some help from our blogging friends to spread the word. 

Please will you mention the details in your future postings and insert links to this page in my blog and to the Apollo Duck website?

We would be eternally grateful if you could.  Thank you!

Some details - Stern to Bow: -

Rock ’n’ Roll’s integral fuel tank holds 272-ltrs of diesel and the stern deck is covered by an AJ Canopies pram-style hood and has a large storage locker.  The Beta Marine BV1903 diesel 4-cylinder engine running at 43hp at 2800 rpm is fitted under the deck ...
 There is plenty of access room to service the engine and check the batteries ...
… and the engine is enclosed in an acoustic cocoon and has a hospital silencer, all fitted inside the sound-proofed bay.

The 12v 175A engine alternator charges 1x45ah engine wet starter battery, 4x110Ah cabin domestic wet batteries with charging also by 120A battery charger/inverter in multi-stage automatic operation when 230v supply is connected.

A Vetus 75kgf 12v bow thruster is fitted and powered by 2x95Ah batteries adjacent to reduce voltage drop.  Batteries are charged by separate Victron 15A 230v charger and controlled by a rocker switch at the steerer’s position.

Rock ’n’ Roll is fitted with an Axiom propellor.

 The cabin is accessed via …

 … 3 steps, the top and bottom steps are storage and the middle houses the Victron 3.5kw inverter and a Dometic 7-kw Genset.  The electric controls, immersion heater switch, programmable Webasto central heating controls and battery monitor is housed above the clarifier which makes this cupboard ideal for airing clothes.

The flooring throughout Rock n Roll is Karndean and there are open shelves under the gunwale on the starboard side. Lighting is mainly supplied via 19, 12-LED lights and there are lights which come on automatically in most of the cupboards.  There is secondary glazing to all the larger windows.

Pullman style dinette which converts to a cosy double bed and by removing part of the table creates a very sociable u-shaped seating area for up to 6 people.
 The galley is compact with loads of clever storage.  With the domestic size oven and separate grill,  the 4-burner hob together with the microwave, all your cooking needs can be met. There is a pigeon box over the galley providing extra light here.

 The over the bath shower is fully enclosed by the 4-fold door ...
… and there is good storage here too and a heated towel rail.
There is an Airhead Composted Toilet fitted (we would be willing to fit a Thetford-type cassette toilet if preferred)
 Domestic sized Candy 1400 spin speed washer/dryer is also housed in the bathroom.

The sleeping area has a 4’6” x 6’2” cross over bed with storage under, double and single wardrobes, bedside tables and wall cupboards ...
 … and only takes a few moments to be ready to climb into!

The saloon also comes equipped with plenty of storage, an attractive mirrored display cabinet and a Wilsons of Kinver sofa-bed. There are hardwearing carpet tiles to this area.
There are 3 large central heating radiators on the starboard side and one on the port side in the lounge area and together with the Lockgate Reflex diesel heater Rock ’n’ Roll is real cosy in the winter.  The TV unit houses the control box for the Camos CSA-230M satellite receiver that is situated on the cabin roof providing Freesat channels, an Alpine RDS MP3 CD receiver radio connected to 4 individually switched JCV car stereo speakers, and the water tank gauge. The step houses the cutoff switch to the Reflex heater and the water pump with accumulator.

 The cratch has 2 lockers - port houses the 60-ltr diesel tank for the Reflex fire and the starboard side for the bow thruster batteries plus storage.  The table lifts to cover the window for privacy and ...
… the gate-leg can be utilised to create another sitting or dining area.

The fresh water tank is situated under the forward deck and hold approximately 180 gallons.

Forward of the cratch is the gas locker which holds 2x13kg LPG bottles.

Rock ’n’ Roll is 62’ long, 6’10” wide, has an overall cabin length of 46”3”, headroom of 6’4” and a draught of 2’6”.  She will be re-blacked in October 2013 and have new anodes fitted. The BSSS certificate is valid until 2015.

Included in the price is: -
Tunnel and navigation lights, horn and lifebelt, side fenders, bow button, counter button and tipcat. Pole, hook and plank on a moveable wood rack and ropes, mooring spikes and windlass.  Rear pram, front cratch and tonneau covers as is the Camos satellite dome and control box, digital aerial and mobile phone booster. 2x13kg LPG bottles are included and the microwave, sofa-bed, crossover bed mattress and topper, the washer/dryer and larder fridge…

…. and the price ….


or leave a comment together with your contact details (not for publication) on this blog and we’ll call you back.


  1. Oh.... I do hope you're not leaving life on The Cut?

    1. No way! We’re thinking long term - and a forever home. We are planning a wide beam build!

  2. Jill, Matilda RoseMonday, 09 September, 2013

    Can I ask why or should I just mind my own business?

    1. Hi Jill, Of course you can ask why (I know that George mentioned it to Graham some time ago) … we’re not getting any younger and I hope that in 10 years time we’ll still both be well and able enough to handle a boat, but if not we will have the space and comfort we (or perhaps ‘I’ mainly) to live in old age. So…. we’re planning a wide beam build!

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  4. There is a bloggers wide beam up for sale, I am sure you could get that at a good price :-)
    We wont be far behind you in putting Caxton on the market, lots of other exciting things to do before we get too old!
    Paul X

  5. Hi George and Carol,

    Our beautiful widebeam Takey Tezey is up for sale at Mercia Marina with New & Used. We've made the decision to move to Spain.

    There's a link on the LHS of my blog. Had lots of interest so far, but all waiting for property of their own to sell!!

    If you're going for a new build, be careful which boat builder! We've seen a couple of horror stories recently (narrowboats, not widebeams).

    One of them had it's engine wired up wrong, they've been out to "fix" it & it ran for half an hour! The guy who "fixed" it said it could have caused a fire.

    Then there's the narrowboat our friends have just had built, to go forward the gearstick has to be in reverse & vice versa!
    Unbelievable but true!

    Good luck though, & welcome to the floating apartment club!


  6. Glad to hear that you aren't giving up cruising - good luck with the sale of Rock 'n Roll and with finding your widebeam. Rock 'n Roll is a gorgeous boat, I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling her.
    Pip & Rog xxx