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James Taylor 60'

Narrow Boat "Northern Lights" (1996)

James Taylor 60'

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Ready to move straight on this 60' James Taylor of Tarleton, River Style bow, is offered for sale.

Recently purchased in 2019 as a liveaboard in Liverpool Marina but recent promotion abroad forces sale.

She had new survey in 2019 and was found to be in very good order.

Boat Safety Cert to Oct 2023.

New Anodes 2019.

Shot Blasted and painted in 2pack Epoxy 2018 including Base Plate.

Offered for sale at a realistic price

New Portholes 2017

For further information, enquiries or to arrange a viewing please call 07708934593 or email

Offers on asking price maybe considered.

Status - Available



Well maintained Lister FR3M (original manual included) with Blackstone 2G gearbox, head skimmed and valves re-bored 2017 with new head gasket fitted, gearbox adjusted to prevent intermittent slippage & new coolant system
Coolant flush and replace 2019, new fuel pump and hose fitted 2019
Traditional speedwheel and gear selector controls


12v water pumps, LED lights with spare fuse points 2*leisure batteries - lots of space in the box for more

Starter batter with 2* alternators fitted to engine

180 W solar capacity

240v sockets throughout via shorepower connection (with galvanic isolator to prevent galvanic corrosion) or via brand new Victron 3KW multiplus charger/inverter providing power from the batteries

240v 1KW immersion heater providing hot water while on shoreline


500 litre plastic watertank, JG piping throughout, isolator taps at each piece of equipment 2* accumulators (need re-pressurising with bike pump soon) one on the hot line and one on the cold

185cm, 90*90cm shower with whale gulper pump to remove water


Valid boat safety cert to 2020 (will be updated before sale as work done since)

Teak, oak and tile flooring

Currently set up for compost loo
Will buy you a brand new one of the same type or a new cassette if you purchase the boat

New silver anodised portholes & windows, double glazed, some removable

She is laid out in a traditional order with stern access into a spacious engine room with a lovingly maintained vintage Lister FR3M diesel engine and plenty of storage for tools, coats, boots, hobbies etc
Then into a very large (for a boat) bathroom/dressing room with a full sized shower, compost loo, vanity basin and full sized double wardrobe
The galley is compact yet features a large 4-hob gas cooker with oven and grill, a fridge freezer, sink and tap along with adequate prep surface
The open plan studio-style living room has a multifuel stove, sofa, storage trunk and TV mount with a fixed double bed to the bow under which is a 500 litre water tank

There are extensive storage solutions throughout the boat, she is warm and cozy during the winter, while the white roof and removable windows keep her cool in the summer

Asking Price
Lister Fr3M
Cruising Speed
5 knots
Max Speed
5 knots


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended on as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

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