Iolanthe 11.


Isn’t she a beauty? My sister has decided that it’s now time she lived on terra- firma and her beloved Iolanthe 11 is reluctantly for sale.

If you have always wanted a ” Boat” Then look no further ……If you are interested then please message me and I will pass your details on.

Below is some info on the boat and some internal pictures. She really is a lovely boat.


Iolanthe II is a beautifully presented, well-appointed narrowboat. She is fully equipped and ready to go with all the equipment needed to make a luxurious floating home or prestigious cruiser for those new to the waterways or the more experienced boater.
Built in 2011 by Midland Canal Centre (Stenson) she is a 62ft long, narrow-beam, semi-traditional style stern boat. Commissioned by the current owner to a comprehensive, no compromise specification, she has been immaculately maintained and is stunningly presented.

The galley, salon and after double bedroom have solid oak floors, oak deck-heads (ceilings) and solid oak cabinetry. Slate effect laminate tiles to the bathroom complete a very elegant look. Side linings have a white Muraspec finish.

Iolanthe II has a Boat Safety Scheme certificate valid until December 2019 and she is reported as being fully RCD compliant. The owner’s manual is present.

Boats of this quality are rarely offered for sale and with such little use, she represents a real bargain with a tremendous saving on her new cost of well over £100K. She is complete in every way with a full complement of cruising equipment and absolutely everything you might need to be able make immediate us of her as a beautiful live-aboard home or as a wonderfully appointed holiday home.

No guarantee is given or implied with regard to specification, and descriptions are given in good faith using information imparted at the time of inspection. All second -hand boats are sold without warranty. We recommend engaging the services of a professionally qualified Marine Surveyor to ascertain the condition and exact specification of your intended purchase.


Iolanthe II has a Sidepower bow thruster. The bow thruster battery bank is charged by a dedicated Victron 30 Amp battery charger. The engine has twin alternators with the high capacity domestic alternator having a

The accommodation benefits from LED lighting throughout.

A Victron Comi 3kW inverter/120A charger is installed and the 230V supply has a galvanic isolator installed.

Hot water is supplied by a horizontal calorifier which is heated by the engine, by the back-boiler and by a 230V immersion heater.

The domestic battery bank has four 110A/hr batteries and there is a separate engine start battery.

The polypropylene water tank has a capacity of 440 litres and the cold water system benefits from an accumulator which is located behind the forward steps. The water tank has a contents gauge.

The integral mild steel fuel tank has a capacity of 310 litres.

Insulation is spray-foam.


Thank you for reading this….

I will be back to recipes next time ..

8 thoughts on “Iolanthe 11.

  1. Malctg - The Foureyed Poet.

    Hi blondieaka Looks great need to win the lottery to buy it. Often thought it would be nice but its not a cheap life. Sure she will soon find that lucky buyer. Thank you for liking my poem “Wooden Door!” Lovely to hear from you. Peace and Best Wishes. #TheFoureyedPoet.

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      Ha Ha me too and yes it is lovely…You are welcome…I have been busy writing lately and backing up work and photos as have had laptop problems …it’s ok now but lesson learnt.,,back up everything.Hope all is good with you 🙂


    1. blondieaka Post author

      She is isn’t she ….shame to sell but needs must my sister is looking after my mum so she can’t stay on the boat 🙂 Please reblog if you think you know anyone who may be interested 🙂

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