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6.10 m

1.65 m


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4 kW




'Barn Owl' is a very special little boat. With unknown origins, she is believed to have been built in the 1920's. The first surviving record of her, from 1955, references her use on the Norfolk Broads. Barn Owl has had several major restorations in her life time. Built from mahogany on oak, with electric propulsion this little boat is perfect for those wishing to cruise the inland waters with grace and style.   

Boat Safety Certificate - Valid to 28 April 2027

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Wood carvel construction

Mahogany on oak

Believed built c. mid to late 1920s

Wheelhouse with sunroof over and open to aft with open cockpit seating

Fixed rear bench seat

Chrome deck fittings

Extensively rebuilt by Colin Buttifant in 1992

Maintained by Michael Dennett Boat Builders, Chertsey, Surrey, for last c.20 years

Re-varnished April 2022 

Antifouled April 2022 



48V Sepp Ex DC electric motor

Directly couple to prop

Produces maximum 4 kW at 1500 rpm

8 x 6V Sonnenschein GF gel batteries providing 48V (all new April 2022)

Understood to provide c. 8-9 hours cruising @ 15 amps

New battery charger May 2022

Electronic variable speed controller



Overall cover 

Folding aft cockpit cover

2 x Wicker loom chairs

Cushions for aft bench seat

Navigation lights

2 x Manual bilge pumps

Mud weight

Mooring stakes

Ropes and fenders

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