Below we have listed the specification of the Canal Boat The Fit Out Pontoon purchased. This will hopefully act as a guide to the key information you should be looking out for, and receiving, from any boat builders you are requesting quotations from. The Fit Out Pontoon moved away from the builders’ standard layout as it didn’t quite suit our needs. Fortunately the layout was flexible, it was the specification we were really purchasing.

New widebeam fully fitted canal boat galley
New widebeam fully fitted canal boat - saloon
A new fully fitted widebeam canal boat - master bedroom

Boat Specification… What Was Included

General Specifications

  • 10mm base/6mm hull /5mm cabin sides /4mm roof
  • Cruiser type stern, two stern lockers
  • Integral steel water tank – approx. 250 gallons
  • Diesel tank – approx. 100 gallons
  • 50×12mm rubbing strakes
  • Bollards, T-stud, fender fittings on bow and stern
  • 4x 4.5kg anodes fitted
  • Curved seating area at bow, two bow lockers
  • Bow thruster access panel
  • Gas locker suitable for two gas bottles
  • Integral roof handrail
  • Steel front & back doors, sliding hatch
  • 3’ Wide glazed side-doors
  • Chromed mushroom vents, plank and pole rack, tiller bar
  • Single-glazed windows: 6x 36”x21”, 4x 15” portholes
  • 2x Houdini Hatch with security rails
  • 18mm water resistant plywood flooring
  • Interior spray foamed and fully battened
  • Hull sides and lighting track lined in “A” grade oak veneered plywood Cabin sides and ceiling lined in “A” grade pine tongue & groove Bulkheads and cupboards made of oak veneered MDF
  • Oaken hardwood trims throughout

Engine & Steering System

  • Beta 75hp 4 cylinder keel cooled engine
  • 95 Kgf Vetus Bow Thrusters
  • 3-blade propeller
  • Oil-lubricated shaft seal
  • Centaflex flexible coupling
  • Hospital silencer exhaust
  • Automatic bilge pump connected directly to a 100Ah starting battery;
  • “Deluxe” engine control panel.

Heating System

  • Webasto 5,2 kW central heating system
  • Five high quality radiators
  • Bathroom towel heated towel rail
  • 16gal twin-coil calorifier
  • 230V Immersion heater

AC & DC Electrical Specification

  • 9 x Double 230V Sockets
  • Victron Multi 3kW inverter /120A charger
  • 175A alternator connected to Leisure Battery Bank
  • 75A Alternator Starter & Bow Thruster Battery Bank
  • 620W (40Amp) Solar Panels
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Consumer Unit installed and tested according to RCD.
  • 600 Ah domestic leisure battery bank
  • Quality Distribution Panel with circuit breakers
  • Water resistant DC panels on the Engine Control Panel
  • High-output LED lights for increased installation efficiency
  • Omni-Directional TV Aerial
  • TV Signal Booster

External Paintwork

  • Hull and base plate shot blasted and primed using a two-pack epoxy system
  • All decks, roof and gunwales coated to provide a non-slip finish surface
  • All finished in high-gloss automotive paint
  • 1 x Main Custom Gloss RAL Colour
  • 1 x Coachline Custom Gloss RAL Colour
  • 1 x Panel Custom Gloss RAL Colour

Extra Items Purchased

  • PSS Water Cooled Coupling on Prop Shaft
  • Additional TV Socket
  • 12V Freezer
  • 230V 3.5kW Travel Pak
  • Radiator Upgrade to Double Panel Double Convector
  • Water Purification System
  • 2x Additional Bar Stools
  • Oak Flooring in the Master Bedroom
  • Additional Glazing on Cupboards & Drawers
  • 4x Additional 230V Double Sockets


  • Water Gauge
  • Oil Pressure Gauge
  • 3 x position Battery Voltage gauge for Leisure, Starter & Bow Thruster Batteries
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Engine Temperature Gauge

Boat Specification… The Layout


  • Steps to foredeck, water pump & accumulator tank underneath
  • Two full height double wardrobes
  • 22” LED TV unit
  • King size double bed with mattress and storage drawers
  • Overhead cupboards
  • Night tables
  • Full height wardrobes with mirrors on the sliding doors
  • Hinged door to corridor

Bathroom (Walk Through)

  • Hinged door entrance
  • 185L Bath with shower screen
  • Tiling within shower enclosure
  • Water-flushed pump-out toilet with 170l. waste tank
  • Counter top wash basin, solid oak worktop, tiled splash back
  • Cupboard Wall mirror Heated towel rail


  • Hinged door entrance
  • Computer desktop
  • Office chair
  • Sliding door entrance to bedroom

Spare Bedroom

  • Bunk bed
  • Wardrobe with shelves
  • LED reading lamps


  • Hinged door entrance
  • 32” LCD TV hinged on pivot arm
  • Morso multi-fuel stove,
  • Granite tiled fire place
  • Sofa-bed
  • Coffee table
  • Glazed bookshelf/showcase
  • Large fold-up table
  • Raised solid oak breakfast bar with led illumination
  • 2 x bar stools


  • Hand built galley units
  • Granite worktops and splash back
  • Ceramic “Belfast” sink bowl, drainer
  • Built-in gas cooker with oven & burner hob
  • Extractor hood hanging over the cooker
  • 12V 110l. fridge freezer
  • Control Cupboard
  • LED illuminated storage steps to rear deck

Interior Surrounding

  • Chrome fittings
  • Wooden Venetian blinds
  • Solid oak floor throughout the living area
  • Carpets in the bedrooms
  • Tiled floor in the bathroom

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(Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2024)


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Advance tickets can be ordered by phone and online until 12midday on Friday 17 May 2024. If you are planning to purchase advance tickets, we recommend that you do so well before this deadline to allow time for postal delivery.
Children 16 and under – free entry Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Trade & Preview Day – Friday 24 May 2024
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Preview Day tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of 1,000 pre-booked visitors and give entry to the Show from 10am – 6pm on Friday 24 May.