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Narrowboat Tug 48' Midland Canal Centre

Boat Name Devil's Elbow    Year 1997   Location Pyrford, United Kingdom    Price £32,950 inc Vat
Number of engines 1  Make/model Ford XLD 1.8  Fuel Diesel  Engine hours
Dimensions – LOA: 14.63m  Beam: 2.08m  Draft: 0.6m

'Devil's Elbow' A 48' Traditional Stern Narrowboat Tug built by Midland Canal Centre Ltd in 1997.

Presented in lovely condition through out, this Narrowboat offers a traditional Boatmans cabin with a convertible double berth aft, a engine room, a head/toilet compartment with shower and pump-out toilet, a galley, saloon and an under bow cabin.

Powered by a Ford XLD 1.8 diesel engine. Hot water is supplied via the engine, cabin heating is provided by a multifuel stove located in the Boatmans cabin. 240V & 12V electrics on board.

Blacked June 2019, Boat safety certificate valid until April 2023, June 2019 hull survey.

A fantastic boat to cruise the vast inland waterways with its large social bow deck.

This Narrowboat is located at Pyrford Marina and can be viewed by appointment. To arrange a viewing please call Rachel or Kim on 01932 221689.

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LOA: 14.63
Beam: 2.08
Maximum Draft: 0.6


Total Power: 40
Total Engines: 1
Year Built: 1997
Engine Power: 40



Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1



Vessel type - Narrowboat

Builder - Midland Canal Centre

Model – Traditional Stern

Year constructed - 1997

Berths - 4

Number of engines - 1

Engine model - Ford XLD 1.8

Fuel type - Diesel

Drive type - Shaft drive

Length overall - 48ft (14.63m)

Beam - 6ft 10in (2.08 m)

Draft - 2ft (0.6 m)

Hull material – Steel

Hull type - Displacement

Plating Specification - Steel 10/6/4


There is nowhere better in the world to have breakfast, lunch and dinner that on the front deck as well as to relax.

The gas cylinders are located behind the cratch board in the locker. The water tank is in the bows and holds plenty of water.


For those crew members who don’t mind tight spaces; under the tug style bow features a cosy double berth with shelving and storage alongside.


The saloon consists of a sofa, fitted home entertainment system, port and starboard reading lights, wine rack and storage shelves. A lovely tranquil space to relax after a day’s cruising.


A compact galley with all the appliances on board necessary to show off those boating recipes!

  • 4 burner gas hob
  • Eye level gas grill and oven
  • 12v fridge
  • Good-sized sink with a hot and cold mixer tap
  • Tiled worktops and splash backs
  • Spice and herb rack
  • Plenty of storage draws and cupboard space

The shower room/heads is unexpectedly roomy for a narrowboat using all of the space available.

A corner ceramic hand basin is set in a vanity unit with individual hot and cold taps is positioned to Port with a pump-out toilet alongside and a separate shower is alongside the hand basin.


'Devils Elbow' is powered by a 2007 marinized Ford diesel engine.

  • Shaft drive
  • 3 Blade bronze propeller
  • Grease lubricated stern gland
  • Water cooled
  • Gearbox reconditioned recently 
  • Electric control panels located in engine room

A lovely feature of boat is the traditional style Boatmans rear cabin complete with wood burning stove, drop double bed and decorated with and traditional canal art.

This cabin also offers plenty of storage for all those essentials for life on the water.

The carpet tiles are each glued to a piece of plywood. Each can be removed starting at the back. Underneath there is a hatchway which gives access to the prop shaft - for greasing etc. The weed hatch and the stern gland greasing cylinder are easily accessed through the doorway at the back.


For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Rachel or Kim on 01932 221689 or alternatively email -


Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended  only 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 to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up.