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Withdrawn | Lot 9

Plot 2 Fields Boatyard and Rainbow Narrow Boat, Thorpe Island, Yarmouth Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0HE


  • House Boat
  • Tenure: Freehold

Call the team on 01603 505 100 for more information

Auction Date

Wed 09/02/2022

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Livestream Auction

Mooring plot with 29 metre river frontage and narrowboat situated on Thorpe Island in Norwich.

Delightful setting for this mooring plot with 29 metre river frontage measured across the dyke, STMS. Access is only via Freda, a small boat which is kept at the pub opposite (The Rushcutters), through verbal agreement. The quay heading around the majority of the dyke has recently been reinforced with gabion cages. Around the 9m river frontage to the west the heading is with sleepers and the 15m to the east, with wooden posts. The 50ft traditional stern, wooden top narrowboat (Rainbow) was built c.1973 by Les Allen, the renowned Oldbury builder, and is listed on their register (The Allens Register). The boat was repainted in summer 2021 and had an Out of Water survey in October 2020 during which the hull was re-blacked. The mooring includes a secluded garden with a small storage shed and two further seating areas, which are all screened by vegetation from the railway line situated to the rear. The land is registered as Mooring and Premises and was many years ago a boat house. Offering endless opportunities. Please note it is a requirement that the purchaser acquires both the mooring and the boat on a 50-50 basis



The Boat

Large canvas covered foredeck where a compost toilet is located, doors giving access into the saloon which opens into the galley which has side doors on the starboard side, a small corridor passes the shower to the back cabin which has a sealed off engine room accessed only via the stern.


There is a non-binding water sharing agreement with a neighbour which is £150 pa and is unmetered. The Deeds include the right to run an electricity supply cable across the neigbour which stands for 80 years from 2018, however the current owner uses a simple solar panel 12v system which could easily be upgraded. . Rateable value £840 pa. Current annual toll to the Broads Authority (01603 610734) is £450.74 for Rainbow plus £36.47 for the tender.

Please Note

It is a requirement that the purchaser acquires both the mooring and the boat on the basis that the purchase price is split equally between the land and the boat.


Interested parties are requested to make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities as to the availability of services.

Local Authority

Broadland District Council. Tel: 01603 4311331


Norton Legal, Unit 8 Beech Avenue, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6HW, Ref: Tracy Guest, Tel: (01603) 864331

Additional Fees

Buyer's Premium - £960 inc VAT payable on exchange of contracts.

Administration Charge - 0.3% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1140 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.