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Warble Tradstern - 60' Narrowboat

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-maintained, high-specification Warble narrow boat with a professionally designed interior, in exceptionally good condition.

Whisper is fitted with a constant speed cocooned diesel engine driving the prop via a hydraulic gearbox with a trolling-valve mechanism to control prop shaft speed. A number of fundamental design decisions underpinned her final specification, the most significant being: Gasless - Extremely quiet operation - "Go anywhere" dimensions - Facilities for extended cruising and working on-board - Comfortable winter cruising - Maximum space utilization.
Whisper has a boat safety certificate to 2019 and has been blacked in September 2015. She is sold with a new structural survey complete in September 2015



Forward well with fixed wooden support with window and Cratch cover giving protection to the entire area. Telescopic TV aerial pole and external coax connector. Forward storage locker, two further storage lockers / seats to port and starboard. Flooring covered with Dri-Dek Rubber non slip matting. Stable doors to cabin. Cabin roof fitted with handholds along either side, central mooring eye, side door to starboard with entrance to saloon/galley. The tread area being finished cream with simulated timber finished paint aft. Traditional Aft cockpit fitted with two mooring bollards and door to cabin with sliding hatch. Seven fixed ventilators, two solar ventilators and two Houdini hatches give light and air to the interior. Storage for gang plank and 2 barge poles. Centrally located twin stable doors giving access to main saloon and galley.


With access from the forward well Whisper is finished in Light beech and Ash interior joinery to the side linings, Amtico cabin flooring throughout and oak panelled headlining. Upon entering the cabin by 2 steps behind which are the water tank fittings, a storage locker to starboard with television over and stereo unit fitted within, two further shelves above the television. To starboard a Morso multi fuel burner stove mounted on a raised plinth with eco fan and a drawer beneath for a bag of coal. Aft to starboard a one of two dining tables which easily seat four for meals due to being moveable and having 4 chairs, two of which are stored in a cupboard ahead of the galley. Both tables being foldable allowing for lounge chairs to be situated instead in this area.   A single Comfy chair is located aft in the saloon. To port a shelf unit is fitted. Low level radiator to the port and starboard sides of the boat give excellent heat to this cabin The saloon benefits from excellent natural light by the way of 3 barge type windows all featuring an opening hopper for ventilation.


The galley situated aft of the saloon with 3 cupboards to the port side, a fridge and upper and lower sliding storage for foodstuffs. The work top is finished in dark laminate with a solid wood edge capping and an inset self-coloured sink with drainer to one side and facility for waste disposal. To the starboard side further storage cupboards, a dishwasher and full domestic electric double oven and grill with 4 ring 240 volt induction hob. Over the worktops are wall units with glazed cupboard doors with internal concealed lighting for glass storage. Aft of the main galley units more storage facilities in baskets, drawers and a microwave oven being located here to starboard. Opposite to port a cupboard which when opened gives access to the domestic sized washing machine and tumble dryer. Adjacent to this a start point for the Engine / Generator which powers all the domestic white goods and cooking facilities and also runs a hydraulic gearbox and drive shaft giving propulsion.


Located amidships in Whisper and with a closable fronted toilet room featuring an electric silent flush macerator toilet connected to black waste tank, shower of very large proportions with double sized sliding door all located to port. Opposite to starboard a ceramic wash basin with cupboards and open shelves adjacent and below. A full length mirror gives an excellent feeling of space and is very practical. The entire toilet and shower room can be closed off giving a full width area when being used. Frosted glass window with a privacy venetian blind and two ventilators all ensure the area has good airflow.


A very spacious cabin with king sized double berth (5’10” x 6’ 03”) below which the generator is located in a cocooned sound proofed box for exceptionally quiet running. The bed being fitted with two separate Ikea Sultan memory foam mattresses making a spacious double berth rarely found on this style of vessel, being easily moveable to give access to the aft study and deck when needed. At the end of the berth a full floor to ceiling double wardrobe with two sets of 4 drawer units adjacent. Shelves located to the head of the berth together with light points, heating controls and the stereo. Port lights, a window and overhead hatch all give the cabin a homely ambience. A radiator located to the starboard side. Access doors to the aft made in a stable door design(with 5-lever security lock to create secure rear area) so the top section can be opened with the bed in place.


Situated between the aft deck and the master cabin and fitted with a work station to port with ample shelving and storage units. Adjacent to this region is access to the electrical systems and aft deck. When the aft doors and hatch are open the rear access becomes part of the rear deck with a standing lean seat to starboard. 4 steps lead from the Study to the rear deck, below the rear deck access to the weed hatch and heating system and 4 x 190ah batteries.


The design of Whisper was for her to make use of her on board engine / generator to give both domestic power and propulsion. This has enabled the maximum amount of space to be handed to accommodation by utilisation of a hydraulic gearbox and shaft to have a universal joint enabling the drive to be situated away from the Gear box allowing the accommodation to make full use of where an engine would usually be sited. This design coming from a number of fundamental decisions underpinning her final specification, the most significant being: Gasless - Extremely quiet operation - "Go anywhere" dimensions - Facilities for extended cruising and working on-board - Comfortable winter cruising - Maximum space utilization. 




Steel works 10.5/6/4/4mm
8 Anodes
Anchor Locker
Anchor, chain and chain pipe.
Bow & Stern Button Fenders
Bow Bollard
3 Mooring lines (plus long-line in bow locker for single-handing)
4 Fenders
Hull last blacked September 2015 (sides AND base-plate)
Gold finish aluminium framed windows to all cabins
Tiller steering pole + detachable brass tiller arm & pin
Engine controls pedestal
Weed hatch
Two rear deck mooring bollards
Navigation lights
Gang plank
Barge pole

Spray foam insulation throughout boat
Oak , Light Beech and Ash wood lining to sides and headlings
Turned wood Port hole blackouts to all port hole lights
Eberspacher 12v D 9 W diesel fired boiler to 5 low level finn radiators

Dakar Combi 2.5 kva inverter / 100 ah battery charger
Heart Interface Link 1000 battery monitor
Four Deep Cycle 190 ah 12  volt domestic batteries
80 ah engine start battery
Engine instrumentation with Rev, hour, water temp and batt gauges 1853 hrs
Morse single lever controls
Weed box

Mixer taps to all sinks
Hot water calorifier from engine & Eberspacher unit
2 Flojet Water pumps
Johnson Multiport Shower drain pump
Johnson Automatic Bilge pump

Bookshelf with cupboards
Morso Stove
4 low level radiators
Leather single chair
2 Folding Dining tables
4 folding dining chairs plus 4 bar-stools (in storage in bedroom)
Samsung flat screen TV
Maxview TV aerial
Sony CD Tuner
2 wall mounted speakers
4 roof lights
4 240 Volt sockets ,
1 12v socket,
4 240v sockets in hifi cupboard
Stove accessories
Amtico planked panelled flooring
2 laminated safety glass  windows
Water gauge and switch
Fire Extinguisher

3 sockets
4 roof lights
1 laminated safety glass window
Houdini hatch with blackout blind and flyscreen
Side door to starboard with folding access steps and Perspex cover
Laminate work surfaces with solid wood edge trim
5 drawers
2 2 under counter shelves with 4 baskets
4 below counter cupboards and storage behind fold-down plinths to port
2 slid away cupboards
Stoves stainless steel oven model no with separate grill
De Deitrich ceramic halogen 4 ring induction hob with powered extractor fan over
Kenwood Microwave oven
240 V Toaster
240 V Kettle
Filter drink water tap
Liebherr Fridge 148 litre capacity
Bosch Wff1401 washing machine
ZanussiTC481W Condenser Tumble Dryer
2 fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Rectangular shower cubicle with solid showers screen and door
Ceramic inset washbasin with mixer tap
Superflush 1000 12v Electric silent flush macerator toilet
Wall mounted mirror
Full length mirror
Laminated safety glass window with venetian blind
Amtico planked laminate flooring
4 ceiling lights

Two Port lights
Double berth (5ft 10 by 6ft 3in)
5 roof lights
2 reading lights over bed head
2 240 v sockets
TV aerial point
Full height wardrobe
Shelving unit
Roof vent
2 speakers on roof lining
Sony Radio CD Player
Door to corridor
Houdini hatch  with blackout blind & flyscreen
Heating control 
12 volt socket
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector/alarm

2 Fire extinguishers
Black waste tank gauge
Loos desk chair
TV Aerial point
3 12v Sockets
5 240v sockets
Numerous spares and supplies for maintenance
Manuals for most ancillary fitted items

Company Disclaimer

Whilst every care has been taken in there 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 perspective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected, sea trialled and opened up. 


For more information please call Guy or Andy on 0118 947 7770

Mobile & After Hours 07701 287046

Email [email protected]

Category:Motor Boats
Subcategory:Canal and Narrowboats
Sales status:Sold
Manufacturer:Warble Tradstern
Model:60' Narrowboat
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1999
Length:18.3 m/60 ft
Width:2.08 m/7 ft
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