Jubilee Venture & Scouting Venture

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Jubilee Venture


About the Boat

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Jubilee Venture is a 47ft (14 metre) cruiser-stern narrowboat with a large outside seating area at the front and a small outside seating area at the rear. The boat is powered by a Beta 43 Horsepower Marine Diesel engine and has: a radio with multiple speakers, 12v sockets and LED lighting fitted throughout the boat. On board the boat there are 15 lifejackets, all essential boat equipment including windlasses, handspike, life rings, mooring pins, boat hook, pole and plank and sufficient diesel, gas and water for your journey. A full inventory for the boat can be downloaded here or from the Important Infomation page. The boat can carry up to 15 people including crew for day/evening use and up to 11 people for overnight use.

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To the front there is a large indoor seating with storage compartments underneath. There are two foldable tables which allow this area to be converted into a dining area for up to 15 people. The benches can also be reconfigured into 8 bunks each with wooden dividers, privacy curtains and reading lamps to provide a sleeping area for up to 8 people.

Inside the boat at the rear there is a seating area with storage space underneath. The benches also convert into two bunks with reading lamps to provide a sleeping area for two adults.

In the middle there is kitchen fitted with a gas cooker (4 rings, grill and oven), a fridge with freezer compartment and gas boiler to provide hot running water to the kitchen and bathroom. Also on board are various size pans and cooking utensils, along with crockery for at least 15 people and basic cleaning equipment.


Next to the kitchen is a bathroom with cassette chemical toilet and washbasin. The bathroom also has two doors which open outwards which enable it to be converted into a changing room

Jubilee Venture Layout