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Wide Beam Narrowboat Reeves 68 x 11 with fitout by Kateboats

Name WALHALLA   Price £139,950

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LOA – 20.9m
Beam – 3.4m
Minimum draft – 0.8m
Maximum draft – 0.9m


Total power – 150hp
Total engines – 1
Type – Iveco 6.7  
Year built – 2012
Hours – 1400


Fresh water tanks – 1 (1300L)
Fuel tanks – 1 (800L)
Holding tanks – 1 (600L)


Number of twin berths – 2
Number of double berths – 1
Number of cabins – 1
Number of heads – 2
Number of bathrooms – 1


The all-steel hull was built by Reeves Brothers. It has an immensely powerful Iveco 6 cylinder 150hp engine with all-hydraulic drive to the Axiom propeller.

This beautifully designed vessel has been fitted-out using only natural and traditional materials, providing every facility, great comfort, storage and security.
At the stern there's the Cockpit, with steps down to the Galley. Beyond is a Reception area then leading to a combined Dining room, Office and Library.
A central corridor runs between 'his and hers' Heads, with showers, WC's, Bidet and Basins.
The Master Cabin is at the Bow, with storage a-plenty.
Light oak is used in the lining and fit-out and in the bespoke joinery. The very high quality and standards are as you would expect from Kate Boats of Warwick.
The ceiling is painted white, while the floor is hard-wearing quality finish Karndean Black Parquet, with under-floor heating.

Thames & Kennet Marina
Caversham Lakes, Henley Road, Reading, Berkshire RG4 6LQ (Sat Nav RG4 9RA)
Contact Guy Girling and Nathan Kipling
Email  [email protected]  Tel  01189 477 770  Mobile  07701 287046
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Walhalla is often wrongly compared to a traditional Widebeam boat. But the specification overall is in fact very different.

A few examples of the differences:

Walhalla is driven by a 150hp engine, hydraulically through a drive-pod to the propeller. It is steered from the Cockpit by a 14 inch wheel hydraulically connected to the rudder.

Typically, Widebeams have a relatively small engine (usually around 80hp) and are steered from the Stern with a tiller. Walhalla has hydraulic Archimedes-screw Bow and Stern Thrusters. Widebeams may not have thrusters at all. If they do, they are usually electrically driven and in the bow only.

Walhalla has a highly efficient underfloor heating system (35000 btu) controlled by thermostat. This leaves walls free of radiators allowing more space for fitted furnishings. Most Widebeams are heated by radiators. These take up considerable interior wall space that could be otherwise used for seating, storage or workspace.

Walhalla was custom built from the keel upwards using designs by the owners and builders based upon many years of living on board other boats. Its design is completely unique.

Widebeams are normally produced from standard profiles and templates, which is why they all tend to look rather similar. Internal fittings tend to be proprietary modules, often utilising synthetic materials, e.g. - MDF and laminated plastics.

Walhalla has much more living space and storage inside the cabins than almost any other boat of similar length and beam. Moreover, the hull was specifically designed to give maximum headroom where it would be most needed, e.g: The Galley and Lounge, (for standing), lower in the Dining Room/Study (for sitting), and a little lower in the bedroom (for lying down).

Being all-steel and port-holed, Walhalla is almost bomb and thief proof.

The hull design and engine power is eminently suitable for European Canal and River Cruising. The boat was built with this in mind, but ill health has prevented the owners from achieving this ambition.


For HMRC purposes Walhalla is regarded as a ship and is therefore VAT exempt for major service, maintenance and repair bills.

Coach work repainted Matt Black enamel 2017 

Hull shot blasted in 2017 and re-blacked 2017 and 2020

Full engine service 2017 and 2020

Full Hydraulics Service 2017

All the above carried out by original builders

A New Boat Safety certificate will be carried out before completion at vendors cost


The Hydraulic Steering position and the control panels in the cockpit are immediately forward of the rear deck. There is also a tiller arm option for the more traditional steering. The cockpit also contains an electrical cupboard, while on the opposite side there's ample storage. Wide shallow steps lead down into the Galley; the treads of all the steps lift for extra storage.

18mm Hexigrip deckboard: lockers and floor.
LED lighting, 230v power point.
High Impact Polypropylene balanced Water and Holding tanks below deck.
Fully enclosed when required.


Entering the galley, the sense of space is incredible: the headroom is particularly noticeable.

The Galley is stylishly equipped with wooden units, beautiful American black walnut work surfaces and breakfast bar. On a boat like this there's room for all the appliances to be full-size, including a five-burner gas hob and an eye-level oven and grill. The fridge and freezer and washing machine are built-in behind cupboard doors, in keeping with the style of the Galley. Twelve high-level glass fronted display cabinets are all internally illuminated and run through both the galley and living area. Additionally there is a large airing cupboard containing calorifier below.


American black walnut work surfaces and breakfast bar
Franke one-and-a-half stainless steel sink
Belling full-size stainless steel 5 burner gas hob and eye-level gas oven and grill
Hotpoint 8kg washing machine,
Hotpoint larder fridge and freezer
Sendai AM/FM Radio and CD player: 4 Pioneer speakers


Two large sofas are featured in this area, one on the port side and a U-shaped sofa directly opposite on the starboard side, both with storage built into the bases. They can also be converted into a double or 2 single beds.

 The underfloor heating is exceptionally efficient, there is also a multi fuel stove to provide  not only additional heat but also the delightful ambience of the living fire.



Port-side of the boat features an office area with desk, shelves, cupboards and filing cabinets. There are ample 230v sockets for a laptop/computer, and space for a

 A printer which is cleverly concealed in a drawer. (Vendor is leaving this printer on board).

A Multi fuel stove is at the forward end of this area with ample adjacent wood storage 

Starboard-side of the boat has a similar large run of cupboards and shelves that give the feeling of a library. With many more 230v sockets.

Sendai AM/FM Radio and CD player: 4 Pioneer speakers


Another glazed door leads to this stylish, luxurious and intimate space.

A central walk-around king-size bed is the main feature of the Cabin, with clever cupboards that form the bedhead with built-in radio and bed-side lights. The bed itself has two separate hinged mattresses allowing easy access to the large storage beneath. There is ample storage all around the Cabin, with two full height mirrored wardrobes and a range of low level units, shelves and dressing tables either side.

Front security doors lead to the large enclosed bow deck.


A glazed door leads to a central corridor, with 'his and hers' Heads either side. Both Heads have a unit with an American black walnut top and a stylish white basin with a mirrored cupboard above, a Tecma mascerating loo, heated towel rails and shaver sockets. The port-side Head additionally features a large quadrant shower cubicle

lined with Wet Wall laminate and the starboard-side Head is equipped with a bidet and full height airing cupboard which houses a second calorifier.



FPT Iveco N67.  Diesel, 6 cylinder, 6.7 litre. 150hp. Marinised and supplied by Mermaid Marine, Poole. Balanced fuel tanks.

Propulsion, pump by Eaton Hydraulics. Motor by Parker-Hannefin.
Bow and Stern thruster units Archimedes screw, pumps by Eaton Hydraulics, Motors by Parker-Hannefin.
Prop-shaft propulsion pod unit, oil reservoir, valves and controls, all supplied by ARS Anglian Diesels.
Pipework and connections by Power & Motion, Daventry
Hydraulic Steering by Vetus


22 inch, 4 blade 27 degree shear, 85% disc area ratio, by Axiom


Installed by D & A Reynolds, supplied by MasterVolt Inverter 24volt 2.5 kv, GI Isolation transformer, Mastershunt, MasterView Easy.
Genverter: Whisper Power GV 4, suppled by WaterMota, Newton Abbott
Power: 230volt / 24volt / 12volt, 62 socket outlets overall
Lighting: Principal system: 60 x 24v LEDs by Bedazzled, 230volt central dimming

Multifuel stove in saloon area 
2 x 51 ltr calorifiers, by Surejust each with 1kw immersion heater (separate Port and Starboard hot water supply)
2 x 24volt waterpumps by Shoreflow
2 x 24volt wastewater pumps by Whale Gulper
Hot water underfloor heating system (5 circuits)


 Bow/Stern & Centre Mooring lines.

4 Tube style fenders on each side

High impact full length fenders on Bow and Stern

Bow: Anchor and chain

TV aerial socket on the stern

Landline socket and  Land-line cable

Complete  pump-out unit: Lee Sanitation

Water filler and pump-out facilities on both sides of the boat

Diesel fill: on the stern

Life ring on stern

Folded escape ladder on stern

Swivel stool in cockpit

Emergency tiller unit