I have hummed and hawed over this for a long time now. Debbie and I own a lovely (and that is not just the name) old wooden boat called The Lovely Debbie McGee, named after the ‘nickname cum catchphrase’ that grew during our years of making The Paul Daniels Magic Shows for BBC TV.
Speaking of that I watched, yet again, the Two Ronnies TV show being repeated and once again wondered why the Beeb never repeated the incredibly popular magic shows, that had very similar ratings.
Any road up, as they say where I come from, back to the boat. She’s a beaut and you may be wondering why I want to sell it. No real reason, we just fancy a change. If it sells, fine, if it doesn’t, fine.
So what is she about? The Lovely Debbie McGee was built by the Val Wyatt boatyard in 1930/31 using, I think, oak and mahogany, and is canoe shaped. Amazingly, she is still berthed just a few hundred yards from where she was built.
The power comes from batteries and as she is electric, it’s great to simply glide along almost silently and when fully charged runs for 8 to 9 hours, which gives you a good day out on the river.
Yes, she comes with a boat trailer, cushions, picnic baskets that I had made to fit, awning and is licensed for the River Thames for this year. She also has an up to date Boat Safety Scheme certificate.
Six people can easily sit in comfort for trips on the water.
Serviced and maintained by Paul Brownjohn of Henley she has never given me any problems. We unplug the charge lead, get in, switch on and off she goes.
I am looking for offers over £11,000 and offers below that will not be considered. Also, oddly perhaps, I have to like you before I will sell this cherished boat to you.
I hope you understand that last proviso… the money isn’t everything.
If you have any questions…. just ask them via the comments section on this page.
7.9m long and the beam is 1.3m