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Dimensions

LOA - 9.1

Beam - 28metres

Maximum Draft - 0.9

Engines

No. Of Engines - 1

Power - 60 horsepower

Year Built - 2020

Accommodation

Number of Double Berths - 3

Number of Cabins - 2

Number of Heads - 1

Number of Bathrooms - 1

Tanks

Fresh Water Tanks - 1

Fuel Tanks - 1

Year

Year Built - 2020

LOA - 9.1

Beam - 28metres

Maximum Draft - 0.9

Total Power - 60 horsepower

Total Engines - 1

Year Built - 2020

Number of Double Berths - 3

Number of Cabins - 2

Number of Heads - 1

Number of Bathrooms - 1

Fresh Water Tanks - 1

Fuel Tanks - 1

Year Built - 2020

Boat Details

Banks-Martin may be a new name in boatbuilding, but the company’s two directors have a background in iconic British boat brands. Based in Kidderminster, the business is looking to build on the traditions of the past while introducing a higher standard of craft to the inland industry.

The 30 is the first of its range of boats aimed at river cruising in the UK. Tingdene Boat sales have been appointed the retailing agents from all 9 of their offices as the Banks Martin 30 and other planned models fill the gap in the marketplace for High end inland craft.

At first glance the boat appears much bigger than its just-under 30ft length would suggest, and it certainly looks far more refined and modern than many of the surrounding GRP cruisers on the river – most of which are based on designs produced 30 years or more ago.

The30 has a low-wash semi-displacement hull, unlike many comparative cruisers that have a planing hull, which isn’t ideal for low-speed cruising

The Banks Martin 30 is available in 2 versions – Hard top or soft top with folding screens.

The boat is designed with in line with her designed use in the inland waterways, featuring low side decks which are flat around the entire boat, Bathing platform to the stern and flat walkthrough access to the aft cockpit.

To the interior the Banks Martin 30 is very light and spacious with all around cabin windows, glazed skylights, and an open plan cabin, with seating in the form of dinette or sofa, entertainment area, large galley, and berths forward (Double or V beds) this can be separated into two by the optional curtain or bulkhead forward.

A generous sized wet room featuring shower and heads, of dimensions rarely found on 40’ plus boats.

Aft, a separate sleeping cabin featuring a full width cross double berth with privacy door


As the side decks are far higher than typical steel wide-beam craft, you are more likely to reach them from the bathing platform than trying a direct climb from the bank.

There are guardrails as an option to help keep you safe, especially for deck work in choppier waters.

They also provide useful points to hang fenders from, rather than fixed cleats, so you can position them exactly where they are needed – as with any GRP boat, careful use of fenders is essential for mooring and locks. 

The rear cockpit and bathing platform provide an excellent place to cruise and socialise.

 

This is a social river-boat, with the cockpit at its heart. A full- width bathing platform gives very easy access from a pontoon when moored stern on and, as it is deep, also provides the easiest way to board from a bank. The hull sides themselves are quite high, which adds to the visible bulk of the boat. The bathing platform has a moulded step each side to get up onto the side decks. There is a shallow single step up into the cockpit, to starboard of a large bench seat.

The cockpit feels massive, given the compact overall size of the boat. The aft bench seat has a large locker underneath, and as an option its  back can swiftly be reversed so that you can sit facing aft – with the broad expanse of the bathing platform before you, plus good handholds to give a sense of security. There is a second settee to starboard, opposite the raised helm to port.

The cockpit of this model has a fixed wheelhouse  with a roll able/ removable aft canopy covering the rear part. This gives the boat an air draught of around 8ft . Alternatively available with a fully open cockpit and canopy with forward folding screes which gets the Air height below 7' 

With either the broad wheelhouse roof, or full canopy both feature full standing headroom under, the hardtop has two fixed, tinted sunroofs, which keep the space bright. At night, excellent integrated strips of LED give broad, bright illumination. The full canopy is a multi sectional canopy allowing tremendous variation of requirements in use.

On the outside, two integrated solar panels ensure the domestic and engine batteries are kept topped up when the boat is not in use.

As you enter the cockpit from the aft platform, there is, very sensibly, a plexiglass and stainless steel gate that closes off the cockpit, making it safe for young children and dogs. Housed in a small locker right by the gate are the battery master switches, so on boarding you can activate

This Beaulieu 30 Outboard twincab as standard, has a large double  cabin below the cockpit, and there are a number of different layouts available on this craft. A separate forward cabin and a cross double berth to the mid cabin are both options available.

There is space for a  big TV on the sideboard, and the wrap laminates on the cupboard's of wide steps. It is at this point you realise that the fitting of the interior is quite unlike any other inland cruiser. There is a real sense of spaciousness – again, it is difficult to believe that it’s only a 30ft boat with a 9ft beam. The headroom inside is well over 6ft 3in.

Large windows allow light to flood in, with attractive horizontal blinds in aluminium rather than curtains, to dim the interior. There are also two massive fixed sunroof panels, which can be upgraded to open at the touch of a button, with a further glazed emergency escape hatch in the forward part of the roof.

The sunroof has a concertina fabric blind for use at night, while a thin mirror, under deck level across the bow, adds to the apparent depth.

The combined effect of all the glazing is a very bright interior without being stark. This is helped by the choice of cream carpet, which goes well with the half-height wardrobe and internal shelving in the cabin.

The colour of the cabinetry can be specified from a selection, the cabin sides and roof are lined with padded cream vinyl, which is soft to the touch and adds a layer of insulation, muting sound as well as acting as a thermal barrier. Wall lights give great indirect illumination, in addition to the high-level integrated LED strips and low-level lighting. Unusually, the multiple mains electric sockets throughout have both UK and Euro sockets at the owner’s request – a pragmatic choice for a boat that may cruise overseas.

Seating and sleeping
The layout that means five people could easily sprawl out in the cabin and all manage to dine around the large table contained between the a large double forward. The table is on a single pedestal and is incredibly sturdy. Converting to a  double berth as an option if sleeping for six is required. Further aft, a separate double berth is accommodated beneath the cockpit.

Entertainment
Opposite the seating is a large, low-level cupboard designed to accommodate a sizeable TV facing the sofa.  The units themselves have their ply carcasses and doors wrapped in the most superb laminate.

 

Deck
The side decks flat in GRP finish
Bow Pulpit to forward deck
6 Stainless Steel cleats
Anchor roller to bow with Samson post
2 cabin handrails
Engine space ventilation
Rubbing band
2 x stainless protector plates to bow
Aluminium foldable 
Full canopy to aft cockpit
Steps from bathing platform to side decks
Bathing platform in simulated teak finish
Custom designed cabin side and front windows with 1 opening section over galley =
Cabin roof skylights
Side hull window to rear sleeping area
Antifouled hull Sept 2022

Cockpit
To starboard of a large bench seat.
The aft bench seat has a large locker underneath, Sliding aft cockpit seat
The raised helm to port.
Dash with engine manufacture standard instrumentation
Hydraulic steering
Single lever throttle control
Removable aft canopy covering the rear part, with a fully open cockpit and canopy with forward folding screens which gets the air height below 7'
The full canopy is a multi-sectional canopy with removeable side sections and aft section
Stern plexiglass and stainless-steel gate
Housed in a small locker battery master switches
Simulated Teak Cockpit flooring
Silvertex Cockpit upholstery
Plexiglass moulded cabin door on sliders
Large lazarette storage locker
Aft locker 
Storage lockers beneath port and rear seating
Navigation lights
Horn
2 screen wipers

Cabin
Double berth to bow
Saloon portside sofa (conversion to double berth )
Cupboard storage with space for TV fitted on front
Wet room to port aft of seating
Double berth below cockpit 
Open shelf unit by aft cabin
Storage below forward berths

 

 

BANKS MARTIN BEAULIEU 30 SPECIFICATION DETAILS


Cabin doors in gloss finish
Carpet to cabin floor
Upholstery chosen from selected ranges
Bulkheads in soft lining finish
Table on a single, fixed height pedestal

Galley
Gas oven
Gas  hob
12v 60 litre refrigerator
Storage cupboards & drawers
Solid galley worksurface
Stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water

Wet room
Sink surface or inset
Toilet electric flush to waste tank
Waste tank with deck discharge
Shower unit with rainfall shower
Mirrored bulkhead
Shower drain system and tray
Storage compartment

General Fixtures & fittings
Blinds to all cabin windows
Mirror to forward cabin bulkhead
High-level integrated LED strips and low-level lighting
Bulkhead lights 3
Bedside lights 3
240 v sockets 2
12 v socket 2
Shoreline and ring main
25ah 240 v battery charger
Gas system to BSC conformity 
Hot water and cabin heating heated by Webasto diesel boiler 

Whilst every care has been taken in their 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, inspected and sea or river trialled depending on location of the boat.

Contacts

Tingdene Boat Sales Thames & Kennet Marina - Reading
Thames and Kennet Marina, Caversham Lakes, Henley Road, Reading, RG4 6LQ
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