“Paneke” 45 ft x 10′ Widebeam – Sold STC


“Paneke” derives her name from the original Maori word for flat bottomed boat.
An ideal size for comfortable cruising for two with excellent off grid capability.

Location – Lea Navigation/Hackney/Central London

Date of construction 2009, launched 2010

We are the second owners since 2015 of this versatile liveaboard for the past 5 years. Now that we have extended our mooring and have retired we are planning a new build so expect to sell Paneke in the next few months.

Paneke started life on the Kennet and Avon and was built to order by a young engineer at Balfour Beatty who supervised the design and professional fit out. He and his partner lived on board around Bristol and Bath for 5 years when they bought a house and we bought the boat and had it trucked to Stansted Abbotts.

Paneke was built with continuous cruising in mind but has been static apart from minor cruising and since 2016 she has been moored on our permanent London mooring. She has therefore had very little hull exposure and remains in very good condition. Last out of the water in 2018 she was blacked, re anoded and inspected in at Stansted Abbotts marina and a full photographic inventory kept. In 2021 Paneke was professionally repainted and her signwriting renewed at a cost of £6000. Throughout the engine has been run regularly , fuel tank kept topped up and annual maintenance carried out. Overall the boat has been carefully maintained and remains in good condition.

Steel CE Certified Hull standard 10:6:5 design with regular blacking in good order

Large capacity water tank 500l. Gas bottle locker accepts 19kg bottles (or two of 13 kg)

Propulsion Shanks 0535 engine (38 hp) and 4 blade prop and 2 upgraded alternators (both new)

Professional 240v ringmain and Consumer Unit. 30ma RCD trip switch, 2 x 16 amp MCB breakers, 240v Shoreline socket. Plus 12 v wiring loom with circuit breakers (by LoomTech System 105 Wiring Harness). 4x Brushed chrome double sockets

1600W Sterling Pro Combi Pure Sine Wave Inverter / Charger

Solar powered 32 inch TV with its own lithium battery pack runs for 12 hours between charges

Dual hot water systems provided by calorifier / immersion heater plus hot water boiler thermostatic shower controls

Jabsco 31295

Two battery packs:

4 x 110Ah batteries

Domestic appliances include Shoreline 12v larder fridge with icebox,

Vanette Stainless Steel GG2200 Oven / Grill,

Baumatic 4 stainless steel ring gas hob,

Cointra 10- B Hot Water on demand gas boiler

Aarrow / Acorn 4 Multifuel stove with optional back boiler fitment

Spray foamed, slab ballasted, tanalised timbers throughout, 12 mm oak faced ply to hull, sides, forward and aft bulkheads, 6mmm oak faced ply to head linings, 18mm oak faced block board bulkheads. Chrome mushroom vents and tiller.

Comprehensive technical / build/ user manual with full documentation


Enter hatch from cruiser stern deck, 3 steps with storage, electricity panel starboard,

White louvre door to bathroom fitted with standard Thetford cassette loo with electric water pump, modern square washbasin, quadrant shower with thermostatic controls and automatic light / fan vent , hot programmable towel rail, 2Kw hot air bathroom heater, bathroom cabinet,

Door to walk through bedroom, ample full length hanging wardrobe and cupboard with sliding storage basket drawers. Reading lights above 140mm x 200mm double bed. Double sockets for chargers/electric blanket etc

Walk through to kitchen diner. Duck hatch port side. Three double windows. G Plan John Lewis Sofa. Folding 4 seater table and chairs. Larder and turntable corner storage for crockery, drawer storage for saucepans etc, Fridge, Oven, Gas hob, Microwave per spec described above. Bench storage for drinks. Wall mounted tilting 32 inch solar TV. VHF radio.

Cratch area – storage and gas bottle location.

Paneke is equipped with a Hyundai 2.8Kv remote control generator ( simple keyfob operation) which powers all appliances including electric kettle, toaster, bathroom heaters, electric blanket etc and recharge batteries if solar power is not sufficient (e.g. in winter). The generator is low hours (300 approx) and has been well maintained since it was purchased 2 years ago.

At additional cost we have a Lithium combined power generator (1400 Wh) which has an integrated inverter. This versatile gadget stores power and runs appliances up to 1000 w including a 1 litre travel kettle, toaster, TV , mixer, electric blanket etc as necessary. It has also 4 USB ports for charging devices and a 12volt feed. It has its own solar panel and can be charged through the mains or by solar. This is an excellent system that creates great flexibility for off grid living as it is housed in a truly portable in a PC sized case with a handle. Thus it can be used and charged away from the boat as needed and used for camping and other recreational activities.

In short Paneke is a well equipped boat, ready for continuous cruising and kitted out with all the things one needs for comfortable and convenient off grid living with maximum flexibility. She is easy to manouver and responsive on the controls making her an ideal boat for both experienced and less experienced alike.

0781 4833110

2 leaf table folds and stores
3 seater G plan sofa and 32 ” Solar Powered TV with integrated 10 hour battery
Roof lines
Stern deck


Sea Otter Barge for Sale, South of France NOW SOLD!

Thanks to all for your interest in Nulife. She is now sold (STC) and will be continuing her journey under new ownership. We have enjoyed being her custodians and wish Nulife and her new owners “Bon Voyage”!

Please use contact page above for initial contact and any further info – please provide a contact number.

You Tube Video Clips

Exterior and video of Garonne and Baise River near port of Buzet

Virtual Tour Interior Video part 1

Virtual Tour Video Part 2

Virtual Tour Video Part 3

Front cabin from bow door

Front cabin facing bow door.

Galley both directions

Stern deck area

Lunch on stern


Bow deck, waiting for the lock to fill at Berry


Partial view of Wheelhouse




This demountable Rutland 913 wind turbine fits on the wheelhouse roof, providing additional battery charging in winter months when solar is less available and maintaining off grid capability.


For shore power, Nulife has a Rolec electricity meter and up to 100 ft of heavy duty cable with shore power sockets both stern and bow for convenience


We use our Omnia stove top oven to make bread when wild mooring and out of reach of the morning baguette. As an alternative to running the big oven it’;s useful accessory for off grid living or when a guest’s gluten free diet is an issue!


Routing through France

routes through france

Route plans!wp-15959663195959011137522092374663.jpgand the channel crossing approaching Calais

channel crossing

P & O Ferry close !

hull blacking 2017

Hull Blacking May 2017engine

Nanni TDi 5.25 85 hp engine less around 1400 hrs, just serviced July 2020


Nous avons pique-niqué au bord de l’eau a Vianne!


Just 2 hours from Buzet along the Petit Baise, a beautiful Bastide village dating back 700 years, with free moorings, picnic tables, water and electric at no charge. Two excellent small local restaurants in the square. A favourite haunt.


The bridge across the canal into Vianne


Be careful of fast moving traffic on the tow path and maintain a supply of carrots if you decided as in this case, to embark on the Pilgrimmage to Compostella in Spain. This incredible route traverses from Conques in the east via the nearby port of Moissac, 70k away along the towpath, and westward through the Pyrenees to the Atlantic in northern Spain.


The principal pilgrimmage routes through France and Spain


Galley slave day off…

Auxiliary Crew Cooling Systems include 43 litre wine cooler and an ice making machine

Nearby Cruising Destinations: Vianne 47230, France
Just 2 hours from Buzet along the Petit Baise, beautiful Bastide village with free mooring, picnic tables, water and electric at no charge. Two excellent restaurants in the square. A favourite haunt. https://maps.app.goo.gl/a4oWXF7K2oLLTsoRA

And finally…. our Ship’s Bell – very useful to announce the Apero Hour at 18.00 hrs



Nulife Ship’s Bell