A very popular style cruiser, well suited for the Norfolk Broads with fore and aft access and single-level accommodation. Recently benefiting from a repaint to the topside and recent engine service.

Key Features

  • Shore Power & Inverter
  • Topside Repaint
  • Recent Engine Service
  • Warm Air Heating
  • Solar Panel
  • BSSC 2023
  • Current River License

About this Boat

‘Compass Rose’ features a good spec for cruising the inland waterways including shore power, inverter, warm air heating, fully equipped galley, pump-out toilet & holding tank and many extras.

The entrance is very easily accessible with a lifting panel in the transom and wide decks all around. The aft door is the main entrance and leads to the master bedroom, there is a comfortable double berth with drawers and storage cupboards.

A well-equipped galley comprises a combined three burner gas hob/sink with hot and cold taps and lifting glass lids, 12V Waeco fridge, Thetford oven/grill, storage and worktop space.

Opposite the galley is the heads compartment with a sliding door, this is a good size with a pump-out toilet and shower.

There is a sliding roof over the main saloon, with doors to the forward well and galley, this can create an extra cabin. The helm position is situated port side, with seating that will pull out into a double berth. There is plenty of storage all around the saloon. The forward well provides an excellent space to be seated for peaceful cruising and excellent views.

Fitted with a BMC 1.5 36hp Diesel engine located at the stern with hydraulic drive.

‘Compass Rose’ has a Boat Safety Scheme Certificate valid until March 2024 and has a Broads river licence to April 2023.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP normally act as Broker for the Vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars, the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and to have at his/her own expense a survey carried out by a qualified surveyor to check the condition and description of the boat thoroughly prior to completing the purchase.

Deposits paid prior to the survey taking place, are non-refundable, except for when the surveyor discovers a severe material defect.

Waterside Marine Sales LLP cannot be held responsible for any fault that is found with a boat after it has been purchased.

A buyer may have redress to his or her surveyor, if the fault that is found was missed when the survey was carried out.


Name DC 30 - Compass Rose
Manufacturer Dawncraft
Model Forward Drive
Year Built Circa 1970
Engine BMC 1.5
Construction GRP
Drive Shaft
Fuel Type Diesel
Berths 4
Length 30ft
Beam 10ft 6"
Air Draft 6ft 8"
Draft 2ft 3"

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