Hi everyone – I live on a 53ft narrow boat just outside Ely and am having trouble obtaining a decent narrow sofa/sofa bed (maximum 180cm/ 6ft length). I have tried the usual press adds; Canal Boat, Towpath etc but find whats on offer is either boring or expensive (often both!). I am sure I am not the first to go through this process and wondered if anybody out there has some tips? Perhaps caravan suppliers is one option?
wilsonsupholstery.co.uk specialise in boat furniture. Not tried them but might be worth a look?
Retired; Somerset/Dorset border when not out and about on Lucy Lowther
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Or Elite at Tamworth. we have one of their sofa beds, full length by 4 foot wide. Comes apart for ease of access. Depends on what you call cheap though. From memory it was around £600.
Living retirement in the slow lane.
20 years hiring, 6 years of shared ownership and a Continuous Cruiser since 2007 but still learning!
We are looking for a settee too. The ones from Wilsons are very boring and I have tried Elite using email twice and got no reply, which is a shame because I like the look of their leather recliner one. The firm that made our original settee was great, it was actually 3 chairs you could join together. Unfortunately they are not around any more.
So good luck and let us know how you get on.
We bought our narrowboat last december and struggled to find a reasonably priced sofa bed for our unfurnished saloon. We did think about having a dinette fitted but couldn’t afford one. After looking at various dedicated websites we eventually found one at Cargo Homestore. It’s a click clack sofa that comes flat packed and just fitted through the rear doors.
It was easy to assemble and comfortable to sit on and use as a bed, plus it was delivered to the towpath for £20. The back simply clicks down to form a 4ft by 6ft bed and the arm rests also click up and down, at various angles – great for the person sleeping on that side as either one can act as a head board. There’s also a bit of room underneath which we use for storage. It was great for £180 and although I doubt it will last for ever it is still in good condition and comfortable 1 year on.
We bought a sofa bed from Nabru, http://www.nabru.co.uk. Good price as not boat related and good quality. Anything boaty tends to have a premium added which is really annoying.
It comes in bits so is really easy to fit through the doors. We’ve had it nearly 2 years now and is still in really good shape. The sofa bed is really comfortable. I’ve slept on a few before but they tend to be a bit harsh. These are fab!
An excellent buy.
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