Dutch Barge HOUSE BOAT Conversion

Fabulous Hospitality Potential
£350,000.00 (Approx US$429,191.00)
  • Boat REF#  ·  311104
  • Length  ·  60.05m
  • Year  ·  1917
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 650hp, Caterpillar (1975)
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 10,000.0 ltr (2,200.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 650hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar (1975)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The vessel benefits from a walk-in engine room that can be accessed either from lower floor or side deck. This vessel came to her current mooring powered by her Grunty Caterpillar engine. She also has a periscopic bow thruster. Much expense has gone in to new wiring throughout with 12, 24 and 415v systems with battery charger and inverter. These are capable of utilising the addition of solar panels if desired. There is a door to another cabin aft that is currently a workroom. There’s a new boiler that currently serves the captain's quarters for heating but has the capability for the rest of the vessels cabins. She also has a large bank of lithium batteries and modern water pump. A galvanic isolator has been added.

Dimensions

Length 60.05m
Beam 7.92m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.22m
Displacement 363kg (800.1lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery,

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

A Dutch Cargo vessel, originally would have run on steam engine - but Caterpillar installed circa 1970. She motored across to UK to deliver equipment for the 2012 London Olympics. She was driven from Tilbury to her current location in 2017. Refitted 2017. All hull interior sides striped back, red oxided and sealed. Owner has regular blacked the exterior on the mud and has kept on top of the decks. The raised deck aft of the wheelhouse would be next on to do list.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 5
Cabin(s) 9
Sink 4
Shower 4
Heads 4 heads (Electric)

The massive Cargo Hold approx 130’ by 25’ provides charming accommodation over 2 levels. The flow of calmness throughout really is amazing - as well as designated cabins there are open plan areas that seamlessly offer different zones for relaxation and work. There’s an entrance room to the main part of this vessel at the bow that provides a pleasant area to welcome friends and family as well as a study.
The saloon, approx 30’ x20’, is zoned into 2 areas. Windows are deliberately set so you can enjoy the unobstructed views of the river whilst seated. There’s a Minstrels Galley/Walkway that overlooks the lower floor. It leads to what is currently used as a textiles and design room. Then, another Chill Zone approx 30’x20’ in total. The vessel still has the original roof opening panels so the intention was to create an indoor outdoor area for the chill zone. Further aft are stairs to ground floor. The Master Suite is also on the top floor, approx 31’x20’ and comprises sitting room area, dressing room area, en-suite and bedroom area - again benefitting from an incredible view from the bed. The ground floor can be approached via 2 staircases either side of the minstrels gallery. Ground floor is a captivating open plan entertaining area comprising of different zones very cleverly conceived. The areas comprise, lounge, dining area, stunning bar area and well equipped galley. Further aft is a uniquely styled hall providing access to a utility room, a pantry room, a beautifully fitted bathroom, a cabin with living area and bedroom area and a further double bedroom . There is another double bedroom, a bathroom (not finished) , a lovely snugg/cinema room and a massive workshop with potential to create more cabins. On the starboard side you can access the hull sides and on the port side the hull is a main attractive feature.

The flooring has been deliberately laid to allow for movement of the vessel when she’s on the mud or floating. To top it all there are Captain's quarters - fully self-contained that are currently let out. This comprises of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, lounge-diner and stairs up to the wheelhouse, providing private access. There’s a rear deck too. This vessel has a fabulous mooring with far reaching views up and down the Medway Estuary.

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine

The massive Cargo Hold approx 130’ by 25’ provides charming accommodation over 2 levels. The flow of calmness throughout really is amazing - as well as designated cabins there are open plan areas that seamlessly offer different zones for relaxation and work. There’s an entrance room to the main part of this vessel at the bow that provides a pleasant area to welcome friends and family as well as a study.
The saloon, approx 30’ x20’, is zoned into 2 areas. Windows are deliberately set so you can enjoy the unobstructed views of the river whilst seated. There’s a Minstrels Galley/Walkway that overlooks the lower floor. It leads to what is currently used as a textiles and design room. Then, another Chill Zone approx 30’x20’ in total. The vessel still has the original roof opening panels so the intention was to create an indoor outdoor area for the chill zone. Further aft are stairs to ground floor. The Master Suite is also on the top floor, approx 31’x20’ and comprises sitting room area, dressing room area, en-suite and bedroom area - again benefitting from an incredible view from the bed. The ground floor can be approached via 2 staircases either side of the minstrels gallery. Ground floor is a captivating open plan entertaining area comprising of different zones very cleverly conceived. The areas comprise, lounge, dining area, stunning bar area and well equipped galley. Further aft is a uniquely styled hall providing access to a utility room, a pantry room, a beautifully fitted bathroom, a cabin with living area and bedroom area and a further double bedroom . There is another double bedroom, a bathroom (not finished) , a lovely snugg/cinema room and a massive workshop with potential to create more cabins. On the starboard side you can access the hull sides and on the port side the hull is a main attractive feature.

The flooring has been deliberately laid to allow for movement of the vessel when she’s on the mud or floating. To top it all there are Captain's quarters - fully self-contained that are currently let out. This comprises of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, lounge-diner and stairs up to the wheelhouse, providing private access. There’s a rear deck too. This vessel has a fabulous mooring with far reaching views up and down the Medway Estuary.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Passerelle
Bow Thruster

windlass
3 anchors
Note she has a double rudder with lever pulley controls

Nav Equipment

Compass
Radar
VHF DSC radio

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

These boat details are subject to contract.

This fabulous Dutch Cargo Barge has been so sympathetically fitted out by her current owners who have lavished thousands of pounds in creating a wonderful home. This vessel would also lend herself to being a hospitality vessel, a profitable rental, either via room let or as a floating hotel. The possibilities are endless for this authentic Dutch Barge. She has a wonderful Mooring with Panoramic views (currently £1176/month.

The self-sufficient, independent captain's quarters are currently let for £845 per month. I have yet to photograph these refurbished Captain's Quarters and wheelhouse as the tenant was in residence listing this fantastic Dutch Barge, but will add more information as soon as I can.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Barge HOUSE BOAT Conversion has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne Mcdonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

7 years

Why are you selling her?

Illness

Where have you sailed her?

Used as a Livaboard

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 1

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Are there any additional mooring fees etc.
What is the status of the mooring?
What is status of the tenant?

andrew c2022-06-08 15:36:33
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