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Barge 57ft With London Mooring

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17.37m (57'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 46hp, Perkins P4 (unknown year)

Greenland Dock, London (Zone 2)


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Extra Details

Builder Harkers Yard
Lying Greenland Dock, London (Zone 2)
Last survey 02/03/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 46hp
Engine make and model Perkins P4 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots


LOA 17.37m (57'0")
Beam 4.27m (14'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

4 burner gas cooker

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are pleased to offer this 57ft converted coal barge for sale with London Residential mooring.

This barge was originally built in 1937 and spent its working life in Yorkshire transporting coal between the mines and power stations. It was converted around 2000 and the current owners bought it to London about seven years ago.

With a big 14ft beam, this boat has plenty of living space available as a liveaboard but the boat is in need of some interior work before moving in. There is big potential and some work has already been carried out to add a second cabin in the bow but the new owner will need to sort out some areas of damp in the floors and around windows as a priority. The boat's wiring and 12v system also requires some professional attention.

Once that is sorted, what you will have is a perfect houseboat for a couple or family (if you add the second cabin). The wheelhouse can be a great seating area or study and the large open plan galley and living area will be a great place to spend time. Given some of the current selling prices in the marina there is actual investment potential here which is not always true of houseboats!

The boat has kerosene fired central heating and a lovely multi fuel stove in the living area so this boat will always be well heated even on the coldest nights.

The residential mooring at Greenland Dock is fully transferable on payment of a 10% transfer fee (of the sale price) to the marina management. Current mooring fees are £7,038 p.a. Great value for this part of London as the barge is VAT exempt. The boat also has an enviable position with views right across the Dock from the wheelhouse.

The potential is there for all to see and it just needs someone to bring it up to a top level houseboat and be left with a beautiful houseboat in one of the most desirable settings in London.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Barge 57ft With London Mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.
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.

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