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Converted Passenger Ferry 25m With London Mooring

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25.00m (82'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 0hp, (1962)

Barking Creek, E London IG11


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Extra Details

Lying Barking Creek, E London IG11
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 0hp
Engine make and model (1962)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


LOA 25.00m (82'0")
Beam 4.88m (16'0")
Headroom 2.04m (6'8")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Washing Machine tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

1 anchors
Windlass has been removed

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this wonderful houseboat for sale with residential mooring on the River Roding in Barking, E London. Originally built as a sightseeing boat in East Germany in 1962, it has been beautifully converted into a two cabin permanent liveaboard that has maintained many of the original features and the overall character is well in tact.

The living area has plenty of light with windows down both sides and central heating plus a diesel stove. The galley also has a stove in so this boat is always cosy in the winter. There is a gas cooker and and Liebherr fridge with washing machine area behind one of the original doors.

The master bedroom is accessed down a small flight of stairs leading down from the galley and has a large double bed with loads of storage. There is a second cabin off the living area with a single bed.

The mechanical heart of this boat is also still in place, the engine has not been run for a few years but the sellers have an engineer who knows the boat and is available to help the new owners but this is essentially a static houseboat. A dive survey was undertaken in 2014 which showed the hull to be in good condition.

The residential mooring is transferable with the boat and is set within an area of London undergoing massive change and regeneration. The new hub of buildings opposite has been designated as "The Creative Quarter" with lots of studios and bars and pubs. The moorings themselves are currently being redeveloped as well which will ensure all the boats have modern facilities including sewerage. Current mooring fees are £348 a month which is some of the cheapest you'll find in London. Council tax and PLA charges total about £140 a month. The mooring is a tight knit community and there are communal areas for residents who hold regular social events and generally look after each other.

There is excellent transport links with Barking station around 15 mins walk from the moorings (District, H&C, mainline trains and Overground) providing quick and easy access to central London. Many of the residents commute into town on a daily basis.

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

This Converted Passenger Ferry 25m 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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