The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Dutch Barge 33m

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  • Boat REF#  ·  320575
  • Length  ·  33.85m
  • Year  ·  1904
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 145hp, Scania DS8 (2021)
  • Lying  ·  Central London
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Ben Evans

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder De Dageraad
Lying Central London
Last survey 21/09/2021


Engine 1 x diesel 145hp
Engine make and model Scania DS8 (2021)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Reconditioned engine installed in 2021


Length 33.85m
Beam 5.85m
Draft Min 1.10m
Draft Max 1.30m
Headroom 2.29m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Manual)

5 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

5 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


Manual windlass
dinghy ()
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Emergency steering

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this fantastic 33m Dutch Barge for sale.


Commissioned in 1903 and completed in 1904 by the De Dageraad yard of Woubrugge Holland, this is a truly beautiful example of a Klipper barge. She retains many original lines and has a remarkable flared bow. Originally built for transporting potatoes, beetroot, timber and coal and was converted into a liveaboard in 1999.

The boat boasts three large cabins, three heads and an enormous galley/saloon, providing ample space for a family, potential for split accommodation for rental or B&B businesses.

The fit out and facilities are simple but pleasing and everything is accessible. There are some unique features of note, including a long dining table built out of an antique leeboard and cut glass as well as a midships, raw steel feature wall.

Other amenities include hardwood floors throughout, oil central heating and three woodburners (one with a very fun, artistic depiction of the Three Billy Goats Gruff story).

Starting from the stern, the aft cabin retains the layout and feel of the original captain’s cabin, updated with a modern ensuite shower room. A small ladder leads to a large wheelhouse with 360 degree views, wood store and seating area. The wheelhouse sits above the engine room which is very spacious, allowing access to service the engine, steering gear and pumps. The engine room also holds the water and waste tanks etc.

Forward of this is a utility space with a washing machine and more storage. Off this is the main bathroom with a modern and fresh feel, handsome blue tiles with cream and pine woodwork. Moving into the galley kitchen area that has a range cooker and plenty of storage. Another double cabin is found on the port side with the rust coloured raw steel feature wall.

Then you find yourself in the heart of this boat, an enormous and bright living area. It is warehouse-y in feel but the many skylights, portholes and wood burning stove keep it cosy, light and spacious. In the far corner of this space, the ‘secret bookcase’ (easily removed to leave a double glass paned door) leads into a near-self contained unit, currently serving as a studio, but could serve as another cabin, office or workshop. This area boasts a woodburner, basic kitchenette, large sliding barn door to split up the spaces and its own entrance, a double hatch to the deck.

The last space is the forecastle, great for storage and containing a generator, spud pole and anchor chain storage.

The systems and maintenance have all been overhauled recently, providing some peace of mind to any potential new owner. This includes:
- There was an updated Scania DS8 engine installed in 2021
- The barge was last dry docked in 2021 with a full, viewable report provided by a well regarded London surveyor - ready to be signed over to a new owner.
- At dry dock all previous coats of bitumen were ultra high pressure washed back to steel, and Hempel Epoxy applied to the gunwales.
- The decks and coamings were painted in 2021
- A new combi boiler (with 10 year warranty) was installed in 2023.

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving back to land

Where have you sailed her?

Back from Holland originally and on the Thames

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