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 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Humber Barge 70ft

With London Residential Mooring
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  117052
  • Length  ·  21.64m
  • Year  ·  1931
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 88hp, Kelvin KR4 (1939)
  • Lying  ·  London Docklands
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
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 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder Richard Dunston Ltd
Lying London Docklands
Fuel capacity 5,000.0 ltr (1,100.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 88hp
Engine make and model Kelvin KR4 (1939)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 10KVA

Honda 10KVA generator
Mastervolt 3KVA inverter / charger

Dimensions

Length 21.64m
Beam 4.96m
Draft Min 1.52m
Displacement 43,690kg (96,336.5lbs)
Storage On marina

Rig

Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)

Gaff rigged ketch

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Very bright and spacious interior providing 1,200 sg ft of living accommodation. The galley is as well equipped as any kitchen, with fridge, freezer, microwave, Rayburn Aga (2 ovens and 2 burners) and electric induction hob (giving an additional 4 burners). Large breakfast bar area.

Below, the saloon has a large separate dining area with traditional dining table & chairs.

Large bathroom with toilet, double wash basins and large bath / shower.

2 burner diesel Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Freezer
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine

Very bright and spacious interior providing 1,200 sg ft of living accommodation. The galley is as well equipped as any kitchen, with fridge, freezer, microwave, Rayburn Aga (2 ovens and 2 burners) and electric induction hob (giving an additional 4 burners). Large breakfast bar area.

Below, the saloon has a large separate dining area with traditional dining table & chairs.

Large bathroom with toilet, double wash basins and large bath / shower.

2 burner diesel Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Rode
Fenders

Manual windlass
2 anchors
dinghy (unknown year)
0hp outboard, Seagull, Long shaft (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Compass
Log
Radar
VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
TV
Video
Computer
DVD
WiFi Booster

Safety Equipment

Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Danbuoy
Safety harnesses
Horn
Swim ladder
Security Alarm
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is one of the most stunning houseboats I’ve seen. In fact, this is much more than a ‘houseboat’ - it’s a substantial 3-bedroom central London home. On a residential mooring close to the City and just 5 minutes from Canary Wharf, this Dunkirk Little Ship (the last to leave “The Mole” in Dunkirk after she had been at the beaches ferrying soldiers to larger vessels) has been lovingly restored and is now well and truly shipshape. She is also on the National Historic Ships Register and a member of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships. The ADLS is considered to be 'the most exclusive sailing club in the world, as membership is by ownership of a proven Dunkirk Little Ship only'. The ADLS House Flag is the cross of St.George (the flag of Admiralty) defaced with the Arms of Dunkirk and this is by Admiralty Warrant.

She has a full residential licence with liveaboard status; there’s no additional council tax to pay and the vessel has VAT exempt status on expenses, keeping the running costs right down.

With over 1,200 square feet of living space, the striking wooden interior is immaculate and has all the trappings we expect in a modern home. From the Aga to the wi-fi, from the dishwasher to the entertainment system, it’s all here. The saloon / dining room is spacious and has traditional dining table and chairs included in the sale price. There is a breakfast bar in the spacious, bright and airy upper galley / saloon area.

This houseboat has masses of storage space, with full wardrobes in the master cabin and lots of cupboards and lockers throughout. There’s even an under-floor wine cellar, with capacity for around 60 bottles. The bathroom has two wash basins and a large bath with shower. On the same level is a twin berth guests’ cabin. Accessible from an outside hatch is another cabin in the bow. This one has two bunks and an office / study (this could easily be converted to provide an additional 2 berths, making a total of 8).

The engine room, which houses the fully restored and pristine Kelvin KR4 88hp diesel engine, doubles up as a workshop and offers additional storage space.

As a sailing boat, she has reassuring sea-keeping qualities and she will cruise along nicely at 6-8 knots. She comes with all the latest nav gear including chartplotter, VHF/DSC and radar and she is as much at home on the high seas as she is on the pontoon in this secure, gated marina. Whilst the sail plan may look intimidating at first, this boat is set up for short-handed cruising and is a joy to sail.

The boat comes with a huge amount of history, all backed up with original bills, paperwork and books.

The marina is in a popular and convenient location, with tubes, buses, trains and the river bus all close to hand, as are supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops.

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

This Humber Barge 70ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Duckett 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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