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

Thames Sailing Barge With London Mooring

Extensively restored
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  241667
  • Length  ·  28.00m
  • Year  ·  1926
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 68hp, Gardner (1956)
  • Lying  ·  Limehouse Basin, East London
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Angus Rose
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 Horlocks of Mistley
Lying Limehouse Basin, East London
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 3,500.0 ltr (770.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2017

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 68hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1956)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 5KVA

Dimensions

Length 28.00m
LWL 26.00m
Beam 5.50m
Draft Min 2.00m
Draft Max 2.00m
Airdraft 30.00m
Displacement 76,000kg (167,580.0lbs)
Headroom 2.20m
Storage On marina

Rig

Gaff rigged Other spars (unknown year) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Jim Lawrence - (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jim Lawrence - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Topsail (unknown year)
Foresail 2 (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Bitumen finish

Accommodation

Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

Two bathrooms - one with shower cubicle, one with bath

6 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Fridge
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Two bathrooms - one with shower cubicle, one with bath

6 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Rode
Fenders
Davits

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
200.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
6hp outboard, Mercury, Long shaft (2015)

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF
VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Stereo
TV
WiFi Booster
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Danbuoy
Safety harnesses
Horn
Swim ladder

5 bilge pumps (4 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this exceptional and historic Thames Sailing Barge for sale with London residential mooring.

This 1926 steel-hulled barge has been extensively restored by the current owner who has known the boat since he was a child and the passion and care for the barge is evident throughout.

She is raced regularly in the Thames Barge regattas and always performs well making her the envy of many other Barge skippers, especially given her steel construction and the obvious benefits of this over the older, wooden versions. This hidden speed was only discovered after 1977 when the barge came out of commercial use and has been privately owned and raced ever since.

However, this is not just a racing barge because as you'll see from the photos, this is also a luxury houseboat and, combined with the Limehouse residential mooring, one of the most desirable on the market right now. With four cabins and a large open plan living area, this is a fantastic place to live and the owner has ensured that the character of such a historic vessel is present throughout.

The Limehouse mooring is fully transferable on payment of a 5% transfer fee (of the sale price) to the marina. Current mooring fees are £16,000 p.a.

The marina has full residential facilities including WiFi, free laundry, pump out, council tax included and is only 5 minutes from Limehouse DLR station giving easy access to the City or Canary Wharf.

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

This Thames Sailing Barge 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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