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Barge Humber Keel 60' Sheffield Class Houseboat

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Boat REF# 174201
removed from sale
Length 18.28m (60'0")
Year 1924
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 65hp, Gardner 4LW (unknown year)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Builder Richard Dunston Ltd of Thorne, Humberside, Yorks.
Lying Plymouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,800.0 ltr (396.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/02/2010


Engine 1 x diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Gardner 4LW (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Generator output 6.5KVA

The Gardner engine was fully reconditioned in 1999 and was installed in this vessel in 2010, and since then only used for 5 hours. Keel cooled.
Dynamica 6.5 KVA diesel generator with dedicated starting battery and only 165 hours use. Keel cooled.
24 x 2v domestic batteries charged by wind generator, diesel generator and shore power with a Strudder inverter. 2 x 110 AmpH engine starting batteries.


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Length 18.28m (60'0")
Beam 4.70m (15'5")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Displacement 65,000kg (143,325.0lbs)
Headroom 2.44m (8'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: wind generator, shore power, generator


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull has been completely over plated in 8mm steel plate in 2010.
Solid light oak has been used extensively throughout the vessel - doors, some floors, galley. Elsewhere there is oak laminate and oak plywood.
The coachroof is manufactured with GRP sheathed marine grade plywood.
The vessel was re-launched in April 2010 after the fit out and complete re-build.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick

Master en-suite has a corner spa bath with shower over.
Webasto central heating system as well as Upper Deck diesel heater and Lower Saloon multi fuel heater.

The interior is all bespoke finished to a very high standard throughout.

Special porthole covers have been made to ensure privacy.

2 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

Wind tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bow Thruster tick

Manual windlass
Sleipner bow thruster fitted 2010.

The aft deck can be fully enclosed using the cockpit enclosure. This provides a wonderful outside area to relax in and also shelters the main double door companionway.

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 4 electric)

Fire fighting equipment.
Carbon monoxide gas detector.
Smoke detector.

Broker's Comments

Very rarely do I see a vessel such as this one that has been bespoke designed and hand crafted to a very high standard. The hull has been re-plated and re-painted; the decks are all freshly painted too.
Internally she is a beautiful and high quality home, with solid wood extensively used throughout, discreet reassessed lighting, quality galley appliances and white goods.
Two beautiful double cabins with their own en-suites, the master with a corner spa bath as well. Cabin heating is provided by both upstairs and downstairs multi-fuel burners as well as diesel fired central heating with radiators. A ceiling fan is also fitted in the saloon in case it gets too hot. However the vessel has been fully insulated to provide maximum comfort.

Should you wish to move this lovely vessel to another location, then she is powered by a recently installed Gardner engine to push you along at a comfortable 6 knots.

A beautiful presented vessel and a lovely home, all constructed to exacting standards. She would be ideal to re-locate to the London area, France or the EU. A residential mooring in the Plymouth area is also available by negotiation.

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

This Barge Humber Keel 60' Sheffield Class Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.