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Barge Thames Sailing 90ft 1903 + mooring

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Boat REF# 123270
removed from sale
Length 26.21m (86'0")
Year 1903
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 14
Engine 1 x diesel 100hp, Ford 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Lying Central London


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Extra Details

Builder Shuttlewood Bros
Lying Central London
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 300.0 ltr (66.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Ford 6 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

12v Engine batteries
Victron Power Management
1260w inverter


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 26.21m (86'0")
LWL 24.38m (80'0")
Beam 6.10m (20'0")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Airdraft 27.43m (90'0")
Headroom 3.05m (10'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Other rigged Webb (Pin Mill) Other spars (unknown year) with Galvanised standing rigging (2008)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Valliant - (2002)
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Topsail (unknown year)
Foresail (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Mizzen (2002)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 14
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 12
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

2 anchors
100.00m (328'1") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of rode
(Hard Dinghy)
15hp outboard, Suzuki, Long shaft (2004)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

8 bilge pumps (2 manual / 5 electric)

Electric clutch engine bilge pump
Distress flare pack
Fire extinguishers (powder & CO2)
Petrol salvage pump

Broker's Comments

Built in Paglesham in Essex by the Shuttlewood brothers in 1903, this is one of the few remaining Thames Sailing Barges. Pagelsham Creek was the final resting place of HMS Beagle and local legend has it that this vessel is partly constructed from the timbers of Darwin’s famous ship.

Originally built to carry coal, she was subsequently used to transport agricultural and building materials, and latterly explosives in and around the Thames estuary. She ceased trading in the 1960s and was converted for private use. Her engine was installed during an extensive renovation during the 1980s.

Thames sailing barges remain one of the most efficient cargo carriers ever devised. This example was capable of carrying more than one hundred tonnes of produce into the heart of the city of London crewed by only a man and a boy. Her shallow draft meant she could navigate far inland to rural ports. Once her sails were stowed her sprit became a useful crane for handling cargo.

That’s enough of the history lesson . . .

This is a truly fabulous example – inside and out. The open plan interior offers superb living space and the cabin layout could easily be converted to provide a number of private cabins. The galley is fitted out to the highest specification using high quality materials and the whole interior is a well thought out balance of old & new.

All in all, a wonderful combination of originality and contemporary living space.

She comes with an optional residential mooring in a not-for-profit, community owned residential mooring for historic ex-working vessels in central London. These moorings are extremely hard to come by and this is for sale at £150,000. Please not that whilst the boat is for sale without the mooring, the mooring is not for sale on its own.

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

This Barge Thames Sailing 90ft 1903 + mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Jan Knox of Boatshed London. 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.