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Dutch Barge 40ft Originally Cutter Rigged Sailing Barge

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Boat REF# 146525
This boat has been sold
Length 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1937
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 0hp, Perkins P6 (unknown year)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Lying Kent


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Perkins P6 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Perkins diesel engines were fitted to Fargo and Dodge trucks sold in the United States and internationally, and were factory installed in numerous Chrysler Europe vehicles. The English company was started in 1932 as F. Perkins Ltd., and in 1933 they sold 35 lightweight, high-speed diesel engines to Commer, which would eventually be purchased by Chrysler. By 1936, 140 employees had cranked out 556 diesels; the following year, P4 and P6 engines were launched, the latter designed for marine applications. Charles Chapman, technical director at the time, was credited with engineering these series. The revolutionary new engine developed 83bhp at 2400 rpm.
During World War II, Perkins built over 12,000 engines, mainly marine diesels. This engine is believed to be a wartime engine so it adds to the mystique of this vessel.


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Length 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 3.15m (10'4")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 1,388kg (3,060.5lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by:


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

This Dutch barge has gorgeous lines and looks to have been very well maintained by her owner. She appears on the Red List of support vessels during the war and it is believed that she looked out for mines being laid by the enemy. The current owner has had her out of the water, attended to any welding, and had the best Jotun Marina Paints two pack system applied. Originally designed as a cutter rigged sailing barge, the owner has the old spars which would make a template for new ones if required.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick

This barge is intriguing, she has the authentic Art-Deco cabinets in the main saloon and in the aft-cabin. I think the uphostery may be from the same era too and the saloon chairs are very much in the Art-Deco style too. The vessel is light and airey. The owner is in the process of fitting a double bed into the forward cabin and a large shower area into the aft. If anyone comes along to see the vessel and has different ideas then this can be taken into consideration. There are so many interesting details on this vessel that you have to come and see her for yourself. Bright and airey accommodation throughout and oozing character this barge is a lovely home for anyone who does not want a plastic fantastic!

2 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

Deck Gear

1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This is an historic Dutch barge, originally believed to be designed as a Cutter rigged sailing barge. The owner has lots of history relating to previous ownership of this superb vessel. She played a vital role in wartime, keeping surveillance on potential mines being laid by the enemy. The current owner has spent lots of money and care on this amazing barge (there is a photographic account of the works carried out). She will attract the type of person who appreciates character, history and attention to detail.
She appears on the Red list of Boats that were utilised during the war and the owner is still in the process of uncovering other information about her.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Barge 40ft Originally Cutter Rigged Sailing Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. 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.