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Dutch Tjalk 48'

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Boat REF# 141537
removed from sale
Length 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1902
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 36hp, Perkins 4.107m (unknown year)
Lying West London Viewing by prior appointment only


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Extra Details

Lying West London Viewing by prior appointment only
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 180.0 ltr (39.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 06/07/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 36hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.107m (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive out
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Victron inverter / combi charger
4x 110 amp/hour domestic batteries
1x starter battery
Sterling Adv alternator regulator
Sterling Prosplit R180


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 14.63m (48'0")
Beam 3.60m (11'10")
Draft Max 0.61m (2'0")
Headroom 2.13m (7'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Enter into the spacious galley and saloon area. In need of some tlc and finishing, but everything is in place to create a comfortable living space. Diesel heater.

Forward is a double cabin and shower room with ample space to create the interior to suit.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
45.72m (150'0") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Smoke alarms

Broker's Comments

Originally a working barge delivering silk on the canals of Amsterdam, this barge was converted to a live aboard in the fifties. She could be equally at home on the river, where she is currently moored, or on the canal, where she has cruised with her current owners.

Almost the full length of the ship, the cabin maximises the interior space and deck. It was repainted (2 undercoat, 3 top) from bare metal in 2011 (after two weeks of angle grinding the old paint off!). (It has received a further coat in March 2012). The hull was surveyed, reinforced and painted (2 undercoat, 3 top) in Sigmacote in 2010.

With plenty of space for living, possessions and storage, this boat would be ideal for an individual or couple looking for an alternative to a flat. Unlike many live-aboards, she has an open plan living space and large bedroom with space for a queen size with mattress and storage beneath.

Another unusual feature is the windows size and placement. They are large and run most of the length of the boat on either side and have Chelsea railings attached to the outside for added security. The interior has also been designed to give easy access to engine room, bilges and front storage / water tanks.

The boat has been brought up to spec to meet all British safety standards and has safety certification still in date. The engine runs well and the owner has manuals, maps and contacts for mechanics and electricians who have worked on the boat in the past.

She is currently moored in Richmond, on a non-residential mooring.

This is an ideal boat for the Central London pied a terre lifestyle.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Dutch Tjalk 48' has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed Representive 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.