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Houseboat 70 Converted barge

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Boat REF# 120433
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 21.34m (70'0")
Year 1950
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Lying Falmouth


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Designer Royal Navy
Builder Royal Navy
Lying Falmouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Water capacity 272.8 ltr (60.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Deadrise unknown


LOA 21.34m (70'0")
Beam 6.10m (20'0")

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


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

Recent new kitchen with double oven, fridge freezer sink unit all stainless steel, new bathroom with roll top bath and complete new fixtures inc sea toilet.

Heavy duty steel construction throughout - this was originally a munitions barge and has been built accordingly so no worries as far as construction is concerned.

The owner has done a lot of work since buying the boat in the Summer but has had a change of job hence the sale. The heating system is all there just needs connecting, he is willing to negotiate on fixtures and fittings with the boat so you can simply move in if required.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Main cabin and second cabin are recently refitted whilst further two small cabins are currently used for storage and can be finished however you wish.
Further finishing work required is minimal and can be done by any average DIYer cheaply and quickly.
Kitchen/breakfast room is very spacious and can contain large dining table and chairs.
There is also unfinished areas in bow and stern if further accommodation is required. Likewise, the upstairs accommodation can easily be extended along the massive deck or up another level. No planning restrictions on boats!

5 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

TV tick

Deck Gear

Manual windlass

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
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Broker's Comments

Royal Navy barge conversion, with scope for a bit of finishing off to your own taste. Built from nuclear grade steel, this will outlast us all.
An ideal liveaboard boat with no engine to maintain. This houseboat is huge with capacity to extend further if required. Sits in a lovely boatyard with full facilities and a view down the river which is worth the cost alone.
£80 a week mooring which goes with the boat, Council tax is less than £800 PA
This will not hang around long, so be quick, people are queueing up for houseboats of this size with moorings in Cornwall.
It would even be a good investment for potential landlords - actually thats a thought, I might buy her myself......

Fancy a holiday home in Cornwall? unrestricted river view? Or maybe you fancy opting out of the rat race and living the Vida Loca on the water?

Lovely houseboat in a lovely boatyard with a magnificent view.

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

This Houseboat 70 Converted barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Tony Hicks of Boatshed Falmouth. 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.