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Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge

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Boat REF# 126072
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 24.38m (80'0")
Year unknown year
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 7
Lying Rotherhithe Viewing by prior appointment only


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Extra Details

Lying Rotherhithe Viewing by prior appointment only
Last survey 01/07/2009


LOA 24.38m (80'0")
Beam 6.10m (20'0")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 4
Shower 3
Heads 4 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

4 burner gas cooker

Broker's Comments

This is a delightful opportunity to buy not just a boat, but a slice of local history and community, as the mooring is on the site of Talbot Brothers Barge Boats Construction and Repair Yard for lighters

This is a stunning and highly unusual Thames Lighter houseboat with its own private mooring at Rotherhithe. The surrounding area has a villagey feel of old-fashioned community, with leafy backstreets and a stunning local pub. The mooring is but a few minutes' walk from tubes and buses, and is in the delightful area of old Rotherhithe, close to the church and shops.

Above decks, there is a large outdoor space with stunning views across, up and down the River Thames. At low tide there is a beach literally on the doorstep.

The boat is currently split into two apartments - one on each of the two decks. This configuration presents several options, but at present there is the possibility of generating a healthy income from one or both apartments. (Please bear in mind that the photos here show only the lower living space).

The boat is connected to shoreside mains electricity, water and sewage and comes with a 25 year (negotiable) lease on the mooring. The site has a caretaker service if required and a sympathetic development plan is in place to enhance the sense of community and history over the next 5 years or so.

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

This Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed Representative 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.

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