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Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge 86ft

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Boat REF# 160671
removed from sale
Length 26.21m (86'0")
Year 1960
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Holding tank capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


240 Volt ring main.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 26.21m (86'0")
Beam 6.40m (21'0")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Headroom 2.20m (7'3")
Storage On mooring


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Wood Burner.
Macerator and pump for toilet.
Gas hot water heater.
Mains Water.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode tick

2 anchors
50.00m (164'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

Fire Extinguisher.
Smoke Alarm.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

Broker's Comments

A spacious house boat with plenty of room for a up to 8 people this boat still needs work but is suitable for living aboard as it is. The upper level has three rooms a lounge, double bedroom and then the main living area that has the kitchen and dining area. Below deck the layout has not been finished it is being used for two further double bedroom, the bathroom and a utility area. The boat looks well insulated with heavy planking to the hull; apparently she was used to transport goods requiring insulated storage in a past life.
The Thames Lighter Barge has been converted to a house boat is does not have an engine.

The boat is not on a residential mooring. The current berth is renewable however, this will be subject to agreement with the mooring owners.

Appointments to view can be booked in advance by contacting Boatshed Essex.

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

This Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge 86ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.