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J.S. Watson Sailing Barge

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Boat REF# 43050
This boat has been sold
Length 18.29m (60'0")
Year 1915
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 13
Engine 1 x diesel 128hp, Lister CS6MGR (unknown year)


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Extra Details

Builder J.S. Watson(Shipbuilders) Gainsborough
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Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 128hp
Engine make and model Lister CS6MGR (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 6.25KVA


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Length 18.29m (60'0")
LWL 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 5.30m (17'5")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 54,422kg (120,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina


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Ketch rigged Wood spars (1998) with Galvanised standing rigging (1998)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (1998)
Headsail - Hank On (1998)
Other sails Staysail (1998)
Gaff Topsail (1998)
Mizzen (1998)

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 13
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 11
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Second heads is also a wetroom.
Heating via 6 radiators.

6 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Built of riveted steel in 1915 as a lightship for the Humber Estuary this craft is now a ketch rigged sailing barge. It was converted in 1987 to resemble a "Goole Billy Boy", a type of commercial sailing barge which traded around the Humber and East Coast. 10 years later its accomodation was refurbished.
After that it offered residential cruises on the Humber with ventures to Holland, Scotland and South East England. In 2000 it circumnavigated Britain.
Used as a live aboard for the past 4 years it offers extensive accomodation including 2 forward cabins, 1 large aft double cabin, large galley area and living area.
The owner is looking to downsize and would consider an inland waterways motor cruiser in part exchange.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This J.S. Watson Sailing Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Andrew Holmes of Boatshed Yorkshire. 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.