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Peniche 130ft Houseboat restoration project

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Boat REF# 136220
removed from sale
Length 39.62m (130'0")
Year 1931
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 10
Engine 1 x diesel 0hp, Duetz (unknown year)
Lying Barking Creek Viewing by prior appointment only


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Extra Details

Builder M Broutin, France
Lying Barking Creek Viewing by prior appointment only
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Water capacity 650.0 ltr (143.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 31/01/2008


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Duetz (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Fixed 3-bladed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 0KVA

Engine turns and runs, but gearbox believed to be not working.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 39.62m (130'0")
Beam 5.31m (17'5")
Headroom 3.35m (11'0")
Storage On mooring


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

The vessel was a straight raked bar stem, long flat plate keel, hard single chine bilge, counter sterned, flat bottomed, single screw motor vessel of French peniche type converted for use as a floating home and of all riveted mild steel construction.

Se has all-riveted construction and the side and bottom shell appeared to be clinker plated in nominally 5mm thick shipbuilding quality steel plate with flush strapped butts and laid on 75mm x 50mm x 6mm ordinary angle single riveted transverse frames spaced about 520 mm and the chine was fitted with a single riveted 75mm x 75mm x 6mm chine bar and the topside/deck corner with a 50mm x 50mm x 6mm deck stringer bar.

The superstructure and deckhouse were constructed of steel and wood.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

The interior is vast, and best looked upon as an empty shell. Whilst the current owners have done a little partitioning, the interior has almost unlimited design potential.

Interior is fully lined throughout above the
seating level in tongue and grooved pine.

All accommodation spaces have fitted cabin soles.

8 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear


Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Now priced for quick sale as the owners have the opportunity to emigrate at short notice. Reasonable offers on the asking price will be considered.

This is a huge boat with huge potential. The current owners have started the restoration process but in many respects, this is a real 'blank canvas' and, for someone with imagination and an eye for design, could make a stunning home.

With the plumbing, electricity and heating systems already partially installed, it would be perfectly feasible for the new owners to live aboard the boat whilst the renovation work is being completed. She is on a secure and cost effective riverside mooring in east London, close to shops and transport links (District Line nearby and mainline train 15 mins to Fenchurch Street).

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

This Peniche 130ft Houseboat restoration project 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.