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Dutch Barge Tjalk Live Aboard Cruising Barge

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16.60m (54'6")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 65hp, PERKINS (1965)



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Extra Details

Fuel capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 572.0 ltr (125.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 24/11/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 65hp
Engine make and model PERKINS (1965)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blades bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed

Diesel 65 Hp PERKINS from 1965 (keel cooleed).


LOA 16.60m (54'6")
Beam 3.54m (11'7")
Draft Max 0.60m (2'0")
Airdraft 2.55m (8'4")
Displacement 15,000kg (33,075.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, Inverter Victron 2000


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Steel Tjalk left the Drachten Dutch yard in 1908, and was originally a mussel fishing boat.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Access to the interior by the aft deck, straight into the open galley on port side (3 gas burner) work surface and all the equipments such as: fridge, freezer, washing machine and dryer underneath, and a microwave and grill oven). On the star board a "italian" size shower room with electric macerator heads & sink. The open space lounge is pleasant with a sofa bed convertible into an occasional double (160 x190 cm). Follow a corridor to go to the cabins area with lots of storage. First cabin single bed (160 x 90 cm convertible into a double 160 x 200 cm). Further forward, the master cabin (140 x 190 cm).
All equipments are electric, hot water produced by instant gaz boiler. Heating by electric heaters and the comfort of a wood stove burner.
Storage in the forepeak.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
All-over cover tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Passerelle tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors
Wide side decks and a full cover aft deck cockpit, to insure a spare room, entertaining area and also protect the tiller.

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

3 electric bilge pumps
1 Carbon dioxide detector

Broker's Comments

Live aboard barge for sale in France. Boatshed Paris is pleased to offer a residential Dutch Tjalk. This 16.6m charming cruising barge has been converted into a live aboard and is lying in Central Paris, closed to the underground. Modern lay out with vintage features, such as oak flooring, old main door.
Ideal as a family live aboard Tjalk, this residential barge could accommodate up to 6 or 7 persons. This Tjalk, with its length and width will cruise all the inland waterways. Mooring could be transferrable under request to the port.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact Pascal GAETAN, your local broker at Boatshed Paris.

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

This Dutch Barge Tjalk Live Aboard Cruising Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Pascal GAETAN of Boatshed Paris. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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