Dutch Barge Tjalk


  • Boat REF#  ·  252320
  • Length  ·  17.45m
  • Year  ·  1902
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 115hp, Nanni Turbo (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Builder Vilnis
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 720.0 ltr (158.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 280.0 ltr (61.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 115hp
Engine make and model Nanni Turbo (2005)
Engine Hours Engine1: 116
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade, variable pitch
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares

The engine has had limited use since new and is therefore in excellent condition.


Length 17.45m
Beam 4.00m
Draft Max 0.80m
Airdraft 2.74m
Headroom 1.96m
Storage In water


Gaff rigged TS Rigging Wood spars (2015) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, 1 Reefs
Headsail - (unknown year)
Other sails Jib (unknown year)
Tall jib (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

Riveted iron, steel overplated hull, with bitumen freshly applied in 2015.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover

2 halyard winches
Manual Original windlass
4 anchors
(1 Grapnel, 2 single blade kedge, 1 Fortress)
40.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector

7 bilge pumps (2 manual / 5 electric)

Broker's Comments

This classic vessel is in good condition and offers liveaboard comfort and lifestyle, in addition to wide cruising options.

The current owner has owned and dilligently improved this boat for two decades, sailing in coastal, estuarine and inland waterways. The new mast (2015) is of Canadian Spruce and is easily lowered, providing an airdraft suitable for most bridge heights, across European inland waterways.

The boat is in commission, benefiting from a little used engine, spacious interior and a workshop / storage area. Overall, this boat has a comfortable, warm feel, alongside the potential for extensive, reliable cruising and a fascinating and historic character.

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

This Dutch Barge Tjalk has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. 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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