Dutch Barge Tjalk

Sailing/Cruising Dutch Barge
£125,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  263505
  • Length  ·  18.47m
  • Year  ·  1890
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 120hp, Daimler Benz M3048 (1962)
  • Lying  ·  River Deben
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Nicholas Crook

Extra Details

Lying River Deben
Fuel capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 02/10/2017

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Daimler Benz M3048 (1962)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Dimensions

Length 18.47m
Beam 4.31m
Draft Min 0.75m
Airdraft 3.65m
Displacement 50,000kg (110,250.0lbs)
Headroom 1.50m
Storage On marina

Rig

Cutter rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Topsail (unknown year)
Flying Jib (unknown year)

The sails (brick red heavy duty Terylene) have hardly been used

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Layout

Forepeak: workshop/ Storage/extra bunk

Forward Cabin: divided into two spaces: stbd with desk and

large bunk; port with small bunk

with storage shelves, opening skylights,

opening portholes, windows

Main Salon: large room with a diesel heating stove and a

wood/coal heating stove; dining; table; bunk

couch; desk; storage

Galley: (in re-building process) preparation shelving,

under shelf refer, 4-burner stove with grill

and overn, double sink with 24v h/c

pressure water from tank, cabinets beneath with

ample cookware storage

Toilet Area: enclosed area, (in re-building process)WC

vacuum hand pump, h/c sink, curtain enclosed

h/c water shower

Engine room: safety doors, storage, washing machine, work

bench, 2 180Ah deep cycle

12v batteries, 2 180Ah deep cycle 12v batteries

for 24v system, Solar control switch panel

Aft Cabin: King size bed, desk, ample storage, small bunk

with more storage, opening

skylight, two opening portholes, 24v/240v

electrical panel, staircase to pilot

house with chart enclosure

Pilot House: 360-degree window visibility with skylight,

short cabinets, enclosed wheel, GPS,

Depth sounder, VHF, large chart table, loud

hailer, lighting wired 24v/240v, searchlight mounted above pilot house cabin,solar panel on roof

Accommodation

Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

New carpets throughout 2019

Accommodation

Broiler
Oven
Sink
Fridge
Freezer
Carpet
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers
Washing Machine

New carpets throughout 2019

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Ladder

Manual Dutch windlass
1x rowing 8ft 1x workboat 10ft dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF
GPS
Chart plotter
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Searchlight
Danbuoy
Horn
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This vessel is an excellently presented historic Dutch Gouda Tjalk currently moored in a peaceful location and is ready to go, either cruising here or on the continent. Alternatively she could be used as a houseboat with the current mooring possibly available by separate negotiation

She has been well maintained and cared for by her current owners, who have now moved ashore. A recent survey was completed less than two years ago

A brief history as well as some owners comments are given below

'Forty years ago three German friends saw a hulk and decided to engage a project that brought a once steadily working Dutch sailing barge, Tjalk, back to a vibrant life working in historic charters on the Baltic Sea and German inland waters. They rigged her as a ketch and installed a strong engine, a 120-horse power Daimler Benz as an auxiliary to her sail power. One of the three friends was a physicist who worked out the basic plans for their almost thirty year restoration The ketch rig had three fore sails on an extended bowsprit and above her foremast a golly-wobbler was used in light airs. She also had a topsail for the mainsail. All of these sails are available and go with the sale of of the vessel

After we purchased her, we brought her to Suffolk through the Dutch Mast-Up Route and found her a dry and comfortable sailor though a bit slow with her 55 tons and bluff (providing the dryness) bows. But, she maintained a straight course probably due to the railroad tie as a keel beneath her hull. One of the three friends was a physicist who worked out the basic plans for their almost thirty year restoration of her. I might add that there is no noticeable heeling to a windward reach due to the 16’ beam on a 60’ hull. Wine glasses do not fall!

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 Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. 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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