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Dutch Tjalk

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Boat REF# 61033
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 20.10m (65'11")
Year 1914
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 3
Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp, Perkins (unknown year)
Lying Falmouth, Cornwall


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Extra Details

Lying Falmouth, Cornwall
Fuel capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 454.0 ltr (99.9 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Perkins (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) three blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 5KVA

Silent Power gen set. The generator is air radiator cooled, so, can run when the barge is dried out on her mooring.

The Perkins engine has been fully re conditioned and is like new.

The tankage is all stainless steel and new.



LOA 20.10m (65'11")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Displacement 30,000kg (66,150.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Hot riveted hull which was found to be good in a 2006 survey when she was slipped. The hull has been plated in two places. The hull interior has been coated with tar, then a hard grease. Onto this is fixed a 30 mm fire proof insulation board which is foil backed foam. This is then covered with 4 mm ply and oak veneered to give the final interior finish.

The headlining is also insulated with the foam and tongue and grooved panelled.

The floor is French oak wide boards.

Access to all necessary components has been well thought out.

There is a holding tank and a grey water holding tank.

The complete interior re-fit was undertaken from 2006 and is very nearly complete. The companionway door requires fitting and trimming and the cockpit helm seating requires finishing and this work is being undertaken now.

Then it is a case of hull painting and handrail varnishing, again, this is being undertaken now.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Washing Machine tick

The interior is fitted to an very high quality using expensive materials. All the furniture on board goes with the barge. There is a full Webasto hot water radiator central heating system, backed up with a Morso multi fuel stove.

The bathroom is sumptuous as is the master cabin.

The saloon sofa was made on board for the barge and is 6'6" long and becomes the single berth.

Where the very large saloon table is placed, it would be straight forward to create a second cabin, so, making the barge a more family sized offering.

Polished granite work tops in the galley.

Alcantera upholstered trim to the windows ( easily removed for cleaning)

Gold plated taps and other fittings.

Webasto Thermos C90 hot water boiler.

4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This lovely old Tjalk is a bit of a Jeckell & Hyde. At first look, the immediate thought is she could do with a lick of paint and some varnish on her hand rails. But with the awful Summer and it being end of season, the job hasn't been done yet. It will, however, be completed.

But go below and the contrast is stunning. and it feels more like a very comfortable London club. She has been beautifully fitted out and by the look of things, the quality is not just skin deep. Lots of leather, polished oak, quality furniture and oodles of space.

And you'll not be cold as the heating system fires up in a flash, warming the radiators.

She has never been intended to be a multiple berth barge but a very spacious accommodation for a couple or a bachelor pad with room for a friend to stay. A further cabin could easily be fitted, as there is space aplenty.

She would be absolutely perfect in London.

She is very capable of motoring away but would need some instruments. So, getting her to London or taking down through the French Canals should be quite straight forward. Or she can, by negotiation, stay on her berth in a very quite and beautiful part of Cornwall, just outside Falmouth.

Very much worth a trip down to see this beauty.

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

This Dutch Tjalk has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinna of Boatshed Falmouth. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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