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Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge

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Boat REF# 157054
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 27.43m (90'0")
Year 1960
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Lying Essex
Holding tank capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 13/07/2009


The current mooring has mains electric and water supplies. The electrical wiring for lighting and the ring main were all fitted in 2011.


LOA 27.43m (90'0")
LWL 26.52m (87'0")
Beam 6.32m (20'9")
Draft Min 1.00m (3'3")
Draft Max 1.00m (3'3")
Headroom 2.20m (7'3")
Storage On mooring


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

The hull exterior has a red oxide finish and requires a finishing coat. The inside of the hull, where accessible, has been painted with grey oxide paint.
There are 2 x 1000 Litre holding tanks for waste from the toilet and these are fed via a macerator. The water from showers, sinks, washing machines etc. goes through a macerator and a 3 tank system to filter the waste before it is fed overboard. All of the above tankage and plumbing was fitted new in 2011.
The hull and superstructure have been insulated throughout with either polystyrene blocks or rock wool.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 6
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Washing Machine tick

At deck level the accommodation is open plan with the kitchen area and utility room at one end, a dining area in the middle and a saloon/lounge area at the opposite end. There are stairs to an upper level with access to another room leading on to a large balcony area. From the deck level another set of stairs lead down to the 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. There are two good sized double bedrooms at either end of the boat one having an en-suite shower. The bathroom and two other single bedrooms are off the centre corridor.
A Combination Boiler supplies heating via radiators and also hot water; the whole system was fitted new in 2011.
Log Burner in Saloon new in 2011.
Smeg Oven with gas hob and electric oven new in 2011.
Kitchen units new 2011.
Tumble Dryer.

5 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

4 anchors

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

Broker's Comments

The owners of this spacious 4-Bed Houseboat has done a lot of work on it since purchasing it in 2009. The interior fit out has all but been completed.
Below deck there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom and then on deck you have a large open plan living area with kitchen, utility room a dining areas a large comfy saloon. Up a level and you have the boating equivalent of a large patio area ideal for a few garden chairs and the barbeque?
The boat does needs the exterior painting and some of the interior fit out is not quite complete; but there is not too much that the average DIY enthusiast could not finish off.

The Thames Lighter Barge has been converted to a house boat is does not have an engine.

The boat is not on a residential mooring. The current berth contract is renewable annually; and the new owners should be able to renew. However, this will be subject to agreement with the mooring owners.

Appointments to view can be booked in advance by contacting Boatshed Essex.

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

This Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth 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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