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Humber Keel Sheffield Class

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Boat REF# 141170
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1959
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 0hp, Perkins Sabre (unknown year)
Lying South Dock Marina, with optional residential mooring


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Extra Details

Builder Claude Campling
Lying South Dock Marina, with optional residential mooring
Fuel capacity 454.5 ltr (100.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 909.0 ltr (200.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 27/10/2011


Engine 1 x Diesel 0hp
Engine make and model Perkins Sabre (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 7KVA


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 3.53m (11'7")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.61m (2'0")
Airdraft 3.35m (11'0")
Displacement 32,000kg (70,560.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


10% discount on marine flooring
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

TV tick
DVD tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors

Broker's Comments

Built in 1959 by Gamplin of Goole, this very pretty Humber Keel (Sheffield Class) barge worked on various canals around Hull and Manchester as a British Waterways Mud Hopper. She was skillfully converted as a live-aboard in 1999.

She's a striking boat, resplendent in her original British Waterways working colours and with a truly immaculate interior. There's plenty of space below, with a roomy saloon and good sized double bedroom (with a 'proper' bed' and fitted cupboards). The engine, an ultra-reliable and economical Perkins Sabre, turns at the first press of the button and just purrs away. She comes with a good history of works completed and wants for nothing.

The boat comes with a good recent structural survey undertaken by the current owners in October 2011.

This is a great central London (Zone 2) home for a single or couple. The mooring is fully residential in a secure, gated marina which is very close to Canary Wharf and the City. This is a popular and convenient location, with tubes, buses, trains and the river bus all close to hand, as well as supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops. The marina supports a vibrant and friendly live-aboard community.

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

This Humber Keel Sheffield Class has been personally photographed and viewed by a Boatshed Broker of Boatshed London or of Boatshed Grand Union. 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. 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 may incidentally depict owners' personal property and are not intended to convey that these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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