Medway Coaster 28m With London Mooring

  • Boat REF#  ·  300731
  • Length  ·  27.74m
  • Year  ·  1961
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 88hp, Kelvin K4 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Hermitage Community Moorings, Wapping E1
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Angus Rose

Extra Details

Builder Richard Dunston Shipbuilders
Lying Hermitage Community Moorings, Wapping E1


Engine 1 x diesel 88hp
Engine make and model Kelvin K4 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 27.74m
Beam 6.10m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 78,000kg (171,990.0lbs)
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

5 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

5 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This fantastic 28m Medway Barge is now for sale with London residential mooring at Hermitage Community Moorings. As houseboats in the capital go, this is right up there with an unbelievable position looking straight up the river at Tower Bridge and the barge herself lives up to all the expectations.

This is a big barge, stating the obvious, and there is just under 2,000sq ft of space on offer, the main living space in particular is flooded with light thanks to portholes everywhere you look, large skylights and very high ceilings. Four cabins means there is sleeping space for seven with two double cabins, a twin and a single. There is one main bathroom and a second separate heads.

There are plenty of options for entertaining with the large wheelhouse or forward and aft decks all giving lots of space for evenings watching the ebb and flow of the Thames - there can't be many more peaceful spots this close to the City.

Hermitage Community Moorings is a totally unique place for liveaboard boaters. Owned and managed by its residents, all the barges here have to be of historical importance and this barge ticks that box emphatically. One of the last few working Medway Coasters, she was built in Strood in 1961 and worked on the Medway until 1990 and converted to a residential houseboat thereafter. The price of the barge includes the membership to the moorings and there is a monthly fee of £511pcm to cover the upkeep of the moorings.

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

This Medway Coaster 28m With London Mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

20 years

Why are you selling her?

Personal circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast and Thames

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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