For Sale: Spacious beautiful 3 bedroom home

Featured on George Clarke 039 s Amazing Spaces https www channel4 com programmes george clarkes amazing spaces on demand 60244 008 from about 8 35 we lovingly converted this Humber Keel working barge into our family home in 2014 …

For Sale: Eurocruiser 60 available

Specifications Year 2006 LOA 18 0 m Beam 4 46 m Draft 1 10 m Construction Steel Hull Keel V bottom HIN 367106 Description A superbly appointed luxury home in a beautiful town centre location Engine s amp Electrical Fisher Panda 80hp diesel …

For Sale: Houseboat Conversion

This remarkable houseboat has been recently commissioned and has never been occupied since her rebuild The structure is based on a 40ft Bourne hull and has two floors with access from the stern into a stylish galley …

For Sale: quot Wild Raven quot Houseboat with London mooring

WILD RAVEN ndash HOUSEBOAT WITH MOORING AT PALMER rsquo S WHARF CHARTER QUAY Mooring Fees pound 3516 pa Included in the mooring is full access to the Garricks House fully equipped gym Boat Safety Certificate until November 2024 Environmental Agency Currently Registered Wild Raven is a handsome North Sea Fishing vessel with well designed living accommodation …

For Sale: Beautiful Dutch Barge SW18

Barge Maria is a beautiful Dutch Barge built in 1929 She was fully renovated by architect Roderick James to preserve the historic atmosphere but also to create a contemporary feel with sunlit rooms …

For Sale: TUG HOUSEBOAT PERMANENT MOORING

Cleopatra is a 1920s steel hold tugboat The boat was converted to a houseboat many years ago and has been a happy home for many people over the years This boat is on a permanent residential mooring in a topped away leafy corner of Southampton on the kitchen This boat needs tnew owners to take it forward for its next adventure …

For Sale: Unusual Houseboat

Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Ethermont a static houseboat offering spacious accommodation and a nice balance between unique and conventional decor …

For Sale: Incredible Houseboat

Premier Houseboats are pleased to present Ro Ja This is a unique opportunity to purchase a spacious former Dutch cargo barge that has been sympathetically converted retaining many original features …

For Sale: 1928 Dutch Barge 38m

In her past life this vessel has served as a working barge and a prestigious floating restaurant Her current owners had begun restoring her for use as a very large houseboat …

90′ Houseboat 90 year lease £395,000

A Classic English Motorbarge converted to a lovely home on a beautiful 99 year leased mooring on The Isle of Wight.

Part of our National Heritage, this historic Thames Racing Barge has been lovingly restored regardless of cost.

https://mv-arctic.com

LOA 2Metres Beam 5.8 Metres Draft 1.3 Metres.

Complete hull rebuild over a new external framework to the very highest standards and given a new lease of life as a luxury houseboat on its own unique 100 foot mooring in the famously beautiful,  elite holiday destination of Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight.

HULL

 All riveted 3/8” Imperial mild steel plate (9.6mm nominal) on rolled steel Doubled with additional new 10mm Steel plate in 2007.

MOORING

No expense spared to make it one of the best houseboat moorings on the Island.

All works are documented and costs recorded (£50,000 spent) , including  complete new electricity supply system, installation of sewage holding tank, manufacture and fit of proper spud legs and a very high quality gang plank .

UNIQUE  LEASE

The lease actually has 90 years to go

(89.66 to be exact as seen on the official copy entry).

There is a parking space in an off road car park included.

The lease is different to most on Embankment Rd in that the plot is much longer at 30m (100 feet) and wider (12.1m (40 feet) and has a much longer duration to go as it was written fairly recently as its own head lease for 99 years – The other/older/cheaper leases were probably 50-75 years originally and come under a restrictive head lease limiting boats to a max of 75 feet (the Arctic mooring does not come under that head lease).

Services

Heating

The owner has retained, without using the oil fired central heating system and installed eco-friendly electric heating units throughout with new electricity supply infrastructure to serve it.

Diesel central heating is in need of service and re-commissioning with replacement boiler and pump.

Waste Disposal

The  old sea toilets which discharged directly overboard have been removed.

A new sewage disposal system, including holding tank, has been installed.

Engine

While retaining the engine that is part of the history of MV Arctic, it has been left unused. The vessel has been equipped well as a static houseboat, with all future movements for maintenance intended to be performed by a tug using purpose built towing eyes.

Dorman six cylinder water cooled diesel, probably vintage 1950s. 2” steel carden shaft through greased packed gland to tail bearing and three blade 30” diameter right hand pitch propeller sited off centre to starboard to avoid the original sailing stern post. Twin lever mechanical by Morse cable from steering position aft of wheelhouse.

A self–propelled river trial on the Thames was carried out in the Kew area on 13th November 2008.

“The main engine went very well and propelled the ship strongly. All instrumentation worked and showed normal readings. The steering gear was free and satisfactory.” (From insurance report. available).

Subsequently motored under her own power (with skipper and engineer) in a continuous voyage, without issue or breakdown, from Brentford London to Bembridge Duver Marina (IOW) in April 2009

The propulsion system is due a service and is sold with no warranty, as seen.

It is part of the history of the vessel.

It also qualifies the vessel as a cruiser and as such would have a much wider choice of alternative moorings than a static houseboat even if  the vessel is towed to the new mooring and the  engine is never used !

HISTORY

An historic vintage Thames Spritsail trading barge.

Originally built to special ‘barge match‘ radical racing yacht design by Lynton Hope in 1897 by the proprietor of The London and Rochester Trading Barge Company at Deptford, specifically to compete in the Queen‘s Jubilee Barge Match Races of that year. The vessel was modified back to being a commercial carrier some three years later, but was found unsuitable for sailing trade, de–rigged, and converted to motor barge circa 1912.

The hull shape remains uniquely distinctive from other steel barges of the era, having a fine entry bow, completely curved vertical sides, pronounced sheer, and a ‘steamer stern‘. As a motor barge she was reputed to be a success, being fast and stable, believed to have been used finally as a passenger ferry.

First converted to private use in the 1960s and upgraded in 1970 by M.E. Handley Esq. Owned for 28 years by J.R. Goddard Esq. and nine years by A. Coreless as a static houseboat. Purchased from him by present owners in 2006.

Restored by present owners to a very high standard, including newly doubled hull in 10 mm steel, this vessel will clearly qualify for entry on the National Historic Ships Register .

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For Sale: Converted Thames Tug

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Her interior has been very lightly used and offers an exceptionally bright beautifully finished contemporary living space A fully equipped kitchen and large living room provide a flexible area for entertaining …

For Sale: Narrow boat

40 foot long 6foot 10 wide Open plain Two birth Main cabin headroom is 6 foot 3 Tollet Shower room headroom hight is 5 foot 4 Two hob grill oven Paloma gas water heater Sofa bed One Chest draws Space saving table two chairs TV Interior widow shutters Small galley table Shore line Northern fabrications boatmans multi fuel stove New bricks grate glass sealing rope Replace in early Jan this year Stainless steel water tank BSS expires 13 12 2025 Hull All steel construction 6 4 3mm Hull lasted blacked with 4 new anodes …

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Boatshed London are delighted to offer this 20m Dutch Barge for sale with London mooring at Limehouse Basin E14 This barge has been completely renovated inside and out in the last 12 months and is now a fabulous houseboat in one of London s best spots for liveaboards The main living area and galley is the heart of the barge …

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This converted Admiralty Motor Launch is moored on a residential berth in the middle of Greenland dock The boat is conveniently located between London Bridge and Docklands on the jubilee and overground lines and nestled in a vibrant boating and local community …

For Sale: 1890 Dutch Barge 23m

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this 23m Dutch Barge for sale This attractive barge has been in the same ownership for 35 years and has been moored in Canary Wharf from before most of the surrounding buildings had even been conceived She was purchased in the Netherlands and converted into a two masted sailing barge before being brought across to London …