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Thames Sailing Barge With London Mooring

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Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 68hp, Gardner (1956)

Limehouse Basin, East London


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Extra Details

Builder Horlocks of Mistley
Lying Limehouse Basin, East London
Fuel capacity 264.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 770.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 220.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/05/2017


Engine 1 x diesel 68hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1956)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Generator output 5KVA


Length 91'10"
LWL 85'4"
Beam 18'1"
Draft Min 6'7"
Draft Max 6'7"
Airdraft 98'5"
Displacement 167,580.0lbs
Headroom 7'3"
Storage On marina


Gaff rigged Other spars (unknown year) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Jim Lawrence - (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Jim Lawrence - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Topsail (unknown year)
Foresail 2 (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

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


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Two bathrooms - one with shower cubicle, one with bath

6 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
TV tick
WiFi Booster tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
3 anchors
656'2" of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
6hp outboard, Mercury, Long shaft (2015)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

5 bilge pumps (4 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed London are delighted to offer this exceptional and historic Thames Sailing Barge for sale with London residential mooring.

This 1926 steel-hulled barge has been extensively restored by the current owner who has known the boat since he was a child and the passion and care for the barge is evident throughout.

She is raced regularly in the Thames Barge regattas and always performs well making her the envy of many other Barge skippers, especially given her steel construction and the obvious benefits of this over the older, wooden versions. This hidden speed was only discovered after 1977 when the barge came out of commercial use and has been privately owned and raced ever since.

However, this is not just a racing barge because as you'll see from the photos, this is also a luxury houseboat and, combined with the Limehouse residential mooring, one of the most desirable on the market right now. With four cabins and a large open plan living area, this is a fantastic place to live and the owner has ensured that the character of such a historic vessel is present throughout.

The Limehouse mooring is fully transferable on payment of a 5% transfer fee (of the sale price) to the marina. Current mooring fees are £16,000 p.a.

The marina has full residential facilities including WiFi, free laundry, pump out, council tax included and is only 5 minutes from Limehouse DLR station giving easy access to the City or Canary Wharf.

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

This Thames Sailing Barge With London Mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. 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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