Dutch Barge Tjalk for sale

River Deben, United Kingdom

Listed price £119,950 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

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Dutch Barge Tjalk
Used boat for sale
$157,658 USD | Listed price £119,950 GBP
Price comment
including VAT
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Dutch Barge Tjalk
Length overall
55.12 tons (U.S.)
River Deben, United Kingdom

About this Dutch Barge Tjalk


This vessel is an excellently presented historic Dutch Gouda Tjalk currently moored in a peaceful location and looks great for cruising here, or on the continent. Alternatively she could be used as a houseboat with her current mooring possibly available by separate negotiation

She seems to have been well maintained and cared for by her current owners, who have now moved ashore. A recent survey was completed less than two years ago

A brief history as well as some owners comments are given below:

"Forty years ago three German friends saw a hulk and decided to engage a project that brought a once steadily working Dutch sailing barge back to a vibrant life, working in historic charters on the Baltic Sea and German inland waters. They rigged her as a ketch and installed a strong engine, a 120-horse power Daimler Benz, as an auxiliary to her sail power. One of the three friends was a physicist who worked out the basic plans for their almost thirty year restoration.

The ketch rig had three fore sails on an extended bowsprit and above her foremast a golly-wobbler was used in light airs. She also had a topsail for the mainsail. All of these sails are available and go with the sale of of the vessel

After we purchased her, we brought her to Suffolk through the Dutch Mast-Up Route and found her a dry and comfortable sailor though a bit slow with her 55 tons and bluff (providing the dryness) bows. But, she maintained a straight course probably due to the railroad tie as a keel beneath her hull. I might add that there is no noticeable heeling to a windward reach due to the 16’ beam on a 60’ hull. Wine glasses do not fall!"

These boat details are subject to contract.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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1 x Daimler Benz M3048
Fuel capacity
793 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
7 mph
Number of berths

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed Brokerages, who are acting as brokers 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.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Boatshed Suffolk

Boatshed Suffolk, The Engine House, Royal Clarence, Weevil Lane
PO12 1AX
United Kingdom
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