Classic Dutch Restored Dry Goods Barge for sale

Reading, United Kingdom

Listed price £169,950 GBP

General information
Classic Dutch Restored Dry Goods Barge
Used power boat for sale
$221,534 USD | Listed price £169,950 GBP
Name of boat
Maria Christina
Length overall
Reading, United Kingdom

About this Classic Dutch Restored Dry Goods Barge


Maria Christina is a Dutch dry goods barge launched 118 years ago in Mijdrecht, Netherlands. Converted to a high standard in recent years she offers a full height comfortable home with the benefits of a river cruising life. Features 2 sleeping cabins, Utility cabin, Study cabin, Main saloon. 

Powered by a Reconditioned Iveco 150 HP 6 cylinder diesel with Halyard 2030 Aqua Drive


Maria Christina was dry docked in 2018 and all work completed as detailed in the hull survey (available on request).  In addition, the whole of the upper structure was repainted and the skylights renovated and doubled glazed in 2019.


Launched: 1st June 1902

BSC Serial No: 339429/17

Thames River License: B0235

BSC Expiry Date: 18th Sept 2021



Cabins 2

Heads 1

Double berths 2

Bathrooms 1

Exterior Layout and Inventory


  • Access to wheelhouse (single doors to port and starboard)
  • Side decks surrounding the vessel of approximately 0.6m in width
  • Navigation lights
  • Twin mooring bollards port and starboard
  • Deck fuel filler
  • Engine room access
  • Shoreline 240v socket
  • TV and telephone point
  • 50kgs stern anchor


  • Cabin tops are fitted with a handrail
  • Nine solid wood double glazed skylights
  • Boxed in tabernacle containing two Calor gas bottles (6kg)
  • Solid wood gang plank
  • Boat hook
  • Fresh water filler
  • Hose pipe
  • Black water pump out point
  • Four Panasonic HiT 245W solar panels


  • Anchor winch (manual)
  • Anchor (100kgs) in hawse pipe
  • Anchor chain
  • Twin mooring bollards port and starboard
  • Deck fuel filler
  • Access to forward cabin
  • Access to forward hold
  • Cast iron seat

Forward Hold

  • Anchor chain box
  • EOGB x400 36kw diesel central heating boiler
  • Boiler fuel tank with float gauge (345l)
  • Domestic immersion hot water tank
  • Timer for immersion
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Nine plastic fuel barrels
  • One workmate bench
  • Various maintenance sundries
  • Strip fluorescent lighting
  • Hose pipe

Engine Room

  • Iveco aifo 8061M (reconditioned)
  • Main fuel tank with float gauge (460l)
  • Fuel shut-off valves
  • Twin fuel filters
  • Water intake valve and inspection window
  • Domestic 240v fuse panel
  • Victron Phoenix Sine wave Multi-plus 24V 3000VA Inverter 70 Amp Charger
  • Victron BMV700 battery monitor
  • Inverter
  • Four Rolls S12-230Ah AGM batteries
  • 24v batteries for engine start

Interior Layout and Inventory

Please note that the accommodation deck is fully timber lined and insulated throughout.


  • Single doors to port and starboard
  • Fully double glazed for 360 degree views
  • Bench seating and table with storage below
  • Full aiflo engine instrumentation
    • Rev counter
    • Oil pressure
    • Volt meter
    • Engine temperature
  • Victron Digital Multi-Controller
  • Single lever engine controls
  • Brass binnacle
  • Ship’s bell
  • Main 24v switch panel (Navigation lights, bilge pumps and Gas alarm)
  • 0.9m diameter solid wood ship’s wheel
  • Twin 240v sockets
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Access steps to accommodation deck

Companion Way

  • Solid wood flooring
  • Two large cupboards
  • Two small cupboards
  • Cast iron vintage style radiator
  • Twin doors to stern cabin
  • Door to main saloon
  • Fire extinguisher

Stern Cabin

  • Solid wood flooring
  • Opening double glazed skylight (emergency exit)
  • Large cupboard
  • Wardrobe
  • Two small cupboards
  • Cast iron vintage style radiator
  • Open storage areas
  • Four twin 240v sockets
  • Down lighters (dimmable)
  • Access to prop shaft and stern gland
  • Access to stern gland grease point
  • Battery isolation switch
  • Raised queen size bed with storage under
  • Twin opening 25cm diameter portholes

Main Saloon

  • Solid wood flooring
  • Large wood burner
  • Two large cast iron vintage style radiators
  • Two double glazed opening skylights
  • TV and telephone point
  • Six sliding windows
  • Down lighters and ship lantern (all dimmable)
  • Five twin 240v sockets
  • Access to twin automatic bilge pumps
  • Gas alarm
  • Mirrored door from companion way


  • Solid wood flooring
  • Two double glazed opening skylights
  • Large Belfast sink
  • Brass mixer tap (pressurised hot & cold water)
  • Filtered drinking water tap
  • Solid wood work surface
  • Gas oven/grill (fan assisted)
  • Five burner gas hot plate
  • Extractor fan
  • Under cupboard LED lighting
  • Domestic fridge with freezer compartment
  • Full set of drawers, wall and corner cupboards
  • Three twin 240v sockets
  • Fire blanket
  • Two sliding windows
  • Access to bilge
  • Door with cut glass window to midships


  • Coir carpeted
  • Fitted desk with 3 drawers
  • Twin 240v socket
  • Cast iron vintage style radiator
  • Down lighters (dimmable)
  • Two sliding windows
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Access to pumps and plumbing
  • Solid door to head
  • Solid door to shower room
  • Solid door to utility area


  • Blake’s tradition hand operated head (easily converted to electric)
  • Storage cupboard including various paint and sundries
  • Sliding window

Shower Room

  • Fully enclosed shower room
  • Rain shower head (pressurised hot & cold water)
  • Rail and glass shelf
  • Double glazed opening skylight

Utility Area

  • Coir carpeted
  • Cast iron vintage style radiator
  • Solid wood work surface
  • NEFF full sized dishwasher
  • Indesit combined washing machine dryer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Hand basin (pressurised hot & cold water)
  • Under sink cupboard
  • Cupboard
  • Large cupboard
  • Two double glazed skylights (one fixed)
  • Two sliding windows
  • Water pump switches
  • Two twin 240v sockets
  • Down lighters (dimmable)
  • Solid door to main cabin

Main Cabin

  • Oversized double glazed opening skylight (removable for access)
  • Three brass port holes with scuttles
  • Cast iron vintage style radiator
  • Wood burner
  • Step access to foredeck (emergency exit)
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Danfoss electronic timer for central heating and water
  • Central heating thermostat
  • Three twin 240v sockets
  • Down lighters (dimmable)
  • Access to fresh water tank
  • Four large wardrobes (double depth)
  • Two low level storage cupboards











Furnishing not included but available

  • Large red sofa
  • Solid wood extending dining table with six chairs
  • Red steel cabinet
  • Flat TV
  • King size Victorian style slatted bed frame
  • Ikea tall chest of drawers
  • Ikeas twin matching bedside cabinets

Contact Information

Tingdene Boat Sales have a high level of experienced staff to cater to a wide audience of clients, some with over 35 years in the marine industry.

The Tingdene Boat Sales, Thames and Kennet Marina office is located in the heart of the action on the middle reaches of the River Thames.
Being home to all types of boats from open day boats & luxury cruisers to sports cruisers, narrow boats, wide beams & dutch barges.
All berths are on floating pontoons off the main river, unaffected by river conditions allowing 24/7 access to your boat.

Thames and Kennet Marina is the largest of the 9 Marinas owned by Tingdene Marinas & Boat sales Ltd with 450 berths for craft up to 100'.
A berth is guaranteed to all purchasers of craft from any Tingdene office.
On site is a 50 ton capacity Wise travel lift allowing craft to be launched and offered for marketing or delivered elsewhere following purchase.

Selling our leading brands and offering an extensive after sales service to our clients, makes us the leading brokerage company in the area in both size and facilities.
Please contact Guy Girling or Nathan Kipling to discuss Buying, Selling or Berthing a boat.

Whilst every care has been taken in there preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended  only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed, inspected and sea or river trialed depending on location of the boat 

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1 x Iveco Aifo 8061M
Fuel capacity
213 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Tingdene Boat Sales - Thames and Kennett Marina

Mr Guy Girling
Caversham Lakes Henley Road
United Kingdom
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