Tjalk Dutch Barge 25m

£285,000.00 (Approx US$368,209)
  • Boat REF#  ·  322605
  • Length  ·  81'10"
  • Year  ·  1891
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 165hp, Detroit GM 6-71 (1945)
  • Lying  ·  Plantation Wharf, Battersea SW11
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Ben Evans

Extra Details

Lying Plantation Wharf, Battersea SW11
Last survey 19/07/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 165hp
Engine make and model Detroit GM 6-71 (1945)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller & Wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 81'10"
Beam 16'5"
Draft Min 2'9"
Draft Max 3'9"
Storage On marina


Other rigged Wood spars (2018) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (2014)
Headsail - Hank On (2014)

- Mast, boom, bow sprit all replaced 2018
- Lee boards & sheerlegs renovated in 2018
- Rigging all replaced 2013 (x3 sheets)
- Sails were purchased in 2014 all in good order.
- x2 of the blocks need stripping but all the rest are in good order

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Finish 2 pack finish

2 pack epoxy done in 2020.
Topsides entirely painted in 2023.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
164'1" of chain

Broker's Comments


Boatshed London are delighted to offer this magnificent 25m Dutch Tjalk for sale.

A truly spectacular, fully working sailing barge that has had over £1m invested in it over the last few years and represents a fantastic opportunity for the right buyer to enjoy this boat as much as the current owners have. This Groningen Tjalk, one of very few left, has been brought back to its original condition so her beautiful, flowing lines are in tact and there has never been any extensions or alterations. The Groningen's were designed for coastal sailing and the hull is therefore much stronger than an inland barge with double ribbed beams internally.

The boat was surveyed in 2019 and repainted entirely in 2023.

Laid out with three cabins, one to the aft, a double cabin amidships and a master suite in the bow, this makes a great family liveaboard boat. The galley/saloon has very high ceilings and headroom is excellent throughout this barge. There is storage everywhere along with two separate heads, The storage area forward of the master cabin could be converted into an additional bathroom.

On deck, the rig and various winches needed for sailing are all in immaculate condition. The boat can be helmed with a tiller or with hydraulic steering which is controlled via a wheel or a joystick.

The boat is currently lying on a leasehold mooring at Plantation Wharf which is also available with the boat if required but the overall price would be increased to £795,000 to include this. The mooring is a mortgageable asset.

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

30 years

Why are you selling her?

Lack of use

Where have you sailed her?

South Coast and Thames

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