Dutch Tjalk Converted Barge

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160,000.00 (Approx £138,584.53)

18.37m (60'3")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 172hp, DAF 6 cyl. 825 (unknown year)


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Extra Details

Builder Dutch boatyard in Onbekend
Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 17/09/1993


Engine 1 x Diesel 172hp
Engine make and model DAF 6 cyl. 825 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Generator Hours 230

Generator WESTERBE 8 Kva from 1993 with only 230 Hours in a cocoon in the well insulated engine room.
MORSE command for the wheels
8 x180 Amp gel batteries:
2 Batteries dedicated for the bow thruster
2 start batteries and 4 other domestic batteries
1 battery charger inverter MASTERVOLT 24V/230V


LOA 18.37m (60'3")
Beam 4.52m (14'10")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Airdraft 2.00m (6'7")
Headroom 2.25m (7'5")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Westerbeke generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

A 1901 riveted steel Tjalk completely converted into a live aboard barge by our current owner in 1993, it was professionally done by a Dutch yard according to the owner’s specification who has followed the works trough out. Last hull paint and new magnesium anodes done in 2016.

Completely insulated with glasswool everywhere behind the hull, the quality of finish is obvious and our vendor has maintained his barge during his 25 years of ownership.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

A suitable live aboard cruising barge for a couple with occasional guests or with children, suitable for a family too, with a forward double cabin with a double bed 180x2m, cupboards and wood panels everywhere, enough light thanks to the traditional port holes and hatch on the roof. Huge headroom every where on the boat and here for example, 2.25m
Electric heads and basin opposite the main cabin and next door a shower room and a second basin. Forward cabin, with little headroom (only 1.67m to 1.85) with pigeon box to give more light. Two berths 140x175m on port side and a 110x175 on star board side. Bow thruster under the berth, battery under the wooden box. This cabin is mainly used as a storage room but also quite convenient for children or occasional guests.
The corridor leads to a huge saloon open kitchen, nice lay out, cosy, with a huge seat around dinette, plus a leather stylish setee and a functional multi fuel stove (main source of heating on the boat apart form the petrol and electric heater for extra confort). No central heating eitherwize but channels and pipes are installed for a potential blown air system if wished.
Open galley with all the necessary like at home, 4 gas burner, electric grill and oven, a micro wave, a 220V fridge and freezer and an extractor.
No washing machine or dishwasher available but pipes are in place.
Going up to some steps (90cm wide) to a huge wheelhouse used for piloting the boat but also used as a saloon, with views outside, large double glaze windows, collapsable wheelhouse if needed, and 2 side doors to easily access the deck and manœuvre the boat or just go to the aft deck.

From the wheelhouse, you can access down some steps, the engine room (spotless and tidy) with a restricted headroom of 1.50m. and also an aft cabin with a double berth 160x190 and headroom of 1.75 to 1.92m.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Video tick

MONACOR video camera on Star board for manoeuvres

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Passerelle tick
Bow Thruster tick

Manual windlass
2 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
An incredible and unusual outside wheel with enough space for an outside deck chairs and table.
The outside roof space is almost flat and can also be used for sun bathing. Large side deck to access the foredeck and windlass.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Live aboard barge tjalk for sale in France. Boatshed Bourgogne is happy to offer this very well converted Tjalk type, quality and taste have been put into this live aboard barge which will make an ideal family cruiser in less than 18m or a perfect live aboard floating home. Regular visible maintainance, mainly done professionally.
Mooring could be transferrable with port authority approval and if required, to this local yard and marina facilities, central France.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact Magali Wharmby, your local broker at Boatshed Bourgogne.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Tjalk Converted Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Magali WHARMBY of Boatshed Bourgogne. 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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