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Dutch Barge Tjalk Tranquil south Brittany mooring or transport to UK or

€50,000.00 (Approx £42,387.25)

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Dutch Barge Tjalk Tranquil south Brittany mooring or transport to UK or

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Boat REF# 203375
LOA 17.00m (55'9")
Year 1900
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 113hp, VOLVO PENTA MD67A 6 cylinders (unknown year)
Lying south Brittany

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Extra Details

Lying south Brittany
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 720.0 ltr (158.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 15/06/2013


Engine 1 x Diesel 113hp
Engine make and model VOLVO PENTA MD67A 6 cylinders (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   1533
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

new propeller in 2015


LOA 17.00m (55'9")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 0.90m (2'11")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Airdraft 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 22,000kg (48,510.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power 2x 180 Amps solar panels


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Dutch barge of riveted iron construction. Originally constructed to carry coal she has been tastefully converted to a residential barge and has retained beautiful lines that attract admiring looks from the passers-by. Her spacious aft deck covered with a new canopy is ideal for entertaining in all weathers. The original tiller steering is well-balanced and surprisingly light. Although modernised and updated she has retained her lines. Fitted with a new propeller 2015 she is ready to cruise and would make an ideal live-aboard.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The cabin forward has two bed-settees currently in situ giving a double and a single berth. There are brass portholes fitted and a glazed hatch for light
The access to the shower and a wc is from this cabin. The gas water heater is fitted above the hand basin and provides hot water both here and the galley area.
Moving aft into the open plan saloon again currently fitted with a bed-settee giving two more berths the beautiful curved timber ceiling and new hardwood floor draw the eye. The galley area is spacious with a four burner hob and a fridge. The headroom is over 6’ throughout the living area of the vessel.
From the galley area steps up through a traditional glazed door lead to the large seating/entertaining area. This was originally outside space however the current owner has had a professionally fitted hood made to cover this large area which with the various zips can be opened up in the good weather or closed up in the not so good to make a weather proof but light and airy room.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(SAND anchors)
0.00m (0'0") of chain

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Live aboard Dutch barge for sale in Brittany . Boatshed St.Malo are pleased to offer this residential Tjalk barge for sale in France, currently based on the French canals of Brittany. A tiller steered Tjalk barge that has kept beautiful traditional lines that recently won her the Brittany canals, ‘prettiest boat on the waterways’ award. The saloon galley and forward cabin are all on one level and the vessel has a light and airy feel. The spacious cockpit is ideal for entertaining on those balmy summer evenings and with it’s full cockpit tent makes a great three seasons lounge. For further information and appointments to view, please contact Graham WHARMBY your broker at Boatshed St Malo.

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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents 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 considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.