Auction Boat Details

Dutch Barge Tjalk

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The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Dutch Barge Tjalk

Final Bid
  • Boat REF#  ·  306076
  • Length  ·  21.34m
  • Year  ·  1923
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 74hp, Kromhaut ()
  • Lying  ·  South Yorkshire
Boatshed Yorkshire
Boatshed Yorkshire
Paul Watson

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder Groningen
Lying South Yorkshire
Fuel capacity 1,750.0 ltr (385.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 30/08/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 74hp
Engine make and model Kromhaut ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares


Length 21.34m
Beam 4.45m
Draft Max 1.01m
Airdraft 3.05m
Displacement 46,000kg (101,430.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 12 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Boat Safety to 9/1/2025


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 4
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

4 burner propane Stove


Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Bow Thruster

Manual windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

The AIS shown in the pictures is not available.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

We are very pleased to have been asked to list this fabulous live aboard Tjalk on behalf of the Owners. Built in 1923, this lovely barge has been their home for the last ten years during which time she has extensively cruised the English rivers and canals, and, for the past 3 years, the French waterways.

She has a large rear deck and comfortable wheelhouse and everything necessary for inland or coastal cruising.

There are two double cabins, a bathroom with a bath and shower, separate toilet with macerator tank/sea facility. A large light , airy lounge/ galley main cabin.

Storage cupboards to either side of all cabins give masses of space for stowage. A further 2 berths are available in the 6 seater wheelhouse. The saloon is heated/cooled with air conditioning, and there is a diesel-powered Kabola central heating system.

She is powered by a Kromhout (Dutch Gardner) 4cyl engine. She is fitted with a 24v bow thruster. 4 large solar panels provide ample power for the 12/24/240v electrics. There's a large 24v leisure battery bank in bow locker.

Dry docked, blacked and new anodes in Sept 2020. Boat Safety in Dec 2020.

I can highly recommend taking a closer look at this super vessel.

The Owner would be happy to deliver her anywhere on the east or south coast of Britain or to Calais for expenses cost only.

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

This Dutch Barge Tjalk has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Watson of Boatshed Yorkshire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

11 Years

Why are you selling her?

Moving ashore

Where have you sailed her?

France & UK

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