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

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Boat REF# 203375
€95,000.00 (Approx US$117,906.67) Reduced
Length 55'9"
Year 1900
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 113hp, VOLVO PENTA MD67A 6 cylinders (unknown year)
Lying south Brittany

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  • Contact Graham Wharmby
  • Telephone +33 630 912 421
  • Cell +33 658 331 163
  • Email graham@boatshedstmalo.com


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Extra Details

Lying south Brittany
Fuel capacity 55.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 158.4 USG 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) 1.1 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

new propeller in 2015


Length 55'9"
Beam 12'6"
Draft Min 2'11"
Draft Max 2'11"
Airdraft 6'7"
Displacement 48,510.0lbs
Headroom 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
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes 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 propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(SAND anchors)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim 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.

This Dutch Barge Tjalk Tranquil south Brittany mooring or transport to UK or has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed broker of Boatshed St Malo. 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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