Thames Lighter 23m

Historic build, modern feel
£129,500.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  275775
  • Length  ·  23.20m
  • Year  ·  1936
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Lying  ·  South Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Builder Regeants Canal
Lying South Essex

Dimensions

Length 23.20m
LWL 23.20m
Beam 4.30m
Draft Max 0.90m
Displacement 64,000kg (141,120.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 volt,

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The vessel is unpowered, but can be manouvered by tow. Further details available on request
Anodes replaced, hull and sides blacked in 2018
Hull painted annually since 2010

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads

Gas Central Heating
Composting toilet new in 2019
New saniflos system 2020
Facility for connection to metred, mains electric and water supplies
Aft storeroom has previously been used as a single bedroom
Additional storage room forward, could also be converted into accommodation
Spray foam insulation throughout

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Gas Central Heating
Composting toilet new in 2019
New saniflos system 2020
Facility for connection to metred, mains electric and water supplies
Aft storeroom has previously been used as a single bedroom
Additional storage room forward, could also be converted into accommodation
Spray foam insulation throughout

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Swim Ladder

Manual windlass

Broker's Comments

This Thames Lighter is a beautifully converted Lighter barge that is full of character and history. The vessel looks to have been well cared for and loved by owners over the years. This barge was built around 1935 on the River Thames, as a working Lighter Barge. Upon retirement from working service, the barge moved to Little Venice, where she became a delightful and popular bistro and bar. The barge then moved further along the Thames to her current home in 1996, where a survey was completed, recommended works and an extensive refit undertaken. This refit converted the barge into the attractive and thoughtfully designed, completed and modernised living space we see today.

The open layout gives a wonderful feel of space and light throughout. As you enter, there is a large, open-plan galley, dining area and saloon, with a cosy multifuel stove and plenty of additional space for family, friends and entertaining. Further forward, there is a spacious, double cabin, complete with wardrobes, a dressing table and ample storage. The aft cabin is currently utilised as a storage facility, but could be converted back to a single berth. The second double berth, is cleverly housed in the wheelhouse. This gives the effect of a mezzanine bedroom, with plenty of light and attractive views. Outside, there is acres of space for both storage and living, including both an aft deck, foredeck space and a deck garden with seating.

Whilst visiting the boat, there is an impression that no expense has been spared on investing in the presentation and living experience, including the stylish fixtures and fittings within each room. Overall, there is a delightful feeling of comfort, character and space that really makes this houseboat a treasure. If you are looking for a unique home, holiday or investment opportunity, this barge is certainly an opportunity you should consider. If you would like any more information or to arrange a personal viewing then please contact our office and we would be delighted to help.

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

This Thames Lighter 23m has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle

Where have you sailed her?

UK E Coast inland water

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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