Thames Lighter 26m Converted In 1992

With residential mooring
£234,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  300764
  • Length  ·  26.00m
  • Year  ·  1958
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Builder Cooks yard, Wivenhoe
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 1,100.0 ltr (242.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,100.0 ltr (242.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 22/06/2018




Length 26.00m
Beam 4.00m
Draft Max 1.82m
Displacement 66,000kg (145,530.0lbs)
Headroom 2.70m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 shore power voltage,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Fuel tank for heating
Riveted steel hull
Insulated throughout, using spray foam and rockwool
The hull was shotblasted, 2x packs of epoxy primer applied and epoxy topcoat applied (2015)
3 yearly application of 2 pack Jotun and anodes replaced (2018)
Survey and ultrasonic testing completed (2018)


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

1 x ensuite toilet
Recent refurbishment and decoration throughout
Oil powered heating

4 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

1 x ensuite toilet
Recent refurbishment and decoration throughout
Oil powered heating

4 burner electric Stove

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

Smoke alarms
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Broker's Comments

This Thames Lighter is a beautifully converted Lighter barge that is unique in it's presentation. The vessel looks to have been well cared for and loved by the current owners. This barge has been attractively and tastefully refurbished giving a contemporary, yet homely feel.

The thoughtfully designed layout gives a warm, yet spacious feeling , with plenty of storage throughout. You enter, into the 'office', which is an idyllic space, with plenty of light and attractive views. From here, down the steps to the large, open-plan galley, dining area, with access to the aft cosy double cabin. Moving forward from the dining area through to a beautiful glassed partition wall into the snug yet spacious feeling saloon area, with a cosy multifuel stove and plenty of additional space for family, friends and entertaining, with the addition of stained glass windows. Further forward, you enter into the master suite, a spacious, double cabin, complete with wardrobes and ample storage. There is also a third mezzanine double cabin, giving plenty of room for guests or as an Airbnb.
Outside, there is acres of space for both storage and living, including both an aft deck and foredeck space, which could be utilised for relaxing in a deck garden, or for entertaining in the summer months.

When visiting the boat, there is the impression that no expense has been spared on investing in the overall, enjoyable feeling of comfort, character and space that really makes this houseboat a gem. If you are looking for a unique home, holiday or investment opportunity, this barge is certainly an opportunity you should consider.
This comes with a residential mooring, which is paid for until March 2022.

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 26m Converted In 1992 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

13 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

South Essex

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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