Welcome to the Sky Blue Boat.This truly one of a kind houseboat has a lot of history – it was built in 1918 as a commercial vessel with crew quarters in the bow and was reconditioned in the 1960’s into a houseboat with a main living area. According to it’s historical papers it has made various journeys in and around Europe and has been modified and maintained to a modern standard.The boat has 3 main internal spaces. The upstairs wheelhouse seats 5 people and is where the original wheel and navigation equipment is still in tact. Downstairs is an open plan living room and kitchen area with hob, washing machine and running hot water. Unlike other boats, the walking headroom height is substantial at 6ft4inches. The living room has big windows with a newly fitted opening side hatch which I have never seen on a dutch barge and is very useful. It also has a skylight which opens entirely.A sliding door separates the bedroom where the newly refurbished shower and brand new boiler is located (fitted by a gas safe engineer). There is a separate toilet for a cassette toilet (the boat is set up so it can be easily converted back to a sea toilet or a pump out. In the double bedroom there is a cupboard for storage and two more opening wooden double doors.Under the Bow there is a large space for storage also. In here the electrical system is located. There is a modern Victron 70amp charger converter with Multibus linked to 12 2v 60ah cells. This can be charged by 1 of 2 ways – the x2 240v solar panels or if it’s not so sunny, the petrol or LPG generator. It’s an amazing system worth £10k alone.If you know anything about engines you’ll know that the Daf 475 65HP engine is one of the best engines you can find on any boat of this size. The previous owner was a mechanic and this engine has been very well looked after throughout it’s lifetime. This was originally a commercial vessel and the engine is much more powerful than any canal boat allowing it to cruise at 10 knots on tidal / coastal waters (it can easily handle the Thames River). I have crossed over the channel to Europe on this boat and have also cruised 12 hours per day for weeks and it is a rock.The boat had a hull survey in May 2013 and everything is above 5mm. I haven’t blacked it since so will need blacking sometime soon after purchase.Very sad to see this boat go!I am able to do viewings next week – please text me on 07704422110 or email = firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.Thanks for viewing!Specs:60ft x 13ftair draft: 2mdraft: 1m12v and 240v electricsx2 240v solar panelsintegrated viltron ppt controller 70amp multiples charger converter with amp and soc gaugex12 60ah BAE systems batteries (the best imo)brand new boiler supplying hot water to kitchen and shower4 ring gas hobwashing machinex2 generators – LPG and petrolanchormulti fuel woodburner engine – Daf 475 with reserve and night fuel tankscassette toilet
Current Price: £69000.00
This Beautiful Dutch Barge / Houseboat / Canal Boat For Sale boat is located in London, E5 3aa and is being sold on eBay by nwbt77.