All the conveniences in a beautiful floating home.
Comment from professionals:
WOW!!! This is a very unique and quirky barge which just oozes character making her a complete one-off. The interior is just totally unlike any other barge and makes her an absolute MUST-SEE BARGE. SilkPurse would be equally at home gently cruising through Europe as she has been doing or as a cozy live aboard with the definite WOW factor on a City Mooring. Her rental potential is considerable. This barge has lovely dimensions and the benefit of a new engine with only 380 hours on it making her ideal for a couple. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
This Tjalk is a much loved barge, extensively thought-out and designed for a comfortable live aboard ship, great in all climates, designed by two professional seagoing sailors. She can go to sea (with good planning) and she has crossed the English Channel twice and traveled the canals and rivers of Europe. The owners are downsizing to another seagoing vessel as they want to do more coastal sailing. We are sure there are many details we have forgot to add.
Year: 1907 , built in Wilnis, Netherlands by H Harring.
LOA: 19.9 m
Beam: 4.2 m
Draft: 0.90 m
Construction: Cast Steel
IN: SSR 134573
Accommodation & Below Deck:
6 berths, 2 metre headroom, curtains, new upholstery, solid maple flooring, glass saloon table, chart table, hanging lockers, wet locker, 2 heads, 2 wash basins, 2 showers, stereo, heated by oil fired AGA stove, underfloor heating heated by AGA, AGA cooker, microwave, induction hob for hot days, gallery sink, refrigerator, separate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, holding tank, crockery and cutlery, hot & cold pressurized water system. 1000 litres water capacity. Wood burning stove.
Deck & Canvas:
2 anchors, windlass, stanchions/
Navigation & Safety:
GPS, portable echosounder/
Engine(s) & Electrical:
Ford 2723, 109hp diesel. Serial no: 926F7EDA. Last serviced: March 2017. Engine hours: 348. Maximum speed: 15 knots. Drive type: diesel to velvet drive (2:9 trans). Fuel capacity: 800 litres. Fuel consumption: 3-4 litres per hour. 3 banks of 12V batteries charged from the engine via 60 amp alternator. 240v battery charger. 8kw Kaboda generator. Shore power. 2400 watt inverter with 30 amp charger and solar panel controller. Two – 250 w solar panels.
‘SilkPurse’ is a fully fitted, comfortably livable barge, finished tastefully and ready to cruise or live aboard. When the weather turns cool the diesel fitted AGA will keep the barge beautifully warm and dry. The AGA also supplies the under floor heating, cooks your meals and heats your water. When connected to the mains it is like living in a comfortable house with all the charm of marine living. Summer cruising is as easy as disconnecting the lines and heading out. Sitting in the wheelhouse gives you a 360 degree view and a daybed for a nap. Guests have own stateroom with double bed, sink, toilet and shower. The gallery features unique concrete counters and island, making food preparation a pure pleasure, also equipped with full sized fridge, freezer, chest freezer, dishwasher, washing machine. The salon has a sofa that opens to a double bed, an arm chair and 2 separate chairs, antique desk and a unique Cellarette for storage. Separating the salon from the master stateroom forward are 2 large wardrobes and lots of storage. A unique bespoke bathroom includes a composting toilet, shower, Victorian hip bath and copper Pullman sink. Further on is the master stateroom with California king size bed, storage underneath, wardrobe and full shelves for storage. Emergency escape door to the Guest stateroom is at the rear with a queen sized bed, gentleman’s closet and chest of drawers, electric Lavac sea toilet, shower and hand basin. The forward hatch is located on the forward bulkhead. Barge is insulated with 50mm kingspan in the roof and 35mm in the walls. Roof is new original style varnished hatch boards creating wonderful height and space. ‘Silk Purse’ was last dry docked in September 2017 for general cleaning and maintenance of the bottom. A full survey and thickness measurement taken in April 2015 is available to the buyer. Barge is currently berthed at the Yacht club in Ieper, Belgium, the mooring will be paid until end of July 2020 and extendable.” She can be moved anywhere.
Asking £150,000 but we are negotiable.
Viewings are by appointment only.