Barge 17m With Thames Mooring

Historic Aire & Calder Barge
£85,000.00 ReducedUnder-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  267346
  • Length  ·  17.53m
  • Year  ·  1947
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 48hp, Gardner (1947)
  • Lying  ·  Platt's Eyot, Hampton
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Ben Evans

Extra Details

Designer John Harker
Builder Aire & Calder
Lying Platt's Eyot, Hampton
Last survey 01/02/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 48hp
Engine make and model Gardner (1947)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 17.53m
Beam 4.30m
Draft Min 0.40m
Draft Max 1.00m
Headroom 2.10m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

There is a separate fuel tank for the generator


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


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Deck Gear


Manual windlass
1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This historic barge offers delightful living accommodation with two separate cabins, saloon, and galley. There is a storage area at the bow and the large engine room at the stern that can be used for storing wood/coal for the solid fuel stove.

Heating is via a cooking range - a fore-runner to the Aga, which keeps the whole boat nice and warm. Hot water is provided by a calorifier.

The main cabin has a full-sized double bed with ample storage space. The second cabin currently also has a double but could be changed to become an ideal child's bedroom.

Originally commissioned as an Inland Waterways workboat, she is heavily built. Below the waterline, she is protected with an epoxy paint coating and the hull survey undertaken in Feb 2019 indicated that there has been little deterioration of the hull, having been previously inspected in 2008 and 2012.

The current BSS is valid until May 2022.

Offered as a guide only, the current mooring fees for the leisure mooring are approximately £5000 pa, but potential buyers are strongly advised to make their own inquiries with the mooring management.

There is a 5% transfer fee for the mooring, payable by the vendor.

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

This Barge 17m With Thames Mooring has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 Years

Why are you selling her?

Moving back to land

Where have you sailed her?


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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