Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge 26m

Stunning location
£190,000.00 (Approx €221,037)
  • Boat REF#  ·  312743
  • Length  ·  26.00m
  • Year  ·  1910
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Lying  ·  Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
James Lancaster

Extra Details

Lying Suffolk


Length 26.00m
Beam 4.00m
Draft Min 1.82m
Draft Max 1.82m
Displacement 1,200,000kg
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

240 shore power voltage,


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


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

Two conventional domestic toilets with macerators are installed, one at deck level and one in the downstairs accommodation. Cold and Hot water tanks are also included

0 burner Electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Two conventional domestic toilets with macerators are installed, one at deck level and one in the downstairs accommodation. Cold and Hot water tanks are also included

0 burner Electric Stove

Broker's Comments

This 26m Thames Lighter Barge offers a whole host of opportunities both to put your own stamp on and to change to a slower pace of life. Located in a secure Boat Yard with mooring costs of £370 pcm (water included and electricity based on usage) and Council tax of less than £100 pcm, the views over the River Deben are what dreams are made of.

As the tide rises and falls, every day brings something new. As does the opportunity to develop this boat further. On deck level she is fully set up to enjoy spacious living and the fantastic panoramas, including a full kitchen, recent windows, and heating.

Downstairs is an unfinished project. with the scope to make the two bedrooms your own, or to redesign the layout to create additional rooms (a further bathroom, a workshop, a store room or even a wine cellar!). With property on this part of the east coast hitting new heights, this even stacks up financially.

A survey will be required as it is noted that some work to plate the hull will be required but with this initial investment, she will be future-proofed for some time to come, making this a fantastic home or second home (Note: no holiday let/Air BnB are permitted). Please note this is a substantial vessel and work would need to be completed in a dry dock (at approx 120 tonnes she is too big to be lifted out.)

As this was originally built as a tow along barge there is no engine, gearbox, shaft or propeller to worry about so even space is maximised as there is no engine room..

The close community with the other live aboard owners (approximately 12), plus the knowledgeable boat yard owner make this an incredible opportunity and not one to be missed. Viewings strictly by appointment and for serious buyers only.

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

This Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge 26m has been personally photographed and viewed by James Lancaster of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving for work

Where have you sailed her?

Live aboard

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. We do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information offered by third-party companies Including New Boats Builders, Charter Companies and "Friends of Boatshed" Companies. We are in no way responsible for monitoring any transactions between you and third-party providers of products for these services.

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