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Historic 39' x 13' Live Aboard Humber Barge Canal Boat - Rose - York, North Yorkshire


Immaculately & characterful converted 19th Century steel Humber Barge which worked delivering fresh water from 1910 until 1956.

4berth accommodation with over 6' headroom, comprising a cosy lounge, comfy curtains double bed, good size kitchen and bathroom, lots of storage, wheelhouse with canopy and rear tiller options.

Rayburn solid fuel range, gas cooker, fridge, washing machine, Kabola Old English oil heater and radiator, bathroom with full size bath, basin & electric pumped w.c.

46hp Perkins engine, inbuilt 8kVA Panda Generator and Phoenix multi 3000VA Inverter, 9 double sockets, brass lantern lighting, footlights with inset clothes airer.

Beautiful semi rural York mooring option availability. Delivery option available. Reluctant private sale.

Excerpts from the Structural Survey (2019)

Structural Report

The craft “Rose” is an ex-canal barge said to have been built as a water tanker working out of hull. Work was started in 1970 to convert the barge into a pleasure craft and said to have been completed circa 1990, the work included, enclosing the hold with steel plates, a fixed steel wheel house an engine and accommodation.

The hull is riveted construction, with panhead rivets, overlapped said to be, constructed of low moor iron. Various minor previous repairs were evident by way of capped rivets, a small mild steel over plate was evident at the bow starboard side but no sign of serious repair.

The plate thickness was tested using a “Cygnus Six Plus” ultra-sonic gauge. Readings were recorded in bands around the hull at 3’ intervals.

Readings recorded along the centre plates ranged between 5.7mm and 9.5mm. Readings on the mid plates ranged between 5.9mm and 9mm. The readings recorded on the outer plate to the wind and waterline ranged between 5.3mm and 9mm. A single reading mid ships port side was lower than the remaining hull, measuring, 2.7mm, an area approximately 24” x 7”, was chalked and indicated for over plating.

Hull Internal Structure
The bulkheads, deck beams and frames, that could be seen, were found to be well secured and free of distortion (where accessible) spaced at 2’ 2” intervals. The visible frames all remain serviceable.

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Delivery notes

York, North Yorkshire

Contact notes

Email: cheerypete@hotmail.co.uk

Price: £70000 £69900 Offers Considered
Ref#: 686E61702112

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