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DescriptionThis 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.
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.
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.
Silk Purse Dutch Barge Specifications:
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 / guardwires, boarding ladder, 4 hatches, 10 opening ports, external table, warps/fenders, 3 boathooks, 2 rope lockers, fully enclosed pilot house, custom step for boarding when necessary, one hockey stick used as an arm extension.
Navigation & Safety:
GPS, portable echosounder/fishfinder, log/speed indicator on the VHF, VHF radio with AIS receiver, compass, navigation lights, helm indicator, 2 lifebouys, 6 lifejackets, flares, 2 search lights, fog horn, CO2 and fire/smoke detector, radar reflector, intruder alarm, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, 3 bilge pumps. Engine room automatic dry chemical fire control system.
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
The mooring is paid until end of March 2022, Belgian Waterways permis paid until April 2022 and extendable.
Delivery notesShe can be moved anywhere.
Just pick a flat day to sail her back to the UK.
She can go to sea (with good planning) and she has crossed the English Channel twice and traveled the canals and rivers of Europe.
This item is now sold