Barge Dutch Barge

Medway, United Kingdom

  • £120,000 inc Vat

  • Description

    Spits barge for sale

    Dutch Barge "Animo" is a fully operational ship being offered for sale with transferable residential  mooring, the vessel is being used as a non cruising live aboard. However is ready to go to sea or be moved to another long term birth place.This Barge is being offered with a  gated residential berth  3.5mi from a HS1 Station  for london St Pancreass. Plus a full inventory of tools and plant accumulated through years of diligent ship keeping. 

    The Skippers accommodation has been extensively re fitted for live aboard. along with an office and utility room in the bows.

    services and water treatment plant are in place for  future modeling of the hold.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 1952
    • Hull Material: Steel


    • Length: 128 ft
    • Beam: 16' 6"
    • Max Draft: 3' 7"


    • Number of Engines: 1
    • Engine Model: 3306 PC
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
    • Total Power: 300 hp



    Boarding is via a galvanised Gang plank with hand rail aft of midships on to side decks.

    Door to :

    Wheel House

    The wheelhouse is large enough for 2 to 3 persons, a standing Helm position is orientated centrally and along the line of the keel.

    consists of wooden ships wheel engine controls and gauges, there is also a hydraulic joystick rudder control for heavy low speed close quarters maneuvering. VHF AIS Chart Plotter and Compass

    There is a large surface  behind the helm for chart work and storage, hanging hooks and boots store.

    Turn aft, stairs down to:


    The full sized C shaped galley opens out to the rear, consists of modern high gloss base units incorparating sink H&C water, high level eye line wall units.

    Electric Oven Hob and Extractor.

    Freestanding dining table and chairs.

    To  the starboard side you find a door to:

    Heads  with toilet and shower

    looking aft from the galley you find the:

    Main Saloon 

    The saloon has an original built in cabinet to the port side with TV point power etc.

    To port  is a free standing sofa and a wall mounted radiator. the focal point of the saloon is the  wood burning stove,  it is forward facing and centralised against the rear bulkhead.

    Two doors in the bulkhead each side of the wood burner lead aft to :

    Master Cabin

    Master Cabin is D shaped following the lines of the aft deck.

    ample space for double bed wardrobes etc. There is further space for storage under the side decks.


     Accessed via the port side wheelhouse exit onto side deck  turn aft you find the raised hatch and ladder down to:

    Engine Room / Workshop

    The engine room has standing headroom, port and starboard fuel tanks are mounted off the bilges on each side of the ship.

    The single Caterpillar engine has space all round for maintenance.

    To port a bank of batteries and worcester oil fired heating boiler.

    To starboard a workbench with vice and hot water cylinder.

    Strip lighting.

    Back on deck go forward along the side decks passing the holds covers to the foredeck door and hatch with stairs down to :

    Utility Room

    utility room consists of washing machine and tumble dryer , space for clothes airer baskets etc.

    In the floor and to the starboard side hatch and ladder down to Generator plant room.

    looking forward doorway to seps down to forward cabin in use as an office.

    Looking art door through main Hold space.

    Generator Plant Room

    consists of anti vibration mounted Generator : Hatz 2M41 20 KVA 3 phase. 

    Clad exhaust vented overboard, racking for storage etc.

    Forward Cabin

    the forecabin is insulated and T&G clad has lighting and portholes.

    Main Hold

    Staircase leads down to

    The cargo hold has a floor of approximately 100M squ with a floor, in the aft end there is plastic tanks Fresh and Waste water.

    The cargo hold is clear dry  with potential for further conversion or a work from home business that would otherwise be in outbuildings.


    Navigation Instruments:

    • ICOM AIS transceiver 
    • ICOM VHF radio 
    • Lowrance GPS Chart Plotter
    • Compass

    Hull, Deck,

    On deck there are numerous bollards

    24 Volt Anchor Windlass with 2 X 300 Kg Anchors in the bows

    Lift out and roll back cargo hold covers.

    Stowage lockers.

     Hydraulic Deck Crane


    Electrical :

    • 24 volt battery Charger 
    • 24 Volt – 230 Volt 800 Watt Inverter
    • 1 X 12 Volt 80 Ah generator start battery 
    • 4 X 105 Ah Main Batteries 
    • Generator 1x Hatz 2M41 20 KVA 3 phase. 


      Single Caterpillar 3306 PC Turbo Charged.

    Additional Information

    The Owner is including spares tools and industrial plant, 

    • Welding Machine 
    • Air Compressor
    • associated tools

    Precious Marine Ltd

    Precious Marine offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer. - - +44 (0)1473 780286 Some websites that link to us may not drag the full information across please feel free to click the link and ask for the full inventory. - +44 (0)1473 780286 -  Fixed Price Brokerage