Houseboat Thames Lighter

Rochester, United Kingdom

  • £200,000 inc Vat

  • Description

    Houseboat for sales on the MedwayThis Craft comes to us as a fully fitted out and finished house boat. Being sold on a mooring in the Medway close to the M2 and High Speed 1 train service to LondonThe vessel is not a powered ship and all movement is by way of towage.   She benefits from a large living space on the upper deck and a further reception room or master cabin bedroom with balcony. there are three more cabins / rooms on the lower deck.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 1935
    • Hull Material: Steel


    • Length: 78 ft
    • Beam: 13' 0"
    • Max Draft: 3' 7"
    • Length Overall: 80' 0"




    Boarding is via gangplank to :


    2.2m x 2.7m

    With fully glazed conservatory entrance, steps up to:

    Main Living area Reception one

    4m x 6m

    The  main living space occupies all but the full width of the vessel  and has large windows on both port and starboard sides. 

    Walk aft towards stairs to the lower deck , on the port side there is the

    Large Bathroom

    2.1m x 2.5m

    Basin toilet and over bath shower, large window.

    Continue aft double doors to:

    Kitchen Diner

    4m x 5m

    fully fitted kitchen with base units, plus integrated appliances 5 ring range style cooker.  Island unit with stainless sink H&C water.

    space for dining table.

    contine aft through a door to:

    Bedroom one / Reception two

     3.9m x 5.2m

    Windows down both sides and a fully glazed sliding patio door opens on to a aft deck area with balcony rail.


    The staircase from the main living area leadown to the lower deck hallway.

    turn right waking forward and through a door  to:

    Bedroom / Cabin Three

    3.6m x 3.4m

    This room occupies the full width of the ship, it has a wall mounted electric fire and two windows.

    A further door leads through to:

    Dressing room / Walk in Wardrobe

    a small dressing room walk with one window , there is a hatch that open to the upswept bow.

     Accessed from the lower half way and nestled in part under the staircase, door to:

    Shower Room & Toilet

    Double length walk in shower with glass screen, low level toilet and basin door to under stair services cupboard.


    Bedroom four

     2.7m x 3.7m

    Positioned on the starboard side of the ship and has two high level window, laminate flooring.

    Bedroom Two

    This room / cabin is a similar size and shape the the room above and also occupies the full width of the ship, with its natural light coming by way of four high level windows, two on each side.  the wall bulkhead to the stern rear of the ship has not been opened up, but like the bow could be opened up for extra storage.

    Hull, Deck,

    The vessel is a converted Thames lighter,  formed from rolled steel.

    An unpowered bulk carrier used on the thames to move bulky goods like grain or coal.  She would have been towed in a raft of up to nine similar barges by a single tug.


    All electrics are 240v for domestic uk use.

    the ship is connected via a shore power lead rated at 16a.


    • Shore power inlet
    • Gangway


    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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 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. - Head office 01473 780286 - Ask about our Fixed Price Brokerage scheme.

    Additional Contact Information

    Viewing by appointment only

    Joe Taylor 07709493001