Dutch Barge Tjalk 2180

Stunning 72 Dutch steel Barge
£165,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  317627
  • Length  ·  21.95m
  • Year  ·  1923
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 120hp, fiat aifo 806M ()
  • Lying  ·  Brundall
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Steve Biggs

Extra Details

Builder Wolthuis sappemeer NL
Lying Brundall
Fuel capacity 800.0 ltr (176.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 24/06/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model fiat aifo 806M ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


Length 21.95m
Beam 4.15m
Draft Min 1.00m
Draft Max 1.00m
Airdraft 2.43m
Headroom 2.20m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 1 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

5 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

5 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


Manual windlass

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Norfolk are very pleased to be able to offer to the market this genuine Steel Dutch barge houseboat / live-aboard vessel. She is a real piece of nautical history as she is 100 years old this year having been made in 1923 in Holland.

The current owners bought her 4 years ago and sailed her across the North Sea back to Norfolk in a 16 hour trip. The 120HP 6 cyl Fiat Aifo diesel engine is clean and tidy. I am advised that she starts and runs just fine and is very economical having used about 200 litres in the trip over from Holland. She is currently winterised. She has 2 fuel tanks totalling some 800 litres capacity which give her great range capability.

The boat had been a water-based home for some 30 years before the current owners bought her. Make no mistake this is a fully working barge that can be driven anywhere she can fit, and is a wonderful waterside home that offers huge space and comfort and is fully fitted out. The owners are just about to replace all the floor coverings with wood floors and carpets so she will be perfect for the new owner.

She has full sized fridge, freezer, dishwasher all concealed in the galley, and the galley has ample workspaces, sink and 5 burner gas hob and combined full size oven grill and microwave. Opposite the galley is a lovely "L" shaped dining area with a solid wood table and plenty of space to move about and be comfortable. The galley also has huge windows allowing fantastic views of your surroundings and the large double doors open out to the massive teak decked cockpit making summer outside dining fabulous and opening up the galley to the large outside space through the magnificent "galleon stern" glazed doors.

Moving forward from the galley you step down two small steps to the cosy, but very large saloon. Seating is to starboard and storage space is to port with a focal point of the classic "Godin" art deco period stove which really sets the tone for the elegant space. The stove has all the flue installed in the wall behind its location and just needs the connection pipe fitted, to use it (which is supplied). The external chimney is also provided to use with this stove and the roof connection has a red cover cap in place. The Godin stove has not been used as the boat also has full diesel-fired wet heating to radiators. All the floors are about to have new wooden floor coverings and carpets fitted throughout so please take this into consideration when looking at the pictures. Also the heads compartment has just had new lighting fitted. This will really show how nice the heads and spacious shower room is. The electric Techma toilet is plumbed to a holding tank and the bifold shower door maximises the useful space in what is a very good sized heads area.

Opposite the large heads and shower is a good sized cabin that converts from a single or day cabin to a double and has its own sizeable storage space. This cabin is awaiting a new mattress which will be included in the sale. Finally at the forward end is the huge full headroom master cabin. This has the bed forward under the foredeck and under the pitched hatch, so you can lay in bed and look at the stars. It is a wonderful and cosy space that is the full width of this impressive vessel and also offers large built in storage.

The boat has a current Boat Safety Certificate to march 2024. The outside superstructure was all re-painted late in 2022 and she is a genuine rare example of a true Dutch steel barge home. The current owners had her fully surveyed in 2019 which is available to the new owner. She also has a good history and document package making this a stand out example of her type and a floating home that is sure to please and turn heads.

For full details please go to
Norfolk Boatshed

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 years

Why are you selling her?

not using with current family circumstances

Where have you sailed her?

Holland, North Sea, Norfolk broads

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