Tjalk 38ft Dutch Barge

BSS Until 2025!
£29,950.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  301501
  • Length  ·  11.60m
  • Year  ·  1915
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 42hp, Mercedes OM636 4 cylinder (1960)
  • Lying  ·  Worcestershire
Boatshed Bristol
Boatshed Bristol
Boatshed Bristol Team

Extra Details

Designer Tjalk
Lying Worcestershire
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 42hp
Engine make and model Mercedes OM636 4 cylinder (1960)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 11.60m
Beam 2.32m
Draft Max 0.61m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

On board heads is a cassette variety

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Cockpit shower

On board heads is a cassette variety

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


1 anchors

Nav Equipment


Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys

Fire extinguishers and smoke alarm

Broker's Comments

A Dutch barge is a traditional flat-bottomed shoal-draught barge, originally used to carry cargo in the shallow waterways of Netherlands. There were many types of Dutch barges built, the "Tjalk" was the more "heavily built" version with an upright stern that would have originally had a tiller to steer with.

This Tjalk has been converted to a comfortable home and has had several upgrades in the last 18 months:

- New interior designed layout and interiors
- Updated internal and external paint
- Fully functioning kitchen with new appliances: hob, oven, sink & tap, fridge
- Lower living space which can accommodate a double bed if required
- TV connection points installed
- Built in toilet with shower adapter
- Coal/wood burner built in
- Ample storage space with additional space under floor

Flexible design provides everything for a single person or couple looking for a small home or pied a terre for city working. An ideal base for city living or leisure access straight onto the River Severn & surrounding Canal system.

The boat has recently been granted her safety certificate and has had her Mercedes 4 cylinder engine fully overhauled along with work to the hull.

Her current owners are hoping her new owners will enjoy her as much as they have, and make many new memories!

BSS certified until 23rd Feb 2025!

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

This Tjalk 38ft Dutch Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Boatshed Representative of Boatshed Bristol. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

18 months

Why are you selling her?

We have not been able to get back and enjoy her as much as originally planned, therefore we would like to give someone else the opportunity, she's a great happy boat.

Where have you sailed her?

London Canal System, River Thames, & River Severn

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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