Miles & Barr Commercial are delighted to bring to market this turn-key business opportunity. It was fully restored from 2002 to 2007, with further updates made by the current owner in 2018 including a full exterior repaint, electrics supply overhaul and re-furnishing. Interior updates 2020 during Covid lockdown - Farrow & Ball Hague blue. The barge would make an ideal live-aboard or holiday home, or could continue in its current guise as an Airbnb destination.
Engine(s) & Electrical:
General Motors 165HP, 6 cylinder inboard diesel. Built in 1980 & overhauled in 2001. Serial number: 6A . Fuel capacity: 90 gallons. Maximum speed: 10kts. 4 batteries (new in 2017) charged from the engine. Double shore power supply. 240v battery charger. 2 inverters. Fischer-Panda diesel generator.
Accommodation & Below Deck:
Double berth in the forward cabin with en-suite bathroom (basin, shower, 12v toilet), bunk beds in the saloon (can be curtained off), single settee berth in the saloon, 2m headroom throughout (1.7m in the wheelhouse), spray-foam insulation throughout, full size dining table, main bathroom with shower, basin, 12v toilet), diesel-fed central heating, diesel-fed aga (new in 2015), galley sink, 80 gallon holding tank, fridge, freezer, microwave, 340 gallon water capacity.
Deck & Canvas:
Anchor, anchor windlass, galvanised handrail around the deck, davits, 3 opening ports, warps, fenders, 2 deck lockers, boathook, TV aerial.
Navigation & Safety:
Radar reflector, chart plotter, Raymarine gps, log/speed indicator, vhf, Raymarine ssb radio, clock, barometer, navigation lights, 6 man liferaft, 2 floating lights, 2 adult lifejackets, 2 childs lifejackets, foghorn, 3 fire extinguishers, first ait kit, lifebouy, 2 bilge pumps.
Mooring in Sandwich Town centre
New anodes and hull painted below the waterline in 2016.
Full out of the water survey 2020
The historic Medieval market town of Sandwich, is named after the eighteenth century aristocrat, The Fourth Earl Of Sandwich, John Montagu, he requested that his staff bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, with others then ordering “The same as Sandwich”. A museum is now housed within the Guildhall which was built in 1579, it is possible to see the Magna Carta here along with the sister document the Charter Of The Forest dating from 1300, not far from the distinctive Toll Gate are the Salutation Gardens designed in 1912 by Sir Edwin Lutyens, a beautiful garden and place for afternoon tea. This quaint town is one of the Cinque Ports and is situated on the River Stour with water-based communities both upstream and downstream including a seal colony which can be viewed from vessels in the estuary where the river meets Pegwell Bay. Famous Golf Courses include Royal St Georges and Princes where the British Open Tournament has been held on a couple of occasions, the area is also hugely important for migrating birds with the British Trust for Ornithology operating from their base at Sandwich Bay which is within the desirable residential private estate. Sandwich town is made up of often narrow streets with excellent examples of timber framed buildings, to the extent that Strand Street has the longest unbroken stretch of such buildings in England. This charming town feels like a village and has a real sense of community and a quieter pace of life where independent retail can still be found.