10m Zeeschouw, Dutch Steel sailing barge, 1979

   Out for a “Jolly”  September 3rd 2023

Price Details

Asking Price: £28,500 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex  GB
Make: Dutch Cruising Sailing Barge. Year: 1979
Condition: Good, continually maintained and painted
Category: Traditional sail with auxiliary power
Class: Zeeschouw
Keel Type: Flat bottomed with leeboards.


A 10m Traditional Dutch design of sailing barge, built new in 1979 in Holland,
Traditional Gaff rigged with leeboards. Shallow drafted ( less than metre).
Ideal for cruising around in the shallow Estuaries and rivers. Well fitted out accommodation.



Nominal Length: 10m
Length Overall: 11.05m

Beam: 3.65m
Draft: 0.64m      Max Draft: 2.00m
Air Draft: 12m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 225lts
Water Tank Capacity: 200lts
Displacement: 9.00Tonnes
Cruising Speed: 4kts
Engine Power: 32hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4



Builder: Huitema Shipyard, Netherlands
Designer: & Builders: Huitema Shipyard, Netherlands
Boat Name: Schelvis

Hull Design: Hard chined, welded steel hull decks and housing.
Hull Speed: 6knts


Engine Description: Thorneycroft, 4 cylinder, diesel engine, 215 hours of use.
2008, new engine installed.
Engine located under the cockpit sole. Electric start from battery. Fresh water cooled.
Last serviced in October 2021, Oil change 2022. Stainless steel fuel tank.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Welded steel, square chine, flat bottomed hull with a keel.
Steel decks, steel superstructure.
All paint finished. Open aft cockpit. Wheel steering from the aft deck. Transom hung rudder and emergency extendable tiller. Wooden leeboards.


A generous open aft cockpit with  wooden topped stowage locker/ bench seating.
A varnished timber and glazed, aft bulkhead into the accommodation. Several opening portlights throughout the cabin accommodation.
A half glazed companionway door with a set of steps, a sliding hatch over.
Good headroom over the galley set to port @ 6ft reducing to 5ft in the forepeak.

Forward is a “U” shaped seating around a dining table (4th bunk). Galley sink electric water pump and a gas hob, (2 x 3.9ltr gas bottles stowed in vented cockpit locker. )

Electric Cool box fridge. To starboard a Navigation station with chart table, stowage and navigation gear.
Under the mast deck. A new Reflex stove was installed 2019 with a separate fuel tank, opposite a separate heads compartment.

A large wash sink with shower hose fitting.  Hot and Cold water.
The Fore cabin, a double berth to port, plus a single berth opposite, stowage cupboards beneath the bunks.

Glazed fore hatch over the berth. Exit to Fore deck.  Carpeted throughout, purpose built Dutch styled fixtures and fittings.
Water tanks replaced, a Jabsco sea toilet recently installed.


Manual anchor windlass
2 x sheet winches
Fenders and warps. Barge pole

Leeboards with pully block lifting system


Sails: Carries a traditional gaff mainsail, Barge rig with bowsprit.
White fore sail, Tan main sail. Jib, all Dutch made. A light weather Reaching Jib made new by North Sea Sails. Traditional wooden blocks and tackle.
A solid wooden deck stepped varnished mast, in painted steel tabernacle.
Wooden gaff and boom. A fixed wooden bowsprit
Stainless steel standing rigging, Hempex synthetic running rigging.

Navigation Equipment:

A new Plastimo compass (not installed)
Hand held compass.
Helm wheel, hydraulic steering with ancillary tiller. .
33lbs Bruce Anchor with 40 fathoms of chain
Navigation lights LED’s
Mast head light

Navigation chart table.
2 x Crew Saver lifejackets. Grab rails on coach roof.

Exterior refit in progress May- June 2023.  An all paint  and varnished finish.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company 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.