24m Dutch Barge, Hasselter Aak houseboat,1904


Price Details

Price: £160,000 GBP
Location: Althorne, Essex GB, River Crouch
Make: Dutch Barge  Hasselter Aak
Year: 1904
Condition: Well maintained
Category:  House Boats
Keel:  Flat bottomed  welded and riveted metal.


24m Dutch metal barge, 1904. a Hasselter Aak fully converted to a live aboard property.  She has many original features and is found to be a very comfortable spacious mobile home, engineless.
Vessel dry docked, October 2018,  surveyed, metal thickness tested and re epoxy painted. The topsides repainted and a considerable amount of metal plating work to the underwater surface was carried out. , All documented. The anodes replaced and a new outlet valve for the sanitation services.  The decks and accommodation painted .

The accommodation below, there are three cabins 1 x double 1 x twin and 1 x single.  The old day cabin has been opened up and is integral with the saloon and open-plan galley. There is extensive space throughout the accommodation for both living and working. The Aft cabin is presently used as an artist’s studio/ workshop.

The present owners converted and completely refitted the barge 20 years , installing innovative energy efficient systems and environmentally friendly solutions to her domestic services ( The hull is foam insulated throughout, secondary glazing at all the portlights and she has is  a Microphor marine sanitation plant ( No requirement for pump out facility)

The barge is engine-less, mobile, having been towed around to different berths in different marinas over the past 20 years. Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.  She offers a unique floating home with the ability to relocate whenever required.

Viewing Highly recommended. Recently moved onto a mooring at Bridgemarsh Marina, Althorne Essex,0.3kms from the nearest rail station to London via Wickford.


Length Overall: 24.10m    80ft  Approx

Beam: 4.65 m                      15ft      ,,
Draft: 1.60 m                        5ft       ,,
Air Draft: 3.35 m                11ft      ,,
Holding Tank Capacity: 3 cubic m
Water Tank Capacity: 1000 litres
Displacement: 72tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots  ( Under tow)  All measurement are approximations….


Berths: 4 +1  A Twin,  a double cabin and a small single aft.
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2

Entrance from aft deck down compaionway steps into a large saloon and day cabin. A solid fuel stove is centrally sited. An integral galley, full width of the barge. Through access fire door to forward cabins. Galley has an induction hob and a combination microwave oven, pressurised hot and cold water system.  double sink and drainer , free flowing pump out. small electric  fridge freezer. Individual electric wall heaters.

In the aft end of the vessel is a studio/ artists workshop, it has limited headroom, could also be used as a small single cabin.
Guest cabin has 2 x large hanging wardrobes and twin single berths.
Family Bathroom with a full standing shower in the bath, an electric toilet and wash basin. Electric heated towel rail.
Master cabin has a large double bed vanity units/ dressers on both sides of the bed. Access steps out through a deck hatch. Its ensuite has an electric toilet, a wash basin. A clothes airer, washing machine and drier.
The vessel is in good decorative order. All services are functional and well maintained. 240v mains circuit throughout.
The forepeak is separated by a watertight bulkhead. Own companionway steps in here there is the sanitation system and Bosun’s locker.


Builtin the Netherlands, 1904
Boat Name: Adriannus Johannes – ADJO

Engine Description: There is no engine.


Welded and riveted iron and steel construction. hard chined flat bottomed.
Twin bladed rudder, wheel steering from aft deck.

Welded and rivetted iron and steel construction. Iron hull, decks and superstructure is steel plate.
Twin bladed rudder, wheel steering from aft deck. communication mast.
New over plating added to her underwater hull September 2018.
Vessel re surveyed and metal thickness tested, reports available. All sound.
She also qualifies as a VAT exempt vessel.
Decks and coach roof and hatches are all of steel and painted.
Companionway entrance steps accessed via the aft deck.
The whole interior has been converted for accommodation
Good standing headroom 6ft 6ins plus throughout apart from the aft cabin reduces to approx 5ft 7ins.


Communication mast.
Manual windlass
10.00m (32’10”) of chain
30.00m (98’5″) of warp
1 x Fisherman’s anchor
3 x Danforth anchor
Mooring warps