26.5m Steel Motor Barge, flat bottomed

Price Details  Priced to sell “AS IS, WHERE IS “

Price: £55,000 GBP
Location: Maldon, Essex. GB
Year: 1902
Condition: functional
Category: Commercial
Class: Barge
Keel Type: Shallow flat bottomed


ex-Dutch commercial:  26m decommissioned Dutch freight and dredging barge. Originally build as a sailing barge in 1902 in Hamburg, Germany.
Converted to motor freight barge and equipped with digger for loading
and dredging operations. Re-engined with 360hp Cummins in 2014.
Last surveyed out of water for commercial certification, date unknown. Lapsed 2014.
Length Hull: 26.92m    Beam: 5.32m   Draft not measured
Original Hull Structure Material and Thickness:
All riveted steel hull built with butt and lap joint shell plating on L-section
frames. Originally built to a good standard.
Assumed original hull thickness: Bottom: 8mm  Lower sides: 7mm  Upper sides: 10mm


Nominal Length: 26m
Length Overall: 26.92m

Beam: 5.32 m
Draft: 1.70 m
Air Draft: 12.00 m
Max Draft: 1.70 m


Displacement: 104tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 360hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1

Boat Name: Bertha


Hull Material: Steel
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8 knots


Engine Model: Cummins
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: The steering system has been freed and lubricated, found working
adequately and without undue friction. Wheel steering from wheel house /bridge.
Cummins 360hp. The engine has been tried and tested. The engine worked satisfactorily during a 1 hour test run in gear in the docks 2015.
Bought over fron Holland and since has been used as a work boat for dredging and re piling of Boatyard pontoons.
Spares and lubrication for engine and machinery are carried.
The vessel is equipped with two generators.
The main engine batteries have been renewed and have been successfully charged via the engine.
The hatch covers have been secured and the vessel has been made sea and weather tight.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive

Equipment: An anchor winch as been freed and tested.
Navigation Equipment:

Navigation lights and equipment are present and working.
VHF radio and a chart plotter with GPS

Safety Equipment:

The vessel carries two manual bilge pumps located in the engine room and
two portable 240 V submersible bilge pumps.
Fire fighting equipment is provided and is adequate in size and
4 person life raft and life jackets for all crew members.

A coastal set of flares, a tow line and safety lines.