50ft Steel Dutch Motor Barge

Price Details

Price: £60,000 GBP  (All contents and gear included)
Location: Ramsholt, Nr. Woodbridge Suffolk
Condition: A refitted and refurbished mobile live aboard motor barge.
Category: Power
Class: Steel Dutch Mussel Cutter, converted to mobile house boat, motor barge
Keel Type: Long  shallow keel.   Cruising Speed: 4 knots  Number of Engines: 1


50ft Steel motor barge, ex mussel cutter. narrow beamed hull – Shallow draft
She has been converted and is now used as a permanent live aboard vessel.
Single double cabin.  She would be an ideal option for the continuous cruising.


Length Overall: 15.24m
Length Of Deck: 14.63m
Length At Water Line: 13.72m

Beam: 2.29m
Draft: 1.22m
Air draft of 2.5m (minus the derrick gib)


Hull Material: Steel Riveted & welded, a considerable amount of over-plating
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots

Fuel Type: diesel  Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive 70hp Dutch diesel engine

Engine sited under the wheelhouse. Large heavy duty batteries new in 2017

In 2017,  she was last out of the water for a refit.

Hull was blasted back to bare. An epoxy paint system was used on her ( life expectancy of 7-10 years) , she required some minor metal work repairs and replating:  She had a general tidy up/refit/engine serviced, new batteries. She underwent  a  hull thickness and condition survey…..


Berths: 1 x Double berth in the fore peak
Cabins:  wheelhouse. galley saloon, double cabin and heads with bath.

A Bimini type canvas awning over a frame on the open aft deck. The helm,  wheel steering from the enclosed wheelhouse. Her flared counter stern creates a good open space for a terrace/ garden,  Side decks with a step up onto the fore deck.
Accommodation –  Contents of furniture and fittings all included in her sale. Entrance from aft decking into enclosed wheelhouse. Washing machine sited here .

Good headroom of 6ft 4ins,  more in the saloon. Going forward through the new galley with single stainless steel sink, hot and cold pressurised water system

a gas cooker, double burner with oven and grill and a small electric/gas fridge, stowage cupboards above and worksurface, tiled splash back.  Clothes airer dryer.

Steps down into the hold, the saloon.  Stowage cupboards line the sides of the hull,  a solid fuel stove for heating on the aft bulkhead between saloon and the galley, open hatch through to galley.

Forward through bulkhead to a double cabin with small wardrobe, glazed hatch to the fore deck.

Bathroom with hip bath, hot and cold pressurised water with shower head and hose, washbasin and “heads”, electric toilet  in the fore peak.

Accommodation has been foam insulated in the “heads” and forward cabin. Planked wooden cabin sole throughout.

12v cabin lighting.

Fire extinguishers, fire blanket.


Solar panel, water tank, chimney and gas bottles all stowed on coach roof.
A derrick, with mast and boom, deck stepped in a tabernacle on the coach roof.

Navigation Equipment: Wheel steering.  Deck light boxes with navigation lights, Steaming light on communication mast.

Radio aerial, gangway, fenders and warps. Safety rails around the deck. Horn.