30m Dutch Klipper Steel Sailing Barge, House boat

Price Details

Price: £95,000 Offers in the region of
Location: nr Colchester, Essex GB
Make: Dutch Steel Klipper Barge
Year: 1906
Condition: Good overall condition, a huge conversion project which is incomplete.

Boat Name: Twee Gebroeders

Category: Power,
Class: House Boats


Twee Gebroeders’ [TG] was constructed in 1906 of riveted steel and is a typical Dutch Klipper sailing barge. The vessel was lengthened to 38m during her commercial life as a motor barge. Bought by her current owner as a decommissioned inland cargo barge in 1997 with a length of 38m. In 2003 returned to Holland for shortening to a length of approx 30m. She has a conventional layout for a Klipper barge, with fore peak containing the chain locker and two equally sized cabin spaces. The large cargo area extends all the way to the original crew accommodation. Engine room and utility areas below aft deck which is now covered with a wheel house. TG is a massively spacious vessel with equally substantial potential for the completion of the current conversion to a spacious and comfortable liveaboard. The current owner has already invested substantially in the conversion to date,and installed a range of high quality services, tankage, hull insulation and an extensive galley, with white goods, equipment and storage space the envy of Ideal Home magazine. Externally the barge has been extensively painted with primer and base coats, including epoxy foundations. The potential of the vessel contrasts to the respectable asking price.


Nominal Length: 30m
Length Overall: 29.50m

Beam: 5.10m
Draft: 1.50m
Max Draft: 1.50m


Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 15hp
Number of Engines: 1

Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Passenger Capacity: 10


Hull Material: Steel
Hull Design: Displacement


Engine: SCANIA, 6 cylinder diesel engine, indirect water cooled with dry exhaust.

Rating approx: 150 hp Serial number: unknown.  Gearbox: Capitol, hydraulic type with oil cooler. Engine solidly mounted, gearbox output onto tail shaft through traditionally packed stern gland. Morse type controls for throttle and gearbox.
Shaft driven

Steering: Wheel  Rudder Configuration: The vessel is twin rudder steered with a helm winch via chain and shafts onto a quadrant mounted on top of the rudder shafts.
Hull Structure Riveted steel hull built with lap and butt joint shell plating on L-section heavy frames. Originally built to a good standard.

HULL STRUCTURE : 1 The shell plate is built up in traditional fashion with a central keel plate (A), an inner and outer garboard strake each side (B), sharply rounded bilge plates outboard (C) and two sheer strake vertical plates (D) above, all lap riveted longitudinally and transversely on angle frame section. 2 The vessel has a double / cargo welded steel floor fitted throughout the fore peak, main hold and the utility room. In the utility room aft is a small cut out to allow access for bilge inspection.
Bathrooms:1     Heads:2
Other Information

The barge accommodation has yet to be defined, but the hold has been divided into large spaces on three levels so far, with polished flooring and wall insulation. The main saloon has a large galley fitted with high quality work surfaces and units. It has been separated from the living area with a low level divider, providing for a large studio style galley/ main saloon. Holds fore and aft provide for cabins and recreational space. A fitted bath and shower room with heads is complemented by an additional luxury heads aft.
Internal Equipment
Hot Water: Magaflow hot water cylinder/system – big capacity Also:Electric Bilge Pump, Dishwasher, Oven, Microwave Oven, Marine Head, Electric Head, Refrigerator, Deep Freezer
Other Information 2 x electric bilge pumps, one in main bilge and the 2nd in the engine room. AEG halogen 4 hob stove. Water pump plus a spare 24v water pressure pump. Dishwasher – 6 place. Large refrigerator. 2 x cold / hot drawers. 2 x marine electric heads

Electrical Equipment
Generator:13 KVA generator – single and 3 phase Also:Shore Power Inlet, Inverter

Deck Equipment/Extras
Windlass: Manual  Anchor:3
Other Information: The vessel is equipped with two stockless Hall type anchor stowed in hawse pipes on the bow. The anchors are from her commercial days and are adequate for this size vessel.Anchor chains supply each and are in good condition, A ketch anchor connected to a steel wire cable and controlled with a small manual winch is installed on the SB stern.
Disclaimer: No guarantee is given or implied with regards to specification but descriptions are given in good faith. All vessels sold without warranty or condition to fitness either expressed or implied by status or otherwise. We are relying on information supplied to us by a third party. M.J. Lewis advises that a qualified independent surveyor carries out a full out of water survey.