Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge

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25.91m (85'0")



Underwater profile


River Deben

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Extra Details

Builder Ex Coal Lighter
Lying River Deben


LOA 25.91m (85'0")
Beam 4.60m (15'1")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Other
Finish Bitumen finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Accommodation Comprises:-


Rear Deck
Access via gangway from the jetty, spacious deck area with entrance door featuring porthole window.

Entrance Hall
Large built in utility cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and shelved storage area.

Family Bathroom
Double glazed window, three piece white suite comprising of a low level macerator WC, pedestal basin and panel bath with shower over, tiled flooring and part tiled walls, electric immersion providing hot water.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.48m (14' 8") x 3.94m (12' 11")
Solid oak flooring, range of fitted wall and base units with work surfaces, inset stainless steel one and half bowl sink and drainer, two fitted ovens, fitted gas hob, tiled splashbacks, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, exposed studwork ceiling, two double glazed windows to sides, large floor to ceiling picture window to side with views over the river, built in storage cupboard.

Living Room 6.90m (22' 8") x 4.00m (13' 1")
Spacious open plan layout, two double glazed windows to sides, double glazed sliding doors leading to rear deck, solid oak flooring, feature cast iron wood-burner with tiled hearth and wooden mantle, shelved recess area, exposed stud-wood ceiling.

Fore Deck
Views over the river, terrace area.


Bedroom One 5.70m (18' 8") x 4.92m (16' 2")
Two double glazed windows to both sides, walk in wardrobe, inset spotlighting, access hatch to upper deck.

Ensuite Shower Room
Three piece white suite comprising of a low level macerator WC, shower cubicle and pedestal wash basin, tiled flooring, double glazed window to side

Forward Store Area
Internal storage space.

Bedroom Two 4.93m (16' 2") x 2.37m (7' 9")
Double glazed window to side, rear cabin storage space, inset spotlights.

Bedroom Three 3.50m (11' 6") x 2.23m (7' 4")
Double glazed window to side, wooden clad walls, inset spotlighting.

Bedroom Four 3.40m (11' 2") x 2.19m (7' 2")
Double glazed window to side, wooden clad walls.

4 burner gas cooker

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Situated in stunning position on a beautiful Suffolk river this is a beautifully presented converted coal lighter . This spacious houseboat boasts an enviable layout with accommodation set out over two decks along with fore & rear decks with picturesque views over the river.

Offering four good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom & ensuite shower room, open plan living room and fitted kitchen/breakfast room along with ample storage.

Parking for two cars is situated in the boatyard across the footpath and access to fantastic walks along the riverbank. The mooring is provided by the boatyard and a monthly mooring fee is payable in the region of £400 which is inclusive of water.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Houseboat Thames Lighter Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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