Thames Dutch Built Tug Houseboat

Rented Residential Mooring
  • Boat REF#  ·  277634
  • Length  ·  14.14m
  • Year  ·  1931
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Suzzanne McDonald

Extra Details

Lying Medway, Kent
Water capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Length 14.14m
Beam 3.75m
Draft Min 1.62m
Draft Max 1.62m
Displacement 23,000kg (50,715.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: shore power


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

This vessel is currently in the process of being painted outside.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

Bright and airy accommodation and well laid out. Currently there are two berths. However the saloon would lend itself to a sofa bed for occasional guests.

4 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Bright and airy accommodation and well laid out. Currently there are two berths. However the saloon would lend itself to a sofa bed for occasional guests.

4 burner propane Stove

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a vessel steeped in history.
(Taken from the website)
She was built in 1931 as a tug by T. van Duijvendijk of Lekkerkerk, Holland for a British owner. She is a vessel of iron riveted construction and her present engine is a diesel by Parr and Dunwoody installed in1954.
Her first owners were John Henry Crisp of London. Following this she had a variety of owners including the Admiralty in 1942, providing port services in the South Atlantic and then for the Ministry of War Transport serving in West Africa. She eventually returned home in 1945 to work the Thames once again. In 1954 she was involved in the transfer of CUTTY SARK to her purpose built dry dock at Greenwich. Finally coming out of commercial service in the 1980s,
Since then she has been converted to a liveaboard. The engine has been removed to provide better living accommodation. You can enjoy her lines and the vintage feeling she has. She currently benefits from being moored on a residential mooring at a very reasonable rent.

This Thames Dutch Built Tug Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

9 years

Why are you selling her?

Moved out of the area

Where have you sailed her?

N/A Houseboat

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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