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Charming Humber Keel - Barge no9

Feb 14th, 2022 at 13:56   Real Estate   Rochester   90 views

185,000 £

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Location: Rochester
Price: 185,000 £

Premier Houseboats are pleased to present barge no 9, a sympathetic conversion of a Humber Keel offering surprising space and lots of character that creates an almost country cottage feel.

The accommodation of barge no 9 flows nicely, with superb head height throughout, beautiful flooring and many classic features. There is gas central heating throughout, and a good mixture of portholes and skylights providing plenty of natural light.

Entering via the galley, this charming room offers plenty of storage and work surface, as well as a gas oven and fridge. Steps lead down to the saloon, an extremely spacious family area that benefits from portholes, skylights, and a multifuel stove that is a fantastic focal point. Back from the saloon on one side is a study area with plenty of shelving, the other side is a utility area that houses the Alde gas boiler, and has room for a washer/dryer and freezer. There is also room for this to be used as a cloakroom as well.

A corridor leads from the lounge to the bathroom, which has a bath with shower attatchment, hand basin and portable cassette toilet. There are three good sized double bedrooms, all with a mixture of sky lights and portholes, and all with a good amount of storage.

Externally Barge no 9 is in excellent condition and offers a good amount of deck space, with some stunning views across the river Medway and Kent countryside.

Barge no 9 was taken out of the water in 2018 where the hull was completely replated below the waterline , and painted with 2 pac epoxy. The superstructure was also completely repainted, with the roof done again in 2021 using Dulux Metalshield, and again in October 2022.

Barge no 9 is an extremely well maintained example of a converted Humber keel, and can be a family home offering fantastic space, charming character and secure surroundings.


Vessel name: Barge No 9

Condition: good

Vessel type: Humber Keel

Builder: Harkers

Constructed: 1906

Refitted: 2018

Berths: 6

Cabins: 3

Heads: 1

No. of engines: 1

Engine model: Lister JP3

Engine power: 35

Fuel type: Diesel

Length over all: 61' 6"

Beam: 15' 6"

Maximum draft: 3' 8"

Hull material: Steel

Hull type: Flat



Premier Houseboats offers the details of this advert in good faith as it was presented by the seller or his representative but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the described item within this advert. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. The Item described within this advert is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Details

For Sale By Agency
Property Type Houseboat/Parking/Other Properties
Rooms 3
Bathroom 1