Will Higgs

Imperial Dorset

+44 (0) 7904 613925

Barge - Berkeley Barge

51 feet
Tax Status

This Berkeley Barge is a 51ft Live-aboard designed for touring inland rivers and canals but also capable of channel crossings to access the Continental waterways and coastal passages (RCD Category C).  This example is 51 feet long and is currently arranged with a separate double cabin, Large heads and shower room, cozy saloon with multifuel burner and a bright airy wheelhouse.  She is 90% complete ready for her owner to choose their required finishings.  Bespoke builds can also be undertaken with custom interior layout and bespoke fit out.  New boats are available on approximately an 18 week turnaround from laying down a keel. 

This barge is Category C and can be used for coastal cruising and channel crossings, she is extremely well built and appears light throughout with lots and lots of natural daylight with the innovative Sky Windows.

The layout can be changed easily as the internal bulkhead and wheelhouse style bathroom is fitted but is now ready for the finishing touches . Her interior is being completed and.She is fully water ready, the keep it simple ethos means that all systems are easy to operate and maintain. Large fuel tanks are fitted with a Diesel Boiler feed out to enable heating to radiators. In addition there is a hearth and a stove, though this too can be changed to a customers final spec. This barge, is finished and is water ready subject to customer spec and the internal fit out is at your choice, either as a self finish or it can be finished at the yard. This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a brand new barge that is water ready.  We can assist with locating a mooring if required and part finance may be available subject to status.


Title Barge : 6971260
Boat Name
Location Lowestoft
Yacht Type Power
Boat Length Measure Nominal 51 feet
Length Measure Overall 51
Beam Measure 11 feet
Dry Weight Measure
Water Tank Capacity Measure
Hull Material Steel
Maximum Speed
Fuel Type Diesel
Total Engine Power Quantity 90.0 hp
Number of Berths
Number of Cabins
Maximum Passengers

Additional Information

The vessel is of barge style, similar in appearance to a traditional continental river boat and is constructed from butt-welded plate steel onto longitudinal and transverse internal frames.

The craft is designed and built as a vessel capable of making way under her own power. As such, the engine compartment was fitted with engine frames and a stern tube for the propeller shaft.  This barge would make an excellent liveaboard, perfect for cruising the inland waterways of the UK and Europe and capable of making the associated offshore passages in between.  She would also suit life as a house boat and would make a spacious and stylish bankside residence. 

The hull was originally laid down in steel in 2013, the current owner / builder has continued the fit out to a high standard of workmanship and she is now ready for commissioning to suit individual taste and requirements.  A prospective buyer can expect the vessel to be ready to launch within 10 weeks of the completion  of sale
Construction:  The chined, full displacement hull design promotes strength and stability whilst the wide beam carries her interior volume through almost the full length of the hull maximising the accommodation below decks.

Overall Dimensions:

Length Overall 15.25m

Beam 3.40m

Estimated Draught 0.84m

Height of Sheerline from Chine 1.48m


Will Higgs

Imperial Dorset

+44 (0) 7904 613925

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