Grietje is a wonderfully looked after original sailing Dutch Tjalk that has been converted into a two/three bedroom liveaboard. Built in 1898 by DREWS HOOGEZAND as a working vessel, she is an originally riveted iron hull that has been fully over platted with 6mm steel. The vessel has been drydocked in 2021, with a full 35,000 PSI blast/strip back to a WJ2 standard. She then went through a full ultrasonic underwater survey, steel welding repairs completed, full suite of 14 new anodes and finally coated with a 10 year 2pac epoxy International paint system meaning she does not need to be re slipped until 2031. The bilges have also been cleaned and resealed from the interior.
She is sold with a complete 2021 boat survey (as well as survey/service history dating back to 2004) and also the option to take on the mooring at the Embankment Marina, Gravesend.
With a keenness to keep the original lines of such a beautiful vessel, the only detraction from the original specification of the build is the fully collapsible wheel house at the stern. Outside of this, the original rigging, sails, deck equipment, mast, lee boards are all accounted for and in working order. The deck coaming has also been raised slightly to allow generous head room in the living area, but not so much it detracts from the lines.
She also comes fitted with a DAF 6 cylinder 195 HP engine that was serviced at the beginning of 2021 and was used to transport her from Gravesend to Hoo to be slipped and back again without missing a beat. The external topsides and coach roof have also benefited from full repaint recently so she is looking extremely pretty!
Internally, the barge has received a full renovation using proper insulation covered over with painted marine moisture resistant ply. Coming down from the wheel house you come into an area affectionally known as the skippers cabin that could be used as an utility space or a home office or children’s play room. A new bathroom with full height stand up shower is on your right as you move through the boat and a toilet with a heated seat! Moving further on, a fully renovated kitchen sold with all white goods including a washing machine, full size gas double oven and hobs, plenty of storage space leading into a wide open plan saloon living area. The saloon benefits from beautiful brass port holes and authentic brass skylights leaving the saloon area flooded with natural light. Forward of the mast step there is option of fitting in another bedroom before finally coming to the master cabin with has a built in queen size bed.
The barge is warmed by an oil based boiler that takes it’s feed from the fuel tank, and with 11 radiators in the system leaves the living space toasty warm even in the coldest winter months. It also benefits from a beautifully ornate log burner in the main saloon.
Grietje has been in our family since 2006, and took part in the 2012 Queen’s River Thames Pageant as one of the oldest boats on the river Thames. She has been very well looked after and cared for, and is ready to be moved onto straight away we look forward to passing over this fantastic piece of history.
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|Vessel type:||Dutch Sailing Tjalk with Engine Full Live Aboard Conversion|
|Fit Out:||Full live aboard conversion|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||22.57m|
|Hull type:||Flat bottom|
|Fuel capacity:||500 Litres|
|Water capacity:||500 Litres|
Enclosed bespoke colapsable wheel house with entry on either port or starboard side, leads you to an entry hatch and a small set of stairs. This brings you into an open room that traditionally has been used as a utility area or work from home space. Access to the very stern room of the vessel that houses the stern gland and tool/paint storage area is accessed through a set of doors underneath the wheel house.
Leading down another set of stairs you pass through a small corridor with sealed engine room on your right hand side that has access through the upper deck. Moving forward you come across the bathroom facilities on the boat including a full stand-up shower, sink and toilet.
The vessel then opens up into a completely open plan space into the saloon with fully fitted kitchen on the starboard side with long unrestricted views all the way up to the bow. Fitted brass skylight hatches plus lots of port holes bring a large amount of natural light illumination all the way through the hull.
Past the mast step you enter in the saloon snug, that could also be fitted out into another bedroom. Moving past the final forward bulkhead you come into the master bedroom.
Riveted wrought Iron plates that have been fully overplatted with 6mm steel below the water line. She has been blasted back to WJ2 standard, steel repairs surveyor identified and repaird, 14 new anondes welded on and then 5 coats of 2pac Epoxy International Paint 10 year standard.
-Steel mast and boom with Gaf rig plus additional genoa boom.
-Deck mounted A frame to act as a counter leaver to enable mast up and down, controled by an original dutch single handed deck winch.
-Large manually operated anchor winch set up for main ketch anchor with 90m worth of chain plus additional spare emergecy ketch anchor.
-Manually operated deck winch's set at the base of the mast in order to set main and genoa.
-New Engine start batteries and 12/24v Domestic batteries installed
-Engine Service for 2021 year
-Full exterior re-paint
-14 brand new anodes (7 per side) fitted to the hull
-Victorian 30 Amp Battery charger
-Lister 240V Generator in engine room
-LPG fired hot water boiler for sinks and shower with separate LPG lockable gas storage locker
-Bespoke collapsible wheel house
-Bench height fridge/ separate bench height freezer and washing machine
-Ornate log burner in living space
-LPG fired Dual oven/grill with 4 ring burner
-Main sail and Genoa with full rigging and spas
-Fully operational mast winch and A frame leaver system/ Mast cradle for when lying on deck
-Original wooden lee boards
-Dyneema mooring lines and warps
-90m worth of Anchor chain with ketch anchor and spare
-Authentic features including original steaming light/Navigations lights, working deck winches and gear.
-Full tool work storage area under the wheel house and workshop in engine room with multiple spare parts
-240v Portable battery charger
-Brand new transportable 3.5HP water pump and pipes
-Whole living area insulated and re-boarded with moisture resistant MDF
-Brand new main lighting system within the saloon
-Brand new carpets throughout wheelhouse and skippers cabin
-Renovated master saloon floor
-Renovated bathroom with new shower and toilet
-Fully fitted master bedroom with built in Queen Size Bed.
-Assortment of tools/spare brass door handles/ original light fittings etc
The vessel is powered by an DAF in line, closed circuit raw water cooled, indirect injection six-
cylinder marine diesel engine, 195 HP
Single lever control with the engine coupled to a ZF BW35 gearbox with a reduction ratio of 4:1.
500 lt fuel tank with 250 lt day tank with electornic pump across
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.