Brokerage Thames Barges for sale
85ft Thames Sailing Barge Ardwina, a timber hull and decks
Traditional spritsail rig, with wooden leeboards.
Built by Orvis & Fuller of Ipswich,1909, (the last Barge built in Ipswich).
Converted to a barge yacht in 1959, then refitted in 1970 and again in 1989/90.
Her present owners acquired her in 1980, she has been raced and sailed and was the Champion Barge in 1982. Owned by a firm of Architects she has been used for corporate events and entertaining for static events and trips on the river,
She could entertain up to 12 passengers, when sailing. when alongside (static) she cou... read more
|Price:|| £185,000 Tax Exempt|
A 80ft engineless, wooden Thames Sailing Barge, 1881. Registered in Rochester, Kent. 1882. Built for carrying a cargo of bricks from Medway to the Thames.
She crossed the Channel over to France and Holland, around the coast as far south as Southampton and Devonport.
Just re surveyed in dry dock June 2022. She has been re antifouled, All in good order.
George Smeed has been completely rebuilt / restored over last 30 plus years.
In 1922 she was rebuilt to increase her cargo carrying capacity. The present restoration was started back in 1976 to date with a continuous maintenance programme.
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|Price:|| £325,000 Tax Exempt|