Dutch Barge Klipperaak With Gaff Rigged Staysail

Attractive cruising Liveaboard
  • Boat REF#  ·  325745
  • Length  ·  19.80m
  • Year  ·  1884
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 65hp, BMC/Perkins 3.8l 4 cylinder (1998)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Lying Essex
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 19/05/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 65hp
Engine make and model BMC/Perkins 3.8l 4 cylinder (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Sterngland repacked (2021) and greased (2019)
Hydraulic gearbox 3:1
New Vetus Intelligent Battery Charger installed, suitable for all batteries (February 2023)
New batteries (February 2023)


Length 19.80m
Beam 4.20m
Draft Min 0.80m
Draft Max 1.10m
Headroom 1.85m
Storage Ashore


Wood spars ()


Reefing mainsail - ()

Has a Gaff rigged staysail
2 x staysails (1x cream, 1x blood red)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Drop skeg
Bilge keels fitted
Plated from side to side from Chines
Construction: Rivetted Iron, lap and butt joints, L section frame
Hull puddle iron and overplated 6mm (2020), all checked and intact (2023)
Concrete ballast
1x diesel day tank, 2 x diesel tanks, linked
Water tanks cleaned and treated (2017)
Folding wheelhouse and mast drops
4 coats of 2 pack Jotamastic 87&90 to hull
All seacocks replaced (2021)
Anodes fitted (2021)


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Rinnai gas water heater
Custom built woodburner, with heat exchanger system
3 x radiators
Potential for an immersion heater
Diesel heater installed (2022)
New wet a dry shower pump (February 2023)

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Rinnai gas water heater
Custom built woodburner, with heat exchanger system
3 x radiators
Potential for an immersion heater
Diesel heater installed (2022)
New wet a dry shower pump (February 2023)

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Stockless and Danforth)
dinghy ()
5hp outboard, Yamaha ()
1 x winch used for anchor and mast
Anchor chain
1 x kedge anchor
Foldable passerelle

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

NASA marine depth
New standard Horizon Chartplotter with charts
New ICOM VHF DSC (2023)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

1 x smoke alarm
5 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Engine room bilge pump serviced (2022)

Broker's Comments

We are pleased to present this attractive Klipperaak, which is rich in history, style and comfort, perfect for cruising and as a liveaboard. The owner has invested significant time and finance into this barge, which offers a well presented and charming vessel.

The spacious deck allows for ease of boat handling, providing a versatile platform for entertainment and space for additional stowage of items. Moving inside, the inviting wheelhouse has large folding windows, giving plenty of light with panoramic views, stunning woodwork and comfortable seating.

The interior provides a great volume of accommodation with three separate cabins and an open plan galley and saloon. The private and character filled aft cabin (which is accessed from the wheelhouse), is in-keeping with the traditional feel of this vessel and includes a berth, basin and stowage.

Going forward from the wheelhouse there is an open plan, refurbished and thoughtfully designed galley with plenty of room to prepare and enjoy meals. Further forward into the saloon, the new multifuel stove, featuring copper pipework detail, ties the saloon together adding a cosy yet bright and modern feel.

Moving forward from the saloon, passing stylish cupboards along the corridor, into the separate heads with the luxury of a newly installed shower and toilet. Forward of the heads is another separate cabin having a blend of traditional yet modern design with potential to also be used as a study.

Aft, and also accessible from the galley, can be found the spacious engine room. This space provides for ease of engine operation with the engine itself providing plenty of power for cruising and manoeuvring the boat.

This barge would make a comfortable cruising platform, home or holiday opportunity, which also comes with a residential mooring.

If you would like to know any more or organise a personal viewing, please contact our office and we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note: The owner has offered to include all of the furniture and kitchenware.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

Holland, France, Thames

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