Dutch Barge Klipperaak

With residential mooring
  • Boat REF#  ·  276017
  • 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
Engine spares

Sterngland repacked and greased (2019)
Hydraulic gearbox 3:1
2 x starter batteries, 5 x leisure batteries


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


Wood spars (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - (unknown year)

2 x staysails (1x white, 1 x tan)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 7 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 (2017)
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


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

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

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(Stockless and Danforth)
dinghy (unknown year)
4hp outboard, Yamaha (unknown year)
1 x winch used for anchor and mast
Anchor chain
1 x kedge anchor

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Fish Finder
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

1 x smoke and CO alarm
5 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

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 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 bath, 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 and the engine itself provides plenty of power for cruising and manouvereing the boat.

This barge would make a comfortable cruising platform, home or holiday opportunity and 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, with the sale and although the boat is pictured out of the water a berth is available.

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

This Dutch Barge Klipperaak has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Change of lifestyle.

Where have you sailed her?

Holland, France, Thames

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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