Historic houseboat up for auction

first_imgA fully refurbished 1909 Dutch barge, Transporteur, now serving as a very stylish houseboat on The Thames is offered in an online auction with SDL Auctions in partnership with the Hampton office of London and Surrey estate agent Jezzards.Moored at Platts Eyot, close to Hampton, the barge now offers contemporary modern living in an historic vessel. It has three bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen and modern bathroom and is offered with a starting price of £220,000.Jason Lee, national sales manager at SDL Auctions, said, “This is certainly an unusual lot and the vendor has created a marvellous modern living area within an historic barge.”Transporteur was a dry cargo carrying barge the plied the Dutch coast and canals until the 1960s. Originally powered by a 1909 single cylinder Kromhout, it now has a 15 litre 4Lw Gardner engine.In addition, the hold had 20 lift off roof panels replaced at a cost of £10,000 in 2008 and, in 2017 it had a full high quality refit including internal and external painting in excess of £45,000. It now has its Boat Safety Certificate in place.The mooring at Platts Eyot is ideally placed within walking distance of Hampton village and a mainline station. It is offered freehold and has a total floor area of 581 sq ft.houseboat historic houseboat houseboat auction online auction auction The Thames Dutch barge 2018-09-21The Negotiator Related articles Agents invited to free webinar on MMoA29th April 2021 Rightmove to launch live online auctions within listings on Monday16th April 2021 Portals embrace auction22nd March 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Auctions news » Historic houseboat up for auction Historic houseboat up for auction21st September 20180742 Viewslast_img

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