Sailing BoatsAppelo BrothersKlipperaakUnited Kingdom
A rare opportunity to acquire a floating home in the centre of London with panoramic views of the river Thames, Built as a single mast Klipperaak this historic barge started life in Holland in 1906 and now resides on the Hermitage Moorings, Wapping – a unique residential community in the heart of London. To arrange a viewing or ask a question just click the ‘Contact Seller’ Button.
Max Draft / Drive Down: 2 Feet
Cockpit Position: Aft
Hull Type: Flat Bottom/Dutch Barge
LOA: 93.50 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Draft (max): 2 ft
Displacement: 51000 KG
Builder – The Brothers Appelo At Zwartsluis, Holland
Built – 1906
Twee Artsen was built as a single mast klipperaak by the brothers Appelo at Zwartsluis, Holland in 1906. She was de-rigged and motorised during her working life, with the addition of an engine and wheelhouse. She was also lengthened to increase cargo-carrying capacity. While in trade, she carried a variety of loose cargo such as grain, potatoes and gravel. Her last commercial voyage was in the 1970s.
Fuel: 1500 ltrs/ph
No of fuel tanks: 1
No of water tanks: 1
Holding: 600 ltrs/ph
No of holding tanks: 1
Holding Tanks: Yes
Safety Equipment Details
No. Life Jackets: 0
Jack Stays: NO
No. Life Buoy: 0
No. Dan Buoy: 0
No. Electric Bilge Pumps: 0
No. Manual Bilge Pumps: 0
Radar Reflector: NO
Emergency Tiller: NO
Gas Alarm: NO
No. Of Fire Blanket: 0
No. Of Fire Extinguishers: 0
Deck Equipment Details
Windlass Make: Electric windlass for bow anchor
Tenders & Toy Details
On-board Voltage1: 12V
On-board Voltage2: 220V
Shore Power: YES
12 V Power System
Shore Power Connection
Electric Service: is provided by a dedicated line of 32 amps providing ample power. Lighting is largely LED and is extensively controllable. A back up battery bank and inverter provides power and light when cruising
Engine Age: Replaced
Prop Type: Fixed
Drive Type: Shaft
Perkins Diesel Engine
No. of Doubles: 3
Cabin Heating (Make / Model): 2
6 Berths in 3 Cabins With Further Potential in The Saloon
You board through the wheelhouse, where fitted seating and a removable table provide four people superb options for summer dining while enjoying a panoramic view of the river Thames, Tower Bridge and the Shard.
Hardwood steps go down to the ‘roef cabin’ containing a half bathroom behind hardwood bifold doors, and through another sliding door, with stained glass, to the kitchen, which has a dual oven, induction hob, dishwasher and lots of storage.
Stern Office/Spare Cabin
There are steps aft from this level to the stern office/spare cabin which was installed in 2018 and has hardwood flooring with underfloor heating and a custom built semicircular leather seat. This space has a drop down desk and the seat which converts into a comfortable double bed. Behind each section of the seating is a large amount of built-in storage.
Kitchen and Living Room
Further steps down from the kitchen leading forward, take you to the impressive living/dining room with high peaked ceiling made from the original hatch boards, oak floor, built in cabinets and ceiling mounted projector with surround sound (if purchaser would like, this could be included with negotiation). There is additional large built-in storage behind a hidden panel in the wall which leads to the engine room.
Sleeping / Bathroom and Workshop Areas
Forward from the living room is the corridor from which you access the bathroom with washer and dryer, master bedroom, spare bedroom and the workshop which has potential to conversion to additional bedroom/bathroom. Behind the bulkhead door in the workshop is a the bow locker room with steps up onto the large solid wood deck area, providing stunning views over the river for barbecues and outdoor dining.
Central Heating: is provided by an oil fired Kabola boiler (serviced 2020) fed from the ship’s extensive tank. An oil delivery service is available directly to the ship. A Nest thermostat enables full control over the heating system.
Water: is supplied from a standpipe connection directly beside the ship. On board storage of 1500 litres typically provides for two weeks usage.
Waste: The Mooring is connected directly to mains sewage and a pump out is provided alongside the ship for its exclusive use.
Internet: A high speed fibre connection (Hyperoptic) is run to the mooring with a take-off directly to the ship. Speeds of up to 1 Gigabyte are available for both download and upload.
Construction Type: Steel
Engine HP: 120
Port/Marina: Hermitage Moorings, London
Boat Docking: Afloat
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