Sprokkel is a 56’ by 10.5’, 1926 Dutch Barge. Originally a working boat then later converted into a liveabord I brought her to the UK 7 years ago. Sprokkel is a Reightarch, a rare style of Dutch Barge, considered to be very cute in Holland. She has a unique charm and a good set of curves which sit adoringly in the water, its unlikely you will find another the same in the UK.
The layout inside is made up of a cosy bedroom at the front, this has an opening overhead hatch, a fitted wardrobe/ cupboards and comfy double bed with reading light.
In the centre is an open plan lounge and kitchen. There’s plenty of light with large windows and 2 skylights. The lounge has a fitted sofa, stereo and a Morso Squirrel multi fuel burner keeps her cosy in the winter.
The kitchen is complete with a breakfast bar, plenty of storage, stainless steel sink, 4 ring gas hob and oven and 12v fridge freezer.
The bathroom is towards the back with a shower, elsan loo and 500 litre stainless steel water tank. There’s a very effective LPG boiler for hot water that automatically switches on when hot taps are turned.
The engine room is separate and the wheel sits above on the deck. Behind this is a large storage room which is separate from the main space.
The ford 4d engine has been regularly serviced and maintained with new starter battery, alternator and the 12v system is powered by x4 6v Trojan batteries. These can be charged using the engine also by the 500w solar panels and there’s an inbuilt 1.2kw inverter.
Sprokkel was last out of the water for blacking and anodes in spring this year, the propeller was also reconditioned. She has a BSC until March 2021 and is currently CCing in East London on the Lee.
She would suit a single person or couple, but the storage room at the back could be converted into a second bedroom. I am reluctantly selling Sprokkel as there are 3 of us now and we have a bigger boat. She is ready to move onto straight away and is fully ready to live on.
|Vessel type:||Dutch Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Ford 4|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||56'|