£185,000 - 4 bedrooms, House Boat - Available



North Kent Estates
4 Main Road
Hoo
Rochester
Kent

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0844 257 5319


• German Coastal Barge
• Four Double Bedrooms
• Seperate Living Accommodation
• Workshop
• 39 Metres Long
• 4 Solar Panels
• Built in 1950
• Fully Re-Painted
NORTH KENT ESTATES are delighted to offer for sale 'ANITA C' a GERMAN COASTAL BARGE, with MOORING (to be confirmed by the Marina owner). It was built in 1950 by the famous ship makers Joseph L Meyer (of Orianna Fame). The 265 HP M.W.M. engine was rebuilt in 1980 with a NEW TAIL SHAFT and bearings added at the same time. With less than 100 hours running time used since then. 'Anita C' is 39 METRES LONG and has an approximate draught of 2 metres and a beam of approx 7 metres. The MWM 4 cylinder DIESEL ENGINE is in full working order. Th boat has the beauty of a DOUBLE BOTTOM of 6mm steel in the hold area. She was a working barge until 1990 when she lost her working contract because of the building recession. The current owners of 'Anita C' purchased her in 1992.

In October 2008 it held an excellent survey when it was dry docked for minor repairs and 20 NEW ANODES added. 'Anita C' holds a current survey when in August 2014, she went into the Turks Ship Yard at the Chatham Dockyard and underwent many repairs and maintenance. THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM (steering) was completely renewed and 18 anodes were put on.

The Boat has been FULLY RE-PAINTED using Jotul Marine paint. 4 SOLAR PANELS have been fitted generating free hot water in the summer months. There is a 400 watt U.S.A WIND TURBINE which charges 2 new banks of 24 Volt batteries.

Originally the crew quarters, 'Anita C' holds SEPARATE LIVING ACCOMMODATION which has been COMPLETELY REFURBISHED to comprise of 1 DOUBLE BEDROOM, a large LOUNGE with a small log burner, a galley and a toilet/wet shower room. There is OIL FIRED central heating and a new boiler was fitted 2 years ago.

The hold is FULLY CONVERTED using nearly all reclaimed timber and includes substantial wooden beams, giving it an OLDE WORLD APPEAL. The very spacious hold of (75' X 22' 3) has potential for further conversions. The owners have added a second steel floor providing the luxury of a DOUBLE BOTTOM throughout the hold. There are 3 LARGE BEDROOMS, a HUGE LIVING AREA, good size bathroom and a WORKSHOP at the far end of the hold. The workshop (20' X 22') contains a table saw and chop saw, tools and lots of wood ready for the next winter. This will be included with the boat. Before any conversion work was carried out, 'Anita C' was completely CLEANED, PRIMED and PAINTED. The 2 extra floors which have been put in provide EXTRA STORAGE SPACE or a possible extension and has been COMPLETELY INSULATED to a high degree. FULL PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY of all work carried out.

The boat is currently undergoing a NEW FEATURE on the deck. This will include a whole NEW LIVING SPACE and KITCHEN AREA with stairs leading down to the bottom deck.

The boat is ideal for a large family with an annexe if required, but the potential is endless! She has been featured in T.V. PROGRAMMES and was used in an INTERIOR DESIGN magazine. She has been asked to be FEATURED IN BOOKS for film location work and magazine shoots.

WHAT THE OWNER SAYS:
'Anita C' is a much love vessel. She is very well maintained and has been a happy home for us and our family. Our family has all left home now and we believe downsizing is the best option for us. The boat has huge potential for more conversion if wanted/needed.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE CHANCE OF OWNING THIS UNIQUELY FABULOUS BOAT. If a big boat is what you are looking for, then this is the one for you. SECURE residential mooring with FANTASTIC VIEWS available if required. VIEWING IS ESSENTIAL.

Specifications
Vessel name: Anita C
Vessel condition: VERY GOOD
Vessel type: Coastal Barge
Builder: Coaster
Year constructed: 1950
No. of engines: 1
Engine model: MWM 4 cylinder diesel
Engine power: 265 HP
Fuel type: Diesel
Length over all: 128'
Beam: 19' 68'
Maximum draft: 6' 56'
Hull material: Steel
Fuel capacity: 25000 Litres
Water capacity: 2000 Litres
Holding tank capacity: 1750 Litres

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