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House boat For Sale - Converted Sheffield Barge 61ft 6ins x 15ft 6ins - with wheelchair lift - "Sobriety" JUNE 2020 SURVEY AVAILABLE. Laying West Yorkshire, Second-hand

£ 75,000
Lying: West Yorkshire
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Contact: Lynn Pease (Trade)


West Yorkshire


Converted Sheffield Barge 61ft 6ins x 15ft 6ins - with wheelchair lift - cu




Boat Description

Built by Joseph Scarr in 1910 Sheffield size 61ft 6ins x 15ft 6ins. Has been sold but the owners circumstances have changed due to ill health. Many photos available of the welding done whilst on the slipway. Please ask. Originally used by the Waterways Museum/Sobriety Project which has sadly gone out of business. Sobriety was used as a residential and day trip boat along the canals and has accommodation for ten passengers and two crew. Powered by a JCB Mermaid, 4 cylinder Type J444, 84 hp which was fitted in 2008, also in 2008 the propeller and rudder were repaired and a new tail shaft fitted. Also there was extensive refitting to the accommodation including hull foam insulation, extensive timber linings, electrical rewiring and plumbing. Below deck from forward, she has a two berth cabin forward, chain locker, a large open saloon incorporating galley, mess space and wheelchair/stores lift from deck, port heads/WC and starboard heads and shower, two aft port and starboard compartments of five berths each and engine room. She has disabled access with the toilet/shower access and the hydraulic lift. Oil fired central heating throughout. Galley has a large flame-failure-safe gas cooker oven and an electric fridge. She has two sea toilets ito holding tank. Black water tank holds 350 gallons. Bridge equipment includes a demountable VHF radio and engine instrumentation and controls. Wheel/chain steering fitted. She has a Beta Marine 5kw 240v AC generator, portable type electric air compressor, Kubola 19.7kw diesel fired heating unit,12v DC battery banks, two Victron charger/invertors, 240v AC shore power supply and 12v DC distribution boards. A workshop is incorporated in the engine room. Diesel tank holds 250 gallons. Life saving appliances include a Carley type 20 person float and two lifebuoys. Fire extinguishers are in date. A manual windlass and large stockless anchor with 15mm stud link chain situated at the bow. Navigation Lights. Boat Safety Certificate March 2022. All the hard work has been done to Sobriety and it would not take an awful lot to turn her into the houseboat of your dreams!!!!!! Just had a survey - all hull works completed, please see main photo. Inside work will be done prior to sale. Survey available. Laying West Yorkshire.
Full Specifications

Num Engines:1
Engine Make/Model:JCB Mermaid, 4 cylinder Type J444, 84 hp
Fuel Type:Diesel
Num Berths:7
Num Heads:2
Hull Material:Steel
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