HUMBER BARGE 60 (sold) – £179,995

Year: 1879

LOA: 18.3 m

Beam: 4.3 m

Draft: 1.07 m

Construction: Iron

Hull/Keel: Flat-bottomed



A beautiful traditional barge, fully converted into an extremely comfortable home. She has been fully overplated in 2021 with 6mm steel and therefore will provide many more years of pleasure for her new owner. ‘Snipe’ was converted in the mid-1990s by her previous owner from a basic iron hull. He sourced the 1930s Lister engine and then built all that you see, including the bespoke interior which has been hand-built from reclaimed timber. The previous owner and his wife lived on her for 20 years, until 2016 when her current owner purchased her. Her current owner has had her fully painted externally twice, whilst maintaining her traditional colours, and has modernised some of the systems onboard. She is an extremely dry boat being fully insulated and all the windows/frames were recently serviced. She is also very bright & airy with full standing headroom throughout.

Improvements made since 2016:

  • New self-raising hatch/companionway cover made
  • New canvas covers made in the boat’s traditional colour
  • Electrical system updated
  • New shower cubicle and electric toilet fitted
  • Redecorated internally
  • Inverter & charger fitted
  • new chimney, ariel, washing machine, ropes, fenders, guardrails, anodes, galvanic isolator, bilge pumps & water pumps
  • Windows serviced and outer rubbers replaced

Improvements made since 2020:

  • Taken to Sandwich under her own power, dry-docked and replated below the waterline with 6mm steel plate. This was overseen by the surveyor. A second galvanic isolator was fitted along with 10 zinc anodes. A post-works survey was then carried out (a copy of which is available). A new shore power fitting supplied which has better all-weather.


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Lister JP4, 38hp diesel (1930s). Drive type: shaft. Last serviced: 2022. Fuel capacity: 200 gallons. 3 domestic batteries (new in 2021). 2 cranking batteries. Shore power. 240v intelligent battery charger. Inverter.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

2 double cabins (apart from in the forward cabin), 7′ headroom, blinds throughout, 3 handing lockers, reclaimed wooden flooring, 240v heating, 2 solid fuel stoves, full bathroom (with shower, wash basin and flushing toilet), holding tank, full kitchen (with gas cooker, fridge, freezer, kitchen sink and microwave), 200 gallon fresh water capacity heated via gas combi boiler.


Deck & Canvas:

Seperate colapsable wheelhouse, stanchions, guardwires, anchor, boarding steps, 3 deck hatches, TV aerial.


Navigation & Safety:

Navigation lights, lifejackets, foghorn, gas detector, 5 fire extinguishers, first aid kit, fire blanket, 6 bilge pumps.



Mooring available in Ramsgate Marina available subject to approval from the Harbour Master.

Viewings are by appointment only.


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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