De Vrouw Catharina


Vessel Condition:  ExcellentVessel Type:  Dutch Tjalk Barge

Builder:  Holland  

Year Constructed:  1909

Berths:  4

Cabins:  1

Heads:  1

No. of engines:  1

Engine Model:  Peugeot Marine

Engine Power:  80hp

Fuel Type:  Diesel

Drive Type:  Shaft

Cruising Speed:  4 Knots

Maximum Speed:  8 Knots

Total Length:  16m

Beam:  3m

Hull Colour:   Black

Displacement:   Full

Fuel Capacity:   400 Litres

Water Capacity:   500 Litres

Holding Tank:   N/A

Maximum Draft:   1m

Hull Material:   Steel

Hull Type:   Round Bottom

‘De Vrouw Catharina’ is a beautiful 53 ft Dutch ‘Tjalk’ barge with residential mooring at Canary Wharf London. Built in 1909 and converted to live aboard in 1953 – more recently being extensively refitted in 2012 and comprising of new kitchen, bathroom & bedroom with all service equipment being replaced (wiring, plumbing, water heater, pumps, water & waste tanks). ‘Catharina’ provides a lovely characterful living space in a quiet marina just minutes walk from Canary Wharf tube station & DLR.

The interior benefits from a bespoke fitted kitchen finished to a very high standard with all modern conveniences (gas hob & oven, built in microwave, integrated fridge, under floor tile heating & wooden worktops). The bathroom is a generous size, boasting a full size bath &   electric flushing toilet. A storage area under front deck conceals a washing machine and freezer appliances. The rear deck provides seating for up to 6 people. The awning (replaced in 2012) can be rolled up or fully removed allowing deck to be used as inside or outside space depending on the weather.


‘De Vrouw Catharina’  is on a residential mooring in Poplar Dock Marina, Canary Wharf, which is fully transferable and costs around £9000 plus vat per year and includes council tax, Wi-Fi, laundry, water rates, gated entry marina with security.


The mooring benefits from a fantastic community with lots of people to give advise and help, a large community BBQ area with lots of seating for friends, a separate toilet/shower facility with laundry room all of which are free to use. There is also a car parking space here at £650 per year extra.

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