|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
|Tax Information:||Price advertised includes mooring transfer fees at 8% so there are no hidden costs.|
KT8 9AX Surrey UK
Op Hoop Van Zegen is a lovingly restored 43' Dutch barge with an immaculate riveted iron hull, built in 1900. She is ready to move in immediately.
She was last taken out and surveyed in 2014, and has a boat safety certificate to 2020.
The living space has been fully restored over the past 7 years, with all major structural and internal works undertaken. The wet room has recently been replaced and is fully waterproof. The electrics and plumbing have all been renewed. The interior is brand new and insulated with wood cladding throughout.
The engine has been officially decommissioned, as this gives it a half price river licence, saving £350 per year.
She is currently moored on Ash Island, which is located on a beautiful part of the river by Hampton Court palace. This is a rare opportunity to live on a permanent residential mooring on the upper Thames, with fantastic transport links to central London, and free parking nearby. The local village of East Molesey (Hampton Court village) has a thriving high street with a selection of pubs, restaurants and independent shops. It's a relaxed island to live on, with a nice community and all the essentials like electrics, water, telephone, laundry facilities, gas bottles, post delivery and wheelie bins available on the island. Mooring fees are approximately £400pcm. Please be advised, this mooring is not suitable for anyone with a cat or dog.
|Vessel type:||Dutch Barge|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Kromhout 3LS|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||43'|
|Hull type:||flat-bottomed barge|
|Displacement:||25 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||50 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
The engine is a 1944 Kromhout 3LS that has been officially decommissioned in order to save money on river licence. With the right care and attention this engine could run again.
The hull is made of riveted Swedish iron, renowned for it's strength and corrosion resistance. If the hull paint is well maintained this boat will outlive anything built in the last 80 years. She's been in freshwater since coming to the UK in the 70's, and has needed very little maintenance work since then. She was painted with an epoxy pitch around 20 years ago, and when we took her out for a survey in 2014 the paint was completely intact and the thickness readings unchanged from the previous survey, at around 4-6mm throughout. We cleaned her up anyway, applied 2 more coats of epoxy pitch, and replaced the anodes and stern-gland packing for good measure.
The superstructure is made of 4mm welded steel. It has been completely renovated over the last 2 years. All exterior welding jobs have been completed, and the kitchen windows and sealing rubbers were replaced this spring. The bilges are dry throughout.
The interior is tidy, clean and dry throughout. The kitchen is a lovely, light and well ventilated space, with hardwood work surfaces and window surrounds. There is a 2 burner gas hob, fridge, freezer and microwave all included. It has a full sized sink and draining board, and loads of cupboard space.
The living room is a lovely relaxing space. It features a built-in sofa which converts into a second double bed, and also plenty of storage.
The bedroom is a nice light space that is big enough for two people to live in comfortably. There is plenty of built-in clothes storage.
The wet room is fully functional. It's very low maintenance and easy to keep clean.
The 24v electrics have been renovated in the last year. The system is powered by 2 brand new 110Ah leisure batteries and an intelligent battery charger. The main components are a new water pump, bilge pumps, bilge blower, shower gulper, shower extractor fan, water tank gauge, and LED lights.
The 240v electrics are fully functional, they include an immersion tank, lights and sockets throughout. The boat has a 32amp shore feed and a galvanic isolator fitted. It also has a telephone line and TV antenna connected through waterproof sockets.
The dual-fuel stove features an integrated gravity-fed back-boiler, which is connected to the electric hot water system. The fire not only heats the radiators, but also keeps the immersion tank hot. There is one radiator in the kitchen and another beside the bed, with exposed pipework behind all the clothes storage delivering nice dry heat throughout the bedroom.
The mast can be easily raised by hand, and the anchor winch is fully functional. She has a new main sail and most of the rigging.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.