Dutch Barge 24m Hasselter Aak

Ideal holiday home
  • Boat REF#  ·  252650
  • Length  ·  23.95m
  • Year  ·  1904
  • Construction  ·  Other
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Chris Markham

Extra Details

Lying Essex
Water capacity 1,800.0 ltr (396.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 03/09/2018


No engine fitted. Previous engine removed.


Length 23.95m
Beam 4.80m
Draft Min 0.60m
Draft Max 1.20m
Airdraft 3.23m
Displacement 72,000kg (158,760.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 3 batteries charged by: shore power Two 16 amp 240 AC ring mains from shore power. New battery bank (360AH). 3KW Pure Sinewave Inverter fitted.


Construction Other
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Iron with steel deck.
A full survey September 2018, including sonic testing, re-painting to the gunwales, and underplating is now completed.
Polystyrene insulated throughout and secondary glazed.
No holding tanks as a Marine Sanitation Device is fitted.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

Oven and Combi microwave.
2 toilets.
Solid fuel fire.
Carpet and tiles.
Bath with shower.
Futon in lounge area can be a 4'6'' bed.
New self venting tumble dryer (2019) with outside venting.


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Oven and Combi microwave.
2 toilets.
Solid fuel fire.
Carpet and tiles.
Bath with shower.
Futon in lounge area can be a 4'6'' bed.
New self venting tumble dryer (2019) with outside venting.

Deck Gear


Manual windlass
4 anchors
(Fisherman and Danforth)
10.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
Fisherman's anchor 100kg x1
Danforth anchor x3

Nav Equipment


Inland Waterways Registration Certificate (Broads Authority) and a current Boat Safety Certificate (expires August 2019)

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Security Alarm

x1 Fire blanket
x3 Fire extinguishers

Broker's Comments

This delightful Hasselter Aak is a remarkable combination of historic charm and modern living. Externally, the boat is bright and appealing, with numerous attractive characteristics, including the cabin-top and deck garden areas. Inside, the owners have created an open and warm home, benefiting from bedrooms in three cabins, a raised seating area and open-plan galley and saloon. There is extensive space throughout, for both living and work, currently including a small workshop area and artist’s studio, both of which could be converted for other uses.

The current owners have completely refitted the boat, designing innovative energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions along the way. These solutions include all-round polystyrene foam insulation, secondary glazing and a Microphor marine sanitation device, removing the need for a holding tank. Indeed, the boat’s creative sustainability is also featured in Gill Heriz's book about inspiring, comfortable homes, built by pioneering owners.

Although the boat has no engine, it is mobile, having been moved around berths along the East Coast of England, several times in recent years, which is no more cost and less burden than a standard house move. The boat is also sold with a full, recent survey, including sonic testing and re-painting to the gunwales.

During my visit to this boat it was apparent that the owners have invested significant time, thought and resources into creating a tidy and appealing home, which is perfect as a unique floating home, with the ability to relocate whenever required.

During September - October 2018, the boat underwent a comprehensive, dry-dock survey and some specialist underplating refurbishment, as shown in the pictures.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Dutch Barge 24m Hasselter Aak has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstance

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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