The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

C Campling (Goole) Ltd 70foot Steel Motor Barge

Liveaboard Motor Barge
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  304237
  • Length  ·  21.40m
  • Year  ·  1957
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 0hp, BF6M 716 (1978)
  • Lying  ·  Lowestoft
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Steve Biggs

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Builder C. Campling of Goole
Lying Lowestoft
Fuel capacity 4,800.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 1,600.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 0hp
Engine make and model BF6M 716 (1978)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 5KVA


Length 21.40m
Beam 6.13m
Draft Max 1.80m
Airdraft 4.20m
Displacement 73,000kg
Headroom 2.00m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

4 burner Electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

4 burner Electric Stove

Deck Gear


1 anchors

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Here we a have a rare opportunity to acquire a wide beam, large two deck live aboard motorised steel barge house boat that is fully liveable and working and yet has further potential to add yet more rooms and space. This is a large steel two deck vessel that is 21m long by 20 feet wide and has a max height of 4.2m from the waterline. She is currently configured as a live aboard by her current owners, however still has several spaces that have yet to be converted so is a great opportunity to have an even larger (easily 4 separate bedroom) home. She is currently configured with a large saloon and open plan galley arrangement on the main deck with a large double cabin forward. On the same main deck there is a large aft cabin above the engine room (currently used as a store area) that has huge potential for anther bedroom or any other feature such as open aft cabana style room opening out onto the aft deck. The main fully fitted heads / bathroom is also on the main deck behind the beautiful and fully functioning wheelhouse. The lower deck is currently mostly given over to a large woodworking workshop where the owner has created all the stunning wooden interior and cabinetry aboard this vast vessel from quality reclaimed timber.
There is a stunning single cabin off the workshop that doubles as a music room, as the owner likes his musical instruments and down here he does not disturb others on the boat. The boat has its own 5kva Diesel generator in the engine room and a well running Deutz 250hp diesel motor and is full self propelled and able to driven to her new home. The size of the rooms are all a good size and the boat is only currently about 60% utilised. There is a very large forward forecastle that is currently totally unused with foredeck access via a hatch way or via the lower deck through a companionway plus a further large area on the lower deck currently given over to tankage that could very easily be emptied out to create a massive additional usable space. The current owners bought he boat following her hull being fully re-plated at huge expense just 6 years ago. Make no mistake this is a substantial houseboat that will offer a huge amount of space and is already fully liveable, yet offers further space to expand the living accommodation still further to at least a large 4 bed accommodation and make your own dreams possible. The fit and finish of the wood work needs to be seen to be fully appreciated as the owner is a master craftsman with quality timber. The boat has permission to enter the Norfolk broads direct from the broads authority. My video states she has a broads license and this statement is incorrect. She has permission to go into the broads at this time and the broads toll would be about £1900 pa. She has a recent full Boat Safety certificate too.
The outside deck space is also impressive and anyone with the vision to exploit that space further will surely end up with a truly unique and special floating home.
Viewing is highly recommended of this beautiful creation.

This boat is realistically offered as a part finished project for the new owner to complete the excellent work already done while having an instant and impressive home to work from.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This C Campling (Goole) Ltd 70foot Steel Motor Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Stephen Biggs of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?


Why are you selling her?

Change of plans

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast

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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