Dutch Tjalk Full Rigged Sailing Tjalk

same owner for over 20 years
  • Boat REF#  ·  240052
  • Length  ·  23.50m
  • Year  ·  1912
  • Construction  ·  Iron
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 60hp, Ford Layman (1952)
  • Lying  ·  Canal du Midi
Boatshed Midi Canals
Boatshed Midi Canals
Graham Wharmby

Extra Details

Lying Canal du Midi
Fuel capacity 2,000.0 ltr Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 4,000.0 ltr Total - 4 Tanks
Last survey 02/01/2008


Engine 2 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Ford Layman (1952)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Engine spares

Engine room rewired recently
Batteries 2 x 24v and 2 x 12v
Complete vessel rewired.


Length 23.50m
LOD 23.00m
LWL 22.00m
Beam 4.60m
Draft Min 0.80m
Draft Max 1.10m
Airdraft 3.40m
Displacement 50,000kg
Headroom 2.00m
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Wood spars (1952) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Gaff - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails outer jib (unknown year)
inner jib (unknown year)
staysail (unknown year)
mizzen mast gaff (unknown year)

Two headsails
Mainsail gaff, reefing type slab two reefs.

Electrical Systems

230 volt battery, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Iron
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Leeboards (fully maintained and in good working order)
Hull protection, paint and bitumen.
Last complete hull safety and thickness check, painting and antifouling this summer, July 2017.


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

Parts on board to convert heads to electric if required.

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Ice Maker

Parts on board to convert heads to electric if required.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(Navy danforth)
50.00m of chain
Lomac dingy with 90hp outboard is an optional extra and not included in the asking price.

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)



Broker's Comments

A superb example of a 1912 Dutch Tjalk.
Expertly renovated for comfortable living aboard, cruising the inland waterways and sailing the Mediterranean.
Spacious luxury for anyone who appreciates a classic traditional style barge that has been tastefully and professionally converted for modern day living.
Engines, rigging, structure and all other machinery maintained to a high standard by her fastidious owners during the past 21 years.

Little more to say other than we recommend a close look at the fine detail and quality of this vessel in our photographs, videos and 360° images, then contact us to arrange a visit.
She is presently cruising the Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean east of Beziers.
For more information or organise a visit, please contact Graham WHARMBY, your local broker at Boatshed Midi Canals.

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

This Dutch Tjalk Full Rigged Sailing Tjalk has been personally photographed and viewed by James Hebden of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.
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.

Comments 1

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Beautiful Old Lady. Unfortunately over-modernised. Why put a Jacuzzi type tub in? Moreover, what came out or was re-jigged to make room for it? If only the words 'Tjalk' & 'Dutch' did not send people crazy. Then just maybe, sensible asking prices might be advertised.

A C2020-11-04 05:38:42
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