55ft X 12ft 6in R & D Fabrications Dutch Barge C Category

£ 84,950
Description Highlights
Joseph Wright is a 55ft long x 12ft 6in wide Dutch barge built by R& D Fabrications in 1996. She is fitted with a Thornycroft 110HP inboard diesel engine and has 4 berths.

Joseph Wright is a very capable, comfortable, Dutch Barge suitable for immediate live-aboard.  Joseph Wright has a collapsible wheelhouse which makes her suited for discovering the waterside life, travelling on rivers and canals where the height restrictions can limit the access.  

She is equipped for travelling abroad with a  900 litre diesel tank, 900 litre water tank, 250 litre raw water tank and 150 litre diesel central heating tank, in board water cooled two cylinder Kabota 5kva generator, 200watt solar panels, brand new 4 x 120 ah leisure batteries, 720ah starter battery and a 120 ah generator starter battery.  

BSC expires:

- August 2025

Last blacking:

- 2016

Hull & superstructure:

-Steel reported 10 / 8 / 6

Stern type:

- Wheel house


- Thornycroft Hino W04D 110HP

Bow thruster:

- Hydraulic


- Shore power

- Generator

- Solar panels

- Inverter

- Battery charger

- Galvanic isolator 

- Television


- 1 x 720ah engine start (new)

- 4 x 120ah domestic (new)

- 1 x 120ah generator starter battery.  

Water heating:

- Engine

- Immersion

- Back boiler

Cabin heating:

- Diesel stove

- Radiators

Water capacity:

- 900litres

Fuel capacity:

- 900 Litres


- 1 x pump out

- 1 x chemical toilet

Fitting out:

- Painted cabin lining and deckhead


- Painted wooden boards

Accommodation from stern:


The wheelhouse is of metal and wood construction it has drop down windows and a collapsible roof. 


The kitchen is a galley style which is 7 metres in length comprising of soft closing units, it has a Shoreline 12 volt fridge and a small freezer compartment. A brand new washing machine is included in the sale price, that will be fitted prior to completion of the purchase. 


The lounge is 15’ long and 12’6” wide. It is situated at the front of the boat and has a sliding roof panel,  folding steeps, with double doors which allows access to the bow of the barge. The saloon enjoys a Kabota Old English diesel fire with a back boiler, radio with twin speakers and television cupboard with folding doors. 

Bedroom 1: 

The bedroom is a standard double bed with draws underneath for substantial storage and a small wardrobe. 

Bedroom 2: 

The bedroom is a standard double bed size with substantial storage underneath and a small wardrobe.  


The bathroom has a five foot bath with seat and overhead shower and a wash basin with storage. 

Second Bathroom:

Fitted with a flush toilet and washbasin. Above the toilet is an airing cupboard which provides access to the switch for the immersion heater and the access to the hot water tank.

Engine Room: 

The engine room is situated underneath the wheelhouse floor, accessed by a steel ladder.  All of the floor in the wheelhouse opens up to provide access to all of the engine room if needed.
Full Specification
Vessel name:
Joseph Wright Condition:Good Vessel type:Dutch Barge Builder:
R&D Fabrications Make:
R&D Fabrications

55 DB Constructed:
1992 Registration:
52316 Berths:
4 Cabins:
3 Heads:
55ft X 12ft 6in R & D Fabrications Dutch Barge C Category
  • Diesel
Hull Material
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