Miss Marple - £125,000

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Moored at: Poplar Waterside & Marina
Boat category: Barge
Berths: 2
Length: 65ft
Width: 14ft 
Draft: 3ft 3in
Builder: Peter Nicholls
Engine type: Inboard diesel
Engine make: Perkins Sabre M135 Marine
Stern type: Wheel house
Year: 2005
View by appointment: Yes

Peter Nicholls Yachtbuilders FCN sea, river and canal going barge for sale.


Residential mooring in Poplar Dock Marina, which lies adjacent to Canary Wharf and Jubilee line tube station. Blackwall DLR is only a 6 minute walk away.


This charming barge boasts a wonderful modern open plan living/entertaining/kitchen space with wooden floors combined with a good size bedroom and sizable bathroom. This barge is the ideal pied-à-terre in London and doubles up to a mobile holiday home for fantastic holidays: Or, she is perfectly set up as a full time live aboard.


Timothy Spall travelled extensively around the British coast with a Peter Nicholls FCN seagoing barge.


She would benefit from minor cosmetic internal refurbishment but her powerful 135HP Perkins engine has just been serviced and one could move onboard immediately.


LOA 20 m (65 ft)

Beam 3,7 m (14 ft)

Draft ca 1 m

Built (year) 2005

Hull material Premium grade steel, hand built

Engine 135 Hp Perkins 6 cylinder in-line diesel marine engine. She is sitting in a large

engine room which allows comfortable access.

Generator Paguro 4000 4 Kw diesel generator in acoustic housing

Diesel tanks 1500 l twin fuel tanks

Engine start





6 12v 110AH DC batteries connected to form 24v domestic system

Heating &    hot


Webasto thermo water heater

Battery and

power monitor

Wiring is in place and control display fitted in wheelhouse console, requires final


24 volt power regulator to smooth out any spikes in the 24 volt power supply

thus protecting light bulb and pump motor life

Water pump 2.5 bar

The gross internal floor area is approy 56 qm ( 601 square ft)

Galley 10,1 m x 3,7 m (33’1 x 12’3) – combined size of galley, dining area and reception


24 volt lightning

Space and connections for domestic 240 volt fridge, freezer, and washer/dryer

Built in slim domestic dishwasher

Domestic 5 hob (incl central wok hob) range gas burners

Extractor hood with lightning

Gas grill, separate oven

Soft close custom fitted kitchen cabinets and drawers

Solid hardwood entrance steps which open to provide storage

Custom build double wardrobe under which lies calorifier for hot water. This

has a back up electrical programmable heating timer

Solid Pine dining table, extends from 4 seater to 6 seater.

4 number of solid pine wicker chairs

Solid oak flooring throughout galley and saloon



Floor to Gunwhale custom built fitted storage/shelving

32” TV, multiple sockets

Solid stainless steel window fittings

Sofa with settee



Underfloor heating, glazed window, hatch

Solid handmade ash wash table with large china bowl

Full size double bath with shower and central tabs

Downlighters to bath

24 volt extractor fan and shower pump

24 volt electric ‘household style’ china toilet with maccerator

Large heated towel rail, part of central heating system

Stainless steel black water holding tank under floor, 80 gallon

Bedroom 3,7 m x 3,1 m (12’3 x 10’2)

Full width double bedroom with king-size bed. Custom built from solid

American black walnut

Thick pile cream carpet and underlay throughout

4 solid brass portholes with porthole blinds

60 x 60 cm large skylight above bed with roller blinds

Custom built cabinets and shelves throughout in black walnut and white


Build in laundry basket

Stainless steel water tank under bed plus a secondary tank under the floor

2 x 100 gallon water tanks; multiple 240 v sockets

Access to seacocks for bathroom grey water und switch valves to black tank

Wheelhouse 2,8 m x 2,1 m (9’1 x 6’9)

Steering station; side doors o both sides, port and starboard

Hardwood wheelhouse with concertina backdoors which allow to open

wheelhouse completely to aft deck providing a large outdoor living and dining


Removable aluminium roof panels

Hatch access to full width engine room below wheelhouse

Bow locker

Large bow locker for dry storage

Provides access to anchor chain, anchor windlass battery connections and

potential bow throwster fittings: bow throwster tube was fitted during hull

build allowing for much simpler and cheaper bow throwster retrofitting if

desired. The power supply to the thruster is already in place. We decided

against a bow throwster as she handles beautifully as she is on the water.

Gas bottle locker on deck to starboard to house 2 13 kg propane gas bottles

Lofrans Albatros electric anchor winch with wiring battery and deck controls.

Britany 25kg anchor with 50 mw 10mm anchor chain.

Deck 12 125mm mushroom vents provide high level of ventilation

Hull painted 2012

Boat painted 2017

Engine hours Approx. 437 engine hours

BSS boat safety certificate expires on: 23 March 2027


Vessel name: Miss Marple
Condition: Good
Vessel type: Barge
Designer: Peter Nicholls
Builder: Peter Nicholls
Make: Peter Nicholls
Model: 65 Barge
Constructed: 2005
Guests: 4
Berths: 2
Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
No. of engines: 1
Length over all: 65'
Beam: 14'
Maximum draft: 3' 3"


Please note: this is not a survey report and all pre-owned boats are sold without warranty.

The information provided is based on a superficial inspection carried out by us and information provided by the vendor. No guarantee is given or implied regarding the specification, but descriptions are given in good faith as could be ascertained at the time of inspection. Aquavista takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommend the use of a marine surveyor to establish the condition of the vessel.


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