Dutch Tjalk - Rataplan


Boat Description

Dean & Holland are delighted to present this unique opportunity to take ownership of this historic, but capable Dutch barge, Rataplan was recently surveyed and reported very well, powered by an immaculate Ford inboard engine and with the added benefit of a bow thruster, Rataplan is laid out with live aboard comfort in mind, she has a comfortable forward cabin with a double berth, a fully operational galley and a practical heads compartment with a good sized shower. Currently lying in Rochford, Essex, to arrange a viewing or receive a copy of the 2022 survey, please contact info@deanandholland.com or 01702 599018.

Video tour:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvm6TisKMHE


Vessel Name


Vessel Type

Motor Barge/House Boat

Year Built


Construction Material

Riveted Steel

Keel Type

Flat Bottom

Length (LOA)

47 ft


10 ft


2 ft 6 In


20,000 KG

Number of engines


Engine Make & Model

Ford D 90 HP

Current location

Rochford, Essex


United Kingdom



Construction – Rivoted Iron
LOA – 47 ft
Beam – 10 ft
Draft – 2 ft 6 In
Headroom – 6 ft
Year of Construction – 1930
Displacement – 20,000 KG
Bithcumen & 10 New Anodes – September 2022
Fully Insulated – 2 Inch, Silver Back.
New opening windows fitted – 2016

Inboard Engine
Ford D
90 HP
Shaft Drive
Borg Warner Gearbox
Bow Thruster

12 V Ships System
24 Ships System (Bow Thruster)
4 x 140 AH Batteries
2 – Linked to 24 V – Bow Thruster
1 x Engine
1 x Domestic
Automatic Battery Charger
240 V Ringmain System
Fully rewired 240V/12 – 2016

Fuel – 150L
Diesel (Heating) – 160 L
Water – 455 L

2 Berths in 1 Cabin
1 Double Berth
1 Heads

Forward Cabin – Double Island Berth, Radiators, Opening Windows, Storage, LED Lighting.

Saloon/Galley – Gas Oven/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Twin Sink, Wood Burning Stove, Radiators, LED Lighting.

Wheelhouse – Two Arm Chairs, Small Flat Screen TV.

Aft Compartment – Coal/Log Store.

Eberspaecher hydronic heating throughout.

Anchor & Chain
Anchor Windlass

Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket
Manual Bilge Pumps
Electric Bilge Pumps