Maritime Solutions: Houseboats and Convertions

Our selection of completed and project houseboats is changes constantly. If you don't see anything on this page that meets your needs then we can hopefully source it for you from out vast network of contacts in the marine industry. Please contact us with a brief outline of what you require.

We are only too happy to discuss your needs and help in securing what you are looking for. We have many commercial barges and boats that are ideal houseboat conversions.

Landing Stage Pontoon; GBP £4900

Description: Formally used for a landing stage for a ferry company. In service till July 2017. Constructed of concrete floatation modules and a steel frame with deck laid over.

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Pontoon with Catamaran Hull 60 foot; GBP £19,900

Description: Ex MOD steel trials barge. Has open moon pool within the barge and was previously for material trials. A steel locker is at one end of the barge. The haul is divided into 24 compartments. Can be decked over to form a flat pontoon or houseboat base. Other uses may be in Shell fish farming.

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Concrete Pontoon Base 14m x 7.2m; GBP £4900

Description: Concrete pontoon base. Currently sits in the water around 1m with 1m above the water.The concrete floats are in very good condition. This pontoon would easily take the weight of a single story structure for houseboat or workshop.

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84 x 24 foot Concrete Barge for Completion to Houseboat; GBP £29,000

Description: Concrete barge partially converted to a houseboat. Extremely good head room throughout. It has a generator and battery backup system., hot and cold water, a wood burner, flushing toilet and shower. Full size Calor gas cooker. Currently dived up as main bedroom, toilet and shower in the bow. Through to a lounge, kitchen that has a single bedroom of of it.

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Houseboat Pontoons/ Low freeboard floats for Landing Stages 20x8 ft (two identical available); GBP £3750 each or offers for the two

Description: Factory built in Poland and never used as surplus to requirement. These pontoons have a steel frame and internally filled with polystyrene blacks for buoyancy. The outer skin is aluminium to protect the inner polystyrene core.

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Chain Ferry/Floating Bridge 26.5m Car and Passenger; GBP £125,000

Description: Last full survey in 2016. The existing floating bridge was built in 1975 and came into service in 1976; through its 40 year life it has operated 18 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a crossing time of no more than 2.5 minutes every 10–15 minutes. In recent years the floating bridge has transported approximately 1.5 million pedestrians and 400,000 vehicles per year. Due to funding grants the local authority commissioned a new ferry which is now in service.

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Tanker Barge (Sullage) 25.75m: GBP  £56,000 ONO

Description: Ex-Admiralty sullage tanker built in 1964. Most of the machinery remains in the machine room and could be reinstated to make fully functional again. Last in the water survey of 2012 available conducted in water. Possible other uses would be conversion for bulk fresh water carrier or houseboat/commercial use.

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32m Barge “Turbot”: GBP £100,000

Description: Turbot was built in Birkenhead in 1966 as a dumb grain barge for use on the Manchester Ship Canal. After being withdrawn from duty some 30 years later she was first converted for use as a static office and classroom facility before she was developed into the retail and workshop facilities that she is today.

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Barge ”Oiler” 27m x 7.4 - GBP £130,000

Description: Fully operational pub barge currently moored on the Thames. Conversion by the current owners was completed around four years ago. Works carried out in ship yard and has been in use at their venue in Albert Dock.

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Dutch Barge 'Michael' 108ft x 16.5ft GBP £50,000

Description: Completely stripped out - complete blank canvas. All steeled over, windows in.

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