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51.97ft / 15.84m
10.60ft / 3.23m
Deutz 6 Cylinder Inboard diesel 94 horsepower
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Located In:
Shepperton, United Kingdom
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1927 Dutch Barge 'Joja' for Sale.

JOJA is a much loved and much admired Dutch Barge. She is for sale reluctantly due to other commitments. The current owners purchased her in 2003.

She is a well maintained and is a fully operational Dutch Barge, built in Holland in 1927, with the superstructure being fitted in England in 1956. She would suit as a liveaboard for one or two people.
What makes JOJA unique is the aft deck - a large canopy covered area for relaxing and entertaining.
She is appreciated up and down the river for her fine lines and good looks.
The central driving position means that she doesn't feel like a big boat when driving - she benefits from great visibility and responsive steering.

Brief History

Buily in Zwartsluis in 1927. Hull No L1849N

Brought to the UK in 1956, when the superstructure was fitted.

Used commercially in the 1980's for Thames cruising.

In 2004, years of exterior overpainting were completely removed back to metal.
In 2005 she was completely rewired and replumbed (Water and Gas).
In 2008 the Hull was plated around the waterline with a 300mm x 6mm steel band.
Shortly after a new Propeller and shaft were fitted.
In 2016 the Hull was blacked and the anodes were inspected as okay.
In 2020 the exterior was repainted with Toplac International and Interdeck paints - the interior was also repainted.
In 2020 she had a new Victron Battery Charger fitted.

She has just been out of the water for a full Hull survey which noted that remedial work to the hull was required - this has now been completed to a very high standard by 4 All Marine in Chertsey who have over plated with 6mm steel, alongside fitting 10 new anodes and new blacking. The work has been inspected by the surveyor and the report updated. A full insurance survey will also be provided.

This work, at a cost of @£18,000, will give JOJA many more years of life on the river.

JOJA has a Boat Safety to 2022 and is currently lying in Shepperton marina

She is deemed unsuitable for Canal cruising as is too deep in the water.

Dimensions & Mechanical

Length: 15.84 m
Beam: 3.23 m
Maximum Draft: 1.2 m

Fuel capacity   300 litres

Water capacity 1000 litres



Engine Brand: Deutz
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Total Power: 94 HP

Engine room below aft deck
Air cooled Deutz 94 HP Diesel engine
Stern Gland
Safety Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Exhaust to rear of the boat
24V Starter
Shaft drive - New Propeller Shaft
24V Alternator - New 2008

Interior & Domestic

Large seating area with table for entertaining
Fold out table for Dining - stores under Saloon
Fully covered by Canopy (New 2016)
Steel frame and Canopy can be removed
Gas locker for 2 bottles
Bubble Tester and Gas cut offs fitted
Eberspacher air heating
Hatch to Engine Room below (fixed ladder down)
2 x Fire Extinguishers

360 degree view
Wood panelled room
Boot Locker under step in
Laminate Wood Floor
Roller Blinds
5 x Brass light fittings
Door to aft deck
Handmade Doors with handmade stained glass insets to Galley
Eberspacher warm air heating
Electric Imitation Wood burner
Standard Helm controls
Helm gauges for Battery levels/ LEDS for starter & Glows
4 x Shore Powered 13A Sockets
Shore Power Fuse box
Fire Extinguishers
Air vents in ceiling

Windows to both sides
Solid oak worktops
Original, removable floorboards
Roller Blinds
5 x Brass light fittings
Sink Drainer (New 2016)
Gas oven
Smeg double hob
24V Fridge
240V Washing Machine
Rinnai Gas Water Heater (New 2014)
Plenty of storage
Oil filled radiator
Air vent in ceiling - (New 2015)
2 x Shore Powered 13A Sockets
Fire Extinguisher & Fire Blanket
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Access to large storage area, Water Tank and Bilges under Saloon
Handmade Door with stained glass inset to Cabin

MAIN CABIN (3 Sections - Cabin, Bath to side & Heads):
Double mattress area above double drawers
Shelving at foot of Bed
Windows to both sides
Original, removable floorboards
Roller Blinds
Eberspacher air heating
Small sink with feature taps
Shoe storage beneath
240V Heated Fitted Towel Rail
Brass light fittings, Clock, Barometer
Air vent in ceiling - (New 2015)
2 x Shore Powered 13A Sockets

Dutch half size bath to side
Hot and cold water handheld Shower/ Bath filler
24V Pump to empty
Shoe storage beneath
Brass Nautical light fitting

24V Macerator Toilet - push button flush (New 2009)
Toilet feed storage tank - this can be emptied at suitable disposal
points when full
Frosted Window
Original, removable floorboards
Handmade Door with stained glass inset
Brass light fitting

Handmade Doors
V Berth double bench
Hatch can be opened in summer or sealed in winter
Brass light fitting
2 x Shore Powered 13A Sockets

Description of Layout

Large rear deck with canopy

Large bright saloon and cockpit

Steps down to galley

Starage beneath saloon

Door to main cabin

Both open to starboard

Heads to port

V-Berth forward


2 x 135 Ah batteries in Series - 24V Domestic Power (New 2016)
2 x 180 Ah batteries in Series - 24V Engine Starter Power
Victron Battery Charger/ Monitor (New 2020)
24V fuse panel
2 x Shore Powered 13A Sockets
Engine room lighting
Battery Switches/ Relays
24V to 12V under dashboard
Boat Completely rewired 2005

Safety Equipment

Fire extinguishers  New x 5

Gas detector

Co2 detector

Lifebuoys x 2

Bilge pump

Search light (no bulb)

Other Equipment

Anchor with 20m chain

Anchor winch

Fenders x 6

Crockery (matching boat colours0

Radio / CD player


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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