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48.69ft / 14.84m
11.48ft / 3.5m
John Deere 4045DMF70A Inboard diesel 80 horsepower
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Located In:
Shepperton, United Kingdom
Hull Material:

2011 Tjalk Barge Replica for sale. Available Jan 2024.

Length overall 15.78m, Beam 3.5m, Draft  0.8m

Branta is a replica Tjalk Dutch Barge based around a hull designed personally by Kees Cornelissen of Euroship.

The mast base is tied mechanically to the hull bottom to allow future modification to install functioning sails if desired. The cut steel plates for the hull were supplied by Euroship and the hull was constructed by Sirius Yachts in the UK. The fit out was completed by Sirius Marine Services.

The construction of Branta was started in 2009 and she was launched in August 2011, finally commissioned in 2012.

Three coats of 2-pack Hempadur applied to hull in September 2017. Full survey including hull on 20th September 2017. Sold to the current owners in 2018 who have since completed all recommendations of the survey. 

In 2020 a new rear canopy with full side, front and rear enclosures was added to allow the cockpit to become fully weatherproofed.


Large open rear deck with built-in seating over lockers, connected to higher walkway decks leading to bow deck with two seat/locker

12 Barge type double-glazed Windows
6 double-glazed portlights
2 Pigeon hatches (double glazed) to saloon and fore cabin
Full cover to aft cockpit on stainless steel frame


Large open-plan main cabin with galley.

Snug / TV room/ study but reconfigurable to provide private guest cabin using sliding partitions. 

Dinette makes double bed to sleep 6 in total.  Master cabin with own private head/shower at fore end.  Separate guest head / shower.

Perfect live-aboard, or cruising on canals (UK and Europe), rivers and coastal waters.
Category C permits sea voyages.

Spacious, high-quality interior that is highly reconfigurable. Lounge area can be reconfigured as full dining area or further guest double bed. Superb master cabin with king size bed (5 ft wide). Two heads with Tecma toilets. Full-size shower in master cabin head; wet-room shower in the guest head. Sleeps 6 easily. In Double master cabin forward, Double guest cabin and convertible double to saloon. Oak panelled walls and trim throughout (except heads). White painted boarded ceiling with oak trimmed bulkhead details and brackets. Wood flooring throughout

Boat Systems

Only C500 hours on the engine  fully serviced to manufacturers specifications.

24v Bow Thruster

Uses only diesel and electricity as power sources

No gas on-board so super-safe.

Eberspacher Hydronic-10 diesel heater with six radiators throughout.


5 kW Victron inverter plus
Northern Lights 7kW diesel generator, provides ample on-board power, even without shore power connected.

24 volt DC low voltage system throughout boat with a few low power items (VHF radio, Garmin GPS/depth) on 12V (via DC-DC converter).

5 kW Victron Quattro Sine wave multi plus. 24 volt to 240V inverter with 120 amp charger.

Northern Lights 7kW M773LW3 diesel generator (50 Hz 230v 1PH) with 12 volt standard ground electrical system, wet exhaust.

Six Victron batteries AGM  deep cycle 200AH for domestic power. Two 12V 110AH main engine starter batteries. One 12V 55AH generator starter battery. Two 12V 110AH bow thruster batteries.

Two TECMA fresh water flushing macerator toilets.

Black waste tank. Deck pump out and under hull discharge.

Calorifier heats water from main engine and from electrical immersion heater.

Cold water stored in interconnected stainless steel tanks.

Separate Fridge: Siemens model KU15RA50GB
Separate Freezer: Siemens model GU15DA40GB
Washer/Dryer: Hotpoint model BHWD129
Oven: Siemens model HB13AB521B
Induction Hob: Siemens model EH645TE11E

Good range of cooking pots and pans for induction hob.


Stainless steel work tops
Storage cupboards with integral wire storage trays


Vetus Alexander III electric anchor windlass with remote, connected to Halls Pattern Anchor 75 kg with 50 metres galvanized chain in chain storage compartment.
Rear deck bulkhead light plus separate wired socket for removable lamp.
Spot light on foredeck.
TV antenna socket on cabin roof connected to TV inside boat.
VHF antenna included and connected by socket on cabin roof to VHF radio at door entrance.
Gangplank and boat hook.
Full enclosure which covers all of the rear deck
Sunbrella covers to pigeon hatches
Number of fenders: 6 Sausage fenders, 4 rubber pipe fenders and 4 rope woven fenders.
Number of lines: 4
Weight and type of Anchor: Halls Pattern Anchor 75 kg with 50 metres galvanized chain

Manual hydraulic steering (Vetus hydraulic pump and ram).
Diesel tank level indicator.
Garmin GPS and depth gauge indicator (connected by socket).
Anchor windlass controller (plus remote from foredeck).
VHF radio in entrance doorway. Hull-mounted antenna
Vetus bow thruster 95 kgf Ø 185mm (24V, batteries adjacent) with controller at driving position.
Engine instrumentation: John Deere control panel supplied with engine plus engine speed/gearbox control lever.
Navigation, steaming, anchor lights, wired to mast where appropriate
Electric windlass for anchor: Vetus Alexander III

TV on wall bracket with built-in DVD
24V halogen ceiling spot lights and wall lights throughout vessel

3 Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket
No gas on-board


Type of wood flooring: Oak floorboards (engineered variety for better stability onto plywood sole)
Steel thicknesses: Baseplate 8mm, Hull sides 6mm, Cabin sides and roof 4mm.
Upholstery colours: Blue
Curtain colours: Blue and off-white

Service Information

Last Survey  September 2017

Last Engine Service  September 2023

Last Generator Service  September 2022

Last Heater Service       2022

Last Antifoul/Anodes  August 2022

( 2 coats of 2 pack epoxy and 1 coat of antifoul. Anodes checked but still quite satisfactory)

Boat Safety Certificate to November 2023. New Certificate will be supplied.

Brief History of Branta

Brought to Shepperton Marina by the first owner, Remained in Shepperton or the Thames And Kennet Marina until now. Used on the non tidal Thames, with two trips to St Katherines Dock.


Branta has no known faults!

Owners Notes

Note from the Owner

I bought Branta in 2020 and she has been cruised on the upper Thames to Oxford and the Tideway to St Katherines Dock .  Branta handles well and is a pleasure to pilot her, even in close quarters. Her engine has plenty of thrust and the large rudder turns her easily. She even steers in reverse.

Branta has a quality pedigree from the design and cut steel plates by Euroship Services in the Netherlands through to construction by Sirius Yachts and fit out by Sirius Marine Services. She was built under survey and inspection and with EU Construction certificate and tank pressure test certificates. She has a category C Certificate for navigation in coastal waters up to force 6 bf wind and 2 meter sea. Channel crossing is possible.  She is ballasted and stable. All paperwork and certificates are provided.

Safety and security were the priorities in the design.

Hull penetrations have been minimized.  The only penetrations being the main prop shaft fitted with a spare ceramic seal on the shaft to allow replacement without shaft removal, and the secondary sewage tank pump out via siphon bend but fitted with safety diaphragm on the sea valve  which is still intact.

There is no gas onboard, and cooking is all electric with induction hobs and electric oven. A 7kw generator allows  full use of these when the shore line is not available.

The deck has a full walk round, step free access, with high upstands and full handrails giving confidence to move fore and aft even in a seaway. Good for children too, when moored.

Flexible internal layout.

Branta has a Flexible accommodation and sociable layout. The Saloon table can seat 6, or more, people for eating and the large kitchen is adjacent  so no up and down stairs to prepare the table and serve food. The table can, however be relocated to the large cockpit in summer, if wished.

The cockpit canopy is in several removable panels to allow full protection or various stages of partial protection up to complete removal and folding onto the rudder base. Completely waterproof.

The main cabin has a King Size bed and good size en-suite bathroom. The snug/TV room/office is convertible to a private cabin with Queen Size bed, with door, and a second bathroom with shower whilst full saloon setting is still maintained for eating   It is unusual to find such facilities in a 15m boat.


Branta constantly receives compliments from passing boat owners and lock keepers alike

Shepperton Marina Mooring Offer

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted moorings for the first year at Shepperton Marina for all boats purchased through our Boat Showrooms brokerage office.

For this boat, an annual (non-residential) mooring if paid in advance would be £6804.14 including VAT and a 10% discount, (applies for the first year only)..

Power (240v) is via a pre-payment card for the electric pod if required.


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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