The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Humber Barge 98

Open Day 1000-1400 17th Feb!
  • Boat REF#  ·  315157
  • Length  ·  29.26m
  • Year  ·  1921
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Lying  ·  Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Tim Kingston

This boat is awaiting activation and is not currently for sale on the Boatshed system.
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Lying Brighton
Last survey 03/09/2022


Build year approximate


Length 29.26m
Beam 5.33m
Draft Min 0.70m
Draft Max 0.70m
Headroom 2.16m
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

240 shore power voltage,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Double bottomed hull


Sink 4
Heads 4 heads (Manual)


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Fire alarm
Emergency lighting
Stair gate
Emergency signage
Bilge alarm

Broker's Comments


All interested parties are invited to an open day on board, in Brighton Marina. Subsequent purchasers will be noted at the event and the successful party will be selected by her current owners. Please note that travel costs, etc, are not refundable by Boatshed, or any other party.

A £1000 deposit will be required to clear into our secure client account and will be refunded upon successful legal transfer of ownership and vacation of the vessel from Brighton Marina by the time/date agreed with the vendor. This deposit would be forfeit, should contractual agreements not be met. This holding deposit is required for the purposes of due diligence for contract completion.


This vessel MUST leave Brighton Marina by a date to be agreed with the marina - this is not up for negotiation and she cannot remain!

You need your own resources to move her to a suitable berth elsewhere, safely.

You only have to take a look around this space to see that she's something special!

She's been a great Brighton Marina landmark for many years and has functioned as a floating Chinese restaurant and is currently in use as a multi-functional community space.

We understand that she needs attention and can provide information to help understand this - an extremely in-depth history and survey/dive surveys in 2010/2011 and a full condition survey in September 2022 describe her exactly as she is and what needs to be done. Please email for copies of information.

Her cavernous interior, on two levels could be adapted for an internal space and she may be suitable for an entertainment venue, conference centre, shared workspace and possibly anything else you can imagine that could be undertaken in a very pleasant space afloat.

She possesses three large interior spaces on two levels, a galley, office area, plenty of storage and several accessible heads.

She comes with the facilities that you'd expect to keep people safe, including fire alarm, emergency lighting and signage, plus more.

She does need to leave Brighton Marina, so you'll need somewhere suitable for her to go - She MUST leave and this is NON NEGOTIABLE.

As one of Brighton's (and Brighton Marina's) famous local landmarks, she's been a very successful venue and work place and the marina, plus many past participants will be very sad to see her go!

Please note that Boatshed cannot be held responsible for any travel costs whatsoever, in the event of cancellation, or if the vessel goes under offer, or if the vessel is removed from the market, or if a viewing is cancelled, for any reason, whatsoever.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Humber Barge 98 has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim Kingston of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since 1995

Why are you selling her?

We have other plans for the geographical area

Where have you sailed her?

She's been static as a restaurant and community space

Where the particulars herein give details of a boat, whether new or used, they are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate or complete. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars and the vessel. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specification above or in a purchase contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless such items are specifically listed herein. At all times, where the particulars herein give details of a new boat and/or a new boat to be supplied/built by a builder/manufacturer, or a boat to be chartered, via our introduction, we do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information offered by third-party companies in respect thereof including without limitation new boat builders/manufacturers, charter companies and/or companies/businesses which are ‘Friends of Boatshed’. We shall not be responsible for, or party to, any transactions, contracts or agreements between you and such third-party providers of products or services and it is incumbent upon you to verify such details direct with such entities and contract with them at your sole discretion and on terms that you agree.

Comments 4

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Hi, I’m looking for a large boat as my friend owns moorings in Richmond upon Thames I could move the boat there. Also the main reason we’re looking for such a large vessel is because we’re looking to open a furniture charity shop on a boat large boat. In fact, I think it would be amazing. I could turn it into a treasure boat. Looking to donate to Great Olman St., Hospital, which does amazing things for the little ones and my parents I’m 46 years old now I’ve had a good life. I don’t want to get bored I want to get back. I see this as my perfect opportunity. Where is the nearest place, I could move it to until I can get a suitable engine just to propel the vessel to Richmond. My brother has been bringing large boats back from Holland for years so he’s I captain please let me know what you think

Jason B2023-10-31 18:50:02

Is there a contact number for today's viewing?

Dan M2023-02-17 11:43:09

Hi, I'm sorry but we do not have that information, please enquire via the advert if you'd like full information. Cheers, tim@boatshed

Tim K2023-02-15 19:45:33

Hi, an interesting opportunity! Is there an estimate of the weight of this Vessel?

Martina B2023-02-15 17:31:38
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