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Euroship 50' Replica Tjalk

Boat Name Branta    Year 2009   Location Reading, United Kingdom   Price £169,995
Number of engines 1  Make/model John Deere 4045 DMF 70A  Fuel Diesel  Engine hours 201
Dimensions – LOA: 15m  Beam: 3.5m  Draft: 0.8m  Bridge Clearance: 2m

Branta is a well presented replica Tjalk Dutch barge based around a hull designed personally by Kees Cornelissen of Euroship. The Mast base tied mechanically to hull bottom to allow future modification to install functioning sails. 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. Full survey including hull on 20th September 2017. &Three coats of 2-pack Hempadur applied to hull in September 2017.  Length 15 m x  3.5 m beam,

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LOA: 15
Beam: 3.5
Maximum Draft: 0.8
Bridge Clearance: 2
Headroom: 1.9


Total Power: 80
Total Engines: 1
Year Built: 2011
Engine Model: 4045 DMF 70A
Engine Power: 80


Fresh Water Tanks: 1(1300)
Fuel Tanks: 1(1000)
Holding Tanks: 1(220)


Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2


Shore power inlet
Hot water
Washing machine
Deep freezer
Electric head
Bow thruster
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Tv set
Bimini top


Registered Port: N/A
Registered Number: N/A
Thames River license: EA licence to end of 2017 on window at bottom of steps into cabin
BSC Serial No: BSSER-299441/15
BSC Expiry Date : 29 November 2019
Serial No: N/A
Engine Type: John Deere 4045 DMF 70A
Engine Power: 80HP
Engine Number R529038
Keel laid date ; 2009 
Commissioned Date: 1 August 2011


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

Mast base tied mechanically to hull bottom to allow future modification to install functioning sails

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


Large open-plan main cabin with galley but reconfigurable to provide private guest cabin / office / TV room 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


Only 201 hours on the engine  fully serviced to manufacturers specifications 
Uses only diesel and electricity as power sources
No gas on-board so super-safe.
1000 litre diesel tank is almost full.
Eberspacher Hydronic-10 diesel heater with six radiators throughout.


5 kW Victron inverter plus
Northern Lights 7kW diesel generator 100 hours use, 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. Only 100 hours use.

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
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.
Bimini included which covers all of the rear deck
Sunbrella covers to pigeon hatches
Number of fenders: 4 Dutch Barge Tiptop Fenders plus 4 rubber pipe fenders
Number of lines: 4
Weight and type of Anchor: Halls Pattern Anchor 75 kg with 50 metres galvanized chain

NAVIGATION (no electronic items have been tested)
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

Everything aboard is included in the sale except equipment used for winterizing.


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


Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended  only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed and inspected,river trialled and tested.