‘Ranson’ is a beautifully converted lighter barge that is full of character and history. She has been well cared for and loved by the owners for many years. She was built in around 1936 on the Thames and worked hard for many years as a lighter barge. When she retired she went to Little Venice where she was used as a delightful restaurant and bar for many years! She came to Dauntless Boatyard in 1996 where she started to be cleverly converted and comes with a full survey of the hull before conversion work commenced. The open layout of Ranson gives a real feel of space throughout. As you walk in there is a large galley and lounge area, plenty for a family get together. Large bedrooms and bathroom. Plenty of storage throughout. No expense has been spared with the fixture and fittings and in every room there is a delightful piece of character and good feel of space which really makes Ranson a treasure. The new owner will be pleased to know that maintenance has been kept up to date, the boiler is due a service soon but that will be done prior to selling. There are lots of extras that are included with the sale. Recently she has had a new log burner installed, a compost toilet with a new saniflow pump fitted, electric power shower, new clear plastic window covers fitted, washing machine, dishwasher. She has been spray foamed to insulated the bow storage area. There is also a new double glazed skylight installed. Central heating installed throughout. All plumbing, electrics and metal work has been checked and is in very good condition. On deck is a large sitting area to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the boats. Ranson sits on a lovely mooring, very secure and near Benfleet train station and the A13 for easy access to main routes. Alongside her mooring is a garden that is included in the rent where you will find 2 sheds for easy storage. Her mooring fees are £5,220 for the year. Water and electric are connected to the boat which is metered and charged every 3 months. There is a large carpark on site, laundry room, male and female showers, 24/7 security and CCTV. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate Ranson fully. These lovely barges don’t come up ofter on a mooring like this so please call prior to coming to see us as viewings are by appointment only via Dauntless Boatyard.