Would you buy a “Used” barge off E-bay? Fertile is for sale.
Fertile was built in 1936 as a steel swim-headed lighter, and converted to a swim-headed, stumpy-rigged spritsail barge by the present owner in 1996.
She is based at King Edward Quay in Colchester. From the advertisement it looks as though the marketing angle is that she would make a good base for someone commuting to London. There’s also the suggestion she could be used for river trips, as she has been in the past.
In the advertisement, under “Item Condition”, it says “Used” – er, yes.
Here’s the link to read the advertisement on E-bay.