Official No. 145408, 68 ton. Built of steel at Mistley 1926 by F.W.Horlock
Xylonite had been launched with the name BX, but the name was quickly changed after her first skipper refused to sail her because he didn’t like the name.
Latterly owned by Greenhithe Lighterage she was rerigged by Tim Eliff as a charter barge and based at The Prospect of Whitby, P.H., Wapping. Sold to Cirdan Trust 1985 for sail training out of Maldon.
Currently owned by Tim Kent, she recently featured in Christopher Nolan’s film epic ‘Dunkirk’ and is on the market for £425000.
If you would like to learn more about the barge or get in touch with Tim, please visit the following link – xylonite.co.uk