Stunning spacious 1922 Dutch barge fully refurbished as live aboard – UK HOUSEBOATS

Oct 17, 2017
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A large and spacious Dutch barge 55ft in length and 11 ft wide with shallow water draft of 2ft6” making it ideal for all British canals and rivers.

Fully refurbished throughout, including full outside professional paint job in mid 2017.

BSC until August 2021 and current canal license until June 2018

This boat has some interesting history with a 1922 iron and rivet hull and was previously used to transport fuel along the Rhine river in Germany when in 1997 it was converted to a live aboard boat by its previous owner.

Upon my purchase I have had the full upper deck stripped of all old paintwork, re primed and painted and with sealed in a vintage cream with dove grey and red trim finish. It was fully hull blacked in August 2016 and new (large) anodes fitted so will not be required for another two years, However being an Iron hull is a superior material.

All outside areas have a non slip checkerplate finish to ensure high safety accompanied with extra wide gunnels for easy outside navigation.

As part Of the refurbishment there has been a Perkins 4108 engine fitted with upgrades to a water cooling system with brand new water cooling exhaust which gives a quiet, yet reliable engine.

The interior is a clean, modern yet cosy feel including brand new wood burner and complimented with a diesel central air system which was installed in June 2017

Including stone worktops in the kitchen, washing machine, brand new appliances in stainless steel. This includes a brand new thetford gas/ 240v /12v fridge freezer ( cost of £850). There is a walnut floor all throughout the front area which also has a bench seat and dining table area with TV DVD player to create a low level lounging area.

The wheel house is a large comfortable room with a vinyl flooring for easy cleaning ( if you have a dog) and has a sofa that doubles as a shoe cupboard, as well as a 5kw wood burner ( brand new), there is a TV DVD player in this room as well.

The rear area is a super king bed with a modern fresh look and extremely comfortable. The final TV DVD player is on the wall and is on an extendable arm.

All lighting throughout the boat is LED low voltage and is supported with a bank of 6 batteries all brand new and with two years warranty, there are also three solar panels fitted to the roof and supply 360 watts direct to the batteries.

There are many other features but to fully appreciate this beautiful boat please feel free to contact with any questions or for a viewing on 07517529551

I am currently cruising the Thames In Henley but will be moving on soon… on the way to the Regent canal but will be moving along the Grand union as well, available most days for viewings.


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