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Belgian Barge Cruising Houseboat for sale in River Orwell United Kingdom

OFFERED BY

Boatshed

LOCATION

River Orwell United Kingdom

YEAR

1917

LENGTH

59.71 ft.

DETAILS

Condition

Used

Name

Belgian Barge Cruising Houseboat

Year

1917

Make & Model

Belgian Barge Cruising Houseboat

Boat type

Power

Length

59.71 ft.

Fuel Type

Diesel

Location

River Orwell United Kingdom

Tax status

Inc VAT

MEASUREMENTS

Beam

11.48 ft.

Berths

6

Cabins

3

DESCRIPTION

Following a change of plans, and the recent refurbishment of the hull and engine, the current owner is selling this unique and attractive conversion of a former tanker barge.
Designed and built in Belgium, she originally supplied fresh water to other boats or canal-side locations between Bruges and Brussels. She is suitable for some of the narrower continental canals.
She was professionally converted to a liveaboard by a Belgian yard in the 1970's. Mechanically she has the benefit of a Gardener 6LB engine which provides plenty of silky power. The vessel also has been converted to sail, gently, with a Gaff Rig.
The hull has been refreshed, including some replating, and a full exterior repaint. The engine has been fully overhauled with many new parts including the starter and alternator. New wiring, fuel and water lines and batteries have been fitted,
Down below in the spacious saloon and fore-cabin is the opportunity to continue with the refresh or alter it to the new owner's requirements. An opening has been created to enter the forward cabin and to create a shower/bathroom. There are many new items yet to be fitted including a bath, stove, wood burner and sink etc.
This unique and attractive, practical liveaboard vessel represents a rare opportunity for somebody to continue working on her and then to cruise both the coastal waters and canal system. A new BSS Certificate will be provided
She can be moored at her current location for the completion of any work required. There is also the opportunity of a London Marina mooring (at extra cost) if required.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
Register with Boatshed to see 97 extra photos of this Belgian Barge Cruising Houseboat .
This Belgian Barge Cruising Houseboat has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk.

PROPULSION

Cooling System

Yes

Cruising Speed

6

Engine Count

1

Engine Horse Power

127

Engine Tankage

500.0

Max Speed Knots

8

Propeller Type

3 Blade bronze

SAILS

Mainsail

Yes

Winches

2

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

HULL

Hull Color

paint

Hull Material

steel

Hull Type

fulldis

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

Compass

Yes

Depth Instrument

Yes

Navigation Lights

Yes

Vhf

Yes

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Battery

Yes

Battery Charger

Yes

Bilge Pump

Yes

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

Anchor

Yes

Fenders

Yes

GALLEY

Oven

Yes

ACCOMMODATION

Toilet

Yes

OTHER

Builder

Belgian Yard

Cooling System Type

indirect

Mainsail

Yes

Winches

2

Air Draft

2.0

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