Belgium Spitz Dutch Barge Flat Bottom, Steel Hull With Rivets

Luxury Live-aboard Barge
£375,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  300566
  • Length  ·  29.00m
  • Year  ·  1958
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 230hp, John Deere 6.8 Litre Turbo Charged Diesel (6068TFM (2008)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Mark Coles

Extra Details

Builder Gebr De Wachter Shipyard, Boom
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 6,300.0 ltr (1,386.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 03/07/2018

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 230hp
Engine make and model John Deere 6.8 Litre Turbo Charged Diesel (6068TFM (2008)
Engine Hours engine1= 86
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade 1 meter width / Stern tube grease lubricat
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.9 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Generator output 11KVA
Generator Hours unknown

Engine is closed/ box cooling, with power take off and Python drive coupling to reduce vibration.
Consumption
1600 rpm / 10.4l/hr
1200 rpm / 4.8l/hr
1000 rpm / 2.9 l/hr

Twin Rudders

Dimensions

Length 29.00m
Beam 5.04m
Draft Max 1.10m
Airdraft 4.00m
Displacement 125,000kg (275,625.0lbs)
Headroom 2.13m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Finish Paint finish

Domestic Central Heating Tank 1500 litres (15 radiators plus 3 heated towel rails)

Accommodation

Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 4
Shower 3
Heads 4 heads (Manual)

Large open plan saloon 8.1m x 4.71m incorporating living space, dining area and luxury appointed kitchen that includes a 5 burner/ 2 ovens Lacanche range cooker, Microwave, Dishwasher and SMEG Fridge Freezer.

Wheel House 4.32m x 2.93 incorporating raised dining area

Utility Room 2.25m x 4.47m consisting of washing machine, second freezer and significant storage area (Pantry)

Engine Room/ Workhop 5m x 3.90m incorporating Engine, Fuel Tank, Water Tank, Boiler, Generator, Electricity management (Fuses and RCD breakers) plus lots of storage and space to maintain the engine.

Forward (Master Cabin) 3.22m x 4.71m, with separate ensuite bathroom 2.3m x 4.47m consisting of WC (Head), Basin and luxury free standing 'slipper' style bath.

Portside (Guest Cabin) 2.82m x 1.93m, with separate ensuite 1m x 1.9m , consisting of WC (Head), basin and shower.

Starboard side (Guest Cabin) 2.82m x 1.93m, with separate ensuite 1m x 1.93m) consisting of WC(Head), basin and shower.

Aft Cabin (Second Master) 4.34m x 3.94m, with separate ensuite 1.13m x 3.13m consisting of WC(Head), basin and shower.

5 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Refrigerator
Freezer
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Large open plan saloon 8.1m x 4.71m incorporating living space, dining area and luxury appointed kitchen that includes a 5 burner/ 2 ovens Lacanche range cooker, Microwave, Dishwasher and SMEG Fridge Freezer.

Wheel House 4.32m x 2.93 incorporating raised dining area

Utility Room 2.25m x 4.47m consisting of washing machine, second freezer and significant storage area (Pantry)

Engine Room/ Workhop 5m x 3.90m incorporating Engine, Fuel Tank, Water Tank, Boiler, Generator, Electricity management (Fuses and RCD breakers) plus lots of storage and space to maintain the engine.

Forward (Master Cabin) 3.22m x 4.71m, with separate ensuite bathroom 2.3m x 4.47m consisting of WC (Head), Basin and luxury free standing 'slipper' style bath.

Portside (Guest Cabin) 2.82m x 1.93m, with separate ensuite 1m x 1.9m , consisting of WC (Head), basin and shower.

Starboard side (Guest Cabin) 2.82m x 1.93m, with separate ensuite 1m x 1.93m) consisting of WC(Head), basin and shower.

Aft Cabin (Second Master) 4.34m x 3.94m, with separate ensuite 1.13m x 3.13m consisting of WC(Head), basin and shower.

5 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Passerelle
Bow Thruster

Unknown windlass
3 anchors
(Danforth)
9 foot dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Length of chain unknown, Anchors are 360kg, 260kg x 2

Nav Equipment

BSS Approved / expires 2023

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Bilge includes 'deck wash' system that allows the use to divert water via hose/ jetwash

Broker's Comments

In our opinion this is a rare opportunity to purchase a luxury appointed Dutch (live aboard) Barge that has been carefully developed and meticuously maintained inside and out. Offering both ample living space and accommodation and thoughtfully designed to offer ensuite facilities to all cabins. Throughout the interior she has 'Merbau' decking, which appears to be in excellent condition and really sets the standard of fittings throughout the vessel.

The engine was installed in 2008 and has only run for 86 hours. As you can view from our photos and videos, the engine appears to be in excellent condition (important should any potential buyer be wanting to cruise or move her to a new berth). During my time on board the owner explained the routine maintenance carried out and started the engine with ease (as shown on the video)

Internally the Lounge (Saloon) and dining/ kitchen (Galley) area has been thoughtfully decorated and included in the sale are all the kitchen appliances as noted in the specification.

A survey (dated July 2018) is available for serious buyers after a viewing and the owner will happily share more details of the barge and significant work that was undertaken to bring her up to the standard she presents herself in.

In summary, this is an exquisitely presented and specified barge and would suit anyone looking to live a life of luxury afloat! If you would like to know more, or organise a personal viewing, then please contact our office and we would be pleased to help.

These boat details are subject to contract.

This Belgium Spitz Dutch Barge Flat Bottom, Steel Hull With Rivets has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Coles of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

14 Years

Why are you selling her?

Change of circumstance

Where have you sailed her?

From Belgium to the UK, and from then converted as a live aboard

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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