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A classic motorised sailing Tjalk that has retained its lovely old carved tiller steering but has later been equipped with a wheel. Both are operational.

There's hard wood cottage style windows, solid wood interior, thick chestnut parquet floor and an open fireplace in the lounge. Next comes the guest bedroom and after that the bathroom with bath and shower. The master bedroom is forward under the front deck with lots of light from the pigeon box. There is a double bed and sitting headroom and whilst this configuration may surprise many inland boaters our yachting friends may be much more used to sitting headroom in their aft cabins and forepeaks. It certainly didn’t bother the present owner who has lived aboard for ten years. If so desired it would be a relatively easy job for a new owner to extend the existing superstructure to cover the master cabin area and provide standing headroom throughout.

A great floating cottage or an easily handled cruising barge. The aft deck is wonderfully convivial and connects directly to the kitchen dining area (great for aperitifs on balmy evenings) and the captain is not kept in quarantine during the cruise.

The barge was rebottomed ten years ago in 4mm plate and reblacked and new anodes fitted in 2006.
At 18.5m x 3.4m with an air draught of just 2.75 and a draught of 90cm. this is an easily handled go anywhere vessel and at less that 20m falls within the simplified Carte de Circulation (or CIBP if you want to go foreign).

An unforeseen change in personal circumstances encourages the present owners to seek an early completion and they are therefore open to offers.
Presently moored in the Sancerre wine growing region right by the picturesque River Loire this a rare opportunity. Use it. Cruise it. Or in it’s present location you could even rent it out as a gîte.
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