Dutch Barge 18m Converted Bunker Boat

Exceptionally well maintained
145,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  314346
  • Length  ·  18.04m
  • Year  ·  1929
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 165hp, DAF 825 turbo (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Saone river
Boatshed Bourgogne
Boatshed Bourgogne
Graham Wharmby

Extra Details

Lying Saone river
Fuel capacity 2,500.0 ltr Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 3,500.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/06/2022

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 165hp
Engine make and model DAF 825 turbo (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1= 7830
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 12KVA

A gold DAF 825 of 160hp sits like a crowned king in a throne room! This has to be one of the (if not the) cleanest and tidiest machine rooms I have ever seen. Just look at the photos. Look at the simple, solid well thought out installations. A hydraulic pump attached to the fore end of the motor for the windlass and steering (there is a backup system for the helm in the event of engine failure). Box cooling for the main engine (fully sealed system with NO tubes on the outside of the hull). Six batteries 4 x 230A/h and 2 x 200A/h for domestic systems. A small crane has been installed next to the battery box for battery handling and reflects the experience and attention to detail that has gone into the creation of this impressive vessel. In the forepeak Another battery is dedicated to starting the generator and also powers the bow thruster.

Dimensions

Length 18.04m
Beam 3.90m
Draft Max 0.96m
Airdraft 3.25m
Displacement 45kg
Headroom 2.03m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

24 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Built as a bunker boat in 1929 (Shell Oils) the vessel has been converted into a very comfortable cruising home. She is conscientiously maintained (look at the photos and try to find a drop of oil, a speck of dust or a chip in the paint) by very experienced owners.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

The aft deck has ample space to seat four and is all on the same level as the wheelhouse saloon, making the aft deck a sort of patio from the wheelhouse saloon. The wheelhouse has a very complete helm station forward and comfortable seating for six with good views from deep windows and 1.87m headroom adding to the feeling of space. Forward down to the galley / dinette with over 2m headroom and an all electric kitchen the bywords here are cozy, classic and comfortable. The diesel fired space heater adds to the traditional atmosphere but is not just a decorative “talking piece”. It is connected to the central heating system and with an output of up to 16250 Btu can serve as the stand alone heating for the entire vessel. That said there is a dedicated central heating boiler in the engine room with a maximum output of 38 Kw (that’s a massive 129,000 BTU!!). The boat is insulated with thin film high tech. insulation material over a 4cm thick layer of rockwool and all windows in the lower accommodation are double glazed units. Wheelhouse windows are insulated by secondary plexi-panes. The day I visited the boat it was well over 30° and inside temperatures were very acceptable. Next down the corridor (which runs the length of the port side) is the guest cabin. 2m headroom a walk-around bed of 1.9m x 1.25m central heating radiator, wardrobe, shelves and cupboards. Next down the corridor is the “bathroom” with its hipbath cum shower, wash basin and industrial grade manual toilet. This might not look like something from a designer studio but believe me its beauty is in its robust simplicity (and the peace of mind that comes with it!) Lastly is the owners cabin, a full width cabin with 2m headroom, a walk-around bed of 2m x 1.3m storage and opening double glazed windows port and starboard. Hot water is from an immersion heater of 80 litres. Deck shower cold water only.

2 burner Electric Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Non-Smokers
Microwave
Washing Machine

The aft deck has ample space to seat four and is all on the same level as the wheelhouse saloon, making the aft deck a sort of patio from the wheelhouse saloon. The wheelhouse has a very complete helm station forward and comfortable seating for six with good views from deep windows and 1.87m headroom adding to the feeling of space. Forward down to the galley / dinette with over 2m headroom and an all electric kitchen the bywords here are cozy, classic and comfortable. The diesel fired space heater adds to the traditional atmosphere but is not just a decorative “talking piece”. It is connected to the central heating system and with an output of up to 16250 Btu can serve as the stand alone heating for the entire vessel. That said there is a dedicated central heating boiler in the engine room with a maximum output of 38 Kw (that’s a massive 129,000 BTU!!). The boat is insulated with thin film high tech. insulation material over a 4cm thick layer of rockwool and all windows in the lower accommodation are double glazed units. Wheelhouse windows are insulated by secondary plexi-panes. The day I visited the boat it was well over 30° and inside temperatures were very acceptable. Next down the corridor (which runs the length of the port side) is the guest cabin. 2m headroom a walk-around bed of 1.9m x 1.25m central heating radiator, wardrobe, shelves and cupboards. Next down the corridor is the “bathroom” with its hipbath cum shower, wash basin and industrial grade manual toilet. This might not look like something from a designer studio but believe me its beauty is in its robust simplicity (and the peace of mind that comes with it!) Lastly is the owners cabin, a full width cabin with 2m headroom, a walk-around bed of 2m x 1.3m storage and opening double glazed windows port and starboard. Hot water is from an immersion heater of 80 litres. Deck shower cold water only.

2 burner Electric Stove

Deck Gear

Bimini
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Passerelle
Bow Thruster

L. Van Lier windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth)
40.00m of chain
Hydraulic windlass

Nav Equipment

VHF
GPS
Autopilot
Stereo
Clock
Navigation lights
TV
Computer
Depth sounder

GPS
Autopilot
Computer with Europe navigation charts

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Searchlight
Horn

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Residential Dutch barge and cruising home for sale in France. Boatshed Bourgogne is pleased to propose what must be one of the best maintained live aboard barges for sale on French waterways. Initially a bunker boat selling fuel in Holland.

The people who converted this barge must have had great experience of living and cruising on Europe's inland waterways. That experience, coupled with attention to detail, is evident in the build of the vessel.

What is so fortunate is that the initial quality has been so well looked after and maintained by our vendors. Knowledgeable and proud liveaboard boaters for decades, this boat is their swansong and a truly remarkable vessel. Robust to industrial standards, yet comfortable as a full time residence (it has been our vendors only home for the last eleven years), yet of dimensions that make it a practical go-anywhere cruising home.

For more information and appointments to view, please contact Graham, your Boatshed broker at Boatshed Bourgogne.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Barge 18m Converted Bunker Boat has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Bourgogne. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

11 years

Why are you selling her?

Retiring from boating. Moving back to land after 30 years cruising

Where have you sailed her?

Holland, Belgium, France

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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