Goole East Yorkshire UK|
Replica Dutch Barge built by Bluewater Boats of Ladbrooke Warwickshire in 2006. She was built new for us to our specifications. "Liberty" is built to a high standard with lovely lines. Luxury live aboard boat.
Sailed from Goole down to Ramsgate and across to Nieuwport in Belgium in April 2010.
After extensive cruising in Belgium, Holland & France down to the Mediterranean and Canal du Midi, in Autumn 2017 Liberty returned to the UK. She is now moored in Goole East Yorkshire. The mooring is exceptionally secure and is transferable.
Marine finance available through local marina.
The RCD was completed by Barry Morse Marine Surveyor.
British Safety certificate until November 2025.
Bow Thruster Vetus Hydraulic
Bow Anchor Vetus 50KG Hydraulic
Stern Anchor Manual 20KG
Victron charger/inverter 3kw new upgrade December 2016
Isolation transformer newly upgraded in 2016.
Tanks:- Diesel for engine and generator 820 lts. Fuel Guard filter system fitted March 2019. This system recirculates
the fuel in the diesel tank.
Kerosene for heating 820 lts
Fresh Water 2 x 700 lts Stainless steel
Black water 2 x 700 lts
All tanks are beneath floor level and all have sensors.
Heating :- Harworth PJ Max marine pressure jet boiler. Newly fitted June 2019. This burns Kerozene and has a dedicated
820 lts fuel tank. This feeds radiators throughout the vessel including the wheelhouse and also the hot water.
Air Conditioning : - Daikin, inverter air conditioning unit. This also can be used to provide warm air heating as well as
|Vessel type:||Replica Dutch Barge|
|Builder:||Blue Water Boats Ladbrooke Warwickshire|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Vetus-Deutz 6 cylinder|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||19.90m|
|Hull type:||8ft base plate 2ft 9 chines either side|
|Keel type:||3/4 Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||1640 Litres|
|Water capacity:||1400 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1400 Litres|
The main cabin is fully carpeted as are both bedrooms. The central skylight is double glazed and can be removed after unlocking to gain access for larger pieces of furniture. This has blinds fitted. There are also two covers for outside. All portholes have both curtains and matching porthole bungs. These help to retain heat in the winter. There are many cupboards throughout.
There is a newly installed kitchen, with solid wood light oak cupboard doors and Corian worktops. The hob is a new Neff four burner gas hob and a New World gas oven with separate grill. Both of these are fitted with fail safety devices. The extractor fan is 240 volt and is directed to the outside via a Vetus UFO in the roof. There is a new undercounter 240 volt freezer and 2 x 240 volt fridges. The floor is newly installed luxury vinyl click.
The front sleeping cabin has a 5ft bed which you can walk around. There is a full width hanging wardrobe as well as other cupboards. The skylight is double glazed.
The shower room has a large shower cubicle with Grohe shower unit, Jabsco macerator toilet, wash basin and bidet. There is a extractor fan fitted in the shower area, which is vented to the outside.
The stern cabin is accessed through a passage from the main cabin and is fitted with two single bunk beds, with storage underneath. There is a toilet compartment with Jabsco macerator toilet and hand basin.
A Beko 7kg washer installed in the passage.
The central heating boiler and inverter charger are also in the passage.
This is accessed from both port and starboard and has a lockable door and hatch down steps to the inside. There is bench seating with storage under and also a radiator. All windows have blinds fitted.
The wheelhouse folds down giving an air draft of 2.4mts.
There is a large rooftop decked area with stainless steel stanchions with linked cable. This has a table and 4 chairs with cushions and matching cantilevered brolly. This is easily accessed by steps at the front.
Length 19.90 mts Beam 4.1mts draft 1.1 mts air draft 3.23 mts
The base plate 8ft, 2ft 9"chines.
Base plate 12.5mm
Hull sides 6mm
Cabin sides 5mm
The whole vessel was shot blasted before painting. This removes the mill scale thus giving a uniform and clean surface to paint. The whole of the vessel was then painted in Interzone 954, a high performance two-pack epoxy blacking system. The top superstructure was then painted with International Perfection a two-pack polyurethane paint. All of this procedure results in a high gloss hard wearing finish.
The boat was dry docked in May 2018. The hull was pressure washed and two coats of Interzone 954 and new anodes fitted where needed. This high performance paint does not need renewing until after 7 years.
The insulation is 50mm spray foam and under the floor is lined with 7mm foil insulation wrap.
The front deck has a large gas locker with space for 3 x 13kgs. There is also access to the bow locker and bow thruster locker with anchor locker with 150 mts 10mm chain and 50 kg anchor.
The hydraulic anchor winch is in front of the bow locker.
Full instruments including Standard Horizon Sat Nav, Depth sounder, Furono Radar, two VHF radios, Azimuth compass, twin wipers and air horn.
A newly fitted Daikin inverter air conditioning unit is fitted in the main cabin. This can also be used for warm air heating as well as cooling.
There is a solar panel which can either be fitted to the wheelhouse roof or used on the deck.
A Camos auto seeking satellite dish is sighted on the main cabin roof.
Gas Locker:- This is situated at the bow at deck level and has space for 3 x 13kg bottles. Connectors at present are set for the UK system with easy change over to European system.
There are fixed davits on the stern for a dinghy if required.
Engine Vetus-Deutz 6 cylinder 170 hp Raw water cooled with seacoks to both sides. Suitable for all European rivers.
Generator Vetus-Mitsubishi 6.5 KVA cocooned. Raw water cooled with seacocks to both sides.
The engine room is accessed from a passage, going from the forward saloon to the stern bedroom, within the vessel. This gives entry at engine room level and has standing head room making for easy maintenance. This passage also gives access to the aft cabin. This arrangement means there is no need for lifting the wheelhouse floor and the use of impracticable steps down. It also means no extra door in the wheelhouse down to the aft cabin.
Fuel Guard recirculating fuel filter system fitted to engine fuel tank. Saves any worries regarding fuel bug. Fitted March 2019.
Water Purifier :- There is a water purification system in the engine room. This filters river water through 8 filters and drinking water is obtained through a reverse osmosis filter in the galley. This system is only used if fresh water is unavailable.
Batteries :- All new from March 2015
8 x 6 volt 185 amp hours domestic. Wired in series to give 12 volt supply. Trojan Batteries.
1 x 12 volt 130 amps engine start
1 x 12 volt 110 amps generator start
Life Raft: - A Seago 4 man life raft is positioned mid ships on the portside.
Swinging Davit: - this positioned either side of the gas locker and can be used for either Man over board or dinghy recovery.
Within the vessel there are two smoke detectors, two carbon monoxide detectors and a gas detector. There are 7 fire extinguishers.
BSS certificate until November 2025.