Steel Dutch Barge - Built in 1893, steel flat bottom Rietaak Dutch Barge with round bilge, de-rigged with lee boards removed, large after wheelhouse (removable) and forward accommodation, low freeboard and light interior, flat topped steel cabin and side decks. During the restoration in 2008/9 the undersides were re-plated in all areas where this had not previously been carried out.
LOA 15m 49'3"
LWL 13.5m 44'4"
Beam 4m 13'2"
Draft 0.6m 2'
Approx 30 tons
Dutch Barge, 15m with wide 4m beam providing really roomy accommodation! Wheelhouse, galley, saloon, large wet room and forward owners cabin with diesel radiator heating & solid fuel stove, 240v shore power and Victron smart charging & inverter. Great liveaboard, weekend retreat or ideal for exploring inland waterways!
Volvo Penta MD47B 6 cylinder approx 85hp inboard diesel engine located aft under the wheelhouse (fitted during 1970's). Shaft drive to fixed 3 blade 22" x 15" fixed propeller, Paragone T33L hydraulic 2:1 gearbox. Heat exchanger. Steel fuel tank.
6 large 12v batteries, 900 Amp/hr in total. 240v shore power with ringmain. Victron smart charger/inverter.
Full set of electric navigation lights.
Smoke detector, carbon monoxide alarm, fire extinguishers, auto bilge pump.
Wheelhouse is collapsible for low bridges, all the windows,panels and roof remove and can lay flat on the cabin top. Wheel steering with large wooden tiller for emergency purposes. Fisherman anchor with chain, Danforth anchor, mooring warps and fenders.
Diesel domestic boiler providing heating and hot water, radiators in all cabins and wheelhouse, separate fuel tank. Calorifier with 240v immersion heater. Multifuel solid fuel stove in saloon.
Large galley with Hotpoint gas cooker with oven and grill, twin stainless steel sinks, Zanussi refrigerator, plumbing for washing machine, Samsung microwave, hot and cold water supply and a range of storage cupboards and shelves.
Fixed and movable seating, saloon table, cupboards and shelves, large windows providing good natural light with added skylight above aiding ventilation.
Double berth forward with hanging space and shelves. Windows and skylight above providing ventilation.
Large separate wet room with composting toilet, towel rail, wash basin and shower with hot and cold water.
Seating either side of a removable table with engine access below. Converts to a double berth. Curtains to separate. Access door to aft deck and side deck.
"Josette" was purchased by her present owners in 2005 when she was berthed in Amsterdam. her owners instructed a surveyor to carry out a full survey (copy available). She was cruised in Holland and then returned to the UK where she has been berthed at Tollesbury Saltings. Her owners crossed the channel to further explore the French canals, for which she is ideal. Her owners then carried out a major refurbishment in 2008/9 when she was partially re-plated below the waterline in all areas where plating had not previously been done, she was subsequently surveyed in 2009 for insurance (copy available).
"Josette" has a lovely light interior, benefiting from her wide 4m beam and low freeboard, her windows and skylights provide an abundance of natural light. Her wheelhouse is charming, an excellent place to watch the world go by. She would made an ideal live-aboard home or weekend get-way.