48ft long and 10.5 wide sturdy converted Barge with great headroom for tall people
We are selling our sturdy ex-commercial work barge, which has been converted to a house boat.
Elisabeth was built in the 1930is as a sand dumper boat. She was working alongside the dredging barges carrying sand from shallow to deeper waters, She had a special built-in cargo area for the sand, which was designed to be opened underwater to release her cargo. For this kind of purpose her hull had to be built very strong. The loading area was closed when she had been converted to a recreational vessel/ house boat.
This special boat had been owned by the same family for many years. She was the pride and joy of her owners, so her engine has always been well serviced and her hull carefully preserved.
Elisabeth has a spacious wheelhouse with nice, big windows, secure sliding doors and built-in benches on both sides.
She is equipped with navigation lights, a search light and a radio.
In the forward cabin there is a good size galley, sink with hot and cold water, 4 burner gas hob, 2 drawers and 3 kitchen cupboards and an under counter size fridge.
A full height cupboard suitable for clothes or storage is located next to the kitchen units.
On the other side there is a shower/ toilet room containing a chemical toilet, a shower and a gas instant water heater.
In the living room there is a 7.5ft long U-shape snug area which converts into a huge double bed.
In the back of the boat there is a bedroom with a double room with nice windows, reading lights and a lovely skylight with mosquito net and blinds.
-Separate Kenwood Radio/cd player in the living room
-Webasto blown air central heating in the living room and in the bedroom
-Skylight in the living room, which provides plenty of light and extra ventilation on hot summer days.
Very reliable DAF 575 6 Cylinder Diesel situated in a big engine room with lots of dry storage with a separate access hatch on the back of the boat – no engine smell in the living area.
It is a powerful and sweet running engine with plenty of reserve, top speed is 10 knots!
The hydraulic steering makes the driving very easy on this boat – one person can handle Elisabeth without any problem.
This barge has a big storage space in the front of the boat with a lockable access hatch.
The deck is very safe for dogs and children.
The bedroom roof can be used as a BBQ area.
The Davids in the back can help to lift a dinghy out of the water
If you are interested in securing a view for this boat, please get in touch with George on 07897824035.
Current Price: £39950.00
This Very Sturdy 48ft Dutch Barge Liveaboard Widebeam Canalboat For Tall People boat is located in Hampton, London, tw122hf and is being sold on eBay by transalpfan83.