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Luxemotor Dutch  Barge

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29.57m (97'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 94hp, Gardner 6LW (1938)

Isle of Wight


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Extra Details

Builder In Netherlands
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 300.0 ltr (66.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 94hp
Engine make and model Gardner 6LW (1938)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 4 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Engine room below the wheelhouse houses this fantastic 1938 Gardner and all ancillary mechanicals including heating and hot water
Engine drives a 4 blade single propeller though a German 2 position gearbox and she has upgraded hydraulic steering with the original rudder


LOA 29.57m (97'0")
Beam 5.40m (17'9")
Draft Min 0.61m (2'0")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 4.88m (16'0")
Displacement 142,246kg (313,652.4lbs)
Headroom 2.44m (8'0")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

240 volt,


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This original Dutch Barge was built in Rotterdam of iron and steel and has undergone a complete hull, topsides and interior refit at Hythe, Southampton in 2016


Total # of berths 12
No. of double berths 6
Cabin(s) 6
Handbasin 4
Shower 3
Heads 4 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick

Accommodation is 6 double berths in 6 cabins including a stunning master suite aft. All cabins have built in storage and are light and airy and attractively finished
There are 4 heads, three with showers and one with a full size bath
The galley is vast and fully equipped and adjoins the main saloon which is extremely light and airy
Heating and hot water is via an oil fired boiler in the engine room
The forward cabin has a utility area and so would make an ideal crew cabin if required

4 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Manual windlass
1 anchors

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Dutch barges, once the equivalent of todays artic trucks transporting goods all around the waterways of Europe are now more commonly seen as residential liveaboards or luxury holiday accommodation. The Luxemotor barges particularly lend themselves well as houseboats with their distinctive beamy hulls and extremely solid build quality.

I was extremely excited to be offered the opportunity to go aboard this particular barge, having seen her come back to the Island following her extensive refit over in Hythe. She came back on her own hull, apparently averaging 7 knots showing that although she really is a luxurious living space she is very much in commission and a fully seaworthy vessel too

The quality of workmanship involved in this refit is incredible. The current owner, a former carpenter has overseen or undertaken everything with exacting standards and she really is stunning. There are still plenty of traditional elements, the wheelhouse door has an original brass porthole for instance but the fusion of nautical and ultra chic living style I think really works on this boat.

A luxury liveaboard, holiday home, B&B on either a permanent residential mooring or back cruising the canals; she'll be whatever you want her to be with all the comforts there to be enjoyed

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

This Luxemotor Dutch Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.
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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