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Dutch 55'

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Boat REF# 104733
This boat has been sold
Length 16.76m (55'0")
Year 2001
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 85hp, John Deere 4045DFM (2004)
Lying Thames Estuary


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Extra Details

Designer Nick Branson
Builder Branson Boat Builders
Lying Thames Estuary
Fuel capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,504.5 ltr (331.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 85hp
Engine make and model John Deere 4045DFM (2004)
Engine Hours engine1:   1956
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Inverter 2006.
Vetus bowthruster.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 2.70m (8'10")
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Aft section of wheelhouse can be removed to lower airdraft and for fine weather cruising.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick

Hot water heated by calorifier and 1kw immersion.
Shoreline fridge.
Ample storage.
DeVille diesel heater with back boiler and three radiators.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick

Manual windlass
dinghy (2007)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

A lovely barge with a very continental feel. She offers all the benefits of a relatively new vessel but has the immense charm of an older Luxemotor.
Ideal size for a couple wishing to cruise the British or French waterways. So many people make the mistake of taking on a larger barge and only to find that they need more than two crew for safe cruising. This barge has the added benefit that the wheelhouse roof and sides can be easily dismantled, allowing her to venture where many others can't. However her keel means that she will be more seakindly when taken across the Channel. Are you tempted then come and see for yourself.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch 55' has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Kent. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.