Barge Live Aboard Hotel / Charter Barge

or luxury cruising home
349,000.00 (Approx £296,761.14)
  • Boat REF#  ·  303222
  • Length  ·  29.37m
  • Year  ·  1937
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  7
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 75hp, BAUDOUIN DK3 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  MIDI CANALS
Boatshed Midi Canals
Boatshed Midi Canals
Graham Wharmby

Extra Details

Builder Chantier MICHAUT (Thuin Belgium)
Lying MIDI CANALS
Fuel capacity 2,600.0 ltr (572.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 12,000.0 ltr (2,640.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 ltr (2.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 21/05/2021

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 75hp
Engine make and model BAUDOUIN DK3 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blades bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Generator output 13.3KVA

Classic Baudouin 3 cylinder main engine (see our start video)
Perkins electric generator in sound proof cocoon 13Kva
12 x 2v 704 A/h new August 2019
2 x 12v 450A:hr start batteries new August 2021
1 x 5Kw inverter
2 x chargers 80 & 50A/h
Stand-by petrol driven generator (5Kva) on aft deck

Dimensions

Length 29.37m
Beam 5.07m
Draft Min 1.10m
Draft Max 1.10m
Airdraft 3.00m
Headroom 2.27m
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 volt generator, 240 shore power voltage, 15 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Bitumen finish

A 1937 working barge shortened to 30m and converted to architects plans in 2004 to a stylish charter barge. Presently commercially operated with new TRIWV (or ES-TRIN) to May 2028. This is a very stylish conversion easily operated by a couple (with possibility of accommodating one extra crew member) or very suited to private use as a stylish cruising home. As well as being fitted with huge 12,000liter water tanks she is also fitted with a grey and black water treatment plant.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
No. of crew berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 4
Shower 4
Air conditioning 4 Air conditioning Units
Heads 4 heads

Outside the barge features a dining terrace covered by an electrically raised and lowered sun canopy and a really spacious splash pool. Twin spiral stairs down to the lounge dining area accessed through a superb round Hobbit front door. Huge porthole windows almost to water level ensure lots of light and great views of the water. Bar area aft then through a door to the kitchen galley area. Forward however takes you to the two guest suites. With over 2m of headroom and stylish decor they would make great private bedrooms too. First the midships cabin with a double bed of 2m long x 1.8m wide and a private shower room forward. There is also another access door to the cabin from the forward staircase giving access onto the foredeck. This would not only serve as a private access avoiding going through the lounge area but also serves as an emergency exit. Next is the forward cabin, also accessed from either the foredeck stairs or the corridor from the lounge. This cabin has equally stylish decoration and similar shower room. WC’s are domestic flush units. Both cabins have air-conditioning and heating as well as having great views and bright atmosphere. Many charter barges are not ideally suited to use as private residential homes due to multiple identical cabins but this boat really would make a stylish cruising home for anyone wanting to cruise the waterways in comfort without having to looking after paying guests. Anyway! Back to the lounge. Aft from here is the kitchen galley well equipped and practically laid out for commercial use it may need a little “personalisation” for own use?? Take a look at the photos and videos to decide for yourself. Off to starboard from the kitchen is a heads & shower for crew use and a pantry store cum laundry room. Aft of the kitchen is an office and starboard a single berth crew cabin with storage and a single bed 190 x 70. Aft down a couple of steps is the owners/operators full beam double cabin with a double bed 190 x 140 and a bathroom. Yes bathroom with full sized bath!!
Heating and air-conditioning throughout. 200 litres of hot water are permanently circulated around the plumbing system so guests don’t have to wait ages for hot water to arrive from some distant tank. All in all a stylish and unusual, quality fit out to architect design resulting in a practical, spacious, bright and comfortable cruising home and or boutique charter barge.

Accommodation

Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Drapes
Air conditioning
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Microwave
Dishwasher
Washing Machine
Dryer

Outside the barge features a dining terrace covered by an electrically raised and lowered sun canopy and a really spacious splash pool. Twin spiral stairs down to the lounge dining area accessed through a superb round Hobbit front door. Huge porthole windows almost to water level ensure lots of light and great views of the water. Bar area aft then through a door to the kitchen galley area. Forward however takes you to the two guest suites. With over 2m of headroom and stylish decor they would make great private bedrooms too. First the midships cabin with a double bed of 2m long x 1.8m wide and a private shower room forward. There is also another access door to the cabin from the forward staircase giving access onto the foredeck. This would not only serve as a private access avoiding going through the lounge area but also serves as an emergency exit. Next is the forward cabin, also accessed from either the foredeck stairs or the corridor from the lounge. This cabin has equally stylish decoration and similar shower room. WC’s are domestic flush units. Both cabins have air-conditioning and heating as well as having great views and bright atmosphere. Many charter barges are not ideally suited to use as private residential homes due to multiple identical cabins but this boat really would make a stylish cruising home for anyone wanting to cruise the waterways in comfort without having to looking after paying guests. Anyway! Back to the lounge. Aft from here is the kitchen galley well equipped and practically laid out for commercial use it may need a little “personalisation” for own use?? Take a look at the photos and videos to decide for yourself. Off to starboard from the kitchen is a heads & shower for crew use and a pantry store cum laundry room. Aft of the kitchen is an office and starboard a single berth crew cabin with storage and a single bed 190 x 70. Aft down a couple of steps is the owners/operators full beam double cabin with a double bed 190 x 140 and a bathroom. Yes bathroom with full sized bath!!
Heating and air-conditioning throughout. 200 litres of hot water are permanently circulated around the plumbing system so guests don’t have to wait ages for hot water to arrive from some distant tank. All in all a stylish and unusual, quality fit out to architect design resulting in a practical, spacious, bright and comfortable cruising home and or boutique charter barge.

Deck Gear

Bimini
Rode
Fenders
Boathook
Passerelle
Bimini

Manual windlass
2 anchors
(fisherman)
50.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

VHF
Navigation lights
TV
DVD

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Horn
Security Alarm

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

Hotel / Charter barge or residential barge for sale on the Canal du Midi. Boatshed Midi Canals is pleased to offer this very unusual architect designed barge conversion for sale. Presently used as a boutique charter barge for four passengers the vessel would be very well suited to use as a stylish cruising home able to access almost all French and European waterways and very easily handled underway. It is impossible not to fall under the spell of this quality conversion full of charm and yet so practical to operate for either business or private use. She comes fully equipped and ready to enjoy (or operate professionally) with just some artwork and a large rug are being removed by our vendor. Just surveyed and with a brand new ES-TRIN to 2028 she must be on your short list if you are looking for a charming home or an easily managed boutique charter business. For more information and appointments to view, please contact Graham, your local broker at Boatshed Midi Canals
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Barge Live Aboard Hotel / Charter Barge has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham Wharmby of Boatshed Midi Canals. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

13 years

Why are you selling her?

Retirement

Where have you sailed her?

Canal du Midi

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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