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Dutch Barge 98

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Boat REF# 56724
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 29.87m (98'0")
Year 1960
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 24
Engine 2 x Diesel 66hp, Galvins K3 (1960)
Lying Isle Of Wight


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Extra Details

Designer Richard Dunston
Builder Richard Dunston Ltd
Lying Isle Of Wight
Fuel capacity 6,363.6 ltr (1,400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 20,454.6 ltr (4,500.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 66hp
Engine make and model Galvins K3 (1960)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 x Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

The engines are run up every two weeks and look and sound as good as they did when they were installed.


LOA 29.87m (98'0")
LWL 28.04m (92'0")
Beam 6.10m (20'0")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")
Displacement 34,014kg (75,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Gaff rigged Harry Spencer Wood spars (1988) with galvanised standing rigging (1988)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Ratsey & Lapthorn - Roller boom (1988)
Headsail - Other (1988)
Other sails Missen (1988)

The masts and sails were added in 1988 and give this boat a further dimension, thesails have hardly been used at all.

Electrical Systems

240 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

This Steel constructed Dutch Type Barge was initially built in 1960 for general cargo and was in full commercial use until 1981 when it was bought by the present owner and converted, a survey was carried out approx 3 yrs ago and gave it a clean bill of health.


Total # of berths 24
No. of double berths 10
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 10
Handbasin 7
Shower 4
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Microwave tick

The vast accomodation is split into a forward cabin with four single bunk berths with their own en-suite, followed by ten other cabins with doubles and or single in.
The galley is huge with an AGA and a gas cooker and plenty of seating.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

The navigation equipment on this boat is somewhat basic and does need updating.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick

2 anchors
(Fishermans & Plough)
45.72m (150'0") of chain
There are huge Davits fitted, and the anchor has a hydraulic winch.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Petrol Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Both a 10 man and a 4 man liferaft are included as well as 30 Lifejackets.

Broker's Comments

This Dutch type Barge is like a tardis and as such has a variety of uses, whether for use as a 'live a board' or as a training ship or as a summer holiday let, you cant get away from the amount of space this boat has, the engines work fine, a recent survey and 10 cabins plus crew quarters, you have to see this boat to believe it.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Barge 98 has been personally photographed and viewed by Andy O'Shea of Boatshed IOW. 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.

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