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Dutch Barge Steilsteven Spits

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Boat REF# 144622
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 38.00m (124'8")
Year 1928
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp, Bonn and Kahler (1951)
Lying Kent


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Extra Details

Lying Kent
Fuel capacity 27,272.7 ltr (6,000.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 27,272.7 ltr (6,000.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 27,272.7 ltr (6,000.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp
Engine make and model Bonn and Kahler (1951)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 15.0 ltr (3.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 8KVA

Vintage Bonn and Kahler straight six - 48 litres - developing 150 HP at 500 rpm driving 1000mm propeller via 100 mm shaft and Reintjes gearbox, air started from reservoir tank filled by Lister driven compressor.
Electrical distribution equipment and a Galvanic Isolator are located in the hold.
Workbench, storage cupboards and sundry tanks. Radiator and Frost-stat.


LOA 38.00m (124'8")
LWL 38.00m (124'8")
Beam 5.05m (16'7")
Draft Min 0.50m (1'8")
Draft Max 1.40m (4'7")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: shore power, generator


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Other
Finish Bitumen finish

Lovely looking hull. She was blacked 5 years ago. and the owner fires up the engine regularly. Was fitted out as a liveaboard by one of the Dutch Barge Association Chairmen to a very high standard. Built in Druten Holland in 1928 of riveted steel on steel ribs. The conversion was completed using 5mm steel on substantial frameworks and the suspended flooring allows access to all services for maintenance. She has a flat bottomed hull.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 9
Handbasin 3
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Microwave tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

This vessel is absolutely cavernous and benefits from 9 cabins at the moment. There is room for creating more if you wish. She has been beautifully fitted out. Currently she has two independent areas for living accommodation. The best way to describe it is by likening it to a house with a granny annex.
This Dutch Barge would be ideal for a family with older teenagers, or a relative that wishes for independence or for someone who runs a business from home. There is so much space and even more potential too.
There are 2 x Fridge freezers, 2x cookers, 2 x microwaves, 2 x kitchens, radiators (with TRV,s) everywhere serviced by a diesel Combi Worcester-Bosch boiler. There is a Belgian multi-fuel stove.
The accommodation is light, airey and exceptionally spacious.

5 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
40.00m (131'3") of chain
There is a Well deck which is accessed by the main living room. This provides a safe, windfree area for those of you who like to enjoy sunbathing or have children or dogs.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
This beautiful barge has been looked after very well over the years. Unfortunately the current owners circumstances have changed over the last couple of years and he can no longer live on board due to family responsibilities. One of her previous owners was a chairman of the Dutch Barge Association and as a result has been really well fitted out. There are 9 cabins at the moment with potential for more without creating very small spaces.
She originally worked out of Rotterdam carrying grain and worked until approximately 1980. Then she was brought from Holland to UK by an Englishman. The Chairman of the Dutch Barge Association acquired her and professionally fitted her out. He was reputed to be a steel fabricator by trade. There is rockwall insulation below the waterline and professionally sprayed foam above.
This Dutch Barge has been on many a cruise in her time and fits in all of the Freycinett locks with space to spare. She would be ideal for a family. She would also suit a person wishing for decent living and working accommodation. She is a fabulous craft. Her current owners circumstances have changed and he is reluctantly having to put her on the market to sell.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Dutch Barge Steilsteven Spits has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. 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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