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Gbrd Zwolsman Dutch Barge Cruiser

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Boat REF# 70053
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.03m (52'7")
Year 1914
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 2
Engine 1 x Diesel 95hp, Daf 575 Keel cooled (unknown year)
Lying Harleyford Marlow


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Extra Details

Designer Gbrd Zwolsman
Builder Gbrd Zwolsman
Lying Harleyford Marlow
Fuel capacity 3,000.0 ltr (660.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 600.0 ltr (132.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/02/2006


Engine 1 x Diesel 95hp
Engine make and model Daf 575 Keel cooled (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 3KVA
Engine spares tick

4 KVA Earth isolating Transformer


LOA 16.03m (52'7")
LWL 15.25m (50'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 2.13m (7'0")
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, generator


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

Hull shell completely overhauled in 2006 including UHP blasting, extensive doubling and coated epoxy paint compositions, ready for extended Continental cruising.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

Newly Decorated.
New Oak Flooring Throughout
One fixed double bunk cabin with fitted drawers and wardrobes.
Bathroom with powerful, thermostatically controlled shower, basin and vac loo - holding tank with switchover/pumpout.
Saloon with solid fuel stove, dining table for 4, fold-out double futon.
Rear deck canopy. Inventory includes dismantlable Mediterranean awning covering most of the saloon area (well used during one very hot French summer!).
Dismantlable wheelhouse with chart table, freezer, seating, engine access and driving controls.
New Satellite LCD TV System & DVD Player.
New Washing Machine/Tumble Drier.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

New VHF Radio with AIS
Aux. VHF Radio
New Garmin 550s GPS
Echo Depth Sounder

Icom VHF and Garmin GPS are connected via NMEA for Vessel Info and Position Data Transmission to Continental Cruising spec.

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Manual windlass
3 anchors
(Main Bow Anchor 25 kgs Kedge Astern, Aux Grapnel)
35.00m (114'10") of chain
80.00m (262'6") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

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


A beautiful Classic Dutch Barge
Very pretty and much admired vintage Dutch Motor Barge built 1914 by Gebrd. Zwolsman at Ijlst, Friesland, Holland.
Original meetbrief and builder’s plate held.
Used as a cruiser/live-aboard in the UK Thames area and France last 15 years.
Hull shell completely overhauled in 2006 including UHP blasting, extensive doubling and coated epoxy paint compositions, ready for Live Aboard or Extended Continental Cruising.

First class survey 2006 post refit. New BSS Certificate to 2012.
Thousands Spent on Refurbishment and Updates. The boat is fully loaded with
3 KVA Nissan Auxiliary Diesel Generator.
Mikuni (just serviced) diesel fuel Central Heating into MORSO solid fuel stove and engine jacket heated calorifier. Independent 200 litre Heating Fuel Tank.
Push Button Electric Flush WC to Holding Tank with PumpOut. This a very special boat in fine order it has to be viewed to be appreciated

This Gbrd Zwolsman Dutch Barge Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Nick Price of Boatshed Thames. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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