Luxemotor Dutch  Barge New TRIWV November 2018

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185,000.00 (Approx £160,238.37) Reduced

34.00m (111'7")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 150hp, BOLNES (1957)

Canal du Rhône à Sète

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Extra Details

Lying Canal du Rhône à Sète
Fuel capacity 3,800.0 ltr (836.0 G) Total - 5 Tanks
Water capacity 6,000.0 ltr (1,320.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,500.0 ltr (330.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 21/11/2018


Engine 1 x Diesel 150hp
Engine make and model BOLNES (1957)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 8.0 ltr (1.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 35KVA
Engine spares tick

Glorious Bolnes 3 cylinder box cooled main engine. Runs at +/- 350 RPM for 150hp. Air start. A magnificent piece of canal heritage with tools and spares on board and ready availability of other spare parts from Holland
Bow thruster powered by Solé 35hp diesel engine installed in 2004 and 544 hours use since. Weed hatch fitted to prop. tube.
Main electrical generator in aft engine room. Lister ST3 air cooled diesel driving a 35KVA generator
Second generator in the bow engine room 12Kva powered by a box cooled Albin diesel engine
4 domestic batteries 200 Amp,
1x 90 Amp battery for the Lister generator,
1 x 90 Amp bowthruster battery also serves the Albin generator.
Batteries are charged by charger whilst on shore power & generator. Domestic batteries also charged by solar panels


LOA 34.00m (111'7")
Beam 4.85m (15'11")
Draft Min 1.10m (3'7")
Draft Max 1.10m (3'7")
Airdraft 3.30m (10'10")
Displacement 150,000kg (330,750.0lbs)
Headroom 2.20m (7'3")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 6 batteries charged by: solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction Other
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Early 1900 barge converted as a liveaboard look alike Luxemotor, ex passenger vessel.
Riveted Iron hull, steel superstructure, last surveyed in November 2018 with new Certificat Communautaire valid for 10 years
Holding tank to be connected


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 4
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 5
Handbasin 4
Shower 5
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 5 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick
Dryer tick

5 cabins with ensuite:
forward twin cabin with 2 single beds (80x2m) minimum headroom of 2.05m and escape hatch of 60x60, en suite heads & shower with domestic type WC.
portside cabin with king size bed (1.80x2m) ensuite heads & shower including double basin and walk in shower & domestic type WC. Headroom 2.20m
Starboard cabin with king size bed (1.80x2.10m) ensuite shower, basin, domestic type WC. Headroom 2.20m
Starboard cabin with double bed (150x2m) ensuite shower, basin, domestic type WC. Headroom 2.20m

Light bright and airy galley & saloon area with double row of portholes and over 2m head room. Aft to starboard is the galley with five burner gas hob, electric oven & grill., two fridge-freezers (gas, 220v & 12v) dishwasher. To port a bar with ample storage and worktops. Laundry room aft with new (2017) washing machine and separate tumble dryer. At the forward end of the saloon a vast flat screen TV behind curtains and a small office space to port. On deck a large terrace deck ( 8.5m x 3.6m ) with a dip pool and covered by a sun awning.
Totally self-contained boatmans cabin aft with galley equipped with four burner gas hob, fridge with ice box (12v 220v & gas). Sea toilet and compact shower, double bed (1.30x1.90) headroom 1.80m/2.20m under the classic period pigeon box that also serves as a seat from on the aft deck. Right aft is the “library” office space completing the internal accommodation.

Pellet stove in the saloon and in the aft cabin new in October 2017, 8 Kva each
Extra electric fires in cabins, reverse air-con unit in saloon and additional portable air con unit.
Central heating radiators in each cabin, engine room and aft cabin, but boiler could be installed.
Open fire in saloon (wood)

Separate 220V and 24V pressurised water circulation systems. Hot water from 2 immersion heaters. One 380v (when on generator) one 220v when on generator or shore power.

5 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

VHF tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick

satellite dish (TNT)

Deck Gear

Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Passerelle tick
Bow Thruster tick

Electric windlass
2 anchors
60.00m (196'10") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Manual crane can be fitted to port or starboard for loading / unloading bikes or heavy kit. Traditional windlass has been modified to electric power with a 380v electric motor.
2 cranes on deck for dinghy or a scooter (terrace and wheelhouse)

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Luxemotor lookalike barge for sale in France. Boatshed Midi Canals is pleased to offer this Dutch barge for sale . A 34m barge on a generous beam of 4.85m giving comfortable accommodation. This boat has until recently been used as a licensed charter barge and now has a new 10 year TRIWV from November 2018.. In the same hands for over 20 years our vendor is a knowledgeable and conscientious born-on-a-barge bargee. The main engine is pure music and will turn heads wherever you go. The four guest cabins are all ensuite and individually decorated and the aft boatman’s cabin can be an owners suite or separate apartment. Presently on a tranquil mooring in the Midi but may soon be moved up to Burgundy where we have an approved B&B mooring available. This cruising barge is an ideal cruising home (residential barge) with lots of traditional charm or could easily be used for B&B chambre d’hôtes type business if desired. Brand new 10 year TRIWV from November 2018.
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 Luxemotor Dutch Barge New TRIWV November 2018 has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham WHARMBY of Boatshed Midi Canals. 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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