Piper 55N DUTCH BARGE Live Aboard Barge

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220,000.00 (Approx £187,473.37) Reduced

16.76m (55'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 90hp, BETA MARINE and PRM gearbox (2013)


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Extra Details

Fuel capacity 1,200.0 ltr (264.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,600.0 ltr (352.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp
Engine make and model BETA MARINE and PRM gearbox (2013)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1341
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 5KVA
Generator Hours 350

Keel cooled BETA Marine 90 hp main engine driving through a PRM box
whisper 5Kva Generator
10 batteries: 1 engine start, 1 Generator start, 6 domestic 2 bow thruster
Mastervolt isolation transformer
Mastervolt Combi 24/2500 - 60A
Central heating from diesel boiler to radiators
Hot water from tank heated by 220v & engine


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 3.66m (12'0")
Draft Min 0.70m (2'4")
Draft Max 0.90m (2'11")
Airdraft 3.00m (9'10")
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On mooring

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish 2 pack finish

Piper needs no introduction and this is a well maintained example of their art.
13:8:5 steelwork and quality equipment well installed.
A splendid cruising cottage for two with occasional guests
International paint in 2015
Fresh water: 1600 litres
Diesel: 1200 litres
holding tank: 1000 litres


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units rated at 12000 BTU/h
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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Spacious wheelhouse with doors port & starboard to facilitate maneuvers and "signature" French doors to the aft deck in typical Piper style. 2m headroom here and plenty of light & space. As well as the opening doors the front windscreen drops down on gas struts for amazing ventilation. Forward down steps to galley saloon with 1.98m headroom. Well equipped galley to port. Quality fittings and finish. Forward again to the one & only cabin with up to 2.08m headroom, walk-round double bed 2m x 1.5m plenty of cupboard & draw space. The whole accommodation is heated by radiators from a diesel fired boiler and the AC unit cools the whole living area from the forward cabin. Electric heads & spacious shower. Wheelhouse seating converts to a double 2.1m x 1.25m

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

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Manual windlass
1 anchors


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2 electric folding bikes with spare batteries

Safety Equipment

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4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Replica luxemotor barge for sale in France. Boatshed Midi Canals is pleased to offer this Piper 55 barge for sale. Piper is a well respected builder of replica barges and this is a very nice example with spotless engine bay and well looked after inside and out. Spacious confort for a couple but able to accommodate occasional guests in the wheelhouse double bed and even the convertible sofa in the saloon. Cat.C navigation for Europes canals, rivers & coasts. A home from home in France or elsewhere. For more information and appointments to visit, please contact Graham, your Boatshed broker at Boatshed Midi Canals
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Piper 55N DUTCH BARGE Live Aboard Barge 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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