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Dutch Barge 15.50, great ship

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Dimensions (m): 15.50 x 4.30 x 0.80 Ref. nr.: 181001
Mooring: Near Leiden, Netherlands Construction year: 1905
Material: steel

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Former inland cargo ship that was completely rebuilt in the late 1960s. This was done under the architecture of the Dutch naval architect Mr. Romke de Vries. A lot of steel work has been renewed then and the current lay-out has been realized. This conversion was done with a lot of clever features, which means that the maintenance of, for example, the woodwork at the outside can be done very well. The state of maintenance is very good. The interior is also in a very good condition and because of the wide body there is a lot of volume inside. The spacious cockpit with removable windshield makes it comfortable to stay in there and with an air draft of approximately 2.30 meters, a very large sailing area is accessible. Highly recommended for someone who is looking for a very well maintained classic barge but also want to be able to make long journeys over the European waterways.

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General information

Yard:Shipyard Gebr. v. Dongen, NL-Leidschendam
Yard rebuilt:Yard De Bolder
Rebuilt year:1968
Designer / Architect: Romke de Vries
Hull shape:flatbottom
Hull material:steel
Deck material:steel
Superstructure material:steel
teak on superstructure
Construction method:riveted
new steel is welded
rubbing strake around
wide body superstructure
open cockpit
Steering system:mechanical
attached rudder
oak rudder
Windows:hardwooden window frames
hardwooden door
hardwooden windshield
Displacement (approx.):30 ton
Ballast (approx.):lead
trim ballast
Airdraft (approx.):2,60 m
everything down 2,30 m
Owner:Dutch owner
Colour / Paint System:cream hull
white bulwark
one component system
very well maintained
see photographs
Certificates:no certificate requirement
Suitable for / as:can be used as live-aboard
suitable for bigger waterways
Additional information:all the bad steel is replaced
Hull shape is suitable for drying out.
Great vessel for cruising on the European canals and rivers.
Great vessel for cruising on the French canals and rivers.

Technical information

Enginepower:105 Hp
77 kW
Engine brand:DAF
Revolutions:2300 RPM
Engine model:DD575M
Number of cylinders:6
Construction year engine:1968
Running hours (approx.):4850 on the hour counter
Fuel tank (approx.):300 litre
1 stainless steel tank(s)
Cooling system:closed
cooling pipes
Propulsion:3 blade propeller
greased lubrication of propeller shaft
Heating:Eberspächer hot air heating
on diesel
Bow thruster:electric bow thruster
24 Volt
Electricity system:24 / 230 Volt
230 Volt shore power connection
Batteries:2x 230 Ah domestic batterie(s)
2x 145 Ah starter batterie(s)
Battery charger:present
Earth-leakage breaker:present
Alternator:80 ampère
Inverter:Mastervolt AC Master inverter 24/500
Fresh water tank (approx.):500 litre
1 stainless steel tank(s)
Water pressure system:hydrophore pump
Hot water system:boiler/water heater via 230 Volt and engine cooling system
Holding tank (approx.):present
not yet in use
Bilge pump:1 electric pump
Deck wash pump:electric pump
Gas system:yes, bottle(s) in bottle box


painted white
teak finish
teak floor(s)
very well maintained
see photographs
Cabins:3 cabins
Berth:Forward: 1x 2-pers
Portside cabin: 1x 1-pers
Starboard cabin: 1x 1-pers
Salon: 1x 1-pers
Lay-out plan (not to scale):see attachment
thermostat tap
washbasin with hot & cold running water
in 1 area together with the toilet
Toilet / Heads:electric toilet
Galley:L-shape galley
Cooker:4-burner hob
on gas
stainless steel
Fridge / Refrigerator:present
Freezer:small ice compartment
Worktop:Teak wooden worktop
Washbasin:stainless steel sink
Water tap:hot & cold running water
flatscreen TV
Headroom (approx.):ownerscabin (approx.) 1,82 m
guest cabin (approx.) 1,90 m
bathroom / toilet (approx.) 1,88 m
galley (approx.) 1,86 m
salon (approx.) 1,87 m
Additional information:cutlery and crockery

Navigation equipment

Navigation equipment:clock
navigation lights

Rigging and sails

Boom:wooden boom
Additional information:pin rail


Anchor equipment:manual anchor winch
Pool anchor
anchor chain
2x plough anchor
Outdoor cushions:cockpit cushion(s)
Bimini:bimini top above cockpit
with removable side panels / doors
Boarding ladder:present
Safety :life buoy
Additional information:teak wooden skylight
wooden gangway
mosquito nets for windows
steering chair

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