Spits Live Aboard with Rhine certificate

Dimensions (m): 39.15 x 5.09 x 1.10
Ref. no.: 230905
Mooring: Near Strasbourg France
Construction year: 1929
Material: steel
Price: € 399.500,--
VAT not applicable

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Former inland cargo ship specially built for the French canals. The ship was subsequently converted into a Sailing Live Aboard barge. The current owners bought her more than 10 years ago and have thoroughly overhauled the ship, including new and modern sanitary facilities, a spacious quality kitchen, and a more spacious wheelhouse with a hydraulic aluminum lowerable top. The original skipper's cabin has remained largely intact and is beautiful. The barge is very spacious with an accommodation for the skipper or sailor in the forecastle. In the converted old ship's hold there are 2 guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms, the kitchen and a spacious salon (dining room and living room) from where you can go to the wheelhouse. From the wheelhouse you enter the aft owners cabin with en-suite bathroom. The deck is very spacious, including a bimini that can be lowered remotely and a car crane. In our view, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase a ship with these capabilities, equipment and quality.

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General information

Yard: Shipyard Van Garsse, B-Moerbeke-Waes
Hull shape: flatbottom
Hull material: steel
Deck material: steel
Superstructure material: steel
aluminium top side of the wheelhouse
Construction method: riveted
new steel is welded
rubbing strake
wide body superstructure
4 watertight bulkhead(s)
Steering system: hydraulic
power steering
& electric steering
follow up steering
Windows: aluminium windows frames
aluminium outside doors
double glazing in wheelhouse
Displacement (approx.): 112,800 m³
Ballast (approx.): present
Airdraft (approx.): 4,20 m
3,35 m wheelhouse in lowest position
Upper part wheelhouse is hydraulically lowered.
Owner: American owner
Registration: Dutch registered
Costs for the change of ownership and / eventually deletion are for purchasers amount.
Colour / Paint System: grey hull
blue striping
white superstructure
very well maintained
see photographs
last underwatership treatment 11-2020
Certificates: inland waterways certificated (TRIWV / ES-TRIN)
zone R (Rhine)
zone 2 Netherlands
zone 3
zone 4
valid until: 01-2028
Suitable for / as: inland shipping
suitable as a year round live- aboard
useful as charter
& recreational vessel
Additional information: The techniques used on board are commercial shipping quality.
spacious upperdeck
Great vessel for cruising on the European canals and rivers.
Great vessel for cruising on the French canals and rivers.

Technical information

Enginepower: 200 Hp
147 kW
Engine brand: GM Detroit
Revolutions: 1800 RPM
Engine model: 671
Number of cylinders: 6
Running hours (approx.): unknown
Fuel: diesel
Fuel tank (approx.): 2x 1100 litre white
steel tank(s)
2x 700 litre red
stainless steel tank(s)
Cooling system: closed
cooling pipes
dry exhaust
insulated exhaust
Propulsion: 3 blade propeller
greased lubrication of propeller shaft
greasing device
Gearbox: Twin Disc hydraulic
Speed (approx.): 10 km/hour cruising speed at 1500 RPM
13 km/hour top speed
Heating: Pluton Atlantic central heating
on diesel
& via air conditioning unit
Air conditioning: Daikin air conditioning
reverced circle
Electricity system: 24 / 230 / 400 Volt
400 Volt shore power connection
& 230 Volt shore power connection
Victron Digital Multi Control
Batteries: Victron 1500 Ah traction batterie bank (12x 2 Volt)
2x 220 Ah Victron AGM starter batterie(s)
1x 60 Ah starter batterie(s) generator
Victron battery monitor
Battery charger: 3x Victron Quattro combi inverter/charger 24/3000/70
Victron Blue Power battery charger 24/15
CTEK MXS 5.0 battery charger 12/5
Isolation transformer: Victron isolation transformer 3600 Watt
Earth-leakage breaker: present
Genny: Cummins Onan whisper set (2015)
16,9 kVA 230/400 Volt
1500 RPM
950 running hours (approx.)
Inverter: 3x Victron Quattro combi inverter/charger 24/3000/70
Solar panels: 12x solar panel
2x Victron BlueSolar MPPT charge controller 150/70
Fresh water tank (approx.): 1x 3000 litre
stainless steel tank(s)
1x 4500 litre
steel tank(s)
Water pressure system: hydrophore pump
Hot water system: boiler/water calorifier (230 Volt)
200 litre
Engineroom: sound insulated engineroom
well maintained
clean engineroom
see photographs
Bilge pump: present
electric pump
Deck wash pump: submersible pump
Gas system: no gas on board
Additional information: LED lightning


Interior: very well maintained
painted white
see photographs
Insulation: hard foam plates
Cabins: 3 cabins
& 1 crew cabin(s)
Berth: owners cabin: 1x 2-pers
Guest cabin(s): 1x 2-pers
Guest cabin(s): 1x 2-pers
Crew cabin(s): 1x 2-pers & 1x 1-pers
Lay-out plan (not to scale): see attachment
Bathroom: owners cabin
En Suite
shower cubicle
thermostat tap
washbasin with mixer tap and hot & cold running water
in 1 area together with the toilet
2x guest cabin:
En Suite
shower cubicle
thermostat tap
washbasin with mixer tap and hot & cold running water
in 1 area together with the toilet
crew quarters:
mixer tap with hot & cold running water
washbasin with hot & cold running water
in 1 area together with the toilet
Toilet / Heads: 4x toilet
Galley: U-shape galley
Cooker: 5-burner hob
induction cooker
stainless steel
Oven: Siemens electric oven
& grill
Microwave: Siemens microwave
Fridge / Refrigerator: Bosch American fridge/freezer
combination with freezer
& water and ice dispenser
EuroCave wine cooler
Freezer: combination with the refrigerator
Worktop: hardstone worktop
Washbasin: stainless steel sink
Water tap: mixer tap with hot & cold running water
Dishwasher: Siemens dishwasher
Entertainment: flatscreen TV
Headroom (approx.): wheelhouse (approx.) 2,04 / 1,81 m
salon (approx.) 2,20 m
galley (approx.) 2,19 m
corridor / walkthrough (approx.) 2,17 m
2x guest cabin (approx.) 2,17 m
2x bathroom / toilet (approx.) 2,17 m
ownerscabin (approx.) 2,02 m
bathroom / toilet aft (approx.) 1,88 m
crew cabin (approx.) 2,06 m
Additional information: The vessel will be delivered as without the private goods like furniture, clothing, artwork and tools.
washing machine
tumble dryer

Rigging and sails

Mast: lantern mast
& apparatus wing
Lowerable: yes


Anchor equipment: electric anchor winch
2x Klipp anchor
2x anchor chain
in hawse-hole
warping drum
manual anchor winch
Klipp anchor
anchor chain
in hawse-hole
warping drum
Bimini: sun awning
hydraulically lowerable
Boarding ladder: present
Searail / Pulpit: guardrail around upperdeck
Dinghy: present
Safety: fire extinguishers
life buoys
life jackets
according to the certification requirements
smoke detector(s)
Additional information: covers over skylights
aluminium spacers
aluminium gangway
hydraulic crane 1500 kg @ 7,00 m
deck lights
Survey report of the underwatership is available (11-2020)
steering chair