Moreton Valance Gloucestershire UK
This stunning boat is truly one of a kind. She has been lovingly restored by the current owners from top to bottom using the finest materials. She is not only incredibly beautiful and stylish but also mechanically sound and functional having made the journey all the way from the Netherlands under her own steam. The barge offers everything you could need for a luxurious off-grid lifestyle.
Built in 1915 in Alphen de Rijn by Boot Shipyard.
Originally a 22m sailing vessel. It was extended to 25m shortly after and again to 30m in the 1950's.
An engine was fitted in 1945, at which time the rigging was removed.
It was removed from commercial use at the end of the 1960's and converted into a house boat in the
We bought her in a dilapidated state in 2018 and have fully restored and rebuilt her. Nothing that
you can see hasn't been replaced or renewed, and only to the highest standards. She was stripped
back to the bare hull, scrapped clean and greased and and whole new interior built. A full inventory
is below but it includes, replacement engine, gearbox, prop shaft and propeller, all new windows,
rebuilt anchor winch, AIS 2, new radio, all new plumbing and electrics, new insulation, solid oak
floors and work surfaces, hand built kitchen, and over 50m2 of overplating on the hull (2020 survey
She was brought back to the UK under her own steam, travelling over 500 nautical miles at sea
around Lands End and to her resting place on the Sharpness Canal. Full photo and video documentation of the
build and the crossing are available on Instagram (@Vertrouwen_dutchbarge).
Before leaving Europe, the ship gained its Trivw certificate, which is valid for 7 years and means
that should the purchaser ever wish it, it can legally travel on the EU waterways and the permit can
be renewed with the boat lying in the UK.
She now lies just north of Parkend Swing Bridge on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal close to
Stroud. The boat is sold with a fully transferable commercial mooring, which includes 240v power
and water and a 120ft garden alongside and permission for a shed/sauna and to rent on Airbnb, with private
parking and on the non-public side of the canal. It is extremely peaceful and private.
Permanent and transferable commercial mooring. The commercial bit means it can be run as a
Private parking, power and water.
120ft garden with permission to add a shed or sauna, and shared lawn on the other side of the path.
Air bnb rental
Boat has earned £4k per month on air bnb May-September. Has never been rented outside that
period but I would expect earnings to lessen in the darker months. Expect £30k+ income per year, if
rented year round. Comes with air bnb account and super-host status.
The barge has had a sale valuation by a professional marine surveyor in August 2023 and was valued at £265,000. This is available on request.
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||DAF 615|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||30.1m|
|Hull type:||Flat Bottom|
|Displacement:||60 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||750 Litres|
|Water capacity:||3700 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1000 Litres|
Hopefully the pictures speak for itself
2x double bedrooms, one single/nursery/office, one bathroom, open plan entrance/kitchen/living. We have rented it out as 5 berth home, however with the addition of a sofa bed in the lounge this could easily be a 7 berth.
Oak floors throughout
Handmade oak doors and frames
Oak kitchen. Kitchen top and dining table made from a singe oak tree I felled and milled myself.
Restored brass taps and vintage brass ships light fittings
Cast iron slipper bath and copper sink.
Stained Glass and brass skylight
100mm fire resistant insulation
High quality hardwood ply.
Large wooden deck area with exterior socket and light
50m2 of overplating at a highly regarded Dutch shipyard. Minimum 6mm throughout. Some rivets
welded. Full survey report provided.
Most recent painting, August 2021. Painted in 2019 & 2020 also.
All new anodes 2021.
Only two through-hull fittings, both new in 2020.
New exhaust outlet fitted with storm flap (for sea crossing).
Rebuilt and replaced rope bollards
New Welded Steel/ Brass ShipsWindows
New handmade oak double glazed windows
Rebuilt anchor winch in stainless steel
New roof guttering
Vintage restored brass navigation lights
Rear crane for rowing boat
Double glazed skylight
Rebuilt steering box and and new steering surround.
Rudder extended by 200mm and horizontal flaps added to improve water displacement and
New 4ft handmade wooden wheel and cover.
Rudder indicator added to control panel.
All new wiring.
12x 2v New Traction Batteries still in warranty
2500W solar panels with reversible angled mounts.
New Combined Inverter/Solar controller/battery charger with 16amp shore connection and
appropriate isolators. Still in warranty.
24v engine Battery charger
New fuse box with house style trip switches, 240v and 24v
24v lighting throughout boat (12v spots in kitchen).
240v sockets and USB sockets throughout
12v bluetooth hi-fi system and 12v record player
240v washing machine with thermostatic controlled water feed (to save power heating)
3800L New Water tank, 2 plastic and one stainless steel. Located under entrance floor with access
hatches and water fill indicator and two deck fillers.
All new 15mm plastic push fit hoses and connectors
New Shurflo Water pump located in engine bay to reduce noise.
New Jabsco waste water pump and hoses.
New Jabsco Deluxe Flush Toilet with Macerator and Ceramic bowl with all new sanitation hose and
New though-hull welded flange with brass threeway connector to divert between tank and sea.
New 1000L plastic tank and 40mm solid breather
New brass deck pump out fitting
Cast iron radiators throughout
24kw Wood pellet boiler located in the bow locker with programmer located in the bedroom
All new 22mm push fit pipes
1kw low wattage immersion heater fitted to water cylinder to allow to run straight off solar.
Solar collectors fitted to roof with 24v controller and pump. Incredibly effective at just the time you
stop using the boiler in springtime. Fluid renewed 2023.
80m Anchor chain
4x Bilge alarms . One automatic bilge pump in main bedroom. One high volume manual bilge
pump in engine bay.
Riveted Steel rowing boat (engine could be mounted) that may be carried on the rear crane when
Ships VHF radio and Class 2 AIS fitted.
DAF 615 marine engine with Borg Warner gearbox. Fitted 2020.
New Propeller shaft fitted with anti-vibration mount and centre bearing
New propeller and rope seal
All new engine wiring and dials (DAF rpm dial original, but with new cable)
New Chrome Lever controls and cables.
New 24v Horn
New engine Batteries.
New Vetus wet exhaust system
750 litre fuel tank, fitted with new 2” deck breather
New Brass and Glass raw water filter with new welded through-hull flanges.
Ladders for accessing the water from the side of the boat.
Life jackets and 3x life rings.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.