This Luxe Motor Dutch Barge is moored in a residential community at The Embankment Marina - Gravesend. From Kings Cross it takes 24mins using the high speed line to Gravesend, while Stratford international is 16mins.
The vessel was built in 1928 and brought over to the UK in 2015 where it has gone through extensive renovations. There is substantial outside space with the top deck as well as the covered back deck area. The outside painting has been completed and maintained to a good standard. There remains some significant works to be completed by the new owner - kitchen and bath room, however most of the materials are already onboard.
Internally the boat has undergone a large portion of the conversion to a 2 bed with a new solid larch floor throughout. The bilges are accessible from various locations below decks by lifting up the larch flooring in sections, so steel bottom can be inspected internally. During the install of larch flooring all rust was removed from areas below the floor and metal protection Waxoyl was applied, the bilges are dry and can be inspected. The engine room is below the wheelhouse and is accessible thru a separate hatch on starboard side. There is 2.5m head height throughout (except bathroom and wheelhouse) and a 1.2m x 1.5m skylight through the top deck into the saloon area
Wheelhouse - 360 surround windows all of which can open (except windscreen), recently installed oak flooring and storage underneath L-shaped couch.
Bathroom - Floor is tiled, fitted mirror with tiled shelve and walls to a good standard, there is a rolltop bath with antique taps / showerhead (to be installed). A composting toilet was being used recently but there was once a flush toilet system in place previously, so it can be installed again making use of the 800l black water tank below the bathroom floor.
Second bedroom - Completed to a good standard with waxed larch flooring, sliding door and furnished with a single bed
Galley / Saloon - Open plan with the larch flooring throughout saloon. A large multifuel stove & flue system provides good heat. The kitchen area has floor tiles installed but the remainder of the work remains to install the kitchen units and wall tiles.
Main bedroom - Walk around bed in the centre, 4 openable windows - Need a new floor and decorating
Bow toolroom - A small toolroom is accessible from the front deck through a metal hatch, there we have the main fuseboard, 7kw backup generator and the bow thruster & batteries. The walls and floor were recently painted and there is no rust.
Boiler - Kabola B32 located in the engine room, a new circuit of 15mm pipe has been installed below the gunnels and is setup to provide every room (except wheelhouse) with a radiator. Currently only 3 radiators are connected out of a total of 7 and the S-plan system needs to be connected to the hot water tank with a timer/controller, all the bits to complete this are on the boat. The boiler does work well and coupled with the stove there is plenty of heat for the winter months
Ducting - A ring of ducting has been installed below the gunnels - one for water (central heating & water supply to kitchen and bathroom) and the other for cables. All the central heating pipes have been run but some radiators remain to be connected. No pipe or cable is hidden on this boat everything has been designed to be easily accesible.
Electric - 12v - there are 2 control panels for the 12v system, 1 in the engine room for safety systems (motion sensor light in engine room, bilge pumps & gas alarm), the other is the charger/distribution panel for rest of the boat
Waste water - Whale grey waste sump pump is accessible from 2nd bedroom. This system is setup and running but none of the bathroom and kitchen waste has been directed to sump pump yet.
220v - Mains is plugged into the boat from pontoon and the supply goes up to the mains fuseboard in the bow toolroom, currently the fuse board needs to be connected and cables run to each room/zone in the boat.
Steering mechanism is fully hydraulic
Engine - 160hp Turbo Diesel Scania DS8, 3 fuel filters and hull cooled thru sealed steel box under bottom
Navigation - 2 Radios onboard 1 is a good quality DSC, also included is a depth sounder
Various other bits on boat - Sterling Inverter/charger 7kw, another sterling battery charger, victron battery charger, spare electric heaters, hoover, oven, fridge, hob, dehumidifier... etc
Marina berth - £420 pcm
Works needed - Fit kitchen units and wall covering. Connect boiler to s-plan and connect mains electric fuse board. Decorate master bedroom. Engine starter batteries (2 x 120ah sealed lead acid) will need replacing sometime soon.
|Vessel type:||Luxe Motor|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Scania DS8|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||23m|
|Fuel capacity:||800 Litres|
|Water capacity:||1000 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1000 Litres|
Steel hull, some overplating was completed in 2015, old survey (2015) is available for prospective buyers to see
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.