|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Heybridge Basin, Essex Essex UK
Francoise was built by Gebr De Wachter Shipyard of Boom in Belgium 1958. Purchased by her current owners in 2007 having come directly out of trade she was moved to renowned Dutch yard SRF in Harlingen and underwent considerable work from 2007/8 .This included shortening, new decks, collapsible wheelhouse, hatches, windows etc along with new installations to include new engine/gearbox/python drive, hydraulic bow thruster, heating system, electrics, water tanks and much more. Barge was completely shot blasted and painted in 2pack epoxy paints.
Moved across to the UK via the North Sea late 2008 she was then professionally fitted out to very high standard , comprising of 4 ensuite cabins - 2 owners, 2 guest ,sleeps 8, open lounge and galley, utility room, wheelhouse.
Situated permanently afloat in Heybridge Basin she has a residential mooring(transferable by arrangement) with adjacent parking in this picturesque village and wonderful surroundings of the River Blackwater and the nearby historic town of Maldon. Francoise is a luxury liveaboard and an excellent cruising barge for the UK and European waters* (subject to EU regulations)*
Recent hull survey in July 2018 – New anodes. Hull above and below painted in epoxy Hempels paint.
Hull Survey & Inventory available upon request.
Viewings strictly by appointment only.
Distances: to St.Katherines Dock London 45 miles
to Main line Station into London (Hatfield Peverel) 15 minutes
to Maldon 5 minutes
to Chelmsford 13 miles
to A12 Road 15 minutes
to Stansted Airport 45 minutes
|Builder:||Gebr De Wachter Shipyard of Boom in Belgium 1958|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||John Deere 6068FM|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||29.60m|
|Length at waterline:||29.60m|
|Hull type:||Flat Bottom|
|Fuel capacity:||3000 Litres|
|Water capacity:||6300 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||1000 Litres|