|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Bidford-on-Avon Warwickshire UK
Comfortable and very well appointed Dutch barge 'Hector' for sale.
Genuine reason for reluctant sale, relocation to France.
Full survey available from October 2016 and new BSC. Excellent steel hull (bottom plate 12mm, hull sides 6mm, cabin sides 5mm, cabin roof 4mm). Hull epoxy treated Spring 2017 and new anodes fitted.
Powerful Vetus Deutz DT444 22E Diesel engine with only 166 hours cruising. ZF45-1 gearbox, raw water cooling. Bow thruster fitted. 4.5 KVA Northern Lights generator installed. 230v electrics via shoreline or Sterling inverter charger. New starter and domestic batteries.
The cabin is superbly fitted out with oak veneered plywood. Brand new Amtico wood effect flooring with full 20 year guarantee. Diesel central heating boiler to radiators and brand new red chilli Penguin multi fuel stove.
The cabin sides and roof are insulated.
Wheelhouse with fitted seating, central helm position and collapsible wheelhouse. Steps down into the galley which is U shaped fitted to starboard, a much more generous size than many Barge kitchens. Plenty of storage and worktop which incorporates a round stainless steel sink with matching inset drainer, integral fridge and Bosch washing machine. 4 burner stainless steel gas hob and full size fan oven and grill. Plenty of sockets throughout. Granite effect worktop and oak cupboard doors.
The living area is open plan and the new wood burning stove is a particular feature and makes the space cosy in winter. This incorporates a small oven. A very comfortable Ikea double bed settee is included in the sale.
The bathroom is fully tiled with a full size shower cubicle, Vetus macerating pump out toilet. Ample storage units, white ceramic basin. Small roof hatch.
The bedroom is a good size with double ottoman bed which is set in the centre. The mattress lifts to give even more storage. Fitted wardrobe with shelving and dressing table with mirror. There is a skylight above the bed.
Hector is a superb quality barge which makes a comfortable home. It is moored on the Warwickshire Avon at present and can be viewed by arrangement. The very attractive price reflects some improvements that would be a very worthwhile investment for a new owner. The large skylight over the living area needs replacing and a brand new double glazed unit is included in the sale. Also, the vinyl floor covering in the bathroom needs replacing and the sensor in the waste tank. For cruising the wheelhouse would require some work to make it easier to collapse. The work can be carried out by arrangement at the boatyard. Viewing is highly recommended.
|Vessel type:||Dutch Barge|
|Builder:||Branson design TC Fabrications|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Vetus Deutz DT444 22E|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||16m|
|Hull type:||Chined flat bottom|
|Hull colour:||Black epoxy treated|
|Displacement:||24 metric tons|