We have owned this barge for 5 years using it as a summer home in the South of France but have now reluctantly decided it is time to sell up and buy a camper home to explore further afield. During this time it has been extensively renovated with a change of layout offering a high standard of comfort. Recent purchases include a new Magnet kitchen (with large fridge/freezer, washing machine, gas cooker and hob), 48 new lead acid fork truck batteries, four 325 watt panasonic solar panels, water filtration system and a new large L shaped sofa. A Rinnai gas instant hot water heater has been recently fitted . On sunny days there is ample free hot water. Diesel fire now all working providing hot water and central heating. The barge is now totally self sufficient with electricity, hot water and water supply during the summer months as the water is taken from the canal and passed through the filtration system and the ultraviolet light (no need to go searching for water). The water is drinkable although we prefer not to but is used for everything else including cooking.
Nearly all pumps, valves etc. are in the engine room. Height is 5’4 so is possible to walk around for any maintenance. It has power steering and hydraulic bow thruster so is easily managed by two people.
Accommodation consists of:-
Bedroom 1 - 10’10 (max) x 10’4 (max)
Walk round 4’6 double bed with water tank and water filtration system underneath plus some storage. Double hanging wardrobe with shelf above plus single shelved wardrobe.
Additional shelved cupboard for linen storage. Two radiators and TV point. Opening window hatch above bed with mosquito net.
Bedroom 2 - 8’1 x 6’5
4’6 double bed with second water tank underneath and plenty of storage. Single deep wardrobe with shelf, extra shelving above and beside bed.
Bathroom - 7’ x 5’ (max)
Large tiled shower (inside measurements 2’5 x 3’9 max) with large inset basin on bathroom unit (large storage area underneath). Electric toilet/macerator. Heated towel rail and ample shelving above. Extractor fan.
Hall - 10’11 x 2’2 (extending to 3’11 one end).
Saloon - 11’ x 10’10
Large L shaped sofa (2 years old), sits 6 comfortably, Effel green enamel diesel heater.
TV unit with Panasonic television, DVD recorder and Camos elf tracking aerial (Please note that this will not receive signal in the South of France). Smoke, gas and carbon monoxide detectors. Coffee table and small cabinet. Wooden blinds throughout. Hardwood, double glazed skylight for extra light (4’11 x 2’9). Access to Hoover Dynamic Economy 7kg, A+++ rating washing machine cupboard. Washing machine very efficient, only uses water required.
Galley - 10’ 9 (max) x 6’9
New Magnet kitchen soft close units plus wall units, also built-in cupboard. Pull out towel rail.
Large amount of storage. Fridgemaster large fridge/feezer, propane gas oven and Candy hob. Panasonic Microwave and New Rinnai gas water heater.
Steps to wheelhouse with storage underneath.
2 x raised Bench seats (4’7 x 2’3) with sprung cushioning (very comfortable). Storage underneath. Solid wood dining table which lowers and converts to a double bed.
One radiator. All round curtain track with curtains.
Canvas surround for winter protection from elements.
Back deck - 7’4 )max) x 11’8 (max)
Rear covered terrace area with carpet, also has canvas sides which provides extra winter storage if required. Weber gas BBQ.
Large front wooden decked terrace 10’ x 9’4 with large storage box (7’2 x 5’6) which doubles as extra seating/deck space.
Barge is carpeted throughout except for cushion flooring in galley.
Central heating and hot water from diesel fire.
Radiators are fitted in the main bedroom and wheelhouse with heated towel rail in the bathroom.
Smoke, Gas and Carbon Monoxide detectors fitted.
Year - 2005
18.3m long and 4.0m wide
Maximum draft - 1m
Bridge clearance - 2.8m
Hull - Steel
Hull type - V-bottom
Displacement - 40 tons
Base plate 38mm and 10mm chines, 8mm hull sides and cabin 6mm.
Engine - Gardner 150 6LXB
Gearbox - PRM1000 1.5 ratio with PTO which drives 25hp hydraulic bow truster and also anchor winch.
Deep sea seal /Auto Lubrication
Mastervolt inverter charger 24v-3kw -100 amps.
Diesel tanks 3 - white 1000 litre, red 1700 Litre
Black sewer tank - 1000 Litre
Grey waster tank - 1000 Litre
Water tanks 2 x 460 Litre
Generator - 10 kva 3 cyl diesel
Victron BMV712 smart battery monitor.
Camos dome satellite system (in Motion)
Solar panels - 4 x New Panasonic 325 watt photovoltaic module - Model VBHN325KJO1
with 2 x Epever 30amp solar charge controllers operating as two separate systems.
Emergency lighting 24v
2 x fire extinguishers
Stainless steel mast.
10 x Zig Zag fenders and 11 round fenders (8 new).
Recently re-painted with two pack paint. - 2019
Gunnels freshly painted June 2019.
Wheelhouse rubbed down June 2019 and had 3 coats of Danish Oil.
All windows also have been treated with Danish Oil.
Taken out of the water 8.7.19, some new anodes fitted and hull re-painted.
Barge has a permanent mooring in the port of Roanne.